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Thursday 12 December 2019

AC/DC tickets for Dublin gig sell out in 20 minutes

Brian Johnson, right, lead singer of Australian rock band AC/DC, and guitarist Angus Young, left
Brian Johnson, right, lead singer of Australian rock band AC/DC, and guitarist Angus Young, left

Tickets for Aussie rockers AC/DC's Dublin date for July next year have sold out - in less than 20 minutes.

The band, who have just released their new album Rock or Bust, will play the Aviva stadium on July 1 2015 and tickets went on sale this morning at 9am.

There has been no announcement for a second date.

AC/DC are currently touring in support of their new album, Rock or Bust, which has hit number three in the billboard charts.

In July this year, the group's front man, Brian Johnson, said that they were "definitely coming back" to Ireland in the future.

Johnson said at the time that he had fond memories of the last gig that they played in Dublin, which was at the Point in 2009.

"We're definitely coming back, and yes we're defiantly touring," he said.

Guitar player Malcolm Young's family earlier this year confirmed he was suffering from dementia.

When Johnson promised the return visit, he referenced his band member's ill health.

"We don't know when [we'll return], you know, we're just going to hang fire till we see the Malcom situation," he said.

Since then, it has been confirmed that Young's nephew, Stevie Young, would fill in for him on the band's world tour in 2015

"I don't want to say too much because it sounds like you're bragging, but I'll say it sounds pretty good," Johnson said while recording the new album.

The band's drummer, Phil Rudd, has also been at the centre of controversy recently.

Last month, police in New Zealand charged the Australian with threatening to kill, which carries a maximum prison sentence of seven years, as well as possessing methamphetamine and marijuana. He pleaded not guilty and the case is ongoing.

It is unclear if Rudd will be touring with them for their 2015 dates, or if they will look to find a replacement.

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