by Matt Bishop | June 1, 2016
AC/DC have announced their rescheduled U.S. Rock or Bust Tour route. The band was forced to cancel several dates due to vocalist Brian Johnson’s temporary retirement. Johnson’s hearing loss forced him to get off the road early. In order to not disappoint the fans, AC/DC have enlisted the services of Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose to finish out the U.S. leg.
“This band has got a ton of energy and you’re going to see a fusion of all that terrific chemistry that we have felt ever since rehearsals in Lisbon,” Young enthused in a press release announcing the rescheduled shows. “I want to get back out there onstage in the U.S. with these guys so our audience can see and feel it too.”
AC/DC’s latest studio effort Rock or Bust (Columbia Records) debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200. Stevie Young, nephew of lead guitarist Angus Young and former rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young, makes his debut with the band. Stevie played rhythm guitar on the new album and will tour with the band in 2015 in place of Malcolm who sadly retired from the band due to illness. The new album was produced by Brendan O’Brien and mixed by Mike Fraser, both of whom worked on the band’s previous effort Black Ice.
8/27 — Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
8/30 — Ft. Lauderdale, FL – BB&T Center
9/01 — Atlanta, GA – Phillips Arena
9/04 — Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
9/06 — Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
9/09 — Detroit, MI – The Palace
9/11 — Buffalo, NY – First Niagara Center
9/14 — New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
9/17 — Washington, DC – Verizon Center
9/20 — Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center