Brian Johnson, who was the lead singer of AC/DC from 1980 until 2016, when he left the band during their Rock or Bust World Tour due to hearing issues, is reportedly getting back with the boys for new music and possibly a world tour. Doctors advised the frontman to either quit performing live or potentially worsening the damage to his hearing during the 2016 tour, which led to Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose filling in for the remaining dates.
Johnson stated on his Triple M Melbourne breakfast show: “The greatest rock band in the history of Australian music will be reforming and playing in Australia in October/November this year!”
According to Australian broadcast journalist Eddie McGuire, “My mail is, there will be a new album released by AC/DC in February or March this year, but also that AC/DC will be touring Australia (in) October/November 2020,” McGuire continued. “And after a lot of work and a lot of technical research they have been able to get a hearing aid for Brian Johnson, who will be out front, and even Phil Rudd might be back in the group either playing percussion or drums.”
McGuire has stated that they are ready to announce a World Tour, as well as Angus Young (lead guitarist) would be involved and that Rudd who departed in 2014 due to legal troubles would be back behind the drums.
It needs to be said that AC/DC has yet to confirm plans for a new album or tour, that these are just reports/rumors.