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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.

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

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