AC/DC Add Stadium Dates to the Black Ice World Tour
AC/DC NOMINATED FOR A GRAMMY AWARD
BLACK ICE CERTIFIED PLATINUM IN MULTIPLE COUNTRIES
Dec 12, 2008
AC/DC add stadium shows to their Black Ice World Tour beginning in Leipzig, Germany on May 13, 2009 and running through June 30, 2009 in Glasgow, Scotland. AC/DC kicked off their hugely successful Black Ice World Tour in late October and the press can't stop raving about the band's incredible live performance. The Chicago Tribune called their live show, "a celebration of all that is great about Rock N Roll," while The Boston Globe exclaimed "AC/DC is the greatest band ever." The tour is currently making its way across the United States before heading to Europe, see below for full itinerary.
Released globally on October 20, 2008, Black Ice is AC/DC's first new album in over eight years and it's evident the band are still an incredible force in rock. The Washington Post noted that "Black Ice is the best record the band has made in decades" and People magazine put it best by saying "Black Ice finds the Australian rockers at their headbanging, power-chord-crunching best." "Rock N Roll Train," the first single from Black Ice has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals. This is AC/DC's fifth Grammy Award nomination.
Black Ice made history debuting at #1 on album charts in 29 countries and also has the distinction of being Columbia Records' biggest debut album (since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales data for Billboard in March of 1991). Black Ice has been certified Multi Platinum in eight countries, including the US, Australia, Canada, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Germany and the Czech Republic. Additionally Black Ice has achieved Platinum status in twelve countries (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, UK, Argentina, Singapore and New Zealand) and Gold status in four countries (Netherlands, Spain, Poland and Brazil). With over 6 million copies of Black Ice shipped worldwide, combined with over 5.5 million in catalog sold this year, AC/DC have surpassed The Beatles as the #1 selling catalog artist in the US for 2008. In the US, Black Ice is being sold exclusively at Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, and www.acdc.com.
Black Ice World Tour Dates December 12 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center December 14 Houston, TX Toyota Center December 16 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena December 18 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena December 20 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Bank Atlantic Center December 21 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum January 5 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena January 7 Pittsburgh, PA Mellon Arena January 9 Toronto, ONT Rogers Centre January 11 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena January 13 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center January 15 Omaha, NE Qwest Center Omaha January 17 Fargo, ND Fargodome January 19 Minneapolis, MN Xcel Energy Center January 21 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center January 23 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center January 26 Tulsa, OK BOK Center January 28 Little Rock, AR ALLTEL Arena January 30 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum January 31 Nashville, TN Sommet Center February 18 Oslo, NO Telenor Arena February 20 Stockholm, SE The Globe February 22 Stockholm, SE The Globe February 25 Paris, FR Bercy February 27 Paris, FR Bercy March 1 Antwerp, BE Sportpaleis March 3 Antwerp, BE Sportpaleis March 5 Leipzig, DE Halle 1 March 7 Dusseldorf, DE ISS Dome March 9 Oberhausen, DE Kopi Arena March 11 Bremen , DE AWD Dome March 13 Rotterdam, NL Ahoy March 15 Dortmund, DE Westfallenhalle March 17 Prague 02 Arena March 19 Milan, IT Datch Forum March 21 Milan, IT Datch Forum March 23 Budapest, HU Papp Laszlo Budapest Sportarena March 25 Frankfurt, DE Festhalle March 27 Munich, DE Olympiahalle March 29 Zurich, CH Hallenstadion March 31 Barcelona, ES Sant Jordi April 2 Madrid, ES Palacio de los Deportes April 14 London, UK 02 Arena April 16 London, UK 02 Arena April 18 Dublin, IE 02 Arena April 21 Manchester, UK MEN April 23 Birmingham, UK NEC May 13 Leipzig, DE Zentralstadium May 15 Munich, DE Olympic Stadium May 17 Gelsenkirchen, DE Veltins Arena May 19 Cologne, DE Stadion May 22 Hockenheimring, DE Formula 1 Racing Track May 24 Vienna, AU Ernst-Happel Stadium June 12 Paris, FR Stadt de France June 15 Oslo, NO Valle Hovin June 17 Helsinki, FI Olympic Stadium June 19 Copenhagen, DE Parken June 21 Gothenburg, SW Ullevi Stadium June 23 Amsterdam, NE Amsterdam Arena June 26 London, UK Wembley Stadium June 28 Dublin, IR Punchestown Racetrack June 30 Glasgow, UK Hampden Park
SOURCE: Columbia Records
CONTACT: Benny Tarantini, Columbia Records, +1-212-833-5858,
firstname.lastname@example.org; or Larry Solters or Anna Loynes,
email@example.com, both of Scoop Marketing, +1-213-639-6167