Tickets for three AC/DC shows went on sale Friday, selling almost as fast as it takes to listen to the band’s new CD, Black Ice.
The band’s November 9 show at Boston’s TD Banknorth Garden sold out within 15 minutes as did the November 21 Columbus, Ohio, show at Schottenstein Center. Toronto fans were a bit slower as the Rogers Centre took almost 30 minutes to sell out the 25,000-seat arena.
But that’s just a small sampling of what venues and promoters hope will be a big ticket day on Saturday 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.
Don’t give up if you missed out on the first round of ticket sales, word is more shows will be announced Monday.