AC/DC’s Black Ice Debuts at #1 in 29 Countries

(October 28, 2008 – New York, NY) – Released globally on Monday October 20, 2008, Black Ice tops sales charts in 29 Countries including the US, UK, Germany, Canada, France, Argentina, Japan, Australia, Belgium, Finland, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and more. In the US alone Black Ice has sold more than 780,000 units it’s first week on sale, marking the band’s first ever debut entry at #1 on the album charts. Over 5 million copies of Black Ice have been shipped worldwide, combined with close to 5 million in catalog sold this year, the band are poised to sell over 10 million units this year alone.

In the US, Black Ice is being sold exclusively at Walmart, Sam’s Club, and AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band TrackPack, featuring master recordings from the band’s fabled 1991 performance at Donnington Castle, will also be sold exclusively by Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club in November and in Europe, Australia and New Zealand beginning in early December. In addition, Columbia Records have partnered with Walmart and MTV to create “AC/DC Rock Band Stores” in New York’s Times Square and in Los Angeles to give fans in the these cities fast access to the band’s newest items. These pop up stores have begun selling the album, AC/DC apparel, the Rock Band video game, and Rock Band branded apparel and accessories.

Rock N Roll Train, the first single from Black Ice, has topped US Rock Radio charts since its release in early September. Sirius XM Radio are also celebrating this exciting new chapter in the band’s history by creating “AC/DC Radio,” a 24 hour station devoted playing the band’s classic rock songs and exclusive interviews with the band. AC/DC Radio will broadcast until January 15, 2009.

The anticipation for a new album and tour by AC/DC has ignited catalog sales. In the past 8 weeks alone AC/DC’s catalog sales have exceeded 800,000 units worldwide. No Bull: The Directors Cut – a newly edited, comprehensive HD DVD of AC/DC’s 1996 Plaza De Toros De Las Ventas concert in Madrid, Spain is currently #1 on Top Music Video chart. The first leg of the Black Ice World Tour kicks off tonight in Wilkes-Barre, PA and runs through April 23, 2009 in Birmingham, UK (see below for full itinerary).

Black Ice World Tour Dates

October 28 Wilkes-Barre, PA Wachovia Arena
October 30 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
November 1 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
November 3 Indianapolis, IN Conseco Fieldhouse
November 5 Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills
November 7 Toronto, ONT Rogers Centre
November 9 Boston, MA TD Banknorth Garden
November 12 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
November 13 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
November 15 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center
November 17 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center
November 19 East Rutherford, NJ IZOD Center
November 21 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
November 23 Minneapolis, MN Xcel Energy Center
November 25 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
November 28 Vancouver, BC General Motors Place
November 29 Seattle, WA Key Arena
November 30 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
December 2 Oakland, CA ORACLE Arena
December 4 Oakland, CA ORACLE Arena
December 6 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
December 8 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
December 10 Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center
December 12 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
December 14 Houston, TX Toyota Center
December 16 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
December 18 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
December 20 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Bank Atlantic Center
December 21 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
January 5 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
January 7 Pittsburgh, PA Mellon Arena
January 9 Toronto, ONT Rogers Centre
January 11 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena
January 13 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
January 15 Omaha, NE Qwest Center Omaha
January 17 Fargo, ND Fargodome
January 19 Minneapolis, MN Xcel Energy Center
January 21 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
January 23 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
January 26 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
January 28 Little Rock, AR ALLTELL Arena
January 30 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum
January 31 Nashville, TN Sommet Center
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

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