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AC/DC Tour: Adelaide Oval 21st November

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    Tickets will be available from the 20th of April.

    Adelaide Oval on the 21st of November.

     

     

    Rockers AC/DC bring Rock Or Bust world tour to Australian stadiums in November

     

     

     

     

     

     


     

     

     


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    AC/DC 2015 ... The lineup for Rock or Bust world tour includes rhythm guitarist Stevie Young and drummer Chris Slade. Picture: Supplied, AC/DC Source: Supplied

     

     

    ROCKERS AC/DC won’t be sending their fans on a highway to credit card hell when they bring their Rock Or Bust world tour back home to stadiums in November.

     

    The band who formed in Sydney’s western suburbs four decades ago have insisted tickets be restricted to the affordable $99 and $159.

    Promoter Garry Van Egmond, who has worked with AC/DC on seven tours over 30 years, said the egalitarian band also bans pre-sales or the expensive meet-and-greet packages which other acts leverage for thousands of dollars.

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    The original ... Band members Mark Evans, Bon Scott, Phil Rudd, Malcolm Young and Angus Young in their tour bus, 1970s. Picture: Gary Graham Source: News Corp Australia

     

     

     

    “They have always been conscious of the fans and that everyone should have the same opportunity to buy the best seats,” he said.

    “They want their fans to be able to afford to come see them play.”

    AC/DC kick off their live campaign with the new line-up at the famed Coachella Festival in California this weekend.

    Taking over from co-founder Malcolm Young, who retired suffering from dementia, is nephew Stevie.

    Embattled drummer Phil Rudd has been replaced by Chris Slade who played with the hard rock elders from 1989 to 1994 and returned behind the kit for their Grammys performance in February.

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    Rocking out ... Brian Johnson and Angus Young still love performing after four decades. Picture: AC/DC Source: News Limited

     

     

     

    The Rock Or Bust world tour will begin in Holland on May 5 where the band will reveal their lavish giant stage and props.

    AC/DC remain one of the biggest concert acts in the world, selling out a phenomenal 1.75 million tickets for the European leg of the tour in less than 24 hours.

    During their last run around Australia and New Zealand on the Black Ice stadium tour in 2010, they played to 720,000 loyal fans.

    Mr Van Egmond said they were one of only a handful of bands who could add another generation of fans to their audience for each tour.

    “It’s grandfathers, fathers and sons now. But they also have a big female fanbase with 35 per cent of tickets sold on the last tour bought by women,” he said.

    “And we only had 12 arrests out of 720,000 people during that tour because the band create such a good vibe.”

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    Old line-up ... Malcolm Young and Phil Rudd are no longer with the band. Picture: Robert Knight Archive / Redferns Source: Supplied

     

     

     

    While pundits would assume that Rock Or Bust could be their last global jaunt, Van Egmond disagrees and said the band have shown no signs of wanting to hang up their instruments after this tour.

    “Honestly, I don’t think they are ever going to give it up because they are so passionate about it,” he said.

    “I remember Brian saying after one of the Sydney concerts last time ‘Do you want me to go back to playing the pubs again?’ Playing is what they do.”

    AC/DC will kick off the tour at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium on November 4, then head to Brisbane’s QSAC on November 12, Adelaide Oval on November 21, Domain Stadium, Perth on November 27 and Etihad Stadium, Melbourne on December 6.

    They played 11 concerts in Australia on the Black Ice tour and the scheduling suggests they will do multiple shows to meet demand.

    Tickets go on sale on April 20

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