Former AC/DC Drummer PHIL RUDD To Release 'Sun Goes Down' Single; European Tour Announced
August 23, 2017
Former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd will release a new solo single, "Sun Goes Down", on September 29. The song was written about a period in Rudd's life when he found himself alone and starting his life again in a new country.
The drummer and his band will be touring Europe from September 14 to November 6.
Rudd recently re-signed his long-standing drum sponsorship deal with German drum makers Sonor, signalling his determination to develop and record with his new band and continue what is already a remarkable career. He has also signed a new distribution deal with German company SPV.
Phil Rudd's band:
Phil Rudd - drums Michael Furness - rhythm guitar Geoffrey Martin - lead guitar John Proctor - bass Allan Badger - vocals
Sep. 14 - The Brook - Southampton England Sep. 15 - The Underworld - London England Sep. 17 - Concorde 2 - Brighton England Sep. 19 - Alban Arena - St Albans England Sep. 21 - Band On The Wall - Manchester England Sep. 22 - Turrock - Essen Germany Sep. 23 - Metal Dayz Festival - Hamburg Germany Sep. 25 - Colos Saal - Aschaffenburg Germany Sep. 26 - Backstage Halle - Munich Germany Sep. 27 - Palac Alfa - Pilzen Czech Republic Sep. 28 - Gerbera - Ceske Budejovice Czech Republic Sep. 29 - S-Club - Olomouc Czech Republic Sep. 30 - Rock Café - Jablunkov Czech Republic Oct. 03 - Lucerna Music Bar - Prague Czech Republic Oct. 04 - Knak - Teplice Czech Republic Oct. 12 - Fibbers - York England Oct. 19 - Tivoli - Buckley North Wales Oct. 21 - Limelight 2 - Belfast Northern Ireland Oct. 25 - Liquid Room - Edinburgh Scotland Oct. 28 - Festsaal Kreuzberg - Berlin Germany Nov. 02 - Sala Arena - Madrid Spain Nov. 03 - Sala Capitol - Santiago De Compostella Spain Nov. 04 - Paper Club - Las Palmas Canary Islands Spain Nov. 05 - Razzamataz 2 - Barcelona Spain
Rudd, who has appeared on all but three of AC/DC's 18 studio albums, recently completed his first solo tour in support of his 2014 solo debut, "Head Job". It was the release of that album that led indirectly to Rudd's arrest and subsequent dismissal from AC/DC, with the drummer allegedly so angry at a personal assistant over the way the record was promoted that he threatened to have the man and his daughter killed.
Rudd revealed in August 2016 that he underwent an emergency procedure after suffering a heart attack. He told The New Zealand Herald: "I was just at home walking around and I started [to] feel, well, just funny. You know how you can feel funny? I had a strange pain in my chest. So my housekeeper took me to the hospital, when 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."
Rudd's replacement in AC/DC is Chris Slade, who also did a three-year stint with the group from 1990 to 1993.
Rudd played with AC/DC from 1975 until 1983, and then again from 1994 through 2014. He first appeared on the band's second album, 1975's "T.N.T."