AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson ordered “to stop touring immediately or risk total hearing loss”

Classic rockers will apparently continue their tour with "guest vocalist"

Brian Johnston AC/DC

    The future of AC/DC is up in the air after frontman Brian Johnson was ordered by doctors to “stop touring immediately” due to severe hearing problems.

    According to a press release, doctors have advised Johnson that if he does not stop touring, he risks “total hearing loss.”

    As a result, AC/DC have postponed the remainder of their US tour, including an April 4th performance at Madison Square Garden. A press release notes that these shows will be rescheduled later in the year, “likely with a guest vocalist.”

    AC/DC were on tour in support of their 2014 album, Rock or Bust. Even before Johnson’s ailments, the band’s touring lineup was shorthanded. Founding member and guitarist Malcolm Young was forced to retire due worsening dementia. Meanwhile, drummer Phil Rudd was sentenced to eight months home detention after threatening to kill a former employee and being found in possession of drugs.   

    AC/DC 2016 Tour Dates:
    03/08 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
    03/11 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center
    03/14 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum
    03/17 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
    03/20 – Aurburn Hills, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
    03/23 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
    03/26 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
    03/29 – Buffalo, NY @ First Niagara Center
    04/01 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
    04/04 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden


    Below, watch fan-shot footage from what could be one AC/DC’s final performances ever with Johnson, at St. Louis’ Scottrade Center on February 20th.

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