After singer Brian Johnson was ordered to stop touring immediately, due to hearing loss, the internet has been rife about who might replace the AC/DC frontman.
It has now been confirmed by the band that Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose will be taking up the reigns for their upcoming Rock Or Bust World Tour. In a statement on their website AC/DC posted the following:
“AC/DC band members would like to thank Brian Johnson for his contributions and dedication to the band throughout the years. We wish him all the best with his hearing issues and future ventures. As much as we want this tour to end as it started, we understand, respect and support Brian’s decision to stop touring and save his hearing.
We are dedicated to fulfilling the remainder of our touring commitments to everyone that has supported us over the years, and are fortunate that Axl Rose has kindly offered his support to help us fulfill this commitment. AC/DC will resume their Rock Or Bust World Tour with Axl Rose joining on vocals.
The European stadium tour dates begin on May 7 in Lisbon, Portugal and run through June 12 in Aarhus, Denmark as previously announced (see below for full itinerary). Following this European run of dates with AC/DC, Axl Rose will head out on his Guns N Roses, Not In This Lifetime Summer Stadium Tour. The 10 postponed U.S shows will be rescheduled and announced imminently, also with Axl Rose.”
Guitarist Angus Young joined Guns N’ Roses onstage last night at their headline show at Coachella Festival – check out the footage below:
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