All 30,000 tickets to AC/DC's June 5, 2010 concert in Horsens, Denmark sold out within 46 minutes after they went on sale this past Friday, January 29.
Traffic to the web site of Billetlugen, a Danish company that sells tickets to concerts, was reportedly so massive during the time that AC/DC tickets were available that the site ground to a halt.
AC/DC's music will be used extensively in the upcoming summer superhero blockbuster "Iron Man 2", as a result of a new collaboration between Columbia Records and Marvel Studios. A new video for the song "Shoot To Thrill", incorporating exclusive footage from the movie, premiered online Tuesday (January 26), while an album called "AC/DC: Iron Man 2", featuring 15 classic tracks from the band, will arrive in stores on April 19, less than three weeks before the movie's May 7 release date.
Like AC/DC's most recent album, 2008's "Black Ice", the "Iron Man" package will be sold through Wal-Mart and also through Amazon, with special CD and vinyl editions being readied.
The track listing for "AC/DC: Iron Man 2" ranges from 1978 to 2008, including tunes like "Rock 'N' Roll Damnation", "Thunderstruck", "Back In Black", "If You Want Blood (You've Got It)", "T.N.T.", "Highway To Hell" and others.
"Iron Man 2" finds Robert Downey Jr. returning in the title role, along with Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell and Mickey Rourke as new villain Whiplash.
Meanwhile, AC/DC has also been confirmed as one of the headliners for this year's Download festival, set for June 11-13 at Donington Park in the U.K. According to NME.com, one of the event's organizers told a British radio show that AC/DC could play its classic 1980 album "Back In Black" in its entirety at the festival to celebrate the album's 30th anniversary. Organizer Andy Copping said, "I'm not saying it's going to happen, but it's a possibility."
"Back In Black" was the first AC/DC album recorded after the death of lead singer Bon Scott. The album was a monster hit, eventually selling over 22 million copies in the U.S. and 49 million worldwide, making it the fifth best-selling album of all time in the U.S. and second in the world, after MICHAEL JACKSON's "Thriller".
Frontman Brian Johnson, who made his debut on the album, told The Pulse of Radio a while back that he had no idea how successful "Back In Black" would be. "I'd just melted me brain in there, and I didn't know if it was good or bad," he said. "That was the first time I'd been in the Bahamas, anyway, or near America, you know, and you (have to) remember, I was just fascinated by the whole culture and all, and I had no idea what the hell I was doing! And (laughs) lucky, really — I was a bit lucky, I think."