AC/DC Brian Johnson Statue Unveiled In Belgium
A statue of AC/DC singer Brian Johnson has been made public in Namur, Belgium.
As a tribute to the rocker’s first live performance with the band at Namur’s Palais Des Expositions on June 29, 1980, the local radio station RTBF organized the display. Hundreds of fans went to the statue’s location to witness the unveiling.
In a video statement sent to RTBF, Johnson stated that he hopes to see the statue in person sometime soon. He said:
“It’s a very special place for me.
“It was the first night I sang with AC/DC, and I was a very nervous boy. So that memory will stay with me forever, and now that you’ve built this statue – honestly, I’m not worthy of it – I thank you, and I’ll take it in good grace.”
Meanwhile, AC/DC are set to perform at the Power Trip festival in California. Other rock icons such as Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Guns N’ Roses, and Tool will be included in the lineup.
The upcoming festival marks AC/DC’s first live show with Johnson since 2016 when he dealt with hearing issues and Axl Rose filled in for him. It’s also the band’s first performance since the death of AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young in 2017.
In an October interview with Rolling Stone, Johnson mentioned that he’s interested in doing another AC/DC tour saying:
“I would love to. It’s as simple as that.
“I think everybody would. There’s a groundswell of people just asking. But I hate talking about the future, because, fuck, we were ready two years ago, and the pandemic came, and it screwed everything up. So I’m terrified to say what could happen and what couldn’t.”