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AC/DC cancels U.S. tour dates due to lead singer’s health concerns

9 March 2016 Entertainment News

Fourth Estate Staff

Atlanta, GA, United States (4E) – AC/DC has been forced to stop their touring in the United States after it has been announced that the lead singer of the Australian band, Brian Johnson, has health concerns.

According to reports, doctors told Johnson that he could lose his hearing if he continues with the tour. The 68-year-old is said to be at risk of going completely deaf. A statement released by the band reads: “AC/DC are forced to reschedule the 10 upcoming dates on the US leg of their Rock or Bust World Tour. AC/DC’s lead singer, Brian Johnson, has been advised by doctors to stop touring immediately or risk total hearing loss.”

The band has been making music and performing for over 35 years now and health risks are unavoidable. Fans and the band are said to be upset with the cancelations but there will be rescheduling soon.

The announcement added: "More information regarding these rescheduled shows to come. Current ticket holders can hold on to their tickets for the rescheduled dates or receive a refund at point of purchase."

The affected dates start this March 9, which is the show in Atlanta; March 11 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, March 14 in Greensboro, North Carolina; March 17 in Washington D.C.; March 20 in Detroit, Michigan; March 23 in Columbus, Ohio; March 26 in Cleveland, Ohio; March 29 in Buffalo, New York; April 1 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and April 4 in New York, New York. The band hoped that they could reschedule the cancelled tour dates later this year but a guest vocalist could take over Johnson’s spot.

The U.S. leg of the tour has been cancelled but the European dates have not been stalled yet. The Europe leg of their tour will begin this May 7 in Lisbon and will be rolling out all over London and Manchester by June.