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AC/DC Expand Tour, Announce "Rock Band" Package

September 30, 2008 11:08 AM ET

AC/DC fans in Florida finally have reason to rejoice: The band's Black Ice tour has been extended into the New Year, with the band coming to the Sunshine State, the Sooner State, the Cornhusker State and a bunch more additional markets the band skipped over during the first leg of their tour. The band kickstart the fun with their first U.S. show in eight years on October 28th in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The additional 16 concert dates for the Black Ice jaunt are below.

In other AC/DC news, the band will lend 18 songs to AC/DC Live: Rock Band Track Pack. The stand-alone game will be playable on both Rock Band and Rock Band 2 and will feature live versions of hits like "Thunderstruck," "Highway to Hell" and "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap." The full track list is below. The game will be released this December and, like Black Ice, will be available exclusively at Wal-Mart. The game will be available on November 2nd on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 2 and on November 16th for Wii — the PS2 version runs $29.98, the rest cost $39.98.

AC/DC Black Ice Tour
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

Track List For AC/DC Live: Rock Band Track Pack
"Thunderstruck"
"Shoot to Thrill"
"Back in Black"
"Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be"
"Heatseeker"
"Fire Your Guns"
"Jailbreak"
"The Jack"
"Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap"
"Moneytalks"
"Hells Bells"
"High Voltage"
"Whole Lotta Rosie"
"You Shook Me All Night Long"
"T.N.T."
"Let There Be Rock"
"Highway To Hell"
"For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)"

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