AC/DC Confirm First Line Up In 7 Years


AC/DC have confirmed their line up for their first live show in 7 years, which takes place at this year’s Power Trip festival.

Taking place across three days in October, the band will also perform alongside Metallica, Iron Maiden, Guns N’Roses, and Tool. The festival takes place across October 6, 7 and 8.

AC/DC musicians had previously remained coy on any future plans for the band, with frontman Brian Johnson failing to give anything away on the subject back in December. 

When asked about the possibility of returning with the rest of AC/DC by interviewer Eddie Trunk, Johnson responded, “Eddie, I cannot answer that. I’ve been told not to by everybody. It’s the official line”. 

“powering up”

Since then, AC/DC have confirmed their first new line up in 7 years, which will included a return to the fold for the previously retired bassist Cliff Williams.

Williams retired following AC/DC’s ‘Rock Or Bust’ World Tour in 2014.

The line up also sees drummer Phil Rudd replaced by Matt Laug. Rudd had featured on the band’s 2020 album ‘Power Up’, have left in 2014.

Brian Johnson will return as lead vocalist, having been replaced by Guns N’Roses’ Axl Rose for their last tour.

Along with audio rehearsals, which were posted to the official AC/DC X/Twitter account, they wrote, “PWR UP for Power Trip! Listen to the rehearsal of the boys powering up with Cliff Williams, who’s coming out of retirement for the festival and Matt Laug on drums”.

Along with Johnson on vocals, Williams on bass, and Laug on drums, the line up will also include Angus and Stevie Young on guitar.

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