Hard Rock International has announce that all four Hard Rock Cafés in the UK are set to host official fan-only listening parties for the eagerly awaited new AC/DC album "Black Ice". The listening parties will take place between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 16 at Hard Rock Café London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Cardiff and will give over 500 fans an exclusive preview of the 15 brand new tracks by the world's biggest rock act!
AC/DC fans can apply for tickets for these exclusive parties by registering their details on www.acdccomp.co.uk/hardrock. The prize draw is now open, and closes at midnight on Friday, October 10.
AC/DC has extended its trek across North America by adding sixteen more shows to its Black Ice World Tour. Newly added dates begin on December 20, in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and wrap up on January 31, 2009 in Nashville, TN. The tour kicks off on October 28, 2008 in Wilkes-Barre, PA.
18 Black Ice World Tour concerts sold out in record time when tickets went on sale for the initial round of on-sales, with shows being added in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Oakland due to unprecedented fan demand.
A new AC/DC track entitled "War Machine" is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. The song comes off the Australian hard rock legends' first studio album in eight years, "Black Ice", which will arrive on October 20 and will sold exclusively at Wal-Mart, Sam's Club and ACDC.com in the U.S.
AC/DC's first new single in eight years, "Rock 'N Roll Train" (see video below), hit the band's web site and radio stations on August 28.
AC/DC was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. The band has sold more than 200 million albums worldwide, including 69 million in the U.S. alone.