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Confirmed: Axl Rose Is AC/DC's New Lead Singer

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Late Saturday night, AC/DC officially announced the departure of longtime frontman Brian Johnson and his—at least temporary—replacement by Guns N' Roses' Axl Rose.

Here's the complete press release:

"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 Rose on vocals. The band's European stadium tour dates begin May 7 in Lisbon, Portugal, and will run through June 12 in Aarhus, Denmark, as previously announced. Following this European run of dates with AC/DC, Rose will head out on the Not in This Lifetime summer stadium tour with Guns N' Roses.

AC/DC's 10 postponed U.S. shows will be rescheduled and announced imminently, also with Rose on vocals.

AC/DC European tour dates
May 7               Lisbon, Portugal                      Passeio Maritimo De Alges
May 10             Seville, Spain                          Estadio De La Cartuja
May 13             Marseille, France                    Stade Velodrome
May 16             Werchter, Belgium                  Werchter Site
May 19             Vienna, Austria                        Erns-Happel Stadium
May 22             Prague, Czech Republic        Letnany Airport
May 26             Hamburg, Germany                Volksparkstadion
May 29             Berne, Switzerland                 Stade De Suisse
June 1             Leipzig, Germany                    Red Bull Arena
June 4             London, England                     The Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
June 9             Manchester, England              Etihad Stadium
June 12           Aarhus, Denmark                    Ceres Park