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AC/DC Ready To Rock Melbourne

It's a long way to the top, but it's also been a long way home for Australia's number one rock group, AC/DC.

Since April, the band have been making their way around the world on their Rock or Bust tour, which kicked off at the Coachella Festival in the US.

It's their first tour without founding member Malcolm Young, who left the band due to poor health.

It was reported earlier this year that Young was being treated for dementia. The band was also rocked this year when drummer Phil Rudd was sentenced to eight-months home detention in New Zealand on charges of threatening to kill and drug possession.

But AC/DC hasn't let any of that get in the way of the music.

The band's former drummer, Chris Slade, has slotted back in to fill Rudd's place and Malcolm Young has been replaced by his nephew Stevie Young.

The tour, which is in support of their 17th studio album of the same name, will visit 21 countries in total and has sold 1.75 million tickets in Europe in 24 hours.

The reviews have been positive across the board in Europe and the US for the Aussie rockers but it's almost time for them to come home.

They recently announced Swedish band The Hives and Australian rock group Kingswood as their support for their home shows.

With their fifth No.1 album in Australia behind them, they're bound to get a hero's welcome when they kick off the final leg of the tour on home soil on November 4 in Sydney.

AAP

* AC/DC Australian tour dates:

November 4 & 7 - ANZ Stadium, Sydney

November 12 & 14 - QPAC, Brisbane

November 21 - Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

November 27 & 29 - Domain Stadium, Perth

December 6 & 8 - Etihad Stadium, Melbourne

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