AC/DC confirm new drummer for 2015 tour

AC/DC have confirmed that drummer Chris Slade will replace Phil Rudd when they tour in 2015.

Slade – who was AC/DC’s drummer between 1989 and 1994 – performed with the band 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’s official statement confirmed.

Addressing the news 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’s Rock or Bust world tour hits Glasgow, Belfast and London this summer.