Axl Rose to Tour With AC/DC, Replacing Frontman Brian Johnson, Band Confirms

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AC/DC performing at Coachella in 2015. (Credit: Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times)

AC/DC performing at Coachella in 2015. (Credit: Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times)

Not to steal any thunder from that Guns N’ Roses reunion kicking off at Coachella in a few hours, but AC/DC’s representatives have confirmed that Axl Rose will be hitting the road with the band for the remainder of its “Rock or Bust” world tour.

The band’s statement includes an odd note of finality regarding AC/DC’s longtime vocalist Brian Johnson (that “future ventures” phrase below carries a lot of weight).

“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.”

Click here to read the full statement on LATimes.com.