AC/DC Forced To Reschedule Tour – Brian Johnson Forced To Stop Touring -Possible Guest Vocalist

AC/DC 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. First it was the loss of Malcolm Young to touring due to dementia, then the legal issues of drummer Phil Rudd and now the loss of Brian Johnson from live shows has got to be a big blow to the band.

Tomorrow’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, says a press release form the band.  More information regarding these rescheduled shows to come. Current ticket holders can hold on to their tickets for the rescheduled dates or receive a refund at point of purchase.




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  1. Its a shame all these bands hang around long past their prime. Angus looks silly running around out there trying to look like a youngster when he is half bald. Brian Johnson never was a front man. I saw AC/DC back in 77 when they had a real front man in in Bonn Scott and Angus really did have the energy back then. SHAME

    1. The still tour because they still give better performances than most bands. They also sell out every performance, so apparently there are millions of us who disagree with you. I saw them Feb 29 and they were fantastic. Unfortunately the newer bands do not perform well so the older bands have the best concerts. I saw Van Halen this year and Heart last year and they were fantastic as well.

    2. i disagree frank….i just saw them in st. paul and i also saw them in 2001….although bon scott was a better singer…the recent show in st. paul was the best ive ever seen….of any band…the energy that angus still has is amazing and brian never sounded better….i didnt expect much because of their age but i was blown away…….they were much better then in 2001

    3. Brian never a front man? Huh? Whether you like it or not, AC/DC is one of the biggest bands in the world selling out STADIUMS WORLDWIDE. Not to mention that Brian is the frontman on one of the top selling records of all time of all genres. By any objective standard, your comment is nothing short of inane.

      Too bad you are stuck back in the 70s. The world has moved on. You may think Angus looks silly, but the sell-out stadium crowds obviously think otherwise. So one of the greatest blues guitar players of all time is supposed to stop because he’s aged? You’re just lame. Facts are facts. Dolt.

  2. Who cares how old they are Frank. You are so disrespectful. Guys like these set the standard for heavy metal and still draw huge crowds. They still have more talent in their little toe than any new metal band to come out in the last 20 years. If you seen them in 77, then I can pretty much guess your age. Seems to me you forgot your rock and roll roots. Talk about SHAME.


  4. I am so heartbroken! I’ve been an Angus fan for years! Take the doctors advice Brian! Your health is more important. This band will always go down in history in my book!

  5. Too bad they just could not play one more night. Bummed last night show here in Atlanta was canceled. I lost 3000 in ticket sales. Sucks I had to give my money back to stubhub. I can understand though. I saw AC/DC in 2009. The concert was so loud I needed ear plugs. Loudest concert ever I went to and I have been to hundreds. I wish him well but nobody is going to pay big money for a substitute singer.

  6. With all respect to Brian, it is intriguing to think about who they would put in there as a replacement singer. The knee-jerk reactions is, “What? Impossible.” That said…

    I think the lads will consider three factors:
    1. Power. Brian is arguably the most powerful singer in the world. A replacement has to deliver that level of power.
    2. Gravitas. You can’t foist upon the fans some “replacement” singer. Brian is the real thing.
    3. Coolness. Angus is running the show and he’s old school cool. He doesn’t do the rockstar thing and isn’t into high falutin nonsense.

    Meeting those three requirements, who is your vote? It’s great trivia. I have two nominations.

    A. Mick Jagger. What he may lack in power, he holds in gravitas and coolness. Mick is a friend of the band and quite frankly, it would be a total blast to see Jagger do it. And he’s one of the only few on that level who can pull it off. He’d struggle with Back In Black and For Those About the Rock (two of their hardest songs to sing), but deliver such tunes as Whole Lotta Rosie with aplomb.

    B. Rob Halford. Second to Brian, arguably the most powerful singer in the world. Gravitas, Halford has it all. He’s a singer who rock stars look up to. He’s the real deal. And Rob is cool. Come on, he fronted Judas Priest!! And did I mention: he has the power!

    As a runner up, James Hetsfield could pull it off, but I don’t think he’s old school cool enough for Angus. I’m not downing James in any way. I’m just saying that I don’t see Angus asking him to sing for his band. But James has the power and everything else.

    I’m interested in your nominations. Cheers.

  7. Not the news I wanted to see this morning. My son and I have had tix for the Greensboro show since the day they went on sale. Been looking forward to this for months > won’t go see a fill-in singer. Hope Brian can recover and they reschedule when we can make the trip.

    This band can still kick @$$ and they are putting the newer “rock” bands (and I use that term very loosely) to shame!

    There’s only one way to the top if you wanna rock ‘n’ roll!

  8. First of all, the dudes health is more important than anything, the dude who just lost 3000 tickets or whatever B.S., you sound like you are just trying to make money off them. As far as Bon vs Brian,, thats two different deals. Lastly, how many rock and roll bands are out there now, how many radio stations play rick and roll. Its all Country music now. You should be kissing their ass for wanting to still go at it and tour. Plus, are all the people who do pay to go see them sale out arenas, are they full of shit. I think the few critics on here are the ones that are full of shit. One day soon, you wont even have any rock and roll bands to shit on. Dumb ass critics.

  9. I saw them in 2009 at the Forum in Inglewood Ca, I didn’t have the greatest seats but at the end of the concert I lost all my hearing for a day and a half. Same thing happened in 1979 in Norfolk Va with Bon Scott. I loved it being so loud, I had seen The Who in 2009 and was so disappointed they had turned down the volume so much it ruined the show. But with that said, I always wondered how AC/DC could manage to perform every night without damaging their hearing.

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