- 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!
- 17 September 2008
Vote for 'Rock N Roll Train' on 'Pick 'n' Mix' - the place where Radcliffe & Maconie champion the best in new music. Each week, Mark and Stuart will pick four new tracks and it's down to you to vote for your favourite. The winning track will be played every day the following week. Make "Rock N Roll Train" THAT track!
- 16 September 2008
Yesterday marked the launch of AC/DC Radio on both Sirius and XM Satellite Radio. The channel will celebrate AC/DC's iconic career and the upcoming release of Black Ice, the band's first studio album in eight years. AC/DC Radio will be broadcast on Sirius channel 29 and XM channel 53 and will run from September 15, 2008 to January 15, 2009.
AC/DC Radio will air AC/DC music 24/7, including classic rock recordings such as "For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)." "You Shook Me All Night Long," and "Back in Black" as well as new songs from their Brenden O'Brien produced album, Black Ice. The channel will also feature AC/DC band members Angus, Malcolm, Cliff, Brian, and Phil describing their singular rock & roll career spanning more than 30 years and sharing their personal insights into their music. The band will also guide listeners through an exclusive preview of every track on Black Ice. So be sure to tune in!
- 15 September 2008
AC/DC's widely-anticipated Black Ice World Tour will open on October 28th at the Wachovia Arena in Wilkes-Barre, PA. The show kicks off a series of US arena shows, to be followed by a round of stadium dates next summer.
Tickets for upcoming US dates will go on sale the weekend of September 20th at Ticketmaster and the band's website, www.acdc.com. Additional appearances throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia, will be announced shortly.
The worldwide tour - the band's first since 2001 - promotes AC/DC's latest studio album: Black Ice. 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.
The album's first single, "Rock 'N' Roll Train" was released to radio on August 28 and immediately went to #1 at Rock Radio. The video will debut on September 19th on www.acdc.com and www.vh1.com.
No Bull: The Directors Cut - a newly edited, comprehensive HD DVD of AC/DC's famed July 1996 Plaza De Toros De Las Ventas concert in Madrid, Spain was released earlier this week. No Bull: The Directors Cut is remixed in Stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound and includes more than two hours of music and bonus features highlighting performances of the band's biggest hits. No Bull: The Directors Cut is sold in the US exclusively at Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, and www.acdc.com.
- 13 September 2008
Just a reminder...NO BULL is in stores now! No Bull is a newly edited, comprehensive DVD of the band's famed July 1996 Plaza De Toros De Las Ventas concert in Madrid, Spain. The film also includes over 2 hours of classic AC/DC in concert with bonus features including "Angus-cam" songs and 2 rare performances from the Ballbreaker tour.
- 12 September 2008
Can't wait until No Bull hits stores tomorrow? VH1 Classic will be doing a special screening of the full dvd tonight (Sept. 8) at 8 pm (and an encore at 12:30 am). You can check out the channel's full schedule here.
Now if you can't wait until then...you can watch a video of "Whole Lotta Rosie" from No Bull right now at AC/DC's imeem page.
And don't forget to pick up your copy of No Bull at your local Wal-Mart or Sam's Club store tomorrow, Sept. 9!