AC/DC singer Brian Johnson has been advised by doctors to stop touring immediately or risk total hearing loss, forcing the band to postpone the remaining US dates on the Rock Or Bust world tour.
Tonight’s (March 8) show in Atlanta through the April 4 concert in New York City will be made up later in the year, likely with a guest vocalist. Current ticket holders can hold on to their tickets for the rescheduled dates or receive a refund at point of purchase.
AC/DC postponed concerts:
March 08 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
March 11 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – BB&T Center
March 14 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
March 17 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center
March 20 – Detroit, MI – The Palace
March 23 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
March 26 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
March 29 – Buffalo, NY – First Niagara Center
April 01 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
April 04 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
During an appearance on “The Howard Stern Show” last year, Johnson denied that his hearing loss was a result of playing with his band mates. He said: “I’ve got hearing loss in my left ear. [But] I didn’t get it from music. I got it from sitting in a race car for too long without earplugs.
“I heard my eardrum burst because I forgot to put my plugs in under my helmet. That’s how it happened.
“Music had nothing to do with it … I was dizzy, my middle ear had gone, and I took my helmet off and there was blood coming out and I’d burst my eardrum.”
Johnson has been AC/DC ‘s singer since 1980, when he joined following the death of Bon Scott. His first album with the band, “Back In Black” , is the second best-selling album of all time.