Just hours after AC/DC announced that Axl Rose would step in to front the band for the remainder of their 2016 tour, guitarist Angus Young made a rare guest appearance with Guns N’ Roses during their headlining set at Coachella on April 16.
"Since I can't run around for you,” Rose told the crowd from his throne on loan from Dave Grohl, “we're gonna bring out a friend, put a little life into things for us."
With Young, the band ripped through a pair of vintage AC/DC tracks, including “Whole Lotta Rosie” from 1977’s “Let There Be Rock” and “Riff Raff” from 1978’s “Powerage.”
AC/DC postponed the final 10 shows on their US tour last month following news that Brian Johnson had been advised by doctors to stop touring immediately or risk total hearing loss.
Atlanta Radio 100.5 DJ Jason Bailey broke the news that Rose would be joining AC/DC after meeting with them in the city last month, and speculation escalated after the singer was spotted leaving the same Atlanta rehearsal studio used by the band.
Rose will team up with AC/DC for their spring European tour starting May 7; he’ll rejoin Guns N’ Roses for a summer stadium run across North America from late June to late August, following which it’s expected AC/DC will regroup for the to-be-announced rescheduled US shows.
Beyond that, a recent report out of Germany suggests Guns N’ Roses are in negotiations with promoters to bring their reunion tour to Europe in the fall, including a possible three-night stand at London’s Wembley Stadium.
Guns N’ Roses will play a pair of concerts in Mexico City this week before returning to Indio, CA for an April 23 set during Coachella’s second weekend.
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