Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


AC/DC Smash NZ Box Office Records


AC/DC Smash NZ Box Office Records
1 in 50 Kiwis snap up tickets
Tickets still available to all concerts

The world’s greatest rock band AC/DC smashed New Zealand box office records when tickets to their BLACK ICE WORLD TOUR went on sale for their Wellington and Auckland shows this week.

More than 85,000 tickets have been sold across the two cities – that’s 1 in 50 New Zealanders buying a ticket to the rock and roll extravaganza.

Tuesday – the day AC/DC went on sale -- was Ticketek’s biggest sales day in Wellington ever! More tickets were sold on the internet than ever before for a Wellington event. And AC/DC’s smashed the record for the fastest ever rollover to a second show for a stadium event in Wellington.

Due to the huge demand, a second and final wellington concert was put on sale within hours of the first going on sale.

Tickets to the 2nd Wellington show on Saturday January 30 – are still available through Ticketek .. but fans are urged to be quick!

In Auckland, 48,000 tickets were sold in three hours – again setting the benchmark for the fastest selling concert in Auckland’s history. Tickets are still available for this concert with Ticketmaster.

Concert promoter Garry Van Egmond is ecstatic with the response from New Zealand.

“There has been huge demand for tickets to AC/DC all around the world and New Zealand proved it’s no exception. You love the band as much as everyone else.

“Fans now span the generations. We had people queuing in Auckland and Wellington through the night to be first in line on Tuesday morning. They ranged in age from five upwards. AC/DC has such broad appeal and the concert is no ordinary concert. It’s an event.”

AC/DC will blast their way through New Zealand with one of the largest stage productions ever seen. The production will be moved around the country by 48 semi-trailers.

Mr Van Egmond says that Western Springs is tipped to be the “jewel in the crown” of the Australasian tour.

“It’s iconic as a concert venue and it’s natural amphitheatre makes it one of the best places to hold a rock concert in this part of the world.”

It will be the band’s first time in New Zealand for 13 years and will - without any question - produce the most spectacular event ever staged in this country.

AC/DC’s BLACK ICE Tour
New Zealand Tour Dates:

Thursday, 28 January – WELLINGTON – Westpac Stadium
Saturday, 30 January – WELLINGTON – Westpac Stadium

Thursday 4 February – AUCKLAND – Western Springs


Tickets are $159.90 and are on sale @ Ticketek (Wellington concert) and Ticketmaster (Auckland concert).

For further information on AC/DC visit: For further information on AC/DC visit: www.acdc.com
For further information on the AC/DC New Zealand tour visit: www.acdctour.co.nz

Australasian Tour presented by:
Garry Van Egmond and Chugg Entertainment.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Scoop Review Of Books: Q&A: Prue Hyman On ‘Hopes Dashed?’

For Scoop Review of Books, Alison McCulloch interviewed Prue Hyman about her new book, part of the BWB Texts series, Hopes Dashed? The Economics of Gender Inequality More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Chuck Berry (And James Comey, And Bill English)

Back when many people were still treating rock’n’roll as a passing fad – was calypso going to be the new thing? – Chuck Berry knew that it had changed popular music forever. What is even more astonishing is that this 30-ish black r&b musician from a middle class family in St Louis could manage to recreate the world of white teenagers, at a time when the very notion of a “teenager” had just been invented. More>>

Howard Davis Review:
The Baroque Fusion Of L'arpeggiata

Named after a toccata by German composer Girolamo Kapsberger, L'Arpeggiata produces its unmistakable sonority mainly from the resonance of plucked strings, creating a tightly-woven acoustic texture that is both idiosyncratic and immediately identifiable. Director Christina Pluhar engenders this distinctive tonality associated with the ensemble she founded in 2000 by inviting musicians and vocalists from around the world to collaborate on specific projects illuminated by her musicological research. More>>

African Masks And Sculpture: Attic Discovery On Display At Expressions Whirinaki

Ranging from masks studded with nails and shards of glass to statues laden with magical metal, the works are from ethnic groups in nine countries ranging from Ivory Coast to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. More>>

Obituary: Andrew Little Remembers Murray Ball

“Murray mined a rich vein of New Zealand popular culture and exported it to the world. Wal and Dog and all the other Kiwi characters he crafted through Footrot Flats were hugely popular here and in Australia, Europe and North America." More>>

ALSO:

Organised Choas: NZ Fringe Festival 2017 Awards

Three more weeks of organised chaos have come to an end with the Wellington NZ Fringe Arts Festival Awards Ceremony as a chance to celebrate all our Fringe artists for their talent, ingenuity, and chutzpah! More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Wellington Writer Wins $US165,000 Literature Prize

Victoria University of Wellington staff member and alumna Ashleigh Young has won a prestigious Windham-Campbell Literature Prize worth USD$165,000 for her book of essays Can You Tolerate This? More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: We’re All Lab Rats

A couple of years ago, there were reports that Silicon Valley executives were sending their children to tech-free schools. It was a story that dripped of irony: geeks in the heart of techno-utopia rejecting their ideology when it came to their own kids. But the story didn’t catch on, and an awkward question lingered. Why were the engineers of the future desperate to part their gadgets from their children? More>>

  • CensusAtSchool - Most kids have no screen-time limits
  • Netsafe - Half of NZ high school students unsupervised online
  • Get More From Scoop

     
     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
    Culture
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news