Friday, July 12, 2019

REPORT: AC/DC preparing to announce world tour

A new report out of the US suggests that AC/DC are preparing to announce their return.

According to an uncredited story by V100 Topeka, Kansas, “Our sources are telling us that the band is set to announce a 2019-2020 World Tour next week on Wednesday (July 17)” with Brian Johnson on lead vocals.

“Yes, he’s back with the band,” continues the rock radio station, who cite a “reliable source” for the news. “It’s been rumored for months now that he’s been working with the band and we’ve been told those rumors are true. Brian has been working special in-ears made for his performances so that he can continue to perform without causing any more damage to his hearing than he already has.”

Following his early exit from the “Rock Or Bust” world tour in 2016 over hearing loss issues – with Axl Rose stepping in to close out the run – Johnson began working with the inventor of in-ear monitors, Asius Technologies founder Stephen Ambrose, to find a technical solution that would allow him to return to live performances one day.

The rocker has previously confirmed that the initial source of his hearing loss began while racing at the 2008 Watkins Glen International when he suffered a punctured left ear drum after forgetting to put his ear plugs in during the event.

Johnson and other band members were spotted at a Vancouver recording studio last summer as reports surfaced that the group were working on a new album that is expected to include unused recordings by late guitarist and band cofounder Malcolm Young, who passed away in 2017 at the age of 64 after retiring from the group three years earlier due to dementia.

Longtime AC/DC engineer Mike Fraser recently confirmed that the band have been in the studio working on a project, without providing further context or details, as fans await official news from the group.

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