AC/DC are losing yet another member. After founding guitarist Malcolm Young left in 2014 following a dementia diagnosis, drummer Phil Rudd split due to some legal difficulties and singer Brian Johnson had to step aside this year because of a battle with hearing loss, longtime bassist Cliff Williams has now announced that he's retiring.
After touring across Europe, AC/DC have announced full details of their rescheduled U.S. tour dates. Their Rock or Bust World Tour returns to America for ten final shows in August and September 2016. They are in Greensboro, Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta, Columbus, Cleveland. Detroit, Buffalo, New York, Washington and Philadelphia. Original tickets will be honored for all rescheduled dates, refunds are available at point of purchase. AC/DC's current line-up of Angus Young, Cliff Williams, Stevie Young, Chris Slade and Axl Rose are set to continue their global trek with a return, for the final leg, to the USA.
Since frontman Brian Johnson could no longer perform with AC/DCdue to hearing loss, and the band announced that Axl Rose will be their new live vocalist for the upcoming tours, many fans aren't happy with the choice. In fact, 7,000 Belgian fans want their money back for the tickets they bought. Fans have been offered similar refunds for the 12 other dates on the European tour, which kicks off in Lisbon, Portugal on May 7th and runs until June 12th.
Yes, the rumours were true, after all. Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose will be fronting AC/DC when the Rock Or Bust tour resumes. Rose was seen exiting the same Atlanta rehearsal studio as the band. Today, the Aussies released an official statement confirming that Axl Rose will join them on vocals on their European tour and then also on the rescheduled U.S. shows.
The latest rumour involving Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose turned out to be true. The Guns N' Rosesreunion is happening and there are shows announced already. However, there is a new rumour involving Axl Rose and this time it is linked with AC/DC. As you know, the hard rock legends postponed their U.S. tour as singer, Brian Johnson, has been advised by doctors to stop touring or risk total hearing loss. TMZ has now published photos of the Guns N' Roses frontman and the AC/DC band members leaving the same Atlanta rehearsal studio, fueling speculation that he will tour with the band.
Bad news for AC/DC fans who were planning on seeing them live in the upcoming weeks and also for their frontman. The band has been forced to reschedule the 10 upcoming dates on the U.S. leg of their Rock Or Bust World Tour. AC/DC's lead singer, Brian Johnson, has been advised by doctors to stop touring immediately or risk total hearing loss. Today's show in Atlanta through Madison Square Garden in New York, NY in early April will be made up later in the year, likely with a guest vocalist.
AC/DC are about to hit the road in the U.S. soon and they have filed a lawsuit to get a judge's order that it can use to direct federal marshals, and authorize local and state police and agents hired by the company to seize bootleg T-shirts and similar items during the band's upcoming U.S. tour, according to TMZ.
Legendary Australian rockers AC/DC will embark on the next leg of their Rock or Bust World Tour in February. The 20-show trek kicks off February 2nd in Tacoma, Washington and concludes on April 4th at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The American Tour date announcement comes after a massive year for the band, with them kicking off the 57th annual Grammy Awards, headlining at Coachella, and completing 28 shows in Europe, 14 shows in North America and 11 shows in Australia/New Zealand.
Australian hard rockers AC/DC faced various technical problems in a Wellington, New Zealand concert last night. Fans were left "thunderstruck" after the band was forced from the stage at Westpac Stadium because of technical problems caused by strong winds and rain. The band had played just two songs before being forced from the stage and returned almost an hour later. Local promoter Sandra Roberts said the band stopped the show while power problems affecting the sound quality were fixed.
The band was off stage for more than 30 minutes, leaving a crowd of about 30,000 fans waiting in wet and windy weather conditions. Roberts said the band had been eager to return to the stage as soon as they could. Wild Wellington weather was almost certainly the cause of the electrical fault, she said.
UPDATE: Now we know why drummer Phil Rudd was arrested again. He has been remanded on bail after being caught allegedly consuming and possessing alcohol while on home detention. The 61-year-old drummer appeared in Tauranga District Court over a breach in conditions of an eight-month home detention sentence handed down to him this month. Rudd is expected to return to court on August 3rd to answer the latest charge.
Phil Rudd, drummer of AC/DC, now has an official sentence for threatening to kill and drug possession charges. While not being sentenced to jail, he must serve eight months of home detention. Judge Ingram told Rudd he would end up behind bars if he breached any of the conditions of his sentence, which includes 24-hour monitoring at his waterfront home.
AC/DC have announced two New Zealand tour dates but Tauranga-based drummer Phil Rudd will not be playing with the band. Tour manager Garry Van Egmond confirmed Rudd would not be playing in any of the New Zealand concerts. Drummer Chris Slade will be behind the kit.
AC/DC are currently performing with Chris Slade as their drummer since Phil Rudd is involved in a Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap case. Well, Rudd, 60, has pleaded guilty in Tauranga District Court to one charge of threatening to kill, as well as possession of cannabis and methamphetamine - charges he had earlier pleaded not guilty to. A second threatening to kill charge was withdrawn, according to The New Zealand Herald. The record shows that Rudd made calls to a colleague asking to have his former assistant "taken out."
Australian rockers AC/DC haven't stopped since they released their new album Rock Or Bust and today they have unveiled a new video for the tune "Rock The Blues Away". You can see it on the YouTube player below. The band will have a busy next few months as well with tour dates scheduled for Europe in May, June and July and later in North America.
North American dates for AC/DC's Rock Or Bust world tour have been announced. The North American dates kick off on August 22nd in Foxborough, MA at Gillette Stadium and run through September 28th in Los Angeles, CA at Dodger Stadium. Previously announced European dates on the Rock Or Bust world tour begin on May 5th in The Netherlands and run through late July. Check out the new shows confirmed by the band below.