UPDATE: AC/DC Extends Tour Dates into the New Year

In recent news, AC/DC has extended their Black Ice World Tour into the New Year by adding 16 more North American stops. These new dates stretch from Ft. Lauderdale, FL on December 20th right through to Nashville, TN on January 31, 2009. The tour kicks off on October 28, 2008 in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

And, of course, members of the AC/DC Fan Club can reap the rewards by gaining special access to tickets the minute they go on sale. If you are willing to join the fan club at a fee of $40.00, you can access special tickets, which go on sale the moment the public ones are released.

Below you will find the additional tour dates and their associated ticket sale dates. Keep in mind that concert tickets sold out in record time for the first set of dates.

Dec 20, 2008 – Ft. Lauderdale FL US Bank Atlantic Center – SALE: October 4
Dec 21, 2008 – Tampa FL US St. Pete Times Forum – SALE: October 4
Jan 05, 2009 – Cleveland OH US Quicken Loans Arena – SALE: October 4
Jan 07, 2009 – Pittsburgh PA US Mellon Arena – SALE: October 11
Jan 09, 2009 – Toronto ON CA Rogers Centre – SALE: October 10
Jan 11, 2009 – Cincinnati OH US U.S. Bank Arena – SALE: October 11
Jan 13, 2009 – St. Louis MO US Scottrade Center – SALE: October 11
Jan 15, 2009 – Omaha NE US Qwest Center Omaha – SALE: October 11
Jan 17, 2009 – Fargo ND US Fargodome – SALE: October 11
Jan 19, 2009 – Minneapolis MN US Xcel Energy Center – SALE: October 11
Jan 21, 2009 – Kansas City MO US Sprint Center – SALE: October 11
Jan 23, 2009 – Dallas TX US American Airlines Center – SALE: October 11
Jan 26, 2009 – Tulsa OK US BOK Center – SALE: October 11
Jan 28, 2009 – Little Rock AR US ALLTELL Arena – SALE: October 18
Jan 30, 2009 – Memphis TN US FedEx Forum – SALE: October 18
Jan 31, 2009 – Nashville TN US Sommet Center – SALE: October 11

Don’t panic if AC/DC is not yet scheduled in your city because additional appearances throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia, will be announced shortly.

Also, there is still 19 days until the release of AC/DC’s latest studio album Black Ice, set to hit Wal-Mart shelves on October 20, 2008. You can also pre-order your album through ticketmaster when you purchase concert tickets. But, if you can’t wait, you can even pre-order it through Wal-Mart today!

ACDC Tickets – Money Talks, the Average Fan Walks

ACDC Tour

The legendary Australian band is celebrating 35 years of rock ‘n’ roll with a widely-anticipated Black Ice World Tour, which opens on October 28th at the Wachovia Arena in Wilkes-Barre, PA. The tour begins just a few days after the release of their new album, sold exclusively through Wal-Mart, on October 21st. The album’s first single, “Rock ‘N’ Roll Train” was released to radio on August 28 and immediately climbed to #1 at Rock Radio. The video is set to debut on September 19th.

This worldwide tour is the first since 2001. The tour kicks off a series of arena shows, and then it heads to Asia and Europe before returning to North American for a round of stadium shows scheduled for next summer. Tickets for upcoming dates will go on sale the weekend of September 20th through Ticketmaster, but no prices or specific details have yet been announced. The additional appearances throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia, are said to be announced shortly. For further information, you can visit the band’s website, www.acdc.com.

Although, the general public may have a difficult time getting their hands on some quality tickets for this tour since the launch of the new ACDC fan club, which offers special treatment, including select tickets, to those willing to shell out $40.00. These pre-sales and special sales only prevent loyal fans from getting to see the show; not to mention the fact that they give scalpers an ideal opportunity to cash in.

As a faithful follower, it is hard to admit, but it almost seems that ACDC is really in it for the money. First they sell exclusively through one store, a so-called discount store, in an effort to keep the CD industry alive and now they are setting aside special tickets for those who can afford their fan club membership. Of course you get special access to those little extras, but what about those who don’t want or need all their merchandise and prefer to see them perform? Furthermore, if this is the band’s way of overpowering companies like Ticketmaster that set aside premium tickets for other companies, like TicketsNow who offer incredibly over-priced tickets to those who can afford to avoid the mad rush for the best seats available, could they not have made the fan club free?

The tour schedule to date:

October 28: Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (Wachovia Arena)
October 30: Chicago (Allstate Arena)
November 3: Indianapolis (Conseco Fieldhouse)
November 5: Auburn Hills, Mich. (Palace of Auburn Hills)
November 7: Toronto (Rogers Centre)
November 9: Boston (TD Banknorth Garden)
November 12-13: New York (Madison Square Garden)
November 15: Washington, D.C. (Verizon Center)
November 17: Philadelphia (Wachovia Center)
November 19: East Rutherford, N.J. (IZOD Center)
November 21: Columbus, Ohio (Schottenstein Center)
November 23: Minneapolis (Xcel Energy Center)
November 25: Denver (Pepsi Center)
November 28: Vancouver (General Motors Place)
November 29: Seattle (KeyArena)
November 30: Tacoma, Wash. (Tacoma Dome)
December 2: Oakland, Calif. (Oracle Arena)
December 6: Los Angeles (The Forum)
December 10: Phoenix (US Airways Center)
December 12: San Antonio (AT&T Center)
December 14: Houston (Toyota Center)
December 16: Atlanta (Philips Arena)
December 18: Charlotte, N.C. (Time Warner Cable Arena)


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