Fans left thunderstruck after AC/DC forced off stage

Australian hard rock band AC/DC performing at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015. The veteran rockers are back in Australia as part of their Rock Or Bust World Tour.
Australian hard rock band AC/DC performing at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015. The veteran rockers are back in Australia as part of their Rock Or Bust World Tour. AAP Image - Joel Carrett

FANS at AC/DC's gig in Wellington were left "thunderstruck" last night after the Aussie rockers were forced from the stage at Westpac Stadium because of technical problems.

The band had played just two songs before being forced from the stage.

Local promoter Sandra Roberts said the band stopped the show while power problems affecting the sound quality were fixed.

The band was off stage for more than 30 minutes, leaving a crowd of about 30,000 fans waiting in wet and windy weather conditions.

Some punters took to Twitter to vent their frustrations.


Roberts said the band had been eager to return to the stage as soon as they could.

Wild Wellington weather was almost certainly the cause of the electrical fault, she said.

"There's high wind driving rain into the stadium so a bit of water has got into some of the electrical equipment."

AC/DC is playing two concerts on their final tour of New Zealand, and are to play at Auckland's Western Springs on Tuesday.

The band's two-hour set of their greatest hits was due to end about 10.30pm.

It is understood they had consent to perform at Westpac Stadium until 11pm.

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