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The Australian tour announcement comes soon after AC/DC delivered an explosive performance of the single “Rock or Bust” and their classic “Highway To Hell” at the 57th annual Grammy Awards. This weekend AC/DC are confirmed to headline the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 10 and 17 kicking off what is slated to be a massive touring year for AC/DC.
The Rock or Bust World Tour begins in Holland on May 5 and will play dates in Europe through to July. When tickets went on sale in Europe Rock or Bust World Tour sold 1.75 million tickets in 24 hours! The North American leg commences in August through to September before the band head to Australia in November. New Zealand dates have also been confirmed for December with tickets going on sale in May.
AC/DC last toured the world from 2008-2010 with the Black Ice World Tour, which had the band playing to over 5 million fans in 108 cities in over 28 countries. Box office records were smashed in Australia and New Zealand with 750,000 tickets sold and The Black Ice World Tour earned AC/DC a Pollstar Award for Major Tour of the Year in 2010.
AC/DC’s album ‘Rock or Bust’ was released on December 2 last year and immediately topped sales charts around the globe. The album’s first 2 singles “Play Ball” and “Rock or Bust” were added to major radio around the world. The band’s third video “Rock The Blues Away” shot in Los Angeles has just been released and has already notched up more than 9 million views.
‘Rock or Bust’ is the band’s fifth No.1 album in Australia and the bands seventeenth studio album overall, with the previous four being: Back In Black (March 1981), Live (22-Nov-1992), BALLBREAKER (8-Oct-1995), and their last was Black Ice (27-Oct-2008).
Don’t miss the concert event of the decade which is heading to Australia in November and December 2015.
If there is one thing you have to do in your life its AC/DC live!
The Hives & Kingswood Confirmed As Special
Guests On Ac/dc’s Rock Or Bust
Promoter Garry Van Egmond announced today that critically acclaimed Swedish rock band The Hives and Australia’s own Kingswood will join AC/DC’s ROCK OR BUST Australia Tour as special guests in one of the most coveted guest spots in the country. Following on from the release of their worldwide Number One album ‘Rock Or Bust’, AC/DC will play Australian stadium shows in November and December.
Australian audiences require no introduction to The Hives. The five-piece Swedish rock n' roll force are returning to Australia after captivating audiences at last year’s Big Day Out. The Hives – Nicholaus Arson, Chris Dangerous, Dr. Matt Destruction, Vigilante Carlstroem and Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist shot to superstardom in 2000 with their second album, Veni Vidi Vicious, featuring top selling singles 'Main Offender' and ‘Hate to Say I Told You So’. Their fourth album The Black & White Album introduced now fan-favourite 'Tick Tick Boom'. Their latest offering, Lex Hives,was self-produced and mixed by Grammy Award winner Andrew Scheps (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Adele), and bonus tracks recorded and produced by Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme. The Hives are currently at work on their sixth studio album.
The Hives commented, "When we were 6 years old in Fagersta, Sweden we were struck for the first time by the lightning that is Rock n Roll. That lightning was AC/DC. Now many years later we find ourselves in a successful rock n roll band and going on tour with them. It couldn't be better if we made it up. Life rules."
Australian Rock band Kingswood will join The Hives as special guests on AC/DC’s ROCK OR BUST Australian Tour. Fergus Linacre, Alex Laska, Jeremy Hunter and Justin Debrincat make up the four-piece rock band from Melbourne. The band has performed at numerous festivals including Splendour In The Grass, Big Day Out, Groovin The Moo and Falls Festivals. In 2014, the band returned from Nashville having recorded their debut album with Grammy Award winning producer Vance Powell (Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, The Ractonteurs). Kingswood’s album 'Microscopic Wars' had a top 10 debut in the national ARIA charts at #6 and subsequently went on to receive an ARIA Nomination for 'Best Rock Album’.
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