AC/DC ‘BLACK ICE WORLD TOUR’ CONCERTS SELL OUT IN RECORD TIME:
September 26, 2008
Fans responded enthusiastically to the first AC/DC world tour in eight years with 18 Black Ice World Tour concerts selling out in record time. Unprecedented fan response forced additional shows in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Oakland.
“The tremendous fan response to AC/DC is evidenced by record breaking ticket sales this weekend,” said Columbia Records co-Chairman Steve Barnett. “Along with the worldwide success of the No Bull DVD re-release, it’s obvious that fans are anxiously awaiting the October 20th release of the new album, Black Ice.”
“AC/DC’s fans came out in force this weekend to get tickets to the band’s upcoming ‘Black Ice’ tour,” said David Marcus, Ticketmaster’s senior vice president, Music. “A live AC/DC event promises to be a legendary rock show. We’re glad Paperless Ticket helped fan club members and fans get tickets at face value for designated seats.”
The Black Ice World Tour opens on October 28th at the Wachovia Arena in Wilkes-Barre, PA. The worldwide tour– the band’s first since 2001– promotes Black Ice, AC/DC’s latest studio album. Black Ice will be released on October 20th and sold in the US exclusively at Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, and www.acdc.com. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.walmart.com and www.acdc.com.
Tickets to AC/DC’s Black Ice World Tour are available through Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster charge-by-phone, Ticketmaster retail outlets, or at ACDC.com. Specific market on sale dates and times are listed at Ticketmaster.com’s AC/DC page. Fans ordering tickets through Ticketmaster.com will have an exclusive opportunity to pre-order AC/DC’s Black Ice album in connection with their ticket purchase.
Additional appearances throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia, will be announced shortly.
The first single from Black Ice, “Rock ‘N’ Roll Train” was released to radio on August 28 and immediately went to #1 at Rock Radio. The video for “Rock ‘N’ Roll Train” premiered September 19th on www.acdc.com and www.vh1.com.
Black Ice World Tour ticket sales highlights include:
-Chicago’s Allstate Arena concert sold out in minutes forcing the second show to go on sale, which also sold out over the weekend.
-Both Madison Square Garden concerts sold out in minutes.
-Vancouver’s General Motors Place concert sold out in 4 minutes, a record for that venue.
-San Antonio fans purchased more tickets in one day for AC/DC than for any other artist in that market’s history.
-Tickets for Toronto’s Rogers center sold faster than any stadium concert in the venue’s history.
Upcoming shows in the Black Ice World Tour include:
October 28 Wilkes-Barre, PA Wachovia Arena
October 30 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
November 1 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
November 3 Indianapolis, IN Conseco Fieldhouse
November 5 Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills
November 7 Toronto, ONT Rogers center
November 9 Boston, MA TD Banknorth Garden
November 12 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
November 13 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
November 15 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center
November 17 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center
November 19 East Rutherford, NJ IZOD Center
November 21 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
November 23 Minneapolis, MN Xcel Energy Center
November 25 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
November 28 Vancouver, BC General Motors Place
November 29 Seattle, WA Key Arena
November 30 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
December 2 Oakland, CA ORACLE Arena
December 4 Oakland, CA ORACLE Arena
December 6 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
December 8 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
December 10 Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center
December 12 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
December 14 Houston, TX Toyota Center
December 16 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
December 18 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
Courtesy of www.starpulse.com