Aussie rockers AC/DC could have to cancel a sold-out concert because their big sound poses a danger to rare birds.

Animal rights campaigners are threatening legal action if the veteran band goes ahead with a gig planned for Wels airport in Austria in May. Hans Uhl of BirdLife said birds nesting in the area at the time would be threatened by anthems such as "Highway To Hell" and "You Shook Me All Night Long". "The second biggest colony of curlews in Upper Austria and various other ground-nesting birds must not become endangered," Mr Uhl said.

The event's 80,000 tickets were sold out within hours.


Source: dailytelegraph.com.au
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Posted: 27.12.2009 by Ellrohir



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Callo - 27.12.2009 at 12:19  
So the noise from the airport doesn't harm the birds at all?
Vladoso - 27.12.2009 at 12:45  
Maybe the planes are considered birds!!! At the end of the day they also fly...
Warman - 27.12.2009 at 13:01  
Written by Callo on 27.12.2009 at 12:19

So the noise from the airport doesn't harm the birds at all?

Hahaha, I didn't think about that. But remember that the airplanes doesn't make satanic "Highway to Hell" sounds.
The Shape 1973 - 27.12.2009 at 13:14  
It is a well known fact that curlews are fans of classic rock, most animals have better music taste than humans, my cat has formed a Kamelot tribute band and my tropical fish actually did the choir parts on Epica's new album.

If they don't like the noise, I always thought that birds could fly, they would come back when its finished.
Metal Maiden - 27.12.2009 at 15:55  
LOL...second in a row...
albatros - 27.12.2009 at 17:12  
I carry a burning hate against all fundamentalists in me. Even birds sometimes want to hear something more passionate than the joyless drivel of animal activists.
Got Mayhem? - 27.12.2009 at 17:39  
Im not an expert...but couldn't the birds fly away for a couple hours if they start to feel 'endangered'?
Inshushinak - 27.12.2009 at 17:54  
Wtf? birds ? where the hell is this fucking animal activitist from Iran my land ? people are dying there for nothing by the authorities just for fightin for theire first rights and nobody care but they care about a stupid birds in europe ? what i miss ? is it end of days or what?
Ellrohir - 27.12.2009 at 18:17  
Written by Inshushinak on 27.12.2009 at 17:54

people are dying there for nothing by the authorities just for fightin for theire first rights and nobody care


(offtopic) we do care about it, but what we can do? give you your freedom through the power of our armies, like USA did in Afghanistan and Iraq? would it help you?
BreadGod - 27.12.2009 at 18:22  
Screw the birds. They should play the concert regardless.
iMorphball - 27.12.2009 at 21:36  
Wait a minute... Yeah, no. Fuck it, AC/DC, just play it.
Paradox0 - 27.12.2009 at 22:29  
I would proudly use the tag "Our music kills endangered birds" as advertisement for my band if I had one. I guess Ice Bucket from Hell just might have found their nitch.
Doc Godin - 27.12.2009 at 23:19  
Fuck birds.
SBGMetal - 27.12.2009 at 23:25  
I hate birds what a useless animal!
jadawal - 27.12.2009 at 23:26  
Fuck ac/dc, save the birds.
Empty Spaces - 28.12.2009 at 01:56  
Old species must be extinct to make room for new species anyways!! We can't save all animals... and what's a better way for your species to go extinct than to AC/DCs Highway to Hell.
Ellrohir - 28.12.2009 at 02:17  
Rock'n'roll (and derivations) is a devil's work! should be exterminated by any means possible for the greater glory of the Lord
Kap'N Korrupt - 28.12.2009 at 04:44  
AC/DC should play on a giant floating barge in the middle of the Ocean and see if they can endanger some aquatic life too...actually, Manowar should do that...they WERE given the title The Loudest Band In The World...ACTUALLY, let Manowar play in place of AC/DC and see what the animal activists have to say about THAT!
Ellrohir - 28.12.2009 at 11:32  
Let Manowar play inside Hans Uhl's house...this should get us rid of him and the problem will be solved
The Shape 1973 - 28.12.2009 at 13:39  
Written by Ellrohir on 28.12.2009 at 11:32

Let Manowar play inside Hans Uhl's house...this should get us rid of him and the problem will be solved

This Hans Uhl guy, is he from some fairytale or something, I heard that he has a sister called Gret Uhl and they both like gingerbread.
iceland_Norway - 28.12.2009 at 13:43  
Ahahahahahaha what a great idea thinking that Manowar could play in Hans Uhl's House ahahahahahah could it be really damned strongly True Heavy Metal.

I think that Airplanes are disturbing a lot those kind of Birds since when that airport was built, Then I think so the Animalists are not in the right position to tell someting about this Situation. They have only the problem to believe in God and play Polka everydays. Ac/Dc are not a Polka Band, they play Hard Rock and the Fans have the right to be happy.

The Animalists said that this colony of Birds is the Second Largest one in the World.
Holy Man - 28.12.2009 at 17:47  
Dude... fuck those hippies...
necrovamp - 28.12.2009 at 18:48  
What an odd place to have a concert, at an aiport.

airplanes don't make bass noises such as a hard rock band do. who says these people belive in god and play polka and what has that gott o do with anything anyway?

I think ac/dc should go and play a proper venue like a stadium or something instead of going out their way to make a controversial stunt to gain publicity. which this obviously is.
Holy Man - 28.12.2009 at 18:54  
How bout if the stupid hippies do the leg-work and FIND the venue for AC/DC to play at, because the shit's already sold out... that would be more amicable. But hippies aren't amicable people... they're terrorists disguised as care bears....
Fat & Sassy! - 28.12.2009 at 20:44  
Written by Paradox0 on 27.12.2009 at 22:29

I would proudly use the tag "Our music kills endangered birds" as advertisement for my band if I had one. I guess Ice Bucket from Hell just might have found their nitch.


More specifically, "Our music kills *crows*". How fucking kvlt would that be? >:[
Kap'N Korrupt - 28.12.2009 at 22:14  
Written by Holy Man on 28.12.2009 at 18:54

How bout if the stupid hippies do the leg-work and FIND the venue for AC/DC to play at, because the shit's already sold out...


Oh man I think you just solved the problem...what a great idea! Seriously, if the activists have such a problem with it then why don't they use their resources to come with a solution and relocate the venue!
Paradox0 - 28.12.2009 at 22:17  
Written by Fat & Sassy! on 28.12.2009 at 20:44

Written by Paradox0 on 27.12.2009 at 22:29

I would proudly use the tag "Our music kills endangered birds" as advertisement for my band if I had one. I guess Ice Bucket from Hell just might have found their nitch.


More specifically, "Our music kills *crows*". How fucking kvlt would that be? >:[


Fuck the crows. "Our music kills flamencos" because I'm out for fucking blood on those things. They have no right being pink and gay.
Fat & Sassy! - 28.12.2009 at 22:22  
Written by Paradox0 on 28.12.2009 at 22:17

Written by Fat & Sassy! on 28.12.2009 at 20:44

Written by Paradox0 on 27.12.2009 at 22:29

I would proudly use the tag "Our music kills endangered birds" as advertisement for my band if I had one. I guess Ice Bucket from Hell just might have found their nitch.


More specifically, "Our music kills *crows*". How fucking kvlt would that be? >:[


Fuck the crows. "Our music kills flamencos" because I'm out for fucking blood on those things. They have no right being pink and gay.


Yeah, but crows... or even RAVENS are trve as fuck.
necrovamp - 28.12.2009 at 22:53  
Written by Guest on 28.12.2009 at 22:14

Written by Holy Man on 28.12.2009 at 18:54

How bout if the stupid hippies do the leg-work and FIND the venue for AC/DC to play at, because the shit's already sold out...


Oh man I think you just solved the problem...what a great idea! Seriously, if the activists have such a problem with it then why don't they use their resources to come with a solution and relocate the venue!




i would, but i live in the uk and on the dole, oh and i'm not a terrorist! although i will admit some animal rights activists are on the same level as terrorism.
Paradox0 - 28.12.2009 at 23:21  
Written by Fat & Sassy! on 28.12.2009 at 22:22

Written by Paradox0 on 28.12.2009 at 22:17

Written by Fat & Sassy! on 28.12.2009 at 20:44

Written by Paradox0 on 27.12.2009 at 22:29

I would proudly use the tag "Our music kills endangered birds" as advertisement for my band if I had one. I guess Ice Bucket from Hell just might have found their nitch.


More specifically, "Our music kills *crows*". How fucking kvlt would that be? >:[


Fuck the crows. "Our music kills flamencos" because I'm out for fucking blood on those things. They have no right being pink and gay.


Yeah, but crows... or even RAVENS are trve as fuck.


Fine

"Our music kills flamencos, crows, ravens, endangered birds...........and hummingbirds".
Holy Man - 28.12.2009 at 23:24  
Written by Guest on 28.12.2009 at 22:14

Written by Holy Man on 28.12.2009 at 18:54

How bout if the stupid hippies do the leg-work and FIND the venue for AC/DC to play at, because the shit's already sold out...


Oh man I think you just solved the problem...what a great idea! Seriously, if the activists have such a problem with it then why don't they use their resources to come with a solution and relocate the venue!

Right??? C'mon now hippies be part of the solution not part of the problem!! haaha.
Bleed4Metal - 29.12.2009 at 14:20  
GOD DAMN HIPPIES!!!!
AiwiAstwihad - 08.01.2010 at 11:51  
Both ridiculous and plausible...
Boxcar Willy - 10.11.2010 at 21:39  
Written by Doc Godin on 27.12.2009 at 23:19

Fuck birds.

indeed.
Boxcar Willy - 10.11.2010 at 21:40  
Written by jadawal on 27.12.2009 at 23:26

Fuck ac/dc, save the birds.
Fuck you and the birds.
jadawal - 10.11.2010 at 21:53  
Written by Boxcar Willy on 10.11.2010 at 21:40

Written by jadawal on 27.12.2009 at 23:26

Fuck ac/dc, save the birds.
Fuck you and the birds.


Fuck your bird and your stiff upper lip. And I still think ac/dc is horrible a year later.
Angelic Storm - 10.11.2010 at 22:00  
Written by The Shape 1973 on 27.12.2009 at 13:14

It is a well known fact that curlews are fans of classic rock, most animals have better music taste than humans, my cat has formed a Kamelot tribute band and my tropical fish actually did the choir parts on Epica's new album.


My cat once curled up in front of my amp when I was playing Painkiller on my guitar.
The Shape 1973 - 11.11.2010 at 21:23  
Written by Angelic Storm on 10.11.2010 at 22:00

Written by The Shape 1973 on 27.12.2009 at 13:14

It is a well known fact that curlews are fans of classic rock, most animals have better music taste than humans, my cat has formed a Kamelot tribute band and my tropical fish actually did the choir parts on Epica's new album.


My cat once curled up in front of my amp when I was playing Painkiller on my guitar.

Would have been better if he had headbanged along and joined in with some Rob Halford meows.
Angelic Storm - 11.11.2010 at 22:42  
Written by The Shape 1973 on 11.11.2010 at 21:23
Would have been better if he had headbanged along and joined in with some Rob Halford meows.


Im sure he would have done that if it was physically possible for him to do it. lol He loved metal. xD

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