AC/DC announces new tour in Europe, after eight years of absence

He hasn't performed in Europe for eight years, so the announcement is an event for AC/DC fans

AC/DC announces new tour in Europe, after eight years of absence

He hasn't performed in Europe for eight years, so the announcement is an event for AC/DC fans. The legendary Austro-British group of hard rock AC/DC announced, Monday February 12, a European tour from spring 2024, of around twenty dates, in eleven countries of the Old Continent (England, Germany, Netherlands , Ireland, Slovakia, Spain, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium).

Called “Power Up”, from the name of their last studio album, in 2020, which ranked number one in around twenty countries upon its release, this tour will stretch from May 17, with a first date in Germany, to August 17, with a final concert in Ireland. There will be a single concert in France, on August 13 at the ParisLongchamp racecourse. Tickets go on sale for the latter on Friday, February 16 at 10 a.m.

The band's European tour is part of the band's 50th anniversary, which played its very first concert on December 31, 1973 at Checkers Nightclub in Sydney, Australia. The group has since sold more than 200 million records throughout their career.

It is Brian Johnson, 76, who sings on the group's latest album, who will be on the microphone for the European tour. This, after he was replaced on stage in 2016 by Axl Rose of Guns N'Roses due to hearing problems. But he is now evolving with state-of-the-art hearing equipment.

The other figure of the group is the guitarist Angus Young, 68 years old, still dressed in his retro school uniform and who poses on the cover of Highway to Hell (1979) with imp horns, which has become a symbol of the group since 45 years old, will also be there. He is the repository of the riffs of the standards “Highway to Hell”, “Thunderstruck” and “Back in Black”.

The history of AC/DC – name in reference to alternating current, but also “sail and steam” in slang – is tumultuous. The first singer, Bon Scott, died in 1980 and Malcolm Young – guitarist and co-founder in 1973 of the group with his brother Angus (Scots based in Australia) – died in 2017.