AC/DC Tour Delayed By Drummer's Kidney Infection

Aussie rockers' Stiff Upper Lip tour will hit North America in spring.

AC/DC were unable to shake it all night long in Adelaide, Australia, on Tuesday because drummer Phil Rudd was diagnosed with a minor kidney infection.

The Australian rockers postponed their scheduled Stiff Upper Lip tour stop at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre to Wednesday (January 24), promoter Garry Van Egmond told the Australian Associated Press. "The doctors have reassured Phil he will be onstage [tonight]," Van Egmond said.

The tour is scheduled to play Australian arenas in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne before hitting North America in the spring, a spokesperson at Elektra Records said.

In other AC/DC news, someone using the name Jack Albert is soliciting various metal bands for a fraudulent farewell tour, according to Sam Horsburgh of J. Albert & Sons, AC/DC's Australian publishing company.

"He claims to represent the band and is searching for the right act to support AC/DC on their farewell tour," Horsburgh said. "But this person is not known to the band, management company or their record companies, and neither AC/DC nor their management conduct business in this fashion." AC/DC's upcoming tour is not a farewell tour, Horsburgh said. If anyone has information on Jack Albert, he asks that they contact data@accadacca.net.

The band released its 17th album, Stiff Upper Lip, last February and had minor hits with the title track and "Satellite Blues." The band behind the legendary rock album Back in Black (1980) launched a 30-city tour — their first to hit the U.S. in four years — in August.