“Since I can’t run around for you, we’re gonna bring out a friend, put a little life into things for us,” Rose announced before welcoming Young to the stage. The group then performed “Whole Lotta Rosie” and “Riff Raff,” a pair of early AC/DC cuts that were once live staples for Guns N’ Roses .
Young was brought on stage just hours after AC/DC announced Axl Rose would be joining the band on tour as their replacement lead singer after Brian Johnson had to drop out due to hearing issues, CNN reported.
“We are dedicated to fulfilling the remainder of our touring commitments to everyone that has supported us over the years, and are fortunate that Axl Rose has kindly offered his support to help us fulfill this commitment,” AC/DC wrote in a statement before GNR took the Coachella stage.
Under the current plan, after next week’s Coachella performance and a pair of Guns N’ Roses gigs in Mexico City, Rose will join AC/DC in Europe for 10 performances before reuniting with Guns N’ Roses to kick off the “Not in This Lifetime” tour. The 10 remaining postponed U.S. concerts of AC/DC will be rescheduled after Guns N’ Roses’ tour concludes.
Check out AC/DC with Axl Rose European Tour Dates courtesy of Rolling Stone.
- May 7 – Lisbon, Portugal @ Passeio Maritimo De Alges
- May 10 – Seville, Spain @ Estadio De La Cartuja
- May 13 – Marseille, France @ Stade Velodrome
- May 16 – Werchter, Belgium @ Werchter Site
- May 19 – Vienna, Austria @ Erns-Happel Stadium
- May 22 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Letnany Airport
- May 26 – Hamburg, Germany @ Volksparkstadion
- May 29 – Berne, Switzerland @ Stade De Suisse
- June 1 – Leipzig, Germany @ Red Bull Arena
- June 4 – London, England @ The Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
- June 9 – Manchester, England @ Etihad Stadium
- June 12 – Aarhus, Denmark @ Ceres Park