AC/DC are reportedly set to return to the road in 2024 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the start of their recording career. The legendary band will perform their first live show in over seven years on Saturday 7th October at Power Trip festival in California, and AC/DC’s live return has sparked hope amongst their millions of fans that it will pave the way for a full tour.
It has been noted that New Zealand-based drummer Phil Rudd has been dramatically dropped by mega rock band AC/DC for its first gig since 2016, but Rudd’s response is “rock on”. He’s not lined up to drum for the band at a US rock festival they’re playing in October but Rudd hopes to pick up the sticks again soon, as he may be banned from the US due to legal issues.
“I look forward to playing with them again in the future … rock on,” he told Stuff.
It has been noted according to the Daily Star, AC/DC are now eyeing up their first tour since 2015 and 2016’s Rock or Bust World Tour.
A ‘source’ told the tabloid:
“For a while it looked like an AC/DC would never play live again. Technology has helped Brian (Johnson) get back to doing what he loves best.
“More dates are being looked at for next year (2024), some big shows.”
Speaking to the Fuelling Around podcast earlier this year, Brian Johnson strongly hinted that the Power Trip performance might be the first of more AC/DC shows. He explained that AC/DC were primed to bring their latest album ‘Power Up’ to the masses shortly before the coronavirus pandemic hit in early 2020.
“It does take a lot of time to get a band like AC/DC together again. Most of the crew were out working with other people,” Brian said.
“Trying to get those guys back together again was tough but I’ve got my fingers crossed – everything is going ok. The most important thing about it all is the eagerness we all feel, the juices are running again.”