Razors Edge World Tour

The Razors Edge World Tour was a concert tour played by the hard rock band AC/DC, in support of their twelfth studio album The Razors Edge. This tour had 5 legs around the world lasting 12 months starting on 2 November 1990 in Worcester, Massachusetts, finishing on 16 November 1991 in Auckland, New Zealand.

The Razors Edge World Tour
Tour by AC/DC
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AC/DC performing at Donington Park in Castle Donington, England.
Associated albumThe Razors Edge
Start date2 November 1990
End date16 November 1991
Legs5
No. of shows160
AC/DC concert chronology

BackgroundEdit

It was the only tour to feature drummer Chris Slade until the Rock or Bust World Tour.

During the tour, the hugely successful Live at Donington show was performed. A video of the show has been released on VHS, then on DVD and Blu-ray.[1]

On 18 January 1991, three fans were crushed at a show in Salt Lake City when they fell to the floor at the beginning of the concert and were stepped on by other concertgoers, prompting the band to stop playing early on.[2] Audience members were asking the band to stop the concert when the band was continuing to perform.[3] The incident has since been a sore spot for AC/DC's rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young, according to their VH1 Behind The Music special in which it is reported that he has since refused to talk about it.[citation needed]

King's X was the opening band for the tour's second North American leg and first European legs of the tour. L.A. Guns was the opening band for the third North American leg of the tour.[citation needed]

ReceptionEdit

Greg Haymes from the Daily Gazette gave the performance at the Knickerbacker Arena a positive review, opening with the anticipation of metalheads who weren't disappointed as the show opened with the arena rattling, while the band performed at three different volumes. Haymes also noted that even if the band may seem anachronistic or cliched, he acknowledged the teaming of the band's members fit together perfectly, even with the simplicity of their songs.[4]

Opening actsEdit

Typical opening actsEdit

Monsters of Rock opening actsEdit

SetlistEdit

Tour datesEdit

List of concerts, showing date, city, country and venue[5]
Date City Country Venue
Leg 1 – North America[6]
2 November 1990 Worcester United States Centrum in Worcester
3 November 1990
4 November 1990 Hartford Hartford Civic Center
6 November 1990 Philadelphia Spectrum
7 November 1990 Pittsburgh Civic Arena
9 November 1990 Toronto Canada SkyDome
10 November 1990 Binghamton United States Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena
11 November 1990 East Rutherford Brendan Byrne Arena
13 November 1990 Portland Cumberland County Civic Center
15 November 1990 Providence Providence Civic Center
17 November 1990 Richmond Richmond Coliseum
18 November 1990 Landover Capital Centre
20 November 1990 Lexington Rupp Arena
21 November 1990 Fort Wayne Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
23 November 1990 Richfield Richfield Coliseum
24 November 1990 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills
25 November 1990 Indianapolis Market Square Arena
26 November 1990 Evansville Roberts Municipal Stadium
28 November 1990 Rockford Rockford MetroCentre
29 November 1990 Cedar Rapids Five Seasons Center
30 November 1990 Bloomington Met Center
1 December 1990 Madison Dane County Expo Coliseum
3 December 1990 Omaha Omaha Civic Auditorium
4 December 1990 Ames Hilton Coliseum
6 December 1990 St. Louis St. Louis Arena
7 December 1990 Kansas City Kemper Arena
8 December 1990 Tulsa Mabee Center
9 December 1990 Manhattan Bramlage Coliseum
12 December 1990 Sacramento ARCO Arena
13 December 1990 Daly City Cow Palace
14 December 1990
15 December 1990 Long Beach Long Beach Arena
16 December 1990
11 January 1991 Vancouver Canada Pacific Coliseum
12 January 1991
15 January 1991 Portland United States Portland Memorial Coliseum
16 January 1991 Tacoma Tacoma Dome
18 January 1991[a] Salt Lake City Salt Palace Acord Arena
20 January 1991 Phoenix Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
23 January 1991 Denver McNichols Sports Arena
25 January 1991 Rosemont Rosemont Horizon
26 January 1991 Cincinnati Cincinnati Gardens
27 January 1991 Nashville Nashville Municipal Auditorium
29 January 1991 Memphis Mid-South Coliseum
31 January 1991 Knoxville Thompson–Boling Arena
1 February 1991 Johnson City Freedom Hall Civic Center
2 February 1991 Birmingham BJCC Coliseum
3 February 1991 New Orleans Lakefront Arena
5 February 1991 Little Rock Barton Coliseum
7 February 1991 Oklahoma City Myriad Convention Center
10 February 1991 Dallas Reunion Arena
11 February 1991 Shreveport Hirsch Memorial Coliseum
12 February 1991 Houston The Summit
15 February 1991 Atlanta The Omni Coliseum
16 February 1991 Charlotte Charlotte Coliseum
17 February 1991 Greensboro Greensboro Coliseum
19 February 1991 Jacksonville Jacksonville Memorial Coliseum
20 February 1991 Orlando Orlando Arena
21 February 1991 Miami Miami Arena
22 February 1991 St. Petersburg Florida Suncoast Dome
Leg 2 – Europe[6]
20 March 1991 Helsinki Finland Helsinki Ice Hall
22 March 1991 Stockholm Sweden Johanneshovs Isstadion
23 March 1991 Gothenburg Scandinavium
24 March 1991 Oslo Norway Oslo Spektrum
26 March 1991 Stuttgart Germany Schleyerhalle
27 March 1991 Mannheim Maimarkthalle
28 March 1991 Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
30 March 1991 Frankfurt Germany Festhalle Frankfurt
31 March 1991 Nuremberg Frankenhalle
1 April 1991 Hanover Eilenriedehalle
3 April 1991 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion
5 April 1991 Köln Germany Köln Sporthalle
6 April 1991 Leiden Netherlands Groenoordhallen
7 April 1991 Dortmund Germany Westfalenhalle
9 April 1991 Munich Olympiahalle
10 April 1991
12 April 1991 Oldenburg Weser-Ems Halle
13 April 1991 Kiel Ostseehalle
15 April 1991 London England Wembley Arena
16 April 1991
17 April 1991
20 April 1991[b] Glasgow Scotland S.E.C.C. Arena
22 April 1991 Birmingham England NEC Arena
23 April 1991[b]
24 April 1991
26 April 1991[b] Dublin Ireland Point Theatre
27 April 1991[b] Belfast Northern Ireland Kings Hall
Leg 3 – North America[6]
24 May 1991 Buffalo United States Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
25 May 1991 Burgettstown Coca-Cola Star Lake Amphitheater
27 May 1991 Charleston Charleston Civic Center
28 May 1991 Fairborn Ervin J. Nutter Center
1 June 1991 Louisville Freedom Hall
2 June 1991 Dallas Coca-Cola Starplex Amphitheatre
3 June 1991 Austin Frank Erwin Center
4 June 1991 San Antonio HemisFair Arena
5 June 1991 Albuquerque Tingley Coliseum
6 June 1991 Phoenix Desert Sky Pavilion
7 June 1991 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena
8 June 1991 Irvine Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
10 June 1991 Los Angeles Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
13 June 1991 Oakland Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena
14 June 1991 Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre
15 June 1991 Sacramento ARCO Arena
17 June 1991 Seattle Seattle Center Coliseum
18 June 1991
21 June 1991[b] Edmonton Canada Northlands Coliseum
22 June 1991[b]
23 June 1991 Calgary Olympic Saddledome
27 June 1991 Bloomington United States Met Center
28 June 1991 East Troy Alpine Valley Music Theatre
29 June 1991 Tinley Park New World Music Theater
1 July 1991 Noblesville Deer Creek Music Center
2 July 1991 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills
3 July 1991 Richfield Richfield Coliseum
5 July 1991 Albany Knickerbocker Arena
6 July 1991 Montreal Canada Montreal Forum
7 July 1991
8 July 1991 Hampton United States Hampton Coliseum
9 July 1991 Landover Capital Centre
10 July 1991 Philadelphia Spectrum
12 July 1991 New York City Madison Square Garden
13 July 1991
14 July 1991 Old Orchard Beach Seashore Performing Arts Center
Leg 4 – Europe (Monsters of Rock)[6]
10 August 1991 Copenhagen Denmark Gentofte Stadion
13 August 1991 Chorzów Poland Silesian Stadium
17 August 1991[b] Castle Donington England Donington Park
22 August 1991 Budapest Hungary Népstadion
24 August 1991 Munich Germany Galopprennbahn Riem
25 August 1991 Basel Switzerland St. Jakob Stadium
27 August 1991 Berlin Germany Waldbühne
28 August 1991
30 August 1991 Hasselt Belgium Kiewit Airfield
31 August 1991 Hanover Germany Niedersachsenstadion
1 September 1991 Nijmegen Netherlands Goffertpark
7 September 1991 Mainz Germany Finthen Army Airfield
8 September 1991 Oldenburg Weser-Ems-Halle
11 September 1991 Graz Austria Liebenauer Stadium
14 September 1991 Modena Italy Festa de l'Unità
17 September 1991 Dortmund Germany Westfalenhalle
18 September 1991
21 September 1991 Paris France Hippodrome de Vincennes
24 September 1991 Barcelona Spain Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys
28 September 1991[b][c] Moscow Soviet Union Tushino Airfield
Leg 5 – Oceania[6]
14 October 1991 Sydney Australia Sydney Entertainment Centre
15 October 1991
16 October 1991
18 October 1991 Melbourne National Tennis Centre
19 October 1991
20 October 1991
23 October 1991 Perth Perth Entertainment Centre
24 October 1991
28 October 1991 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre
29 October 1991
1 November 1991 Melbourne National Tennis Centre
5 November 1991 Boondall Brisbane Entertainment Centre
6 November 1991
8 November 1991 Sydney Sydney Entertainment Centre
9 November 1991
10 November 1991
14 November 1991[d] Wellington New Zealand Athletic Park
16 November 1991 Auckland Mount Smart Stadium

PersonnelEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Stopped after 20 minutes, as 3 people have died following chaos on the floor of the arena.[2]
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Recorded for and/or included on the associated live album AC/DC Live.
  3. ^ This show was originally set to be planned in Red Square, but got changed to be in Tushino Airfield.
  4. ^ The show was originally scheduled the day before, but postponed because the stage roof collapsed due to high wind gusts and bad weather.[7]

ReferencesEdit

CitationsEdit

  1. ^ Masino 2009, p. 178.
  2. ^ a b Carter, Mike (24 January 1991). "AC/DC says band stopped". Salt Lake City, Utah: The Daily Gazette. p. D14. Retrieved 24 June 2022.
  3. ^ "Band ignored pleas to stop, witnesses say". No. 177. Spokane, Washington: The Spokesman-Review. 22 January 1991. p. C5. Retrieved 24 June 2022.
  4. ^ Haymes, Greg (6 July 1991). "As always, AC/DC cranks up the volume". Albany, New York: The Daily Gazette. p. A6. Retrieved 24 June 2022.
  5. ^ Durieux, Arnaud. "AC/DC Tour History - 1990/91 "The Razors Edge" World Tour". ac-dc.net. Retrieved 25 June 2022.
  6. ^ a b c d e Masino 2015.
  7. ^ "Collapsed overhead canopy at the AC/DC concert venue". Wellington, New Zealand: National Library of New Zealand. 13 November 1991. Retrieved 25 June 2022.

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