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CONFIRMED: Axl Rose to stand in for Brian Johnson as new AC/DC singer

The Guns n' Roses singer will front the band for all upcoming shows, including London and Manchester.

After weeks of rumours, AC/DC have finally confirmed Axl Rose is standing in for Brian Johnson as their new front man.

Axl will front the band at all their upcoming North American and European shows including London Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Manchester Etihad Stadium.

The full AC/DC statement reads:

"AC/DC band members would like to thank Brian Johnson for his contributions and dedication to the band throughout the years. We wish him all the best with his hearing issues and future ventures. As much as we want this tour to end as it started, we understand, respect and support Brian's decision to stop touring and save his hearing. 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 fulfill this commitment. AC/DC will resume their Rock Or Bust World Tour with Axl Rose joining on vocals. The European stadium tour dates begin on May 7 in Lisbon, Portugal and run through June 12 in Aarhus, Denmark as previously announced. Following this European run of dates with AC/DC, Axl Rose will head out on his Guns N Roses, Not In This Lifetime Summer Stadium Tour. The 10 postponed U.S shows will be rescheduled and announced imminently, also with Axl Rose."

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