Paul Cashmere from Undercover.com.au
AC/DC's Black Ice has been one of the biggest sellers in the world this year and in America, it has now passed the benchmark two-times platinum.
Black Ice broke an eight-year drought for new music from the band. It was the follow-up to Stiff Upper Lip at the start of the century.
In Australia, per capita, Black Ice has done twice as good as it did in the USA. Australia has accredited the album four-times platinum.
This week’s sales for Black Ice added up to 262,097. It will sell more than 280,000 by the end of this week. Platinum is awarded after 70,000 units are shipped to stores in Australia.
The AC/DC Black Ice world tour has dates through to the middle of 2009 now. The band is expected to announce the Australia leg of the tour in January for the end of 2009.