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AC/DC Announces 2024 European Tour

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AC/DC is back on the road after an eight-year hiatus, unveiling their “Power Up” European tour set to ignite stages from May through August. This tour marks a monumental return with members Brian Johnson on vocals, Angus and Stevie Young on guitars, Matt Laug behind the drums, and the new addition, bassist Chris Chaney, completing the lineup.

Excitement is in the air as AC/DC states, “It’s a thrill to launch the ‘Power Up’ European Tour. Joined by Chris Chaney, we’re bringing the legacy forward with Angus, Brian, Stevie, and Matt. Expect us across cities like Germany, Italy, Spain, and many more this summer. We’re eager to meet our fans once again.”

Here are the tour dates and locations:

– Starting in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, at Veltins Arena on May 17 and 21.

– Moving to Reggio Emilia, Italy, at RCF Arena on May 25, then to Seville, Spain, at La Cartuja Stadium on May 29.

– The tour continues through Amsterdam, Munich, Dresden, Vienna, Zurich, London, Hockenheim, Stuttgart, Bratislava, Nuremberg, Hannover, Dessel, Paris, and Dublin, wrapping up on August 17 at Croke Park.

Ticket sales begin on February 16, with specific times set for certain locations.

The band’s journey back to the stage was sparked at the Power Trip festival in Indio, California, on October 7, 2023, marking their first performance in seven years, with Laug, an experienced drummer known for his work with several high-profile artists, stepping in for the event.

Matt Laug’s journey from South Florence High School to becoming a revered session drummer in Los Angeles sets a compelling backdrop for his inclusion in AC/DC’s lineup, especially after supporting the band during the “Stiff Upper Lip” tour with SLASH’S SNAKEPIT in 2001.

The narrative also touches on the challenging past few years for AC/DC, from Phil Rudd’s legal troubles to Brian Johnson’s hearing loss scare, which nearly ended his live performing career. Thankfully, technology and innovation allowed Johnson to rejoin the band on stage.

Chris Chaney’s versatile career, spanning work with Jane’s Addiction, Alanis Morissette, and numerous other artists, adds a fresh dynamic to the band’s rhythm section.

The announcement also nods to Cliff Williams’s retirement and subsequent return, highlighting the deep bonds and shared history within AC/DC, especially as they pay tribute to the late Malcolm Young with their latest album, “Power Up.”

“Power Up” represents more than just an album; it’s a homage to Malcolm Young and a testament to the enduring spirit of AC/DC, ready to connect with fans old and new on this much-anticipated tour.

 

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