FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AC/DC’S BLACK ICE WORLD TOUR RETURNS TO THE U.S. THIS SUMMER
Tour Kicks Off on July 28 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA
April 6, 2009, New York NY – AC/DC’s highly successful Black Ice World Tour returns to the U.S. on July 28 in Foxborough, MA at Gillette Stadium (see below for full itinerary). AC/DC kicked off their Black Ice World Tour in late October 2008, crisscrossing North America and Europe garnering raves from critics along the way. The Black Ice World Tour was given the ‘Major Tour of the Year’ award at the 20th Annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards.
Tickets for the Foxborough, East Rutherford, Detroit, Grand Rapids and Tacoma shows go on sale Saturday April 11, 2009. Tickets for the San Jose concert go on sale Sunday April 12. Tickets for the San Diego concert go on sale Saturday April 18. Tickets for the Los Angeles concert go on sale Saturday April 25. Tickets will be available via Ticketmaster and the band’s website, www.acdc.com
Released globally on October 20, 2008, Black Ice has been certified Double Platinum in the U.S. Black Ice is AC/DC’s first new album in over eight years and its evident the band is still an incredible force in rock.
The video for the album’s latest single, “Anything Goes,” was filmed at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy in Paris, France on February 27th and is streaming now at www.aol.com.
On October 26th, 2008 AC/DC played their first show in 5 years. Dedicated fans from all over the world traveled to the small industrial town of Wilkes-Barre, PA to be there. A few select fans were chosen to be featured in this documentary. Their stories reflect the commitment and passion of what it means to be a true AC/DC fan over the years. The documentary can be seen now at ACDCFannation.com
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 in 1991). Black Ice has been certified Multi Platinum in eighteen countries, including the US, Australia, Canada, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Germany, France, Italy, Argentina and the Czech Republic.
Additionally, Black Ice has achieved Platinum status in five countries (including the UK and Spain) and Gold status in four countries (The Netherlands, Poland and Brazil). With over 6.5 million copies of Black Ice shipped worldwide, combined with over 5.5 million in catalog sold last 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 Walmart, Sam’s Club, and www.acdc.com.
Upcoming shows in the Black Ice North American tour include:
July 28 – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium
July 31 -E. Rutherford, NJ – Giants Stadium
August 16 – Detroit, MI – Palace of Auburn Hills
August 18 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
August 30 -Tacoma, WA -Tacoma Dome
September 2 – San Jose, CA – HP Pavillion
September 4 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
September 6 – San Diego, CA – Sports Arena
Additional concerts will be announced shortly.