AC/DC top sales charts in 29 countries

Veteran rockers' 'Black Ice' hits Number One in the US and UK

AC/DC have topped the charts in 29 countries with their new album ‘Black Ice’.

The veteran Australian rockers’ new album, which was released globally on October 20, has topped the charts in countries including the US, UK, Germany, Canada, France, Argentina, Japan, Australia, Belgium, Finland, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland.

‘Black Ice’ has sold more than 780,000 copies in the US alone, despite the fact that it is being sold exclusively at Walmart, Sam’s Club, and on the band’s website.

This is only the second time the band has topped the US chart in their three-decade-long career. Their first was in 1981 with ‘For Those About To Rock We Salute You’.

AC/DC are set to kick off their world tour tonight (October 28) in Pennsylvania, as previously reported.

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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