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Def Leppard Cancel String Of Tourdates

BRISTOL VA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The rock band Def Leppard has been forced to postpone a string of dates following the passing of the band's front man Joe Elliot's father.

Def Leppard has been on the road this summer touring with the band Heart.

In a statement posted on the band's website, guitarist Phil Collen wrote "Sending my condolences to Joe and his mum over the sad loss of his dad Joe, Sr. I have great memories of Joe's dad and we're all here to support Joe through a rough time. Thank you everyone for your thoughts for his family."

Affected dates include:

Jul. 09 – Bristol, VA – Jiffy Lube Live (Now July 31st)
Jul. 10 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center (Now August 2nd)
Jul. 12 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater (Now July 30)
Jul. 13 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center (Now Aug. 3rd.)
Jul. 15 – Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre (Now July 28th)

– CelebrityAccess Staff Writers