The Answer, from Northern Ireland, has been selected to continue as the only opening act for the final North American encore leg of AC/DC’s Black Ice World Tour. The itinerary kicks off October 1st at the US Airways Arena in Phoenix, AZ and concludes on November 8 in Houston, TX at the Toyota 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 third tour of America with AC/DC. Their mammoth sound is often compared to Black Crowes and Free, and is fully primed for stadium and arena shows. 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 which 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 year 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. And “Everyday Demons” was just nominated for “Album Of The Year” at the 2009 Classic Rock Awards.
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 UK 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 October 1st as they hit the road with AC/DC and stay tuned for more headline gigs across the country to be announced soon.
Oct 1 US Airways Phoenix, AZ
Oct 3 MGM Grand Las Vegas, NV
Oct 6 Freedom Hall Louisville, KY
Oct 8 Spring Center Kansas City, KS
Oct 10 Wells Fargo Arena Des Moines, IA
Oct 14 Bradley Center Milwaukee, WI
Oct 16 Verizon Center Washington, DC
Oct 18 HSBC Arena Buffalo, NY
Oct 20 Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh, PA Headline Show
Oct 21 Wachovia Philadelphia, PA
Oct 23 Phillips Arena Atlanta, GA
Oct 24 Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta, GA Headline Show
Oct 25 Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, NC
Oct 28 New Orleans Arena New Orleans, LA
Oct 30 Jacksonville Arena Jacksonville, FL
Nov 2 American Airlines Center Dallas. TX
Nov 3 Two Frogs Grill Ardmore, OK Headline Show
Nov 4 Ford Center Oklahoma City, OK
Nov 6 Erwin Center Austin, TX
Nov 8 Toyota Center Houston, TX