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AC/DC Black Ice World Tour Hits Europe on February 18

Sony Columbia Records - 02/12/2009

AC/DC take their hugely successful Black Ice World Tour to Europe. Dates begin on February 18 in Oslo and conclude in Glasgow on June 30 (see below for full itinerary). AC/DC kicked off their Black Ice World Tour in late October 2008, crisscrossing North America and garnering raves from critics along the way. The Dallas Morning News raved "This is real rock n roll," while The Boston Globe exclaimed "AC/DC is the greatest band ever."

The Black Ice World Tour was given the 'Major Tour of the Year' award at the 20th Annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards. The awards ceremony took place in Los Angeles on January 30th at Nokia Theatre.

Released globally on October 20, 2008, Black Ice was recently certified Double Platinum in the U.S. Black Ice is AC/DC's first new album in over eight years and it's evident the band is still an incredible force in rock.

Black Ice made history debuting at #1 on album charts in 29 countries and also has the distinction of being Columbia Records' biggest debut album (since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales data for Billboard in March of 1991). Black Ice has been certified Multi Platinum in eight countries, including the US, Australia, Canada, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Germany and the Czech Republic. Additionally Black Ice has achieved Platinum status in twelve countries (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, UK, Argentina, Singapore and New Zealand) and Gold status in four countries (Netherland, Spain, Poland and Brazil). With over 6.5 million copies of Black Ice shipped worldwide, combined with over 5.5 million in catalog sold this year, AC/DC have surpassed The Beatles as the #1 selling catalog artist in the US for 2008. In the US, Black Ice is being sold exclusively at Walmart, Sam's Club, and www.acdc.com.

  Black Ice World Tour Dates


  February 18       Oslo, NO                 Telenor Arena
  February 20       Stockholm, SE            The Globe
  February 22       Stockholm, SE            The Globe
  February 25       Paris, FR                Bercy
  February 27       Paris, FR                Bercy
  March 1           Antwerp, BE              Sportpaleis
  March 3           Antwerp, BE              Sportpaleis
  March 5           Leipzig, DE              Halle 1
  March 7           Dusseldorf, DE           ISS Dome
  March 9           Oberhausen, DE           Kopi Arena
  March 11          Bremen , DE              AWD Dome
  March 13          Rotterdam, NL            Ahoy
  March 15          Dortmund, DE             Westfallenhalle
  March 17          Prague                   02 Arena
  March 19          Milan, IT                Datch Forum
  March 21          Milan, IT                Datch Forum
  March 23          Budapest, HU             Papp Laszlo Budapest Sportarena
  March 25          Frankfurt, DE            Festhalle
  March 27          Munich, DE               Olympiahalle
  March 29          Zurich, CH               Hallenstadion
  March 31          Barcelona, ES            Sant Jordi
  April 2           Madrid, ES               Palacio de los Deportes
  April 14          London, UK               02 Arena
  April 16          London, UK               02 Arena
  April 18          Dublin, IE               02 Arena
  April 21          Manchester, UK           MEN
  April 23          Birmingham, UK           NEC
  May 13            Leipzig, DE              Zentralstadium
  May 15            Munich, DE               Olympic Stadium
  May 17            Gelsenkirchen, DE        Veltins Arena
  May 19            Cologne, DE              Stadion
  May 22            Hockenheimring, DE       Formula 1 Racing Track
  May 24            Vienna, AU               Ernst-Happel Stadium
  May 26            Belgrade, SRB            Partizan Stadium
  May 28            Athens, GR               Olympic Stadium
  June 3            Lisbon, POR              Alvalade Stadium
  June 5            Madrid, SP               Madrid Vicente Calderon
  June 7            Barcelona, SP            Estadi Olympic
  June 9            Marseille, FR            Stadt Velodrome
  June 12           Paris, FR                Stadt de France
  June 15           Oslo, NO                 Valle Hovin
  June 17           Helsinki, FI             Olympic Stadium
  June 19           Copenhagen, DE           Parken
  June 21           Gothenburg, SW           Ullevi Stadium
  June 23           Amsterdam, NE            Amsterdam Arena
  June 26           London, UK               Wembley Stadium
  June 28           Dublin, IR               Punchestown Racetrack
  June 30           Glasgow, UK              Hampden Park

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SOURCE: Columbia Records

CONTACT: Benny Tarantini of Columbia Records, +1-212-833-5858,
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