AC/DC apparently close to announce world stadium tour. The trek will include singer Brian Johnson, who was forced to leave the band mid-tour nearly four years ago due to a dangerous level of hearing loss.
On Monday (January 20), Australian radio personality Eddie McGuire discussed the possibility of the legendary hard rockers’ comeback on his Triple M Melbourne breakfast show.
“My mail is there will be a new album released by AC/DC February/March this year, but also that AC/DC will be touring Australia October/November 2020,” Eddie said.
“And after a lot of work and a lot of technical research, they have been able to get a hearing aid for Brian Johnson, who will be out front. And even Phil Rudd [drums] might be back in the group either playing percussion or drums with Angus [Young, guitar] so that they’ve got three of — well, not the originals, but three of the old-timers, if you like, back there.
“They’ve had a few changes over the journey, but Angus out front, Brian Johnson lead singing, and maybe Phil Rudd, after his issues that he’s had in recent times.”
“I know there’s a new AC/DC album in the making with Malcolm Young,” he said. “It’s coming. It’s going to be an outtake from Rock or Bust. What do I expect? I expect nothing more and nothing less, just give me f*cking rhythm and Angus and Malcom’s guitar. Don’t give me anything extra. [Brian Johnson] is back in the band.”
TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider has also confirmed the news on his Twitter, adding that Phil Rudd is back as well.
Responding to a fan asking if one of the classic AC/DC members was sick, Snider replied: “He died. RIP Malcolm Young. But all four surviving members have reunited WITH tracks recorded by Malcolm while he was still alive. Malcolm‘s nephew Stevie Young is replacing him (he’s done this a couple of times before). It’s as close as you can get to the original band. @acdc”