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AC/CD, the legendary band with multimillion-dollar sales, announced this Monday the European tour Power Up. The tour, which takes the name of their latest studio album (number one in 21 countries), will take the band to 21 stages in Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, England, Slovakia, Belgium, France and Ireland this summer.

Power Up It will be the band’s first tour in Europe in eight years, and will visit some of the largest stadiums on the continent. In Spain it is remembered that they performed shortly before the 1981 coup d’état, in the Real Madrid Pavilion. “In a way they were two assaults on the established order, each in its own way,” journalist Manuel Vicent later wrote. In 2015 they performed at the Vicente Calderón stadium and on other occasions in Barcelona, ​​San Sebastián, Bilbao, or Seville (where they had already performed in 2010), counting more than 20 visits to Spain. They had started much earlier: AC/DC gave his first Show on December 31, 1973 at Checkers Nightclub in Sydney, Australia. They are one of the most influential rock bands in history, with more than 200 million albums sold worldwide.

Axl Rose performs with AC/DC in Columbus, Ohio, in 2016.
Axl Rose performs with AC/DC in Columbus, Ohio, in 2016.Chris Casella (Retna/Photoshot / Cordon Press)

AC/DC is the band that created a recognizable hard rock sound, based on powerful and simple riffs, led by its iconic guitarist Angus Young (and his famous schoolboy costume) and the unmistakable high-pitched voice of singer Brian Johnson. The LP Back In Black It is the best-selling album by any rock band and the third best-selling album by any artist with global sales of 50 million records. The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003 and the Music Victoria Awards Hall of Fame in their native Australia. The band continues to fill stadiums on multiple continents, selling millions of albums annually and generating billions of streams.

To honor his 50 years of reign, AC/DC returns with the following lineup: Angus Young on lead guitar, Brian Johnson on vocals, Stevie Young on rhythm guitar and Matt Laug on drums. And a new bassist to carry the Cliff Williams torch.

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