AC/DC are opening dive bars in five European cities this summer

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AC/DC are to celebrate their return to the road this summer by opening dive bars in five of the cities they'll be visiting. 

Last year the band opened a bar on Bliss Ave in Indio, CA, 10 minutes from the site of the Power Trip festival, where the band played their first live show since the climax of the Rock Or Bust tour in 2016. The bar featured a deer head wearing the band's signature illuminated devil horns, and fans were able to pick up temporary band tattoos for free.

This year they'll set up similar operations in the European cities of Gelsenkirchen, Seville, Munich, London and Paris, where fans will be able to check out AC/DC props and buy merchandise and vinyl. The dates and details are as follows.

  • May 16 - May 22: Kaue, Wilhelminenstrasse 176, Gelsenkirchen, Germany 
  • May 28 - June 2: ESpacio Exploraterra, Paseo Alcalde Marqués De Contadero, Edificio 1 Sevilla, Spain
  • June 9 - June 13: Backstage Arena, Reitknechtstrasse 6, München, Germany
  • July 2 - July 8: The Vanguard, First Floor Horse Hospital Unit 641 & 642 Stables Market, Camden, London
  • Paris, France: Details not yet confirmed

AC/DC's Power Up shows will celebrate the band's return to the road after an eight-year break, and also mark the return to full-time action of frontman Brian Johnson, who was forced to abandon AC/DC's Rock Or Bust trek after developing hearing problems. Full dates below. 

AC/DC: Power Up tour dates

May 17: Gelsenkirchen Veltins Arena, Germany
May 21: Gelsenkirchen Veltins Arena, Germany
May 25: Reggio Emilia RCF Arena, Italy
May 29: Seville La Cartuja Stadium, Spain
Jun 01: Seville La Cartuja Stadium, Spain
Jun 05: Amsterdam Johan Cruyff Arena, The Netherlands
Jun 09: Munich Olympic Stadium, Germany
Jun 12: Munich Olympic Stadium, Germany
Jun 16: Dresden Messe, Germany
Jun 19: Dresden Messe, Germany
Jun 23: Vienna Ernst Happel Stadium, Austria
Jun 26: Vienna Ernst Happel Stadium, Austria
Jun 29: Zurich Letzigrund Stadium, Switzerland
Jul 03: London Wembley Stadium, UK
Jul 07: London Wembley Stadium, UK
Jul 13: Hockenheim Ring, Germany
Jul 17: Stuttgart Wasen, Germany
Jul 21: Bratislava Old Airport, Slovakia
Jul 27: Nuremberg Zeppelinfeld, Germany
Jul 31: Hannover Messe, Germany
Aug 04: Hannover Messe, Germany
Aug 09: Dessel Festivalpark Stenehei, Belgium  
Aug 13: Paris Hippodrome, France
Aug 17: Dublin Croke Park, Ireland

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Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 38 years in music industry, online for 25. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.