The veteran rockers are due to visit Europe and North America this year on their Rock or Bust jaunt.

Drummer Phil Rudd suggested that he would play on the run, but his recent court charges have ruled him out.

Former member Chris Slade – who performed with AC/DC at the Grammy Awards on Sunday – will now feature on the tour.

The news was confirmed in a short statement issued by a rep.

Slade was originally in the group between 1989 and 1994.

The band meanwhile are due to visit the UK in June and July.

 

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