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AC/DC to tour Australia in February
« on: May 10, 2009, 03:12:25 AM »
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THEIR knees might be creaking and the school uniform has seen better days, but AC/DC will be ready to rock when they bring their Black Ice World Tour to Australia in February.

The hard-working, hard-rocking band will unleash their high voltage rock 'n' roll during five shows in Australia, including a date at the Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre at Nathan in Brisbane on February 25.

Their first Australian tour since 2001 is their largest yet, with 48 semi-trailers required to shift sets around the country.

Last year they released Black Ice, their first CD in eight years ? the second-biggest-selling CD in the world, which topped the charts in 29 countries. Their back catalogue was the biggest-selling of 2008, even outstripping the Beatles.

Their European shows sold out in 10 minutes, and promoter Garry Van Egmond is prepared for a similar reaction here when tickets go on sale on Monday, May 25.

"They play all their big hits. They naturally play a few hits from Black Ice. It's two hours of great rock 'n' roll," he said.

Tickets will be available for $99, or $149.90 for the best seats.

Van Egmond said the band gave specific instructions to keep prices reasonable.

"They want everybody to be able to afford it," he said. "They won't allow pre-sale selling ? it will be 9am on a Monday and the same for everyone, there is no preferential treatment."

Unfortunately, Townsville fans, who campaigned to get AC/DC to visit their city, will miss out with promoters saying the were unable to host the outdoor show in north Queensland as it would be held in February, during the wet season.

"We're very sorry but it's during the wrong time of the year, and (Townsville fans) may have to come to Brisbane," Van Egmond said.

And while they may be wild rockers on stage, behind the scenes the band, aged between 54 and 61, couldn't be more professional.

"These are the most dedicated, straight people I've ever dealt with as a band, who are really involved with what happens with them," Van Egmond said.

By the time their tour winds up in 18 months, they will have played to an estimated three million people around the world.

Tickets will be available at ticketek or 13 28 49.

Taken from Courier-Mail

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO  :clap:

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Re: AC/DC to tour Australia in February
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2009, 06:43:29 AM »
So what are the actual dates and venues?? Perth show?
[Psychonaut] Sounds like Black Sabbath having rough sex with NWOBHM while 'early' Slayer jerks off in the corner  :cunning:

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Re: AC/DC to tour Australia in February
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2009, 08:19:48 AM »
Couldn't find anything yet. Hopefully something pops up in the next 24hours

If they don't come to Perth, I would be tempted to travel for it.

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Re: AC/DC to tour Australia in February
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2009, 08:26:58 AM »
Perth Subiaco oval March 6th, so sez in Sunday times today
Adelaide - Adelaide oval March 2nd

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Re: AC/DC to tour Australia in February
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2009, 06:02:56 PM »
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By the time their tour winds up in 18 months, they will have played to an estimated three million people around the world.

Raking in over $300 million for a tour.. wouldn't you keep going as long as you could too. ;)

Would be good to see 'em again.. it's been a while.