Def Leppard Cancels Canadian Dates Due To Illness


April 12, 2008

Def Leppard has announced that due to an upper respiratory tract infection affecting the band’s lead singer, Joe Elliott, the band will be postponing their upcoming Canadian tour dates. The band’s tour, which was arranged in support of their new album release, kicked off earlier this month with the Canadian leg scheduled to commence this evening in Quebec City.

Elliott has been suffering with an upper respiratory tract infection for the past two days and has been advised by doctors that he needs to rest.

“I am disappointed that we can’t perform the shows in Canada,” said Joe Elliott. “The band and I really look forward to coming back to play soon.”

The following Def Leppard dates are postponed:

Fri. April 11th – Quebec City, QC (Colisee Pepsi Arena)
Sat. April 12th – Ottawa, ON (Scotiabank Place)
Sun. April 13th – Hamilton, ON (Copps Arena)
Wed. April 16th – Winnipeg, MB (MTS Centre)

Def Leppard hopes to resume their North America tour on April 18th in Grand Rapids, MI.

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