Have a drink on me? Not at AC/DC’s Auckland, New Zealand show. She might have the Jack, but there will be no Jack Daniels, AC/DC beer, or any other alcohol for that matter at the show, taking place on December 15th. According to Stuff New Zealand, there will be a temporary ban on alcohol at Western Springs Stadium in Auckland. And what’s worse, the 24-hour ban, which was unanimously approved, doesn’t just go for the stadium, but also the surrounding streets.
Senior Sergeant Antony Wilson wrote a letter to Stephen Town, chief executive of Auckland Council, requesting the dry zone around Western Springs Stadium.
He states that temporary liquor bans have “significantly assisted in curbing alcohol-related harm and offending in public areas”.
Chambers says there was sufficient evidence of the potential alcohol-related harm to justify the dry street ban given by Inspector Gary Davey at the meeting.
“He went through the levels of intoxication and alcohol related harm that was likely at this type of event,” Chambers says.
Those caught consuming or possessing alcohol from 6am on December 15 to 6am December 16th will be fined $250. It seems like the person that would benefit the most from the alcohol ban would be the band’s former drummer Phil Rudd.