AC/DC postpones tour due to singer’s possible hearing loss

AC/DC are postponing the remaining dates of their U.S. tour because of lead singer Brian Johnson’s possible hearing loss.

FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2016 file photo, Brian Johnson, left, and Angus Young perform with AC/DC on the Rock or Bust Tour in Chicago. The band is postponing the remaining dates of their U.S. tour because of lead singer Brian Johnson's possible hearing loss. The band says in a statement that doctors have advised the "Back in Black" singer to stop touring immediately or risk total hearing loss. (Photo by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2016 file photo, Brian Johnson, left, and Angus Young perform with AC/DC on the Rock or Bust Tour in Chicago. The band is postponing the remaining dates of their U.S. tour because of lead singer Brian Johnson's possible hearing loss. The band says in a statement that doctors have advised the "Back in Black" singer to stop touring immediately or risk total hearing loss. (Photo by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — AC/DC are postponing the remaining dates of their U.S. tour because of lead singer Brian Johnson’s possible hearing loss.

The band says in a statement that doctors have advised the “Back in Black” singer to stop touring immediately or risk total hearing loss.

The group’s shows beginning Thursday in Atlanta through April 4 in New York are being rescheduled for later in the year — likely with a guest vocalist.

AC/DC’s upcoming performance on March 26, at The Q in Cleveland is one of the concert locations postponed.

AC/DC opened the most recent U.S. leg of its “Rock or Bust” tour Feb. 2 in Tacoma, Washington.

The band is scheduled to begin a European leg May 7 in Lisbon, Portugal.

According to the band’s web site, the following shows will be rescheduled.

March 8 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena

March 11 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – BB&T Center

March 14 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum

March 17 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center

March 20 – Detroit, MI – The Palace

March 23 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena

March 26 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena

March 29 – Buffalo, NY – First Niagara Center

April 1 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center

April 4 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

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