It’s Official: Axl Rose As Lead Singer For Remainder of AC/DC ‘Rock or Bust’ Tour

As Guns N’ Roses were about to take the stage for their big Coachella gig,  AC/DC formally announced that Axl Rose will temporarily join the band as lead vocalist for the remaining dates of their Rock or Bust Tour.

“AC/DC will resume their Rock Or Bust World Tour with Axl Rose joining on vocals,” the band announced in a statement Saturday. Rose will take the place of longtime AC/DC vocalist Brian Johnson, who had to quit as lead singer with the group or risk “total hearing loss.”

“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,” the band said. “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.”

The band continued, “The European stadium tour dates begin on May 7 in Lisbon, Portugal and run through June 12 in Aarhus, Denmark as previously announced. 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.”

Rose is no newbie to the AC/DC catalog and has often expressed his fandom to the band, and Guns N’ Roses has played “Riff Raff” in the setlist along with “Whole Lotta Rosie.”

AC/DC added that the 10 U.S. shows postponed by Johnson’s sudden departure will also be rescheduled with Rose handling vocals.

AC/DC with Axl Rose European Tour Dates
May 7 – Lisbon, Portugal @ Passeio Maritimo De Alges
May 10 – Seville, Spain @ Estadio De La Cartuja
May 13 – Marseille, France @ Stade Velodrome
May 16 – Werchter, Belgium @ Werchter Site
May 19 – Vienna, Austria @ Erns-Happel Stadium
May 22 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Letnany Airport
May 26 – Hamburg, Germany @ Volksparkstadion
May 29 – Berne, Switzerland @ Stade De Suisse
June 1 – Leipzig, Germany @ Red Bull Arena
June 4 – London, England @ The Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
June 9 – Manchester, England @ Etihad Stadium
June 12 – Aarhus, Denmark @ Ceres Park

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