Tuesday, October 28, 2008

AC/DC kicks off tour in support of new effort

Released globally on Monday October 20, 2008, Black Ice tops sales charts in 29 Countries including the US, UK, Germany, Canada, France, Argentina, Japan, Australia, Belgium, Finland, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and more. In the US alone Black Ice has sold more than 780,000 units it’s first week on sale, marking the band’s first ever debut entry at #1 on the album charts. Over 5 million copies of Black Ice have been shipped worldwide, combined with close to 5 million in catalog sold this year, the band are poised to sell over 10 million units this year alone.

In the US, Black Ice is being sold exclusively at Walmart, Sam's Club, and www.acdc.com AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band® TrackPack™, featuring master recordings from the band’s fabled 1991 performance at Donnington Castle, will also be sold exclusively by Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club in November and in Europe, Australia and New Zealand beginning in early December.

In addition, Columbia Records have partnered with Walmart and MTV to create "AC/DC Rock Band Stores" in New York’s Times Square and in Los Angeles to give fans in the these cities fast access to the band’s newest items. These pop up stores have begun selling the album, AC/DC apparel, the Rock Band video game, and Rock Band branded apparel and accessories.

Rock N Roll Train, the first single from Black Ice, has topped US Rock Radio charts since its release in early September. Sirius XM Radio are also celebrating this exciting new chapter in the band’s history by creating "AC/DC Radio," a 24 hour station devoted playing the band’s classic rock songs and exclusive interviews with the band. AC/DC Radio will broadcast until January 15, 2009.

The anticipation for a new album and tour by AC/DC has ignited catalog sales. In the past 8 weeks alone AC/DC’s catalog sales have exceeded 800,000 units worldwide. No Bull: The Directors Cut - a newly edited, comprehensive HD DVD of AC/DC's 1996 Plaza De Toros De Las Ventas concert in Madrid, Spain is currently #1 on Top Music Video chart. The first leg of the Black Ice World Tour kicks off tonight in Wilkes-Barre, PA and runs through April 23, 2009 in Birmingham, UK (see below for full itinerary).

Black Ice World Tour Dates
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

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

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

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

February 27
Paris, FR

March 1
Antwerp, BE

March 3
Antwerp, BE

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

March 15
Dortmund, DE

March 17
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

March 27
Munich, DE

March 29
Zurich, CH

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

April 23
Birmingham, UK

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