Brian Johnson, out. Axl Rose, in! That’s the news on the rock and roll street. The Guns N’ Roses legend will replace the AC/DC lead singer on the band’s “Rock or Bust” U.S. leg of the tour. Last month Johnson announced he had to pull out or risk possible hearing loss. The guys were to play the BB&T Center in Sunrise on March 11.
On the group’s official website, the band responsible for such headbanging classics as Highway to Hell, Back in Black and Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, wrote:
“AC/DC band members would like to thank Brian Johnson for his contributions and dedication to the band throughout the years. We wish him all the best with his hearing issues and future ventures. As much as we want this tour to end as it started, we understand, respect and support Brian’s decision to stop touring and save his hearing. We are dedicated to fulfilling the remainder of our touring commitments to everyone that has supported us over the years, and are fortunate that Axl Rose has kindly offered his support to help us fulfill this commitment. AC/DC will resume their Rock Or Bust World Tour with Axl Rose joining on vocals.”
Following their Eurotour, Rose will head out on the Not In This Lifetime Summer Stadium Tour and make up the shows. The South Florida date has yet to be rescheduled but hold on to your tickets.