Photo Credit: flickr, swimfinfan

Photo Credit: Flickr, swimfinfan

The members of AC/DC previously embarked on a less than extensive tour of the United States earlier in 2015, which was largely due to the band’s already arranged dates across Europe. The Australian hard rock veterans are determined to return with a more comprehensive run in 2016 and have already announced the second leg of their United States stretch.

AC/DC, which recently celebrated the return of ‘The Razor’s Edge’ drummer Chris Slade, will begin their 2016 tour of the United States with a show in Tacoma, Washington on February 2. The 20-show trek will continue until April 4 with a performance at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Also commemorating 50 years of high voltage rock ‘n’ roll, AC/DC admittedly faced some difficulty while putting together the set list for their tour in support of 2014’s ‘Rock or Bust.’ As lead vocalist Brian Johnson explained to VH1: “The problem with the songs is, none of them sound like from any era. They all sound like they could have been done on [our latest] album [‘Rock or Bust’]. ‘Shot Down In Flames,’ let’s just take that. ‘Hell Or High Water,’ ‘Hell Ain’t A Bad Place To Be’ could have been on this album. Honestly. And that makes it much more difficult. It gets tough, you can only play so many songs before you drop.”

Guitarist Angus Young added: “And whenever we play live, we got to keep the energy level up, you know? We’ve been lucky through our career. There’s a lot of strong songs that connect with different eras so we’ve got a big catalogue of tracks. It does become a little bit hard. We try to cover all territories.”

Subject to plenty of controversy surrounding the arrest of longtime drummer Phil Rudd on charges of threatening to kill and drug possession, as well as the departure of founding member Malcolm Young due to his battle against dementia, some expected AC/DC to bow out instead of hitting the road in support of ‘Rock or Bust.’ However, despite the obvious challenges these longtime rock icons remain a force to be reckoned with.

AC/DC 2016 ‘Rock or Bust’ United States Tour Dates

Feb. 02 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
Feb. 05 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Arena
Feb. 08 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
Feb. 11 – Fargo, ND – Fargo Dome
Feb. 14 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
Feb. 17 – Chicago, IL – United Center
Feb. 20 – St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center
Feb. 23 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Feb. 26 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Feb. 29 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
Mar. 08 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
Mar. 11 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – BB&T Center
Mar. 14 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
Mar. 17 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center
Mar. 20 – Detroit, MI – The Palace
Mar. 23 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
Mar. 26 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
Mar. 29 – Buffalo, NY – First Niagara Center
Apr. 01 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Apr. 04 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden