AC/DC Lines Up U.S. Tour

With the second single from its "Stiff Upper Lip" hitting rock radio, AC/DC is finally ready to promote the album the best way it knows how... with a big-ass tour.

It's been three months since the hard rock mainstays delivered their latest effort to stores, and the band has finally firmed up plans for a U.S. tour that kicks off on August 1 in Grand Rapids, Michigan and rolls well into late September.

Speaking with MTV News earlier this year, the band was cagey about its plans for the road and its larger-than-life stage show, but frontman Brian Johnson noted, "We'll always try to think of something, but as long as it has to do with the song or the theme of the show, like the bell for 'Hells Bells, the cannon for 'For Those About To Rock,' for 'Ballbreaker,' the big wreckin' ball. It always has something to do with [the song]. But I doubt we'd ever put something in just for the sake of it. This time, we'll obviously try to do something concerning the whole aspect

of the album, or a song that we're featuring."

"We do try to get a balance," guitarist Angus Young added. "For us, the most important thing is the music side of it, but we always try. We know that the people like to see some visual things too. We try to find something good for the eyes, you know."

"A couple of strippers," Johnson joked.

What ever the band has up its collective sleeve will be unveiled when AC/DC launches its U.S. tour on August 1. Here's how the band's itinerary looks so far:

  • 8/1 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
  • 8/3 - Auburn Hills, MI @ Palace Of Auburn Hills
  • 8/4 - Cleveland, OH @ Gund Arena
  • 8/6 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mellon Arena
  • 8/8 - Boston, MA @ FleetCenter
  • 8/10 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
  • 8/11 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
  • 8/14 - Quebec City, QC @ Colisee Pepsi
  • 8/15 - Montreal, QC @ Montreal Forum
  • 8/19 - Washington, DC @ MCI Center
  • 8/20 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Union Center

  • 8/22 - Albany, NY @ Pepsi Arena
  • 8/24 - East Rutherford, NJ @ Continental Airlines Arena
  • 8/25 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
  • 8/27 - Indianapolis, IN @ Conseco Fieldhouse
  • 8/29 - Cincinnati, OH @ Firstar Center
  • 8/31 - Chicago, IL @ United Center
  • 9/2 - Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
  • 9/3 - Kansas City, MO @ Kemper Arena
  • 9/5 - St. Louis, MO @ Kiel Center
  • 9/7 - Dallas, TX @ Reunion Arena
  • 9/8 - Houston, TX @ Compaq Center
  • 9/9 - Biloxi, MS @ Miss. Coast Coliseum
  • 9/11 - San Antonio, TX @ Alamodome
  • 9/13 - Phoenix, AZ @ America West Arena
  • 9/15 - Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
  • 9/16 - Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
  • 9/17 - Anaheim, CA @ Arrowhead Pond
  • 9/19 - Sacramento, CA @ ARCO Arena
  • 9/22 - Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena
  • 9/23 - San Jose, CA @ San Jose Arena