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Axl Rose confirmed as new AC/DC frontman

By | Published on Monday 18 April 2016

AC/DC Rock Or Bust

AC/DC have confirmed that Axl Rose will take over as their frontman in order to complete the band’s ‘Rock Or Bust’ world tour. As previously reported, vocalist Brian Johnson was forced to pull out of said tour after being warned that he risked “total hearing loss” if he continued to perform.

In a statement, the band said: “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”.

They went on: “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 fulfil this commitment”.

The band will resume their tour with Rose on vocals in Lisbon, Portugal on 7 May, touring Europe until 12 Jun. This will include shows in London and Manchester on 4 Jun and 9 Jun. US dates will be rescheduled for after Rose rejoins Guns N Roses for their summer reunion tour.

As previously reported, Rose was initially rumoured as AC/DC’s new frontman after he and guitarist Angus Young were separately seen emerging from their same Atlanta rehearsal studio last month.