Austrian AC/DC Concert Sells Out In Minutes


December 17, 2008

Tickets for a concert by hard rock band AC/DC in Vienna sold out within minutes on Wednesday, a spokesman for the group said.

The concert is set for May 24 at the 50,000-capacity Ernst Happel stadium where the final of the Euro 2008 football tournament was held in June, and promoters are said to be considering a second concert in the Austrian capital.

In October, the group released its first album in eight years to rave reviews, massive sales and a nomination for the Grammy music awards.

Formed in Australia in 1973, AC/DC is famed for rock anthems “Let There Be Rock,” “Whole Lotta Rosie” and “Highway to Hell.”

Their theatrical stage show features the piercing vocals of Brian Johnson and the distinctive riffs of lead guitarist Angus Young, who habitually plays dressed in a schoolboy’s uniform.

They have sold more than 150 million albums worldwide, with the best-selling 1980 “Back in Black” album selling 22 million in the United States alone — surpassed only by Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”

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