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

Tour dates:

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."

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