Rock or Bust World Tour is a current concert tour by Australian rock band AC/DC in support of the group's seventeenth 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, United States.

Malcolm Young is replaced by his and Angus's nephew Stevie Young and Phil Rudd is 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 awards, performing Rock or Bust and Highway to Hell on February 8, 2015.[8]

The last 22 shows are in the process of being rescheduled as Brian Johnson has been ordered to stop touring immediately.[2] Ten shows from March 8, 2016 to April 4, 2016 were cancelled and will be rescheduled,[9] with Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses appearing in Johnson's place.[10] This is the first tour by AC/DC to feature 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.[11]

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" (legs 1–4) / "Got Some Rock N Roll Thunder" (legs 5–6)
  6. "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap"
  7. "Rock 'n' Roll Damnation" (leg 6)
  8. "Thunderstruck"
  9. "High Voltage"
  10. "Rock 'N Roll Train"
  11. "Hells Bells"
  12. "Baptism by Fire (legs 1–4) / "Given The Dog A Bone" (legs 5–6)
  13. "Dog Eat Dog" (leg 6 – starting from 22 May 2016)
  14. "If You Want Blood (You've Got It)" (leg 6 – starting from 13 May 2016)
  15. "You Shook Me All Night Long" (switched with "Sin City" during legs 5 & 6)
  16. "Sin City" (switched with "Shot Down in Flames" during legs 5 & 6)
  17. "Shot Down in Flames"
  18. "Have a Drink on Me"
  19. "T.N.T."
  20. "Whole Lotta Rosie"
  21. "Let There Be Rock"

Encore

  1. "Highway to Hell"
  2. "Riff Raff" (leg 6) / Touch Too Much (22 May 2016)
  3. "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 N 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
DateCityCountryVenueOpening actAttendance[14]Revenue[14]
Leg 1 — North America[15]
10 April 2015IndioUnited StatesCoachella Valley Music and Arts Festival – Empire Polo Grounds
17 April 2015
Leg 2 — Europe[16][17][18]
5 May 2015ArnhemNetherlandsGelreDomeVintage Trouble30,000 / 30,000
8 May 2015NurembergGermanyZeppelinfeld80,000 / 80,000
10 May 2015DresdenOstragehege90,000 / 90,000
14 May 2015ZeltwegAustriaRed Bull Ring105,042 / 115,000
16 May 2015HockenheimGermanyHockenheimring100,000 / 100,000
19 May 2015MunichOlympiastadion140,000 / 140,000
21 May 2015
23 May 2015ParisFranceStade de France150,000 / 150,000 [19]
26 May 2015
29 May 2015BarcelonaSpainEstadi Olímpic60,000 / 60,000
31 May 2015MadridEstadio Vicente Calderón104,355 / 104,360
2 June 2015
5 June 2015ZurichSwitzerlandLetzigrund Stadion100,000 / 100,000
7 June 2015
19 June 2015CologneGermanyJahnwiesen
21 June 2015HannoverHanover Fairground
25 June 2015BerlinOlympiastadion70,000 / 70,000
28 June 2015GlasgowScotlandHampden Park48,505 / 48,505
1 July 2015DublinIrelandAviva Stadium50,000 / 50,000
4 July 2015LondonEnglandWembley Stadium80,000 / 80,000
6 July 2015DesselBelgiumFestivalpark Stenehei50,000 / 50,000
9 July 2015ImolaItalyAutodromo Ferrari92,000 / 92,000
12 July 2015GelsenkirchenGermanyVeltins-Arena52,770 / 55,000
15 July 2015RoskildeDenmarkRoskilde Festival Site55,000 / 55,000
17 July 2015OsloNorwayValle Hovin Stadion40,000 / 40,000
19 July 2015StockholmSwedenFriends Arena50,460 / 50,460
22 July 2015HämeenlinnaFinlandKantola Event Park55,000 / 55,000
25 July 2015WarsawPolandNational Stadium48,000 / 48,000
Leg 3 — North America[3][3][3][3][3]
22 August 2015FoxboroughUnited StatesGillette StadiumVintage Trouble
26 August 2015East RutherfordMetLife Stadium48,881 / 50,000$4,492,251
28 August 2015Quebec CityCanadaPlains of Abraham48,588 / 58,000$4,047,480
31 August 2015MontrealOlympic Stadium36,917 / 46,100$3,238,650
3 September 2015OttawaTD Place Stadium
5 September 2015MonctonMagnetic Hill
8 September 2015DetroitUnited States*Ford Field43,000 / 43,000
10 September 2015TorontoCanadaDownsview Park
15 September 2015ChicagoUnited StatesWrigley Field29,732 / 29,732$3,024,480
17 September 2015WinnipegCanadaInvestors Group Field34,000 / 34,000
20 September 2015EdmontonCommonwealth Stadium
22 September 2015VancouverBC Place45,000 / 45,000
25 September 2015San FranciscoUnited StatesAT&T Park46,167 / 46,167$4,446,189
28 September 2015Los AngelesDodger Stadium46,215 / 46,215$3,975,040
Leg 4 — Oceania [3][3][3][3]
4 November 2015SydneyAustraliaANZ StadiumThe Hives, Kingswood140,000 / 140,000 [3]
7 November 2015
12 November 2015BrisbaneQueensland Sport and Athletics Centre90,000 / 90,000 [4][4]
14 November 2015
21 November 2015AdelaideAdelaide Oval50,000 / 50,000 [4]
27 November 2015PerthDomain Stadium80,000 / 80,000 [4]
29 November 2015
6 December 2015MelbourneEtihad Stadium100,000 / 100,000 [4]
8 December 2015
12 December 2015WellingtonNew ZealandWestpac StadiumShihad, Villainy30,000 / 30,000 [4]
15 December 2015AucklandWestern Springs Stadium30,000 / 30,000 [4]
Leg 5 — North America[4][4][4]
2 February 2016TacomaUnited StatesTacoma DomeTyler Bryant & The Shakedown[40]21,337 / 21,337$2,544,102
5 February 2016ParadiseMGM Grand Garden Arena13,491/13,817$1,416,474
8 February 2016DenverPepsi Center
11 February 2016FargoFargodome19,308 / 19,308$2,049,080
14 February 2016Saint PaulXcel Energy Center14,858 / 14,858$2,010,470
17 February 2016ChicagoUnited Center13,773 / 13,773$1,696,155
20 February 2016St. LouisScottrade Center13,985 / 14,320$1,520,878
23 February 2016DallasAmerican Airlines Center13,727 / 14,391$1,519,861
26 February 2016HoustonToyota Center
28 February 2016Kansas CitySprint Center
Leg 6 — Europe[42][43]
7 May 2016LisbonPortugalPasseio Marítimo de Algés
10 May 2016SevilleSpainEstadio de La Cartuja
13 May 2016MarseilleFranceStade Velodrome
16 May 2016WerchterBelgiumFestivalground Werchter
19 May 2016ViennaAustriaErnst-Happel-Stadion
22 May 2016PragueCzech RepublicLetnany Airport
26 May 2016HamburgGermanyVolksparkstadion
29 May 2016BerneSwitzerlandStade de Suisse
1 June 2016LeipzigGermanyRed Bull Arena
4 June 2016LondonEnglandOlympic Stadium
9 June 2016ManchesterEtihad Stadium
12 June 2016AarhusDenmarkCeres Park
15 June 2016DüsseldorfGermanyEsprit Arena
Leg 7 — North America[44]
27 August 2016GreensboroUnited StatesGreensboro Coliseum
30 August 2016SunriseBB&T Center
1 September 2016AtlantaPhilips Arena
4 September 2016ColumbusNationwide Arena
6 September 2016ClevelandQuicken Loans Arena
9 September 2016Auburn HillsThe Palace of Auburn Hills
11 September 2016BuffaloFirst Niagara Center
14 September 2016New York CityMadison Square Garden
17 September 2016Washington, D.C.Verizon Center
20 September 2016PhiladelphiaWells Fargo Center
Total2,310,061180,000,000$

Personnel

The band:

Grossing

The Rock or Bust Tour was the most attended of 2015 with 2.3 million tickets sold, and the second most lucrative of the year behind Taylor Swift's The 1989 World Tour, grossing US$180 million.[45]