AC/DC Announces Tour Dates & New Bass Player

AC/DC Announces Tour Dates & New Bass Player
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Legendary rockers AC/DC had been teasing a big announcement last week, and the band dropped news that they’re heading out on a European tour from May through August. The group also announced they would be touring with a new bassist, Chris Chaney, who is joining the group in place of longtime bass player Cliff Williams. 

“We are thrilled to finally announce the ‘Power Up’ European Tour,” the band wrote via social media. “Angus, Brian, Stevie, and Matt will be joined by Chris Chaney to carry the torch for Cliff. The tour will see us play shows across Germany, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, England, Slovakia, Belgium, France & Ireland this Summer. We can’t wait to see you all out there.”

Chaney is best known as the bassist for Jane’s Addiction and as a member of Alanis Morissette’s touring and recording band. He also performed with Taylor Hawkins’ side project, Taylor Hawkins and The Coattail Riders, and has worked as a session musician for Joe Cocker, Shakira, Slash, Avril Lavigne, Shinedown, Cher and Celine Dion. He also founded the supergroup Royal Machines, which features Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction), Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray), Josh Freeze (Foo Fighters) and Billy Morrison (Billy Idol). 

The last time the band toured, singer Brian Johnson had to exit the trek early due to hearing issues and was replaced by Guns ’N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose. Johnson did however rejoin the group to record their latest album, “Power Up,” and he performed again with the group at last year’s Power Trip festival. 

Drummer Matt Laug also filled in for longtime drummer Phil Rudd, and it appears Laug will be with the group in a more permanent capacity going forward. It is rumored that Rudd has visa issues stemming from legal troubles that he got into just prior to the band’s last tour in 2015. 

AC/DC tour dates:
May 17 – Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Veltins Arena
May 21 – Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Veltins Arena
May 25 – Reggio Emilia, Italy, RCF Arena
May 29 – Seville, Spain, La Cartuja Stadium
June 05 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Johan Cruyff Arena
June 09 – Munich, Germany, Olympic Stadium
June 12 – Munich, Germany, Olympic Stadium
June 16 – Dresden, Germany, Messe
June 23 – Vienna, Austria, Ernst Happel Stadium
June 26 – Vienna, Austria, Ernst Happel Stadium
June 29 – Zurich, Switzerland, Letzigrund Stadium
July 03 – London, England, Wembley Stadium
July 07 – London, England, Wembley Stadium
July 13 – Hockenheim, Germany, Ring
July 17 – Stuttgart, Germany, Wasen
July 21 – Bratislava, Slovakia, Old Airport
July 27 – Nuremberg, Germany, Zeppelinfeld
July 31 – Hannover, Germany, Messe
August 09 – Dessel, Belgium, Festivalpark Stenehei
August 13 – Paris, France, Hippodrome Paris Longchamp
August 17 – Dublin, Ireland, Croke Park

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