More Stops For AC/DC Rock Train

Posted by Terry | October 5, 2008

AC/DC has extended its Black Ice World Tour of North America into early 2009. New dates begin Dec. 20 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and run through Jan. 31 in Nashville, TN.

Eighteen previously announced shows have already sold out, according to the band’s label, Columbia.

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.

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.

Produced by Brendan O’Brien (Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam) and mixed by the band’s longtime audio engineer, Mike Fraser, “Black Ice” features the leadoff single “Rock ‘N’ Roll Train,” which hit radio stations late last month and went to No. 1 at rock radio, according to Sony BMG. The cut is streaming at the band’s website.

Earlier this month, AC/DC released “No Bull: The Directors Cut,” a newly edited HD DVD version of its July 1996 concert at the famed Plaza De Toros de las Ventas bullring in Madrid, Spain.

In related news, MTV Games, makers of the popular “Rock Band” video game, announced plans to release “AC/DC Live: Rock Band Track Pack,” which will feature master recordings from “the best of the band’s live performances,” according to a press release. The 18 songs were remixed by Fraser, and clock in at more than 99 minutes of “game play for each instrument.”

“AC/DC Live: Rock Band Track Pack” is due out Nov. 2 for the Xbox, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3, and on Nov. 16 for the Wii.

Additional appearances throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia, will be announced soon.

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