AC/DC bassist Cliff Willams hints that he may retire after the band’s current, Rock Or Bust, tour ends.

Williams tells Gulfshore Life “It’s been what I’ve known for the past 40 years, but after this tour I’m backing off of touring and recording. Losing [guitarist] Malcolm [Young], the thing with [drummer] Phil [Rudd] and now with [singer] Brian [Johnson], it’s a changed animal. I feel in my gut it’s the right thing.”

“When you start out, you kind of hope for success,” Williams says. “That’s what you are working for. But you never really know. It’s been surreal, really.

AC/DC’s rescheduled North American tour dates, with guest vocalist Axl Rose, resumes on August 27th in Greensboro, North Carolina. See full itinerary below.


27 Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, NC
30 BB&T Center FT. Lauderdale, FL


1 Phillips Arean Atlanta, GA
4 Nationwide Arena Columbus, OH
6 Quicken Loans Area Cleveland, OH
9 The Palace Detroit, MI
11 First Niagara Center Buffalo, NY
14 Madison Square Garden New York, NY
17 Verizon Center Washington, DC
20 Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, PA

8 Responses

  1. Sadly, all good things must end, even AC/DC. But the music will never end, AC/DC will always be there for us, especially when we need to “Rock The Blues Away!” 😉 Cheers. 🙂

    Hey, where’s Elliot?

  2. The band just isn’t the same anymore. Cliff’s had a great run with them. Who knows what will happen to the band after this tour anyway? So if Cliff wants out, I understand.

  3. As a kid, I couldn’t fathom a world without AC/DC. Malcolm Young, Phil Rudd and Cliff Williams . No other band came close to that rhythm section. Truth be told, AC/DC ended in Bilbao, Spain June 28, 2010 (some might argue February 19, 1980). I was lucky enough to see them with Brian in Houston on this last tour. I am very thankful. I will miss seeing them live.

    Bon Scott would have been 70 this Saturday. (July 9th)

  4. Thanks for your integrity, Cliff. AC☇DC is a rock band, not a brand like Coca Cola. You had a great career with one of the biggest bands in the world and the music you helped create will last forever.

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