AC/DC premiered the music video for “Rock the Blues,” which is a song from their Rock or Bust album. The music video was directed by David Mallett, and it features the band rocking out in a LA nightclub. The “Rock the Blues” video also shows behind-the-scenes footage, and a short preview of the songs “Play Ball” and “Rock or Bust.” AC/DC’s Rock or Bust album is approaching 2.8 million copies sold, since its release last year.
The band is about to embark on its Rock or Bust World Tour, which launches in Holland on May 5th. AC/DC will also travel to Germany, Austria, France, Spain, Switzerland, Scotland, Ireland, Italy, Denmark, and Finland before they head back to the US on August 22nd. The band will began their North America leg in Massachusetts at Gillette Stadium, and they will perform in several cities in the US and Canada. Some of the dates include stops in Quebec City, Detroit, and Chicago. AC/DC will wrap their Rock or Bust tour in Los Angeles, California on September 20th. During their world tour, AC/DC will also take a trip to the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, in order to headline the event in April. The music festival will run from April 10th through the 12th and April 17th through the 19th.
The band’s upcoming tour dates will feature drummer Chris Slade, who just recently rejoined the band to perform at the Grammy Awards last month. Slade is replacing AC/DC drummer, Phil Rudd, who is on trial for threatening to kill and drug possession. The drummer’s murder-for-hire charge was dropped due to insufficient evidence. Rudd’s trial, which has been delayed, will resume next month. Even if Rudd is cleared of all charges, it doesn’t mean he will rejoin AC/DC. The band members haven’t discussed Rudd’s legal issues too much publicly.
Brian Johnson (AC/DC frontman) did mention that Rudd’s irresponsible behavior had worn thin with the band, even before he was arrested. “We had a few problems ourselves before he got into this situation. There was a lot of strange behavior going on. I guess you could put it down to him just not showing up for a lot of what we were doing,” Johnson said during an interview on Howard Stern a while ago.
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