(AUS) Promoter Garry Van Egmond has announced that critically acclaimed Swedish rock band The Hives and Australia’s own Kingswood will join AC/DC’s ROCK OR BUST Australia Tour as special guests in one of the most coveted guest spots in the country. Following on from the release of their worldwide Number One album ‘Rock Or Bust’, AC/DC will play Australian stadium shows in November and December.
Australian audiences require no introduction to The Hives. The five-piece Swedish rock n’ roll force are returning to Australia after captivating audiences at last year’s Big Day Out. The Hives – Nicholaus Arson, Chris Dangerous, Dr. Matt Destruction, Vigilante Carlstroem and Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist shot to superstardom in 2000 with their second album,’Veni Vidi Vicious’, featuring top selling singles ‘Main Offender’ and ‘Hate to Say I Told You So’. Their fourth album ‘The Black & White Album’ introduced now fan-favourite ‘Tick Tick Boom’. Their latest offering, ‘Lex Hives’, was self-produced and mixed by Grammy Award winner Andrew Scheps (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Adele), and bonus tracks recorded and produced by Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme. The Hives are currently at work on their sixth studio album.
Australian Rock band Kingswood will join The Hives as special guests on AC/DC’s ROCK OR BUST Australian Tour. Fergus Linacre, Alex Laska, Jeremy Hunter and Justin Debrincat make up the four-piece rock band from Melbourne. The band has performed at numerous festivals including Splendour In The Grass, Big Day Out, Groovin The Moo and Falls Festivals. In 2014, the band returned from Nashville having recorded their debut album with Grammy Award winning producer Vance Powell (Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, The Ractonteurs). Kingswood’s album ‘Microscopic Wars’ had a top 10 debut in the national ARIA charts at #6 and subsequently went on to receive an ARIA Nomination for ‘Best Rock Album’.
AC/DC NATIONAL TOUR DATES:
SYDNEY – Wednesday 4 and Saturday 7 November at ANZ Stadium | TICKETS
BRISBANE – Thursday 12 and Saturday 14 November at QSAC | TICKETS
ADELAIDE – Saturday 21 November at Adelaide Oval | TICKETS
PERTH – Friday 27 and Sunday 29 November at Domain Stadium | TICKETS
MELBOURNE – Sunday 6 and Tuesday 8 December at Etihad Stadium | TICKETS