AC/DC to reissue original Australian versions of High Voltage and T.N.T., but there's a catch

Cover artwork for AC/DC's TNT and High Voltage
(Image credit: AC/DC)

AC/DC are to reissue the original editions of their High Voltage and T.N.T. albums. Both albums originally came out in Australia in 1975.

Prior to AC/DC's Lock Up Your Daughters tour of the UK in 1976, Atlantic Records cherry-picked songs from the two Australian albums to create a brand new nine-track ‘compilation’. The label chose to reprise the High Voltage title for this, AC/DC’s first international release, despite the majority of the songs being from T.N.T., with only two – Little Lover and She’s Got Balls – coming from High Voltage. The original Australian versions of both albums have since become collectors' items.

Anyone wishing to get hold of the reissues may have to travel, as the albums will only be available at the AC/DC dive bars stores opening in Europe this year to mark the band's first tour since 2016. The bars will open in Gelsenkirchen, Seville, Munich, London and Paris to coincide with their dates in those cities. Fans will be limited to one purchase each.

The opening dates of the AC/DC dive bars 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 tour begins at the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, this Friday. 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.