AC/DC founder member Dave Evans can’t wait to get cracking on his first headline tour of the UK.

And the returning Welshman is expecting big things from label mates Falling Red after the rising stars of Brit rock bagged the support slot on his summer tour.

But Evans has warned of the pitfalls facing young musos seeking a life as gigging professionals – pointing to his own experience with the Young brothers almost four decades ago. He told rushonrock: “It’s not easy being a professional anything. But being a professional musician is tough with egos and things like that. I learnt that the hard way.” Evans lasted just 12 months fronting AC/DC but survived longer than the band’s revolving door of drummers and bass players. And he added: “We were very young and we had no experience. In that situation people aren’t always going to get along.”

Evans still counts AC/DC as one of his favourite bands but the prospect of working with Falling Red and a touring band made up of members of Fury UK excites the veteran performer.

“I’ve heard great things about both bands from the people at the label and I’m looking forward to getting out on  the road with those guys,” he added. “I’ve only ever played one show in the UK and a full tour is something I’ve wanted to do for some time.”

Evans kicks off his headline shows in Newcastle in May. Look out for a full and exclusive interview with him here very soon.