AC/DC returns to DC in September with Axl Rose

WASHINGTON — AC/DC will rock the Verizon Center Saturday, Sept. 17 as part of the band’s 10 final shows during its “Rock or Bust World Tour.”

The show originally had been set for March 17 but was postponed after doctors for frontman Brian Johnson told him to stop touring because he was at risk of total hearing loss if he continued to perform live.

Guns N Roses frontman Axl Rose has taken Johnson’s place as the band’s lead singer.

The rest of the band remains the same: Angus Young (lead guitar); Cliff Williams (bass guitar); Stevie Young (rhythm guitar); and Chris Slade (drums) .

“This band has got a ton of energy and you’re going to see a fusion of all that terrific chemistry that we have felt ever since rehearsals in Lisbon,” said Young, in a news release.

“I want to get back out there onstage in the U.S. with these guys so our audience can see and feel it too.”

All tickets for the postponed show will be valid for the new date. Those who can’t make that date can get a refund.

Rose recently made his long-awaited reunion with Guns N Roses during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival back in April:

Tickets are available through Ticketmaster,, at the Verizon Center box office or by phone at 800-745-3000.

Here are 10 AC/DC U.S. shows:

8/27/16            Greensboro, North Carolina at the Greensboro Coliseum

8/30/16            Ft. Lauderdale, Florida at the BB & T Center

9/1/16              Atlanta at the Phillips Arena

9/4/16              Columbus, Ohio at the Nationwide Arena

9/6/16              Cleveland at the Quicken Loans Arena

9/9/16              Detroit at The Palace

9/11/16            Buffalo, New York at the First Niagara Center

9/14/16            New York at Madison Square Garden

9/17/16            D.C. at the Verizon Center

9/20/16            Philadelphia at the Wells Fargo Center

Colleen Kelleher

Colleen Kelleher is an award-winning journalist who has been with WTOP since 1996. Kelleher joined WTOP as the afternoon radio writer and night and weekend editor and made the move to in 2001. Now she works early mornings as the site's Senior Digital Editor.

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