Rock or Bust World Tour was a 2015-2016 concert tour by Australian rock band AC/DC in support of the group's sixteenth studio album, Rock or Bust , released in November 2014. [3] [4] [5]

Background

Opening on 10 April 2015, at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California.

Malcolm Young was replaced by his and Angus' nephew Stevie Young and Phil Rudd was replaced by their former drummer Chris Slade. They have both played for AC/DC on the Blow Up Your Video World Tour and on the Razors Edge World Tour, respectively.

In Germany, the band set a new world record in the number of sold tickets within the shortest timespan, with more than 300,000 tickets sold out in seventy-seven minutes. [6]

In Switzerland, the band set a new record in the duration to a 'sold out' concert. The concert in Zurich was sold out in 6 minutes (over 40,000 tickets) [7]

The band played at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, performing " Rock or Bust " and " Highway to Hell " on February 8, 2015. [8]

The last 22 shows were rescheduled as Brian Johnson was ordered to stop touring immediately. [2] Ten shows from March 8, 2016 to April 4, 2016 were cancelled and had to be rescheduled, [9] with Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses appearing in Johnson's place [133] marking first time that AC/DC has featured a lead vocalist other than Brian Johnson since they concluded the Highway to Hell Tour on 27 January 1980.

As part of this tour, AC/DC performed the first concert at the Olympic Stadium in London since its redevelopment following the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. [221]

Longtime bassist Cliff Williams announced that he would retire upon completion of the tour, citing losing interest following the health issues with Malcolm Young and Brian Johnson, and the legal issues with Phil Rudd. [49]

The band broke their normal routine at the end of the final concert with Angus Young leading Williams out to the front of the stage to take a final bow. Rose also introduced the band members one by one. [50]

Typical Set list

  1. " Rock or Bust "
  2. " Shoot to Thrill "
  3. " Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be "
  4. " Back in Black "
  5. " Play Ball "
  6. "Got Some Rock & Roll Thunder"
  7. " Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap "
  8. " Rock 'n' Roll Damnation "
  9. " Thunderstruck "
  10. " High Voltage "
  11. " Rock N Roll Train "
  12. " Hells Bells "
  13. " Baptism by Fire
  14. " Dog Eat Dog "
  15. " If You Want Blood (You've Got It) "
  16. " Touch Too Much "
  17. " Live Wire "
  18. " You Shook Me All Night Long "
  19. " Sin City "
  20. " Shot Down in Flames "
  21. " Have a Drink on Me "
  22. " T.N.T. "
  23. " Whole Lotta Rosie "
  24. " Let There Be Rock " (including Angus Young's guitar solo)

Encore

  1. " Highway to Hell "
  2. " Riff Raff "
  3. " Problem Child "
  4. " For Those About to Rock (We Salute You) "

Note: " Sin City " played before " You Shook Me All Night Long " on 2016 shows. "Got Some Rock & Roll Thunder" and "Given the Dog a Bone" only played on 2016 shows. [12] [13]

Coachella Set list

Tour dates

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, opening act, tickets sold, amount of available tickets, and gross revenue
Date City Country Venue Opening act Attendance [53] Revenue [53]
Leg 1 — North America
10 April 2015 Indio United States Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival – Empire Polo Grounds 198,000 / 198,000 $28,088,088
17 April 2015
Leg 2 — Europe [16] [51] [3]
5 May 2015 Arnhem Netherlands GelreDome Vintage Trouble 30,000 / 30,000
8 May 2015 Nuremberg Germany Zeppelinfeld 80,000 / 80,000
10 May 2015 Dresden Ostragehege 90,000 / 90,000
14 May 2015 Zeltweg Austria Red Bull Ring 105,000 / 105,000
16 May 2015 Hockenheim Germany Hockenheimring 100,000 / 100,000
19 May 2015 Munich Olympiastadion 140,000 / 140,000
21 May 2015
23 May 2015 Paris France Stade de France 150,000 / 150,000 [3]
26 May 2015
29 May 2015 Barcelona Spain Estadi Olímpic 60,000 / 60,000
31 May 2015 Madrid Estadio Vicente Calderón 104,360 / 104,360
2 June 2015
5 June 2015 Zürich Switzerland Letzigrund Stadion 100,000 / 100,000
7 June 2015
19 June 2015 Cologne Germany Jahnwiesen 80,000 / 80,000
21 June 2015 Hanover Hanover Fairground 75,000 / 75,000
25 June 2015 Berlin Olympiastadion 70,000 / 70,000
28 June 2015 Glasgow Scotland Hampden Park 50,335 / 50,335 $5,126,269
1 July 2015 Dublin Ireland Aviva Stadium 50,000 / 50,000
4 July 2015 London England Wembley Stadium 80,000 / 80,000
6 July 2015 Dessel Belgium Festivalpark Stenehei 50,000 / 50,000
9 July 2015 Imola Italy Autodromo Ferrari 90,034 / 92,000 $7,482,298
12 July 2015 Gelsenkirchen Germany Veltins-Arena 55,000 / 55,000
15 July 2015 Roskilde Denmark Roskilde Festival Site 55,000 / 55,000
17 July 2015 Oslo Norway Valle Hovin Stadion 40,000 / 40,000
19 July 2015 Stockholm Sweden Friends Arena 50,460 / 50,460
22 July 2015 Hämeenlinna Finland Kantola Event Park 55,000 / 55,000 $5,016,055
25 July 2015 Warsaw Poland National Stadium 48,000 / 48,000
Leg 3 — North America [3] [3] [3] [3] [3]
22 August 2015 Foxborough United States Gillette Stadium Vintage Trouble 48,000 / 50,000
26 August 2015 East Rutherford MetLife Stadium 48,881 / 50,000 $4,492,251
28 August 2015 Quebec City Canada Plains of Abraham 48,588 / 58,000 $4,047,480
31 August 2015 Montreal Olympic Stadium 36,917 / 46,100 $3,238,650
3 September 2015 Ottawa TD Place Stadium 32,000 / 32,000
5 September 2015 Moncton Magnetic Hill 50,000 / 50,000
8 September 2015 Detroit United States Ford Field 43,000 / 43,000
10 September 2015 Toronto Canada Downsview Park 40,000 / 40,000
15 September 2015 Chicago United States Wrigley Field 29,732 / 29,732 $3,024,480
17 September 2015 Winnipeg Canada Investors Group Field 34,000 / 34,000
20 September 2015 Edmonton Commonwealth Stadium 55,000 / 55,000
22 September 2015 Vancouver BC Place 45,000 / 45,000
25 September 2015 San Francisco United States AT&T Park 46,167 / 46,167 $4,446,189
28 September 2015 Los Angeles Dodger Stadium 46,215 / 46,215 $3,975,040
Leg 4 — Oceania [3] [3] [3] [4]
4 November 2015 Sydney Australia ANZ Stadium The Hives, Kingswood 140,000 / 140,000 [4]
7 November 2015
12 November 2015 Brisbane Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre 90,000 / 90,000 [4] [4]
14 November 2015
21 November 2015 Adelaide Adelaide Oval 50,000 / 50,000 [4]
27 November 2015 Perth Domain Stadium 80,000 / 80,000 [4]
29 November 2015
6 December 2015 Melbourne Etihad Stadium 100,000 / 100,000 [4]
8 December 2015
12 December 2015 Wellington New Zealand Westpac Stadium Shihad, Villainy 30,000 / 30,000 [4]
15 December 2015 Auckland Western Springs Stadium 30,000 / 30,000 [4]
Leg 5 — North America [4] [38] [39]
2 February 2016 Tacoma United States Tacoma Dome Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown [40] 21,337 / 21,337 $2,544,102
5 February 2016 Paradise MGM Grand Garden Arena 13,817 / 13,817 $1,416,474
8 February 2016 Denver Pepsi Center
11 February 2016 Fargo Fargodome 19,308 / 19,308 $2,049,080
14 February 2016 Saint Paul Xcel Energy Center 14,858 / 14,858 $2,010,470
17 February 2016 Chicago United Center 13,773 / 13,773 $1,696,155
20 February 2016 St. Louis Scottrade Center 13,985 / 14,320 $1,520,878
23 February 2016 Dallas American Airlines Center 13,727 / 14,391 $1,519,861
26 February 2016 Houston Toyota Center
28 February 2016 Kansas City Sprint Center 15,000 / 15,000
Leg 6 — Europe [42] [43]
7 May 2016 Lisbon Portugal Passeio Marítimo de Algés Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown [52] 60,000 / 60,000
10 May 2016 Seville Spain Estadio de La Cartuja 60,000 / 60,000
13 May 2016 Marseille France Stade Vélodrome 60,000 / 60,000
16 May 2016 Werchter Belgium Festivalground Werchter Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, Black Box Revelation [53] 60,000 / 80,000
19 May 2016 Vienna Austria Ernst-Happel-Stadion Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown [54] 50,000 / 50,000
22 May 2016 Prague Czech Republic Letnany Airport Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, Doctor Victor [5] 60,000 / 60,000
26 May 2016 Hamburg Germany Volksparkstadion Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown [52] 47,000 / 47,000
29 May 2016 Berne Switzerland Stade de Suisse 41,500 / 45,000
1 June 2016 Leipzig Germany Red Bull Arena 45,000 / 45,000
4 June 2016 London England Olympic Stadium 65,000 / 65,000
9 June 2016 Manchester Etihad Stadium 55,000 / 55,000
12 June 2016 Aarhus Denmark Ceres Park 25,000 / 25,000
15 June 2016 Düsseldorf Germany Esprit Arena Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, Massendefekt [5] 30,000 / 45,000
Leg 7 — North America [5]
27 August 2016 Greensboro United States Greensboro Coliseum Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown [52] 12,320 / 13,898 $1,268,400
30 August 2016 Sunrise BB&T Center 11,930 / 12,944 $1,263,029
1 September 2016 Atlanta Philips Arena 11,173 / 13,012 $1,169,355
4 September 2016 Columbus Nationwide Arena 11,032 / 15,771 $1,366,460
6 September 2016 Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena 8,355 / 9,113 $901,870
9 September 2016 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills 7,897 / 12,626 $904,984
11 September 2016 Buffalo KeyBank Center 10,000 / 14,000
14 September 2016 New York City Madison Square Garden 13,737 / 13,737 $1,555,320
17 September 2016 Washington, D.C. Capital One Arena 11,708 / 14,182 $1,423,688
20 September 2016 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center 14,089 / 14,089 $1,216,141
Total $221,100,000

Personnel

Grossing

The Rock or Bust Tour was the second most attended tour of 2015 behind One Direction and third highest grossing tour behind Taylor Swift and One Direction (Pollstar Year End Top 100 Worldwide tours of 2015). The tour grossed $180 million from 54 shows in 2015. [5] and $40.1 million from 32 shows in 2016. [5] Total gross: $221.1 million from 86 shows performed.