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AC/DC get set to Rock Dublin next summer

AC/DC - one of the world's biggest rock and roll bands - will play in Dublin next year.

The Australian heavy rockers today announced a date at Dublin's Aviva stadium over the summer, which was been billed as "one night only".

The gig has been scheduled to take place on July 1, with tickets, priced at €87.50 due to go on sale on December 17, at 9am.

AC/DC are currently touring in support of their new album, Rock or Bust, which has hit number three in the billboard charts.

In July this year, the group's front man, Brian Johnson, said that they were "definitely coming back" to Ireland in the future.

Johnson said at the time that he had fond memories of the last gig that they played in Dublin, which was at the Point in 2009.

"We're definitely coming back, and yes we're defiantly touring," he said.

Guitar player Malcolm Young's family earlier this year confirmed he was suffering from dementia.

When Johnson promised the return visit, he referenced his band member's ill health.

"We don't know when [we'll return], you know, we're just going to hang fire till we see the Malcom situation," he said.


Since then, it has been confirmed that Young's nephew, Stevie Young, would fill in for him on the band's world tour in 2015

"I don't want to say too much because it sounds like you're bragging, but I'll say it sounds pretty good," Johnson said while recording the new album.

The band's drummer, Phil Rudd, has also been at the centre of controversy recently.

Last month, police in New Zealand charged the Australian with threatening to kill, which carries a maximum prison sentence of seven years, as well as possessing methamphetamine and marijuana. He pleaded not guilty and the case is ongoing.

It is unclear if Rudd will be touring with them for their 2015 dates, or if they will look to find a replacement.