After the huge announcement that AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson will be withdrawing from the remainder of the Rock or Bust World Tour, to be replaced by Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses, unsurprisingly, it turns out that fans aren’t very happy.
According to The Independent, concert promoter Live Nation issued a statement revealing that approximately 7,000 tickets were refunded for the Belgian show alone. Billboard’s source said that this was similar with Spain as well, but that people involved in the tour “aren’t worried about it.” Fans have been offered refunds for the remaining 12 dates in the Europe stopover, so it will definitely be interesting to see whether the rest of the tour will follow suit.
In an emotional statement released last month, Johnson called his withdrawal from the group “the darkest day of his professional life.”
Despite this, the band is determined to keep the show going, saying, “We are dedicated to fulfilling the remainder of our touring commitments to everyone that has supported us over the years, and are fortunate that Axl Rose has kindly offered his support to help us fulfil this commitment.”
If you wanted a little try before you buy, it seems someone has managed to take some sneaky footage from one of the sound-checks for an upcoming show. While it’s pretty muffled and distant, listen to Axl performing with the group in the track Thunderstruck below.
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