Halifax will need to keep a stiff upper lip as fans wait for the official announcement that AC/DC is coming to Moncton.
Rumours say the Aussie band will rock Magnetic Hill on Aug. 6th.
“Recently I heard it was confirmed for Moncton, and now we’re just waiting for the official announcement,” said Scott Ferguson, interim CEO of Trade Centre Ltd.
But the City of Moncton said no show has been signed yet and an AC/DC concert is still just a rumour at this point.
Contrary to popular belief, there’s no major rivalry between the two cities when it comes to concert venues, Ferguson said.
“Any success in Moncton or any of our sister cities is good for the region,” he said.
Moncton carved out the outdoor concert sector years ago while the Halifax Common has only been a viable concert venue for a few years now.
“They’ve developed a fine concert site so good luck to them,” Ferguson said.
AC/DC promoters have been negotiating a show in Atlantic Canada for about a year and Halifax put in a bid.
“Halifax is still proving itself as a venue for large outdoor shows,” he added.
“Once we get a few more shows on board for the Common, I think it will turn into the dominant site for the Maritimes.”
But it doesn’t mean it will be a quiet summer in Halifax — KISS will play the Common on July 18th.