Axl Rose works the stage, despite a broken foot, with guitarist Angus Young during an AC/DC concert in Vienna on May 19. The band will play the BB&T Center in Sunrise on Aug. 30. (AFP/Getty Images)
With guest vocalist Axl Rose getting strong reviews, AC/DC will bring its Rock or Bust World Tour to the BB&T Center in Sunrise on Aug. 30, part of the string of makeup dates for 10 shows postponed when Brian Johnson left the tour due to hearing loss.
Tickets for the original date, March 11, will be honored. Some tickets remain for the show, beginning at $70.75, at Ticketmaster.com and 800-745-3000. Refunds are available at point of purchase.
AC/DC postponed half the dates on the U.S. leg of the tour just days before the Sunrise concert after Johnson was advised by doctors to stop performing to prevent total hearing loss. Rose, who also has been doing shows with his iconic rock band Guns N’ Roses, was named Johnson’s replacement in April, news that drew immediate scorn from hard-core AC/DC loyalists.
Johnson, 68, possesses one of the most distinctive voices in rock 'n’ roll and, along with Angus Young’s guitar, has been a major pillar of AC/DC’s distinctive sound in the 35 years since the death of original singer Bon Scott.
But at sold-out dates in Europe last month, in which he performed in a Dave Grohl-style throne due to a broken foot, Rose has been up to the challenge in the view of most reviewers.
London’s Telegraph newspaper, reviewing AC/DC’s performance in Lisbon, found in Rose ample vocal command and a surprising humility: “He praised the work of AC/DC, shared the odd anecdote and made dry jokes. ‘Now we gonna do a song they wrote about my life story,’ he deadpanned as the band kicked into the 1979 hit ‘Shot Down In Flames,’ about being repeatedly turned down by beautiful women. … Vocally, there was a lack of power on the low ahh-haaas on ‘Thunderstruck,’ but this was minor. For two hours he hit every note and sent it to the heavens.”
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