AC/DC, the legendary multi-million-selling band, played their very first show on the 31st of December 1973 at Chequers Nightclub in Sydney, Australia. Now, 50 years later, AC/DC has thrilled their millions of fans by announcing the ‘POWER UP’ European tour for Summer 2024.

To honour AC/DC’s 50-year reign as the world’s greatest rock and roll band, Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings are proud to announce that the band’s catalog will be available as gold colored 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.

The first wave of releases includes the following nine classic albums. Further drops will follow later in the year.

  • BACK IN BLACK - Featuring You Shook Me All Night Long, Shoot To Thrill and the title track, it is the ‘best-selling studio album of all time by a band’.
  • HIGHWAY TO HELL – Released in 1980, it was AC/DC’s first hit album in the US.
  • THE RAZORS EDGE – Features the classic single ‘Thunderstruck’, the video for which has been viewed over a billion times on YouTube.
  • POWERAGE – The classic 1976 album contains the single ‘Rock And Roll Damnation’, the band’s first European hit.
  • FOR THOSE ABOUT TO ROCK (WE SALUTE YOU) – The iconic cover features a ‘Twelve-Pound Cannon’ from the 19th Century. The band still incorporate cannons into their live set to deafening effect.
  • HIGH VOLTAGE – The band’s international debut included tracks from their first two Australian albums.
  • DIRTY DEEDS DONE DIRT CHEAP – Initially unavailable in the U.S. for five years, the album eventually rose to #3 on the Billboard chart, selling over 6,000,000 copies.
  • WHO MADE WHO – AC/DC provided the songs for the soundtrack for Stephen King’s movie Maximum Overdrive, which included three brand new tracks including the hit title track.
  • LIVE - 1991’s double live album was recorded at Donnington Park & Birmingham in the UK, Edmonton in Canada and Moscow.

ABOUT AC/DC

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 #1 in 21 countries.

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