Tour News: Irish rockers The Answer to open for AC/DC on Black Ice World Tour

Irish rockers The Answer will be the opening act for the North American leg of AC/DC’s Black Ice World Tour.

The tour represents The Answer’s debut tour of America, and it is AC/DC’s first outing since 2001.

"It is an honor and privilege for The Answer to be offered the opportunity to support probably the greatest rock ‘n’ roll act on the planet. We are incredibly humbled," says The Answer’s lead singer, Cormac Neeson.

Coinciding with the tour, The Answer also will make its North American recording debut with the Nov. 11, 2008, release of Never Too Late, a four-song EP and bonus DVD featuring previously unseen footage, live performance highlights and exclusive band interviews. Only available in North America, the limited-edition two-disc title will be offered on the independent label The End Records.

The band is comprised of four friends, musicians and songwriters — Cormac Neeson (lead vocals), Paul Mahon (guitar), Micky Waters (bass) and James Heatley (drums) — from Downpatrick, Northern Ireland.

The Answer will open for AC/DC throughout North America at the following venues:

Oct. 28, 2008: Wilkes-Barre, Pa. @ Wachovia Arena
Oct. 30: Chicago @ Allstate Arena
Nov. 1: Chicago @ Allstate Arena
Nov. 3: Indianapolis @ Conseco Fieldhouse
Nov. 5: Auburn Hills, Mich., @ Palace of Auburn Hills
Nov. 9: Boston @ TD Banknorth Garden
Nov. 12-13: New York @ Madison Square Garden
Nov. 15: Washington, D.C., @ Verizon Center
Nov. 17: Philadelphia @ Wachovia Center
Nov. 19: East Rutherford, N.J., @ IZOD Center
Nov. 21: Columbus, Ohio, @ Schottenstein Center
Nov. 23: Minneapolis @ Xcel Energy Center
Nov. 25: Denver @ Pepsi Center
Nov. 29: Seattle @ Key Arena
Nov. 30: Tacoma, Wash., @ Tacoma Dome
Dec. 2: Oakland, Calif., @ Oracle Arena
Dec. 4: Oakland, Calif., @ Oracle Arena
Dec. 6: Los Angeles @ The Forum
Dec. 8: Los Angeles @ The Forum
Dec. 10: Phoenix, Ariz., @ U.S. Airways Center
Dec. 12: San Antonio, Texas @ AT&T Center
Dec. 14: Houston @ Toyota Center
Dec. 16: Atlanta @ Philips Arena
Dec. 18: Charlotte, N.C., @ Time-Warner Arena
Dec. 21: Tampa, Fla., @ St. Pete Times Forum
Jan. 5: Cleveland @ Quicken Loans Arena
Jan. 9: Toronto @ Rogers Centre
Jan. 11: Cincinnati @ U.S. Bank Arena
Jan. 13: St. Louis @ Scottrade Center
Jan. 15: Omaha, Neb., @ Quest Center Omaha
Jan. 17: Fargo, N.D., @ Fargodome
Jan. 19: Minneapolis @ Xcel Energy Center
Jan. 21: Kansas City, Kan., @ Sprint Center
Jan. 23: Dallas @ American Airlines Center
Jan. 26: Tulsa, Okla, @ BOK Center
Jan. 28: Little Rock, Ark., @ Alltel Arena
Jan. 30: Memphis, Tenn., @ FedEx Forum
Jan. 31: Nashville, Tenn., @ Sommet Center

For more information on The Answer, visit www.theanswer.ie or www.myspace.com/theanswerrock.

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