It's Rock or Bust for AC/DC
It wasn't enough that AC/DC kicked off 2015 by returning to US television for the first time in 14 years to perform at the Grammys.
Back in February, AC/DC also announced North American dates for their Rock or Bust World Tour in support of their 15th studio album, "Rock Or Bust."
The trek will kick off August 22 in Foxborough, Massachusetts at Gillette Stadium and run through September 28 in Los Angeles at Dodger Stadium. Previously announced European dates on the Rock or Bust World Tour begin May 5 in Holland will run through late July. The band is also confirmed to headline the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival April 10 and 17.
The North American tour date announcement came just days after AC/DC delivered that aforementioned explosive performance of "Rock or Bust" and "Highway to Hell," which kicked off the 57th annual Grammy Awards.
AC/DC last toured the world from 2008 to 2010 with the Black Ice World Tour, which saw the band playing to more than 5 million fans in 28 countries. The Black Ice World Tour earned AC/DC a Pollstar Award for Major Tour of the Year in 2010.
Malcolm Young will be replaced by his and Angus Young's nephew, Stevie Young, and Phil Rudd will be replaced by former drummer Chris Slade for this tour. Currently, World Tour dates in Arnhem, Madrid, Roskilde, Nuremberg, Hockenheim, Koln, Hannover, Zurich, Dublin, London and Glasgow are sold out.
In Germany, AC/DC has set a new world record for the number of tickets sold within the shortest timespan, with more than 300,000 tickets sold out in just 77 minutes.
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That pretty much sums up the strength of this hardcore rock band from 1973, hailing from Australia -- AC-DC. Members Malcolm Young and Angus Young as guitarists for the band ended up working with drummer Phil Rudd and bass guitarist Mark Evans, recruiting Bon Scott as lead singer. It was that point that AC-DC really came into their own until Bon Scott essentially 'drank himself to death' (according to coroner reports), which forced the band to find another lead singer: Brian Johnson. From then on, even though the image dropped a bit with the loss of an enraged and wild Bon Scott at the helm, AC- DC kept riding the train to stardom.
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It certainly did for the band as they recorded albums such as Back in Black, it's biggest-selling album, and the phenomenal The Razor's Edge bringing the powerful 'Thunderstruck' single. Other singles such as 'Back in Black,' 'Money Talks,' and 'Hell's Bells' truly hail AC-DC as monster gods of rock.
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- It was that angst and ability to face up to the authorities, and basically just be a major trouble, that symbolized the essence of hard rock and heavy metal in AC-DC. Their rough, ripping sound made it easy to just headbang all day long without worrying about headaches or dizziness.
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date city state venue 8/3/2013 Nashville TN Mercy Lounge
date city state venue 9/29/2011 Cleveland OH House Of Blues Cleveland
date city state venue 4/9/2010 Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 4/11/2010 Kansas City MO Sprint Center 4/13/2010 Louisville KY Freedom Hall 4/15/2010 Milwaukee WI BMO Harris Bradley Center 4/17/2010 Des Moines IA Wells Fargo Arena 9/10/2010 Cleveland OH House Of Blues Cleveland 11/16/2010 Columbia MO The Blue Note 11/17/2010 Lawrence KS Granada 11/19/2010 Libertyville IL Austin's Fuel Room 11/20/2010 Sauget IL Pops 11/24/2010 Toronto ON Sony Centre For The Performing Arts 12/4/2010 Waukegan IL Genesee Theatre
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