ACDC announced their long-awaited 2015 North American tour dates on Wednesday, but many fans are questioning why there are only six U.S. shows scheduled.
The North American leg of ACDC’s Rock or Bust 2015 World Tour will kick off in Foxborough, MA on August 26 and end at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA on September 28, according to the band’s website. The band posted the announcement of the U.S. and Canadian tour dates Wednesday on both Facebook and Twitter. While many fans rejoiced when they saw ACDC was stopping in their area or an area close enough to allow for easy travel, the majority were left confused as there are only six U.S. shows on the list in these major cities:
- Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium;
- East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium;
- Detroit, MI – Ford Field;
- Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field;
- San Francisco, CA – AT&T Park; and
- Los Angeles, CA – Dodger Stadium
— AC/DC (@acdc) February 11, 2015
ACDC’s Facebook announcement has over 7,500 comments as of Thursday afternoon, and thus far the majority of the comments contain questions from fans wanting to know why the band isn’t making a stop in the same popular venues the band has visited on prior tours and why only six shows in the U.S. in total. Fans are also begging the band to come to a city in their state. No one representing the band has answered fans’ questioning, but there is an assumption by some fans that ACDC will add more tour dates after the first leg is over. However, other fans speculate that the band will only play 40 shows in total since this is a 40th anniversary tour for the band. The current list of tour dates, including both European and North American dates, stands at 37 shows.
ACDC’s Rock or Bust 2015 World Tour, named after their latest album Rock or Bust, will be only the second time the band has toured without founding member and rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young. Also missing from the band’s latest tour lineup is drummer Phil Rudd, who was arrested late last year for allegedly attempting to arrange a murder, and for drug possession. Although a month after his arrest Rudd insisted he was rejoining the band, former drummer Chris Slade will officially fill the drum’s chair on ACDC’s North American tour, according to Rolling Stone.
Tickets for the San Francisco show go on sale February 15, while tickets for all other dates go on sale February 16. Tickets will be available through Ticketmaster.
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