Def Leppard will be back in action this spring, despite frontman Joe Elliott's vocal problems that forced the postponement of 10 shows on the group's most recent U.S. tour.
Elliott and the group had to put the shows off to ensure the singer's long-term health, guitarist Vivian Campbell tells Billboard: "A doctor stuck a camera down his throat the day we postponed the last show (Feb. 2 in San Antonio) and told him that if he didn't stop singing he'd have no career left. That's the bad news. The good news is that same doctor is equally confident that he does not need surgery of any sort. He just needs rest for a couple months. He should be fine." Elliott has also missed one performance during Def Leppard's Hysteria on the High Seas cruise during January.
Def Leppard plans to make up the postponed shows in May and then go on with a planned North American tour in June. The window opened partially because Campbell's other band, Last In Line, scrapped its spring tour after bassist Jimmy Bain died last month.