AC/DC ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
AC/DC has announced 13 North American tour dates, starting on August 22nd at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts and wrapping up onSeptember 28th at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. Tickets will be available via Ticketmaster. AC/DC’s only other announced North American date so far is a headlining spot at the Coachella Festival this April in Indio, California.
AC/DC always puts on a spectacular stage show for its fans, although guitarist Angus Young said that the giant train that came onstage during the band’s last tour surprised even him: “Yeah, that shocked me, the last tour, that train, you know. ‘Cause everyone says, ‘You’ve got to see this, this is quite something.’ But when I saw how it all works, genuinely I thought, ‘Ah, that’s pretty good.'”
The confirmation of the tour dates comes just days after AC/DC made its first American television appearance in 14 years, as the band opened Sunday night’s (February 8th) Grammy Awards telecast with performances of “Rock Or Bust” and “Highway To Hell.”
As previously reported, drummer Chris Slade will be behind the kit for the band. Longtime drummer Phil Rudd remains in New Zealand as he faces charges of drug possession and threatening to kill.
Slade previously played with AC/DC from 1990 to 1993 and can be heard on the 1990 album The Razor’s Edge.
This will also be AC/DC’s first full tour without founding guitarist Malcolm Young, who retired from the group earlier this year due to the onset of dementia.
AC/DC’s latest album, Rock Or Bust, was released on December 2nd and immediately topped sales charts around the globe.
The band last toured from 2008 to 2010 in support of the Black Ice album. That trek visited 108 cities in 28 countries, with the group playing for more than five million fans.
- Confirmed AC/DC tour dates (subject to change):
August 22 – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium
August 26 – E. Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
August 28 – Quebec City, PQ – Plains Of Abraham
August 31 – Montreal, PQ – Olympic Stadium
September 3 – Ottawa, ON – TD Place
September 5 – Moncton, NB – Magnetic Hill
September 8 – Detroit, MI – Ford Field
September 10 – Toronto, ON – Downsview Park
September 15 – Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field
September 20 – Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium
September 22 – Vancouver, BC – BC Place
September 25 – San Francisco, CA – AT&T Park
September 28 – Los Angeles, CA – Dodger Stadium