Anvil to Open For AC/DC!

June 9, 2009

The Canadian heavy metal dudes of Anvil are getting the ultimate rock and roll gift from legends AC/DC.

The Aussie outfit has personally selected Anvil as the sole support act for two arena shows on July 28th at Gillette Stadium in Boston and July 31st at Giants Stadium in New Jersey. The stadium shows will mark a new chapter in Anvil's Cinderella career.

Anvil: The Story Of Anvil, directed by roadie-turned-screenwriter Sacha Gervasi, made its debut at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and opened in theaters in New York and Los Angeles in March. The theatrical run has currently expanded to 27 cities and there are plans to double that number over the summer, with an estimated 150-200 total play dates on tap. The film has already grossed more than $550,000 at the box office in the United States alone.

Since March, the band has played more than 30 concerts at sold-out film screenings across the country, including two gigs last week in Los Angeles and New York that saw hundreds of people turned away at the door.

Metal!!!

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