While we’ve known that AC/DC are doing something in the studio, it looks like they’ll be taking to the stage before year’s end. Singer Brian Johnson, who hosts the U.K. series Cars That Rock, stated that he’ll be taking a hiatus from the show to concentrate on touring with the band. You probably didn’t know that Johnson has a car racing website, but he does, and he left the following message on it:
Hello everyone, i just wanted to thank everyone for their kind words about Cars That Rock. Your encouragement means a lot to me. This was my first ever go at presenting a TV series and even though it may not show, i was real nervous and so am very relieved that you all seem to be enjoying it. We hope to bring you more shows in the near future but, of course, there is the slight distraction of my day job with AC/DC – and it looks very likely that we will be on the road again before the end of the year. So stand by for more music – and more Cars That Rock. thanks – Brian
So there you have it. It looks like there will presumably be an AC/DC album coming this fall, since they probably wouldn’t be hitting the road without an accompanying album. It’s in keeping with Johnson’s statement earlier this year that the band were hoping to play 40 shows for the band’s 40th anniversary. Sadly, they’ll be doing so without Malcolm Young, who’s taking a health-related hiatus from the band.