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ACDC Concert Sells Out In Vienna

  • December 19th, 2008
  • Posted by Daniel Challis

The Australian rock outfit ACDC will hold a sold-out gig on 24.05.09 in Vienna as part of its coming month-long tour of Europe.

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The old-school rockers from down-under are still as popular as ever; a spokesperson for the group said the tickets had sold-out in minutes overnight on Wednesday (17.12.09)…

ACDC will play to a 50,000-capacity audience at the Ernst Happel stadium where the grand-final of the football tournament ‘Euro 2008’ was held.

Promoters are considering hosting another concert for the band in the Austrian capital.

The concert will be part of ACDC’s 2009 ‘Black Ice’ European Tour which begins in Leipzig, Germany in May and is expected to end on a high-note in July in Glasgow, Scotland.

‘Black Ice’ is their latest album released in October this year — and is their first new album in over eight years.

It’s bee well received by press critics as well as fans; the album was nominated for the Grammy music awards which will be held in Los Angeles in February next year.

‘Akka-Dakka’ as they are known by hometown fans, just finished a gig in Houston on Saturday,   critiqued by one writer as “one of the loudest concerts I’ve attended in some time”.

“ACDC grabbed fans by the throat for a 100 minute, out-of-control joy ride,” he wrote in The Orange Leader.

ACDC are set to deliver their all-time classic hits on their upcoming tour including famed rock anthems like Thunderstruck, Highway To Hell and Whole Lotta Rosie.

They are notorious for putting on a spectacle; most notably with guitarist Angus Young performing some unique dance moves while rocking out in his schoolboy outfit, which he habitually wears to each concert.

The band formed in Australia in 1973 and has sold more than 150 million albums worldwide; their best-selling album Back in Black sold 22 million copies in the US alone.

Reference:

AFP, “Austrian AC/DC concert sells out in minutes”, http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jLpDVvJFBhld6DmAtczKux5pgfWA, (18.12.08).

Tommy, Mann Jr, “AC/DC: Four decades and still rockn’”, The Orange Leader, http://www.orangeleader.com/entertainment/local_story_353014445.html, (18.12.09).

ACDC official website: http://www.acdc.com, (18.12.09).

Picture: Guitarist Angus Young, vocalist Brian Johnson

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