AC/DC’s 1980 Album “Back in Black” Hits Unbelievable Milestones This Month
AC/DC’s 1980 album and their first with singer Brian Johnson, “Back in Black” has had a pretty amazing month. It was just revealed that four singles from the album have earned new sales certifications. “You Shook Me All Night Long” and the title track have now been certified triple platinum by the RIAA on December 12th, while two other singles from the record “Shoot to Thrill” and “Hell’s Bells” achieved single platinum.
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This is pretty impressive considering last week it was revealed that the album has shipped 25 million copies as reported by the RIAA.
I would only expect sales to spike in 2020 as rumors have been swirling of a possible new AC/DC album and possible tour with singer Brian Johnson and drummer Phil Rudd back in the band. It’s been rumored that late guitarist Malcolm Young will play on the record as the band was using some of the parts he recorded prior to his death.
Sebastian Bach To Hit the Road Next Year to Play Skid Row’s Debut Album in Full
This year, Skid Row’s self-titled debut album turned 30 and singer Sebastian Bach honored the milestone by touring this year and performing the record in its entirety on the road. It looks like Bach will be extending this tradition into next year with a North American Tour. The newly announced tour will consist of 30 shows and start in Blue Lake, California on March 25th and end in San Francisco on May 11th.
March 25 – Blue Lake, Calif. @ Blue Lake Casino & Hotel
March 27 – Portland, Ore. @ Aladdin
March 28 – Suquamish, Wash. @ Clearwater
March 30 – Victoria, British Columbia @ Distrikt
March 31 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Commodore Ballroom
April 03 – Calgary, Alberta @ Palace Theatre
April 04 – Edmonton, Alberta @ River Cree Casino
April 05 – Regina, Saskatchewan @ Casino Regina
April 07 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Skyway Theatre
April 08 – Rosemont, Ill. @ Joe’s Live
April 15 – Westbury, N.Y. @ The Space at Westbury
April 11 – Uncasville, Conn. @ Mohegan Sun Casino
April 13 – Washington, D.C. @ Howard Theatre
April 14 – Hopewell, Va. @ Beacon Theater
April 15 – Glenside, Pa. @ Keswick Theatre
April 16 – Boston, Mass. @ Big Night Live
April 18 – Quebec City, Quebec @ L’Imperial Bell
April 19 – Montreal, Quebec @ Corona Theatre
April 20 – Toronto, Ontario @ Phoenix
April 22 – Detroit, Mich. @ Harpos
April 24 – Renfro Valley, Ky. @ Entertainment Center
April 25 – Roanoke, Va. @ Dr. Pepper Park
April 26 – Bristol, Tenn. @ Paramount Theatre
April 30 – Sebastian, Fla. @ Captain Hiram’s
May 01 – Pensacola, Fla. @ Vinyl Music Hall
May 02 – Hattiesburg, Miss. @ Brewsky’s
May 03 – Baton Rouge, La. @ Varsity Theatre
May 05 – Dallas, Texas @ Gas Monkey
May 09 – San Diego, Calif. @ House of Blues
May 10 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Fonda
May 11 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Slim’s
Sebastian Bach’s band will consist of drummer Bobby Jarzombek (Halford), bassist Rob DeLuca (UFO) and Brent Woods on guitar (Vince Neil). It would be great if Bach would reunite with his Skid Row bandmates but there seems like there is no hope in hell of that happening.