AC/DC Member Announces Major 2019 Tour

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AC/DC drummer Chris Slade has announced a summer 2019 tour, While Slade is still officially AC/DC’s drummer, Phil Rudd is rumored to be back in the band, along with Brian Johnson and Phil Rudd, as AC/DC were spotted recording in Vancouver last year.

“ARE YOU READY TO ROCK!! ACDC drummer CHRIS SLADE with his band THE CHRIS SLADE TIMELINE show schedule for UK, Belgium, Switzerland, France, Spain and Corsica! See you at one or two! #chrisslade #dwdrums #kemperamps #musicmanguitars #cornfordamps #spiritofthedrum #ACDC”

Slade discussed his favorite bassists to work with in a recent Antihero Magazine interview:

There’s no such thing as best for any instrument there have been many great players on every instrument. How could you choose between Page, Gilmour, Moore, or Angus? All the bass players I have worked with have been great and it’s important to lock in with the bass. Without me locking with Cliff Williams, AC/DC just wouldn’t work. I recommended Pino Palladino to Gary Numan, and we worked together on Numan’s “I Assassin” album as well as touring together. I didn’t know it was Pino’s first professional gig on bass, he was a guitarist before, but I knew he was a wonderful fretless player. Tony Franklin (The Firm with Page and Paul Rodgers) is a monster player. Bob Daisley with Gary Moore.

Colin Pattenden with Manfred Mann’s Earthband. Trevor Bolder with Uriah Heep, he was also of course in The Spiders of Mars. All these guys are great players but more importantly, we could work together as a rhythm section. In fact, I can’t think of a single bass player I’ve worked with that I would say I don’t want to do that again. They might think that about me though, haha. I had the great honour to jam with Jaco Pastorius in New York, just me and him, for about 15 minutes at the Brecker Brother’s club, that was an honour and an inspiration. People were shaking my hand, slapping me on the back. A crew guy said to me afterward, “I didn’t know you could play like that”, Pagey said, “I did”! I started playing, (learning, listening to) jazz in the 50’s because there weren’t many great drummers on pop records then.