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AC/DC returning to North America in summer

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angus1Break out the flashing devil horns and industrial-strength earplugs. AC/DC will return to North America in the summer for the second leg of their “Black Ice” world tour.

The Anglo-Australian hard rockers on Monday announced the first nine dates of the trek, which begins July 28 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., about 22 miles southwest of Boston.
    Other dates include:
    July 31 – East Rutherford, NJ (Giants Stadium);
    Aug. 16 – Detroit (Palace of Auburn Hills)
    Aug. 18 – Grand Rapids, Mich. (Van Andel Arena)
    Aug. 30 – Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, Wash. (Tacoma Dome)
    Sept. 2 – San Jose, Calif. (HP Pavilion)
    Sept. 4 – Los Angeles (Staples Center)
    Sept. 6 – San Diego (Sports Arena)
    Sept. 8 – Anaheim, Calif. (Honda Center)

The world tour began on Oct. 28 in Wilkes Barre, Pa., and AC/DC played 43 mostly sold-out shows through the end of the first leg in Nashville on Jan. 31. The band’s European swing kicked off in Oslo on Feb. 18, with dates on tap through June 30 in Glasgow.

AC/DC is touring to promote its first album in eight years, “Black Ice,” which debuted at No. 1 in 29 countries last October. It has sold 2 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Thunderstruck by AC/DC in Chicago

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Writing a review for an AC/DC concert is about as straightforward as the band’s blues-based metal. Just dig up a report from any of their shows in the last 28 years, change the date, venue and name of the new album, and no one will know the difference.

The veteran Anglo-Australian rockers, who played the third official show of their “Black Ice” world tour in Chicago on Saturday, are nothing if not consistent.

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