Def Leppard’s Phil Collen Rejoins The North American Tour

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 22: Guitarist Phil Collen of Def Leppard performs on the opening night of "VIVA Hysteria!," the band's 11-show residency, at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on March 22, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images for Def Leppard)

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Phil Collen of Def Leppard recently rejoined again in the band’s co-headlining tour of North America with Journey last May 30 in Cincinnati, OH. You can check the videos below.

Phil Collen had to leave the band last May 25 just days after they opened in Hartford. His sudden leave was about dealing “a family emergency.”

Steve Brown (Trixter’s guitarist) had taken for a while to handles Collen’s position due to his absence with the band. Browned managed to perform three shows with Def Leppard during the week in Hershey, PA (May 25), Buffalo, NY (May 26), and Cleveland, OH (May 28).

Brown seems to be the first choice to play the similar role for Def Leppard, last 2014 Def Leppard asked for his assistance to handle’s Vivian Cambell position when he was off the road to undergo treatment for cancer.

The group is still keeping it silent and hasn’t shared any information regarding Collen’s “family emergency.”

The band’s ongoing tour with Journey will likely end in Los Angeles in early October. For more information regarding their 58-city tour with Journey, go straight right here: One Of The Biggest Rock n Roll Tour Might Hit Your State This Year

Just recently, Def Leppard released their first of four career-spanning box sets; “Volume One” which features their first four studio albums and packed with bonus live and studio material.