The next leg of American dates for AC/DC’s Rock or Bust World Tour were announced today. The tour begins February 2, 2016 in Tacoma, WA, and will run through April 4, 2016 in New York, NY at Madison Square Garden. The U.S. dates include a March 17, 2016 show at Verizon Center. Tickets for this event as well as the other concert dates will go on sale Dec. 18 starting at 10:00 a.m. through Ticketmaster.
The announcement for the American leg of AC/DC’s Rock or Bust World Tour comes after a considerable year of highs and lows for the band. Some of their highpoints included when the band kicked off the 57th annual Grammy Awards, headlined the Coachella Festival, and completed the first leg of their tour which consisted of 28 shows in Europe, 14 shows in North America and 11 shows in Australia/New Zealand. Unfortunately some ugly low moments popped up as well.
On April 21, 2015 61-year-old drummer Phil Rudd pleaded guilty to death threat and drug charges and was placed under house arrest after his conviction. Rudd originally denied all allegations and made a surprise guilty plea before his trial began. According to the court summary, Rudd fired several employees because the release of his solo album did not do well. He called an associate a month later saying he wanted his personal assistant “taken out.” He then reportedly called the personal assistant and said, “I’m going to come over and kill you.” The court eventually dropped the charge of “attempting to procure murder” after prosecutors decided there wasn’t enough evidence. He was sentenced by a New Zealand court to eight months home detention for threatening to kill a former employee and possession of methamphetamine and marijuana. Recently Rudd was back in the news after he was arrested in New Zealand for breaching the terms of his house arrest. On July 18, 2015 authorities accused him of possessing and consuming alcohol, violating the terms of his house arrest.
It’s been 40 years since AC/DC released their debut album, ‘High Voltage,’ in early 1975. The album’s release came just one year after cementing their lineup with their original singer the late Bon Scott. Their debut left no doubt, these boys meant serious business. Initially released in their native Australia as two albums, ‘High Voltage’ and ‘TNT,’ were chopped up and combined to make the U.S. and U.K. debut under one name ‘High Voltage.’ Several tracks remained unreleased in the U.S. for years.
AC/DC North American Tour Dates
Date City Venue
February 2 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
February 5 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Arena
February 8 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
February 11 Fargo, ND Fargo Dome
February 14 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
February 17 Chicago, IL United Center
February 20 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
February 23 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
February 26 Houston, TX Toyota Center
February 29 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
March 8 Atlanta, GA Phillips Arena
March 11 Ft. Lauderdale, FL BB&T Center
March 14 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
March 17 Washington, DC Verizon Center
March 20 Detroit, MI The Palace
March 23 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
March 26 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
March 29 Buffalo, NY First Niagara Center
April 1 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
April 4 New York, NY Madison Square Garden