Entertainment Def Leppard postpones concerts to Feb. 17 Def Leppard has canceled shows to Feb. 17 because of lead singer Joe Elliott's illness. The band was scheduled to play at the Barclays Center Feb. 16. Photo Credit: AFP/Getty Images / GENT SHKULLAKU By Frank Lovece Special to Newsday Updated February 2, 2016 5:41 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email The venerable British heavy-metal band Def Leppard is postponing several tour dates, including one locally, due to illness. A posting on the group’s website said all shows from Tuesday’s San Antonio concert to Feb. 17 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, will be rescheduled, with existing tickets honored. The band, which was scheduled to play Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Feb. 16, is touring in support of its eleventh studio album, the eponymous “Def Leppard,” released in October. Drummer Rick Allen tweeted, “The doctor basically said that if [singer] Joe [Elliott] continues to sing without resting his throat for a month he might do permanent damage.” By Frank Lovece Special to Newsday Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.