The first rescheduled dates of AC/DC‘s North American tour — which will be the band’s first concerts here with Axl Rose on lead vocals — have begun to surface. The group will kick things off at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida on August 30th, just one week after Rose completes his summer stadium run with Guns N’ Roses. AC/DC will also perform at Madison Square Garden in New York on September 14th, with more dates expected to be confirmed soon.
- AC/DC will make up the 10 shows it was forced to cancel earlier this year when singer Brian Johnson had to abruptly come off the road or face total hearing loss.
- The group recruited Axl Rose for 22 shows, including a dozen stops in Europe. There are four dates left on the European run.
- AC/DC guitarist Angus Young said recently that he’s not sure what AC/DC will do after wrapping up its current tour, remarking, “We were committed to finishing this tour, so that’s been our main goal, and Axl’s helping us. I know he’s very excited. He keeps saying, can he do more? But we don’t really know at the end how we will (proceed).”
- Below are the additional cities and venues that will be included on the August and September AC/DC North American tour:
Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
Washington, DC – Verizon Center
Detroit, MI – The Palace
Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
Buffalo, NY – First Niagara Center
Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
CHECK IT OUT: Watch AC/DC perform in Bern, Switzerland:
INTERNET COMMENTS at Blabbermouth — agree or not?
Eric Griffiths wrote: “Axl is back to singing like he has the last 10 yrs…Hey at least the first few shows were amazing. Old Axl was back for a bit…Could he be saving his voice for GnR?”
Ken Prater wrote: “I hear a lot of negativity towards Axl but you know these little clips ain’t nothing like being there live in front of those Marshall amps. I bet it sounds pretty good and I am glad I kept my ticket for Atlanta.”
Juan Antonio Velez wrote: “Still sounds really good but vocals haven’t been as good since he started walking again. I think he gets tired cause he starts the show good. needs to lose a little more weight and build some stamina.”
Tom Hronec wrote: “I have to say he’s holding his own up there. I really couldn’t think of a better fit.”