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Vivian Campbell On Health And Touring With REO Speedwagon/Tesla

Wednesday, 2nd March 2016

Vivian Campbell 2015.
Pic by Chele Drappel

Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell has been interviewed by Washington radio and mentioned the upcoming summer tour.

Vivian talked about the 2016 summer tour, memories of past North West shows, his time in the Hollywood United football team, his health, the longevity of the band and past stories from the road.

The summer tour with REO Speedwagon and Tesla was announced on 29th February and lasts until October.

Listen to the full 7 minute interview below.

Visit the Tour News section. For more news on future tour plans.

92.9 KISM - Vivian Campbell Interview Quotes

His Current Health Situation

"I'm doing fine thanks. I'm still dealing with it and probably will be all my life but it's nothing I'm at all concerned about. I'm really, really honestly not worried about it. It's just you know like going to the dentist to me. I mean it's maintenance you know. Every three weeks I go get an infusion of this wonderful drug called Pembrolizumab that is a very experimental drug and it seems to be starting to yield results for me. This is the same drug that Jimmy Carter had that cured his melanoma. So I have a lot of faith in it."

Touring With Tesla/REO Speedwagon

"We've toured with both of those bands many, many times. Tesla have a lot of history with Def Leppard. Lovely guys and just very easy going. Great musicians. Lovely to work with. And same with REO. We toured with them. I'm trying to remember when it was. I think it was probably 2009 or something like that when we last toured with REO. But yeah it'll be a lovely, a lovely experience."

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