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  posted on 9/24/2008 at 04:06 PM
I guess everyone in here probably knows about the upcoming AC/DC shows selling out really fast. I figured that the shows would sell out, but not this quick. Although, this is their first tour in 8 years, so I guess it's not a surprise. I hope that they come to Dallas, TX at some point on the tour, cause I don't really want to drive to San Antonio or Houston. But, they've played Dallas on every tour since Let There Be Rock, so I don't see why they wouldn't do it this time as well.
 
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  posted on 9/24/2008 at 04:09 PM
m.s.g. in new york sold out 2 shows in 4 min
 

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  posted on 9/24/2008 at 05:44 PM
i also think it is total bullsh*t that you pay $100 for the first or last row
 

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  posted on 9/24/2008 at 07:03 PM
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i also think it is total bullsh*t that you pay $100 for the first or last row

I totally agree. The whole deal with Walmart selling the new CD exclusively is BS. If anyone does buy it burn me a copy and I'll pay you for it instead of Walmart getting any of my money!

 

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  posted on 9/24/2008 at 07:57 PM
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i also think it is total bullsh*t that you pay $100 for the first or last row


Yeah I agree. I tried getting tickets this past weekend for the show here in Indy at Conseco fieldhouse and it would have been 107.00 after tickemasters fee for upper level about 3/4 of the away back from the stage. I declined and will pass unfortunatley ,and I LOVE AC/DC.
They should have lowered prices for the upper level seats.

Concerts and sports are becoming a rich persons game or someone foolish enough to pay these prices. I would say I live a comfortable living. I am not wealthy by any means and I am not poor either. I guess I am trying to be a little more responsible theses days since the economy is kinda screwed right now. The last pro football game I went to was about 11yrs ago and the last time for pro basketball was about 4 yrs ago. I guess it's what you are willing to pay and what is important to you as far as your entertainment dollar. I think it's outrageous any more and I do not attend very many concerts becasue of that reason, unless I can find prices and artist who are reasonable. I saw Derek Trucks this past summer 44.00 front row seats and it was well worth it. It just boogles me to hear how many people on this site go to as many shows as they do. I guess they got bucks or are hitting the low dollar shows that are more economical. I kinda of a tight wad anyways so that probably has something to do with it. Okay , I am off my soap box now.

 

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  posted on 9/25/2008 at 03:58 AM
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i also think it is total bullsh*t that you pay $100 for the first or last row

I totally agree. The whole deal with Walmart selling the new CD exclusively is BS. If anyone does buy it burn me a copy and I'll pay you for it instead of Walmart getting any of my money!


the wal mart deal is so the price stays low and the band gets promotion on the new cd. a lot of stores just put the new album on the shelf and think everyone is aware that the band has released a new cd. this is why journey and the eagles new albums sold so well. especially journey whose new album has sold like triple the amount of the bands 2005 release. fleetwood mac is looking for a wal mart exclusive deal for their 2009 album


i agree tickets are too much

 

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  posted on 10/29/2008 at 08:39 AM
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m.s.g. in new york sold out 2 shows in 4 min


Like mglowenstein, I paid the extra 40 bucks and joined the fan club, which netted me 7th row on the floor at the Garden. Don't get much better than that. I'll just charge my ticket buddy the extra 20. Beats paying a scalper any day!

And I agree...should have lowered the price for uppers. $95 is ridiculous for nosebleed seats.

GO AC/DC!!!

 

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  posted on 10/29/2008 at 08:44 AM
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i also think it is total bullsh*t that you pay $100 for the first or last row

I totally agree. The whole deal with Walmart selling the new CD exclusively is BS. If anyone does buy it burn me a copy and I'll pay you for it instead of Walmart getting any of my money!


the wal mart deal is so the price stays low and the band gets promotion on the new cd. a lot of stores just put the new album on the shelf and think everyone is aware that the band has released a new cd. this is why journey and the eagles new albums sold so well. especially journey whose new album has sold like triple the amount of the bands 2005 release. fleetwood mac is looking for a wal mart exclusive deal for their 2009 album


I like the fact they are thumbing their nose at itunes as well.

Even though it is Walmart, they are getting the record out and a lot more people
are aware of it.




i agree tickets are too much

 

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  posted on 10/29/2008 at 02:59 PM
I wouldn't pay what they are asking at this point in their careers. I saw them at MSG over twenty years ago when they were young and in their prime for a fraction of the price. With an excellent opening act of Fastway to boot. There is no way at this stage that they could come even close to those shows. So I'll save the money for the ABB Beacon run and fall back on my memories of awesome AC/DC shows. Hope they are really good for those prices.

 

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  posted on 10/29/2008 at 03:43 PM
Regularly when tickets first go on sale, bad tickets pop up because everyone is grabbing at the same time.

We were getting terrible blocks of 4 tickets for AC/DC the minute after they went on sale (for Atlanta). After about 30 minutes of trying, we were able to snag 3 blocks of two tickets each in the lower level, not far from the stage. $105 each.

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  posted on 10/29/2008 at 03:46 PM
Agreed 120% cost of the tickets are F%^&&**g crazy.I listened to their new album,I
highly recomend purchasing it to anybody,they can still rock the house.

 

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  posted on 10/29/2008 at 04:49 PM
October 28th, 2008

AC/DCíS BLACK ICE DEBUTS AT #1 IN 29 COUNTRIES

BLACK ICE WORLD TOUR KICKS OFF TONIGHT

(October 28, 2008 Ė New York, NY) Ė Released globally on Monday October 20, 2008, Black Ice tops sales charts in 29 Countries including the US, UK, Germany, Canada, France, Argentina, Japan, Australia, Belgium, Finland, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and more. In the US alone Black Ice has sold more than 780,000 units itís first week on sale, marking the bandís first ever debut entry at #1 on the album charts. Over 5 million copies of Black Ice have been shipped worldwide, combined with close to 5 million in catalog sold this year, the band are poised to sell over 10 million units this year alone.

In the US, Black Ice is being sold exclusively at Walmart, Sam's Club, and www.acdc.com. AC/DC LIVE: Rock Bandģ TrackPackô, featuring master recordings from the bandís fabled 1991 performance at Donnington Castle, will also be sold exclusively by Wal-Mart and Samís Club in November and in Europe, Australia and New Zealand beginning in early December. In addition, Columbia Records have partnered with Walmart and MTV to create ďAC/DC Rock Band StoresĒ in New Yorkís Times Square and in Los Angeles to give fans in the these cities fast access to the bandís newest items. These pop up stores have begun selling the album, AC/DC apparel, the Rock Band video game, and Rock Band branded apparel and accessories.

Rock N Roll Train, the first single from Black Ice, has topped US Rock Radio charts since its release in early September. Sirius XM Radio are also celebrating this exciting new chapter in the bandís history by creating ďAC/DC Radio,Ē a 24 hour station devoted playing the bandís classic rock songs and exclusive interviews with the band. AC/DC Radio will broadcast until January 15, 2009.

The anticipation for a new album and tour by AC/DC has ignited catalog sales. In the past 8 weeks alone AC/DCís catalog sales have exceeded 800,000 units worldwide. No Bull: The Directors Cut - a newly edited, comprehensive HD DVD of AC/DC's 1996 Plaza De Toros De Las Ventas concert in Madrid, Spain is currently #1 on Top Music Video chart. The first leg of the Black Ice World Tour kicks off tonight in Wilkes-Barre, PA and runs through April 23, 2009 in Birmingham, UK (see below for full itinerary).

 

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  posted on 10/29/2008 at 07:41 PM
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I wouldn't pay what they are asking at this point in their careers. I saw them at MSG over twenty years ago when they were young and in their prime for a fraction of the price. With an excellent opening act of Fastway to boot. There is no way at this stage that they could come even close to those shows. So I'll save the money for the ABB Beacon run and fall back on my memories of awesome AC/DC shows. Hope they are really good for those prices.


If I'd already seen them in my concertgoing career, I'd be with you. But I haven't.

Two weeks from tonight, I can check off yet another band from my Top Three Bands I've Never Seen--And Want To Before I (or they) Die List. YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Remaining on that list:
Aerosmith
Foo Fighters (I just don't want to see them at the Garden; I wanna see 'em at a theater so I'll catch 'em on the way back down)
Buddy Guy

 

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  posted on 10/29/2008 at 08:14 PM
This is from an article from Music Radar.

Kind of an interesting take on the AC DC history in relation to the economy.

Do AC/DC sales equal economic doom?

He points out that AC/DC's biggest-selling albums Ė 1980's Back In Black, 1990's The Razor's Edge and 2008's Black Ice Ė have all coincided with recessions. And AC/DC released their first album, in 1973, just at the onset of the oil crisis.

When the economy was more buoyant, say in 1985, the AC/DC album of that year (Fly On The Wall) was a relative flop.

"AC/DC's appeal in unpredictable times is straightforward," argues Petridis, likely with his tongue in his cheek. "People crave something uncomplicated and dependable in a time of uncertainty, and rock music has never produced a band so uncomplicated and dependable as AC/DC."

Is that really the appeal of AC/DC? Does their no-fuss rock'n'roll make hard times easier to tolerate?

Or is Black Ice simply one of their best albums?


 
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