DEF LEPPARD Singer’s Father Dies

DEF LEPPARD singer Joe Elliott‘s father, who had been ill for a number of weeks, passed away in a U.K. hospital.

Commented DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen: “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.”

The following DEF LEPPARD shows with HEART have been postponed and are being rescheduled:

Jul. 09 – Bristol, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
Jul. 10 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Jul. 12 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Jul. 13 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
Jul. 15 – Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

Rescheduled dates so far:

Jul. 27 – Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
Jul. 28 – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Tinley Park, IL

DEF LEPPARD‘s new album, “Mirror Ball”, sold around 20,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 16 on The Billboard 200 chart.

“Mirror Ball” is available exclusively at Walmart and Sam’s Club locations in the United States and Canada. The album includes a 50-minute DVD that contains live performances and intimate backstage footage of the band captured on the road. A special limited vinyl edition is also available. “Mirror Ball” is also available online, marking the first time the band’s music was officially available for digital purchase.