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AC/DC -- new $99.90 tickets on sale tomorrow

Published: Mon 28 Sep 2015 04:50 PM
AC/DC
NEW $99.90 TICKETS
ON SALE TOMORROW
SALE STARTS AT 9AM
WELLINGTON – Saturday, 12 December at Westpac Stadium – Tickets available from Ticketek
AUCKLAND – Tuesday, 15 December at Western Springs – Tickets available from Ticketmaster
Promoters of AC/DC’s New Zealand concert tour today announce that new areas for both Western Springs in Auckland and Westpac Stadium in Wellington will be opened up.
The tickets to the rear embankment at Western Springs and Arena Two Zone at Westpac Stadium are both $99.90 and go on sale at 9am tomorrow (Tuesday).
The new areas will offer great views of the stage and excellent sound and have been opened up due to confirmed production arrangements by the band.
Both are GA standing arenas, the Westpac Stadium one being at the southern end of the field while the rear embankment at Western Springs has recently been terraced and is now more useable for concert purposes.
Numbers will be strictly limited so fans are urged to act without delay.
AC/DC will play two New Zealand concerts:
WELLINGTON – Saturday, 12 December at Westpac Stadium – Tickets available from Ticketek
AUCKLAND – Tuesday, 15 December at Western Springs – Tickets available from Ticketmaster
AC/DC have been scorching their way through Europe for the past five months with their ROCK OR BUST TOUR, having slayed fans with two incredible shows at Coachella Music Festival in the US in April and at the 57th Grammy Awards in February.
In Germany, the band set a world record in the number of sold tickets within the shortest timespan, with more than 300,000 tickets sold out in 77 minutes.
Austria was treated to the biggest concert ever staged in the country with over 115,000 rocking out with the biggest band on the planet.
And in Australia, demand for tickets has been so massive that it’s forced second shows inSydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane.
The Independent says: “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 Guardian says: “AC/DC: rock ‘n’ roll reduced to its purest essence…..they keep on doing what countless newer acts can only copy”.
AC/DC last toured the world from 2008-2010 with the Black Ice World Tour, which had the band playing to over 5 million fans in 108 cities in over 28 countries. Box office records were smashed in Australia and theRock or Bust Tour is shaping up to follow with over 400,000 Tickets Already Sold!
If there is one thing you have to do in your life its AC/DC live!
For further information on the AC/DC New Zealand tour visit: www.acdctour.nz
New Zealand concerts presented by: Van Egmond Group in association with Ian Magan Ltd
THE BAND:
More than four 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 totaling more than 220 million albums and counting.
Sony BMG Music Entertainment's #1 best-selling catalog act worldwide.
AC/DC has sold nearly 71 million albums in the US alone, making AC/DC one of the top five 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. (As a member of the Easybeats, Angus and Malcolm's older sibling, George Young, was responsible for one of Australia's first international hits, "Friday On My Mind," in 1966. From 1974 through 2000, George and musical collaborator, Harry Vanda, produced a number of AC/DC albums including "High Voltage," "T.N.T.," "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap," "Let There Be Rock," "If You Want Blood You've Got It," "Powerage," "74 Jailbreak," "Who Made Who," "Blow Up Your Video," and "Stiff Upper Lip.")
Setlist
"Rock or Bust"
"Shoot To Thrill
"Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be"
"Back in Black"
"Play Ball"
"Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap"
"Thunderstruck"
"High Voltage"
"Rock 'N Roll Train"
"Hells Bells"
"Baptism by Fire"
"You Shook Me All Night Long"
"Sin City"
"Shot Down in Flames"
"Have a Drink on Me"
"T.N.T."
"Whole Lotta Rosie"
"Let There Be Rock"

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