- 14 October 2008
AC/DC's new album, "Black Ice" available for streaming in its entirety on VH1's The Leak. The CD will be available for purchase starting Monday, October 20 and sold in the U.S. exclusively at Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, and ACDC.com.
Events surrounding AC/DC's "Black Ice" launch have been announced for New York and Los Angeles this week, bringing fans a first taste in the countdown to the excitement of "Black Ice"'s release date. Fully decked-out interactive "Black Ice" trucks and "pop-up" stores will enhance the fan experience to new heights.
Beginning Thursday, October 16, AC/DC fans will be able to visit the "Black Ice" trucks in various locations (see schedule below) to listen to the "Black Ice" album in full, try out the yet-to-be-released AC/DC Live: Rock Band Track Pack video game and compete for AC/DC concert tickets amongst like-minded super-fans. Fans are invited to join the celebration at Times Square on Sunday, October 19 where Wal-Mart and MTV will unveil the AC/DC Rock Band-branded store, selling the first copies of "Black Ice" available to the public (which will be on-sale from the nearby "Black Ice" truck as well).
The details are as follows:
New York locations:
Oct. 16 - 12PM - 8PM - Union Square West @ 15th Street
Oct. 17 - 9 AM - 6 PM - Military Island (Times Square - Broadway and 7th Ave)
Oct. 18 - Roving New York
Oct. 19 - 9 PM â€“ 2 AM - Wal-Mart & MTV â€œPop Upâ€ store at Times Square (Album release 12:01 am)
Oct. 20 - 12PM - 8PM - Times Square (Broadway btwn 44th and 55th Streets)
Oct. 21 - 12PM - 8PM - Spring Street btwn Broadway and Mercer (Soho)
Oct. 22 - 12PM - 8PM - Broadway btwn 66th and 67th Streets
Los Angeles locations:
Oct. 16 - 12PM - 8PM - Hollywood & Highland
Oct. 17 - 12PM - 8PM - 3rd Street Promenade (3rd Street btwn Santa Monica Blvd and Arizona Ave)
Oct. 18 - Sit n Sleep (Magnolia Street)
Oct. 19 - 10PM â€“ 2AM - Grumman's Chinese Theatre
Oct. 20 - 12PM - 8PM - Hollywood & Highland (Album release 12:01 am)
Oct. 21 - 12PM - 8PM - 3rd Street Promenade
Oct. 22 - 12PM - 8PM - Westwood Village (Broxton Ave)
- 13 October 2008
The smoke has finally cleared. After a long, heated battle, the Show Us Your AC/DC Contest has come to an end and winners have been selected. Unfortunately, since we were unable to select 3 winners from the pool of nearly 700 entries, we ended up picking 5 winners and hooking them all up! Congratulations to David, Patrick, Kelly, Jamie, and Thomas.
We would like to thank everybody who submitted an entry into this contest. You far exceeded our expectations and definitely proved that AC/DC has the best fans in the world!
- 9 October 2008
Big congrats goes out to James for winning our Rock Out Your Car contest! His truck definitely shows how excited he is for Black Ice. Don't forget, your last opportunity to get into the secret show is by pre-ordering Black Ice through the acdc.com store. 250 people will be selected at random and given a pair of tickets.
- 6 October 2008
Win tickets to see AC/DC at a SECRET PERFORMANCE in the New York area on October 26!
You must be registered with imeem.com to enter. If you are not already registered visit imeem.com to register for free.
** Please note that winner must manage their own transportation and accommodation to/from New York City **
- 2 October 2008
AC/DC would like to congratulate Trish and David, winners of the Dress Like Angus contest, for their spectacular pictures! To see some of the other great entries, head to myspace.com/acdc and check out AC/DC's top friends. Once again, thanks for your amazing pictures. Head to the contests page for more chances to win tickets to the secret show!
- 30 September 2008
- 30 September 2008
Beginning in November, video gamers around the world will get to experience what it's like to rock like AC/DC, the world's most electrifying rock & roll band, with the Rock Band exclusive release of AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack. Created by Harmonix, the leading developer of music-based games, and MTV Games, AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack marks the first time ever the band has offered an entire album for video game play.
AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack will feature the master recordings from the best of the band's live performances specially remixed for Rock Band by Mike Fraser, who mixed the bandâ€™s forthcoming album, Black Ice, at the Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, BC. Players will be able rock-out to 18 of AC/DCâ€™s biggest hits, allowing for more than 99 minutes of game play for each instrument. Included are:
"Shoot to Thrill"
"Back in Black"
"Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be"
"Fire Your Guns"
"Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap"
"Whole Lotta Rosie"
"You Shook Me All Night Long"
"Let There Be Rock"
"Highway To Hell"
"For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)"
Full of the band's classic songs, the game will be available exclusively in the U.S. at Walmart and Sam's Club this November, and in retailers throughout Europe, Australia and New Zealand beginning in early December. All tracks from the AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack will also be available for play in Rock Band, Rock Band 2 and other compatible music game peripherals.
"When MTV first launched in 1981, we promised that people would 'never look at music the same way again' and, with Rock Band, we continue to fulfill this commitment," stated Paul DeGooyer, MTV's Senior Vice President of Electronic Games & Music. "We're excited to be part of AC/DC's and Columbia's global plan for the release of their new album, DVD and now, videogame. Being the first to present these revered songs in interactive form, exclusively on the Rock Band platform is a true honor. For those about to rock with the AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack, we salute you!"
"AC/DC fans can now experience performing live, on stage with the band," said Columbia Records co-Chairman Steve Barnett. "An unforgettable concert is now an ultimate at-home entertainment experience with the AC/DC Live: Rock Band Track Pack."
The AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack will be available exclusively at Walmart Stores and Sam's Club in the U.S. on November 2nd on XBox 360, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 2 and on November 16th for Wii. Pricing for AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii is $39.88 and $29.88 for the PlayStation 2. The AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack will also be available in Europe, Australia and New Zealand in early December on XBox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2 and Wii. In the UK, AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack will be Â£29.99 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii and Â£19.99 for the PlayStation 2. In the rest of EU, the AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack will be â‚¬39.99 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii and â‚¬29.99 for the PlayStation 2. In Australia, AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack will be $49.99 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation, Wii and PlayStation 2.
- 24 September 2008
Fans responded enthusiastically to the first AC/DC world tour in eight years with 18 Black Ice World Tour concerts selling out in record time. Unprecedented fan response forced additional shows in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Oakland.
Black Ice World Tour ticket sales highlights include:
-Chicago's Allstate Arena concert sold out in minutes forcing the second show to go on sale, which also sold out over the weekend.
-Both Madison Square Garden concerts sold out in minutes.
-Vancouver's General Motors Place concert sold out in 4 minutes, a record for that venue.
-San Antonio fans purchased more tickets in one day for AC/DC than for any other artist in that market's history.
-Tickets for Toronto's Rogers Centre sold faster than any stadium concert in the venue's history.
"The tremendous fan response to AC/DC is evidenced by record breaking ticket sales this weekend," said Columbia Records co-Chairman Steve Barnett. "Along with the worldwide success of the No Bull DVD re-release, it's obvious that fans are anxiously awaiting the October 20th release of the new album, Black Ice."
"AC/DC's fans came out in force this weekend to get tickets to the band's upcoming 'Black Ice' tour," said David Marcus, Ticketmaster's senior vice president, Music. "A live AC/DC event promises to be a legendary rock show. We're glad Paperless Ticket helped fan club members and fans get tickets at face value for designated seats."
The Black Ice World Tour opens on October 28th at the Wachovia Arena in Wilkes-Barre, PA. The worldwide tour - the band's first since 2001 - promotes Black Ice, AC/DC's latest studio album. Black Ice will be released on October 20th and sold in the US exclusively at Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, and www.acdc.com. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.walmart.com and www.acdc.com.
Tickets to AC/DC's Black Ice World Tour are available through Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster charge-by-phone, Ticketmaster retail outlets, or at ACDC.com. Specific market on sale dates and times are listed at Ticketmaster.com's AC/DC page. Fans ordering tickets through Ticketmaster.com will have an exclusive opportunity to pre-order AC/DC's Black Ice album in connection with their ticket purchase.
Additional appearances throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia, will be announced shortly.
- 21 September 2008
- 19 September 2008
We asked you to vote for Rock 'N Roll Train on 'Pick 'n' Mix' - the place where Radcliffe & Maconie on BBC Radio2 champion the best in new music. Each week, Mark and Stuart pick four new tracks and it's down to you to vote for your favourite. The winning track gets played every day the following week. And guess what? Thanks to you Rock 'N Roll Train train has WON so thanks for voting!