AC/DC Kick Off First Tour In Nearly A Decade!

Publish Date
Monday, 20 May 2024, 9:05AM

AC/DC have officially kicked off their European Power Up tour with a performance in Gelsenkirchen, Germany on May 17.

These latest European dates launch the legendary hard rock group into their first full tour since 2016, though they did perform at the Power Trip festival in 2023. AC/DC certainly got things started with a bang during the Germany gig, delivering a fiery set full of their most celebrated hits.

AC/DC’s lineup for the Power Up tour is notably different than the one they used at Power Trip in 2023. Original lead guitarist Angus Young is still in the fold, as is longtime singer Johnson. Johnson had to cancel the last 10 stops of their tour back in 2016 due to doctor’s orders as he risked going completely deaf. Famously Guns n Roses lead Axle Rose stood in to help the band finish the last leg of the tour. Joining them is rhythm guitarist Stevie Young, who became part of AC/DC after Malcolm Young’s death in 2017.

New to the band’s lineup are drummer Matt Laug and bassist Chris Chaney. Chaney best known to rock fans for his time in Jane’s Addiction. The Germany gig was Chaney's first with AC/DC, having officially replaced Cliff Williams -- who had been with the group more than 40 years -- earlier this year.

AC/DC’s European tour will run through the summer, with the final show scheduled to take place on Aug. 17 in Dublin, Ireland.

Judging from the video below, the lads have still bloody got it, fingers crossed for a NZ stop on the tour!



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