AC/DC Adds More Dates

AC/DC has recently released a handful of dates for their Black Ice Tour that kicked off last October.

The new dates include Milwaukee, New Orleans, Dallas and Oklahoma City. AC/DC tickets for all the aforementioned dates, except for Dallas, go on sale Saturday, Aug. 22. Tickets for the Dallas gig will be available for purchase starting Sept. 19.

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Other dates on AC/DC’s North American tour include Vancouver, San Diego, Phoenix, Washington D.C. and Austin.

The tour started Aug. 14 and is scheduled to end Nov. 19 in Orlando.

More dates may be added as the band has most of September free and several open dates between their penultimate and ultimate shows in mid-November.

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This is the first time in five years the legendary Australian rock band has performed live.

The scuttlebutt going around says the band receives million dollars a show. If true, it gives new meaning to the term, “For Those About To Rock.”

Below is a setlist from AC/DC’s Aug. 8 show in Montreal. From Land of Punt’s preliminary research the setlist doesn’t seem to change much from show to show.

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Their concerts last about two hours and despite their advance age—both Young brothers are in their fifties and lead singer Brian Johnson is 61—reviews indicate AC/DC still rocks.

There is also a strong feeling that the Black Ice Tour will be the band’s final outing. Those close to AC/DC feel they will only continue to tour if they can perform at their customary high energy level.

AC/DC is touring to support Black Ice, their first album since 2000. To no one’s surprise (after all the band has sold more than 200 million units) the album debut at number one in America and 28 other countries.

This accomplishment is made even more impressive since the album is available only at Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club. Incidentally, Wal-Mart will also be the exclusive sellers of KISS’s first new album in 11 years—Sonic Boom goes on sale Oct. 6.

In other AC/DC news, Rock Band has released a track pack based on the band’s Live At Donington video. Like the album, this track pack is only available at Wal-Mart and Sam’s Clubs and it contains all 18 tracks from the band’s setlist.

August 2009
22 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – Canad Inns Stadium
24 – Regina, Saskatchewan – Taylor Field
26 – Edmonton, Alberta – Commonwealth Stadium
29 – Vancouver, British Columbia – BC Place
31 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome

September 2009
2 – San Jose, CA – HP Pavilion at San Jose
4 – Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
6 – San Diego, CA – San Diego Sports Arena
8 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center

October 2009
1 – Phoenix, AZ – US Airways Center
3 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand
6 – Louisville, KY – Freedom Hall
8 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
10 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
14 – Milwaukee, WI – Bradley Center (on sale 8/22)
16 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center
18 – Buffalo, NY – HSBC Arena
23 – Atlanta, GA – Phillips Arena
25 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
28 – New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Arena (on sale 8/22)
30 – Jacksonville, FL – Jacksonville Arena

November 2009
2 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center (on sale 9/19)
4 – Oklahoma City, OK – Ford Center (on sale 8/22)
6 – Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center
12 – Mexico City – Foro Sol
19 – Orlando – Amway Arena

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