Ticket rush for rock fans

New Album, Black Ice. Image courtesy of amazon.co.uk
New Album, Black Ice. Image courtesy of amazon.co.uk


Tickets for AC/DC sold out within an hour yesterday as thousands of fans phoned, clicked or queued for briefs for the Hampden Park show.

Tickets Scotland outlets in both Edinburgh and Glasgow had overnight queues for the show scheduled for June 30th.

Ricky Borthwick, Manager of Tickets Scotland, said: “We have had people asking us about it for months so we were expecting the rush, but everybody who queued got their tickets and for such a large crowd they were very well behaved.”

Fans have had a long wait to see the legendary rockers and those fortunate enough to receive tickets were ecstatic.

Jane Cameron queued from 6am in the morning in Edinburgh and said: “I am so excited! I’ve heard that they were coming for months but couldn’t believe it when they finally announced they were playing. I can’t wait!”

Another fan added: “I can’t believe they’re coming, I’ve waited years to see them and to see them at such a huge venue will be incredible.”

The show had been rumoured for months but oddly enough promoters had to wait on football results before announcing the date.

Mr Borthwick said: “They had to wait and see when Celtic went out of Europe as this could have changed the date of the Scottish Cup Final (Also played at Hampden Park).”