AC/DC Unveils 21-Stop Power Up Tour Alongside Addition of Fresh Bassist

Published by Cel Manero from Global One Media, Inc.

AC/DC’s highly anticipated comeback to touring has been officially announced.

AC/DC has revealed a European tour spanning 10 cities and 21 dates. The tour, marking their return to the stage after last year’s Power Trip festival in California, will commence at the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany on May 17 and conclude at Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland on August 17. Notable stops include two shows at London’s Wembley Stadium on July 3 and 7. Tickets will be available for purchase starting at 10 am local time on February 16.

The band’s lineup for the tour has also been confirmed, featuring Brian Johnson, Angus Young, and Stevie Young, along with drummer Matt Laug, who filled in for Phil Rudd at Power Trip, and former Jane’s Addiction bassist Chris Chaney, standing in for Cliff Williams. Williams retired initially after the Rock Or Bust tour in 2016 but returned for the 2020 Power Up album.

Chaney, recognized for his contributions to Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders, notably performed at Wembley Stadium during the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert. Renowned as a versatile session and touring musician, he has collaborated with an array of artists including Joe Satriani, Slash, Joe Cocker, Bryan Adams, Meat Loaf, among numerous others.

AC/DC initiated anticipation for the tour last week with a cryptic video posted across their social media platforms. The video featured a flickering rendition of the band’s iconic lightning bolt logo, followed by the phrase ‘ARE YOU READY’, synchronized with their track of the same name. Subsequent teasers continued the countdown leading up to today’s official announcement, accompanied by a ticking clock on the band’s official website.

While dates for North and South America, Asia, and Australasia have not yet been disclosed, reports from Brazil suggest that AC/DC has been approached to headline this year’s Rock In Rio festival, scheduled for September.

Before the Power Trip festival, the Australian rock legends hadn’t embarked on a tour together since 2016. These new tour dates also signal the return of frontman Brian Johnson to full-time touring, following his departure from AC/DC’s Rock Or Bust tour due to hearing issues. Johnson was temporarily replaced by Guns N’ Roses vocalist Axl Rose for the remaining dates of the tour.

AC/DC: Power Up Tour Dates

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