AC-DC Rock or Bust TourAC/DC have announced the first round of tour dates for their 2015 Rock or Bust World Tour. The worldwide trek will begin with a European leg that kicks off on May 5 at the Gelredome in Arnhem, Netherlands. More tour dates and festivals are set to be announced around the world in the coming weeks. The band’s new disc Rock or Bust (Columbia Records) just debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 and the band recently unleashed the official music video for the album’s title track. The clip was directed by David Mallet, who has worked with the band for nearly 25 years. The band filmed the footage in two days at Black Island Studios in Middlesex, England. The video once again features former Shogun drummer Bob Richards who is filling in for Phil Rudd amid his ongoing legal issues.

A few weeks ago, the band premiered the official music video for “Play Ball”, the album’s lead single. StevieACDC Rock or Bust Young, nephew of lead guitarist Angus Young and former rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young, makes his debut with the band in the video. Stevie played rhythm guitar on the new album and will tour with the band in 2015 in place of Malcolm who retired from the band a few months ago due to illness. The new album was produced by Brendan O’Brien and mixed by Mike Fraser, both of whom worked on the band’s previous effort Black Ice. The disc debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and sold over 784,000 copies in it’s first week of sales. It was one of only two albums the band released that decade (Stiff Upper Lip, 2000). The disc garnered the band the Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance for the track “War Machine”. Sadly, the new disc will be the band’s first without founding rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young, who recently announced his official retirement from the band due to illness. Tour dates are expected to be announced before the new year. AC/DC are undeniably one of the greatest music artists of all time. To date, the band has sold over 200 million albums worldwide and have produced some of hard rock and heavy metal’s biggest anthems.  – by Matt Bishop

ACDC 2014

May 5 – Arnhem, NETH @ Gelredome
May 8 – Nürnberg, GER @ Zeppelinfeld
May 10 – Dresden, GER @ Rinne Dresden
May 16 – Hockenheim, GER @ Hockenheimring
May 19 – München, GER @ Olympiastadion
Jun. 19 – Köln, GER @ Jahnwiesen
Jun. 21 – Hannover, GER @ Messe
Jun. 25 – Berlin, GER @ Olympiastadion
Jun 28 – Glasgow, UK @ Hampden Park
Jul 1 – Dublin, IRE @ Aviva Stadium
Jul 4 – London, UK @ Wembley Stadium
Jul 12 – Gelsenkirchen, GER @ Veltins Arena
Jul 22 – Hämeenlinna, FIN @ Kantolan tapahtumapuisto


About Matt Bishop

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