Hard rockers, AC/DC, have announced that they are canceling the remainder of their U.S. tour over the prospect of frontman Brian Johnson‘s “total hearing loss.”

Johnson has been advised by his medical team to stop touring immediately or risk completely losing his hearing.


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The same release says that dates through early April, when AC/DC was set to play Madison Square Garden in New York City, “will be made up later in the year, likely with a guest vocalist.” More information on these rescheduled shows is forthcoming. Current tickets will be honored for these postponed dates; ticket prices will be also be refunded at the point of purchase. Johnson’s health issue continues a run of very bad luck for AC/DC that includes the retirement of founding member Malcolm Young, who was diagnosed with dementia, and a protracted legal battle that sidelined long-time drummer Phil Rudd. AC/DC replaced Malcolm with nephew Stevie Young, and then brought back former member Chris Slade. h/t ultimateclassicrock

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Here’s the “postponed” dates:

AC/DC’s Postponed 2016 U.S. Dates:
3/08 — Atlanta, Ga. — Philips Arena
3/11 — Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. — BB&T Center
3/14 — Greensboro, N.C. — Greensboro Coliseum
3/17 — Washington, D.C. — Verizon Center
3/20 — Detroit, Mich. — The Palace
3/23 — Columbus, Ohio — Nationwide Arena
3/26 — Cleveland, Ohio — Quicken Loans Arena
3/29 — Buffalo, N.Y. — First Niagara Center
4/01 — Philadelphia, Pa. — Wells Fargo Center
4/04 — New York, N.Y. — Madison Square Garden