Monday, March 7, 2016

AC/DC postpone US dates as Brian Johnson risks hearing loss

AC/DC have been forced to reschedule 10 upcoming dates on the U.S. leg of their “Rock Or Bust” world tour following news that lead singer Brian Johnson has been advised by doctors to stop touring immediately or risk total hearing loss.

The affected shows run from a March 8 stop at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA to an April 4 gig at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY.

The band released a statement saying the shows will be made up later in the year, likely with a guest vocalist.

More information regarding these rescheduled shows to come.

Current ticket holders can hold on to their tickets for the rescheduled dates or receive a refund at point of purchase.

Johnson joined AC/DC in 1980 following the death of longtime singer Bon Scott.

His first record with the group, 1980’s “Back In Black”, is the biggest selling rock album of all time – with sales of more than 50 million copies worldwide – placing it second on the all-time sales list behind only Michael Jackson’s 1982 smash, “Thriller.”

Johnson has recorded a total of 11 studio albums with the band – from “Back In Black” to 2014’s “Rock Or Bust.”

North American tour 2016

Dates to be rescheduled:

Mar 08 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
Mar 11 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - BB&T Center
Mar 14 - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum
Mar 17 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center
Mar 20 - Detroit, MI - The Palace
Mar 23 - Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena
Mar 26 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
Mar 29 - Buffalo, NY - First Niagara Center
Apr 01 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
Apr 04 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden

See also:

AC/DC reschedule Kansas City Rock Or Bust concert
AC/DC launch lawsuit to shut down concert bootleggers
Bon Scott statue approved for AC/DC singer’s Scottish hometown
AC/DC announce European tour
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