AC/DC has extended its trek across North America by adding sixteen more shows to its Black Ice World Tour. Newly added dates begin on December 20, in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and wrap up on January 31, 2009 in Nashville, TN. The tour kicks off on October 28, 2008 in Wilkes-Barre, PA.
Tickets for the Houston, Ft. Lauderdale, Tampa, and Cleveland concerts go on sale October 4 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets for the Toronto concert go on sale October 10 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets for the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Omaha, Fargo, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Dallas, Tulsa, and Nashville concerts go on sale October 11 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets for the Little Rock and Memphis concerts go on sale October 18 at 10:00 a.m.
18 Black Ice World Tour concerts sold out in record time when tickets went on sale for the initial round of on-sales, with shows being added in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Oakland due to unprecedented fan demand.
Here are AC/DC's new tour dates:
Dec. 20 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Bank Atlantic Center
Dec. 21 - Tampa, FL - St. Pete Times Forum
Jan. 05 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
Jan. 07 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mellon Arena
Jan. 09 - Toronto, ONT - Rogers Centre
Jan. 11 - Cincinnati, OH - U.S. Bank Arena
Jan. 13 - St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center
Jan. 15 - Omaha, NE - Qwest Center
Jan. 17 - Fargo, ND - Fargodome
Jan. 19 - Minneapolis, MN - Xcel Energy Center
Jan. 21 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
Jan. 23 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
Jan. 26 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
Jan. 28 - Little Rock, AR - Alltel Arena
Jan. 30 - Memphis, TN - FedEx Forum
Jan. 31 - Nashville, TN - Sommet Center
UK's What Records is taking pre-orders for AC/DC's new album, "Black Ice", as a limited heavyweight vinyl, deluxe packaged (book) CD and CD album. The vinyl will come with an exclusive AC/DC badge. Anyone ordering the CD or limited CD before October 1 will also get a badge. Also available are "Black Ice" t-shirts which can be bought with the new album.
A new AC/DC track entitled "War Machine" is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. The song comes off the Australian hard rock legends' first studio album in eight years, "Black Ice", which will arrive on October 20 and will sold exclusively at Wal-Mart, Sam's Club and ACDC.com in the U.S. All three plan multiple promotional campaigns aimed at the group's millions of fans.
AC/DC's first new single in eight years, "Rock 'N Roll Train" (see video below), hit the band's web site and radio stations on August 28.
AC/DC was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. The band has sold more than 200 million albums worldwide, including 69 million in the U.S. alone.
"No Bull: The Director's Cut", a chronicle of the band's famed July 1996 concert at the Plaza De Toros De Las Ventas in Madrid, Spain, was released on DVD and Blu-ray September 9.