Tuesday, November 8, 2011

AC/DC singer cancels book tour for wrist surgery

AC/DC singer Brian Johnson has canceled his 2012 book tour to have wrist surgery.

Johnson had only recently announced a short US tour in February to promote his book, "Rockers And Rollers: A Full Throttle Memoir," and now those plans have been called off.

Johnson will reportedly undergo wrist surgery following his drive in the 50th running of the Rolex 24 endurance race at Daytona International Speedway, which happens over the 28th and 29th of January; the event will be broadcast on SPEED and SPEED HD.

Johnson is driving the Rolex 24, and other races, on a mission: to not only win, but to raise $1,000,000 for pediatric cancer through his “Highway To Help” text campaign.

Johnson’s mini-tour, dubbed “Rockers & Rollers – A Full Throttle Evening of Stories and Music with Brian Johnson of AC/DC,” was a speaking and live performance event where the singer was to recount stories from his book, and be joined by two pals from Skid Row – bassist Rachel Bolan and guitarist Scotti Hill – to play some live music.

Fans who have purchased tickets should contact the venues, or the ticket supplier, for a refund.

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