AC/DC Post Tour Invitation Video With Axl Rose
In the clip, which you can watch above, Rose is seated alongside Angus Young and Cliff Williams as the three share their enthusiasm for the upcoming gig. "Lisbon, here we come," says Young. "We're really excited to be here in Portugal. We're here to give you a great rock show, so we hope to see you all there."
"Absolutely," adds Rose. "We're very excited to be there."
"We'll see you on Saturday," says Williams, ending the clip with a thumbs up.
As previously reported, Rose has at least temporarily replaced AC/DC singer Brian Johnson for the remainder of the group's current tour — a switch triggered by doctors' discovery of Johnson's potentially serious hearing loss.
Johnson has since issued a statement assuring fans that, while his time with AC/DC might be over, he has no plans to retire. "My doctors have told me that I can continue to record in studios and I intend to do that," he wrote. "For the moment, my entire focus is to continue medical treatment to improve my hearing. I am hoping that in time my hearing will improve and allow me to return to live concert performances. While the outcome is uncertain, my attitude is optimistic. Only time will tell."
In the meantime, AC/DC have a dozen European dates lined up with Rose, and they're set to remain on the road throughout May and into June. Saying they want to "do right by fans," the band is offering refunds to anyone who bought tickets before Johnson's exit — and it appears they already have a substantial number of takers.
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