AC/DC Announces European Tour with New Bassist

Chris Chaney

Rumors began swirling on the internet last week about Australia’s most famous rock band, and it turns out they were right. AC/DC has announced the Power Up European tour, but Cliff Williams will not be on the bill. The group shared the news on their website.

“We are thrilled to finally announce the ‘POWER UP’ European Tour. Angus, Brian, Stevie, and Matt will be joined by Chris Chaney to carry the torch for Cliff,” they wrote. “The tour will see us play shows across Germany, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, England, Slovakia, Belgium, France & Ireland this Summer. We can’t wait to see you all out there.”

Chaney is a great choice for the group. Best known for playing bass for Jane’s Addiction, he’s also played for Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders, Alanis Morisette, Joe Satriani, Joe Cocker, Meat Loaf, and more.

Williams, who joined the band in 1977, announced his retirement in 2016 but returned to record Power Up in 2020. Though he appeared with the band at the Power Trip Festival in October 2023, it seems his touring days are done.

We’ll keep you updated with any more announcements as they happen.

AC/DC Power Up European Tour 2024:

May 17GelsenkirchenGermany, Veltins Arena
May 21GelsenkirchenGermany, Veltins Arena
May 25Reggio EmiliaItaly, RCF Arena
May 29Seville, Spain La Cartuja Stadium
Jun 05Amsterdam, The Netherlands Johan Cruyff Arena
Jun 09Munich, GermanyOlympic Stadium
Jun 12Munich, GermanyOlympic Stadium
Jun 16Dresden, Germany Rinne
Jun 23Vienna, AustriaErnst Happel Stadium
Jun 26Vienna, AustriaErnst Happel Stadium
Jun 29Zurich, Switzerland Letzigrund Stadium
Jul 03London, EnglandWembley Stadium
Jul 07London, EnglandWembley Stadium
Jul 13Hockenheim, Germany Ring
Jul 17Stuttgart, Germany Wasen
Jul 21Bratislava, Slovakia Old Airport
Jul 27Nuremberg, Germany Zeppelinfeld
Jul 31Hannover, GermanyMesse
Aug 09Dessel, BelgiumFestivalpark Stenehei
Aug 13Paris, FranceHippodrome Paris Longchamp
Aug 17Dublin, IrelandCroke Park

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