Tuesday, December 16, 2014

MORE TOUR UPDATES + IMOLA 2015, THE ONLY ITALIAN SHOW OF AC/DC

Second show for Zurich was just announced today after the first show sold out in less than 20 minutes (at least online). You can get the updated page with all the shows here


Tomorrow it will be the big day for all AC/DC ticket hunters as most shows will go on sale at 9am including the only concert in Italy which will take place in Imola, one of the historic Italian venues when it comes to Rock festivals. Only 3 hours from Abruzzo! You can buy tickets here:


Below the official press release from the Italian Promoter, Barley Arts.

GOOD LUCK!




Comunicato Stampa

DOPO IL SOLD OUT DELL’ULTIMO CONCERTO IN ITALIA NEL 2010 A UDINE
IN UNO STADIO FRIULI INVASO DA 50.000 FAN IN DELIRIO
TORNANO GLI AC/DC



L’UNICO CONCERTO IN ITALIA
9 LUGLIO 2015 - IMOLA
+ Special Guest

LA BAND - LEGGENDA DEL ROCK MONDIALE
ALL’AUTODROMO INTERNAZIONALE "ENZO E DINO FERRARI"
PER IL PIÙ GRANDE EVENTO OPEN AIR DELL’ESTATE 2015

DA DOMANI BIGLIETTI DISPONIBILI IN PREVENDITA

Tornano gli AC/DC! Dopo il sold out dell’ultimo concerto in Italia nel 2010 a Udine, in uno Stadio Friuli invaso da 50.000 fan in delirio, domani aprono le prevendite per l’unico e imperdibile concerto degli AC/DC nel nostro Paese (organizzato da Barley Arts) il 9 luglio all’Autodromo Internazionale "Enzo e Dino Ferrari" di Imola.

La band-leggenda del rock mondiale infiammerà così, con la sua energia e i suoi riff inconfondibili, una location storica per la musica live in Italia, per il più grande evento open air dell’estate 2015 dedicato ad un unico artista internazionale.

Le prevendite per il concerto degli AC/DC partiranno da domani (mercoledì 17 dicembre) alle ore 10.00 di mattina, in contemporanea online su www.ticketone.it e nei punti vendita del circuito Vivaticket (lista completa su www.vivaticket.it). Il prezzo del biglietto (posto unico) è di 75 euro (più 11,25 euro di prevendita) e su entrambi i canali di vendita saranno acquistabili al massimo 4 biglietti per transazione. Non sono previsti VIP packages, early entry o simili iniziative.

Quello di Imola è l’unica data in Italia di un tour mondiale, il "ROCK OR BUST WORLD TOUR", con cui gli AC/DC porteranno live i loro più grandi successi e presenteranno per la prima volta dal vivo i brani del loro ultimo album di inediti ‘Rock Or Bust’, in testa alle classifiche in Italia e in tutto il mondo! Sarà inoltre il primo tour senza Malcom Young, che ha recentemente lasciato la band per motivi di salute. Al suo posto Stevie Young, nipote dei membri fondatori Angus e Malcolm Young, che ha suonato la chitarra ritmica in ‘Rock or Bust’ e che accompagnerà la band sul palco.

Pubblicato il 1 dicembre scorso, ‘Rock Or Bust’ contiene 11 brani inediti e viene pubblicato a sei anni di distanza da “Black Ice”, album del 2008 che ha riscosso un grandioso successo mondiale. Il disco, registrato nella primavera del 2014 al Warehouse Studio di Vancouver, prodotto da Brendan O’Brien e mixato da Mike Fraser, ha ricevuto recensioni molto positive da tutta la stampa mondiale, che lo ha già definito ‘uno dei punti più alti raggiunti dagli AC/DC nella loro lunghissima e gloriosa carriera’.

Il concerto degli AC/DC a Imola rappresenta per Barley Arts un grande ritorno ai raduni rock internazionali in Emilia Romagna, regione dove ha sempre portato la grande musica rock, già dagli anni ’80, con lo storico festival Monsters of Rock, fino al più recente Flippaut Rock Festival.

L’evento si svolgerà nel Paddock Rivazza, una delle zone più verdi e accoglienti dell’autodromo e, come tutti gli eventi Barley, sarà caratterizzato dalla massima attenzione verso le migliaia di fan che accorreranno da tutta Italia e Europa.


Milano, 16 dicembre 2014


Monday, December 15, 2014

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

AC/DC EUROPEAN TOUR 2015 - OFFICIAL CONCERTS AND TICKETS PRESALE

Here's the complete list of all the dates confirmed so far with a link to the official presale of the tickets (Thanks Rafael W. for the precious help)


AC/DC European Tour 2015

05.05.2015 Arnheim / Gelredome (Netherlands)
Tickets: 17.12.2014 10:00 am local time
Price: 81,40 € - 86,90 €
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08.05.2015 Nürnberg / Zeppelinfeld (Germany)
Tickets: 17.12.2014 9:00 am local time
Price: 80 € + fees
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10.05.2015 Dresden / Rinne Festwiese Ostragehege (Germany)
Tickets: 17.12.2014 9:00 am local time
Price: 80 € + fees
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14.05.2015 Zeltweg / Red Bull Racetrack (Austria)
Tickets: tba
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16.05.2015 Hockenheim /Hockenheimring (Germany)
Tickets: 17.12.2014 9:00 am local time
Price: 80 € + fees
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19.05.2015 München / Olympiastadion (Germany)
Tickets: 17.12.2014 9:00 am local time
Price: 80 € + fees
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21.05.2015 München / Olympiastadion (Germany)
Tickets: 17.12.2014 9:00 am local time
Price: 80 € + fees
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23.05.2015 Paris / Stade de France (France)
Tickets: 18.12.2014 10:00 am local time

23.05.2015 Paris / Stade de France (France)
Tickets: 18.12.2014 10:00 am local time
http://www.gdp.fr
http://www.ticketmaster.fr/fr/manifestation/acdc-billet/idmanif/333021
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29.05.2015 Barcelona / Estadio Olimpico (Spain)
Tickets: tba. (17.12.2014 10:00 am local time)
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31.05.2015 Madrid / Estadio Vicente Calderón (Spain)
Tickets: tba. (17.12.2014 10:00 am local time)
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05.06.2015  – Zurich, CH - Letzigrund Stadium
www.ticketcorner.ch/Tickets-ac-dc.html

 07.06.2015– Zurich, CH - Letzigrund Stadium
www.ticketcorner.ch/Tickets-ac-dc.html

19.06.2015 Köln / Jahnwiesen (Germany)
Tickets: 17.12.2014 9:00 am local time
Price: 80 € + fees
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21.06.2015 Hannover / Messe (Germany)
Tickets: 17.12.2014 9:00 am local time
Price: 80 € + fees
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25.06.2015 Berlin / Olympiastadion (Germany)
Tickets: 17.12.2014 9:00 am local time
Price: 80 € + fees
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28.06.2015 Glasgow / Hempden Park (Scotland)
Tickets: 17.12.2014 9:30 am local time (10:30 am mainland Europe!)
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01.07.2015 Dublin / Aviva Stadium (Ireland)
Tickets: 17.12.2014 9:00 am local time (10:00 am mainland Europe!)
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04.07.2015 London / Wembley Stadium (England)
Tickets: 17.12.2014 9:30 am local time (10:30 am mainland Europe!)
Prices: General Admission: £72.50 / Upper Tier: £65
Tickets limited to four per person!
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09.07.2015 Imola / Autodromo Int. Enzo e Dino Ferrari (Italy)
Tickets: 17.12.2014 10:00 am local time
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12.07.2015 Gelsenkirchen / Veltins Arena (Germany)
Tickets: 17.12.2014 9:00 am local time
Price: 80 € + fees
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15.07.2015 Roskilde / Dyrskueplads (Denmark)
Tickets: 17.12.2014 10:00 am local time
Price: DKK 715,-
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17.07.2015 Oslo / Valle Hovin Stadium (Norway)
Tickets: 17.12.2014 9:00 am local time
Price: NOK 835,-
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19.07.2015 Stockholm (Solna) / Friends Arena (Sweden)
Tickets: 17.12.2014 9:00 am local time
Price: SEK 495 - 895 
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22.07.2015 Hämeenlinna / Kantolan Tapahtumapuisto (Finland)
Tickets: 17.12.2014 8:00 am local time
Price: 86,50 €
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25.07.2015 Warszawa / Stadion Narodowy (Poland)
Tickets: 17.12.2014 9:00 am local time




Tickets for the AC/DC German shows - ON SALE NOW

Tickets for all AC/DC German concerts announced so far are available on the official German website (including a second show for Munich which was added due to high ticket demand). Some sections (e.g. Pitch) are already selling fast so be quick and good luck!

More details will become available for the other officially confirmed concerts which will go on sale starting from this coming Wednesday.

Click here to buy your tickets for the AC/DC German concerts!

http://www.eventim.de/tickets.html?affiliate=GRI&fun=erdetail&doc=erdetaila&erid=1312841&xtor=EPR-1008-[Ticketalarm_2014]


Friday, December 12, 2014

German tour 2015 - Dates

Update

08.05.2015, Nürnberg - Zeppelinfeld
10.05.2015, Dresden - Rinne Dresden
16.05.2015, Hockenheim - Hockenheimring
19.05.2015, München - Olympiastadion
19.06.2015, Köln - Jahnwiesen
21.06.2015, Hannover - Messe
25.06.2015, Berlin - Olympiastadion
12.07.2015, Gelsenkirchen - Veltins Arena

EUROPEAN TOUR 2015 -UPDATE

/// AC/DC TOUR : Update at 12:15 PM

May 05th 2015 Arnhem (Netherlands)
May 29th 2015 Barcelona ( Spain )
May 31th 2015 Madrid ( Spain )

June 28th 2015 Glasgow ( UK )

July 01st 2015 Dublin ( UK )
July 04th 2015 London ( UK )
July 15th 2015 Roskilde (Denmark)
July 17th 2015 Oslo (Norway )
July 19th 2015 Solna ( Sweden )
July 22th 2015 Hämeenlinna ( Finland )
July 25th 2015 Warsaw ( Poland )

FIRST OFFICIAL DATES - UK TOUR + IRELAND!

UK DATES OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED TODAY: 

Glasgow / Hampden Park June 28th 2015
Dublin / Aviva Stadium July 1st 2015
London / Wembley Stadium July 4th 2015

Tickets sale starts December 17th 2014 at 9.30 am




Thursday, December 11, 2014

A CIGARETTE WITH ANGUS YOUNG - London 2014

Matteo Abruzzo and Angus with AC/DC Fantography

If you are a reader of the AC/DC Abruzzo blog you know that we managed to meet Angus many times in the last few years. And for each time we have special and unique memories, which we tried to describe in our blog posts. 

Well, we had the privilege to meet Angus again during the Rock or Bust promotional tour in London. And this time we spent about 20 minutes with Angus, namely the time for two cigarettes and a long chat about a variety of topics... From the London Hammersmith 2003 show to the Abruzzo 2009 earthquake. And of course we talked about the new Rock or Bust album and next tour.

We also managed to finally show the second photobook published by AC/DC Abruzzo on the Black Ice Tour (with German fan Stonebreaker): AC/DC FANTOGRAPHY "From Hammersmith to Bilbao 2003-2010".


A CIGARETTE WITH ANGUS - LONDON 2014
 
Angus' cigarette

Matteo Abruzzo: Hey Angus! Thank you very much. We missed you a lot in the last years. It means a lot to us that you came back with an album. It must have been tough without Malcolm but we fans really appreciate it...

Angus: Thank you!

Matteo Abruzzo: Last time we met with you was here in London in 2011, for the launch of the Live at River Plate DVD.

Angus: Yes, I remember... 

Matteo Abruzzo: But the last time we had a cigarette together was in Australia... In Sydney...

Angus: Mhm ... (Angus thinks...) Not in Perth? Outside the hotel...

Matteo Abruzzo: Oh yes, it was in Perth! Wow! You remember better than us. But now I moved to Dubai.

Angus: Dubai?!? (puzzled Angus)

Matteo Abruzzo: Yes, Angus. I need to make the money to afford the next tour especially now that the situation is so bad in Italy.

Angus: I remember you are from Abruzzo. How is it going there? I remember there was an earthquake some time ago. Did they fix everything?

Matteo Abruzzo: Well, not really. It was a catastrophe for the area. They are rebuilding it slowly. Of course there were some corruption and some mafias involved, as usual... 

Angus: Mafias? (Angus giggles)

Matteo Abruzzo: Typical of Italy... But in the end both of us don't live there anymore. I live in Dubai and Stefano lives here. He works in that restaurant over there.

Angus: Oh really? (interested Angus). You work as a chef?

Stefano D'Abruzzo: No... I work with wines...

Angus: You work with wines? ... Like you are a somm... A wine taster!

Stefano D'Abruzzo: A sommelier...

Angus: yes yes... I can't never pronounce it correctly... a wine taster... They pay you to drink expensive wine (Angus laughs)

Everybody laughs - First cigarette almost finished

Matteo Abruzzo: Hey Angus, can we show you our second book about the Black Ice tour. We did over 85 shows, we travelled all over the world and we told the story in a book...

SHOWING THE BOOK TO ANGUS - Second cigarette is lighted

Showing the Hammersmith 2003 photos to Angus
Rock and Roll selfie

Angus: Oh there is a section on Hammersmith show... I remember that one...

Matteo Abruzzo: Yes, that was an incredible show...

Matteo Abruzzo: We are looking forward to the next tour. According to some rumours it will start in March.

Angus: March?!? That's a bit too early. We need more time to plan and organize everything... No, not March...

Matteo Abruzzo: Will it be a long tour like Black Ice? Brian said it will be only 40 shows, or so...

Angus: He said that? Well it all depends on how strong is the album etc. Then Brian also won't be able to do a long tour like Black Ice... I have my guitar, but with his voice is different...

Matteo Abruzzo: Yes, he told us several time during the Black Ice tour that it will be tough for him. But we are glad that you came back. By the way you are in a fantastic shape Angus!

Angus: Me, I wish... (Angus giggling)

Matteo Abruzzo: Will you start in May?

Angus: Well, it all depends. But we'll be on tour soon. For all the fans... 

Matteo Abruzzo: Thank you Angus, always a honor!

http://www.acdcphotobook.com/abruzzostonebreaker/

Last cigarette of the legendary Australian tour with Angus in Perth, February 2010

NEWS ABOUT THE TOUR:

The following cities in Germany seem to be confirmed: 

Munich, Hockenheim, Cologne, Gelsenkirchen, Hannover and Berlin.

Paris, Wien, Italy, Spain and some cities in the UK and Northern Europe should follow. This at least for the European leg this summer. We still believe it will be a much shorter tour than the Black Ice one. Still no news about the new drummer.




Monday, November 24, 2014

ROCK OR BUST OFFICIAL VIDEO + The Phil Rudd Mystery (Part 5)



The long awaited new AC/DC Rock or Bust video is finally out! And what a MASTERPIECE! This time Dave Mallet really delivered a great piece of work. Maybe we are partial considering that 2/3 of the AC/DC Abruzzo staff are in it but, we have to say that after the "green screen debacle" of the Play Ball video we finally get to watch a really good old school AC/DC rock'n'roll video which captures the full essence of AC/DC and it's in line with the "live performance" videoclip tradition of the band. Happy!

AC/DC and some of their hard core fans

We love every bit of it, from the brown cap of Angus to the circular stage which, in fact, might also confirm the rumors that the layout of the AC/DC concerts of the forthcoming tour will be different. Yes, we know that Malcolm and Phil were not there, but AC/DC were and they are ready for another world tour!

As for us fans it was incredible to see the band so close perform the new song 6 times. We already watched the video about 100 times focusing not only the band members but also on the crowd, very attentively. ;D We are now part of the videography history of the band.

And this is just the beginning: the official come back of the greatest rock band in the world...


The Phil Rudd Mystery (Part 5)


Phil Rudd: Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap...
The first statements by Angus &co on the Phil Rudd situation during the interviews for the promotional tour clearly confirm that there will be another drummer for the next AC/DC tour.

It's not easy to imagine AC/DC having to wait for Phil to come to Vancouver to complete the recording of the new album or even worse Angus falling off the bed when hearing about Phil's...

Apparently the drummer going on tour with the band won't be Bob Richards, who, however, did a very good job on the Play Ball and Rock or Bust videos. Who is it going to be? Maybe another drummer from previous line-ups? Time will tell, soon.

Anyway Phil will appear in court in three days. In the mean time he was spotted playing guitar for about an hour with a fan in front of his house in Tauranga, New Zealand. (?!?!?!?)

Phil Rudd: once a rocker, always a rocker.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

PLAY BALL VIDEO - THE CRAZIEST AC/DC FANS




The new AC/DC video for Play Ball has been out for a few days and we are still trying to understand this "original and artistic" use of the green screens by Dave Mallet... Some websites and blogs were not that kind and talked about "the worst use of green screen in a music video ever". Well, the video is not the best video of AC/DC but we wouldn't go that far. Anyways, the boys are in great shape and this is what really counts. What we really liked of the video were Brian Johnson with all his classic moves, and Angus, especially when he throws away the cap before the duckwalking. We just loved it.

We are sure the second video will be completely different thanks to the presence of the fans.

Talking about the AC/DC fans, after AC/DC Abruzzo's post on the craziest fans who came to London for the video shoot Sony published a short "Making of" for the video Rock or Bust. We can see some familiar faces in it...




We wonder who was that crazy guy who came all the way from Dubai... :)

The infamous London green screens

Meet and Greet with Angus


Friday, November 7, 2014

The Phil Rudd Mystery - Part 4 - Rock or Busted

Phil and his genuine rockstar attitude

As you know charges against Phil Rudd have been dropped according to a press release from his lawyer. You can read the full details on ac-dc.net:

http://www.ac-dc.net/news/news.php?news_id=382

However,  probably this will not change the decision of leaving the drummer out of the band for the AC/DC 2015 World Tour which was hinted by the official note made by the band yesterday on their official website:

We've only become aware of Phil's arrest as the news was breaking. We have no further comment. Phil’s absence will not affect the release of our new album Rock or Bust and upcoming tour next year.

We've always loved Phil but the truth of the matter is that such unstable and umpredictable behavior will not be compatible with the professionalism required for a huge world tour like the coming one. And Malcolm Young, who appeared to be the only one who could make "Hard Core Genuine Rocker Phil Rudd" behave, is no longer there, unfortunately. Phil will be a liability and this is the last thing AC/DC need at the present time.



AC/DC yesterday on BBC news yesterday

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Phil Rudd Mystery Part 3 - The End

Phil Rudd in court

Well, it has now became evident that Phil Rudd will not be on tour with AC/DC next year. Being charged with attempt to procure murder and possession of drugs (again) he appeared before a New Zealand court. Of course he will not be able to travel abroad very easily after this...

The reason to leave Phil out of the video shoot and of the first official band picture for the Rock Or Bust album now seems to have been a calculated choice by the band. Probably because of Phil's recent unstable and umpredicatable behavior...

Who will be the next AC/DC drummer? Most probably Bob Richards, who took part in the Rock or Bust video shoot in London. Other come backs such as Chris Slade seem to be unlikely to happen.

We are going to miss Phil during this tour...

Saturday, October 25, 2014

NEW AC/DC VIDEO TO BE RELEASED NEXT WEEK

According to rumors the new AC/DC promotional video will be released next week. In the meantime here's a clip of the making of...

AC/DC!! AC/DC!! AC/DC!! AC/DC!! AC/DC!! AC/DC!! AC/DC!! AC/DC!! AC/DC!! AC/DC!!

video

Friday, October 17, 2014

THE PHILL RUDD MYSTERY - Part 2

First Rock or Bust Promotional Photo - Fans Edited Version, the way it SHOULD be!

As you all know Phil Rudd didn't show up in London for the AC/DC Rock or Bust video shoot. Officially he had to go back to New Zealand due to some undisclosed family matters... Well, apparently, Phil was not in London for the first day of the video shoot either.

Is Phil really out of the band and some historic/hard core fans think? We don't know. A source inside Sony says he will be back for the tour but, unfortunately, for obvious reasons, Sony cannot be trusted on this.

These are the facts:

1- Phil was in Vancouver for the recording of the "Rock or Bust" album. (He was seen in the hotel)
2- Phil was not in London for the video shoot.
3- Bob Richards, his "substitute", didn't use a SONOR drum kit which proves that in the video editing process they will not try to include him "digitally", most probably.
4-The first official new AC/DC promotional photo does not include any drummer

After Malcolm's retirement, losing another pillar such as Phil Rudd will not make fans happy, especially those who have been following the band for decades. But we must be realistic. There majority of the fans will go to concerts to see Angus and Brian and listen to Highway to Hell or Thunderstruck. And let's not forget there is a new generation of fans ready to buy concert tickets anyway... Lots of concert tickets...


Monday, October 13, 2014

THE CRAZIEST AC/DC FANS IN LONDON - TOUR WARM UP


AC/DC Pre Tour Warm up Party in London 4 October 2014 (courtesy of Christian Rnafg Spurk and Atze Datze

If you've been following the AC/DC Abruzzo blog in the last few years you had a taste of the excesses that AC/DC fans can reach.

During our 20 month trip around the world following AC/DC we've told you lots of stories about fans,  each one with a different story and each one with his/her own peculiar way to show their love for AC/DC. Some of these hard core fans of course were in London for the Rock or Bust video shoot on the 4 October 2014.

Now, you know the AC/DC Abruzzo philosophy and attitude and you know that we've travelled the world sleeping in airports, train stations, cheap hostels, cars, most of the times without a ticket to the concert (because the shows were sold out) etc. But we were not the only ones! Also in London... And we have decided to create a top 5 list of the "Craziest AC/DC fans" of the London 2014 video shoot and pre-tour warm up party.

So with this post we don't intend to say that crazy fans are better fans than "normal". They are just "crazier" and, generally speaking, it's a lot fun to hang around them. ;)

So here we go.

#5 The German Fans

The German fans show up everywhere there is an AC/DC show/event. You will recognize them immediately thanks to their blue jeans jackets covered with AC/DC patches, autographs and "live memorabilia"...

They bring their AC/DC passion around the world and combine it with their love for beer and stadiums chanting. Great company and great fun! A large group of German fans corageously came to the London shoot without ticket and their faith was rewarded as they all managed to get in. Hat's off.


Some of the ticketless German fans

#4 Carole from Canada

Carole was spotted at many AC/DC shows during the Black Ice Tour: from Dublin 2009 to Sydney 2010 and all around Europe. Originally from Canada AC/DC is her number one priority. And she's got lots of AC/DC stories to tell... Apparently, she also came to London without a ticket but managed to find one.
Carole

#3 Jean Philippe and Vincent "Dirty Shoes"

These two characters from France have proven their loyalty to AC/DC in the most hard core way during the Black Ice Tour and they rank, with only a few others, in the +50 Black Ice concerts league. From waiting outside the Stockholm hotel of the band at - 10 °C in February 2009 to coming to London in 2014 for the video shoot 3 days before, just to have chance to meet again the band. From what we witnessed during the Black Ice World Tour, taking a photo with Jean Philippe outside the band's hotel was one of Angus' daily routines... No joke. Of course they were in London, apparently without Sony invitation either (but this was not officially confirmed)...

Dirty Shoes in London with Cliff

Angus super-happy to meet Jean Philippe again after 3 years


#2 Matthew Nagra (representing the Nagra clan from Vancouver)

We met Matthew and his dad Mark for the first time in Wilkes Barres for the Dress Rehearsals private show in 2008. Since then we have been meeting them all around the globe, from Glasgow, Scotland to Perth, Australia. Matthew bought his flight from Vancouver to London 48 hours before the video shoot and, of course, he came to London ticketless.

Matthew Nagra, Brian Johnson and Mark Nagra in Vancouver


#1 Christian from Buenos Aires, Argentina

The first time we met Christian was in Sofia, Bulgaria the day before the show. He told us that he had gotten a loan from his bank in order to follow the band in Europe. He came with us to Bucharest, Romania (by night train) and then we helped him with tickets in Udine, Italy. Hard core stuff. He also ended up in the official AC/DC DVD Live at River Plate.

For the video shoot in London he came directly from Buenos Aires, Argentina, booking a very expensive flight, of course without any ticket/invitation for the shoot (but he managed to get in anyway). A real lesson of Rock'n'Roll attitude and unconditional love for AC/DC!

Christian and Matthew in London just after receiving the confirmation there were extra tickets for the video shoot


Friday, October 10, 2014

Pre-order 'Rock or Bust'


ROCK OR BUST - 1ST DECEMBER


AC/DC fans - Rock or Bust, the highly anticipated new studio album hits shops 1st December, featuring 11 brand new songs.
1. Rock or Bust
2. Play Ball
3. Rock The Blues Away
4. Miss Adventure
5. Dogs of War
6. Got Some Rock & Roll Thunder
7. Hard Times
8. Baptism By Fire
9. Rock the House
10. Sweet Candy
11. Emission Control
CD and LP versions of Rock or Bust are packaged in a limited 3D animated cover. All digital pre-orders of Rock or Bust come with an instant download of Play Ball.

Pre-order:


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Listen to AC/DC NEW SONGS: "ROCK OR BUST" and "PLAY BALL"

The two new AC/DC songs were released today. "Play Ball" was released officially while "Rock or Bust" was posted on AC/DC Vevo Youtube channel, apparently by mistake.

Anyway, you can listen to them on YouTube and elsewhere. Enjoy "Rock or Bust" before it is taken down... ;)

PLAY BALL




ROCK OR BUST

AC/DC - ROCK OR BUST - NEW ALBUM ARTWORK Revealed today

Here's the official artwork for the AC/DC Rock or Bust album. The cover will be in 3D and it will have this explosion effect just like you can see in the gif below.





ROCK OR BUST ARTWORK - ANIMATED GIF





Sunday, October 5, 2014

AC/DC Rock or Bust Video Shoot - London 4 October 2014 REPORT Part 2 - THE SONG and PHIL RUDD

AC/DC Abruzzo wine tasting

Great AC/DC Abruzzo aftershow party at the Little Social by Jason Atherton, with Gourmet food and some of the best wines on the menu, thanks to Secretary General Stefano.


The Song: "Rock or Bust"

As we said there were six takes so we managed to get an overall impression of the song. It's about 3 minutes long and it has two choruses and two short Angus' solos (Angus was duckwalking close to the edge of the short circular stage with the cameras following him during the solos). The chorus is "In Rock we Trust, it's Rock or Bust". It sound a bit "heavier" than Black Ice/Rock'n'Roll Train with some influence from older albums such as Ballbreaker. Brian's voice seemed very similar to Black Ice. At least this was the impression.

Italian fans


The Phil Rudd Mystery

According to some rumours Phil was not in London the day before the shoot. Now, we can't say if this rumor is true or not. The official version of the story is that Phil flew back home the day of the shoot for some family problem, nothing serious. In any case everything is possible with Phil, considering his rock'n'roll attitude and character but we sincerely hope he's back soon. We got to say that Bob Richards was quite cool. Very approachable and extremely kind to all fans. He took pictures with most of the fans and gave away the drumsticks he used during the shoot.

With Bob Richards

Happy Nonno Alan

Angus signing autographs to all the fans, TRUE ROCKSTAR



AC/DC Rock or Bust Video Shoot - London 4 October 2014 REPORT Part 1

Report from London Part 1 by AC/DC Abruzzo


The fans waiting for the buses in Victoria

We're just back from memorable video shoot of AC/DC at the Black Island Studios of London. What a fantastic day! We saw the boys in great shape, especially Brian who seems to be really ready for the tour (HAPPY BIRTHDAY BTW!). We loved the new song "Rock or Bust". It reminded us of Black Ice album combined with some old school AC/DC sound.

Matteo, Cristian and Matthew

The audience was made up of approximately 400 people, who got to the studios on 8 buses. The first bus left around 1pm and the last around 2.30. All the band was there except Phil Rudd, who apparently had to fly back home in the morning due to some family problem. A cool drummer named Bob Richards stepped in to replace Phil. Nice bloke. From what we heard the whole band was there the previous day for the filming of the Play Ball video (all on green screen).

Entering the studios
As we mentioned in our previous post the stage was circular and the audience was standing around it on 5 different levels. We had the impression that more people were expected as the director's assistant kept telling to "shuffle" and fill empty spaces as much as possible.

There were 6 different takes (5 takes with all the members and 1 with the audience only plus Cliff, Stevie and Bob on stage).

Inside the studios

As we said, Brian was really on fire. Angus was wearing a green uniform and a brown hat. He did his duckwalk and all his moves. Cliff seemed he was having a good time on stage. Stevie, you can say he's been working hard to become an active part of the band.

After the the six takes the audience went back to the entrance where free food was handed over. Angus came out of his black van a few minutes after, before leaving the venue and, patiently, met most of the fans and signed autographs. Hat's off to Angus and to his respect for fans...

It was also great to see all the familiar faces from the Black Ice Tour. Some crazy fans came all the way from Canada (Carole and Matthew) or Argentina (Cristian). We met the Scottish fans from the Bon era, Nonno Alan, Uncle Michel, the French duo JP and Dirtyshoes, the Germans and many more... The farawell drink was at The Shakespeare pub.

Stay tuned for more exclusive material from the London video shoot.

Malcolm Young - AC/DC