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AC/DC’s Australian tour starts next week!

| 26 October 2015 | Reply

AC/DC’s Australian tour starts next week!

AC/DC’s electrifying ROCK OR BUST world tour commences its final leg in Australia on November 4 at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium.

AC-DC Rock Or Bust Tour

AC/DC will then blast their way through each of the five major capital cities.

Special guests on the tour are Swedish band The Hives and Australia’s own Kingswood.

AC/DC’s album “Rock or Bust” was released on December 2 2014 and immediately topped sales charts around the globe. It is the band’s fifth No.1 album in Australia

THE BAND

More than three decades into a career that shows no signs of slowing down or letting up, AC/DC, like electricity itself, provides the world with an essential source of power and energy. Since forming in 1973, AC/DC’s high voltage rock ‘n’ roll has flowed out into the world via consistently sold-out concert tours and global sales totalling more than 200 million albums and counting. Sony BMG Music Entertainment’s #1 best-selling catalogue act worldwide.

AC/DC has sold nearly 71 million albums in the U.S. alone, making AC/DC one of the five top-selling bands in American music history.

One of the group’s best-loved works, the enormously successful and influential “Back In Black,” has achieved RIAA “Double Diamond” status, for sales in excess of 22 million copies in the United States, and is the U.S.’s fifth largest-selling album ever.

But the roots of AC/DC lie back in Australia, and before that Glasgow, Scotland, where Angus and Malcolm Young, the musical core of the band (and still the most formidable guitar team in rock history), were born (in 1958 and 1953, respectively). In 1963, the Young family migrated to Sydney, Australia, where music would make its mark on the brothers.

AC/DC ROCK OR BUST AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES

SYDNEY – Wednesday 4 and Saturday 7 November at ANZ Stadium www.ticketek.com.au
BRISBANE – Thursday 12 and Saturday 14 November at QSAC www.ticketek.com.au
ADELAIDE – Saturday 21 November at Adelaide Oval, www.ticketek.com.au
PERTH – Friday 27 and Sunday 29 November at Domain Stadium, www.ticketmaster.com.au
MELBOURNE – Sunday 6 and Tuesday 8 December at Etihad Stadium, www.ticketmaster.com.au

TICKET PRICES *From $99 to $159.90 (plus transaction fees) – New release oval tickets @ $99.00

AC/DC NUMBERS

The year AC/DC Formed – 1973

Number of Albums AC/DC has sold globally – In excess of 200 Million

The date AC/DC was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – 10 March, 2003

AC/DC World Tours – 23 World tours between 1975 and 2015

Guitars Angus Young uses on stage – SG Gibson

Number of studio albums recorded – 17

Number of #1 albums in Australia – 5

Number of ROCK OR BUST tickets sold in Europe in 24 hours – 1.75million

Number of countries the ROCK OR BUST tour will visit – 21 countries

The ROCK OR BUST tour production is shipped to Australia – By 27 x 40ft Sea Containers

Number of trucks used to transport the production from city to city in Australia – 62 semi-trailers

Number of days to set up the ROCK OR BUST tour production – 6 days

Number of hours to break down the ROCK OR BUST tour production – 24 hours

Number of domestic flights booked during the Australian leg of ROCK OR BUST tour – 750

Number of full time AC/DC crew members on the ROCK OR BUST tour – 82

Number of Australian crew hired daily ON ROCK OR BUST tour – 204

ROCK OR BUST WORLD TOUR REVIEWS

“From the opening riff of “Rock or Bust” to the booming confetti cannons at the closing bars of “For those about to rock”, AC/DC produce a breathtaking performance that outclasses every other band on tour today. This is pure, unadulterated, unapologetic rock. And 70,000 ecstatic fans lap up every power chord.” – The Independent:

“AC/DC: rock ‘n’ roll reduced to its purest essence…..they keep on doing what countless newer acts can only copy”. – The Guardian

“AC/DC shakes San Francisco all night long…..The show reached a frenzied peak about seven minutes into a roughly 15-minute long guitar and drums solo following “Let There Be Rock,” during which the volume was cranked up one degree higher.” – The Bay Bridged

“…the group was as tight as I’ve ever heard it, and as swinging too.” – Los Angeles Times

“Forty-four thousand fans erupted in approval, knowing that the mere first sight of the legendary ax man assured one thing: AC/DC would rock AT&T Park in San Francisco on Friday. And that it did, delivering a two-hour show packed with hard rock classics.” – Daily Democrat

“And they were as vicious and potent and poisonous as ever on monster cuts like Back In Black, the baseball-ready Play Ball, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, and Thunderstruck, arguably one of the best rock riffs ever written. Seeing Angus lose his marbles playing the tune’s solo was worth the price of admission alone.” – Vancouver Sun

“AC/DC takes Vancouver on an electrifying ride. The concert was fire and flame, strobes and electricity from the opening moments.” – The Province

“IT was a case of air guitars at Hampden last night as rock-mad dads took their sons to see AC/DC. The sell-out gig gave proud parents a chance to inspire the Aussie legends’ next generation of headbanging fans.” – The Scottish Sun

“The evening helped to remind people that there was a time in history when music was played by musicians, without computers and actually made people feel something…” Examiner.com

“Switzerland electrified” – Blick

“AC/DC rocked 100’000 fans in Zurich” – 20minuten

“AC/DC´s 3 electric shocks (in Spain). Simply astonishing, a classic rock & roll celebration” – La Razón

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