Kingswood Confirmed As Special Guest on AC/DC ‘Rock Or Bust’ Australian Tour
Promoter Garry Van Egmond announced today that critically acclaimed Swedish rock band The Hives and Australia’s own Kingswood will join AC/DC’s ROCK OR BUST Australia Tour as special guests in one of the most coveted guest spots in the country. Following on from the release of their worldwide Number One album ‘Rock Or Bust’, AC/DC will play Australian stadium shows in November and December.
Australian audiences require no introduction to The Hives. The five-piece Swedish garage punk band are returning to Australia after rocking audiences at last year’s Big Day Out. The Hives – Nicholaus Arson, Chris Dangerous, Dr. Matt Destruction, Vigilante Carlstroem and Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist shot to superstardom in 2000 with their second album, Veni Vidi Vicious, which featured one of their top selling singles, ‘Hate to Say I Told You So’. In late 2007, the band released their fourth album The Black & White Album with hip hop superstar Pharrell Williams. Their latest album, Lex Hives, was self-produced and mixed by Grammy Award winner Andrew Scheps (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Adele).
Australian Rock band Kingswood will join The Hives as special guests on AC/DC’s ROCK OR BUST Australian Tour. Fergus Linacre, Alex Laska, Jeremy Hunter and Justin Debrincat make up the four-piece rock band from Melbourne. The band has performed at numerous festivals including Splendour In The Grass, Big Day Out, Groovin The Moo and Falls Festivals. In 2014, the band returned from Nashville having recorded their debut album with Grammy Award winning producer Vance Powell (Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, The Ractonteurs).
Kingswood’s album ‘Microscopic Wars’ had a top 10 debut in the national ARIA charts at #6 and subsequently went on to receive an ARIA Nomination for ‘Best Rock Album’.
AC/DC last toured the world from 2008-2010 with the Black Ice World Tour, which had the band playing to over 5 million fans in 108 cities in over 28 countries. Box office records were smashed in Australia and the Rock or Bust Tour is shaping up to follow with 400,000 Tickets Already Sold!
NATIONAL TOUR DATES:
w/ The Hives + Kingswood
SYDNEY – Wednesday 4 and Saturday 7 November at ANZ Stadium Australia, www.ticketek.com.au
BRISBANE – Thursday 12 and Saturday 14 November at QSAC
ADELAIDE – Saturday 21 November at Adelaide Oval,
PERTH – Friday 27 and Sunday 29 November at Domain Stadium, www.ticketmaster.com.au
MELBOURNE – Sunday 6 and Tuesday 8 December at Etihad Stadium, www.ticketmaster.com.au