Quality fan-filmed video footage of DEF LEPPARD’s May 17 performance at PPL Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania can be seen below.
Earlier in the year, DEF LEPPARD was forced to postpone the last ten dates of its tour with STYX and TESLA due to LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott suffering from vocal issues. Speaking to the Corpus Christi, Texas radio station C101, DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen said: “We toured nine months last year and Joe was actually touring with walking pneumonia for most of the time. And when he got better… He actually got a nasty cough just after Christmas, after pneumonia had gone, [he got] this awful hacking cough. So that’s really what kind of messed him up. You know, when we’d done these dates in Florida… We’d only done one show and, all of a sudden, his voice just kind of went out. And the doctor said, ‘Look, you’ve gotta stop singing for a month.’ So he’s doing great now. He’s actually all back to normal.”
A while back, Joe Elliott told The Pulse Of Radio that there’s nothing more important than staying healthy on the road, and explained how he preps strenuously before each and every one of the band’s tours. “I’ve seen a lot of people start a tour out, and then three days into the tour have to cancel at least a couple of gigs ‘cause they’ve blown their voice out,” he said. “So what I try and do is make the first gig we do actually the 20th that my body’s done, and I have my blowout 17 days before the tour starts. It’s a muscle. You’ve just got to stretch it and get it into shape.”
Last October, DEF LEPPARD released its eleventh album, titled “Def Leppard”, which peaked at No. 10 on The Billboard 200 album chart.