With more than five months of touring already complete, Australian hard rock icons AC/DC have unveiled their next batch of North American concerts. The Black Ice World Tour is expected to run for 18 months in all, including international engagements.

Only nine dates have been confirmed so far, with concerts booked from coast to coast across the U.S. The summer outing is scheduled to launch July 28 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA, with shows following through September 8 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA.

Highlights include a July 31 show at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, an August 30 performance at Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, WA, and a September 4 concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA.

The first fan club presales and public on-sales of the tour leg start on April 11 at 10 a.m. The band has been using Ticketmaster’s paperless ticketing system for all tickets sold through the fan club and for specific levels of seating. Specific ticketing information can be found on the official AC/DC Web site.

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AC/DC launched the Black Ice World Tour with an October 28 concert at Wachovia Arena in Wilkes Barre, PA. The North American tour leg continued through the end of the year, picking up with another month shows in January 2009.

The hard rock outfit is currently in the middle of a European tour leg, which kicked off February 18 in Oslo, Norway, and has concerts booked through June 30 in Glasgow, Scotland. AC/DC hits the stage next for a sold-out pair of shows at The O2 Arena in London, England, on April 14 and 16.

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

July 28 Foxborough, MA Gillette Stadium
July 31 East Rutherford, NJ Giants Stadium
August 16 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
August 18 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
August 30 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
September 2 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion at San Jose
September 4 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
September 6 San Diego, CA San Diego Sports Arena
September 8 Anaheim, CA Honda Center