AC/DC Confirm New Album Release Date, First Single Out Tomorrow

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2020 is quickly becoming the year of AC/DC, with the Australian hard rock giants revealing their comeback piece by piece. Now that the band have revealed the title of their new album, PWR/UPshown the world their new line-up that includes the return of vocalist Brian Johnson and drummer Phil Rudd; and given fans the first 30 seconds of a new track titled “Shot in the Dark,” there’s only one thing left for them to tell us: the release date!

AC/DC’s PWR/UP will come out November 13, 2020. Not only that, but it’s said that the first single, the previously-teased “Shot In The Dark,” will drop this Wednesday at noon EST, so set your alarms.

According to a new interview with Atlanta’s Rock 100.5, Brian Johnson says that it’s amazing we’re getting a new AC/DC album at all — but that once the band were in the room together again, it was obvious that this one was going to be good.

“It’s something probably nobody thought would happen,” said Johnson. “It was about 2018, and Angus was contacted by the record company, who said, ‘Do you fancy doing an album?’ And Angus said, ‘Well, let’s ask the boys.’ So he asked me and Cliff and Phil. And Stevie was there, obviously. And I think we all said ‘yes’ immediately; we just said, ‘This would be great.’ And, of course, we went off to Vancouver in about August. As soon as we walked in, there was this electricity, this bond that had been built up over 38 years since I joined. And, of course, when the boys plugged in, or powered up, if you’ll excuse the pun, and they started playing, that was it. It was a great time.”

Listen to the full interview below:

Keep an eye out for AC/DC’s first new song in six year, “Shot In The Dark,” tomorrow at noon. PWR/UP will come out November 13th.


Words by Chris Krovatin