Ex-AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd announces UK tour and shares new video

Former member was convicted of drug possession and threats to kill last year

Ex-AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has announced a series of UK tour dates in 2017.

The sticksman will be hitting the road for six shows kicking off at Manchester Band On The Wall on May 21. The tour will also call at London’s Camden Underworld on May 27 before wrapping up at Edinburgh Corn Exchange the night after (28).

Tickets are on sale now. Rudd has also shared a new video for ‘Head Job’, the title track from his forthcoming debut solo album. You can watch the clip below.


Rudd was ousted from AC/DC following his conviction last year for drug possession and making threats to kill a former employee. He was replaced on the band’s recent  world tour by Chris Slade.

He will play:

Manchester Band On The Wall (May 21)
Southampton Brook (24)
Brighton Concorde 2 (25)
St Albans Arena (26)
London Underworld (27)
Edinburgh Corn Exchange (28)

Rudd previously said he would only rejoin AC/DC if Axl Rose was sacked.

“If Angus (Young) wanted me to play then that’s up to him – but I don’t really want to play with Axl Rose. I don’t really rate him,” he said of the Guns N’Roses frontman.


Rudd also revealed that he recently suffered a serious heart attack.

“I had a fucking heart attack, but I’m good now. I was just at home and I started to feel just funny. I had a strange pain in my chest.” he said.

“My housekeeper took me to the hospital where they hooked me up and did all these tests. Turned out I had a big heart attack. My artery was all blocked up, and they said I had to stay in and have an operation.”

In 2014, guitarist Malcolm Young left the band after being diagnosed with dementia. Frontman Brian Johnson was also recently replaced by Axl Rose on their recent world ‘Rock Or Bust’ world tour.