Sunday, April 17, 2016

Coachella update: AC/DC guitarist Angus Young joins Guns N' Roses on stage

Whew! Lots of news and notes out of Coachella going into the final day of Weekend #1 of the annual festival.

None of that news is bigger than just as a media release from the official camps representing AC/DC and Guns N' Roses lead singer Axl Rose. It is now official that Rose will be replacing long-time AC/DC vocalist Brian Johnson at a number of upcoming tour dates. And last night (Saturday, April 16), AC/DC lead guitarist Angus Young joined GNR on stage at Coachellafest to perform a couple of solid rockers (including a strong version of "Whole Lotta Rosie" and "Riff Raff"). Below I've posted some fan footage of last night's performance of "Whole Lotta Rosie" captured in Indio, CA, followed by the official media release detailing what is happening.

Here is the official media release I received late yesterday:

"AC/DC band members would like to thank Brian Johnson for his contributions and dedication to the band throughout the years. We wish him all the best with his hearing issues and future ventures.  As much as we want this tour to end as it started, we understand, respect and support Brian's decision to stop touring and save his hearing.  We are dedicated to fulfilling the remainder of our touring commitments to everyone that has supported us over the years, and are fortunate that Axl Rose has kindly offered his support to help us fulfill this commitment."
AC/DC will resume their Rock Or Bust World Tour with Axl Rose joining on vocals.   The European stadium tour dates begin on May 7 in Lisbon, Portugal and run through June 12 in Aarhus, Denmark as previously announced (see below for full itinerary).  Following this European run of dates with AC/DC, Axl Rose will head out on his Guns N' Roses, 'Not In This Lifetime' Summer Stadium Tour.
The 10 postponed U.S shows will be rescheduled and announced imminently, also with Axl Rose.

AC/DC European tour dates

May 7
Lisbon, Portugal
Passeio Maritimo De Alges
May 10
Seville, Spain
Estadio De La Cartuja
May 13
Marseille, France
Stade Velodrome
May 16
Werchter, Belgium
Werchter Site
May 19
Vienna, Austria
Erns-Happel Stadium
May 22
Prague, Czech Republic    
Letnany Airport
May 26
Hamburg, Germany
May 29
Berne, Switzerland
Stade De Suisse
June 1
Leipzig, Germany
Red Bull Arena
June 4
London, England
The Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
June 9 
Manchester, England
Etihad Stadium
June 12
Aarhus, Denmark      
Ceres Park

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