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AC/DC Announce First Tour in Eight Years, Reveal New Bassist

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AC/DC have announced their first tour in eight years, a 2024 UK/European outing that will take place from May through August. The legendary rock band has also revealed that former Jane’s Addiction bassist Chris Chaney has joined their touring lineup in place of classic member Cliff Williams.

The tour announcement comes after a week of teases on AC/DC’s social media pages. The 21-date outing kicks off in May 17th in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, and runs through an August 17th show in Dublin, Ireland. Tickets go on sale on Friday (February 16th) at various times via Viagogo.

AC/DC last embarked on a full tour in 2016. Part way into that tour, singer Brian Johnson had to step aside due to hearing issues, as Guns N’ Roses’ Axl Rose took over on vocals. Williams also retired from the band after that outing.

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Johnson, Williams, and drummer Phil Rudd all returned for AC/DC’s 2020 album, Power UpThe band played its first show in seven years this past October at the Power Trip festival in Indio, California, where Rudd was replaced by drummer Matt Laug. Now, Chaney will step in for Williams on the 2024 tour.

The band’s lineup for the upcoming dates will consist of classic members Johnson and lead guitarist Angus Young alongside Laug, Chaney, and rhythm guitarist Stevie Young.

As of now, no North American or South American dates have been revealed, although the band is rumored to be playing the Rock in Rio festival in September.

See AC/DC’s tour dates below, followed by our photo gallery of the band at the Power Trip festival. Pick up tickets here.

AC/DC 2024 Tour Dates:
05/17 – Gelsenkirchen, DE @ Veltins Arena
05/21 – Gelsenkirchen, DE @ Veltins Arena
05/25 – Reggio Emilia, IT @ RCF Arena
05/29 – Seville, ES @ La Cartuja Stadium
06/05 – Amsterdam, NL @ Johan Cruyff Arena
06/09 – Munich, DE @ Olympic Stadium
06/12 – Munich, DE @ Olympic Stadium
06/16 – Dresden, DE @ Messe
06/23 – Vienna, AT @ Ernst Happel Stadium
06/26 – Vienna, AT @ Ernst Happel Stadium
06/29 – Zurich, CH @ Letzigrund Stadium
07/03 – London, UK @ Wembley Stadium
07/07 – London, UK @ Wembley Stadium
07/13 – Hockenheim, DE @ Ring
07/17 – Stuttgart, DE @ Wasen
07/21 – Bratislava, SK @ Old Airport
07/27 – Nuremberg, DE @ Zeppelinfeld
07/31 – Hannover, DE @ Messe
08/09 – Dessel, BE @ Festivalpark Stenehei
08/13 – Paris, FR @ Hippodrome Paris Longchamp
08/17 – Dublin, IE @ Croke Park

Photo Gallery – AC/DC and Judas Priest at Power Trip (click to expand and scroll through):

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