Wednesday, September 24, 2008

AC/DC concerts selling out, shows being added

Fans responded enthusiastically to the first AC/DC world tour in eight years with 18 Black Ice World Tour concerts selling out in record time. Unprecedented fan response forced additional shows in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Oakland.

Black Ice World Tour ticket sales highlights include:

-Chicago’s Allstate Arena concert sold out in minutes forcing the second show to go on sale, which also sold out over the weekend.
-Both Madison Square Garden concerts sold out in minutes.
-Vancouver’s General Motors Place concert sold out in 4 minutes, a record for that venue.

-San Antonio fans purchased more tickets in one day for AC/DC than for any other artist in that market’s history.

-Tickets for Toronto’s Rogers Centre sold faster than any stadium concert in the venue’s history.

“The tremendous fan response to AC/DC is evidenced by record breaking ticket sales this weekend,” said Columbia Records co-Chairman Steve Barnett. “Along with the worldwide success of the No Bull DVD re-release, it’s obvious that fans are anxiously awaiting the October 20th release of the new album, Black Ice.”

“AC/DC’s fans came out in force this weekend to get tickets to the band’s upcoming ‘Black Ice’ tour,” said David Marcus, Ticketmaster’s senior vice president, Music. “A live AC/DC event promises to be a legendary rock show. We’re glad Paperless Ticket™ helped fan club members and fans get tickets at face value for designated seats.”

The Black Ice World Tour opens on October 28th at the Wachovia Arena in Wilkes-Barre, PA. The worldwide tour - the band's first since 2001 - promotes Black Ice, AC/DC's latest studio album. Black Ice will be released on October 20th and sold in the US exclusively at Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, and The album is currently available for pre-order at and

Tickets to AC/DC’s Black Ice World Tour are available through, Ticketmaster charge-by-phone, Ticketmaster retail outlets, or at Specific market on sale dates and times are listed at's AC/DC page. Fans ordering tickets through will have an exclusive opportunity to pre-order AC/DC’s Black Ice album in connection with their ticket purchase.

Additional appearances throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia, will be
announced shortly.

No Bull: The Directors Cut - a newly edited, comprehensive HD DVD of AC/DC's famed July 1996 Plaza De Toros De Las Ventas concert in Madrid, Spain was released on September 9th and reached the top of the music DVD sales charts in 10 countries. The DVD debuts at #1 on the DVD sales charts in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, France, Germany, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States. It’s #3 in Belgium and #4 in Austria and the United Kingdom.

The first single from Black Ice, "Rock 'N' Roll Train" was released to radio on August 28 and immediately went to #1 at Rock Radio. The video for “Rock ‘N’ Roll Train” premiered September 19th on and

Upcoming shows in the Black Ice World Tour include:

October 28
Wilkes-Barre, PA
Wachovia Arena

October 30
Chicago, IL
Allstate Arena

November 1
Chicago, IL
Allstate Arena

November 3
Indianapolis, IN
Conseco Fieldhouse

November 5
Detroit, MI
Palace of Auburn Hills

November 7
Toronto, ONT
Rogers Centre

November 9
Boston, MA
TD Banknorth Garden

November 12
New York, NY
Madison Square Garden

November 13
New York, NY
Madison Square Garden

November 15
Washington, D.C.
Verizon Center

November 17
Philadelphia, PA
Wachovia Center

November 19
East Rutherford, NJ
IZOD Center

November 21
Columbus, OH
Schottenstein Center

November 23
Minneapolis, MN
Xcel Energy Center

November 25
Denver, CO
Pepsi Center

November 28
Vancouver, BC
General Motors Place

November 29
Seattle, WA
Key Arena

November 30
Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Dome

December 2
Oakland, CA

December 4
Oakland, CA

December 6
Los Angeles, CA
The Forum

December 8
Los Angeles, CA
The Forum

December 10
Phoenix, AZ
US Airways Center

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


Anonymous said...

hi mickie,
please tell me how can i get 3 tickets to the acdc concert in san antonio face value, or maybe pay at tha most 150 dlls for each, i really want to come but i cant find tickets,the ones i find are very expensive...maybe you could help me please please...thanks please weite to me at
thanks a lot,ml

Mickie said...


I wish I could offer you some sage advice, but I don't know much about San Antonio, except for the history of the Alamo. Are there any readers out there who might be able to help this AC/DC fan?