Axl Rose and AC/DC appear together in Lisbon gig promo

Cliff Williams, Angus Young and Axl Rose
Cliff Williams, Angus Young and Axl Rose

Axl Rose has appeared with AC/DC for the first time in an official capacity as part of a video promoting his debut show with the band.

The Guns N’ Roses frontman will play his first show with AC/DC in Lisbon, Portugal, on May 7 (Saturday) after he was confirmed as their guest vocalist for the remainder of their Rock Or Bust tour.

Rose was brought in after Brian Johnson was ordered to stop touring or risk going deaf.

In the video, guitarist Angus Young says: “Lisbon here we come. We’re really excited to be here in Portugal. We’re here to give you a great rock show and we hope to see you all there.”

Rose adds: “Absolutely, we’re very excited to be here.”

Earlier, Rose told the NME: “It’s a challenge, and I wanna do right by the band and the fans.”

Rose was given the job after a series of auditions in Atlanta, Georgia, in March. They made the official announcement last month.

This week AC/DC revealed they took the decision to offer ticket refunds on the Axl shows to “do right by their fans.”

AC/DC European tour dates with Axl Rose

May 07: Lisbon Passeio Maritimo De Alges, Portugal
May 10: Seville Estadio De La Cartuja, Spain
May 13: Marseille Stade Velodrome, France
May 16: Werchter Site, Belgium
May 19: Vienna Erns-Happel Stadium, Austria
May 22: Prague Letnany Airport, Czech Republic
May 26: Hamburg Volksparkstadion, Germany
May 29: Berne Stade De Suisse, Switzerland
Jun 01: Leipzig Red Bull Arena, Germany
Jun 04: London Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, UK
Jun 09: Manchester Etihad Stadium, UK
Jun 12: Aarhus Ceres Park, Denmark

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