Veteran rockers AC/DC are heading to Scandinavia as part of their mammoth Rock or Bust world tour in 2015. The European leg of the tour commenced in May and has already earned the band rave reviews and a string of sold-out gigs. The Australian rock stars are touring to promote Rock or Bust, their 16th studio album, which was released in early December 2014.
With a line-up still featuring legendary frontman Brian Johnson and the iconic Angus Young on lead guitar, tickets for the concerts are selling fast; ticket sales topped 300,000 in Germany, where the venues sold out in little more than an hour of the tickets being released. The Scandinavian leg started yesterday and feature gigs in Roskilde and Oslo before moving to Stockholm's Friends Arena on July 19th.
In addition to tracks from their new album such as Hard Times and Sweet Candy, the band are expected to feature many of their classic songs during the tour; highlights will include Thunderstruck, You Shook Me All Night Long and the anthemic Highway to Hell. With a back catalogue spanning four decades, the tour will feature many of the band's greatest hits and highlights crammed into one power packed performance after another. The tour follows the phenomenally successful Black Ice tour, which ran from 2008-2010 and was hailed by critics the world over as one of the finest and most lucrative music tours of all time. While it will be hard for the Rock or Bust tour to top the success of the Black Ice years, it will certainly not be for want of trying.
Due to his recent illness and departure from the band, founder member Malcolm Young will not be performing, his place at rhythm guitar now filled by his nephew, Stevie Young. It is the first tour and album that the elder Young has missed since the band began. Bassist Cliff Williams and drummer Chris Slade will complete the line up, the latter back with AC/DC after a previous five year stint from 1989 to 1994, following Phil Rudd's much publicised troubles.
If you're in Stockholm this weekend, why not catch AC/DC at the Friends Arena for a night that will live long in the memory. This may be your last chance to catch one of the world's greatest rock bands so don't miss out! AC/DC tickets remain on sale in Stockholm, and fans are encouraged to snap them up quickly. Few bands pour as much energy and commitment into their performances as the Australian rockers, and the AC/DC tour is guaranteed to satisfy fans and newcomers alike.