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

PRNewswire
NEW YORK
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,
benny.tarantini@sonybmg.com; or Larry Solters or Anna Loynes,
aloynes@solters.com, both of Scoop Marketing, +1-213-639-6167

Web site: http://www.columbiarecords.com/
http://www.acdc.com/


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