Irish rock band The Answer to open for AC/DCs return to North America


The Answer, from Northern Ireland, has been selected to continue as the only opening act for the entire North American encore leg of AC/DC’s Black Ice World Tour. The itinerary kicks off July 28 at the Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA and concludes on September 8 in Anaheim, CA at the Honda Center. The Answer will also headline their own club shows on off days throughout the tour.

The Black Ice World Tour represents The Answer’s second tour of America with AC/DC. Their mammoth sound is often compared to Black Crowes and Free, is fully primed for stadium and arena shows and in Europe, they’ve opened concerts for the Rolling Stones, The Who, Aerosmith and just completed a tour of Europe with AC/DC. In addition, the group has headlined tours in the U.K., Europe, Japan and Australia.

Everyday Demons is The Answer’s explosive new album was released on March 31st on The End Records, distributed through RED and was recorded in summer ’08 in Los Angeles with John Travis (Kid Rock, Static-X, Killing Heidi, etc.) producing.

In the last six months the band has appeared in Rolling Stone and Spin Magazine as well as having played on The Late Show with David Letterman. Billboard recently named the band one of the “Best Bets of 09.” The four Belfast boys also made their video game debut when Activision chose their song “Never Too Late” for Guitar Hero IV: World Tour.

The Answer is comprised of four friends, musicians and songwriters from Downpatrick, a country town some twenty miles south of Belfast: Cormac Neeson (lead vocals), Paul Mahon (guitar), Micky Waters (bass) and James Heatley (drums). The U.K.’s Classic Rock Magazine voted them 2005’s Best New U.K. Band at their prestigious Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards and called them, “The biggest new rock band of the decade.” Similarly, Kerrang! praised Rise as “the best British rock debut of the decade” and reviewed a U.K. live show by The Answer as “F*@king stupendous.”

Get ready for their triumphant return to North America on July 28th as they hit the road with AC/DC and headline gigs across the country.

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July 28 Gillette Stadium Foxborough , MA Supporting AC/DC w/ Anvil
July 30 Rock n Roll Hotel Washington DC Headlining
July 31 Giants Stadium East Rutherford, NJ Supporting AC/DC w/ Anvil
Aug 1 Kyhber Pass Philadelphia, PA Headlining
Aug 2 Times Union Arena Albany, NY Supporting AC/DC
Aug 4 Grog Cleveland, OH Headlining
Aug 6 Greenfield Stadium Moncton, NB Canada Supporting AC/DC
Aug 8 Olympic Stadium Montreal, QC Canada Supporting AC/DC
Aug 10 Scotiabank Arena Ottawa, QC Canada Supporting AC/DC
Aug 11 Horseshoe Toronto, ON Canada Headlining
Aug 14 United Centre Stadium Chicago, IL Supporting AC/DC
Aug 15 Beat Kitchen Chicago, IL Headlining
Aug 16 Palace of Auburn Hills Detroit, MI Supporting AC/DC
Aug 18 Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids, MI Supporting AC/DC
Aug 20 Triple Rock Minneapolis, MN Headlining
Aug 22 Canad Inns Stadium Winnipeg, MB Canada Supporting AC/DC
Aug 24 Mosaic Stadium Regina, SK Canada Supporting AC/DC
Aug 26 Commonwealth Stadium Edmonton, AL Canada Supporting AC/DC
Aug 28 Media Club Vancouver, BC Canada Headlining
Aug 29 BC Place Stadium Vancouver, BC Canada Supporting AC/DC
Aug 30 El Corazon Seattle, WA Headlining
Aug 31 Tacoma Dome Arena Tacoma, WA Supporting AC/DC
Sept 2 HP Pavilion Arena San Jose, CA Supporting AC/DC
Sept 3 Red Devil San Francisco, CA Headlining
Sept 4 Save Mart Center Fresno, CA Supporting AC/DC
Sept 6 Sports Arena San Diego, CA Supporting AC/DC
Sept 8 Honda Center Arena Anaheim, CA Supporting AC/DC
Sept 9 Spaceland Los Angeles, CA Headlining

Source: The End Records

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