This spring, Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose will go from the jungle to the “Highway to Hell” when he fills in as lead singer of AC/DC in its upcoming tour dates. The announcement has gotten fans excited, but how long will Rose be a member of the band?
So far, AC/DC has confirmed only that Rose will be with the band for the remainder of its European tour. The group has yet to comment on what’s next following the remaining dates. In a statement on its website, the band said Rose, 54, will also be helping it out when it reschedules canceled U.S. tour dates.
“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,” the statement said. “Following this European run of dates with AC/DC, Axl Rose will head out on his Guns N' Roses Not in This Lifetime Summer Stadium Tour. The 10 postponed U.S. shows will be rescheduled and announced imminently, also with Axl Rose.”
Rumors have suggested that AC/DC will join Guns N’ Roses on its upcoming summer reunion tour. However, no opening act has been confirmed for the tour.
Fans of both bands got a sneak peek of what AC/DC’s upcoming shows will be like at this past weekend’s Coachella event. AC/DC guitarist Angus Young joined Guns N’ Roses on stage to perform AC/DC’s “Whole Lotta Rosie” and “Riff Raff.” You can watch the performance below:
AC/DC also thanked former lead singer Brian Johnson for everything he has done for the band and wished him luck. Johnson took over as the band’s lead singer in 1980, but his future with the band became uncertain due to his battle with hearing loss. It now appears as though the singer’s time in the band is over, at least for the time being.
- May 7: Lisbon, Portugal, at Passeio Maritimo De Alges
- May 10: Seville, Spain, at Estadio De La Cartuja
- May 13: Marseille, France, at Stade Velodrome
- May 16: Werchter, Belgium, at Werchter Site
- May 19: Vienna at Erns-Happel Stadium
- May 22: Prague at Letnany Airport
- May 26: Hamburg, Germany, at Volksparkstadion
- May 29: Berne, Switzerland, at Stade De Suisse
- June 1: Leipzig, Germany, at Red Bull Arena
- June 4: London at the Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
- June 9: Manchester, England, at Etihad Stadium
- June 12: Aarhus, Denmark, at Ceres Park