Def Leppard cancels N.American tour dates

Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:12am EDT
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LONDON (Reuters Life!) - British rock band Def Leppard has canceled the third leg of its North American tour due to unspecified "personal matters," the group said on its website.

The third leg of the tour had been scheduled to open on October 22 and end on November 28 in Beaumont, Texas.

"We know how truly blessed we are to have such committed fans," the band said in a statement.

"That's why we've agonized over this decision. Even if just a single concert, we don't take cancelling shows lightly, but unfortunately life's commitments need to be the priority."

Tickets will be refunded at the point of purchase, the band added.

(Reporting by Mike Collett-White)

<p>British rock band Def Leppard pose for a photo after their performance live on NBC's 'Today' show in New York in this May 27, 2005 file photo. REUTERS/Albert Ferreira</p>