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Def Leppard guitarist to tour despite cancer reocurrence

Posted by on June 23, 2015

vivian campbell 2008A few days ago, Def Leppard’s guitarist Vivian Campbell announced via Facebook that his cancer had returned and expressed his grief for possibly missing the band’s upcoming 48-date tour with Styx and Tesla due to his treatment schedule, but sugar has poured on him as his doctor was able to find an alternative way to treat him without interfering with his musical duties, as he explains on his recent Facebook post:

So, so happy to report that I’ve dodged the bullet of radiation. I was due to start a course that would have sidelined me for most of the first leg of the US tour, but my brilliant doctors have steered me towards an alternative course of treatment that will enable me to rejoin the tour this Saturday night in Birmingham Alabama. Furthermore, they’ve tailored future treatments to accommodate the tour schedule so I won’t have to miss any more shows.
I’m so happy and so indebted to the wonderful physicians who have worked so hard on my behalf to make this happen.
See you Saturday!

These are great news for Campbell, who was obviously aggravated for missing out the recently-started tour and I’m sure the news will give him a positive attitude towards his health situation. If you want to give Campbell some positive vibes, make sure to catch the band on the road at the following dates:

Def Leppard, Styx + Tesla 2015 Tour Dates:
6/23 — Tampa, Fla. — MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
6/25 — West Palm Beach, Fla. — Coral Sky Amphitheatre
6/27 — Birmingham, Ala. — Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
6/28 — Atlanta, Ga. — Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
6/30 — Charlotte, N.C. — PNC Music Pavilion
7/2 — Bristow, Va. — Jiffy Lube Live
7/3 — Virginia Beach, Va. — Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
7/5 — Uncasville, Ct. — Mohegan Sun Arena
7/7 — Gilford, Md. — Bank of NH Pavilion at Meadowbrook
7/9 — Mansfield, Mass. — Xfinity Center
7/11, Bethel, NY — Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
7/12 — Darien, N.Y. — Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
7/14 — Toronto, Ontario — Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
7/15 — Youngstown, Ohio — Covelli Centre*
7/17 — Clarkston, Mich. — DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/21 — Mt. Pleasant, Mich. — Soaring eagle Resort & Casino*
7/23 — Saratoga Springs, N.Y. — Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/24 — Wantagh, N.Y. — Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
7/25 — Holmdel, N.J. — PNC Banks Art Center
8/7 — Sturgis, S.D. — Buffalo Chip Campground**
8/8 — Sioux Falls, S.D. — Sioux Falls Arena
8/10 — Oklahoma City, Okla. — Chesapeake Energy Arena*
8/11 — Kansas City, Mo. — Starlight Theatre
8/14 — Sedalia, Mo. — Missouri State Fair*
8/15 — Des Moines, Iowa — Iowa State Fair*
8/17 — Cincinnati, Ohio — Riverbend Music Center
8/18 — Nashville, Tenn. — Bridgestone Arena
8/21 — Dallas, Texas — Gexa Energy Pavilion
8/22 — Woodlands, Texas — Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/23 — Austin, Texas — Austin360 Amphitheater
8/27 — St. Paul, Minn. — Minnesota State Fair*
8/28 — Grand Forks, N.D. — Alerus Center
8/30 — Noblesville, Ind. — Klipsch Music Center
9/1 — Allentown, Pa. — The Great Allentown Fair*
9/3 — Louisville, Ky. — KFC Yum! Center*
9/4 — Maryland Heights, Mo. — Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
9/5 — Tinley Park, Ill. — First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
9/16 — Auburn, Wash. — White River Amphitheatre
9/17 — Ridgefield, Wash. — Amphitheater Northwest
9/19 — Mountain View, Calif. — Shoreline Amphitheatre
9/22 — Chula Vista, Calif. — Sleep Train Amphitheatre
9/23 — Phoenix, Ariz. — Ak-Chin Pavilion
9/25 — Albuquerque, N.M. — Isleta Amphitheater
9/26 — Denver, Colo. — Pepsi Center
9/28 — West Valley City, Utah — USANA Amphitheatre
9/30 — Spokane, Wash. — Spokane Arena*
10/2 — Bozeman, Mont. — Brick Breeden Fieldhouse*
10/4 — Bismarck, N.D. — Bismarck Civic Center*

* — No Styx

** — No Styx & Tesla

 

[via loudwire.com]

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