Powderfinger Sells Out

Australian band Powderfinger remains a major draw card downunder. All 11 dates of the "Upstairs at the Downstairs" tour sold out on the first day.

The first tickets to the capital city shows sold out within five minutes of the onsale, with second shows for Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne selling out within 10 minutes.

A third Brisbane show also sold out. Second shows for Melbourne and Perth were announced. Powderfinger manager Paul Piticco said he and the band were "overwhelmed" by the response but they were likely not impressed when $73 tickets turned up within hours on eBay for $149.