AC/DC On Axl Rose

AC/DC’s official announcement detailing Guns N’ Roses’ Axl Rose singing with the band on its upcoming Europe dates as well as rescheduled U.S. dates is also a farewell to three decades of Brian Johnson.

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United Center, Chicago, Ill.

Johnson, who replaced the late Bon Scott in 1980, announced last month that he was suffering from hearing problems and that doctors had ordered him to stop touring.  After weeks of rumors claiming Rose would step in, the band made it official over the weekend.

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.

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Electric Factory, Philadelphia, Pa.

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, Festivalpark
May 19 – Vienna, Austria, Ernst Happel Stadion
May 22 – Prague, Czech Republic, Letnany Airport
May 26 – Hamburg, Germany  Volksparkstadion
May 29 – Bern, Switzerland, Stade De Suisse
June 1 – Leipzig, Germany, Red Bull Arena
June 4 – London, England, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
June 9 – Manchester, England, Etihad Stadium
June 12 – Aarhus, Denmark ,Ceres Park & Arena