With a North American tour set to kick off in August, AC/DC has to get their merchandise in order just like any other band. The multi-platinum selling group just signed a deal with Epic Rights and the licensing and merchandising company Perryscope, who has some hefty clients like Pink Floyd, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and David Gilmour.
In a joint statement, both company head-honchos had this to say:
“AC/DC has always been the top seller of band merchandise and has an incredible archive of artwork, photos, tour logos and imagery. AC/DC merchandise designs are some of the most famous in rock, including Highway to Hell, Back in Black, High Voltage and For Those About to Rock, among others.
These designs are the favourites of rock fans worldwide, and we are very excited about designing and selling great new AC/DC merchandise at their concert venues, online and at retail.”
No terms of the deal were disclosed, but we’re pretty sure there’s some big numbers involved. The upcoming tour (and Coachella appearance) will see the return of drummer Chris Slade, who performed with the band at the Grammy Awards, and Malcolm Young’s replacement, cousin Stevie, will be taking over guitar duties.
AC/DC North American 2015 tour dates:
8/22 – Foxborough, MA @ Gillette Stadium
8/26 – E. Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
8/28 – Quebec City, ON @ Plains Of Abraham
8/31 – Montreal, QC @ Olympic Stadium
9/3 – Ottawa, ON @ TD Place
9/5 – Moncton, NB @ Magnetic Hill
9/8 – Detroit, MI @ Ford Field
9/10 – Toronto, ON @ Downsview Park
9/15 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field
9/20 – Edmonton, AL @ Commonwealth Stadium
9/22 – Vancouver, BC @ BC Place
9/25 – San Francisco, CA @ AT&T Park
9/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Dodger Stadium
(via Brave Words)