AC/DC Reschedule Final U.S. Shows in Wake of Brian Johnson's Medical Emergency
March 8, 2016
(UPDATE 3/8/16) Father Time stops for no man, and it appears that AC/DC are feeling the effects of decades of hard rock and roll. On Tuesday the band announced that singer Brian Johnson has received news that he may face permanent hearing loss if he continues his extensive touring pattern. The band will now reschedule the 10 remaining U.S. shows along the "Rock or Bust" World Tour, which was slated to close its final North American leg at Madison Square Garden on April 4.
AC/DC won't let fans linger for long, however. The band has plans to honor those select shows by rescheduling for later in the year. Johnson is likely to sit out along the brief stretch and be replaced by a new, yet-to-be-named singer. The band's official statement tells fans that previously purchased tickets can be either held onto for the future shows or returned for a full refund at point of purchase.
AC/DC Tour Dates Announced For Winter of 2016, Tickets on Sale Dec. 18
(UPDATE 12/14/16) AC/DC rocked across North America over the summer on their Rock or Bust tour and will be heading back out on the road in the winter of 2016. The classic rock band announced 20 tour dates in North America, starting February 2 in Tacoma, Washington and ending April 4 at Madison Square Garden.
The band's first U.S. leg of Rock or Bust averaged $255 on the secondary market, with huge demand in cities like Chicago, Boston, and Los Angeles. The band made their most expensive stop on September 28 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, where tickets averaged $409 with the cheapest ticket available for $111. Not far behind that date was their Wrigley Field stop on September 15, where an average ticket was $355, with the cheapest ticket available for $174. To compare, AD/DC played their cheapest date on September 8 at Ford Field in Detroit, where an average ticket was $143, with a get-in of just $58.
During the summer AC/DC toured through stadiums, but this tour will hit some major arenas. AC/DC tickets will go on sale through Ticketmaster on both Friday, December 18 and Saturday, December 19 at 10am. The full list of dates is below.
AC/DC 2016 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:
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 - Philips 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
AC/DC Launches North American Leg of ‘Rock or Bust’ Tour this Month
(UPDATE 8/13/15) After teasing fans with consecutive weekend performances at Coachella back in April, AC/DC will officially return to the States later this month for the official launch of their North American “Rock or Bust” Tour leg. The band has 12 shows scheduled through the end of September, and the average price for AC/DC tickets over that time is $281.83 on the secondary market.
The most expensive show comes on September 15 at Wrigley Field in Chicago. That show currently owns a secondary ticket average of $420.27 and a get-in price of $173. Other top-priced shows will be held on September 22 at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver ($358.30 avg./$137 get-in), September 25 at AT&T Park in San Francisco ($317.83 avg./$138 get-in) and Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on September 28 ($306.70 avg./$102 get-in).
Ford Field in Detroit will welcome AC/DC’s cheapest gig on September 10. That show has a $173.68 ticket average and $65 get-in price on the secondary market. The band’s first stop at Gillette Stadium in Massachusetts is the second cheapest show at an average price of $244.67 and a $56 get-in price.
AC/DC Announce North American Dates For "Rock Or Bust" Tour This Summer
(UPDATE 4/3/15) AC/DC's Rock Or Bust Tour continues to expand. On Friday, the band announced an additional show on September 17th at the Investors Group Field in Winnipeg, Manitoba, upping its total number of North American shows to 14. The U.S. and Canadian run begins at Gillette Stadium in Massachusetts on August 22nd and continues through September 28th, when it wraps at Dodger Stadium.
AC/DC is already slated to begin its tour in Europe in April, which will be the first time the group has embarked on a full-fledged tour in nine years. They’ll play 25 European dates through July, wrapping at National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland on July 25.
The North American leg kicks off at Gillette Stadium in Massachusetts on August 22. 13 dates are scheduled, with the band concluding at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles onSeptember 28.
Other notable stadiums AC/DC will hit include Olympic Stadium in Quebec, MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, Wrigley Field in Chicago and AT&T Park in San Francisco.
The group is touring in support of their latest record, ‘Rock or Bust’, which was released last November. AC/DC is also slated to appear at this year’s Coachella Music Festival on both weekends, playing on April 10 and 17.
Below is the complete list of shows AC/DC will play on their upcoming world tour. North American dates are listed in bold:
AC/DC 2015 Tour Dates:
04/10 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
04/17 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
05/05 – Arnhem, NL @ Gelredome
05/08 – Nuremberg, DE @ Zeppelinfeld
05/10 – Dresden, DE @ Ostragehege
05/14 – Zeltweg, AT @ Zeltweg
05/16 – Hockenheim, DE @ Hockenheimring
05/19 – Munich, DE @ Olympia Stadium
05/21 – Munich, DE @ Olympia Stadium
05/23 – Paris, FR @ Stade de France
05/29 – Barcelona, ES @ Estadio Olympic
05/31 – Madrid, ES @ Estadio Vicente Calderon
06/05 – Zurich, CH @ Letzigrund
06/07 – Zurich, CH @ Letzigrund
06/19 – Cologne, DE @ Jahnwiesen
06/21 – Hannover, DE @ Messe
06/25 – Berlin, DE @ Olympia Stadium
06/28 – Glasgow, UK @ Hampden Park
07/01 – Dublin, IE @ Aviva Stadium
07/04 – London, UK @ Wembley Stadium
07/09 – Imola, Italy @ Autodromo
07/12 – Gelsenkirchen, DE @ Veltins Arena
07/15 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival Site
07/17 – Oslo, NO @ Valle Hovin
07/19 – Stockholm, SE @ Friends Arena
07/22 – Hameenlinna, FI @ Open Air Park
07/25 – Warsaw, PL @ National Stadium
08/22 – Foxborough, MA @ Gillette Stadium
08/26 – E. Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
08/28 – Quebec City, QC @ Plains Of Abraham
08/31 – Montreal, QC @ Olympic Stadium
09/03 – Ottawa, ON @ TD Place
09/05 – Moncton, NB @ Magnetic Hill
09/08 – Detroit, MI @ Ford Field
09/10 – Toronto, ON @ Downsview Park
09/15 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field
09/20 – Edmonton, AB @ Commonwealth Stadium
09/22 – Vancouver, BC @ BC Place
09/25 – San Francisco, CA @ AT&T Park
09/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Dodger Stadium