AC/DC Sets New Attendance Record At Sydney's ANZ Stadium
February 23, 2010, 5 years ago
According to Dailytelegraph.com.au, AC/DC have officially knocked U2 off their perch as the biggest outdoor band in Australia, setting a new crowd record at Sydney's ANZ Stadium.
At noon yesterday, the band had sold 212,729 tickets for their three concerts at the stadium compared with 211,747 for U2's Vertigo tour in 2006.
As the cannons sounded at the end of 'For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)' last night, the gross for the record-breaking run in Sydney was expected to exceed $25 million. Add to that an expected $4 million in merchandising.
But AC/DC won't be investing all those takings for six hours work in the past five days in their super fund.
The Australian rockers are one of the biggest employers in the concert business.
In addition to the 105 people who travel with the band and supervise the production and running of the shows, each concert employs 500 security, ushers and other service staff.
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