Monday, January 20, 2020

REPORT: New AC/DC album and tour update

A report out of Australia suggests AC/DC will soon issue a new studio album before heading out on a world tour in support of the project.

"My mail is there will be a new album released by AC/DC February/March this year, but also that AC/DC will be touring Australia October/November 2020,” said Eddie McGuire on the Triple M Melbourne Hot Breakfast program. “And, after a lot of work and a lot of technical research, they have been able to get a hearing aid for Brian Johnson, who will be out front. And even Phil Rudd might be back in the group either playing percussion or drums, with Angus, so that they've got three of — well, not the originals, but three of the old-timers, if you like, back there.

“They've had a few changes over the journey, but Angus out front, Brian Johnson lead singing, and maybe Phil Rudd, after his issues that he's had in recent times."

The latest speculation about AC/DC’s plans follows reports last spring and summer that the group were preparing to announce a new album and record with Johnson – who was spotted alongside other band members at a Vancouver recording studio in the summer of 2018 – while longtime AC/DC engineer Mike Fraser confirmed that the band had been in the studio working on a project, without providing further context or details.

There has been no statement from AC/DC regarding their status or plans to date, as fans and media continue to wait for an official update from the band.

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