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