AC/DC have confirmed that drummer Chris Slade will replace Phil Rudd on their upcoming 2015 tour.
Slade – who was the drummer for AC/DC between 1989 and 1994 – performed with AC/DC at last week’s Grammy Awards, replacing estranged member Rudd.
“Chris Slade will be on drums for the upcoming Rock or Bust world tour,” the band announced in an official statement.
On his Facebook page, Slade wrote: “This is an amazing opportunity for me, after all most people don’t ever get to play with their favourite band once, let alone twice!
“I would like to thank everyone for the overwhelming support I have been shown personally, on the Facebook page and other social media, not one comment has gone unread, and it has been very humbling, thanks so much.”
Adding: “We apologise for the secrecy, please understand this was for all the right reasons.”
AC/DC Rock and Bust world tour arrives in Ireland at Aviva Stadium on 1 July.