Veteran rock-n-roll band AC/DC have cancelled several of their shows after a medical emergency for frontman Brian Johnson.
Johnson, known for his distinct shrill voice and stage presence could face complete hear loss, as medical reports suggest. There are no details yet as to what is really going on with him or why there is such a sudden shutdown by the rockers.
AC/DC were set to perform 10 more sold-out shows across the United States, but issued an official statement to ticket buys and fans alike. They are currently on their legendary “Rock Or Bust” tour. So, those shows that were slated in March and April will be carried forward to yet-to-be confirmed dates later in the year. Ticket carriers will be able to use these same tickets for the later shows as well, and those who want a refund will obtain it at that point in time. Also, they are scheduled to have a “guest vocalist” for these shows.
This is not the first time that AC/DC has been left in a dilemma because of a member’s emergency. Founding member Malcolm Young has been diagnosed with dementia and drummer Phil Young also has a protracted legal battle.
Since issues that have been plaguing the classic rock band, there have been changes made in the line-up. Malcolm Young has his nephew, Stevie Young take over his position and the band even went ahead and re-hired Chris Slade.
Check out the US Show dates that have been cancelled by AC/DC:
3/08 — Atlanta, Ga. — Philips Arena
3/11 — Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. — BB&T Center
3/14 — Greensboro, N.C. — Greensboro Coliseum
3/17 — Washington, D.C. — Verizon Center
3/20 — Detroit, Mich. — The Palace
3/23 — Columbus, Ohio — Nationwide Arena
3/26 — Cleveland, Ohio — Quicken Loans Arena
3/29 — Buffalo, N.Y. — First Niagara Center
4/01 — Philadelphia, Pa. — Wells Fargo Center
4/04 — New York, N.Y. — Madison Square Garden