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AC/DC Postpone Six Shows Due to Singer Johnson's Health

September 25, 2009 6:54 PM ET

AC/DC have been forced to postpone six tour dates because frontman Brian Johnson is recovering from a medical procedure and his doctors have advised him to take time to rest. According to the band's official Website, the group's October 1st show in Phoenix will be postponed, along with gigs in Las Vegas, Louisville, Kansas City, Des Moines and Milwaukee. The Black Ice World Tour gets back on track October 16th in Washington, DC.

Check out photos from AC/DC's tour launch.

AC/DC kicked off their summer tour in late July in Boston, where they debuted their giant new stage and blasts of pyro, plus a set list jammed with classics like "Hells Bells" next to new tunes like "Rock N Roll Train."

AC/DC in photos: four decades of big riffs and schoolboy uniforms.

It's been a rough year on the road for some of rock's biggest names. Aerosmith's summer tour was derailed by several medical problems, most recently Steven Tyler's stage fall. In May, Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan skipped a few dates to have a tumor removed. Mötley Crüe's Tommy Lee and Drake also had to skip out on show for health reasons, and of course, Poison's Bret Michaels suffered the year's most memorable injury when he was nailed in the head with a piece of scenery at the Tony Awards.

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