North American dates for AC/DC’s Rock or Bust World Tour were announced today. The North American dates kick off on August 22nd in Foxborough, MA at Gillette Stadium and run through September 28th in Los Angeles, CA at Dodger Stadium (see below for full list of dates and on-sale information). Tickets available via Ticketmaster. Previously announced European dates on the Rock or Bust World Tour begin May 5th in Holland and run through late July.
The North American Tour date announcement comes days after AC/DC delivered an explosive performance of their current single “Rock or Bust” and their classic “Highway To Hell” which kicked off the 57th annual Grammy Awards. This marked the Grammy winning band’s first time performing on U.S. television in over 14 years. AC/DC are also confirmed to headline the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 10thand 17th. Chris Slade will be on drums for the upcoming Rock or Bust World Tour.
AC/DC’s latest album ‘Rock or Bust’ was released on December 2nd and immediately topped sales charts around the globe. The album’s first 2 singles “Play Ball” and “Rock or Bust” were added to rock radio and featured in ad campaigns for major brands like Major League Baseball and Beats headphones.
AC/DC last toured the world from 2008-2010 with the Black Ice World Tour, which had the band playing to over 5 million fans in 108 cities in over 28 countries. The Black Ice World Tour earned AC/DC a Pollstar Award for Major Tour of the Year in 2010.
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