Rock legends AC/DC have announced a slew of North American dates for their first tour in five years.
The tour will support their new album Rock or Bust – released in November 2014. The North American dates in August and September add to a European run from May through July.
Upstate fans who want to see the band will have a little driving to do. The band won’t touch down in New York, but they kick off the North American leg with a show at Foxborough Stadium in Massachusetts Aug 22. Then they head to East Rutherford, N.J.
Several Canadian dates will come close to Upstate, including Quebec City on Aug. 28, Montreal on Aug. 31, Ottawa on Sep. 3 and Toronto on Sep. 10.
Guitarist Malcolm Young, a founding member of the band, has retired due to dementia, and his nephew, Stevie Young, replaced him for Rock or Bust and will continue to do so on the tour. Drummer Phil Rudd is in the midst of legal troubles and will be replaced — at least on this tour — by Chris Slade, a previous drummer who has rejoined the band.
Tickets for most shows go on sale Monday, Feb. 16 – except for the San Francisco date – which goes on sale Sunday, Feb. 15. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.
Full North American tour schedule:
August 22 – Foxborough, MA Gillette Stadium
August 26 – E. Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium
August 28 – Quebec City, QC 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 22 – Vancouver, BC BC Place
September 25 – San Francisco, CA AT&T Park
September 28 – Los Angeles, CA Dodger Stadium