AC/DC’s former vocalist Dave Evans has offered himself as a stand-in for Brian Johnson after it was announced he is unable to tour with the mammoth rock band.
The 62-year-old Evans fronted the band when Australian guitar-slinging brothers Malcolm and Angus Young started the band in the early 70s, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.
“It would be nice to do one guest performance. [Former members] were all part of the band no matters what era they were from,” Evans said.
It was reported earlier that the band has had to postpone multiple shows on their Rock or Bust tour after doctors warned singer Brian Johnson could go completely deaf if he carried on.
The Australian rockers posted a statement on their website this week saying doctors warned Johnson to stop touring immediately or “risk total hearing loss,” BBC reports.
The 68-year-old Johnson has been the singer of the notoriously loud rock band since 1980.
“A lot of people make jokes about going deaf from listening to loud music,” Evans said. “It’s never been a problem for me. I just thought it was sad news.”
The band meanwhile has announced that they will reschedule 10 shows on the US leg of their tour, but no details about the reported guest vocalist have been revealed.
The band is already without founding member Malcolm Young, who suffers from dementia and has stopped touring.