AC/DC’s Scottish Fans Voice Disappointment Regarding Exclusion From European Tour: ‘ANGUS Forgot His Roots?’

The revelation of AC/DC‘s Power Up European tour has ignited excitement among rock enthusiasts, but a wave of disappointment is washing over fans in Scotland, who feel overlooked by the iconic band, as per The Scottish Sun’s report.

Scotland is notably absent from the tour itinerary, which instead includes stops in countries such as Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Austria, and Switzerland. The band is set to headline London’s Wembley Stadium for two consecutive nights in July, further intensifying the sense of exclusion for Scottish fans.

Expressing their frustration on social media, disappointed supporters took to platforms like X to voice their discontent. One fan lamented, “Not Scotland? FFS. Poor show, fellas.” Another fan questioned the band’s connection to its roots, stating, “Scotland is where the band’s heart is. Why no dates in Scotland?” The absence of Scotland in the tour dates sparked speculation about the band members’ ties to their homeland, with comments like, “No Scotland? Angus forgot his roots?” and “No Scotland, no party. Disgusting behavior” echoing the sentiment of Scottish fans who believe their country is integral to AC/DC‘s identity.

The band’s deep connection to Scotland is highlighted by the fact that brothers Malcolm and Angus Young spent their formative years in the Cranhill area of Glasgow before relocating to Australia. Similarly, Bon Scott, AC/DC’s former lead singer, was born in Forfar, Angus, and spent his childhood in nearby Kirriemuir.

The Power Up European tour, spanning from May to August, features vocalist Brian Johnson, guitarists Angus and Stevie Young, drummer Matt Laug, and the newest member, bassist Chris Chaney, who joins the touring ensemble to carry the torch for the late Cliff Williams.

In response to the tour announcement, AC/DC shared their excitement: “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. 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.”

Despite the enthusiasm surrounding the tour, the omission of Scotland has left a void for dedicated fans. The tour dates, comprising various European locations, have been unveiled, with tickets set to go on sale on specific dates across different regions.

The conspicuous absence of drummer Phil Rudd from the forthcoming tour has also raised eyebrows. Rudd, who faced legal issues in 2015, leading to a temporary replacement by Matt Laug at the Power Trip festival, is not featured in the announced lineup. The drummer’s legal troubles involved charges of threatening to kill a former employee and drug possession, resulting in an eight-month home confinement sentence. The absence of Rudd from the tour has fueled speculation about the band’s decision-making and potential member replacements.

Tour dates are as follows:

May 17 – Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Veltins Arena *
May 21 – Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Veltins Arena *
May 25 – Reggio Emilia, Italy, RCF Arena
May 29 – Seville, Spain, La Cartuja Stadium
June 05 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Johan Cruyff Arena
June 09 – Munich, Germany, Olympic Stadium *
June 12 – Munich, Germany, Olympic Stadium *
June 16 – Dresden, Germany, Messe *
June 23 – Vienna, Austria, Ernst Happel Stadium
June 26 – Vienna, Austria, Ernst Happel Stadium
June 29 – Zurich, Switzerland, Letzigrund Stadium
July 03 – London, England, Wembley Stadium
July 07 – London, England, Wembley Stadium
July 13 – Hockenheim, Germany, Ring *
July 17 – Stuttgart, Germany, Wasen *
July 21 – Bratislava, Slovakia, Old Airport
July 27 – Nuremberg, Germany, Zeppelinfeld *
July 31 – Hannover, Germany, Messe *
August 09 – Dessel, Belgium, Festivalpark Stenehei
August 13 – Paris, France, Hippodrome Paris Longchamp
August 17 – Dublin, Ireland, Croke Park **


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