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On Tuesday, March 28, metal legends Metallica , Iron Maiden , Ozzy Osbourne and Tool posted cryptic teasers on Instagram promoting a new festival that goes by the name Power Trip.
Then, AC/DC entered the chat .
The legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Famers shared a short teaser video suggesting they’ll also be performing at Power Trip.
If Brian Johnson and co. were to play, this would be their first live show since 2016.
As of now, it looks like Power Trip will take place at Coachella’s home: the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA from October 6-8.
A full lineup announcement is expected to drop on March 30.
Stay tuned, headbangers.
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According to a source, rumors of AC/DC (Angus Young, Brian Johnson, Phil Rudd and Cliff Williams, ed) working in recording studio are true, with as many as eight songs having been put to tape. “ It’s still in the early stages, ” “ They got security on the doors to ensure no-one hears a whisper, ” a source said. “ I think it would be the best tribute ever to Malcolm Young and Bon Scott .”
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Get ready to rock as AC/DC gears up for a massive global stadium tour in 2024, marking their return to the stage after seven years. The legendary hard rockers have confirmed their first European date, set to electrify Munich Stadium in Germany on June 12th.
Munich’s mayor, Dieter Reiter, casually spilled the beans to Bayerischer Rundfunk reporter Mathias Flasskamp, stating with a hint of amusement,
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Fans can rejoice at the prospect of AC/DC gracing stages worldwide, as rumors swirl about a comprehensive world tour, possibly culminating in a show-stopping appearance at the 2024 Rock In Rio festival in Rio De Janeiro next September.
AC/DC made a thunderous comeback on October 7th at the Power Trip festival in Indio, California, where they delivered a powerhouse 24-song set to close out the event’s second day at Empire Polo Club.
The anticipation is building, and fans worldwide are eager to witness the iconic band bring their electrifying energy and timeless hits back to the global stage. Stay tuned for more tour updates and get ready to experience the legendary power of AC/DC live in 2024.
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It's a miracle that AC/DC still exist. Between wayward drummers, retired bassists and cited hearing issues that forced singer Brian Johnson to sit out the majority of the band's 2016 tour - Guns N' Roses vocalist Axl Rose guesting in his place - it was starting to look like a very real possibility that we might never see the band again. And good god, what a tragedy that would have been.
Seven years away might have added a few more creaks and groans to the band's frame, but a sprawling 24-song set soon blows the cobwebs off as they pull out hits, rarities and even a few new tracks for their Power Trip headline spot. Kicking off with If You Want Blood (You've Got It) , AC/DC don't so much ease themselves in as leap headfirst, anthems coming thick and fast as Back In Black, Shot Down In Flames and Thunderstruck all fly out as early inclusions.
A band built for - and from - the sweat of live performance, it's refreshing to see how surprisingly austere their production is. Yes, the on-stage visuals are gorgeous, but there are no massive trains, bulldozers or even an inflatable Rosie this time out; the focus instead being drawn entirely to the band on-stage and the sheer magic of their performance (and maybe the odd massive bell).
“How lovely's this? Nice to see ya. Let’s get rocking and rolling.” Johnson remains a cheeky and lively presence on-stage, looking like one of the more hale members of the group as even Angus has to tone down his duckwalking antics to selected songs ( Shoot To Thrill and Let There Be Rock , if you're asking). But what he lacks in physical theatrics, he makes up for in instrumental wizardry, his every touch sending the guitar wailing as if 50,000 volts are being blasted through it.
And when the guitar isn't screaming, the fans are. Power Up tracks Demon Fire and Shot In The Dark receive a warm welcome as new boogie-friendly additions to the band's canon, but it's anthems like Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap , Whole Lotta Rosie and You Shook Me All Night Long that have voices roaring into the night sky. But there's a place for hits and rarities alike in the set, a two-hour extravaganza that throws up a miscellany of styles and tones.
Much like the ship of Theseus – or Trigger’s broom if you’d rather a reference from the last century – AC/DC have changed enough over the past 50 years that it can be hard to reconcile the band that wrote rock'n'roll tracks that take off at 100mph like Riff Raff with the more blues based Have A Drink On Me or Stiff Upper Lip . Yet the band approach each with the same expert craftmanship that ensures nothing but good times and massive smiles all around, indisputably AC/DC in everything they put their hand to.
By the time AC/DC signal for the 21-gun salute of For Those About To Rock (We Salute You) , there's no doubt in our minds that they are still the greatest rock'n'roll stars to ever (duck) walk the planet. Whether Power Trip remains a one-off, or the staging ground for another massive global tour remains to be seen. But even if this is the band's last hurrah, there's no better way to go out than with a final almighty showing of raucous, rougish rock'n'roll that is celebrated the world over. Oft-copied, never surpassed.
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If You Want Blood (You've Got It) Back In Black Demon Fire Shot Down In Flames Thunderstruck Have A Drink On Me Hells Bells Shot In The Dark Stiff Upper Lip Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap Shoot To Thrill Sin City Givin The Dog A Bone Rock'n'Roll Train You Shook Me All Night Long Dog Eat Dog High Voltage Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be Riff Raff Highway To Hell Whole Lotta Rosie Let There Be Rock T.N.T. For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)
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They play Power Trip festival in California this October
Brian Johnson says there’s an “eagerness” within the AC/DC camp to finally embark on a tour in support of their 2020 album ‘ Power Up .’
Two months ago, AC/DC were announced as one of the six blockbuster headliners of the Power Trip mega-festival in California this coming October. It will be their first live show in over seven years.
Speaking to the Fuelling Around podcast , Brian Johnson strongly hinted that the Power Trip performance might pave the way for more AC/DC shows.
He explained that AC/DC were primed to bring ‘Power Up’ to the masses shortly before the coronavirus pandemic hit in early 2020.
“I’m so excited because three years ago we did get together (before) ‘Power Up’ the album came out,” Johnson said.
“We started to rehearse in Amsterdam. Phil (Rudd) was back on drums, I had this new earpiece that we’d invented. It was fantastic. Honestly, I’ve never heard the band so tight. For three weeks, I think we had one day off because we wanted to be there in each other’s company.
“We f---ed up a few words, chords and just got them tight again and then our tour manager came up and said: ‘Hey listen guys, we’ve got this thing, it’s called the Chinese Flu or some kind of s---, just go home for six weeks and we’ll meet again in London’.
“You know what happened there. Angus (Young) and Phil, New Zealand and Australia just wouldn’t let them out for months and months afterwards.”
The 75-year-old Geordie legend added: “It does take a lot of time to get a band like AC/DC together again. Most of the crew were out working with other people.
“Trying to get those guys back together again was tough but I’ve got my fingers crossed - everything is going ok. The most important thing about it all is the eagerness we all feel, the juices are running again.”
Looking ahead to Power Trip in October, which also features performances from Ozzy Osbourne, Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Tool and Iron Maiden, Johnson said: “It’s all rock and roll bands, it’s fantastic.
“I think it’s just a statement to say that rock and roll is a legitimate form of music. It really has made a difference. Ozzy is coming out of retirement so I’ll be able to see my old pals again. The Guns N’ Roses boys, the Metallica boys and the Iron Maiden boys - all in one field, boy what a party!
“It’s going to be in a beautiful valley, near Coachella, but I don’t get involved in that kind of thing. I just like to turn up, get up and just rock my little socks off until I drop.”
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In a recent update about AC/DC’s much-anticipated 2024 tour, a comedian and known fan of the band, Dean Delray, shared some news. Delray, who has a history of covering the band’s music and interviewing its members, revealed that bassist Cliff Williams will not join the tour this year.
On January 27, he posted online:
“OK, last night I heard from a very reliable source that AC/DC will be touring with a new Bass Player this year. I’m not gonna say who it is. I’ll let AC/DC make that announcement, but I will say this: 3 years ago, I had Cliff Williams on my podcast, and he straight up said he would not be touring again and I was surprised that the fans didn’t seem to pick up on that.”
His words continued:
“I just want take this time to thank Cliff for absolutely rocking us on the Bass for over 40 years. An absolute killer of Groove. I love you, brother.”
The Bassist’s Decision To Retire
Cliff Williams announced his retirement at the end of the ‘Rock Or Bust’ tour in 2015-2016. This tour also marked a change in vocalists, with Brian Johnson leaving due to hearing problems and being replaced by Axl Rose for the final 22 shows.
In a 2020 interview with Delray, Williams talked about the connection between his decision to step down and Johnson’s departure as follows:
“It was before then. I spoke to Angus [Young, AC/DC guitarist] about it initially. I was at a point — and this is at the beginning of the ‘Rock Or Bust’ tour — that I just felt, for me, it was time to hang it up. I knew that I didn’t wanna keep doing these two-year tours, and I didn’t wanna hold them back, so I made them aware of the fact that this was gonna be my last go-round.”
Saying he was done with touring, the bassist added:
“It was a tough tour to finish. God bless Axl for coming in and helping us out, finish it up. He did a great job. And at the end of that, I was definitely — that was it for me. Done — just done. That compounded the whole thing.”
Williams’ Reunion With The Band
Despite retiring from touring, Williams joined the recording sessions for AC/DC’s 2020 album ‘Power Up’ along with Johnson. The two members were also a part of the band’s concert at the Power Trip festival in Indio, California, last October, which was their first live performance in over seven years.
AC/DC hasn’t yet confirmed Williams’ absence from the upcoming tour. They also haven’t released any tour dates for 2024, but rumors say the band is planning performances worldwide, including a concert at Munich’s Olympic Stadium on June 12.
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AC/DC are back in action for the first time in seven years, headlining California heavy rock festival Power Trip with Metallica, Guns N’ Roses and Ozzy Osbourne in early October.
The three-day festival will be the first time AC/DC have performed live since 2016 and the band is expected to bring vocalist Brian Johnson back into the fold, after he was replaced on stage by Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose in previous performances.
AC/DC will be part of three-day heavy rock festival Power Trip in California.
Johnson sang on AC/DC’s 2020 album Power Up , but was forced out of the group’s North American shows in 2016 due to hearing problems. After several line-up changes over five decades, AC/DC is currently led by founding guitarist Angus Young with his nephew, Stevie Young on rhythm guitar, drummer Phil Rudd, bass player Cliff Williams and Johnson. Malcolm Young, who formed the band in 1973, retired due to ill health in 2014. He died in 2017.
Power Trip will take place at California’s Empire Polo Field in Indio, where the annual Coachella festival is held, and is run by Coachella founders Goldenvoice. The festival will also feature British rockers Iron Maiden and progressive/art rock band Tool, fronted by Maynard James Keenan.
Osbourne, 74, announced early this year he had retired from touring, after cancelling his European tour for health reasons. Osbourne will play on Power Trip’s second night, along with AC/DC. Gun’s N’ Roses will play with Iron Maiden on the opening night, and Metallica and Tool will play night three.
Power Trip is not the first time some of these heavy rock veterans have played on the same line-up.
Early in their career, Guns N’ Roses were dumped from an Iron Maiden tour in 1988, and Metallica did a co-headline tour with Guns N’ Roses in 1992.
Further AC/DC dates have not been announced. However, it would be unlikely for the band to only come together for one show. AC/DC’s touring company has been contacted for comment.
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AC/DC have confirmed their line-up for their upcoming gig at Power Trip festival , their first performance in seven years.
Across three days at the Empire Polo Club in Indio – the venue for Coachella – the band will play alongside Metallica , Guns N’ Roses , Iron Maiden and Tool on October 6, 7 and 8.
At the show, the band’s bassist Cliff Williams will come out of retirement, while drummer Phil Rudd will be replaced my Matt Laug.
Rudd had been replaced by the band in 2014, before rejoining for 2020 album ‘Power Up’ . Williams, meanwhile, retired following the band’s ‘Rock Or Bust’ world tour.
Brian Johnson also returns on vocals after being replaced by Guns N’ Roses’ Axl Rose on their last tour.
In audio from their rehearsals posted to X/Twitter, the band wrote: “PWR UP for Power Trip! Listen to the rehearsal of the boys powering up with Cliff Williams, who’s coming out of retirement for the festival and Matt Laug on drums.”
The line-up for Power Trip appears to be Johnson on vocals, Williams on bass and Angus and Stevie Young on guitar.
PWR UP for Power Trip! Listen to the rehearsal of the boys powering up with Cliff Williams, who's coming out of retirement for the festival and Matt Laug on drums. pic.twitter.com/FdpX3bf65a — AC/DC (@acdc) September 9, 2023
Power Trip was set to be Ozzy Osbourne’s first since he announced his retirement from touring , but recently pulled out of the performance .
“Unfortunately, my body is telling me that I’m just not ready yet and I am much too proud to have the first show that I do in nearly five years be half-assed,” Osbourne wrote in the statement at the time.
Elsewhere, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has shared that listening to AC/DC and Guns N’ Roses has helped him during the war against Russia.
In an interview with CNN , journalist Erin Burnett asked Zelensky: “As a human being, so many people look up to you; they rely on you. No one can imagine how hard that is. Do you do anything for yourself? Are you ever able to take a minute to read or to listen to music or something to sort of give yourself that moment?”
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AC/DC have announced that they will be playing live for the first time since 2016, after the final line up for Power Trip Festival was confirmed this morning.
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Despite the band releasing a new album, Power Up , in 2020, this will be the first time they have played live together in seven years, and the first since guitarist Malcolm Young passed away in 2017. Young was forced to retire from touring due to ill health in 2014, and was joined in retirement by vocalist Brian Johnson in 2016, who was advised by doctors to retire mid-tour due to hearing damage – he was replaced for the rest of the tour by Axl Rose.
Happily, however, Johnson will likely be able to return to the stage with AC/DC for the Power Trip performance thanks to a new type of in-ear monitor that will protect his damaged hearing while he fronts one of rock’s most enduringly popular bands.
Young’s nephew Stevie replaced Malcolm following his retirement and will join the returning Phil Rudd on drums, alongside the ever-present and seemingly indefatigable Angus Young on lead guitar.
Alongside AC/DC the Power Trip Festival will see performances from Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Iron Maiden and Ozzy Osbourne, who announced he would be performing this week just months after retiring from touring due to ongoing health problems.
Tickets for the three-day rock festival, which take place in the Coachella festival grounds, are set for release on 6 April at 10am Pacific Time. There are also a variety of hotel and VIP packages to choose from.
This is not the first time that some of the star-studded line up have been on the same bill – Metallica did a co-headline tour with Guns N’ Roses back in 1992.
AC/DC has not yet scheduled any future performances, but considering the whole band is performing for this one show, it would be unsurprising if they had more planned in the future.
For more information about Power Trip Festival, and how to get tickets, you can head to PowerTrip.live .
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"If I say one thing, it'll be blown out of all proportion"
Brian Johnson has apparently been told to not to speak about AC/DC ’s future plans, including whether or not the band will tour again.
The singer was very guarded in a new interview with Eddie Trunk on Sirius XM’s Trunk Nation , refusing to answer some questions about the band’s touring and recording plans. Johnson hasn’t performed with AC/DC since departing their 2016 “Rock or Bust Tour” due to hearing loss, and the band hasn’t played live since September 20th of that year (when Axl Rose had filled in on vocals).
When asked by Trunk if AC/DC would perform live again, Johnson replied [as transcribed by Blabbermouth ]: “I’m not answering that. Why should I? First of all, there’s five members in this band, and to ask one member isn’t fair.”
Johnson returned to AC/DC to record 2020’s Power Up , and when Trunk asked him if they’ll make another album, the singer rebutted with obvious agitation: “It’s gettin’ tabloidy here. You’re gettin’ tabloidy.”
“If I say one thing, it’ll be blown out of all proportion,” Johnson continued. “You just can’t afford to talk now. There’s too much blabber on the internet. And I’m not on any kind of Face-thing or social media at all — never have been. It’s just gossip.”
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While it’s not surprising for a band to keep future touring and recording plans under wraps, Johnson’s hard-line remarks are slightly concerning — especially considering it’s been over six years since AC/DC took the stage.
Meanwhile, Johnson recently released his memoir, The Lives of Brian . You can purchase a copy here .
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Brian Johnson Confirms AC/DC Are Ready Tour Again: “The Juices Are Running Again”
- Owais 'Vitek' Nabi
- May 31, 2023
- 2 minute read
Brian Johnson, the lead singer of AC/DC, recently expressed his enthusiasm for the potential of going on tour once again to support their latest album, Power Up, released in 2020. The band’s upcoming appearance at the Power Trip festival in California, scheduled for this October, has ignited hope among fans for additional shows. Johnson opened up about the challenges the band had to overcome in reuniting after the onset of the pandemic in early 2020.
AC/DC, who haven’t performed live for over seven years, are now poised to take the stage as the headliners of the Power Trip festival in California this October. Johnson subtly suggested that this particular show might pave the way for more exhilarating performances by AC/DC. Prior to the pandemic, the band had been gearing up to promote their latest album, Power Up, which was released in 2020.
“I’m so excited because three years ago we did get together [before] Power Up the album came out,” Johnson said in a new interview on the Fuelling Around podcast .
“We started to rehearse in Amsterdam. Phil [ Rudd ] was back on drums, I had this new earpiece that we’d invented. It was fantastic. Honestly, I’ve never heard the band so tight. For three weeks, I think we had one day off because we wanted to be there in each other’s company.
“We f*cked up a few words, chords and just got them tight again, and then our tour manager came up and said: ‘Hey listen, guys, we’ve got this thing, it’s called the Chinese Flu or some kind of sh*t, just go home for six weeks and we’ll meet again in London’.
“You know what happened there. Angus [ Young ] and Phil , New Zealand, and Australia just wouldn’t let them out for months and months afterward.”
“It does take a lot of time to get a band like AC/DC together again. Most of the crew were out working with other people,” he added.
“Trying to get those guys back together again was tough but I’ve got my fingers crossed – everything is going ok. The most important thing about it all is the eagerness we all feel, the juices are running again.”
On the upcoming Power Trip festival performance, Brian said:
“We decided to do this wonderful show that they’ve put together out in the desert near Palm Springs, near Coachella.”
“It’s all rock and roll bands. It’s fantastic. I think it’s just a statement to say that rock and roll is a legitimate form of music. It really has made a difference. Ozzy [ Osbourne ] is coming out of retirement so I’ll be able to see my old pals again. The GUNS N’ ROSES boys, the METALLICA boys and the IRON MAIDEN boys — all in one field. Boy, what a party!”
“It’s going to be in a beautiful valley, near Coachella , but I don’t get involved in that kind of thing. I just like to turn up, get up and just rock my little socks off until I drop.”
- Brian Johnson
- Power Trip Festival
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I HOPE THEY COME TO Kansas City, Missouri USA. I would love to see the boys one more time before my disease finishes me off! I have been a huge fan since 1979 at 13 years old. The chance to meet them and get an autograph on a pic guard for my Les Paul would be more than I could ever male a last wish for!
I really hope and prey that you get to see them. I live in the UK and would love to see them. But for you I hope you see them. X
Please please come to Dallas/Fort Worth Texas!!!!!!
Good choice! Let’s hope!
🏴 🏴 🏴 P L E A S E 🙏
Scotland would be awesome ! Murrayfield !!!
Québec Canada SVP
Groningen the place to be !!!
France 2024 Hellfest peut être ?
Make it a world tour with all those bands you mentioned and come to the UK massive party
They are making it a World Tour starting in Europe
Please come to Las Vegas Nevada USA
They most likely will play the super bowl and a gig or two before the big game might as well be in the making keep those fingers crossed
AC/DC come back to Canberra it’s been too long. I went to Ginninderra High School in the early 2000 And Bon Scott played there in 1975
Been to Bon Scott Cr in Canberra??
Hope to see you in Dublin
Please come back to Columbus Ohio please Brian
Poland please !!!!!
Any where I’m comming just tell me when and where
It would be another dream come true in my 56 years if you did another tour and make a stop in the states of Washington or Oregon or Northern California. It would finally give me a chance to see you live in person for my 1st time ever ❤️
AC/DC come back to Switzerland. I hope to see you anywhere in Switzerland!🇨🇭
Please come to to Bon’s resting place Western Australia, don’t snob us like a lot of other bands!
Praha (Prague) airport Letñany
Hope they come home to Australia.
Please come to the UK
Please come too Montréal, Québec, Canada 🇨🇦
Please come to Toronto Ont. Can.🇨🇦 Would love to hear you guys once again !🎶🥁🎸🎤🎶🤞👍
Please come to the Great State of Tennessee….I have always been one of your biggest fans and I can finally say I can come see you guys before you stop!!!
Please come to Croatia.🤟
Brian , you’ve got to bring the boys back to your original birthplace. Anywhere in the north of uk preferably, st James park.
Brian you have to come back home and play StJames Park Newcastle. You could invite your mate Sam Fender. Fingers crossed.
Hopefully Kansas City Missouri
Come to Watford Colosseum it will sell out
Charlotte NC Spectrum Center. I last saw them in the Black Ice tour..omg!!ROCK ANDROLL WILL NEVER DIE
Come to Phoenix!!!!
Hit the Baltimore Washington area love to see you guys for the 16th time
Come to uk please mate
Come to NZ!!
Please come back to Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada 🇨🇦
Hope to see you in Melbourne Australia
Back to Glasgow, to Hamden, always impress the Scottish crowd
Please come to NM your my all time favorite band and would love for you to come back to Albuquerque, NM I know it’s been years since you’ve been out here but u have many many fans just waiting for you to come back! I was fortunate enough to see you in Vegas b4 the Pandemic. That was an experience I’ll never forget!!!!
Connecticut PLEASE Bridgeport would be nice
osisko en lumiere aout 2024
My granddaughter is a huge fan! Please tour for the younger generation! ❤️
Louisville, Kentucky is always ready to Rock.
Please come to Corpus Christi, TX. We’d love to see you before you all retire. 🤟👍
Praying you schedule London UK into the schedule 🙏🙏
Hope the come to Ireland (slane Castle)
Welcome back to Melbourne the capital of Rock music
Please come to Boston!
Please come to Seattle/ Tacoma Washington!
Please come to Columbus Ohio! We missed you guys before Covid ruined everything!
SO hope they make it to Dallas! (or anywhere close)
Please Come to El Paso, Texas
Look forward to se you in Denmark for a koncert…🙏🤩
Believe it or not I have every CD that they put out. Don’t want to see Axl Rose, Brian is their singer. I would have liked to have seen Bon but unfortunately, he passed away before I got the chance. Please don’t forget the nation’s capital, Washington, DC. We know how to show a band of your stature a good time and your fans are not into invading your privacy, like New York City or L.A. is.
Come to Charlotte, North Carolina please
Come to El Paso, Texas or Phoenix, Arizona
The Ball Park, IN OLD ORCHARD BEACH ,MAINE ⛱️ The BEST AND LOUDEST STAGE SHOW I’VE EVER SEEN!
Please come back to the home of rock Cleveland.
Belgie Werchter aub
Come to San Antonio,Tx.
Please come to Greenville South Carolina. Seen ya’ll last in 2001 at the then called Bilo Center now Bon Secours Wellness Arena.
Please come to the Netherlands
Come rock the heck out of Austin TEXAS!!!
Edinburgh, Hidalgo, or San Antonio Texas would be a great opportunity to see my favorite band. I’ve seen them before but, I would like to see them again to take my nieces. AC/DC greatest rock band in the world. Thanks!!!
Anywhere in Europe…I will come..just for you to sign my GEORDIE album
Please come to South Africa! We hardly ever get hard rock or metal bands here.
If they don’t come to South Africa it ain’t a world tour. Africa the big ass continent, looks like an elephant, the one with the pyramids. Okey so doooown at the bottom of the elephants trunk is South Africa. I know not much ambition when they sat around the table trying to think of a name.
We are ready in Tampa. Fl.!!
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News: AC/DC Finally Announce Aussie ‘Rock Or Bust’ Tour Dates
(AUS) Promoter Garry Van Egmond today announced the Australian dates for AC/DC’s ROCK OR BUST WORLD TOUR. Following on from the release of their worldwide Number One album ‘Rock Or Bust’, the legendary band will play Australian stadium shows in November and December. AC/DC will blast their way through each of the five major capital cities where they will appear at outdoor stadiums.
The Australian tour announcement comes soon after AC/DC delivered an explosive performance of the single “Rock or Bust” and their classic “Highway To Hell” at the 57th annual Grammy Awards. This weekend AC/DC are confirmed to headline the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 10 and 17 kicking off what is slated to be a massive touring year for AC/DC.
The Rock or Bust World Tour begins in Holland on May 5 and will play dates in Europe through to July. When tickets went on sale in Europe Rock or Bust World Tour sold 1.75 million tickets in 24 hours! The North American leg commences in August through to September before the band head to Australia in November. New Zealand dates have also been confirmed for December with tickets going on sale in May.
AC/DC last toured the world from 2008-2010 with the Black Ice World Tour, which had the band playing to over 5 million fans in 108 cities in over 28 countries. Box office records were smashed in Australia and New Zealand with 750,000 tickets sold and The Black Ice World Tour earned AC/DC a Pollstar Award for Major Tour of the Year in 2010.
AC/DC’s album ‘Rock or Bust’ was released on December 2 last year and immediately topped sales charts around the globe. The album’s first 2 singles “Play Ball” and “Rock or Bust” were added to major radio around the world. The band’s third video “Rock The Blues Away” shot in Los Angeles has just been released and has already notched up more than 9 million views.
‘Rock or Bust’ is the band’s fifth No.1 album in Australia and the bands seventeenth studio album overall, with the previous four being: BACK IN BLACK (March 1981), LIVE (22-Nov-1992), BALLBREAKER (8-Oct-1995), and their last was BLACK ICE (27-Oct-2008). Don’t miss the concert event of the decade which is heading to Australia in November and December 2015. If there is one thing you have to do in your life its AC/DC live!
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2024 has the potential to be a very interesting year for classic rock’s biggest stars. Here are 24 questions we hope will be answered in the next 12 months:
Was Power Trip the Start of an AC/DC Comeback?
When AC/DC ‘s chaotic Rock or Bust tour concluded in September 2016, the band’s future was very much in doubt. Drummer Phil Rudd was unable to join the tour for legal reasons, singer Brian Johnson was forced to step down partway through due to hearing problems and bassist Cliff William s announced his retirement at the tour’s conclusion. Although the trio all rejoined guitarists Angus and Stevie Young for 2020’s excellent Power Up album, the band hadn’t played a show in over seven years before appearing at the Power Trip festival in October of 2023. Rudd was unable to attend for unspecified reasons, but amidst rumors of the band’s 2024 return to the road he was quoted as saying he was looking “forward to playing with them again in the future.” The mayor of Munich, Germany unintentionally told a city council meeting that the group was set to play at the city’s Olympic Stadium in June of 2024, but the band has yet to confirm this or any other dates.
Watch AC/DC Perform at Power Trip 2023
When Will Aerosmith Get Back in the Saddle?
On Sept. 2, 2023 Aerosmith kicked off their Peace Out farewell tour with a stunningly strong show in Philadelphia . Just nine days and two more shows later, they announced that singer Steven Tyler had suffered vocal cord damage that would require the band to postpone the tour for a month . A few weeks later it was announced that the tour would be pushed back to unspecified dates in 2024 . In late December guitarist Joe Perry issued a less than reassuring update : “with any luck we will be back out late summer and fall of ’24.”
Watch Aerosmith Perform ‘Dream On’
What’s Next for Guns N’ Roses?
It’s hard to believe, but April 1, 2024 will be the eighth anniversary of Slash and Duff McKagan ‘s return to Guns N’ Roses . The band has toured the world extensively since that time, and released massive box sets focused on their Appetite for Destruction and Use Your Illusion eras. But they’ve only released four new songs during that time, and those were all re-worked versions of unreleased tracks from the Chinese Democracy sessions. Will this version of Guns N’ Roses ever enter the studio to record a new album together? “I wanna go in and cut a whole brand new record at some point, probably sooner than later,” Slash told Eddie Trunk in October 2022. But there’s been no news since that time, and the guitarist is booked for a world tour with his solo band through April of 2024.
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Is 2024 the Year We Finally Get a New ZZ Top Album?
When ZZ Top released their most recent studio album, La Futura , way back in 2012 Billy Gibbons revealed they already had enough material in the can for a follow-up. “If we wanted to we could put out another new record inside nine minutes,” he declared, before noting that “things in ZZ Top world don’t always follow real-world rules.” While Gibbons has released three solo albums since that time, we’re still waiting on a new ZZ Top album. In a July 2023 interview Gibbons said a new album is “ coming to a boil ,” and that it will feature tracks recorded by bassist Dusty Hill prior to his 2021 death.
Watch ZZ Top Perform ‘Chartreuse’
Will Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth Share the Stage?
When Sammy Hagar , Michael Anthony and Joe Satriani announced their plan for a Van Halen-focused 2024 tour , the Red Rocker invited former VH alumni Alex Van Halen and David Lee Roth to join in. When Roth surprisingly declared, “I’m ready to go. Let’s do this,” Hagar made it clear he was only talking about a guest spot, not a full tour. That makes sense given how poorly the two got along during their 2002 co-headlining trek . But it would still be great to finally get to see these two pay tribute to Eddie Van Halen together.
What Will Kiss Do Now That They’re Retired From Touring?
We’ve been told not to expect the digital avatars Kiss revealed at their last concert to spring into action until 2027, so the next logical question is: how will Paul Stanley , Gene Simmons , Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer spend 2024? It seems safe to assume we’ll get some kind of live album and / or home video chronicling their End of the Road farewell tour. Will Stanley or Simmons relaunch their solo careers? Will Thayer or Singer join new bands, or start their own? Will there be new entries from the Off the Soundboard live bootleg series the group launched in 2021? Perhaps the happily retired Starchild will keep sending us tips on how to safely freeze and store our excess basil , or launch his own cooking show .
Will Richie Sambora Return to Bon Jovi?
Former Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora has brought up the idea of reuniting with his former band several times in the past year. “It’s time,” he told People in November 2023 . “People want to come see us play, and it’s going to make everybody happy.” Sambora left the band in 2013, but performed with them during their 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. An even more important question: When will Bon Jovi return to the road? The group hasn’t performed live since early 2022, and on that tour there were numerous reports of frontman Jon Bon Jovi having serious vocal difficulties . The band has yet to announce any plans for 2024.
What’s Next for Robert Plant?
Now that Robert Plant and Alison Krauss have seemingly concluded touring in support of their 2021 album Raise the Roof , it’s time to wonder what the endlessly restless former Led Zeppelin singer will do next. One possibility could be recording or touring with Saving Grace, a five-piece band he’s performed with on sporadic U.K. tours since 2019. The group’s planned 2020 U.S. tour was scuttled by the COVID-19 pandemic. Saving Grace describe their acoustic-based material as “music inspired by the dreamscape of the Welsh Marches” with dynamics that range “from a whisper to a scream.”
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Will Jimmy Page Make His Long-Awaited Comeback?
It has now been over 25 years since Jimmy Page released an album of new studio material. He’s clearly been missed, as you can hear from the audience reaction to his surprise performance of Link Wray’s “Rumble” at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony last November. In recent years the Led Zeppelin legend has hinted that he’s working on new music, without offering any more detail. “Let’s just say that I know what I’m going to do, without a shadow of a doubt,” he explained in 2015 . “I’m going to be playing guitar – that’s absolutely, definitely.”
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Will Ozzy Osbourne Return to the Stage?
New Year’s Eve 2023 marked the five-year anniversary of Ozzy Osbourne’ s last full-length concert. He’s endured a grueling and well-documented series of health problems and surgeries since that time, but has refused to give up on his dream of returning to the stage. He made two-song appearances at an NFL game and the Commonwealth Games last year, but longs for more. “I’m getting myself fit,” he declared in September 2023 . “I’ve done two albums fairly recently, but I want to do one more album and then go back on the road.”
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Could We Get Another New Rolling Stones Album?
Make no mistake, we’re being greedy here. After all in 2023 the Rolling Stones gave us their first all-original studio album in 18 years, Hackney Diamonds . And as you can see by our review, it was well worth the wait . They’ll also be touring North America in 2024. But we can’t stop thinking about producer Andrew Watt saying the band had more than enough good material left over for another record. “We had 28, 29 songs on the list,” he explained . “My vote is for them to finish it. If they put the tongue up in the air, I know where to show up and I will be there.”
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Which Rock Band Will Play Next at the Sphere?
U2 proved to be an excellent choice to open Las Vegas’ technically advanced new Sphere, with both the band and the venue’s innovative visual capabilities earning rave reviews . The Irish rockers still have two weekend stands at the Sphere left, and in November it was announced that Phish will take over in April for four concerts. So who will be third? Rumors have been swirling about Dead & Company, but nothing is confirmed yet.
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Who’s Retiring Next?
Goodbyes were a big part of the rock world last year, with Kiss, Elton John , Ted Nugent and Kenny Loggins among the artists who concluded farewell tours in 2023. Will other bands or solo stars announce their own final tours this year? Foreigner and the Eagles are among the bands who are currently in the midst of farewell tours without a publicly announced end date, so it’s possible they will be saying their goodbyes well past 2024.
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Will Rush’s Lee and Lifeson Perform Together Again?
This month marks four years since the death of Rush drummer Neil Peart , and in recent months his longtime bandmates Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson have begun to publicly ponder working together again. When asked by CBS News’ Sunday Morning show about the band’s “next chapter,” Lifeson responded: “It’s difficult to figure out what the chapter is without [Peart], [but] it’s just not in our D.N.A. to stop.” Lee also broached the possibility of the duo working on new music together, although he was very careful with his words. “If I say anything about working with Alex, people run to the conclusion that Rush is starting up again,” the frontman told CTV Morning Live . “That is not the case. Yes, Alex and I like each other a lot, still. We hang around with each other a lot. And we both have a desire to try to write songs together. We don’t know whether that will bear fruit or not.”
When Will We Get to Hear Motley Crue’s New Songs?
Motley Crue had a tumultuous 2023, which included an acrimonious split with founding guitarist Mick Mars . Mars is set to release his debut solo album in 2024, and his former bandmates are also planning to debut new music. Apparently re-invigorated by the addition of new guitarist John 5, Motley Crue hit the studio with Dr. Feelgood producer Bob Rock to record three “ amazing ” new songs. Although they haven’t announced how or when they will share the results of this session, drummer Tommy Lee revealed that one song is titled “Canceled,” and will address the fact that the band has not (yet?) had to go through that particular reckoning.
Pearl Jam’s 2024: New Album AND Tour?
In what appears to be one of the new year’s most poorly kept secrets, Pearl Jam are widely expected to announce a 2024 tour shortly – in fact some dates are already being leaked by local news outlets. Guitarist Mike McCready also recently revealed that the band recorded a new album with producer du jour Andrew Watt. While he didn’t share an album title or a release date, McCready promised that the followup to 2020’s Gigaton would be “ a lot heavier than you’d expect .”
Will Soundgarden’s Final Seven Songs Be Released?
Prior to his May 2017 death, Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell recorded seven new songs, some written alone and some with his bandmates. The surviving band members and the singer’s estate have fought for control of those recordings ever since. In April 2023 they jointly announced a settlement , which they declared would “allow Soundgarden fans around the world to hear the final songs that the band and Chris were working on.” However in November drummer Matt Cameron revealed that the musicians “were still in the middle of a dispute with the estate,” and that he didn’t expect the music to reach fans this year .
Will Iron Maiden Get Voted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
Any decent heavy metal fan knows it’s way beyond time that Iron Maiden get inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Their continued exclusion is one of the most indefensible and easily correctable missteps in the organization’s history. Frontman Bruce Dickinson could clearly care less. “I’m really happy we’re not there and I would never want to be there. If we’re ever inducted, I will refuse — they won’t bloody be having my corpse in there,” he declared in 2019 . Regardless of his position, the Hall of Fame should give one of the genre’s most influential and long-running bands their proper due.
Has Paul McCartney Joined the Andrew Watt Party?
It certainly seems as if Paul McCartney will be the next rock star to work with producer Andrew Watt, following Ozzy Osbourne, Iggy Pop, Pearl Jam, Elton John and the Rolling Stones. In addition to playing bass on the Stones’ Watt-produced Hackney Diamonds album, in December 2022 the former Beatle revealed he’d started working with Watt, although he didn’t specify the scope or nature of the project. In December 2023 Watt revealed that duo had written at least one song together, joking that he woke “ in a cold sweat ” the night before their first meeting, realizing he needed to quickly track down some left-handed guitars.
What Treasures Will Emerge From Tom Petty’s Vault Next?
It goes without saying that we’d trade it all in a heartbeat to have him back with us, but Tom Petty’ s estate has done a wonderful job sharing new treasures from his vaults since the superstar’s 2017 death. So again being selfish, our only question is – how are they going to follow up 2020’s fantastic expanded Wildflowers box set and 2022’s Live at the Fillmore 1997 collection? We’re clearing space on our shelves already!
Hear Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Perform ‘Listen to Her Heart’
How is Elton John’s New Album Going to ‘Surprise the S—‘ Out of Us?
While inducting his longtime songwriting partner Bernie Taupin into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last November, Elton John revealed that the duo had just completed a new album “which is going to surprise the shit out of you.” Just two days into the new year an unusual source, Who guitarist Pete Townshend, revealed that John had recorded a new album with acclaimed singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile. “They made a new album together in two weeks. He says it’s one of the best things they’ve ever done.” Random bonus thought: for all we know, John and Townshend could be talking about two different new albums.
Are U2 Really Ready to Rock Again?
In October of 2022 Bono revealed that U2 had shelved a planned album named Songs of Ascent , because he felt they needed to instead release “a noisy, uncompromising, unreasonable guitar album” first. The mild-mannered 2023 stand-alone single “Atomic City” didn’t really fit that description, but guitarist the Edge told Mojo he’s in agreement with his singer’s plans. “I think the guitar is coming back. I really feel it. And I would like to be part of that. I’d like to be the vanguard of this resurgence of guitars.”
Watch U2 Perform ‘Atomic City’
Will Whitesnake Return in 2024?
After a variety of ailments forced Whitesnake off the road in mid-2022 , frontman David Coverdale spent 2023 focused on healing, but insisted his band would eventually return to complete their farewell tour. He promises that the extended rehab time will ultimately be worth the wait. “When you announce something like a farewell tour, certainly, I want it to be the best shows I’ve ever done,” he declared in April 2023 . “I want them to be unforgettable for me and the crowd.”
Is Fleetwood Mac Over?
The November 2022 death of Christine McVie may have marked the end of Fleetwood Mac . Although the group has endured through countless lineup changes and drama over their long career, in October 2023 Stevie Nicks declared she saw “no reason” to continue as a band without McVie. “Without her, what is it?” she told Vulture . “You know what I mean? She was like my soul mate, my musical soul mate and my best friend that I spent more time with than any of my other best friends outside of Fleetwood Mac.” Earlier in the year drummer Mick Fleetwood had similar thoughts: “I think right now, I truly think the line in the sand has been drawn with the loss of Chris,” he explained during an interview at the Grammys (as relayed by the Los Angeles Times ). “I’d say we’re done, but then we’ve all said that before. It’s sort of unthinkable right now.”
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