Australian rock elders AC/DC postponed remaining dates on their US tour after singer Brian Johnson was warned he risked total deafness.
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Doctors have advised Johnson to "stop touring immediately or risk total hearing loss,” which is the most frightening thing a musician can ever hear.
AC/DC, famous for playing at painfully high decibels, said it would play the 10 remaining US shows at later dates but "likely with a guest vocalist."
Brian Johnson, known for his trademark cap and a voice that strains the vocal cords, joined the band in 1980 after singer Bon Scott died following a night of heavy drinking.
The delayed shows include a concert due Tuesday in Atlanta as well as an April 4 show at Madison Square Garden in New York.
It remained unclear whether the band would be able to pursue the European leg of their "Rock or Bust" tour that is scheduled to begin on May 7 in Lisbon.
This is the latest in a series of scary health situations for AC/DC as founding guitarist Malcolm Young had to step away from the band after suffering from dementia.
The following dates are postponed:
3/08 — Atlanta, Ga. — Philips Arena
3/11 — Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. — BB&T Center
3/14 — Greensboro, N.C. — Greensboro Coliseum
3/17 — Washington, D.C. — Verizon Center
3/20 — Detroit, Mich. — The Palace
3/23 — Columbus, Ohio — Nationwide Arena
3/26 — Cleveland, Ohio — Quicken Loans Arena
3/29 — Buffalo, N.Y. — First Niagara Center
4/01 — Philadelphia, Pa. — Wells Fargo Center
4/04 — New York, N.Y. — Madison Square Garden