The band rescheduled concerts on their Rock or Bust World
Tour in March after Johnson's doctors told him to stop touring
immediately or "risk total hearing loss".
Johnson has fronted the band since the death of the original
lead singer Bon Scott in 1980.
"As much as we want this tour to end as it started, we
understand, respect and support Brian's decision to stop touring
and save his hearing," a statement on the band's website said.
"We are dedicated to fulfilling the remainder of our touring
commitments... and are fortunate that Axl Rose has kindly
offered his support".
The statement said Rose would join the band for a European leg
of the tour starting on July 7 in Lisbon and that 10 U.S dates
would be announced soon
(Editing by Michael Perry)
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