Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd announces European tour

Former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has announced dates for the first leg of a European tour in support of his recently-reissued 2014 album, “Head Job.”

The trek will begin at the Hard Rock Café in Oslo, Norway on March 31, with shows currently scheduled to end in late May with a 5-date UK run.

Also included is an April 28 headlining appearance at the annual BonFest event in Kirriemuir, Scotland, which sees rock fans from around the world gather in the former home town of late AC/DC singer Bon Scott to celebrate his life and music.

“Hey everyone!,” says Rudd. “Delighted to announce the first part of my European Tour for 2017, look forward to seeing you all real soon!”

Rudd originally issued the album in 2014, just months before a series of legal troubles led to an 8-month home detention - on charges of threatening to kill a contractor, possession of methamphetamine and possession of cannabis - that sidelined him from joining AC/DC for a world tour in support of the “Rock Or Bust” album.

Rudd was a member of AC/DC from 1975–83 and again from 1994 to 2014.

In sync with the 2017 tour news, the drummer has released a new video for the title track to “Head Job.”

Phil Rudd
2017 European tour

Mar 31 - Oslo, Norway - Hard Rock Café
Apr 01 - Jossingfjord, Norway - Musiik Kielleren
Apr 07 - Storlian, Sweden - Storlian Rockfest
Apr 28 - Kirriemuir, Scotland, UK - Bonfest
May 02 - Zurich, Switzerland - Kaufleuten
May 03 - Vienna, Austria - Arena
May 04 - St Polten, Austria - Cinema Paradiso
May 05 - Novarra, Italy - Phenomenon
May 06 - Ravena, Italy - Legend Club
May 07 - Budapest, Hungary - Durer Kert Big Hall
May 10 - Prague, Czech Republic - Lucerna Music Bar
May 11 - Brno, Czech Republic - Brno Semi Lasso
May 12 - Litvino, Czech Republic - Livinov Attic Music Club
May 13 - Eurocentrum, Czech Republic - Jablonec N/N
May 16 - Dudravka, Slovakia - Bratislava Rock Café
May 17 - Moravska Ostrava, Slovakia - Ostrava Barrack Club
May 18 - Ziliana, Slovakia - Zilina Dom Odrobov
May 19 - Pko Presov, Slovakia - Sk Presov
May 20 - Zluty Pes, Czech Republic - Pardudice
May 21 - Manchester, UK - Band On The Wall
May 24 - Southampton, UK - The Brook
May 25 - Brighton, UK - Concorde
May 26 - St Albans, UK - St Albans Arena
May 27 - London, UK - Underworld
May 28 - Edinburgh, UK - Corn Exchange

See also:

AC/DC, Rolling Stones make Forbes list of highest paid musicians in 2016
Former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd previews Head Job video
VIDEO: AC/DC bassist Cliff Williams retires
VIDEO: Axl Rose and AC/DC close Rock Or Bust tour in Philadelphia
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