AC/DC’s Black Ice Debuts At #1 In 29 Countries


October 28, 2008

Released globally on Monday October 20, 2008, Black Ice tops sales charts in 29 Countries including the US, UK, Germany, Canada, France, Argentina, Japan, Australia, Belgium, Finland, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and more. In the US alone Black Ice has sold more than 780,000 units it’s first week on sale, marking the band’s first ever debut entry at #1 on the album charts. Over 5 million copies of Black Ice have been shipped worldwide, combined with close to 5 million in catalog sold this year, the band are poised to sell over 10 million units this year alone.

In the US, Black Ice is being sold exclusively at Walmart, Sam’s Club, and AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band TrackPack, featuring master recordings from the band’s fabled 1991 performance at Donnington Castle, will also be sold exclusively by Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club in November and in Europe, Australia and New Zealand beginning in early December. In addition, Columbia Records have partnered with Walmart and MTV to create “AC/DC Rock Band Stores” in New York’s Times Square and in Los Angeles to give fans in the these cities fast access to the band’s newest items. These pop up stores have begun selling the album, AC/DC apparel, the Rock Band video game, and Rock Band branded apparel and accessories.

Rock N Roll Train, the first single from Black Ice, has topped US Rock Radio charts since its release in early September. Sirius XM Radio are also celebrating this exciting new chapter in the band’s history by creating “AC/DC Radio,” a 24 hour station devoted playing the band’s classic rock songs and exclusive interviews with the band. AC/DC Radio will broadcast until January 15, 2009.

The anticipation for a new album and tour by AC/DC has ignited catalog sales. In the past 8 weeks alone AC/DC’s catalog sales have exceeded 800,000 units worldwide. No Bull: The Directors Cut – a newly edited, comprehensive HD DVD of AC/DC’s 1996 Plaza De Toros De Las Ventas concert in Madrid, Spain is currently #1 on Top Music Video chart. The first leg of the Black Ice World Tour kicks off tonight in Wilkes-Barre , PA and runs through April 23, 2009 in Birmingham , UK (see below for full itinerary).

Black Ice World Tour Dates

October 28Wilkes-Barre, PAWachovia Arena
October 30Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
November 1Chicago, ILAllstate Arena
November 3Indianapolis, INConseco Fieldhouse
November 5Detroit, MIPalace of Auburn Hills
November 7Toronto, ONTRogers Centre
November 9Boston, MA TD Banknorth Garden
November 12New York, NYMadison Square Garden
November 13New York, NY Madison Square Garden
November 15Washington, D.C.Verizon Center
November 17Philadelphia, PAWachovia Center
November 19East Rutherford , NJIZOD Center
November 21Columbus, OHSchottenstein Center
November 23Minneapolis, MNXcel Energy Center
November 25Denver, CO Pepsi Center
November 28Vancouver, BCGeneral Motors Place
November 29Seattle, WA Key Arena
November 30Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
December 2Oakland, CAORACLE Arena
December 4Oakland, CAORACLE Arena
December 6Los Angeles, CAThe Forum
December 8Los Angeles, CAThe Forum
December 10Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center
December 12San Antonio, TXAT&T Center
December 14Houston, TXToyota Center
December 16Atlanta, GAPhilips Arena
December 18Charlotte, NCTime Warner Cable Arena
December 20Ft. Lauderdale, FLBank Atlantic Center
December 21Tampa, FLSt. Pete Times Forum
January 5Cleveland, OHQuicken Loans Arena
January 7Pittsburgh, PAMellon Arena
January 9Toronto, ONTRogers Centre
January 11Cincinnati, OHU.S. Bank Arena
January 13St. Louis, MOScottrade Center
January 15Omaha, NEQwest Center Omaha
January 17Fargo, NDFargodome
January 19Minneapolis, MNXcel Energy Center
January 21Kansas City, MOSprint Center
January 23Dallas, TXAmerican Airlines Center
January 26Tulsa, OKBOK Center
January 28Little Rock, ARALLTELL Arena
January 30Memphis, TNFedEx Forum
January 31Nashville, TNSommet Center
February 18Oslo, NOTelenor Arena
February 20Stockholm, SEThe Globe
February 22Stockholm, SEThe Globe
February 25Paris, FRBercy
February 27Paris, FRBercy
March 1Antwerp, BESportpaleis
March 3Antwerp, BESportpaleis
March 5Leipzig, DEHalle 1
March 7Dusseldorf, DEISS Dome
March 9Oberhausen, DEKopi Arena
March 11Bremen, DEAWD Dome
March 13Rotterdam, NLAhoy
March 15Dortmund, DEWestfallenhalle
March 17Prague02 Arena
March 19Milan, ITDatch Forum
March 21Milan, ITDatch Forum
March 23Budapest, HUPapp Laszlo Budapest Sportarena
March 25Frankfurt, DEFesthalle
March 27Munich, DEOlympiahalle
March 29Zurich, CHHallenstadion
March 31Barcelona, ESSant Jordi
April 2Madrid, ESPalacio de los Deportes
April 14London, UK02 Arena
April 16London, UK02 Arena
April 18Dublin, IE02 Arena
April 21Manchester, UKMEN
April 23Birmingham, UKNEC

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