It’s official: Axl Rose confirmed as singer for AC/DC upcoming tour

Posted by on April 17, 2016

angus young with guns n rosesThe speculations are over. After weeks grabbing every bit and piece of information available, we can finally say that Axl Rose will be the new singer for AC/DC ‘Rock or Bust’ world tour, including the 10 postponed dates in the US. The news came from AC/DC hours before Guns N’ Roses took over the stage in Coachella this past Saturday 16th.  AC/DC revealed the news with the following statement:

“AC/DC will resume their Rock Or Bust World Tour with Axl Rose joining on vocals.

“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 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.”

The North American dates remaining on the tour will be announced in the near future but you can get the European dates listed below:

May 07 – 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
Jun. 01 – Leipzig, Germany – Red Bull Arena
Jun. 04 – London, UK – The Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Jun. 09 – Manchester, UK – Etihad Stadium
Jun. 12 – Aarhus, Denmark – Ceres Park

The timing for the announcement was topped hours after when guitarist Angus Young joined GN’R on stage during the Coachella show to perform the AC/DC classics “Riff Raff” and “Whole Lotta Rosie.” You can watch several videos of the collaboration below.









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