Def Leppard took their official Instagram account to share a new post and announced a new event of their guitarist, Phil Collen.
In the announcement, the band revealed that the legendary guitarist will be participating in a fundraiser in June 2021 and stated that it will be a live stream event for the Black Girls Rock Foundation.
Black Girls Rock Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports the empower and elevate women of color. It first founded back in 2006, and they will celebrate the 15th anniversary with this event.
According to the statement, Microsoft will be one of the huge sponsors of this livestream and also, American musician and Rufus singer Chaka Khan will be the face of this fundraiser.
Here is what Def Leppard wrote:
“Announced today, Phil will perform with Chaka Khan at the empowerment brand Black Girls Rock Fundraiser Live Stream on June 18th. Info + tickets for the virtual gala, go to BlackGirlsRock.com
The virtual gala, powered by Microsoft, will be an illustrious celebration of Black Girl Magic featuring phenomenal musical performances by the iconic Queen of Funk Chaka Khan, and Grammy nominated virtuosos Alice Smith and Maimouna Youssef aka MuMu Fresh; DC’s all-female go-go band Bela Dona, Grammy Award-winning gospel singer Tasha Cobbs Leonard, celebrity DJ Aktive, and an exclusive collaboration with Chaka Khan and Def Leppard lead guitarist Phil Collen.
The event will be hosted by esteemed actress Tatyana Ali and hip-hop icon MC Lyte, with appearances by acclaimed actor Wood Harris, GRAMMY® Award winning artist Estelle and more.”
You can check out the picture the band shared below.