Bassist Cliff Williams Leaving AC/DC After Band's Current Tour

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Bassist Cliff Williams will officially retire from AC/DC after the band’s current tour, NME reports.

Williams told Gulfshore Life that since guitarist Malcolm Young, drummer Phil Rudd and singer Brian Johnson stepped down, the band is a “changed animal,” and “backing off of touring and recording” is “the right thing.”

Young and Johnson left due to health issues, while Rudd was sentenced to house arrest after being found guilty of threatening murder.

Guns N’ Roses’ Axl Rose replaced Johnson as the band’s new frontman. AC/DC is touring until the end of September—find their remaining dates below.

AC/DC Tour Dates:

August
27 – Greensboro, N.C. @ Greensboro Coliseum
30 – Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. @ BB&T Center

September
1 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Phillips Arena
4 – Columbus, Ohio @ Nationwide Arena
6 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Quicken Loans Arena
9 – Detroit, Mich. @ The Palace
11 – Buffalo, N.Y. @ First Niagara Center
14 – New York, N.Y. @ Madison Square Garden
17 – Washington, D.C. @ Verizon Center
20 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Wells Fargo Center

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