Axl Rose Will Join AC/DC On Tour As Their New Lead Singer
Mon, 18 Apr 2016 11:05:37
Before Axl Rose heads out on his Guns N' Roses Not In This Lifetime tour, he will join up with AC/DC to complete their European Rock or Bust tour. Axl will be taking the place of Bryan Johnson, who was forced to quit touring with the group due to the possibility of total hearing loss, reports Rolling Stone.
The band made a statement on the AC/DC website saying, "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."
Axl performed on Saturday with Guns N' Roses at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The Not In This Lifetime tour is set to begin June 23rd at Detroit, Michigan's Ford field.
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