Axl Rose-fronted AC/DC headed to Palace Sept. 9

Adam Graham
The Detroit News

Detroit officially has a date with Axl/DC.

The Axl Rose-fronted incarnation of AC/DC will perform at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Sept. 9, promoters announced Wednesday. Tickets for the show, ranging from $75 to $139.95, are on sale now.

The concert is a makeup date for a planned March concert with AC/DC that was scrapped when frontman Brian Johnson was forced to stop touring due to a sudden bout of hearing loss. Tickets for the originally scheduled March 20 concert will be honored at the newly announced show, and refunds are available at the point of purchase.

In a most unexpected turn of events, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers were able to get Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose to step in on vocal duties, despite Rose’s own commitment to GNR, which is mounting a massive summer outing with original members Slash and Duff McKagen. After a round of well-received early dates, that tour officially kicks off at Ford Field on June 23.

The AC/DC show is one of just 10 U.S. dates that will feature Rose on vocals. The tour, which follows a series of European concerts, launches Aug. 27 in Greensboro, N.C., and wraps Sept. 20 in Philadelphia.

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