AC/DC postpone final United States tour dates

AC/DC’s recently released album might be titled Rock or Bust, but it looks like the iconic band is currently bust. On Monday (March 7), it was announced that the final ten shows of the “Rock or Bust United States Tour” has been postponed. In a press release, it was revealed that frontman Brian Johnson is currently facing some major issues with his hearing; something unfortunate for a someone who makes a living off of music.

According to the release, Johnson “has been advised by doctors to stop touring immediately or risk total hearing loss.” The silver-lining on the unfortunate situation comes in the form of the shows being postponed, not cancelled. The shows which include New York’s Madison Square Gardens, Atlanta’s Phillips Arena, and our very own BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL, will be made up later this year, but with most likely a guest vocalist. More information about the rescheduled shows will come at a later date. Those who have tickets to the cancelled show can either hold on to the tickets for the rescheduled dates or receive a refund at the point or purchase.

The complete list of cancelled tour stops can be seen below.

CANCELLED AC/DC TOUR STOPS:

3/8 — Atlanta, Ga. — Phillips Arena
3/11 — Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. — BB&T Center
3/14 — Greensboro, N.C. — Greensboro Coliseum
3/17 — Washington, D.C. — Verizon Center
3/20 — Detroit, Mich. — The Palace
3/23 — Columbus, Ohio — Nationwide Arena
3/26 — Cleveland, Ohio — Quicken Loans Arena
3/29 — Buffalo, N.Y. — First Niagara Center
4/1 — Philadelphia, Pa. — Wells Fargo Center
4/4 — New York, N.Y. — Madison Square Gardens

“The Rock or Bust United States Tour” dates were in support of the iconic band’s recently released record, Rock or Bust.

AC/DC to Bring the “Rock” to North America in the Fall

When AC/DC announced they would be releasing a new album last year, talks immediately began as to when the rock icons would hit the road to promote said record. That was quickly answered when they announced a world tour, but somehow managed to leave out the North American portion of dates.

Today, that was quickly remedied when they revealed their month-long tour schedule for North America. The “Rock or Bust North American Tour” will begin on Aug. 22 at the Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA and conclude on Sept. 28 at Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium.

Tickets for the shows will be available beginning Monday, Feb. 16 through Ticketmaster. Check out the list of the stadium tour dates below.

AC/DC’s ROCK OR BUST NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:

August 22 – Foxborough, MA @ Gillette Stadium
August 26 – E. Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
August 28 – Quebec City, ON @ Plains Of Abraham
August 31 – Montreal, QC @ Olympic Stadium
September 3 – Ottawa, ON @ TD Place
September 5 – Moncton, NB @ Magnetic Hill
September 8 – Detroit, MI @ Ford Field
September 10 – Toronto, ON @ Downsview Park
September 15 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field
September 20 – Edmonton, AL @ Commonwealth Stadium
September 2 – Vancouver, BC @ BC Place
September 25 – San Francisco, CA @ AT&T Park
September 28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Dodger Stadium

The “Rock of Bust World Tour” will be the first without founding member Malcolm Young, who is currently residing in a Sydney, Australia nursing home for dementia. Taking his place is his nephew Stephen who made his debut on this past weekend’s Grammy Awards during AC/DC’s fantastic opening performance.

Also gone form the line-up is drummer Phil Rudd who was arrested back in November on charges of attempting to “procure” the murders of two people and drug possession in New Zealand.

Instead of looking for someone new to take over the vacant drum kit, the band enlisted former drummer Chris Slade to come back. Slade, like Stephen, made his return to the band during the Grammys. In a recent interview, Rudd was optimistic saying that the would be returning to the band, but it looks like they had other plans.

AC/DC’s Rock or Bust was released last December and the official “Rock or Bust World Tour” will begin on May 5 in Holland.

AC/DC “Play Ball” on First New Song in Six Years

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With the sad news last week that AC/DC had lost one of their founding members due to illness, came the good news that the rock icons would be releasing a new album with the first official single available to hear now.

After six years of no new music, the Australian band have given fans their first taste of their new album, Rock or Bust. The first single from the album is titled, “Play Ball” and can be heard below. Like it was reported last week, the song will soundtrack the MLB’s postseason game.

Last week, AC/DC broke the news that founding member Malcolm Young has officially left the band. At the time, the band had said that it was due to health concerns; Malcolm had suffered a stroke earlier in the year.

After the announcement was made, it was revealed through the Sydney Morning Herald that Malcolm was suffering from dementia and is currently residing in a Sydney, Australia nursing home where he has full-time care.

Malcolm’s nephew, Stephen was announced as the group’s replacement guitarist. Stephen filled in for his uncle during the recording of Rock or Bust and will reportedly continue to do so on AC/DC’s yet-to-be-announced world tour.

Full track list for the upcoming album which is scheduled to be released on Dec. 2, can be seen below.

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ROCK OR BUST TRACK LIST:

1. Rock or Bust
2. Play Ball
3. Rock The Blues Away
4. Miss Adventure
5. Dogs of War
6. Got Some Rock & Roll Thunder
7. Hard Times
8. Baptism By Fire
9. Rock The House
10. Sweet Candy
11. Emission Control

AC/DC Down a Member As New Album is Announced

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AC/DC are about to releases a new studio album, but with that good piece of news comes some bad news as well.

Earlier this year, founding member Malcolm Young had been hospitalized after suffering a stroke which started a firestorm or rumors that the band would be dismantling even though a new record was in the works.

The rumors turned out to be just that, rumors, while any talk about Malcolm’s health had been at a minimal until today when a press release was issued confirming what some fans were expecting; Malcolm has departed the band.

“Due to the nature of [his] condition, he will not be returning to the band,” read the press release from the band.

Before those former rumors were able to pick up again, AC/DC announced that Malcolm’s nephew Stephen would be handling all the guitar work on the new record as well as their still-to-be-announced world tour scheduled for 2015.

When asked about the likelihood of Malcolm’s departure being permanent, AC/DC biographer Jesse Finke responded with, “The important thing is we all let Mal be and hope he can recover. We should all expect that Stevie is in the band now.”

Not a complete confirmation that Malcolm may never return to the group.

AC/DC’s new record, Rock or Bust is set to be released on Dec. 2 while the first single from the record, “Play Ball” will soundtrack Major League Baseball’s postseason game beginning next month.

As for the world tour, like we said before, no confirmation or tour dates have been hinted at yet, so we’ll just wait for that.