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Def Leppard Guitarist Vivian Campbell Celebrates 54th Birthday

Thursday, 25th August 2016

Def Leppard 2016.
Pic by Chele Drappel

Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell celebrates his 54th birthday today in the USA on the 2016 summer tour.

Vivian was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland on this day in 1962 to parents Vivian Snr. and Mary.

He is currently with the band on the 2016 North American summer tour which played Dallas, TX last night and continues tomorrow in Kansas City, MO.

View some current live photos of Vivian from the 2016 tour and read Joe's introduction from last nights show.

Joe and Phil recently gave updates on Vivian's health as he continues to schedule touring around trips back to Los Angeles for his Immunotherapy treatment. A treatment that appears to be working and allows him to continue touring.

Vivian will release a new studio album with old band Riverdogs some time in 2017.

He is also due to tour the US, UK and Europe later this year and in 2017 with Last In Line with the final details yet to be confirmed/announced.

Vivian Campbell Live 2016 - Birthday Photo Gallery

Photos by Chele Drappel/Curt Taft/Michelle Lydon.

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Dallas, TX 24th August - Vivian Campbell/Armageddon It Intro

"Thank you. Thank you very much Dallas. Oh yeah. How ya doing?. Look who's here. Look who's here. And well, it ain't the most well kept secret in the world but tomorrow is Vivian's birthday. So I think it only fitting that everybody in here sing Happy Birthday to Vivian. What do you think?. Can you do that?. Are you ready?. (Happy Birthday sung) - Now that's better than cake. Well done, awesome. That's the most in tune 15,000 people I've ever heard. Well done. Not only is it his birthday. It's just good that he's here because you know what's been going on. So I'm just gonna say this. Please make a lot of noise for a very happy and healthy Vivian Campbell."

Joe Elliott - 11th August Interview Quotes

"Well, I spoke to him the other day and you know every time we have a break he's goes back to top up his situation. You know he goes to see the doctors to see how things are going. And I said to him the other day. I said how is it and he said it's getting better all the time."

"So you know it's something that it's an ongoing battle with him but he's dealing with it and it does seem to be that this new treatment that he's on seems to be working. In the fact that it's shrinking the tumours and all that kind of stuff."

"I mean I look at him everyday and he doesn't look ill. You know what I mean. So it's kind of a very difficult one. You know it's not physical in the sense of like he's somebody that's got a broken arm or there's a big gash in their arm and you can see it. With what Viv's got, and other similar diseases, you can't see it. Signs of it would be attitude or you know just not looking healthy or just feeling sorry for yourself or whatever. And he does neither of those things."

"So you know he just gets up there and plays with a smile on his face and he seems to be winning the battle."

Phil Collen - 19th August Interview Quotes

"He's great. He's doing good. He's stabilised the cancer and that. He's on some - whatever the drug is he's taking at the moment. And that seems to be working. So no he's doing really well."

"He still does. He still has to schedule stuff in and stuff like that. But he's got that under control and like I said that really works out well."

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