Saturday, April 25, 2015

Coachella 17 April 2015 - One week after....



One week after the EPIPHANY of the greatest rock'n'roll band of all times ("epiphany"in the sense of: "A revelatory manifestation of divine beings") we are still struggling to realize how lucky we were to be there...

We are now getting ready for the official European premier of the Rock or Bust World tour, with a proper AC/DC crowd and stage setup...

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

COACHELLA 17 April 2015 - Weekend 2 - Late night report

Coachella Rosie 2

Another amazing performance of AC/DC tonight in Coachella, weekend 2. Maybe slightly less energetic than the first but still beyond expectations... The few AC/DC fans who made it to the show witnessed an unforgettable version of High Voltage, with some hints of the 1991 live version. Again we got Sin City and Have a Drink on Me. For the first time in a couple of tours The Jack was dropped.

Again we got a very tight version of Shoot to Thrill, with the initial killer riff played by Stevie. The audience got free Devil's horns today and got particularly excited during Thunderstruck and Highway to Hell (with more real flames today). Angus, in violet, kept his cap until Dirty Deeds and finished the show with his white shirt. We actually don't remember the last time it happened, maybe in Wilkes Barres, Dress Rehearsal in 2008. An extra set of cannons for FTATR and no hanging from the bell for Brian. Play Ball was played much better tonight...

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Angus' knees tonight look much better... 






Friday, April 17, 2015

MORE EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS FROM COACHELLA WEEKEND 1

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

AMERICAN LIFESTYLE - SEX, FOOD AND ROCK'N'ROLL!

AC/DC Abruzzo is back on the road! After the magnificent Rock'n'Roll show by the greatest rock band in the world at Coachella we drove back to Tucson, Arizona and we spent a few days immersed in the American culture... Cheeseburgers, desert, cowgirls, fast cars and a little bit of southwestern lifestyle...

We are getting ready for Coachella Weekend 2. Another legendary performance ahead before the kick of the European tour



Coachella girl

Coachella Red Light VIP area

Coachella girls


AC/DC backstage

Drumming legends

Spaghetti Western Legend
Rock'n'Roll Spaghetti
 Drop the gun, take the cannolis
Arizona Dreaming

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Hot potato 




Tuesday, April 14, 2015

AC/DC BACK IN AUSTRALIA IN NOVEMBER 2015!


The Rock Or Bust World Tour is coming to Australia in November and December. AC/DC will blast their way through each of the five major capital cities where they will appear at outdoor stadiums. More shows might be announced as soon as the first ones are sold out.

SYDNEY – Wednesday 4 November at ANZ Stadium Australia, www.ticketek.com.au
BRISBANE – Thursday 12 November at QSAC www.ticketek.com.au
ADELAIDE – Saturday 21 November at Adelaide Oval, www.ticketek.com.au
PERTH – Friday 27 November at Domain Stadium, www.ticketmaster.com.au
MELBOURNE – Sunday 6 December at Etihad Stadium, www.ticketmaster.com.au

Tickets to the Australian tour go on sale Monday 20 April. Ticket prices range from: *$99.00 and *$159.00. Visit www.acdctour.com.au for more tour information

Sunday, April 12, 2015

COACHELLA FESTIVAL WEEKEND 1 - REPORT (first Part)




AC/DC Live at Coachella Festival, Weekend 1, Indio, California (USA)

SETLIST:

1. Hell ain't a bad place to be
2. Shot Down in Flames
3. Back in Black
4. Rock or Bust
5. Shoot to Thrill
6. Dirty Deeds
7. Thunderstruck
8. Playball
9. The Jack
10. Hell's Bells
11. Baptism by fire
12. Shook Me All Night Long
13. Have a Drink on me
14. Sin City
15. TNT
16. Rock N' Roll Train
17. Whole Lotta Rosie
18. Let There Be Rock
19. Highway to Hell
20. For Those About to Rock


We just got back to our Arizona headquarter after a long road trip (more that 1700 km in less than 48 hours!). We are exhausted but happy because we were among the very few AC/DC fans who made it to Coachella Festival for the first AC/DC show in the last 5 years! The show was absolutely AMAZING! An unforgettable night of pure rock'n'roll!



THE CROWD

AC/DC were reportedly paid 2 million USD to play Coachella in front of crowd of youngsters in their early 20's, certainly not very interested in rock'n'roll. This hipster subculture of Coachella festival goers was something pretty new to us, as European fans. But we cannot say we didn't like it, including the crowd... Especially considering the presence of a massive number of girls, all "dressed" in the typical Coachella style. Honestly, we've never seen so many girls at a rock show!!!

AC/DC t-shirts were extremely rare. The same goes for the devil's horns during the show, only 5 or 6 in the first rows. Totally SURREAL!!! But cool at same time! Just imagine a show in which the AC/DC plays Whole Lotta Rosie and 99% of the audience doesn't scream ANGUS! A rarity for "concert collectors" like us!

It was immediately clear that the majority of the people was not at Coachella for the music, of course. The social gathering experience is way more important than who is playing on stage. AC/DC or David Guetta is the same for the audience.

The crowd responded mainly to Shook me, Highway to Hell, Thunderstruck and TNT. It looked they still enjoyed the whole show...

Many VIP's were spotted, from Clint Eastwood, to Bradly Cooper, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney.






THE PLACE

Not exactly the ideal place for a concert, being in the middle of the desert. But everything was perfectly organized, from parking to the toilet area. Even too organized (and expensive) for our European taste.

The stage was small for AC/DC, similar in size to the one which was used for indoor arenas in 2008. A bit far away from the first row but still very enjoyable for us. And no catwalk! We think this was the first AC/DC complete concert without a catwalk since Hammersmith London 2003...




THE SETLIST

We couldn't be happier. AC/DC are back and they are in terrific shape! We couldn't care less about the setlist, especially considering AC/DC were so close to the end a couple of years ago! But we got to hear Have a Drink on Me and SIN CITY!!! Yes, SIN CITY!!!!!

There were a few mistakes during the concert, the most noticeable one was during Hell ain't a bad place to be. The band started slow with the first songs but they completely changed pace with Shoot to Thrill, one of the best songs of the night! The new tracks Play ball and Rock or Bust probably will sound better later on, during the tour. Baptism by Fire, on the contrary, sounds excellent already! The two gems were a gift to the AC/DC fans who were at Coachella. But we think they will be kept in the future setlists as well.




THE BAND

Honestly, after all the challenges that the band had to go through recently we were not expecting such a powerful and intense rock'n'roll show! The new lineup works extremely well on stage and you can tell they've been rehearsing together for a long time. Brian's voice is in perfect order, Slade brings back a taste of the Razor's Edge era and Stevie Young is doing pretty well in the (difficult) substitute job. Cliff is also in good shape. On the other hand, Angus is from another planet! He is more energetic and active than ever! He duckwalked almost double the time/distance of the typical Black Ice tour concert, with both his knees bleeding at the end of the show. We rarely saw him so focused and attentive. It really looks like he is feeling the high responsibility of leading this band without his brother Malcolm.

The ticket policy and the location made it quite challenging to get there but in the end it was totally worth going to see the official comeback of the greatest band in the world. Despite the compromises made, Malcolm's departure, line up changes etc... AC/DC are back on stage! And that's what really matters!!


EXCLUSIVE PHOTO GALLERY BY AC/DC ABRUZZO

Angus in red!

"But you ain't got the guts!"

Stevie Young

Slade is back!

Solid Cliff

For Those About to Rock (We salute you)

If you want blood....

Marco Italia & Matteo Abruzzo, rare AC/DC fans,  properly equipped


 SIN CITY - EXCLUSIVE VIDEO





SOUNDBOARD BOOTLEG RECORDING

We are uploading a few exclusive videos. In the meantime here's the entire soundboard recording from the show... :)



Friday, April 10, 2015

HIGHWAY TO COACHELLA!!! ROCK OR BUST WORLD TOUR PREMIERE!

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EXCLUSIVE MESSAGE FROM ANGUS TO ALL AC/DC ABRUZZO READERS!!! 



IT'S FINALLY OFFICIAL!! AC/DC Abruzzo will be at Coachella for the Rock Or Bust Tour World Premiere!!!

Despite a few health challenges and after more than 28 hours of traveling by plane/car we finally managed to reach Los Angeles, California. We'll spend the night here and then head tomorrow for Indio for the opening day of the Coachella 2015 Festival where AC/DC will play their first full live set in 5 years, with a new lineup.

We are very excited to be there to witness the historic come back of the greatest band of the world even though we are all aware they chose one the most inappropriate festivals for a Rock'n'Roll band they could choose... (But you all know we are prepared to follow this band anywhere...). We'll share this unique experience with our good friend Marco Italia who was also with us at the private Dress Rehearsal in Wilkes Barre, PA in 2008.

After Bilbao 2010, AC/DC will finally hit the stage for a full concert! We can't wait! Stay tuned for exclusive pictures and full report!

ROCK'N'ROLL!


DXB-LAX

Road Trip

The Abruzzo flag is back!!


Riding down the Highway

Happy Coachella!

Up to my neck in you!


Coachella or bust!

The Healing Power of Rock'n'Roll!

Matteo and Marco, ready to rock!