The rock and roll lifestyle is known for being hard and loud.
For AC/DC, that is definitely a hard truth being faced by lead singer Brian Johnson. The 68-year-old vocalist released a statement on Monday (March 7) that states he “has been advised by doctors to stop touring immediately or risk total hearing loss.”
Needless to say, Johnson’s vocal stylings are a signature aspect to the band’s music. With the remaining 10 U.S. shows being moved to later dates, the word is that a “guest vocalist” will take Johnson’s place.
The delayed performances include a show originally scheduled to hit Atlanta on Tuesday (March 8) and an April 4 gig at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
The band originally made headlines when announcing their headliner appearance at California’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. With the April event right around the corner, it’s unknown if the band will go on with a different singer or cancel their show altogether.
As for the European leg of their “Rock or Bust” tour, plans to continue those shows are still up in the air.