Tuesday, March 8, 2016

AC/DC to Postpone Tour Due to Brian Johnson's Hearing Loss

AC/DC have been on a gigantic tour to promote their 2014 release Rock or Bust. However, recent health issues have once again gummed up the works of their finely tuned rock and roll machine.

In the home stretch of their U.S. tour AC/DC are according to a press release they put out being forced by doctor's orders to postpone the 10 dates they have left due to vocalist Brian Johnson being on the verge of suffering 'total hearing loss'.

The same release says that the shows will be made up later in the year, likely with a guest vocalist. Below are the list of dates being postponed.

It sucks that health concerns keep getting in the way of AC/DC doing what they do best. First founding rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young gets dementia, drummer Phil Rudd is dealing with drug related problems (amongst other things), and now this. I guess maybe it really is time for AC/DC to hang up the schoolboy cap and call it a day. I don't think anyone would blame them. They have had a fantastic 4+ decade run. Since lead guitarist Angus Young would be the only original member of the band left it would seem kind of disrespectful to keep going. Besides, I don't even know who they could possibly get to replace Johnson. No one sounds anything close to the way he does.

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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