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4 Years Ago DEF LEPPARD Postpone All February Tour Dates

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Def Leppard were forced to postpone all upcoming tour dates on this day in February 2016 due to Joe Elliott's vocal problems.

Rick Allen had confirmed a day earlier that Joe had been told by a doctor he needed to rest his voice for at least one month in order to recover from his laryngitis. If not he may permanently damage his voice.

The band and all venues confirmed the postponements a day later.

Most postponed shows were eventually rescheduled and played in May 2016 but three had to be cancelled.

13 shows with Styx and Tesla were announced in October 2015 for January and February 2016.

The first of those shows in Greensboro, NC was postponed earlier that week.

The Orlando, FL was then postponed at the last minute only a few hours before show time.

The last time the band had had to cancel or postpone that many shows was in October 2009. All 23 shows running from 22nd October to 28th November 2009 were cancelled on the 16th October.

A statement at the time said - "...we don't take cancelling shows lightly, but unfortunately life's commitments need to be the priority.". Joe later revealed it was he who wanted the tour scrapped so he could be with his wife as she prepared for the birth of their son (born in December that year).

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Def Leppard 2016 - US Tour Dates w/ Styx/Tesla

The Morning Call - News Quotes

Rock group Def Leppard, scheduled to play Allentown's PPL Center with Styx and Tesla on Feb. 17, has postponed the rest of the dates on its winter tour, including the Allentown stop, due to an unspecified illness, the arena just announced.

In all, 10 dates were postponed, starting with Feb. 2 in San Antonio, Texas and finishing the Allentown date.

The dates will be rescheduled, with new dates will be announced soon, PPL Center said.

It said tickets will be honored on the rescheduled dates.

Def Leppard - Press Release Quote

DEF LEPPARD has postponed the remaining dates on their Winter 2016 tour due to illness. All shows from Feb. 2 (San Antonio, TX) through Feb. 17 (Allentown, PA) will be rescheduled including the previously postponed dates in Greensboro, NC (Jan. 27) and Orlando, FL (Jan. 30).

Def Leppard with Styx and Tesla scheduled for Feb. 9 @ Verizon Arena has been Postponed. The new date will be announced soon.

Posted by Verizon Arena on Monday, February 1, 2016

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