AC/DC Announces Black Ice World TourTour Kicks Off on October 28, 2008 in Wilkes-Barre, PA.
NEW YORK, Sept. 11 /CNW/ - AC/DC's widely-anticipated Black Ice
World Tour will open on October 28th at the Wachovia Arena in
Wilkes-Barre, PA. The show kicks off a series of arena shows, to
be followed by a round of stadium dates next summer.
Tickets for upcoming dates will go on sale the weekend of September
20th at Ticketmaster. Additional appearances throughout North and
South America, Europe, and Asia, will be announced shortly. For
further information, please visit the band's website, www.acdc.com.
The worldwide tour - the band's first since 2001 - promotes AC/DC's
latest studio album: Black Ice which will be released on October
21st. The album's first single, "Rock 'N' Roll Train" was released
to radio on August 28 and immediately went to No. 1 at Rock Radio.
The video will debut on September 19th.
AC/DC's North American tour dates:
Oct. 28: Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (Wachovia Arena)
Oct. 30: Chicago (Allstate Arena)
Nov. 3: Indianapolis (Conseco Fieldhouse)
Nov. 5: Auburn Hills, Mich. (Palace of Auburn Hills)
Nov. 7: Toronto (Rogers Centre)
Nov. 9: Boston (TD Banknorth Garden)
Nov. 12-13: New York (Madison Square Garden)
Nov. 15: Washington, D.C. (Verizon Center)
Nov. 17: Philadelphia (Wachovia Center)
Nov. 19: East Rutherford, N.J. (IZOD Center)
Nov. 21: Columbus, Ohio (Schottenstein Center)
Nov. 23: Minneapolis (Xcel Energy Center)
Nov. 25: Denver (Pepsi Center)
Nov. 28: Vancouver (General Motors Place)
Nov. 29: Seattle (KeyArena)
Nov. 30: Tacoma, Wash. (Tacoma Dome)
Dec. 2: Oakland, Calif. (Oracle Arena)
Dec. 6: Los Angeles (The Forum)
Dec. 10: Phoenix (US Airways Center)
Dec. 12: San Antonio (AT&T Center)
Dec. 14: Houston (Toyota Center)
Dec. 16: Atlanta (Philips Arena)
Dec. 18: Charlotte, N.C. (Time Warner Cable Arena)
For slightly more info, see this morning's story at Billboard.
In other developments, Sirius Radio and AC/DC have brokered a deal to have AC/DC host their own special satellite radio station beginning September 15th.
Here's the press release with all the juicy details:
AC/DC Band Members Will Host 'AC/DC Radio' on XM channel 53 and Will Broadcast Non-Stop AC/DC Music From Their Three-Decade Career
'AC/DC Radio' Will Premiere in Advance of the Band's Upcoming Studio Album 'Black Ice'
NEW YORK, SIRIUS XM Radio announced that legendary rock band AC/DC will host their own music channel on XM Radio. The channel will celebrate AC/DC's iconic career and the upcoming release of Black Ice, the band's first studio album in eight years. AC/DC Radio will be broadcast on XM channel 53 and will debut on Monday, September 15, 2008 at 6 pm ET through January 15, 2009.
AC/DC Radio will air AC/DC music 24/7, including classic rock
recordings such as "For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)," "You Shook Me All Night Long," and "Back in Black" as well as new songs from their Brendan O'Brien produced album, Black Ice (Columbia). The channel will also feature AC/DC band members Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Cliff Williams, Brian Johnson and Phil Rudd describing their singular rock & roll career spanning more than 30 years and sharing their personal insights into their music. The band will also guide XM listeners through an exclusive preview of every track on Black Ice, which will be sold in the U.S. exclusively at Wal-Mart and Sam's Club beginning Monday, October 20, 2008, and on the band's web site http://www.acdc.com.
"AC/DC is an unparalleled and enduring force in rock music," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SIRIUS XM Radio. "We are thrilled to begin broadcasting AC/DC Radio and give AC/DC fans a channel on XM where they can hear the band's distinctive music, uninterrupted and non-stop rock 'n roll the way the band always envisioned their radio airplay."
AC/DC Radio will offer fans exclusive access to the band and their
music. AC/DC Radio listeners will also have the opportunity to choose their favorite AC/DC songs, with votes to be tallied and played back during the "Ultimate AC/DC Countdown."
Australian rock band AC/DC has sold more than 200 million albums worldwide. Back in Black has sold an estimated 42 million units worldwide and 22 million in the U.S. alone, making it the fifth highest-selling album of all time. AC/DC was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in March 2003.
For more information, please visit http://www.xmradio.com.
Go here for more details and learn how to sign up for a free three day internet preview! (Hint: Wait until Monday, the 15th, to begin your free trial.)
Lastly, for today, ACDC.com is inviting fans to sign up for the AC/DC Fan Club. Yes, folks, for a mere $40 you can join today and get all these goodies for the next year.
Access to new, members-only areas of ACDC.com, including message boards, members-only contests and more.
Special access to concert tickets in ACDC.com's Fan Club on-sales.
An exclusive AC/DC gift available nowhere else.
A discount in the AC/DC North America & Rest Of World store.
Personally, $40 a year is way more than I'd ever spend on an online fan club for any band; even my favorite one. However, I'm sure there will be thousands of fans that'll plunk down their Angus dollars to get exclusive access to AC/DC's website and discounts on merchandise, etc.. Will the new fan club be worth the money? I guess time will tell.
By the way, if you're interested in joining a free AC/DC Fan Club, I hear this one is pretty good.
Keep rockin, Jon