AC/DC announce U.S. tour dates with Axl Rose
AC/DC have confirmed the rescheduled American dates for their Rock or Bust World Tour. The fresh itinerary kicks off Aug. 27 in Greensboro, N.C. and concludes Sept. 20 in Philadelphia. Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose, who filled in for AC/DC’s vocalist Brian Johnson for a string of European gigs last month, will once again front the legendary Australian hard rock group.
When Johnson learned he was at risk of total hearing loss in March, AC/DC postponed the remainder of their American tour, which had yet to make its stops in cities like Washington, D.C., Atlanta, and New York. The new dates hit all the locations where concerts were previously postponed, although in a slightly different order.
“I cannot imagine going forward without being part of [AC/DC], but for now I have no choice,” Johnson, who joined the band in 1980 after the death of singer Bon Scott, wrote in an April statement. “The one thing for certain is that I will always be with AC/DC at every show in spirit, if not in person. … Finally, I wish to assure our fans that I am not retiring,” he said. “My doctors have told me that I can continue to record in studios and I intend to do that … I am hoping that in time my hearing will improve and allow me to return to live concert performances.”
AC/DC’s announcement ensures Rose won’t get much time off following Guns N’ Roses’ summer tour. The singer, who has dealt with a broken bone in his left foot, will tour North America with his primary band until Aug. 22, when the Not In This Lifetime Tour concludes and he travels across the country to hit the road with AC/DC days later.
Original tickets will be honored for all the shows and that refunds are available at the point of purchase, according to a press release. Check out AC/DC’s updated itinerary below.
Aug. 27: Greensboro, North Carolina — Greensboro Coliseum
Aug. 30: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida — BB&T Center
Sept. 1: Atlanta, Georgia — Phillips Arena
Sept. 4: Columbus, Ohio — Nationwide Arena
Sept. 6: Cleveland, Ohio — Quicken Loans Arena
Sept. 9: Detroit, Michigan — The Palace
Sept. 11: Buffalo, New York — First Niagara Center
Sept. 14: New York, New York — Madison Square Garden
Sept. 17: Washington, D.C. — Verizon Center
Sept. 20: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — Wells Fargo Center