NEW YORK (Billboard) - Rock band AC/DC’s first studio album in eight years, “Black Ice,” will be sold exclusively in the U.S. via Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club and the band’s Web site, beginning October 20. First single “Rock ‘n’ Roll Train” will hit U.S. radio on August 28.
In an unusual move, the exclusive release comes with the full cooperation of AC/DC’s label home, Columbia, which says it is planning “multiple activities for fans” leading up to release date.
The 15-track “Black Ice” is the follow-up to 2000’s “Stiff Upper Lip.” An extensive world tour in support of the set will begin in late October.
In addition, on September 9 Columbia will release “No Bull: The Director’s Cut,” a newly edited DVD of AC/DC’s July 1996 show at Madrid’s Plaza De Toros De Las Ventas.