AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson has been ordered to stop touring immediately or face “total hearing loss.”
The band have called off the remaining 10 US dates of their Rock Or Bust world tour after doctors issued the ultimatum to the 68-year-old singer.
And while they’ve said the shows will be rescheduled, they add that they’ll be “made up later in the year, likely with a guest vocalist.”
AC/DC leader Malcolm Young retired in 2014 after being diagnosed with dementia and other health issues, to be replaced by his nephew Stevie. Rock Or Bust was the band’s first album without Malcolm.
Original drummer Phil Rudd later departed as a result of extensive legal problems, with Chris Slade returning to the kit.
Last September Johnson acknowledged the band couldn’t go on for ever, saying: “A good footballer, a good ice hockey player, they don’t want to retire – but unfortunately sometimes there’s a time when you have to call it quits.”
Postponed AC/DC shows
Mar 08: Atlanta Philips Arena, GA
Mar 11: Ft Lauderdale BB&T Center, FL
Mar 14: Greensboro Greensboro Coliseum, NC
Mar 17: Washington DC Verizon Center
Mar 20: Detroit Palace, MI
Mar 23: Columbus Nationwide Arena, OH
Mar 26: Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena, OH
Mar 29: Buffalo First Niagara Center, NY
Apr 01: Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center, PA
Apr 04: New York Madison Square Garden, NY