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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