Concert promoter Live Nation will refund the cost of tickets to disgruntled AC/DC fans who do not want to see the band perform in Aarhus on June 12 without frontman Brian Johnson.
Johnson, who is in danger of completely losing his hearing, will not be part the group on its upcoming European tour. Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose will be taking his place.
That change created a stir among the 46,000 fans who bought tickets for the Aarhus concert, and Live Nation has decided to refund those unhappy with the change.
Emotionally charged change
“We have had relatively few inquiries in relation to the 46,000 tickets we have sold,” Jesper Christensen from Live Nation told DR East Jutland.
“We can confirm that there are those who have no interest in experiencing AC/DC with Axl Rose as lead singer,” he said. “It is sad. AC/DC is still coming and have chosen the singer they think is best for the band.”
Christensen said that a personnel change would not normally entitle a concert-goer to a refund.
“We understand, however, that there are many emotions associated with this change, so we are offering to refund tickets,” he said.