February 13, 2009

AC/DC taking tour to Europe

The Australian rock band AC/DC has announced plans to take its Black Ice World Tour to Europe.

Dates begin next Wednesday in Oslo and are to conclude in Glasgow June 30, Columbia Records said Thursday.

The band kicked off its latest concert series in late October 2008, crisscrossing North America and picking up the Major Tour of the Year award at the 20th annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards ceremony Jan. 30 at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

Released globally Oct. 20, Black Ice -- the band's first new album in more than eight years -- was recently certified Double Platinum in the United States, Columbia Records noted.