Acca Dacca fans get ready to board the rock n’ roll train, the boys are coming home!
Iconic ageing rockers AC/DC – arugably our biggest musical exports – will play five stadium concerts around Australia between November and early December as part of their Rock or Bust world tour.
Promoter Garry Van Egmond says founder and on-stage schoolboy Angus Young fought to keep the lower tier of tickets priced under $100 specifically for the Aussie leg of the tour. Edmond said: “Playing in Australia matters a lot to them. This is where it all started 40 years ago. Angus watches the tickets like a hawk. We could charge a lot more if we wanted, but he wants it to be affordable and he’s very sincere about it. He also doesn’t allow presales.”
Two members will be missing of course: ailing founder and rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young and legally restricted drummer Phil Rudd. Malcolm Young’s nephew, Stevie Young will take his place, while Welshman Chris Slade – known for being the AC/DC’s drummer between 1989-94 – will fill in for Rudd.
Although most of the band are now in their 60s, there is little doubt they continue to rock harder than any other mainstream group around and have a huge hard-core following wherever they go in the world.
Chief Coachella promoter Paul Tollett even choose AC/DC to headline his booming festival this coming weekend in the US, saying: “No one can argue … they’re one of the best bands live.”
Well, let’s play ball!
AC/DC ROCK OR BUST AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES:
Wednesday, November 4
ANZ Stadium Australia, Sydney
Thursday, November 12
Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre, Brisbane
Saturday, November 21
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Friday, November 27
Domain Stadium, Perth
Sunday, December 6
Etihad Stadium, Melbourne
Tickets go on sale on Monday 20 April and prices range from $99 (seated tickets) to $159 (GA & seated tickets).
For further info go to: www.acdctour.com.au