Australia’s hard rockers AC/DC have officially announced that Brian Johnson’s replacement for the remainder of their Rock Or Bust World Tour will be none other than Guns N’ Roses frontman, Axl Rose.
AC/DC released the following statement:
“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.”
Following this announcement there are still so many questions: Will the fans take kindly to this change in line up? Are the rumors of Brian Johnson being kicked to the curb true? Will Axl get to the stage on time? I guess only time will tell…