AC/DC Announce New Lineup, 2024 Tour Dates


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AC/DC new lineup news – Author Charles Ken, courtesy Photo via Sony Music

AC/DC are back with a totally new lineup. Don’t worry. Brian Johnson is part of the band’s new roster of musicians. Johnson famously had to skip the second leg of the band’s “Rock or Bust” tour due to hearing issues, but thankfully, he’s back in the fold and ready to rock.

AC/DC New Lineup News

According to a post on the band’s X (formerly Twitter) posts, AC/DC are reuniting this year with a bevy of tour dates featuring lead guitarist Angus Young, singer Brian Johnson, rhythm guitarist Stevie Young, drummer Matt Laug and former Jane’s Addiction bass player Chris Chaney. The group will tour Europe this summer with a the new lineup.

AC/DC’s upcoming Power Up tour will begin May 17 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, and run through an Aug. 17 in Dublin, Ireland. View the full list of tour dates below. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Feb. 16.

Rudd wasn’t part of AC/DC’s 2015 and 2016 Rock or Bust tour because of legal troubles. He was back with the band to record 2020’s “Power Up” album, but Laug replaced him at the band’s only concert since that tour, which was October 2023 at the Power Trip festival in Indio, Calif. So, it’s not a big surprise that Rudd won’t be on these new shows.

Longtime AC/DC bass player Cliff Williams announced his retirement at the end of the Rock or Bust tour. He was dealing with “terrible vertigo” at the time, so announced that he would no longer be touring with the band extensively. Still, he did reunite with the band to record “Power Up” and also performed at the Power Trip performance.

AC/DC’s latest gig was the band’s reunion set at the Power Trip festival. The festival appearance was actually the group’s first concert since 2016. Moreover, it was actually the longest hiatus AC/DC has played from the road for their entire career.

The Power Trip set was also AC/DC’s first performance since the death of founding member Malcolm Young. The rhythm guitarist was replaced by his nephew, Stevie Young, who also played on the group’s 2020 album Power Up.

The upcoming dates will mark AC/DC’s first tour in support of Power Up. The band recorded the album in 2018 and 2019 and released it in 2020, right as the pandemic was shutting down live music around the world. At the time, Johnson was also testing a new, experimental hearing aid technology. What’s more, for years, fans didn’t know if Johnson would ever be able to perform live with AC/DC again. But, thankfully, since then, Johnson has appeared with AC/DC several times, including a high-profile performance at the Taylor Hawkins tribute concert in London.

AC/DC 2024 Tour Dates:

05/17 – Gelsenkirchen, DE @ Veltins Arena
05/21 – Gelsenkirchen, DE @ Veltins Arena
05/25 – Reggio Emilia, IT @ RCF Arena
05/29 – Seville, ES @ La Cartuja Stadium
06/05 – Amsterdam, NL @ Johan Cruyff Arena
06/09 – Munich, DE @ Olympic Stadium
06/12 – Munich, DE @ Olympic Stadium
06/16 – Dresden, DE @ Messe
06/23 – Vienna, AT @ Ernst Happel Stadium
06/26 – Vienna, AT @ Ernst Happel Stadium
06/29 – Zurich, CH @ Letzigrund Stadium
07/03 – London, UK @ Wembley Stadium
07/07 – London, UK @ Wembley Stadium
07/13 – Hockenheim, DE @ Ring
07/17 – Stuttgart, DE @ Wasen
07/21 – Bratislava, SK @ Old Airport
07/27 – Nuremberg, DE @ Zeppelinfeld
07/31 – Hannover, DE @ Messe
08/09 – Dessel, BE @ Festivalpark Stenehei
08/13 – Paris, FR @ Hippodrome Paris Longchamp
08/17 – Dublin, IE @ Croke Park

Charles Ken
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