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Lo and behold, Axl Rose is AC/DC’s new singer

The Guns N' Roses frontman will follow the footsteps of Brian Johnson

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    Hell hath frozen over: Axl Rose is the new singer of AC/DC.

    After weeks and weeks for rumors, the legendary Australian outfit made the news official, and only moments before Guns N’ Roses hit the stage for their headlining set at Coachella.

    Here’s the official 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.”

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    As previously reported, frontman and vocalist Brian Johnson was recently forced to stop touring for risk of losing all hearing. Although there was rampant speculation that he was “kicked to the curb.”

    Regardless, Rose has quite a busy few months ahead of him, quite possibly the busiest days of his post-millennium career thus far. Consult his full itinerary (AC/DC will soon announce a US leg of dates) and get ready for a whole lotta Axl.

    Update – Sunday, April 17th at 10:00 a.m. CT: AC/DC’s Angus Young joined Guns N’ Roses on stage at Coachella to perform a pair of AC/DC songs.

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    AC/DC 2016 Tour Dates:
    05/07 – Lisbon, PT @ Passeio Maritmo de Alges
    05/10 – Seville, ES @ Estadio de la Cartuja
    05/13 – Marseille, FR @ Stade Velodrome
    05/16 – Werchter, BE @ Werchter Festival Grounds
    05/19 – Vienna, AT @ Ernst-Happel Stadium
    05/22 – Prague, CZ @ Letnany Airport
    05/26 – Hamburg, DE @ Volksparkstadion
    05/29 – Berne, CH @ Stade de Suisse
    06/01 – Leipzig, DE @ Red Bull Arena
    06/04 – London, UK @ Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
    06/09 – Manchester, UK @ Etihad Stadium
    06/12 – Aarhus, DK @ Ceres Park

    Guns N’ Roses 2016 Tour Dates:
    04/19 – Mexico City, MX @ Foro Sol
    04/20 – Mexico City, MX @ Foro Sol
    04/23 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
    06/23 – Detroit, MI @ Ford Field
    06/26 – Washington, DC @ Fedex Field
    06/29 – Kansas City, MO @ Arrowhead Stadium
    07/01 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field
    07/06 – Cincinnati, OH @ Paul Brown Stadium
    07/09 – Nashville, TN @ Nissan Stadium
    07/12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Field
    07/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field
    07/16 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
    07/19 – Foxboro, MA @ Gilette Stadium
    07/23 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
    07/27 – Atlanta, GA @ Georgia Dome
    07/29 – Orlando, FL @ Orlando Citrus Bowl
    07/31 – New Orleans, LA @ Mercedes-Benz Superdome
    08/03 – Arlington, TX @ AT&T Stadium
    08/05 – Houston, TX @ NRG Stadium
    08/09 – San Francisco, CA @ AT&T Park
    08/12 – Seattle, WA @ CenturyLink Field
    08/15 – Glendale, AZ @ University of Phoenix Stadium
    08/22 – San Diego, CA @ Qualcomm Stadium

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