Le bruit courrait depuis quelques temps, mais l’information est maintenant officielle : Axl Rose (Guns’N’Roses) remplacera Brian Jonhson pour la suite de la tournée Rock or Bust d’AC/DC. Brian Jonhson a dû se désister de son rôle de chanteur suite à d’importants risques de surdité.
Le communiqué suivant a été publié sur le site d’AC/DC :
« 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. »
Les dates européennes :
7 mai Lisbonne, Portugal Passeio Maritimo De Alges / 10 mai Seville, Espagne Estadio De La Cartuja / 13 mai Marseille, France Stade Velodrome / 16 mai Werchter, Belgique Werchter Site / 19 mai Vienna, Autriche Erns-Happel Stadium / 22 mai Prague, Czech Republic Letnany Airport / 26 mai Hamburg, Germany Volksparkstadion / 29 mai Berne, Switzerland Stade De Suisse / 1er juin Leipzig, Germany Red Bull Arena / 4 juin London, England The Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park / 9 juin Manchester, England Etihad Stadium / 12 juin Aarhus, Denmark Ceres Park.