The lead singer for a rock band that is known as one of the loudest live bands around has been advised by doctors to “stop touring immediately or risk total hearing loss.” The Huffington Post reports that AC/DC postponed 10 dates on its current U.S. tour after singer Brian Johnson received the news.
The band announced that the concert dates, running from March 8 in Atlanta to April 4 in New York, will be rescheduled for later in the year, “likely with a guest vocalist.”
Johnson, 68, has been the lead singer for the Australian hard rock band since 1980, when he took over after the death of Bon Scott. AC/DC was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.
The band has earned a reputation for its volume. “Guitar company Gibson said AC/DC’s ‘Back in Black’ tour reached 130 decibels, leading to complaints from promoters,” the story notes, adding that the level is reportedly “beyond the 120-decibel pain threshold.”
Here’s one of the band’s classics …