According to News.com.au, more than 300,000 tickets were sold for AC/DC‘s upcoming Australian tour within hours of the “Rock Or Bust” stadium shows going on sale Monday morning.
The promoter added second concerts in Sydney and Melbourne just an hour after the box office opened, with reports there were few tickets left for those shows within seven minutes.
The band kick off their official “Rock Or Bust” world tour on May 5 in Holland.
“Rock Or Bust” was released on December 2, 2014 and is AC/DC‘s first album without guitarist Malcolm Young, who is suffering from dementia. He has been replaced by nephew Stevie Young.
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd was arrested last November at his home in Tauranga on charges of threatening to kill and possession of methamphetamine and cannabis.
One-time AC/DC drummer Chris Slade officially joined the band’s lineup for its performance on the February 8 Grammy Awards telecast. Slade will also be behind the kit for the group’s upcoming world tour.