With AC/DC’s lead vocalist Brian Johnson forced to abruptly quit touring with the group of risk of “total hearing loss,” the iconic band has recruited Guns N’ Roses Axl Rose. “AC/DC will resume their Rock Or Bust World Tour with Axl Rose joining on vocals,” the band announced in a statement over the weekend.
They would go on to honor Johnson in their statement, “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,” the band said.
“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.”
Rose will join the band for its first European show in Lisbon, Portugal on 7 May, and run through June 12 in Aarhus, Denmark as previously announced.
AC/DC with Axl Rose European Tour Dates
May 7 – Lisbon, Portugal @ Passeio Maritimo De Alges
May 10 – Seville, Spain @ Estadio De La Cartuja
May 13 – Marseille, France @ Stade Velodrome
May 16 – Werchter, Belgium @ Werchter Site
May 19 – Vienna, Austria @ Erns-Happel Stadium
May 22 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Letnany Airport
May 26 – Hamburg, Germany @ Volksparkstadion
May 29 – Berne, Switzerland @ Stade De Suisse
June 1 – Leipzig, Germany @ Red Bull Arena
June 4 – London, England @ The Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
June 9 – Manchester, England @ Etihad Stadium
June 12 – Aarhus, Denmark @ Ceres Park