Earlier this year, AC/DC were forced to reschedule tour dates after singer Brian Johnson was forced to stop touring on doctor's orders (or risk "total hearing loss"). Following reports that they were spotted at the same studio together, it's now been confirmed that Axl Rose is the new frontman of AC/DC.
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An official statement from the band reads:
04/16/2016 ROCK OR BUST WORLD TOUR CONTINUES WITH AXL ROSEAC/DC'S
ROCK OR BUST WORLD TOUR
RESUMES WITH AXL ROSE 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. 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
AC/DC 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
- See more at: http://www.acdc.com/news?n_id=278#sthash.pdA2YEjV.dpuf
Guns N’ Roses were back on stage, for the first time since announcing the return of founding members Slash and Duff McKagan to the lineup, playing a 17-song set at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, California., friday night (April 1) just after midnight with a one-two punch of "It's So Easy" and "Mr. Brownstone".!!!
With singer Axl Rose, guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan on stage were keyboardist Dizzy Reed, guitarist Richard Fortus and drummer Frank Ferrer. Also appearing with them was second keyboardist Melissa Reese, an up-and-coming pop/urban artist who studied classical voice and piano from adolescence.
The setlist for the first stop on the amusingly titled “Not in This Lifetime” tour was largely drawn from the Appetite for Destruction and Use Your Illusion albums. However, they also performed two songs – “Better” and the title track – from 2008’s Chinese Democracy, the only Guns N’ Roses studio effort not to feature Slash or McKagan.
The next scheduled Guns N’ Roses show is Friday, April 8 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas..
Guns N’ Roses at the Troubadour April 1 Setlist
1. “It’s So Easy”
2. “Mr. Brownstone”
3. “Chinese Democracy” (first time with Slash)
4. “Welcome to the Jungle”
5. “Double Talkin’ Jive”
6. “Live and Let Die” (Wings cover)
7. “Rocket Queen”
8. “You Could Be Mine”
9. “Speak Softly Love (Love Theme from ‘The Godfather’)”
10. “Sweet Child O’ Mine”
11. “New Rose” (The Damned cover)
12. “Better” (first time with Slash)
13. “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” (Bob Dylan cover)
14. “My Michelle”
16. “The Seeker” (The Who cover)
17. “Paradise City”
Below a few videos from the gig: