They’re the world’s biggest rock band and earned $180 million on the road last year alone. And while they might be known for their outlaw ways (their drummer, Phil Rudd, was convicted of both threatening to kill and for possession of methamphetamine and marijuana last year) AC/DC have got the US authorities firmly on their side for their upcoming tour!
The Australian band reportedly obtained a judge’s order to direct federal marshals, and authorise local and state police and agents hired by the company to seize counterfeit T-shirts and other merchandise during the band’s upcoming U.S. tour! The first stop on the tour is Tacoma, Washington. and AC/DC want all offenders arrested and the counterfeit merch removed. The band are touring their 2014 release, Rock or Bust.
Named the second most profitable touring act of 2015, the rock powerhouse was beaten only by Taylor Swift, whose 1989 tour made more than US$250 million worldwide last year. As the song goes, Money talks, B.S. walks!