Blow Up Your Video World Tour

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Blow Up Your Video World Tour
Tour by AC/DC
Associated album Blow Up Your Video
Start date 29 January 1988 (1988-01-29)
End date 13 November 1988 (1988-11-13)
Legs 5
No. of shows 167 played
AC/DC concert chronology

The Blow Up Your Video World Tour was a rock concert tour played by the hard rock band AC/DC, which had 5 legs spreading over the course of 11 months starting on 29 January 1988, in Perth, Australia and finishing on 13 November 1988, in Inglewood, California.

Background[edit]

This tour would be the last to feature drummer Simon Wright, before being replaced by Chris Slade in 1989. The tour also saw Malcolm Young step out from the North American Legs due to an alcohol problem. During this period, he was replaced by his nephew, Stevie Young. This was AC/DC's last tour and studio album during the 1980s, and it put them back in the limelight after a few tepid years of commercial woes with their albums.

Every show on the North American leg of tour began with a heatseeking missile pod rising up into the stage; Angus Young would then jump out of the missile pod and the band would open with the song "Heatseeker", off the Blow Up Your Video album.

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue Tickets Sold / Available Revenue
Australia/New Zealand
29 January 1988 Perth Australia Perth Entertainment Centre
30 January 1988
31 January 1988
1 February 1988
2 February 1988
4 February 1988 Melbourne National Tennis Centre
5 February 1988
6 February 1988
7 February 1988
8 February 1988
9 February 1988
11 February 1988 Sydney Sydney Entertainment Centre
12 February 1988
13 February 1988
14 February 1988
17 February 1988 Adelaide Globe Derby Park
19 February 1988 Sydney Sydney Entertainment Centre
21 February 1988 Brisbane Brisbane Entertainment Centre
22 February 1988
25 February 1988 Auckland New Zealand Western Springs
Europe
7 March 1988 Birmingham England National Exhibition Centre
8 March 1988
9 March 1988
11 March 1988 London Wembley Arena
12 March 1988
13 March 1988
15 March 1988 Arnhem Netherlands Rijnhal
16 March 1988 Brussels Belgium Forest National
18 March 1988 Hamburg West Germany Alsterdorfer Sporthalle
19 March 1988 Malmö Sweden Isstadion
21 March 1988 Drammen Norway Drammenshallen
23 March 1988 Helsinki Finland Helsinki Ice Hall
25 March 1988 Stockholm Sweden Isstadion
26 March 1988 Gothenburg Scandinavium
28 March 1988 Berlin West Germany Eissporthalle
29 March 1988 Oldenburg Weser-Ems-Halle
30 March 1988 Frankfurt Festhalle Frankfurt
31 March 1988 Essen Grugahalle
2 April 1988 Cologne Sporthalle
3 April 1988 Hanover Niedersachsenhalle
4 April 1988 Karlsruhe Schwarzwaldhalle
6 April 1988 Paris France Le Zénith
8 April 1988 Würzburg Germany Carl-Diem-Halle
9 April 1988 Lausanne Switzerland Halle Festis Beaulieu
10 April 1988 Munich West Germany Olympiahalle
11 April 1988 Stuttgart Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
13 April 1988 London England Wembley Arena
First North American Leg
3 May 1988 Portland, Maine United States Cumberland County Civic Center 19,000 / 19,000 $313,500
4 May 1988
5 May 1988 Hartford, Connecticut Hartford Civic Center
6 May 1988 Worcester, Massachusetts The Centrum 24,200 / 24,200 $410,000
7 May 1988
9 May 1988 Philadelphia The Spectrum 14,188 / 14,188 $237,326
11 May 1988 Ottawa Canada Ottawa Civic Centre 9,026 / 9,026 $157,605
12 May 1988 Hamilton, Ontario Copps Coliseum 14,348 / 14,348 $244,356
13 May 1988 Fort Wayne, Indiana United States Allen County War Memorial Coliseum 9,794 / 9,794 $154,847
14 May 1988 Detroit Joe Louis Arena 16,341 / 16,341 $285,968
15 May 1988 Pittsburgh Civic Arena 12,950 / 16,000 $217,018
17 May 1988 Binghamton, New York Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena
18 May 1988
19 May 1988 Providence, Rhode Island Providence Civic Center
20 May 1988 East Rutherford, New Jersey Brendan Byrne Arena 17,374 / 17,374 $298,166
21 May 1988 Landover, Maryland Capital Centre
22 May 1988 Hampton, Virginia Hampton Coliseum 10,702 / 13,800 $160,885
24 May 1988 Louisville, Kentucky Freedom Hall 13,578 / 18,000 $213,020
25 May 1988 Indianapolis Market Square Arena
26 May 1988 Cincinnati Riverfront Coliseum
27 May 1988 Richfield, Ohio Richfield Coliseum
28 May 1988
29 May 1988 Charlevoix, Michigan Castle Farms
30 May 1988 Detroit Joe Louis Arena
31 May 1988 Toledo, Ohio Toledo Sports Arena
1 June 1988 Peoria, Illinois Peoria Civic Center
2 June 1988 St. Louis St. Louis Arena
3 June 1988 Madison, Wisconsin Dane County Coliseum 10,100 / 10,100 $174,808
4 June 1988 Bloomington, Minnesota Met Center 27,189 / 35,000 $475,808
5 June 1988
7 June 1988 Winnipeg Canada Winnipeg Arena
9 June 1988 Saskatoon Saskatchewan Place
10 June 1988 Edmonton Northlands Coliseum
11 June 1988 Calgary Olympic Saddledome 13,593 / 17,000 $219,401
13 June 1988 Vancouver BC Place 21,167 / 23,000 $418,110
14 June 1988 Portland, Oregon United States Portland Memorial Coliseum
15 June 1988 Spokane, Washington Spokane Coliseum
16 June 1988 Tacoma, Washington Tacoma Dome
18 June 1988 Mountain View, California Shoreline Amphitheatre 12,887 / 20,000 $218,683
19 June 1988 Sacramento, California California State Fair
21 June 1988 Las Vegas Thomas & Mack Center
22 June 1988 Long Beach, California Long Beach Arena 13,694 / 13,694 $232,115
23 June 1988
24 June 1988 Irvine, California Irvine Meadows 12,862 / 15,000 $215,800
25 June 1988 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena 9,852 / 12,125 $172,410
Second North American leg
20 July 1988 Las Cruces, New Mexico United States Pan American Center
21 July 1988 Albuquerque, New Mexico Tingley Coliseum
22 July 1988 Tucson, Arizona Tucson Convention Center
23 July 1988 Tempe, Arizona ASU Activity Center
24 July 1988 Paradise, Nevada Thomas & Mack Center
26 July 1988 Salt Lake City Salt Palace
27 July 1988 Casper, Wyoming Casper Events Center
28 July 1988 Denver McNichols Sports Arena
29 July 1988 Omaha, Nebraska Omaha Civic Auditorium 12,000 / 12,000 $201,765
30 July 1988 Kansas City, Missouri Kemper Arena 9,215 / 17,000 $155,943
31 July 1988 Valley Center, Kansas Kansas Coliseum
2 August 1988 Dallas, Texas Coca-Cola Starplex Amphitheatre
3 August 1988 Shreveport, Louisiana Hirsch Memorial Coliseum 10,239 / 10,239 $165,000
5 August 1988 San Antonio San Antonio Convention Center
6 August 1988 Houston The Summit
7 August 1988 New Orleans Lakefront Arena 9,000 / 9,000 $152,058
8 August 1988 Pensacola, Florida Pensacola Civic Center 12,000 / 12,000 $197,365
9 August 1988 Pembroke Pines, Florida Hollywood Sportatorium 9,979 / 10,900 $157,664
10 August 1988 Tampa, Florida USF Sun Dome
11 August 1988 Miami Miami Arena
12 August 1988 Orlando, Florida Orange County Convention Center 11,273 / 11,273 $180,368
13 August 1988 Jacksonville, Florida Jacksonville Memorial Coliseum 11,451 / 11,451 $183,216
16 August 1988 Atlanta The Omni
17 August 1988 Memphis, Tennessee Mid-South Coliseum
18 August 1988 Little Rock, Arkansas Barton Coliseum
19 August 1988 Jackson, Mississippi Mississippi Coliseum
20 August 1988 Birmingham, Alabama BJCC Coliseum 16,500 / 16,500 $264,083
21 August 1988 Nashville, Tennessee Municipal Auditorium 9,694 / 9,900 $169,645
22 August 1988 Huntsville, Alabama Von Braun Civic Center
23 August 1988 Knoxville, Tennessee Thompson–Boling Arena
24 August 1988 Greenville, South Carolina Greenville Memorial Auditorium
25 August 1988 Charlotte, North Carolina Charlotte Coliseum 14,769 / 23,000 $258,478
26 August 1988 Columbia, South Carolina Carolina Coliseum
27 August 1988 Greensboro, North Carolina Greensboro Coliseum 13,619 / 13,619 $226,413
28 August 1988 Charleston, West Virginia Charleston Civic Center
30 August 1988 New York City Madison Square Garden 14,723 / 14,723 $279,962
1 September 1988 Glens Falls, New York Glens Falls Civic Center
2 September 1988 Springfield, Massachusetts Springfield Civic Center
4 September 1988 Portland, Maine Cumberland County Civic Center
5 September 1988 Quebec City Canada Colisée de Québec
6 September 1988 Montreal Montreal Forum
7 September 1988 Hamilton, Ontario Copps Coliseum
8 September 1988 Columbus, Ohio United States Ohio Expo Center Coliseum
9 September 1988 Rosemont, Illinois Rosemont Horizon
10 September 1988 East Troy, Wisconsin Alpine Valley Music Theatre 15,268 / 20,000 $306,857
11 September 1988 Ionia, Michigan Ionia Free Fair
Third North American leg
4 October 1988 Glens Falls, New York United States Glens Falls Civic Center
5 October 1988 Uniondale, New York Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
7 October 1988 Boston Boston Garden 14,159 / 14,169 $241,697
8 October 1988 Philadelphia The Spectrum
9 October 1988 Buffalo, New York Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
11 October 1988 Rochester, New York Rochester Community War Memorial
13 October 1988 Toronto Canada Maple Leaf Gardens 15,973 / 15,973 $316,719
15 October 1988 Wheeling, West Virginia United States Wheeling Civic Center
16 October 1988 Roanoke, Virginia Roanoke Civic Center 11,000 / 11,000 $168,446
17 October 1988 Baltimore Baltimore Arena
18 October 1988 Raleigh, North Carolina Reynolds Coliseum
20 October 1988 Tallahassee, Florida Leon County Civic Center
21 October 1988 Atlanta The Omni
22 October 1988 Lexington, Kentucky Rupp Arena 14,989 / 17,206 $236,077
23 October 1988 Johnson City, Tennessee Freedom Hall Civic Center 8,926 / 8,926 $156,205
25 October 1988 Cincinnati Riverfront Coliseum
28 October 1988 Little Rock, Arkansas Barton Coliseum
29 October 1988 Lake Charles, Louisiana Lake Charles Civic Center
30 October 1988 Austin, Texas Frank Erwin Center 8,912 / 11,334 $129,805
31 October 1988 Lubbock, Texas Lubbock Municipal Coliseum
1 November 1988 Norman, Oklahoma Lloyd Noble Center
3 November 1988 Cedar Rapids, Iowa Five Seasons Center 9,796 / 9,796 $162,707
4 November 1988 Ames, Iowa Hilton Coliseum 12,725 / 14,600 $203,073
6 November 1988 Denver McNichols Sports Arena 17,353 / 24,000 $329,961
7 November 1988
9 November 1988 Boise, Idaho BSU Pavilion 8,985 / 8,985 $138,024
11 November 1988 Daly City, California Cow Palace 16,000 / 16,000 $296,000
13 November 1988 Inglewood, California The Forum 13,924 / 13,924 $227,455

Typical set list[edit]

  1. "Heatseeker"
  2. "Shoot to Thrill"
  3. "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap"
  4. "Back in Black"
  5. "Who Made Who"
  6. "Jailbreak"
  7. "Hells Bells"
  8. "Nick of Time" or "Go Zone" (Both songs played on occasions)
  9. "Sin City" (played few times)
  10. "The Jack"
  11. That's the Way I Wanna Rock 'n' Roll
  12. "You Shook Me All Night Long"
  13. "Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution" (Played on occasions)
  14. "High Voltage"
  15. "Whole Lotta Rosie"
  16. "Let There Be Rock"

Encore:

  1. "Highway to Hell"
  2. "T.N.T."
  3. "For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)"

References[edit]