Rock legend AC/DC will shake crowds all night long when it performs Tuesday, October 6th at 8 p.m. at the Kentucky Exposition Center’s Freedom Hall. The Black Ice Tour is the top selling tour in the world with more than 1.7 million tickets sold for the band’s 61 shows in 57 cities, outselling Tina Turner and Britney Spears combined, according to Pollstar. Louisville is the only stop on the band’s North American leg of the tour that is in the Kentuckiana region. The North American leg of the tour ends in November.
Black Ice, the band’s 16th studio album released in 2008, has sold more than 8-million copies worldwide and hit number one on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. This is only AC/DC’s second album to go number one, with the first being 1981’s For Those About to Rock, the follow-up to the 1979 hit Back in Black.
AC/DC has remained true to its rock-n-roll roots after 35-years together. From its early beginnings in Australia in 1973, to headlining stadiums throughout the late 1970’s and into the 1990’s, fans were guaranteed to hear the roar of guitar chords and to see Angus Young in his school boy attire. Young founded the band when he was 15-years-old with his brother, Malcolm, and they named the band using the initials on a vacuum cleaner, meaning alternating current/direct current.
AC/DC has played in hundreds of venues to thousands of screaming fans spanning its career and has proven to still be on top with the Black Ice Tour. Tickets are $89.50, plus a $2 facility fee, for reserved seating and will go on sale Saturday, August 1st at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available at the Kentucky Exposition Center and Kentucky International Convention Center Ticket Offices, all Ticketmaster outlets, by calling
(800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.
By direction of the band, a high percentage of the seats closest to the stage will be sold through paperless technology to ensure the best seats are in the hands of true AC/DC fans and not ticket brokers. For additional information regarding paperless events, please visit www.kyexpo.org.