AC/DC tour plans announced has the exclusive info about the AC/DC world tour kicking off in October. Skip to the punch, here are the dates:

Oct. 28: Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (Wachovia Arena)
Oct. 30: Chicago (Allstate Arena)
Nov. 3: Indianapolis (Conseco Fieldhouse)
Nov. 5: Auburn Hills, Mich. (Palace of Auburn Hills)
Nov. 7: Toronto (Rogers Centre)
Nov. 9: Boston (TD Banknorth Garden)
Nov. 12-13: New York (Madison Square Garden)
Nov. 15: Washington, D.C. (Verizon Center)
Nov. 17: Philadelphia (Wachovia Center)
Nov. 19: East Rutherford, N.J. (IZOD Center)
Nov. 21: Columbus, Ohio (Schottenstein Center)
Nov. 23: Minneapolis (Xcel Energy Center)
Nov. 25: Denver (Pepsi Center)
Nov. 28: Vancouver (General Motors Place)
Nov. 29: Seattle (KeyArena)
Nov. 30: Tacoma, Wash. (Tacoma Dome)
Dec. 2: Oakland, Calif. (Oracle Arena)
Dec. 6: Los Angeles (The Forum)
Dec. 10: Phoenix (US Airways Center)
Dec. 12: San Antonio (AT&T Center)
Dec. 14: Houston (Toyota Center)
Dec. 16: Atlanta (Philips Arena)
Dec. 18: Charlotte, N.C. (Time Warner Cable Arena)

Desalvo video – “Oedipus Rising”

I’m not the biggest fan of noise rock but years ago Allan Stewart (Idlewild) and Alex Grant told me about a side project they were involved with called Desalvo and Allan gave me a 3-song demo that was filled with blast furnace, face melting NOISE. That being said, I LOVE the demo I was given – partly because Allan and Alex are good guys and partly because I had a reason to like the demos (they reminded me a bit of Knut, a band that I was introduced to by Aereogramme

Desalvo was featured on a Rock Action sampler this summer and will be releasing their debut album – Mood Poisoner – in September (not sure whether it will be available in the U.S. but I’m keeping my fingers crossed).

Check out a video for “Oedipus Rising” (warning: not for the weak of heart)

Here’s the tracklisting for Mood Poisoner according to Desalvo’s MySpace page:


Airbourne drops off Motorhead tour

The bill seemed to good to be true – Motorhead, The Misfits, Airbourne, Valient Thorr, and Year Long Disaster – and a recent announcement from Airbourne via their MySpace page backs that thought up.

“After 200+ shows this year, Joel’s suffering from strained vocal chords and is being forced under doctor’s orders to cancel the current USA dates with Motorhead. All that is needed is a couple of weeks rest & then the band will be back on the Road in Japan this Oct and then taking on a UK / Europe tour for the third time in ten months. The band is gutted that they can not play these shows with Motorhead & hope to see you all at a show soon.”

This blows as that was the primary reason I was going to the show in Columbus next Sunday night. What this means, Bryan (if you’re reading this), is that my plus one is probably now available for you to use since the person going with me was only going to see Airbourne.

Here are the remaining dates on the Motorhead tour, sans Airbourne.

Sep 06, 2008 Denver, CO – The Fillmore Auditorium
Sep 07, 2008 N. Kansas City, MO – Harrah’s Voodoo
Sep 09, 2008 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
Sep 10, 2008 Madison, WI – Orpheum Theatre
Sep 12, 2008 St. Paul, MN – Myth
Sep 13, 2008 Grand Rapids, MI – The Orbit Room
Sep 14, 2008 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
Sep 16, 2008 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
Sep 18, 2008 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live!
Sep 19, 2008 Philadelphia, PA – The Electric Factory
Sep 20, 2008 New York, NY – Roseland Ballroom
Sep 21, 2008 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Parking Lot