Fans Hot For AC/DC’s Black Ice Tour
The band’s November 9 show at Boston’s TD Banknorth Garden sold out within 15 minutes as did the November 21 Columbus, Ohio, gig at that city’s Schottenstein Center. Toronto fans were a tad slower as the Rogers Centre took all of 30 minutes to sell every single ticket for the 25,000-seater arena.
But that’s just a small sampling of what venues and promoters hope will be a big ticket day tomorrow when shows for Wilkes-Barre, Chicago, Indianapolis, Detroit, New York, D.C., Philadelphia, East Rutherford, Minneapolis, Seattle, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Antonio, Atlanta and Charlotte go on sale. Tickets for the December 2 Oakland show go on sale Sunday.
AC/DC’s new album, Black Ice, which will be sold exclusively in the U.S. through Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club and ACDC.com, is set for an October 20 release. Fans buying their tickets on Ticketmaster.com will able to pre-order the CD when they purchase their tickets.
To deter scalpers from selling tickets above box office price, the band is using the Paperless Ticketing system. This means tickets will not be transferable, and concertgoers will need only the credit card they used to purchase the tickets and a picture I.D. to enter the venue.
But that ain’t all, folks. Word is more shows will be announced Monday.