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For those about to rock: AC/DC, Northern Invasion fest unveil 2016 dates

AC/DC at Coachella 2015

AC/DC at Coachella 2015

It might be prime time to buy stock in Guitar Center (update: that's impossible). Point is, Monday saw the announcements of two high-profile rock 'n' roll events: AC/DC at Xcel Energy Center and the two-day Northern Invasion metal festival at Somerset Amphitheater.

The Aussie rock gods of AC/DC will hit St. Paul on February 14 for an amplified Valentine's Day gig. Tickets ($117.50-$142.50) go on sale 10 a.m. Saturday via Ticketmaster and the Xcel Energy Center box office. The current Rock or Bust World Tour sounds more like a concern than a decree, given the band's advanced age, but they'll likely shred through the 87 scheduled dates.

AC/DC, touring in support of their 17th album Rock or Bust, endured recent lineup changes. Original rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young bowed out in 2014 due to dementia; longtime drummer Phil Rudd got the boot earlier this year after being charged with attempting to procure a murder and drug possession. The classic-rock staples last played St. Paul in 2008 and 2009 during their Black Ice World Tour.

Shifting our focus slightly eastward, we've got the second incarnation of radio-rock festival Northern Invasion set to rock Somerset, Wisconsin, May 14-15. Korn, Rob Zombie, and Disturbed will headline the freshly expanded wallet-chain and goatee blowout at Somerset Amphitheater, located about 45 minutes from the Twin Cities. Sponsors include Monster Energy and Jack Daniels, so you get the idea. 

Led by Slipknot, last year's first-ever Northern Invasion fest sold out with 25,000 attendees packing the rural festival grounds/camping area, the Star Tribune reports. Organizers added the second day of music this year. Two-day passed ($89.50-$200) go on sale 10 a.m. Tuesday at NorthernInvasion.com. Here's the complete lineup: 

Disturbed

Rob Zombie

Korn

Shinedown

Chevelle

A Day To Remember

Bring Me The Horizon

Seether

Lamb Of God

Ghost

Sixx:A.M.

Pop Evil

Clutch

Sevendust

Hellyeah, P.O.D.

BABYMETAL

Black Stone Cherry

Yelawolf,

Trivium

Asking Alexandria

Parkway Drive

Saint Asonia

Butcher Babies

Turbowolf

Red Sun Rising

Beartooth

Enter Shikari

Aranda, Lacey Sturm

Avatar

Monster Truck

From Ashes To New

The Glorious Sons, Wild Throne

Audiotopsy

RavenEye

City Of The Weak