Ford Field will be back in black, rather than Honolulu blue, this fall.
Australian hard rockers AC/DC will bring their Rock Or Bust world tour to the stadium on Sept. 8, marking the quintet's first Detroit area appearance since its Black Ice World Tour played Aug. 16, 2009 at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, February 16, at the box office and www.FordField.com. Tickets start at $25.
The tour is in support of AC/DC's latest album, "Rock Or Bust," the group's first new release in six years. It debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in December. The trek will also mark the debut of guitarist Stevie Young, nephew of AC/DC co-founders Angus and Malcolm Young; the latter is incapacitated with dementia and is no longer part of the band. It's also expected that Chris Slade, AC/DC's drummer from 1989-94, will return in place of Phil Rudd, who's battling legal problems in New Zealand.
Slade performed with AC/DC when it opened the 57th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night, Feb. 8, in Los Angeles and was part of a video shoot on Tuesday, Feb. 10.