Sunday, 19 July 2009

Full Dates

07/28 Foxborough, MA - Gillette Stadium, USA
07/31 E. Rutherford, NJ - Giants Stadium, USA
08/2 Albany, NY - Times Union Center, USA
08/14 Chicago, IL - United Center, USA
08/16 Detroit, MI - Palace of Auburn Hills, USA
08/18Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena, USA
08/31 Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome, USA
09/2 San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion, USA
09/4 Fresno, CA - Save Mart Center, USA
09/6 San Diego, CA - Sports Arena, USA
09/8 Anaheim, CA - Honda Center, USA
10/1 Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center, USA
11/6 Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center, USA
11/12 Mexico City, MX - Foro Sol

Thursday, 2 July 2009

AC DC Add More Ice to North American "Black Ice World tour"

AC/DC has added a new date to the next leg of its "Black Ice" tour, and has also tapped the tour's opening act.

Northern Irish rockers The Answer will offer sole opening support for the Aussie hard-rock legends on their impending trek, which kicks off July 28 in Foxborough, MA. The outing - including the leg's latest addition, a Sept. 2 show in San Jose, CA - is scheduled to hit 18 cities through early September. Details are included below:

07/28 - Foxborough, MA - Gillette Stadium
07/31 - East Rutherford, NJ - Giants Stadium
08/02 - Albany, NY - Times Union Center
08/06 - Moncton, New Brunswick - Magnetic Hill Music Festiva
08/08 - Montreal, Quebec - Olympic Stadium
08/10 - Ottawa, Ontario - Scotiabank Place
08/14 - Chicago, IL - United Center
08/16 - Auburn Hills, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills
08/18 - Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena
08/22 - Winnipeg, Manitoba - Canad Inns Stadium
08/24 - Regina, Saskatchewan - Mosaic Stadium
08/26 - Edmonton, Alberta - Commonwealth Stadium
08/29 - Vancouver, British Columbia - BC Place
08/31 - Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome
09/02 - San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion
09/04 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
09/06 - San Diego, CA - San Diego Sports Arena
09/08 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center

The summer run comes on the heels of last October's "Black Ice," the band's first new studio effort in more than eight years. The album made history, debuting at No. 1 on the charts in 29 countries including the US, with stateside sales of more than 780,000 copies its first week.

"Black Ice" also became Columbia Records' biggest debut album since Nielson SoundScan sales tracking began in 1991, according to a press release. The successful first week was quite a feat, considering the album is sold exclusively at Walmart, Sam's Club and via the band's website.

The rock icons kicked off the initial leg of the "Black Ice World Tour" last October, marking the group's first live performance in five years. The long-awaited trek posted sellouts in 18 major markets, prompting encore performances in several cities, and broke sales records at a handful of North American venues.

The Answer's debut album, "Everyday Demons," hit stores in March. The set was recoded last year in Los Angeles with John Travis (Kid Rock, Static-X) producing.