AC/DC Tease Announcement, Tour Speculation Ensues
AC/DC is teasing something big, and it’s believed to be related to an upcoming tour announcement.
The band shared a video clip on their social media channels on Tuesday (Feb. 6). The clip shows the lightning bolt from their logo flickering, followed by the words, “Are you ready?” Then, their track “Are You Ready” from 1990’s The Razors Edge starts playing.
A new AC/DC tour is something rather miraculous, especially with Brian Johnson fronting the band. Johnson was forced to step away from AC/DC in 2016 due to issues related to hearing loss. Since then, thanks to new in-ear monitor technology, he’s been able to perform live again.
Last October, AC/DC took to the stage at Power Trip. It was the band’s first show since September 20, 2016 and their first show with Johnson since February 28, 2016. In order to fulfill their tour obligations, AC/DC recruited Axl Rose to front the band for the remainder of their tour dates in 2016.
Which AC/DC Members Could Be Involved in a Tour?
If AC/DC is set to embark on a tour in 2024, there will be a big question about the lineup. It’s a safe bet that Angus Young, Stevie Young and Brian Johnson would be part of the lineup. However, it seems as though the rhythm section is unknown.
Bassist Cliff Williams retired shortly after the 2016 tour, but he appeared on AC/DC’s 2020 album Power Up. Williams also performed at Power Trip with the band. Recently, it was rumored that Williams would be sitting out a potential 2024 tour, and a replacement would soon be announced.
Then, there’s the matter of the drums. Even though Phil Rudd rejoined AC/DC and played on Power Up, he thanks to new in-ear monitor technology. Instead, Matt Laug sat in on the drums.
An AC/DC tour would give the band the chance to perform tracks from Power Up for their legions of fans. Notably, they played “Shot in the Dark” and “Demon Fire” during their set at Power Trip. In fact, the setlist featured a wide variety of tracks from both Johnson’s era and Bon Scott’s era of the band. The full setlist is below.
AC/DC – Power Trip Setlist
If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It)
Back in Black
Shot Down in Flames
Have a Drink on Me
Shot in the Dark
Stiff Upper Lip
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
Shoot to Thrill
Givin the Dog a Bone
Rock ‘n’ Roll Train
You Shook Me All Night Long
Dog Eat Dog
Hell Ain’t a Bad Place to Be
Highway to Hell
Whole Lotta Rosie
Let There Be Rock
For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)