Brian Johnson, AC/DC’s renowned lead vocalist, has rekindled the excitement of fans by hinting at a potential tour in support of their 2020 album, “Power Up.”
The buzz around AC/DC’s scheduled top-billed act at the Power Trip Festival in California this fall has stoked anticipation for more pulse-raising performances. Johnson recently spoke on the Fuelling Around podcast, delving into the story of the band’s reunion following the early challenges of the 2020 pandemic. His enthusiasm was palpable as he remarked:
“Just three years back, we assembled prior to releasing the ‘Power Up’ album.”
Reminiscing about their rehearsals in Amsterdam, he spoke of the moment they rekindled their unmatched musical synergy. Yet, the pandemic posed setbacks. With a light-hearted twist, Johnson named it “the Chinese Flu” and spoke of how it momentarily halted their reunion.
Piecing back together the iconic rock juggernaut that is AC/DC wasn’t straightforward. Johnson underscored the collective itch they all have to return to the limelight and fervently hopes for more stage appearances.
Speaking of the Power Trip Festival, he painted it as a grand homage to rock music. His thrill was evident as he talked about joining forces with stalwarts like Ozzy Osbourne, GUNS N’ ROSES, METALLICA, and IRON MAIDEN, setting the stage for a historic rock fest in the scenic desert near Coachella.
“We’re taking part in this amazing desert gig they’ve curated near Palm Springs, right by Coachella.”
“It’s a rock and roll fest, plain and simple. It’s a testament to the lasting impact of rock. With Ozzy coming out of hiatus, it’ll be a reunion with old mates. Sharing the field with the lads from GUNS N’ ROSES, METALLICA, and IRON MAIDEN — it’s shaping up to be a massive bash!”
“The backdrop? A picturesque valley beside Coachella. I generally don’t dive into event details, I just love to show up, give it my all, and rock until I can’t anymore.”
Johnson’s sentiments signal AC/DC’s eagerness to take the rock world by storm again, and fans are on tenterhooks to experience their iconic live shows anew.