Sunday, April 17, 2016

Guns N' Roses Joined By Angus Young At Coachella; Axl Rose To Tour With AC/DC

Guns N' Roses, featuring Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan,  played the Coachella Festival in California on last night (Saturday, April 16)  and were joined on stage by AC/DC guitarist Angus Young for renditions of the Australian band's classic songs "Whole Lotta Rosie" and "Riff Raff." 

Despite being restricted to a throne on loan from Foo Fighters leader Dave Grohl due to a foot injury sustained at the Troubadour, Rose has received mostly positive reviews for his vocals, and he did a commendable job with the AC/DC songs. The timing couldn't have been better as earlier that day it was announced that Rose has been tapped to replace AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson for the remainder of their latest tour.

The band's Rock or Bust tour in March was postponed after Johnson, who joined AC/DC after Bon Scott's death in 1980, was told he was at risk of going deaf.

Rose will join their European and postponed North American dates, before returning to his band in the summer.

In a statement, AC/DC said they were "fortunate" to have Rose's "support."

"As much as we want this tour to end as it started, we understand, respect and support Brian's decision to stop touring and save his hearing," they said. "We are dedicated to fulfilling the remainder of our touring commitments to everyone that has supported us over the years."

AC/DC European tour dates featuring 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

Rose, who recently reunited with guitarist Slash and Duff McKagan for their first Guns N' Roses gigs together in 23 years, will rejoin the band's "Not In This Lifetime" summer stadium tour after the European tour with AC/DC.

Ten postponed AC/DC U.S shows will be rescheduled and announced imminently, also with Rose handling the vocals.