AC/DC NZ Concert Tour Confirmed

Sunday 10 May 2009

AC/DC NZ Concert Tour Confirmed

AC/DC’s Black Ice Tour will play in Wellington January 30 and Auckland February 6th 2010.

AC/DC the greatest rock and roll band on the planet, who have sold over 200 million records worldwide, return to New Zealand in January 2010 as part of the Black Ice World Tour.

It will be the band’s first New Zealand tour since November 1996 and will - without any question - be the most spectacular rock show ever staged in this country.

AC/DC will blast their way through two New Zealand cities – Wellington and Auckland where they will appear at outdoor stadiums with one of the largest stage productions ever seen. The production will be moved around the North Island by 48 semi-trailers.

Dates on the Black Ice world tour in the US and Europe have sold out virtually as quickly as they were announced and the performances themselves have left the critics raving:

“AC/DC remain the gold standard for arena spectacle rock’n’roll.” The Times (UK)

“Rock ‘n’ roll that outlasts time.” Chicago Tribune

“It's been way too long since someone tore the roof off the place like this.” Orange County Register (LA)

The New Zealand tour comes on the back of the release of the hugely successful Black Ice album. Released globally on October 20, 2008 on Albert Productions and distributed by Sony Music, Black Ice sold close to 2 million copies globally in the first week of release and debuted at the number one spot in a staggering 29 countries.

Black Ice is AC/DC’s first new album in over eight years and it’s evident the band is still an incredible force in rock.

Black Ice has been certified Multi Platinum in eighteen countries, including the US, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Germany, France, Italy, Argentina and the Czech Republic.

Additionally Black Ice has achieved Platinum status in five countries (including the UK and Spain) and Gold status in four countries (The Netherlands, Poland and Brazil).  With over 6.5 million copies of Black Ice shipped worldwide, combined with over 5.5 million in catalogue sold last year, AC/DC has surpassed The Beatles as the #1 selling catalogue artist in the US for 2008.

A further announcement will be made in a few weeks regarding AC/DC’s New Zealand Venues, Ticketing details and on-sale dates. New Zealand Tour presented by Garry Van Egmond and Chugg Entertainment together with Pacific Entertainment.