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 t 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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