The rumours have now been confirmed. Axl Rose will be joining AC/DC for the remaining dates on their European Rock or Bust tour. “AC/DC will resume their Rock Or Bust World Tour with Axl Rose joining on vocals,” the band have announced in a statement. Rose will take the place of Brian Johnson, who was forced to stop touring, citing that if he continued on he could suffer “total hearing loss.”
The band has released a statement for all fans: “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 fulfil 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.” In the statement, AC/DC added that the 10 U.S. shows postponed by Johnson’s immediate departure will also be rescheduled with Rose handling the vocals.
AC/DC: European Tour Dates 2016
07 May – Lisbon, Portugal @ Passeio Maritimo De Alges
10 May – Seville, Spain @ Estadio De La Cartuja
13 May – Marseille, France @ Stade Velodrome
16 May – Werchter, Belgium @ Werchter Site
19 May – Vienna, Austria @ Erns-Happel Stadium
22 May – Prague, Czech Republic @ Letnany Airport
26 May – Hamburg, Germany @ Volksparkstadion
29 May – Berne, Switzerland @ Stade De Suisse
01 June – Leipzig, Germany @ Red Bull Arena
04 June – London, England @ The Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
09 June – Manchester, England @ Etihad Stadium
12 June – Aarhus, Denmark @ Ceres Park