AC/DC to Move Forward With Axl Rose

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There has been widespread speculation that Axl Rose would be replacing Brian Johnson for the remainder of the AC/DC tour, and thanks to an official press release, the rumors have been confirmed.

Last month, the band announced on their website that the US tour dates would have to be rescheduled with a guest vocalist, due to Brian Johnson facing medical complications. With a press release posted to the band’s website, we now have confirmation that Axl Rose will fill the position for the remainder of the tour before embarking on his tour with Guns N’ Roses.

The band had this to say:
“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 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 ”

US Stops to be Rescheduled:
Atlanta, GA                 Philips Arena

Ft. Lauderdale, FL      BB&T Center

Greensboro, NC         Greensboro Coliseum

Washington, DC         Verizon Center

Detroit, MI                  The Palace

Columbus, OH           Nationwide Arena

Cleveland, OH           Quicken Loans Arena

Buffalo, NY                First Niagara Center

Philadelphia, PA        Wells Fargo Center

New York, NY           Madison Square Garden