Australian hard rockers AC/DC will return to New Zealand next January for the first time in over 13 years as part of a world tour.

AC/DC will play Wellington on January 30 and Auckland on February 6 during their Black Ice tour, following the release of their first new album in more than eight years.

The band will also perform in February and March to expected sell-out crowds in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth as part of its tour.

Grammy and ARIA award winning band Wolfmother will support the tour, with the Sydney concert to be held at ANZ Stadium, Olympic Park.

A further announcement will be made in a few weeks regarding AC/DC's New Zealand venues, ticketing details and on-sale dates.