First Single – “Rock 'N' Roll Train” – Set for August 28 Debut CD Pre-Orders Available Online Today
The countdown has begun! Go to www.walmart.com/acdc for more information.
Bentonville, AR, August 18, 2008 – Columbia Records and Walmart announce today that the new AC/DC album, Black Ice, will be sold in the U.S. exclusively at Walmart and Sam’s Club retail locations beginning Monday, October 20. The CD also will be available online via www.walmart.com, www.samsclub.com and the band’s website www.acdc.com. Black Ice, AC/DC’s first album of all-new material in eight years, features 15 tracks and will be offered at the special price of $11.88.
“Rock 'N' Roll Train,” the first single from the album, will debut on August 28. The video will premiere in September. In addition, the band is set to kick off its first world tour since 2001 in late October. Black Ice was produced by Brendan O’Brien at the Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, BC.
As one of America’s largest music retailers, Walmart will join with Columbia Records to launch multiple activities for fans in celebration of the new CD album, including new product features and promotions to come this fall that will bring fans closer to one of history’s greatest rock bands.
“Like all excited fans of AC/DC, we can hardly wait for the launch of this album and all that will surround it,” said Gary Severson, Walmart’s senior vice president of Entertainment. “We promise there will be a multitude of opportunities for fans of all ages to get involved and ‘rock again’ as we count down to October 20.”
No Bull The Directors Cut, a newly edited, comprehensive DVD and of the band’s famed July 1996 Plaza De Toros De Las Ventas concert in Madrid, Spain, will be released on DVD and Blu-ray September 9, 2008.
Starting today, www.walmart.com/ACDC and www.acdc.com will begin accepting
pre-orders for the Black Ice CD album and No Bull DVD. Fans can join the countdown and access these sites for more information on the band, including new videos and upcoming announcements, in the coming weeks.
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Walmart operates Walmart discount stores, supercenters, Neighborhood Markets and Sam’s Club locations in the United States. The Company operates in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Japan, Mexico, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom and, through a joint venture, in India. The Company's securities are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol WMT. More information about Walmart can be found by visiting www.walmartstores.com. Online merchandise sales are available at www.walmart.com and www.samsclub.com.