Legendary rock band AC/DC will get the “rock ‘n’ roll train” rolling next month with the first leg of the extensive 18-month Black Ice World Tour. The trek opens with a 23-city North American jaunt on October 28 at Wachovia Arena in Wilkes-Barre, PA, and continues through December 18 at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, NC.

The arena tour swings through major markets from coast-to-coast in the U.S., and includes two Canadian shows: November 7 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, ON, and November 28 at General Motors Place in Vancouver, BC. Other highlights include November 12-13 run at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY, and a December 6 show at The Forum in Los Angeles, CA.

North American onsales are slated to begin September 20, with specific venue sale dates and prices to be announced. The Black Ice World Tour marks the band’s first return to the road since 2001, AC/DC’s longest hiatus since its founding in 1973.

The tour supports AC/DC’s fifteenth studio album and first release in eight years, “Black Ice,” which is set for an October 20 world release date. According to a statement from the band, the album’s U.S. release will be sold exclusively in Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club, as well as on the band’s Web site. The first single from the album, “Rock ‘n’ Roll Train,” is currently No. 5 on Billboard‘s Mainstream Rock charts.

According to Billboard the band will continue their comeback in South America, Europe and Asia. World dates have not been released yet.

AC/DC itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)

October 28 Wilkes-Barre, PA Wachovia Arena
October 30 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
November 3 Indianapolis, IN Conseco Fieldhouse
November 5 Auburn Hills, MI Palace of Auburn Hills
November 7 Toronto, ON Rogers Centre
November 9 Boston, MA TD Banknorth Garden
November 12 – 13 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
November 15 Washington, DC Verizon Center
November 17 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center
November 19 East Rutherford, NJ IZOD Center
November 21 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
November 23 Minneapolis, MN Xcel Energy Center
November 25 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
November 28 Vancouver, BC General Motors Place
November 29 Seattle, WA KeyArena
November 30 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
December 2 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
December 6 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
December 10 Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center
December 12 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
December 14 Houston, TX Toyota Center
December 16 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
December 18 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena