Tickets for AC/DC's Rock or Bust tour have gone on sale this afternoon, with tens of thousands of Kiwi music fans snapping up tickets in a matter of hours.

Over 30,000 tickets for the two New Zealand stadium shows were sold in four hours.

Promoter Garry Van Egmond said he was delighted with the enthusiasm shown by fans.

The Rock or Bust tour had been specifically designed for stadiums worldwide to ensure as many fans as possible could see AC/DC perform live, Van Egmond said.

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"We have good capacity but tickets are selling fast. If you're thinking about going, don't think too long about it."

AC/DC will play in Wellington on December 12 at Westpac Stadium, and in Auckland on December 15 at Western Springs.

The band has already played to record crowds in Europe, setting a world record for the number of sold tickets within the shortest timespan in Germany - more than 300,000 tickets sold-out in 77 minutes.

They staged the biggest concert ever held in Austria, rocking out with 115,000 people.

There has also been huge demand for tickets in Australia, forcing second shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane.