Prepare to be electrified as AC/DC, the venerable rock institution, announces their triumphant return to the stage with two epic concerts slated to ignite London’s iconic Wembley Stadium this summer.
Dubbed The Power Up Tour, in homage to their thunderous 2020 album ‘PWR UP’, AC/DC is primed to unleash their signature brand of rock thunder at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday, July 3rd, and Sunday, July 7th, 2024.
This exhilarating European leg of the tour will see the band traversing a multitude of countries including Germany, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, England, Slovakia, Belgium, France, and Ireland, culminating in a spectacular finale at Dublin’s Croke Park on Saturday, August 17th.
Fans can anticipate witnessing the iconic lineup featuring Angus Young on lead guitar, Brian Johnson on vocals, and Stevie Young on rhythm guitar, accompanied by the rhythmic prowess of drummer Matt Laug and bassist Chris Chaney.
While the return of this rock juggernaut is cause for jubilation, aficionados may note the absence of bassist Cliff Williams, who briefly emerged from retirement for a performance at the Power Trip festival last October but won’t be part of the European tour.
Excitement is already mounting as tickets for AC/DC’s highly anticipated Wembley shows are set to go on sale via Absolute Radio Tickets at 10 am on Friday, February 16th. Given the anticipated high demand, fans are urged to secure their tickets promptly to avoid disappointment.
These forthcoming Wembley concerts mark a significant milestone for AC/DC, as they make their long-awaited return to the UK since concluding the Rock or Bust World Tour over eight years ago, during which they mesmerized audiences at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium and London Stadium.
Fans will recall the unexpected turn of events during the final dates of the Rock or Bust World Tour in 2016, when Brian Johnson faced health concerns. Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose stepped in, ensuring the show went on despite the challenges.
Brian Johnson’s triumphant return to the stage is a testament to his resilience and determination, aided by innovative technology developed by audio expert Stephen Ambrose, enabling him to continue performing live.
In recent times, Brian has graced various stages with brief appearances, including notable performances at the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert at Wembley Stadium, alongside Foo Fighters at SoFi Stadium, and with Sam Fender at St James’ Park, before reclaiming the spotlight with AC/DC at the Power Trip festival last October.
At the Power Trip festival, held at Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, AC/DC treated fans to a mesmerizing 24-song setlist, featuring electrifying renditions of their timeless hits. Despite drummer Phil Rudd’s absence due to VISA issues, Matt Laug seamlessly filled in, ensuring the energy remained palpable throughout.
Opening with a thunderous rendition of ‘If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It)’ followed by the iconic ‘Back in Black’, AC/DC’s setlist showcased the live debuts of two tracks from their critically acclaimed 2020 album ‘Power Up’; ‘Demon Fire’ and ‘Shot in the Dark’. Additionally, fans were thrilled by the inclusion of ‘Riff Raff’, marking its first-ever live performance with Brian Johnson.
With anticipation reaching fever pitch for their upcoming shows, fans eagerly await the chance to witness AC/DC’s electrifying performances firsthand. With their unbridled energy and timeless classics, AC/DC continues to reign supreme as one of rock music’s most iconic acts, promising an unforgettable experience for all in attendance.
Don’t miss out! Mark your calendars and secure your tickets to witness AC/DC’s epic performances at Wembley Stadium this summer. It’s destined to be a rock ‘n’ roll extravaganza like no other!