AC/DC Postpone Tour As Brian Johnson Faces ‘Total Hearing Loss’
AC/DC have postponed their 10 remaining U.S. dates, citing a scary medical issue for frontman Brian Johnson. He has apparently been "advised by doctors to stop touring immediately or risk total hearing loss," according to a news release. The band was set to bring their "Rock or Bust" tour to Atlanta on Tuesday (March 8).
The same release says that dates through early April, when AC/DC was set to play Madison Square Garden in New York City, "will be made up later in the year, likely with a guest vocalist." More information on these rescheduled shows is forthcoming. Current tickets will be honored for these postponed dates; ticket prices will be also be refunded at the point of purchase. A complete list of postponed dates is below.
Johnson's health issue continues a run of very bad luck for AC/DC that includes the retirement of founding member Malcolm Young, who was diagnosed with dementia, and a protracted legal battle that sidelined long-time drummer Phil Rudd. AC/DC replaced Malcolm with nephew Stevie Young, and then brought back former member Chris Slade.
AC/DC's Postponed 2016 U.S. Dates:
3/08 — Atlanta, Ga. — Philips 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
4/01 — Philadelphia, Pa. — Wells Fargo Center
4/04 — New York, N.Y. — Madison Square Garden
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