AC/DC’s Chicago baseball park gig draws noise complaints

Between 15 and 20 complaints were made to a city councillor

AC/DC‘s sold-out gig at Chicago’s Wrigley Field stadium drew noise complaints on Tuesday night (September 15).

Local newspaper The Chicago Tribune reports that between 15 and 20 noise complaints were received from residents near the stadium.

Blabbermouth reports that the rockers’ performance lasted from 8-10pm, one hour before the stadium’s curfew of 11pm, but that three of the set’s songs included pyrotechnics.


There was also significant noise from helicopters above the stadium shooting aerial shots for for a live DVD.

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The Australian band’s early lead singer, who died in 1980, was recently honoured by fans who raised almost £50,000 for a statue in his Scottish hometown. Scott’s family relocated to Australia when he was six, but he could trace his roots to the town of Kirriemuir, near Dundee, where the statue will be placed.

It was funded through crowdsourcing, with the campaign so successful that it will also pay for a memorial garden in addition to the statue. DD8 Music, who are behind the fundraising effort, had drawn in £49,069 at the time of writing, with five days remaining to fund the campaign.

Kirriemuir celebrates Scott with an annual ‘Bonfest’, and the statue will be unveiled during the event next April.