Monday, April 18, 2016

It's official: Axl Rose to front AC/DC on tour

Now the rumors have been confirmed: Axl Rose will replace AC/DC's Brian Johnson for the Aussie hard rockers' remaining Euro tour dates. Rose appeared at the first Coachella Festival in Indio, Calif. over the weekend and will reappear next weekend.

Here's the official 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. 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.

AC/DC 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

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

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