AC/DC Touring in Europe for the First Time in 8 Years With New Members

Members of the Australian rock band AC-DC pose for a photograph after the Rock Walk handprint ceremony September 15, 2000 at the Guitar Center in Hollywood, Ca. From left: Brian Johnson, Malcolm Young, Cliff Williams, Angus Young and Phil Rudd.
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AC/DC fans have finally heard the big new announcement from the rock band. The band was posting a few cryptic videos, featuring part of their song “Are You Ready?” For instance, one showcased the number 5, which revealed a countdown to when the announcement will be made.

After rumors were swirling for days, AC/DC has confirmed that it is indeed a European tour, the first one in about eight years. The POWER UP Tour will begin in Germany and head to Italy, England, Spain, Austria, the Netherlands, Switzerland, France, Slovakia, and Ireland. The tour will run this year, from May through August.

Geordie 1974 Brian Johnson (now AC/DC) at top

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AC/DC last released an album in 2020 so they will be sharing newer music. On this tour, two new members have signed on including former Jane’s Addiction bassist Chris Chaney and touring drummer Matt Laug. They are replacing retired bassist Cliff Williams and drummer Phil Rudd. AC/DC has been around since 1973, founded by Australian brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. This tour is also celebrating their 50th anniversary.

Stevie Young, Brian Johnson, Angus Young, and Cliff Williams of AC/DC perform onstage during the Power Trip music festival at Empire Polo Club on October 07, 2023 in Indio, California

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Will you try to get tickets for their European tour? Tickets are on sale now. Get all the details on their website!


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