As we reported a few weeks ago, AC/DC today confirmed that Guns ‘N Roses singer Axl Rose will step in to replace an ill Brian Johnson and sing for AC/DC.
This means that AC/DC will be able to fulfill their obligation to complete the remainder of their USA tour.
The timing is a little tricky however as Axl is meant to be with Gun ‘N Roses for their Coachella tour this year also. It has been announced however that before the GN’R’s `not in this Lifetime Tour’ begins, Axl will first join AC/DC for the remaining dates of their ‘Rock or Bust’ tour.
“AC/DC will resume their Rock Or Bust World Tour with Axl Rose joining on vocals,” announced AC/DC in a statement.
” Axl Rose will take the place of longtime AC/DC vocalist Brian Johnson, who was forced to quit touring with the group or risk “total hearing loss.”
“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.”
“The European stadium tour dates begin on May 7 in Lisbon, Portugal and run through June 12 in Aarhus, Denmark as previously announced. 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.”
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