UPDATE: AC/DC have announced that their final two shows for the Rock or Bust tour will take place in New Zealand on Dec. 12 at Westpac Stadium in Wellington and Dec. 15 at Western Springs in Auckland (via Ultimate Classic Rock). The band’s tour manager insists that Phil Rudd, currently awaiting sentencing on drug and other charges, will not join the band at the shows.
AC/DC have shared the North American dates of their “Rock or Bust” world tour. The hard rock legends will kick off the jaunt August 22nd in Foxborough, Massachusetts and conclude September 28th with a show at Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium. Tickets for all dates will be available February 16th through Ticketmaster, except for a September 25th show at San Francisco’s AT&T Park, which goes on sale February 15th.
The “Rock or Bust” world trek, named after their recently released LP, will begin with a May 5th performance in Holland and run through late July. Prior to that run, the group will headline the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 10th and 17th. AC/DC performed the thunderous single “Rock or Bust” – along with the iconic “Highway to Hell” – to open Sunday night’s 57th annual Grammy Awards, marking their first American television performance in 14 years.
Rock or Bust, the band’s first studio album since 2008’s Black Ice, marked the recorded AC/DC debut of rhythm guitarist Stevie Young, who replaced his uncle, founding member Malcolm Young, when he retired in 2014 to battle dementia. But the release was publicly overshadowed by the arrest of drummer Phil Rudd, who in November was charged with drug possession and threatening to kill in New Zealand.
“I’m going back to work with AC/DC, and I don’t care who likes it and who doesn’t,” Rudd told New Zealand’s One News a month after the arrest, but that claim now appears dubious: Former drummer Chris Slade will officially fill the drum chair on the band’s North American tour.
AC/DC North American “Rock or Bust” Tour Dates:
August 22 – Foxborough, MA @ Gillette Stadium
August 26 – E. Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
August 28 – Quebec City, ON @ Plains Of Abraham
August 31 – Montreal, QC @ Olympic Stadium
September 3 – Ottawa, ON @ TD Place
September 5 – Moncton, NB @ Magnetic Hill
September 8 – Detroit, MI @ Ford Field
September 10 – Toronto, ON @ Downsview Park
September 15 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field
September 20 – Edmonton, AL @ Commonwealth Stadium
September 2 – Vancouver, BC @ BC Place
September 25 – San Francisco, CA @ AT&T Park
September 28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Dodger Stadium