Lead singer of AC/DC Brian Johnson warned he could go deaf if they tour again
Deafness has to be a hazard of successful bands, particularly if they have been in the scene for many years, which is the case with Australian band AC/DC that were formed in 1973 amounting to close on 43years of performing at the highest level and that presumably means the high volume of sound from the instruments.
The problem that has arisen which has caused the postponement of and subsequent re-scheduling of their 10 upcoming dates on the U.S. leg of their ‘Rock or Bust’ World Tour, is that lead singer, 68 year old Brian Johnson, has been warned by doctors that he must not undertake any more tours or he will completely lose his hearing. The band have responded by saying that it is their intention to commit to new dates for the concerts at Atlanta through to Madison Square Garden later in the year and will in all probability be with a guest vocalist taking the place of Johnson.
At the moment we have no news about the UK tour which is scheduled to commence in June starting at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London on June 4, followed by the Etihad Stadium in Manchester on June 9.
Naturally fans here in the UK will be hoping that the shows will go ahead and the concert which they are to perform at the former Olympic Stadium, will be the first major event held there following the transformation of the centre, after extensive work was carried out.
The band have not been without problems over the years, founding member of the band Malcolm Young had to pull out as he was suffering from dementia, and they also have had some controversial issues too. Ex-drummer Phil Rudd was given an eight-month home detention sentence for drug possession and making threats to kill last year.