AC/DC Announce First North American Tour In 4 Years

Thirty-city trek kicks off Aug. 1 in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Australian hard-rockers AC/DC will begin in August their first North American tour since 1996.

Kicking off Aug. 1 in Grand Rapids, Mich., the 30-city trek will hit New York, Houston and Los Angeles before concluding Sept. 23 in San Jose, Calif.

AC/DC's new single, "Satellite Blues," debuted at #34 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart this week. The song is off February's Stiff Upper Lip, which also includes the hit title track (RealAudio excerpt).

Considered a return to form, the album finds the Aussies exploring less a metal sound and more of a primitive rock and blues style. The band formed in 1973 and has released such classic albums as 1976's High Voltage and 1980's Back in Black.

AC/DC tour dates:

Aug. 1; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Van Andel Arena

Aug. 3; Auburn Hills, Mich.; Palace of Auburn Hills

Aug. 4; Cleveland, Ohio; Gund Arena

Aug. 6; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Civic Center

Aug. 8; Boston, Mass.; Fleet Center

Aug. 10–11; Toronto, Ontario; Air Canada Centre

Aug. 14; Quebec City, Quebec; Coliseum

Aug. 15; Montreal, Quebec; Montreal Forum

Aug. 19; Washington, D.C.; MCI Center

Aug. 20; Philadelphia, Pa.; First Union Center

Aug. 22; Albany, N.Y.; Pepsi Arena

Aug. 24; East Rutherford, N.J.; Continental Airline Arena

Aug. 25; New York, N.Y.; Madison Square Garden

Aug. 27; Indianapolis, Ind.; Conseco Fieldhouse

Aug. 29; Cincinnati, Ohio; Firstar Center

Aug. 31; Chicago, Ill.; United Center

Sept. 2; Minneapolis, Minn.; Target Center

Sept. 3; Kansas City, Mo.; Kemper Arena

Sept. 5; St. Louis, Mo.; Kiel Center

Sept. 7; Dallas, Texas; Reunion Arena

Sept. 8; Houston, Texas; Compaq Center

Sept. 9; Biloxi, Miss.; Mississippi Coast Coliseum

Sept. 11; San Antonio, Texas; Alamodome

Sept. 13; Phoenix, Ariz.; America West Arena

Sept. 15; Las Vegas, Nev.; Mandalay Bay Arena

Sept. 16; Los Angeles, Calif.; Staples Center

Sept. 17; Anaheim, Calif.; Arrowhead Pond

Sept. 19; Sacramento, Calif.; ARCO Arena

Sept. 22; Oakland, Calif.; Oakland Coliseum

Sept. 23; San Jose, Calif.; San Jose Arena