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The Back in Black Tour was the supporting tour for the album Back in Black by the Australian hard rock band AC/DC through 1980 to 1981.[1]

Back in Black Tour
Tour by AC/DC
Associated albumBack in Black
Start date29 June 1980 (1980-06-29)
End date28 February 1981 (1981-02-28)
AC/DC concert chronology

Contents

BackgroundEdit

This was AC/DC's first tour with new vocalist Brian Johnson, who replaced Bon Scott after the latter's death in February 1980. The band transported their own one-ton "Hells Bell" on the road, which was lowered to the stage each night as the bell tolls of "Hells Bells" were heard. Johnson would finish it off with several hard hits, hammer in hand as the band commenced the show.[1]

Tour datesEdit

Date City Country Venue
Benelux Tour warm-ups
29 June 1980 Namur Belgium Palais des Expositions
30 June 1980 Antwerp Borgerhout-Zaal Cine Roma
1 July 1980 Deinze Brielpoort
2 July 1980 Arlon Hall Polyvalent
3 July 1980 Breda Netherlands Het Turfschip
5 July 1980 Wateringen Velo Sporthal
6 July 1980 Nijmegen Vereeniging Hall
North American Leg
13 July 1980 Edmonton Canada Northlands Coliseum
14 July 1980 Calgary Max Bell Arena
16 July 1980 Vancouver Pacific Coliseum
19 July 1980 Winnipeg Winnipeg Arena
20 July 1980 Thunder Bay Fort Williams Gardens
22 July 1980 Ottawa Ottawa Civic Center
23 July 1980 Montreal Montreal Forum
25 July 1980 London London Gardens
26 July 1980 Kitchener Kitchener Memorial Auditorium
27 July 1980 Sudbury Sudbury Community Arena
28 July 1980 Toronto Maple Leaf Gardens
30 July 1980 Erie United States Erie County Fieldhouse
31 July 1980 Philadelphia The Spectrum
1 August 1980 New York City The Palladium
3 August 1980 Landover Capital Centre
6 August 1980 Norfolk The Scope
7 August 1980 Roanoke Roanoke Civic Center
8 August 1980 Charlotte Charlotte Coliseum
9 August 1980 Fayetteville Cumberland County Arena
10 August 1980 Greensboro Greensboro Coliseum
12 August 1980 Atlanta Fox Theatre
13 August 1980 Knoxville James White Civic Coliseum
15 August 1980 Johnson City Freedom Hall Civic Center
16 August 1980 Cincinnati Riverfront Coliseum
17 August 1980 Toledo Toledo Speedway
18 August 1980 Dayton Hara Arena
19 August 1980 Lexington Rupp Arena
20 August 1980 Nashville Nashville Municipal Auditorium
22 August 1980 Lakeland Lakeland Civic Center
23 August 1980 West Palm Beach West Palm Beach Auditorium
24 August 1980 Jacksonville Jacksonville Memorial Coliseum
26 August 1980 Houston Sam Houston Coliseum
29 August 1980 San Antonio San Antonio Convention Center
30 August 1980 Dallas Dallas Convention Center
31 August 1980 Amarillo Amarillo Civic Center
1 September 1980 El Paso El Paso County Coliseum
4 September 1980 Long Beach Long Beach Arena
5 September 1980 Daly City Cow Palace
6 September 1980 Oakland Oakland Auditorium
7 September 1980 San Bernardino Orange Pavilion
10 September 1980 Lincoln Pershing Auditorium
11 September 1980 Bloomington Met Center
13 September 1980 Milwaukee Milwaukee Auditorium
14 September 1980 Madison Dane County Coliseum
16 September 1980 Normal Horton Fieldhouse
18 September 1980 St. Louis Kiel Opera House
19 September 1980 Cedar Rapids Five Seasons Center
20 September 1980 Rosemont Rosemont Horizon
21 September 1980 Fort Wayne Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
24 September 1980 Indianapolis Market Square Arena
25 September 1980 Louisville Louisville Gardens
26 September 1980 Kalamazoo Wings Stadium
27 September 1980 Detroit Cobo Arena
29 September 1980 Columbus St. John Arena
30 September 1980 Pittsburgh Stanley Theatre
1 October 1980 Cleveland Public Hall
3 October 1980 Rochester War Memorial Auditorium
4 October 1980 Buffalo Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
5 October 1980 Syracuse Onondaga War Memorial Auditorium
7 October 1980 Allentown Stabler Arena
8 October 1980 Uniondale Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
9 October 1980 Springfield Springfield Civic Center
10 October 1980 Boston Orpheum Theatre
11 October 1980
UK leg
19 October 1980 Bristol United Kingdom Colston Hall
20 October 1980 Leicester De Montfort Hall
21 October 1980
22 October 1980 Birmingham Birmingham Odeon
23 October 1980
25 October 1980 Manchester Apollo Theatre
26 October 1980
27 October 1980 Sheffield Sheffield City Hall
28 October 1980
29 October 1980 Hanley Victoria Hall
31 October 1980 Newcastle Mayfair Ballroom
1 November 1980 Glasgow Apollo Theatre
2 November 1980
4 November 1980 Newcastle City Hall
5 November 1980
6 November 1980 Queensferry Deeside Leisure Center
7 November 1980 Southampton Gaumont
8 November 1980
10 November 1980 London Hammersmith Odeon
11 November 1980
12 November 1980
14 November 1980 Apollo Victoria Theatre
15 November 1980
16 November 1980
European Leg 1
19 November 1980 Copenhagen Denmark Odd Fellow Palace
20 November 1980 Stockholm Sweden Göta Lejon
22 November 1980 Oslo Norway Chateau Neuf
24 November 1980 Kiel West Germany Ostseehalle
25 November 1980 Köln Sporthalle
26 November 1980 Hanover Eilenriedehalle
27 November 1980 West Berlin Deutschlandhalle
29 November 1980 Paris France Le Bourget
30 November 1980
2 December 1980 Nürnberg West Germany Messezentrum
3 December 1980 Heidelberg Rhein-Neckar-Halle
4 December 1980 Essen Grugahalle
5 December 1980 Bremen Stadthalle
7 December 1980 Frankfurt Festhalle
8 December 1980 Boblingen Sporthalle Böblingen
9 December 1980 Saarbrücken Saarlandhalle
10 December 1980 Hamburg Messehalle
11 December 1980
13 December 1980 Strasbourg France Hall Rhenus
14 December 1980 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion
16 December 1980 Ravensburg Germany Oberschwabenhalle
17 December 1980 Munich Olympiahalle
19 December 1980 Lyon France Palais des Sports
20 December 1980 Lille Foire Expo Internationale
European Leg 2
8 January 1981 Metz France Parc Expo
9 January 1981 Besançon Palais des Sports
10 January 1981 Grenoble Alpexpo
11 January 1981 Nice Trinite Stade Municipal
13 January 1981 Avignon Parc Exposition de Chateaublanc
15 January 1981 Barcelona Spain Palacio Municipal Deportes
17 January 1981 Madrid Pabellon de Deportivo del Real Madrid
18 January 1981 San Sebastian Velodromo Anoeta de San Sebastian
19 January 1981 Toulouse France Hall Expo
20 January 1981 Pau Foire Expo Hall F
22 January 1981 Le Mans La Rotonde
23 January 1981 Brest Parc de Penfeld
24 January 1981 Caen Hall Expo
25 January 1981 Brussels Belgium Forest National
Japan leg
1 February 1981 Osaka Japan Expo Hall
2 February 1981 Nagoya Shi Kokaido Hall
4 February 1981 Tokyo Nihon Seinenkan
5 February 1981
Australian leg
13 February 1981 Perth Australia Perth Entertainment Centre
17 February 1981 Adelaide Memorial Drive
23 February 1981 Sydney Sydney Showground
24 February 1981 Brisbane Festival Hall
25 February 1981
27 February 1981 Melbourne Sidney Myer Music Bowl
28 February 1981

Full set listEdit

  1. "Hells Bells"
  2. "Shot Down in Flames"
  3. "Sin City" or "Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be"
  4. "Back in Black"
  5. "Bad Boy Boogie"
  6. "The Jack"
  7. "Highway to Hell"
  8. "What Do You Do for Money Honey"
  9. "High Voltage"
  10. "Shoot to Thrill" (played on occasions)
  11. "Given the Dog a Bone" (played on occasions)
  12. "Whole Lotta Rosie"
  13. "You Shook Me All Night Long"
  14. "Rocker" or "Problem Child" or "Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution" (played on occasions)
  15. "T.N.T." or "Shake a Leg" ("Shake a Leg" played once)
  16. "Let There Be Rock"

ReferencesEdit