Axl Rose is officially set to fill the vocalist void for AC/DC, and the band's "Rock or Bust" tour is expected to resume next month. Yesterday (April 16), the band issued a statement, noting that Rose would replace longtime vocalist Brian Johnson, who was ordered by doctors last month to "stop touring immediately" due to significant hearing loss.
AC/DC said in a statement:
"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."
The band has a glut of European dates lined up this summer, kicking off in Lisbon, Portugal on May 7. Rose, who is currently headlining Coachella with Guns N' Roses, invited AC/DC guitarist Angus Young on stage to perform during his band's set on Saturday night. Read about the performance, which featured a very immobile and broken-footed Axl Rose, here.