We all knew AC/DC tickets would be popular, but I’m not sure anyone expected the aging rockers to break records. But the Aussie lads have defied expectation, selling out shows in record time.
A third show has gone on sale in both Sydney and Melbourne, after the originally scheduled shows sold out without 15 minutes this morning.
In the band’s home state, tickets for the first Perth show sold out in seven minutes, while the second sold out soon after.
Fans queuing up at the venues had the best luck, with the Ticketek website experiencing a major meltdown.
It’s great to see Australian artists being supported so fervently, but the darker side to all this is the scalpers.
eBay’s been flooded with tickets with inflated price tags.
“It’s very frustrating,” promoter Gary Van Egmond said of the eBay tickets.
“It’s impossible to combat. People were selling on eBay last week before the actual tickets had gone on sale and we had them taken off. But there’s nothing we can do. I feel sorry for the public. Fortunately there’s still tickets available for the third show in Melbourne (and Sydney) so they don’t need to buy them on eBay. It’s not fair.”
But Mr Van Egmond said he’s thrilled by the response to the Black Ice tour.
“We didn’t expect this kind of response, it’s been incredible. People were sleeping out overnight for tickets, which hasn’t happened for a long time.”
Here are the shows with tickets still on sale. Get in quick folks!
15 February 2010 – Etihad Stadium, Melbourne
22 February 2010 – ANZ Stadium, Sydney
25 & 27 February 2010 – QSAC Stadium, Brisbane
2 March 2010 – Adelaide Oval