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AC/DC postpone US tour dates after Brian Johnson warned of “total hearing loss”

By | Published on Tuesday 8 March 2016

AC/DC Rock Or Bust

AC/DC have announced they are postponing the rest of their current US tour, including a show due to take place in Atlanta tonight, because frontman Brian Johnson has been told by doctors that if he doesn’t stop gigging with immediate effect he risks total hearing loss.

A statement on the band’s website read: “AC/DC are forced to reschedule the ten upcoming dates on the US leg of their ‘Rock Or Bust’ World Tour. AC/DC’s lead singer, Brian Johnson, has been advised by doctors to stop touring immediately or risk total hearing loss. Tomorrow’s show in Atlanta through Madison Square Garden in New York, NY in early April will be made up later in the year, likely with a guest vocalist”.

Some other members of the band have not been involved in recent touring activity, of course. Founding member and guitarist Malcolm Young retired from AC/DC in 2014, also because of health issues. Meanwhile drummer Phil Rudd has been excluded from recent tours because of his various run-ins with the law in New Zealand.