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To Honour AC/DC’s 50-year Reign As The World’s Greatest Rock'n'Roll Band Their Catalogue Will Be Available On Gold Vinyl LP's


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To honour AC/DC’s 50-year reign as the world’s greatest rock and roll band, Columbia/Sony Legacy proudly announce that the band’s catalogue will be available as gold-coloured vinyl LPs. Each of these limited edition LPs comes with an album-specific 12”x12” print featuring new AC/DC 50 artwork, suitable for framing.


To coincide with the band’s shows at Wembley Stadium, AC/DC will open a Dive Bar at Vanguard in Camden from the 2nd to 8th July. The Dive Bar will be the ultimate way to connect and plug in with fellow AC/DC fans over the week, check out AC/DC memorabilia and pick up exclusive merch including some very special vinyl releases. Stay tuned for more details!


The second wave of AC/DC 50 releases includes six more classic releases. A final vinyl drop will follow later in the year.


IF YOU WANT BLOOD YOU’VE GOT IT – AC/DC’s first live album, released in the Autumn of 1978, features tracks recorded at the Glasgow Apollo in Scotland earlier that year. The album is regularly held up as one of rock and roll’s greatest live recordings.


LET THERE BE ROCK – Initially released in Australia in March 1977, a modified international version featuring the first appearance of the iconic AC/DC logo was unleashed that Summer. It’s said that while recording the solo on the title track, Angus’s amp overheated and caught fire!


BALLBREAKER – This album, released in 1995, saw the band working with producer Rick Rubin for the second time, the first was the single ‘Big Gun’ taken from the soundtrack of the movie The Last Action Hero.


STIFF UPPER LIP – Issued in 2000, the album saw the band reunite with Angus and Malcolm’s older brother George Young on production duties for the first time in over a decade. The album cover features a bronze statue of Angus Young. For the accompanying tour, a replica stood 40 feet high.


ROCK OR BUST – This 2014 album was the first to feature Stevie Young,  Angus & Malcolm’s nephew, on rhythm guitar. The album entered the charts at #1 in 12 countries and was top 5 in a further 12.


74 JAILBREAK – First released in 1984, 74 Jailbreak includes tracks that had only been available in their native Australia. The songs recorded in 1974 and 1976, including the classic title track Jailbreak.


AC/DC has thrilled their millions of fans by announcing the ‘POWER UP’ European tour for Summer 2024. Details of the tour can be found here https://www.acdc.com/tour/



TOUR DATES

17-May Glesenkirchen, Germany, Veltins Arena

21-May Glesenkirchen, Germany, Veltins Arena

25-May Reggio Emilia, Italy, RCF

29-May Seville, Spain La Cartuja Stadium

05-June Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Johan Cruyff Arena

09-June Munich, Germany, Olympic Stadium

12-June Munich, Germany, Olympic Stadium

16-June Dresden, Germany, Messe

23-June Vienna, Austria, Ernst Happel Stadium

26-June Vienna, Austria, Ernst Happel Stadium

29-June Zurich, Switzerland, Letzigrund Stadium

03-July London, England, Wembley Stadium

07-July  London, England, Wembley Stadium

13-July Hockenheim, Germany, Ring

17-July Stuttgart, Germany, Wasen

21-July Bratislava, Slovakia, Old Airport

27-July Nuremberg, Zeppelinfeld

31-July Hannover, Messe

09-August Dessel/Werchter, Festival Grounds/park

13-August Paris, France, Hippodrome

17-August Dublin, Ireland, Croke Park



AC/DC are one of the most influential rock bands in history with over 200 million albums sold worldwide and 72 million in the U.S. alone. The band’s ‘Back In Black’ album stands out as the ‘bestselling album by any band ever’ and the ‘third bestselling album by any artist’ with global sales of 50 million and counting. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame® in 2003. The band also garnered their first GRAMMY® award in the category of ‘Best hard Rock Performance’ in 2010. The band are also in the Music Victoria Awards Hall of Fame in their native Australia. The band continue to sell out stadiums on multiple continents, sell millions of albums annually, generate streams in the billions and have a legion of dedicated fans which grows with every passing year. The band released their 17th album ‘Power Up’ in 2020 which debuted at number one in 21 countries.


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