Axl-DC CONFIRMED as Angus Young joins GNR for guest slot at Coachella Fest

Axl Rose will front AC/DC throughout the summer after the band confirmed the Guns N’ Roses mainman as the replacement for Brian Johnson.

2016 is shaping up to be a monumentally busy, and historic, year for Rose who is also taking Guns N’ Roses on the road with Slash and Duff McKagan back in the Guns fold for the first time in more than 20-years.

Axl-DC will resume their ‘Rock Or Bust’ world tour next month. Starting on May 7 in Lisbon, the tour takes the legendary band across Europe, including a pair of UK dates, before ending in Denmark on June 12.

Following these dates Axl is scheduled to go on the road with Guns N’ Roses ‘Not In This Lifetime’ summer stadium tour.

The ten postponed AC/DC U.S shows will be rescheduled and announced imminently, also with Axl on the mic.

AC/DC guitarist Angus Young joined Guns N’ Roses on stage on Saturday at the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival to perform the AC/DC classics ‘Riff Raff’ and ‘Whole Lotta Rosie.’

"Since I can't run around for you, we're gonna bring out a friend, put a little life into things for us,"  beamed Axl Rose from his stage throne, from which he is performing following a fractured foot. 

Young is no stranger to Coachella, having headlined last year's event with AC/DC.

A massive sellout crowd of 100,000 watched the Guns N’ Roses set at Coachella where the band blasted through a two and a half hour set. The band are reportedly earning $8 million for its two appearances at Coachella and an average of $2.75 million per show on the tour.

This is a huge mark up from the reported pre-reunion line-up amounts of between $350,000 and $500,000 per show, according to Billboard's industry sources.

 

AC/DC European tour dates with Axl Rose:

May 07 - Lisbon, Portugal - Passeio Maritimo De Alges

May 10 - Seville, Spain - Estadio De La Cartuja

May 13 - Marseille, France - Stade Velodrome

May 16 - Werchter, Belgium - Werchter Site

May 19 - Vienna, Austria - Erns-Happel Stadium

May 22 - Prague, Czech Republic - Letnany Airport

May 26 - Hamburg, Germany - Volksparkstadion

May 29 - Berne, Switzerland - Stade De Suisse

Jun. 01 - Leipzig, Germany - Red Bull Arena

Jun. 04 - London, UK - The Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Jun. 09 - Manchester, UK - Etihad Stadium

Jun. 12 - Aarhus, Denmark - Ceres Park

 

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