AC/DC Show Business Is Big Business


May 24, 2009

Paul Cashmere of reports that 2.3% of Australia`s population bought an AC/DC ticket yesterday. There are 21 million people in Australia and half a million will see Acca Dacca next year.

Credit crunch? Not in AC/DC land. With more than 500,000 tickets sold in Australia yesterday that created a cash flow of more than $60 million.

Ticketing agency Ticketek reported that the sales made history. In the 30 years that the company has been around, that was the most ticket sales in one day for one act ever.

In Sydney, you could not get a ticket for the first show after 12 minutes.

At the peak of demand and capacity, 3,400 tickets were being sold per minute.

AC/DC dates are:

Feb 11, 13 and 15, Melbourne, Etihad Stadium
Feb 18, 20 and 22, Sydney, ANZ Stadium
Feb 25 and 27, Brisbane, QSAC
March 2, Adelaide, Adelaide Oval
March 6 and 8, Perth, Subiaco

Courtesy of and