Axl Rose is the new singer for AC/DC

Written by Scott Mervis on .

axl-credit-Katarina-BenzovaKatarina Benzova photoAnd the rumors are true... Axl Rose is the new frontman for AC/DC for the remainder of the Rock or Bust Tour.


With Axl preparing to take the stage at Coachella with Guns N' Roses for the band's third show since the reunion, AC/DC sent out the following release:


"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."


The AC/DC European stadium tour dates begin on May 7 in Lisbon, Portugal and run through June 12 in Aarhus, Denmark. After that, Rose will head out on the Guns N' Roses 'Not In This Lifetime' Summer Stadium Tour, playing Heinz Field July 12.


The 10 postponed AC/DC shows in the U.S. will be rescheduled and announced soon.

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