Wednesday, July 20, 2016

VIDEO: AC/DC look forward to US tour with Axl Rose

AC/DC guitarist Angus Young says the band are looking forward to their upcoming fall US tour with Axl Rose.

Originally set for spring, the ten show run was postponed in March when singer Brian Johnson was advised by doctors to stop touring immediately or risk total hearing loss.

Rose stepped in to assist the band and the pairing launched AC/DC’s European tour in Lisbon on May 7 to rave reviews worldwide.

While the singer is currently playing dates with Guns N’ Roses on a summer stadium tour of North America, Young is preparing for AC/DC’s fall shows that begin August 27 in Greensboro, NC.

The dates coming up in America,” says Angus during a new video highlights package of the European shows, “We’re all looking forward to getting out there and playing. We‘re going to have a real blast.

“With Axl, we've been able to mix up quite a few songs with the older ones, and the fun part is when we get there on the stage, seeing it come to life in front of the audience."

“Really looking forward to doing the American shows with Axl,” adds bassist Cliff Williams. “It’s going to be a really good time. It’s going to be great.”

Williams recently revealed his plans to retire following the completion of the band’s Rock Or Bust world tour.

“It’s been what I’ve known for the past 40 years, but after this tour I’m backing off of touring and recording,” Williams tells Florida’s Gulfshore Life. “Losing Malcolm, the thing with Phil and now with Brian, it’s a changed animal. I feel in my gut it’s the right thing.”

North American tour 2016
Rescheduled dates

Aug 27 - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum
Aug 30 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - BB&T Center
Sep 01 - Atlanta, GA - Phillips Arena
Sep 04 - Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena
Sep 06 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
Sep 09 - Detroit, MI - The Palace
Sep 11 - Buffalo, NY - First Niagara Center
Sep 14 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
Sep 17 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center
Sep 20 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center

See also:

AC/DC bassist Cliff Williams announces retirement
VIDEO: AC/DC bassist Cliff Williams recalls joining band 40 years ago
VIDEO: AC/DC guitarist Stevie Young shares family’s musical history
AC/DC: Duff McKagan raves about Axl Rose performance
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