AC/DC Singer Undergoes Medical Procedure; Band Postpones Six Tour Dates

The next leg of AC/DC's "Black Ice" world tour, which was set to hit Phoenix, Arizona on October 1, will be postponed to a later date. Subsequent shows in Las Vegas, Louisville, Kansas City, Des Moines and Milwaukee will also be rescheduled. The tour will resume on October 16 in Washington, D.C. (see below for full itinerary).

AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson recently underwent a medical procedure and at the advice of his doctor is taking some time to rest.

The "Black Ice" world tour kicked off in October 2008 and has crisscrossed North America and Europe twice.

This November, the "Black Ice" world tour will visit Latin America and by early 2010 the tour will hit Australia and New Zealand.

AC/DC's "Black Ice" album was released globally on October 20, 2008 and topped sales charts in 29 countries. In the U.S. alone, "Black Ice" sold 780,000 copies in its first week and has since shifted in excess of 2 million units.

AC/DC tour dates:

Oct. 16 - Washington DC Verizon Center
Oct. 18 - Buffalo, NY HSBC Arena
Oct. 21 - Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center
Oct. 23 - Atlanta, GA Phillips Area
Oct. 25 - Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
Oct. 28 - New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
Oct. 30 - Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Arena
Nov. 04 - Oklahoma City, OK Ford Center
Nov. 06 - Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
Nov. 12 - Mexico City, MX Foro Sol
Nov. 19 - Orlando, FL Amway Arena
Nov. 21 - San Juan, PR Coliseo de Puerto Rico

As previously reported, AC/DC has launched a special web site, ACDCBacktracks.com, featuring a countdown to an "exciting announcement" that will be made on September 29.

AC/DC is rumored to be releasing a box set later this year that will come in a package that doubles as a working amplifier. The set will contain three CDs, two DVDs and a vinyl record. One CD will contain studio rarities and the other two will feature live cuts, while the DVDs will contain the third volume of the band's "Family Jewels" video collections. The vinyl disc will hold the studio rarities. The set will also come with a 164-page book, three black-and-white lithographs of unpublished band photos from 1977, a flyer for a 1976 British tour and a poster from a 1977 European trek. The complete package will be sold only through AC/DC's web site, while a CD/DVD-only version called "Best Of The Box Set" may also be made available.

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