Former AC/DC Drummer PHIL RUDD Announces First Leg Of European Solo Tour

Former AC/DC Drummer PHIL RUDD Announces First Leg Of European Solo Tour

"Head Job", the video for the title track of former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd's solo album, can be seen below. The clip was filmed in Tauranga, New Zealand.

In other news, Rudd has announced the following European tour dates in support of "Head Job":

Mar. 31 - Hard Rock Café - Oslo, Norway
Apr. 01 - Musiik Kielleren - Jossingfjord, Norway
Apr. 07 - Storlian Rockfest - Storlian, Sweden
Apr. 28 - Bonfest - Scotland, UK
May 02 - Kaufleuten - Zurich, Switzerland
May 03 - Arena - Vienna, Austria
May 04 - Cinema Paradiso - St Polten, Austria
May 05 - Phenomenon - Novarra, Italy
May 06 - Legend Club - Ravena, Italy
May 07 - Durer Kert Big Hall - Budapest, Hungary
May 10 - Lucerna Music Bar - Prague, Czech Republic
May 11 - Brno Semi Lasso - Brno, Czech Republic
May 12 - Livinov Attic Music Club - Litvino, Czech Republic
May 13 - Jablonec N/N - Eurocentrum, Czech Republic
May 16 - Bratislava Rock Café - Dudravka, Slovakia
May 17 - Ostrava Barrack Club - Moravska Ostrava, Slovakia
May 18 - Zilina Dom Odrobov - Ziliana, Slovakia
May 19 - Sk Presov - Pko Presov, Slovakia
May 20 - Pardudice - Zluty Pes, Czech Republic
May 21 - Band On The Wall - Manchester, UK
May 24 - The Brook - Southampton, UK
May 25 - Concorde - Brighton, UK
May 26 - St Albans Arena - St Albans, UK
May 27 - Underworld - London, UK
May 28 - Corn Exchange - Edinburgh, UK

"Head Job" was re-released by London-based agents Simon Britton and Alan "Big Al" Bellman, of record company Wave 365 Media, whom Rudd signed a deal with in August.

Rudd revealed a couple of months ago that he underwent an emergency procedure after suffering a heart attack, but that he's already recuperated and ready to return to his kit. '

Rudd, who was booted out of AC/DC following his arrest in 2014 on numerous charges, will tour Europe in the fall and also give a masterclass at Paul McCartney's Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts in Liverpool. Asked if he would like to rejoin AC/DC, he said: "If Angus [Young, guitar] wanted me to play, then that is up to him, but I don't really want to play with Axl Rose. I don't really rate him."

It was the original release of "Head Job" in 2014 that sparked Rudd's initial meltdown, with the drummer allegedly so angry at a personal assistant over the way the release was promoted that he threatened to have the man and his daughter killed.

Police investigating that claim against Rudd also found him in possession of drugs when they raided his home in November 2014.

Although Rudd played on AC/DC's latest album, "Rock Or Bust", the band recruited Chris Slade to replace Rudd for touring purposes. Slade, who had previously played in the band from 1990 to 1993, remains part of the lineup.

Rudd played in several Melbourne bands such as BUSTER BROWN and THE COLOURED BALLS before joining up with AC/DC in 1975 and making his debut on their second album, "T.N.T."

He played on 12 of the band's 16 studio albums, including massive sellers like "Highway To Hell" and "Back In Black".

"Head Job" was recorded with Kiwi musicians Allan Badger of Rotorua and Geoffrey Martin of Auckland.



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