AC/DC Adds Summer Stadium Shows
Following a successful run of North American arenas earlier this year, AC/DC will bring its Black Ice tour back to the United States this summer. New dates begin July 28 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., and are currently scheduled through Sept. 8 in Anaheim, Calif.Following a successful run of North American arenas earlier this year, AC/DC will bring its Black Ice tour back to the United States this summer. New dates begin July 28 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., and are currently scheduled through Sept. 8 in Anaheim, Calif.
Nine new U.S. dates were confirmed at deadline, and more will be announced shortly. AC/DC is currently touring in Europe through late June.
Tickets for summer concerts in Foxborough; East Rutherford, N.J.; Detroit; Grand Rapids, Mich.; and Tacoma, Wash.; go on sale Saturday (April 11) through ticketmaster.com and the band's Web site, acdc.com. Tickets for the San Diego show go on sale April 18, and the Los Angeles concert goes on sale April 25.
Since starting its tour in late October, most of AC/DC’s North America dates sold out. From October 2008 through March 2009, the band grossed $49.1 million from 36 concerts that drew nearly 561,000 fans, according to Billboard Boxscore.
AC/DC's ongoing Black Ice world tour -- its first outing since 2001, when it grossed $28.5 million from 52 shows, according to Boxscore -- is in support of the rock act's latest album release "Black Ice." The Columbia set, released exclusively through Wal-mart, Sam's Club and AC/DC's Web site last October, has moved 2 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Here are AC/DC's new U.S. tour dates:
July 28: Foxborough, Mass. (Gillette Stadium)
July 31: East Rutherford, N.J. (Giants Stadium)
Aug. 16: Detroit (Palace of Auburn Hills)
Aug. 18: Grand Rapids, Mich. (Van Andel Arena)
Aug. 30: Tacoma, Wash. (Tacoma Dome)
Sept. 2: San Jose, Calif. (HP Pavillion)
Sept. 4: Los Angeles (Staples Center)
Sept. 6: San Diego, Calif. (Sports Arena)
Sept. 8: Anaheim, Calif. (Honda Center)