The last time AC/DC played live was back in 2016 with Axl Rose on vocals replacing Brian Johnson that couldn’t perform due to hearing problems.
But seven years later, in 2023, the band will be back again on stage to perform at the Power Trip festival that will happen next October 6, 7, 8 at Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. The friday night will have Guns N’ Roses and Iron Maiden, the saturday night Ozzy Osbourne and AC/DC, and the sunday night Tool and Metallica.
The legendary AC/DC vocalist Brian Johnson talked in an interview with podcast “Fuelling Around” (Transcribed by Blabbermouth) about the show.
Brian Johnson talks about the upcoming AC/DC concert in the USA
“We decided to do this wonderful show that they’ve put together out in the desert near Palm Springs, near Coachella. It’s all rock and roll bands. It’s fantastic. I think it’s just a statement to say that rock and roll is a legitimate form of music. It really has made a difference. Ozzy (Osbourne) is coming out of retirement so I’ll be able to see my old pals again. The Guns N’ Roses boys, the Metallica boys and the Iron Maiden boys — all in one field. Boy, what a party!”
“It’s going to be in a beautiful valley, near Coachella, but I don’t get involved in that kind of thing. I just like to turn up, get up and just rock my little socks off until I drop,” Brian Johnson said.
AC/DC’s most recent album “Power Up” was released in 2020 marking the return of Brian Johnson and drummer Phil Rudd to the band. It has praised tracks like “Realize”, “Shot In The Dark”, Through The Mists of Time”, “Witch’s Spell” and “Demon Fire”.
The band is currently formed by Angus Young (Guitar), Brian Johnson (Vocals), Cliff Williams (Bass), Phil Rudd (Drums) and Stevie Young (Guitar).