Saturday, February 15, 2014

AC/DC to celebrate 40th anniversary with new album and tour

AC/DC will celebrate their 40th anniversary this year with a new album and tour.

“We’ve been denying anything because we weren’t sure,” singer Brian Johnson tells 98.7 The Gater in West Palm Beach, Florida. “One of our boys was pretty ill, so we didn’t like to say anything. We’re very private about things like this and he’s a very proud man. But I think we’ll be going in the studio in May in Vancouver – which means we should be getting ready.”

“It’s been 40 years of the band’s existence, so I think we’re going to try to go 40 gigs to thank the fans for their undying loyalty,” Johnson continued. “Honestly, our fans are just the best in the world and we appreciate every one of them. So we have to go out even though we’re getting a bit long in the tooth. It’s been four years and I’m really looking forward to it.”

AC/DC's last album was 2008’s “Black Ice.” The band’s three-year tour in support of the project remains the fourth-biggest grossing tour of all-time, having brought in more than $440m.

Bruce Springsteen kicked off his third show in Perth, Australia earlier this month by performing “Highway To Hell” as a tribute to late AC/DC singer Bon Scott – check out the video here.

See also:

AC/DC: Bon Scott hometown statue update
VIDEO: Bruce Springsteen performs AC/DC classic in Perth
Original AC/DC singer recalls band’s first concert 40 years ago
AC/DC score first-ever UK top 10 single
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