AC/DC Finally Announces 2024 European Tour Dates

The mystery of the AC/DC posts has finally been solved: The band is going on a tour with a new bassist.

The rock giants had been sharing numerous posts without any explanations, leading the fans to wonder whether it was a new album, a new tour, or something else. At last, the band has revealed that they will be going on tour with a new bassist — the former Jane’s Addiction bassist Chris Chaney.

The band shared the news on their official social media accounts with the following message:

“We are thrilled to finally announce the ‘POWER UP’ European Tour. Angus, Brian, Stevie, and Matt will be joined by Chris Chaney to carry the torch for Cliff. The tour will see us play shows across Germany, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, England, Slovakia, Belgium, France & Ireland this Summer. We can’t wait to see you all out there.”

Tour dates:

May 17 – Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Veltins Arena *
May 21 – Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Veltins Arena *
May 25 – Reggio Emilia, Italy, RCF Arena
May 29 – Seville, Spain, La Cartuja Stadium
June 05 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Johan Cruyff Arena
June 09 – Munich, Germany, Olympic Stadium *
June 12 – Munich, Germany, Olympic Stadium *
June 16 – Dresden, Germany, Messe *
June 23 – Vienna, Austria, Ernst Happel Stadium
June 26 – Vienna, Austria, Ernst Happel Stadium
June 29 – Zurich, Switzerland, Letzigrund Stadium
July 03 – London, England, Wembley Stadium
July 07 – London, England, Wembley Stadium
July 13 – Hockenheim, Germany, Ring *
July 17 – Stuttgart, Germany, Wasen *
July 21 – Bratislava, Slovakia, Old Airport
July 27 – Nuremberg, Germany, Zeppelinfeld *
July 31 – Hannover, Germany, Messe *
August 09 – Dessel, Belgium, Festivalpark Stenehei
August 13 – Paris, France, Hippodrome Paris Longchamp
August 17 – Dublin, Ireland, Croke Park **

The Rumors Turned Out To Be True

Before the official announcement, the rumor that Cliff Williams wouldn’t join AC/DC for a new tour had been circulating. In an announcement regarding AC/DC’s anticipated 2024 tour, comedian and avid fan of the band Dean Delray provided some information. Delray, who has a track record of performing the band’s music and conducting interviews with its members, disclosed that bassist Cliff Williams will not be part of the tour this year.

As Delray stated earlier, Williams, who announced his retirement at the end of the band’s latest tour in 2016, would apparently no longer be touring, and the band would be playing with a new bass player this year:

“OK, last night I heard from a very reliable source that AC/DC will be touring with a new bass player this year. I’m not gonna say who it is. I’ll let AC/DC make that announcement, but I will say this: 3 years ago, I had Cliff Williams on my podcast, and he straight up said he would not be touring again and I was surprised that the fans didn’t seem to pick up on that.”

AC/DC’s Return From Hiatus

The announcement comes four months after AC/DC made a triumphant return to the stage at the Power Trip festival. This marked the band’s first live performance since 2016 and marked the end of the longest period without shows in their career. The Power Trip set was also significant as it was AC/DC’s first performance since the passing of Malcolm Young. His role was taken over by Stevie Young, who also contributed to the ‘Power Up.’

Despite releasing ‘Power Up’ in 2020, AC/DC has not yet embarked on a tour supporting the album. The recording took place in 2018 and 2019, but its release coincided with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to a halt in the live music industry. At the time, Brian Johnson was grappling with severe hearing loss and experimenting with new hearing aid technology.

While uncertain about his ability to perform with AC/DC again, successful guest appearances, including a memorable performance at the Taylor Hawkins tribute concert in London, boosted Johnson’s confidence in returning to touring.

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