Thursday, December 24, 2009


Merry Christmas from the boys of AC/DC Abruzzo!!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


AC/DC Abruzzo is still working on the preparation of the AUSTRALIAN tour. Not easy... But we definitely stick to our guns. Project Australia must HAPPEN.

We are also eagerly waiting for the confirmation of the remaining dates for the 2010 European tour. For the moment only Sofia May 14, 2010 was officially confirmed. We doubt the tour will end in Berlin. Maybe some club/intimate gigs like in 2003... We talked to Ross Young here in Sydney a few days ago. He confirmed the next one MIGHT be the last album...

We also received the report of the Argentinian adventures of a good friend of AC/DC Abruzzo: Monkey64... We got in touch with this crazy guy at the beginning of the European tour and we've been exchanging emails since then. Ironically, we were at many concerts during the European tour but never met in person... He definitely shares AC/DC Abruzzo's founding principles and got the rockstar lifestyle and attitude we also have...

Here's his story:

Argentinian Chronicles: Pogo for life...

When I attended my first rock festival in Argentina in 2003, I knew the sacred fire of rock'n'roll was pouring in the Argentines' blood. Since then, seeing Ac/Dc in Argentina (or Chile.. ) was in top position in my list of things to do before I die, the combination of the best crowd in the world with the best live band in the world. Yes, I'm talking about serious life goals here.

December 2nd.

No pitch ticket this time, bought an official seated ticket at the gates, but had I waited a bit longer I could have bought a pitch ticket as they started to sell those as well. Oh well. It's tough to be an ac/dc addict.

" First I thought, what a douchebag, who still wears aviator shades in 2009, then I was blown away by his flamboyant haircut and utter confidence with the girls. This guy is awesome. He must be an apprentice of the KOSP... Or maybe the Kosp himself...."

As expected, the crowd delivers, they're all jumping around like maniacs, in the field and on their seats. Planes are taking off and landing above the stadium, people are lighting freakin flares in the freaking crowd! It's just unreal.

"This is the car of the guy you saw earlier. The KOSPMOBILE"

December 4th

I head to the stadium early, and find Kiyossan (another crazy fan from Japan!!) waiting in line. Perfect, I ninja my way into the line. Waiting in the line with the other fans is the best. This is pogo time. According to Kiyossan who was in the field for day 1, it's gonna be tough, lots of pushing and crowd movement.

It isn't that bad, nobody is passing out like in Paris , but the crowd is wild because of the DVD recording. Even during The Jack there was a lot of pushing like you can tell from this vid. And watch that crazy/brave girl's reactions when she decides to occupy centre stage... AHAHAHAH


The most fascinating phenomenon I witnessed in these three days in Argentina is by far the POGO VORTEX... It is known in Europe too but here it reaches absolute perfection. It starts when three or more people use their strength to create an opening in the packed crowd. Then the pinball effect starts.... During the intro of Whole Lotta Rosie, they started to make small openings, then suddenly people around were like "Oh shit, pogo incoming, I don't want any part of this" then the circle would get bigger and bigger and sustain itself as more people would try to get away from it. Here's a video of this interesting phenomenon... (You can see fear in my eyes... and Lots of adrenaline...)

Look at this guy doing the patented Rolling On The Floor Like Angus ( ROTLFA ! ). The smile on their face is just representative of this whole trip to Argentina!

December 6th

Every muscle of my body hurts. Still one concert to go. My strategy is to relax, get to the stadium late while the people are getting tired of jumping between songs,and enjoy the first songs from a distance while the crowd is unleashing the fury, then use my ninja skills to navigate to the stage and enjoy the moshpitt.

The crowd is no where near as excited as during the second concert but still pretty wild. So here's the last vid from the second concert ! I salute you! Fire! Legendary experience... Soon on DVD!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Still no official confirmation from But at this point we believe it is just a question of hours... Here's the screenshot of one of the pages that were reportedly published on AC/ for a few minutes yesterday and then saved on the Google cache.

In the last 24 hours the President of AC/DC Abruzzo has been working in the new AC/DC Abruzzo office in Sydney to plan the AC/DC Abruzzo European tour. Yesterday there was a frantic exchange of emails among Orangus in Milan, the Vice President in Abruzzo and the President to create the roadmap for the final leg of Black Ice World Tour and to cohordinate the purchase of tickets. The Secretary General, on the contrary, could be reached only via sms. Apparently he's still working full time on project Australia.


Here you will find all the details about the dates officially confirmed.

Although this preale will be much easier than the one that took place last year for the arena indoor tour we don't want to leave anything to chance. The Udine show will go on presale today at 6pm Italian time here:

Unanimity was reached on the fact that the Italian show is our number 1 priority. The Italian crowd proved to be the best of the entire European tour last year at the Forum of Milan so we all agreed that the Udine show will be memorable and cannot be missed.

Yesterday there were also contacts with the KOSP who strongly recommended to attend the following shows if they are confirmed.

27-May-2010 - Warsaw, Poland - Bermov Airfield - TBD
30-May-2010 - Tallinn, Estonia - Song Festival Ground - TBD
1-Jun-2010 - Tampere, Finland - Ratina Stadium - TBD
3-Jun-2010 - Stockholm, Sweden - Olympic Stadium - TBD
5-Jun-2010 - Horsens, Denmark - Horsens Stadium - TBD

According to the KOSP, in these areas there is great potential for recruiting new AC/DC Abruzzo groupies... :) AC/DC Abruzzo will listen to his mentor and give priority to Poland, Estonia, Finland, Sweden and Denmark.

Yesterday there were also other rumours about the band playing the entire Back in Black album live in Europe in 2010. Now, we believe in dreams but, considering our experience with the band, this will not happen. It would be nice to be proved wrong though.

It's hard work to be a hard core AC/DC fan... :)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


AlexMadrid from Spain, one of our most faithful users, let us know that apparently temporarily displayed some extra dates (see below). The page was saved HERE. Obviously we cannot confirm these dates at the moment but we've decided to publish them anyway. They are definetely plausible. The most important thing is that this epic world tour will go on and on for the delight of all the AC/DC fans around the world!!!

14-May-2010 - Sofia, Bulgaria - Vassil Levsky Stadium - Fri Dec 18 @ 9AM
16-May-2010 - Bucharest, Romania - Piata Constitutiei - Wed Dec 16 @9AM
19-May-2010 - Udine, Italy - Stadio Friuli - Thurs Dec 17 @8PM
22-May-2010 - Wels, Austria - Air Field - Wed Dec 16 @9AM
25-May-2010 - Hannover, Germany - Messe - Wed Dec 16 @9AM
27-May-2010 - Warsaw, Poland - Bermov Airfield - TBD
30-May-2010 - Tallinn, Estonia - Song Festival Ground - TBD
1-Jun-2010 - Tampere, Finland - Ratina Stadium - TBD
3-Jun-2010 - Stockholm, Sweden - Olympic Stadium - TBD
5-Jun-2010 - Horsens, Denmark - Horsens Stadium - TBD
8-Jun-2010 - Zurich, Switzerland - Letzigrund Stadion - TBD
11-Jun-2010 - Donnington, UK - Download Festival - TBD
13-Jun-2010 - Stuttgart, Germany - Cannstatter Wasen - Wed Dec 16 @9AM
15-Jun-2010 - Nice,France -Parc des Sports Charles Ehrmann -Fri Dec 18@8AM
18-Jun-2010 - Paris, France - Stadt De France - Fri Dec 18 @ 8AM
20-Jun-2010 - Dresden, Germany - Ostrahege - Wed Dec 16 @9AM
22-Jun-2010 - Berlin, Germany - Olympic Stadium - Wed Dec 16 @9AM

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

AC/DC BACK IN ITALY MAY 19, 2010!!!!


The President just got an email from Orangus back in Milan confirming the rumour about the come back of AC/DC to ITALIA!!! Although the news has not been officially confirmed yet by the band,, an authoritative Italian music website, stated that AC/DC will be playing Italy on May 19, 2010 at the Stadio Friuli in Udine (approx. capacity 50,000 people). Obviously, if this rumour proves wrong AC/DC Abruzzo will have to kick some ass... But to be honest we also received a call from sources very close to people close to the band confirming the comeback to Italy next year. So we can continue to implement our nonviolence policy... ahahah

For the record Nice, June 15 and Paris Stade De France June 18 were also confirmed!!

!!!!!!!!!!!UPDATE!!!!!!!!!! 2.06 pm (Italian Time)

The above dates were confirmed by AC/ and the following dates were also confirmed!!!!! Including Bucharest!! First time in Romania for AC/DC!!!! SARPARTE!!!!

16 May 2010 Bucharest RO Piata Constitutiei Coming Soon Coming Soon

19 May 2010 Udine IT Stadio Friuli 2009-12-17 Coming Soon

22 May 2010 Wels AT Air Field (Flugplatz Wels) Buy Tickets Coming Soon

25 May 2010 Hannover DE Messe 2009-12-16 Coming Soon

13 Jun 2010 Stuttgart DE Cannstatter Wasen 2009-12-16 Coming Soon

15 Jun 2010 Nice FR Parc des Sports Charles Ehrmann 2009-12-18 Coming Soon

18 Jun 2010 Paris FR Stade De France 2009-12-18 Coming Soon

20 Jun 2010 Dresden DE Ostrahege 2009-12-16 Coming Soon

22 Jun 2010 Berlin DE Olympic Stadium 2009-12-16 Coming Soon

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Shows confirmed in Germany/Austria in 2010 - presale started

We just received an email alert from about the 2010 European tour. We don't know German but apparently it confirms the following dates. And it looks like the presale has already started... (???)

A-Wels - Flughafen
Hannover - Messe
Stuttgart - Cannstatter Wasen (Festival)
Dresden - Festwiese Ostragehege (Festival)
Berlin - Olympiastadion

AC/DC Abruzzo's staff have immediately started the official planning of the 2010 European Tour...

Friday, December 11, 2009

UPDATE from AC/DC Abruzzo

"I'll tell you folks... it's harder than it looks"

Busy days of hard work for AC/DC Abruzzo staff...
After the gigantic dose of Rock'n'Roll in Argentina the Vice President has finally come back to the Abruzzo headquarters for some deserved rest. (But apparently he is already planning the next international trip... New Zealand?)
The President is still in Sydney, Australia experiencing the OZ summer lifestyle and working out the final details of the Australian tour (including the collaboration with the Kosp).
The Secretary General secretely met with Orangus/Belfagor before the premiere of Carmen, a few days ago, at La Scala Opera Theatre of Milan, to discuss some private business including the Japan minitour in March.
Project AC/DC Abruzzo goes on!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Buenos Aires, River Plate Stadium Dec 06, 2009 - Chettaffatto!

The Vice President on the phone


01. Rock N Roll Train
02. Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be
03. Back In Black
04. Big Jack
05. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
06. Shot Down In Flames
07. Thunderstruck
08. Black Ice
09. The Jack
10. Hells Bells
11. Shoot To Thrill
12. War Machine
13. Dog Eat Dog
14. You Shook Me All Night Long
15. T.N.T.
16. Whole Lotta Rosie
17. Let There Be Rock
18. Highway To Hell
19. For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)

Tonight we received a surprise phone call from Marcom and Andrea during the guitar intro of Highway to Hell live in Buenos Aires... It was really a pleasant surprise... Here's what they told us over the phone after the show:

Marcom: Chettaffatto! No extra cameras tonight. Don't ask me why but the DVD will be just the footage of the second night... I guess it will be enough anyway... Maybe they wìll add some audio from the other shows... We don't know... (The DVD probably won't be released before June). Anyway amazing performance of Brian tonight. He was on fire. Old school kick-ass performance of Angus. He was so happy about the response of the crowd during the LTBR solo that he took a bow in the middle of it to thank the audience. Incredible! The solo went on for some extra minutes. Possibly the longest LTBR solo of the entire tour... The audience was crazy as usual. One funny thing about Argentinian crowd is that you get to see people jumping wildly not only in the pitch but even on the second level on seats on the side in the Stadium... This time we decided to see most of the show in front of the catwalk, just in the middle. The sound there was so good that it was pure for our ears... Amazing!
One funny story for our readers. On Wednesday we were doing some grocery shopping in a local supermarket called DISCO in the centre of the city and we bumped into Ellen buying snacks ect. That was really funny! AC/DC Abruzzo and AC/DC Italia doing grocery shopping with Angus' wife in Argentina!!! AHAHAHAH. We also met Ross who was really cool with all his Facebook fans. We really loved his Ferrari jacket... Pretty nice! The band was pretty busy signing autographs with hundreds of fans. Always very cool... Another funny thing was the non authorised sellers of t-shirts outside the stadium. They mixed it up pretty well. Like you could see T-shirts with creative artwork such as Bon Scott on Razor's Edge album cover or souvenir t-shirts of the Argentinian tour with 4 dates instead of 3... AHAHAH

Andrea: Yesterday we went to the Boca Junior soccer match. Bellissimo! And today we had again 400g Argentinian steaks before the show... We love Argentina!

Argentinian Rock'n'Roll Train

In front of the Bombonera stadium

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Buenos Aires, River Plate Stadium Dec 04, 2009 - "NGULA"


01. Rock N Roll Train
02. Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be
03. Back In Black
04. Big Jack
05. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
06. Shot Down In Flames
07. Thunderstruck
08. Black Ice
09. The Jack
10. Hells Bells
11. Shoot To Thrill
12. War Machine
13. Dog Eat Dog
14. You Shook Me All Night Long
15. T.N.T.
16. Whole Lotta Rosie
17. Let There Be Rock
18. Highway To Hell
19. For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)

From the Vice President in Buenos Aires (December 5 - 10 am Argentinian Time)

NGULA! (this means F***ing Hell in Abruzzese!) So we were in the pitch tonight. Marco, Alessandra and me... After 3 songs we basically lost Marco (during Shoot to Thrill he twisted his ankle but apparently he kept jumping till the end anyway). During Dirty Deeds we were so pressed we couldn't even move or raise our arms! AHAHAH From the beginning to the end of the show we were going left and right, backward and forward, up and down. It was like going on the roller coster with AC/DC playng a few metres from you....AHAHAHAH... We had a hell of a time! But listen to this: During Whole lotta Rosie a circle of a 10 metre of diameter suddenly opened and we ended up just in the middle. In the eye of the vortex... Then the pimball effect started! Pazzesco! It was a lot of fun!! The weirdest thing to understand for those who were not there it was that we never felt it was violent, like it happened to us in England or somewhere else during the tour. And nobody was drunk! Umbelievable! People were just jumping and singing and hugging each other. Like Spain but way more energetic! Everyone was having the time of their life. Big gracias to the Argentinians for this...!

They recorded the whole show with extra cameras everywhere! During our going back and forth we saw the camera on that trolley going left and right in the middle of the audience. What do you call it? No, it's not a steadycam. Anyway you got the idea... We stopped by to say CIAO! AHAHAHAH The performance of the band was much better tonight than on the other night. They were warming up for the first take... Marco says the crowd was less wild... I don't agree. At least that's the impression I got.... Ah... We also had some juicy Angus Argentinian T-bone steaks... before the show obviously... Delicious... Pics and videos soon! ;-)

Vids Courtesy of AC/DC Italia youtube channel (1st night)

Friday, December 4, 2009

2nd Argentinian stop of the RnR Train is approaching....

Marcom and Andrea at the Monumental stadium

We forgot to tell you that at the first show there were even fireworks INthe audience (like flares supporters use to celebrate during soccer matches). The last time we saw that was in 2001 during Highway to Hell at the SDF in Paris... (Or maybe was Stadio Delle Alpi in Turin...)

Anyway while the second Buenos Aires concert is approaching we publish the comments full of excitement of another friend from Spain who is also in Argentina at the moment for these 3 memorable nights of rock'n'roll!

tomorrow and sunday, I'll be in the pitch hehe, the
japanese guy from the forum was in the pitt second row
and it was so violent that he had to go back ( extreme
pushing like the crowds in paris or london, it's like a
crowd that is more vocal than bilbao, extreme pushing
like paris, and everyone jumping from the front to the
back)I'm kind of scared and excited at the same time, I
know those argentineans are wild, but I think dying
during an ac/dc concert is one of the best way to die

hahaha I'm so pumped up


Courtesy of AC/DC Italia

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Buenos Aires, River Plate Stadium Dec 02, 2009 - "Natre Passe"

Dec 02, 2009, Buenos Aires, River Plate Stadium


01. Rock N Roll Train
02. Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be
03. Back In Black
04. Big Jack
05. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
06. Shot Down In Flames
07. Thunderstruck
08. Black Ice
09. The Jack
10. Hells Bells
11. Shoot To Thrill
12. War Machine
13. Dog Eat Dog
14. You Shook Me All Night Long
15. T.N.T.
16. Whole Lotta Rosie
17. Let There Be Rock
18. Highway To Hell
19. For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)

We just managed to reach the Vice President in his hotel room in Buenos Aires. Here's what he told us.

When describing the Argentinian audience he used the untranslatable Abruzzese expression "Natre passe", which means something like "Just another league"... Comparing to the other crowds seen around the world during the last 12 months of tour the Argentinians seemed to be the hottest and the wildest... The standing area of the River Plate Stadium was constantly jumping during the whole show, even between the pauses. (!!!) All the songs were accompanied by loud chanting, even Black Ice. (!!!). Highway to Hell was the loudest song of the entire tour. Satan himself would be proud of this audience...

The performance of the boys was excellent as usual. Obviously the setlist remained the same. Apparently the extra cameras expected for the recording of the live DVD were not there last night. Probably the shoot will take place tomorrow and on Sunday...

Soon more on the Argentinian trip of AC/DC Abruzzo... Stay tuned....


While renovating the AC/DC Abruzzo blog and preparing ourselves for the second year of activity, we added a special section (right column) linking all the reports of our European Tour to the date of the show we attended. This way AC/DC Abruzzo's crazy adventures around the world will remain for posterity... Amen.


18 Feb Oslo NO Telenor Arena (with AC/DC ABRUZZO)
20 Feb Stockholm SE The Globe (with AC/DC ABRUZZO)
22 Feb Stockholm SE The Globe (with AC/DC ABRUZZO)
25 Feb Paris FR Bercy (with AC/DC ABRUZZO)
27 Feb Paris FR Bercy (with AC/DC ABRUZZO)
01 Mar Antwerp BE Sportpaleis (with AC/DC ABRUZZO)

03 Mar Antwerp BE Sportpaleis (with AC/DC ABRUZZO-CANCELLED)
05 Mar Leipzig DE Halle 1
07 Mar Dusseldorf DE ISS Dome (with AC/DC ABRUZZO)
09 Mar Oberhausen DE KoPi Arena (with AC/DC ABRUZZO)
11 Mar Bremen DE AWD Dome
13 Mar Rotterdam NL Ahoy
15 Mar Dortmund DE Westfallenhalle
17 Mar Prague CZ O2 Arena (with AC/DC ABRUZZO)
19 Mar Milan IT Datch Forum (with AC/DC ABRUZZO)
21 Mar Milan IT Datch Forum (with AC/DC ABRUZZO)
23 Mar Budapest HU Papp László Sportarena
25 Mar Frankfurt DE Festhalle
27 Mar Munich DE Olympiahalle
29 Mar Zurich CH Hallenstadion
31 Mar Barcelona ES Sant Jordi (with AC/DC ABRUZZO)
02 Apr Madrid ES Palacio de los Deportes
04 Apr Bilbao ES el Bizkaia Arena (with AC/DC ABRUZZO)

13 May Leizig, Zentralstadium (with AC/DC ABRUZZO)
15 May Munich, Olympic Stadium (with AC/DC ABRUZZO)
17 May Gelsenkirchen, Veltins Arena (with AC/DC ABRUZZO)
19 May Cologne, Stadion (with AC/DC ABRUZZO)
22 May Hockenheimring, Formula 1 Racing Track (with AC/DC ABRUZZO)
24 May Vienna, Ernst-Happel Stadium
26 May Belgrade, Partizan Stadium
28 May Athens, OAKA Stadium
31 May Città S.Angelo, Secret-Private gig - Invitation Only (COLLECTIVE HALLUCINATION)

3 Jun Lisbon, Alvalade Stadium
5 Jun Madrid, Estadio Vicente Calderón
7 Jun Barcelona, Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys (with AC/DC ABRUZZO)
9 Jun Marseille, Stade velodrome (with AC/DC ABRUZZO)

12 Jun Paris, Stade De France (with AC/DC ABRUZZO)
15 Jun Oslo, Valle Hovin
17 Jun Helsinki, Olympic Stadium
19 Jun Copenhagen, Parken
21 Jun Gothenberg, Ullevi Stadium
23 Jun Amsterdam, Amsterdam Arena
26 Jun London, Wembley Stadium

28 Jun Dublin, Punchestown Racetrack (with AC/DC ABRUZZO)
30 Jun Glasgow,Hampden Park (with AC/DC ABRUZZO)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Hectic weeks for AC/DC Abruzzo's staff... While AC/DC Abruzzo's President is in Sydney eating kangaroo, fighting gigantic spiders and arranging the final details of Project Australia the Vice President Andrea is currently reaching Buenos Aires together with his wife and Marcom of AC/DC Italia to participate in the 3 memorable concerts that will take place in the Argentinian capital on December 2, 4 and 6. AC/DC Abruzzo couldn't miss Argentina and will be there to tell you everything!

As you probably already know AC/DC have reportedly decided to record the three Buenos Aires shows for their next coming Live DVD. No doubt the Argentinian crowd (lots of them are of Italian and Abruzzese heritage) is one of the hottest and wildest crowds of the planet and the shows will be awesome! After the Rock'n'Roll Train video shot in London, the "Anything goes" video shot in Paris Bercy AC/DC Abruzzo will be again in an official AC/DC video release.


The Vice President Andrea

Saturday, November 21, 2009


Rustelle elettriche

As announced the second edition of the Rustelle Elettriche Day (Electrical Arrosticini) took place in Città Sant’Angelo, Abruzzo a few nights ago. The Stirring Committee together with the Vice President, his wife and the former IT consultant/cofounder gathered in a secret location to lay out the guidelines for the next months on tour. Unfortunately the little puppy dog mascot Rosie could not attend the meeting.

The General Assembly discussed the memorable achievements of AC/DC Abruzzo in the past 12 months of activity during the Black Ice World Tour, from the wine tasting session with Brian and Cliff in Stockholm to the unforgettable behind the scene chat with Angus in Paris and Dublin. The backstage experience of the Vice President in Milan with the AC/DC Italia crew before the second night at the Forum was also considered a milestone for AC/DC Abruzzo.

During the long work dinner the General Assembly set the goals of AC/DC Abruzzo for the next months. Although all the details cannot be revealed at the moment we can proudly announce that the AC/DC Abruzzo will continue its international activities both in South America and Australia. The possibility of adding Japan to our agenda was also considered during a phone call between Orangus and the President.

Unanimity was reached on all the points in the Agenda except for the external collaboration with The Kosp, tenaciously opposed by the Vice President, who remained skeptical about the compatibility with Project AC/DC Abruzzo. After tough negotiations the Vice President threatened to resign but an agreement was finally reached thanks to multilateral diplomatic efforts. A qualified majority vote followed and the collaboration with the Kosp was finally approved. E tarallucci e vino per tutti!!


Antipasti della casa con focaccia abbruzzese
Chitarrina ai funghi porcini e tartufo
Pasta Mugnaia
Arrosticini at will
Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Praesidium Riserva 2003 (in honour of Hammersmith 2003)

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Saturday, November 14, 2009


On several occasion we pointed out that Abruzzo is undoubtedly the greatest rock'n'roll region in Italy. As you know we have specialties such as the Guitar Spaghetti, we have the solid rock of the Gran Sasso Mountain (i.e. "Big Stone" Mountain), we have Rocco "Hard as Rock" Siffredi and Rocco'n'Rollo...

For the record, in Abruzzo there is also a long list of towns that are called ROCCA (in Italian it is pronunced like ROCKER in English). Here's the complete list:

Rocca San Giovanni (Rocker San Giovanni)
Roccamontepiano (Rocker Montepiano)
Roccascalegna (Rocker Scalegna)
Roccaspinalveti (Rocker Spinalveti)
Rocca di Botte (Rocker di Botte)
Rocca di Cambio (Rocker di Cambio)
Rocca di Mezzo (Rocker di Mezzo)
Rocca Pia (Rocker Pia)
Roccacasale (Rockercasale)
Roccaraso (Rockerraso)
Roccamorice (Rockermorice)
Rocca Santa Maria (Rocker Santa Maria)

2° Rustelle Elettriche Day

AC/DC Abruzzo staff will gather tomorrow in Citta Sant'Angelo (City of Angels) for the Second "Electric Rustelle night". There will be a secret general meeting to establish the guidelines for Project Australia and the forthcoming collaboration with the KOSP. The Agenda will be disccussed in front of hundreds of "arrosticinis" and several bottles of Montepulciano d'Abruzzo.

Monday, November 9, 2009

The “SIMULACRO” of AC/DC Abruzzo

THE "SIMULACRO" (The Sacred Image of the Gods)

You all know about the day when the President and the Vicepresident made the historic decision to found AC/DC Abruzzo and start the Project. It was in Scranton, PA. on October 24, 2 days before the private gig in Wilkes Barre which witnessed the glorious come back of AC/DC.

But just few of you know about the secret meeting that took place in Abruzzo at the end of December 2008. It was the “Rustelle Elettriche” day (“Electrical Arrosticini”). On that occasion the AC/DC Abruzzo founding fathers invited AC/DC Italia staff to the Abruzzo headquarters to inform them about the Project and ask for their blessing. A sumptuous dinner offered by AC/DC Abruzzo followed, with Arrosticini, Pasta alla mugnaia, Tagliatelle all’uovo and Montepulciano D’Abruzzo wine. Numerous bottles of Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

Toast with Montepulciano D'Abruzzo

Thumb's up for Project AC/DC Abruzzo

That night AC/DC Italia offered a special gift to AC/DC Abruzzo. The photo of the the first AC/DC's cover on Rolling Stone, printed from the original file. This magnificent collector’s item immediately became an object of devotion for AC/DC Abruzzo and was subsequently named “IL SIMULACRO” (The Sacred Image of the Gods)

The gift

Inspiration from the Gods

The Stirring Committee then decided to carry this sacred image for the whole European Arena tour, from Oslo to Glasgow as an icon of protection and good omen. During the European tour the Simulacrum was showed to Brian, Malcolm and Angus on several occasions and they always showed their approval and gave us their blessing by adding their signatures to it. Brian in Stockholm, Angus in Prague, Malcolm in Dublin.

Raising our glasses to the Simulacro in Stockholm

Worshipping the Sacred Image

AC/DC Abruzzo's mobile office

A walk with the Simulacro in Plaça Catalunya in Barcelona

The Sacred Image had a powerful simbolic function for us in AC/DC Abruzzo and kept us going also during the most difficult moments of the indoor tour, especially in Milan, Spain and UK. The Simulacro was broken twice, in Bilbao and Glasgow but the Gods of Rock were always merciful with us and nothing evil happened. 

Finally, it returned to the President’s Office in Abruzzo, together with part of the other icons and relics gathered during this tour. 

It shall remain there for posterity.

From the Archives of AC/DC Abruzzo

Friday, November 6, 2009


"Li cos' allungh divent' scirp..."

ITA. "Le cose lunghe diventano serpenti"
ENG. (
litteral translation) "Long things become snakes"

Here's another modern abruzzese version of the "Carpe Diem" (Seize the day) philosohy. However, in this proverb the stress is put on the negative consequences that excessive procrastination might have on people in the pursuit of their objectives and ambitions in life.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


The first AC/DC Abruzzo fan to challenge the mighty Kosp in a rock battle using the backtracks amp is PHILLO, our friend from Belgium, during one of his identity crisis due to the withdrawal from the AC/DC live tour and due to the use of heavy drugs.

Let's see how it goes:

PHILLO (claiming to be Angus Young)


As you can see in the video, beside illegal drugs, Phillo also has an evident problem with Belgian beer...

But nice try! AHAHAHAH


Sunday, November 1, 2009


The Kosp

The President: "AC/DC Abruzzo is delighted to have the opportunity to work with a mentor and spiritual guide like the KOSP for the continuation of the AC/DC Black Ice World Tour. The KOSP has great charisma and sense of clarity. He started a cultural revolution in the way he conceives Rock'n'Roll and rock hardcore fan lifestyle. It's like he managed to bring back the traditional spirit of Rock'n'Roll excess from the '70s combining with business mentality, meticulous planning and new technologies. It's a privilege to work with him."

The Secretary General: "We met the Kosp for the first time in Stockholm, back in February after meeting Brian and Cliff. He was talking with his old friends, about all sorts of subjects with amazing naturalness, from guitar playing to girls pick-up techniques. Brian and Cliff just loved him. Then he took us to a club to celebrate the beginning of AC/DC European tour. We will never forget how many beautiful blond girls he had around him that night."

The President: "The true epiphany for us took place in Dublin last June. There, we really saw the Kosp at his best and we truly appreciated his rock'n'roll philosophy. Concerts, business, women, soft porn, guitars, luxury hotels, groupies, world travels... "

The Secretary General: "Beside being a guru and a pick up artist he's an incredible guitar player. He's also very humble. He doesn't have a band and prefers to operate "behind the scenes". He's a leader. We're privileged to know this man and work for him. He's very inspiring for us."

The President: "He will teach us how to redefine our lifestyle and live like rockstars. You don't need a band to do it. We believe this partnership will take Project AC/DC Abruzzo to the next level."

Rocco Siffredi: "He is the King Of Soft Porn!"

AC/DC Abruzzo with actor Rocco Siffredi


It's official! AC/DC Abruzzo has just signed a deal with KOSP PRODUCTIONS!

Thanks to the friendship with ROCCO SIFFREDI and to the inspiration received from the last revolutionnary RAMMSTEIN's video, which redefined the notion of visual Rock'n'Roll excess, the boys of the AC/DC Abruzzo's Stirring Committee accepted the offer of KOSP PRODUCTIONS and will star in the next KOSP saga.

The movies are in pre-production and will be shot in several locations around Australia and Europe in 2010. More details to come.

The Stirring Committee on the set

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Those who were there cannot easily forget what happened one year ago in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. And probably they never will. This small town, virtually in the middle of nowhere ,will remain forever in the hearts of the very few fans who gathered from all over the world to witness the historic comeback of AC/DC.

AC/DC Abruzzo's staff had made the promise just after the legendary gig at the Hammersmith Theatre in London on October 2003 to go anywhere AC/DC had decided to play the next show. That powerful rendering of If you Want Blood (You've got it) that night had just blown us away....

We had to wait for 5 years but we kept our word. As soon as the dates of the Black Ice World tour came out we secured our seats for the firs date of the tour Wilkes Barre using the first of a long list of Fan Club memberships. We didn't even know where this place was, somewhere on the East Coast for sure, but we put our faith in the Gods of Rock...

The real deal was the 1st night of the World Tour. We had to be the first to hear all the songs but then the rumours of a secret/private show, just a few days before the official kick off of the Black Ice tour caught our attention. Obviously we had to be there... We didn't win any contest but we did our duty of fans implementing our "Impossible is Nothing policy": we anticipated our flight, spent some time in NYC (we were actually there for the official release of the album on Oct 20), did some networking and finally got the confirmation that the "secret/private gig" (called "Dress Rehersal") was going to take place in Wilkes Barre. So Andrea and Matteo moved to Pennsylvania earlier, got to Scranton (and that's when it was decided to establish Project AC/DC Abruzzo) and then moved to Wilkes Barre where Marco from AC/DC Italia joined the party.

The day before the show Wilkes Barre looked like a Mecca for AC/DC fans. We could actually see all these AC/DC t-shirts. It really felt good. Then, when we started meeting people that we had met at the Hammersmith Theatre in 2003 (and I'm talking about the exclusive Soundcheck the previous day) the we understood that Wilkes Barre was going to be heaven on earth for us. It was going to be the final reward for those fans who had stood through thick and thin for 5 years waiting for AC/DC's comeback...

We had done our duty: we were in front of the Wachovia Arena in Wilkes Barre there on October 26, 2008 for AC/DC's come back BUT... WITHOUT TICKETS!!! Actually passes... How did we manage to get them? Well, maybe it was a fluke, maybe something else. As a matter of fact it was thanks to this interview...

See the crazy Italians (4 mins in)

Actually the interview was longer with lots of Italian spoken (including some jokes). Then when the interviewer asked the question: "How did you guys get tickets for the show?" and got the blunt answer "We don't have tickets for the show" the poor guy was shocked. People who came from Italy to the US for a show without tickets. We still remember his face. But we didn't win any contest, didn't think we were worth to be rewarded with tickets so what were we supposed to do? Sit down and cry? Instead we took the bull by the horns, just like our ancestors used to do in the Abruzzo countryside, and improvised a desperate ticket hunt. But it was easier than expected. The rest is history... We were in.

The secret gig was something really special. In the same league of London 2003. That's for sure. Since the very first second when the R'n'R Train intro video was on the screens until the final "I salute you" by Brian, we felt that Rock'n'roll was back.... We had been actually the first in the world to have seen the boys back on stage for the first time in 5 years... And seeing Angus playing with his white shirt sleeve rolled up really had no price... We met lots of cool fans. Old friends and new friends from Us and back in Europe...

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Wilkes Barre, Wachovia Arena October 26, 2008

Rock 'n' Roll train
Hell ain't a bad place to be
Back in black
Dirty deeds
Hells bells
You shook me all night long
Black Ice
Whole lotta Rosie
Let there be rock
Highway to hell
For those about to rock

Then it came the first night of the World Tour. The OFFICIAL comeback of AC/DC for "mainstream" audience. Obviously we couldn't miss that either. And on the same day we had to witness one of the heaviest snowfall we could remember while driving back from NYC to Wilkes Barre. This time instead of the 2000 crazy fans from all over the world, as Brian had been kidding about, the previous night there was a real crowd. And it was a real Rock show! Angus had changed uniform and pace. The setlist was complete this time and we were the first in the world to hear Big Jack and Anything Goes!

After Wilkes Barre Marco and Andrea kept going for a few more dates in the States. The next step for Matteo and Stefano was going to be Europe, GA arenas, our home turf....

Wilkes Barre, Wachovia Arena October 28, 2008

Rock & Roll Train
Hell Ain't a Bad Place To be
Back In Black
Big Jack
Dirty deeds done dirt cheap
Black Ice
The Jack
Hells Bells
War Machine
Anything Goes
You Shook Me all night long
Whole lotta Rosie
Let There Be Rock
- encore-
Highway To Hell
For Those About To Rock

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Monday, October 19, 2009


In the end, the rumours circulating in the last few days about 2 major changes in the setlist (Go Down and Sin City instead of Dirty Deeds and Dog Eat Dog) unfortunately proved wrong. The setlist is still the same and AC/DC is still the most repetitive live rock band currently on tour... But we love them anyway, don't we!

As for the 2010 summer tour, beside the 6 dates in Germany rumoured on the website and the concert in Paris Stade De France (apparently confirmed by the promoter) according to an article published on the Italian newspaper "LA STAMPA" AC/DC will play Stadio Comunale in Turin on June 8 and June 9 2010. If this is true, it would surely be the perfect treat for the Italian and International fans who could not attend the two memorable sold-out Italian shows in Milan last March..

As for AC/DC Abruzzo we will stick to the original "down under plan" anyway...

Thanks to Elio

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Since many of you asked us about Rocco we would like to add to the previous post that Roco is a truly eclectic artist and his works include music compilations, fashion clothes, books etc. He also took part in several advertisement campaigns. The most famous one was broadcast on national Italian Tvs a few years ago raising strong controversy in a peculiar country where it is normal that the Prime Minister meets the Pope on a day and prostitutes on the other... Ironically, it was for a brand of potato chips. Here's the whole story:


Friday, October 9, 2009


"Addò c'è gguste, nen g'è pperdènze." (Dove c'è gusto non c'è perdenza)

Translation:"Where there is enjoyment there is no loss." The enjoyment of something (e.g. a sport, hobby, music etc.) is its own reward regardless of whether it leads to money, success, fame etc.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


“Her hot potatoes will elevate you.
Her bad behavior will leave you standing proud”


We know it's HARD to believe!! But it's true! Among our world tour adventures and amazing meetings, Matteo and Stefano of AC/DC Abruzzo had the privilege to meet one of the most charismatic and iconic Italian movie stars in the world... ROCCO SIFFREDI!!!

As most of you know, Rocco has gained worldwide fame thanks to his stunning 20-year career in the adult film industry collaborating with more than 5000 "business partners", starring in more than 1500 movies and becoming undoubtedly THE BEST in his field. Now that he has retired as an actor he works as a producer. A.lways keeping his STIFF... STIFF UPPER LIP!

However, most of you probably don't know that Rocco is from the ABRUZZO region, just like AC/DC Abruzzo staff!!

AC/DC Abruzzo met him during the world tour and had the opportunity to have a nice friendly chat with him about a wide range of subjects... from XXX to AC/DC.

Here's an excerpt of AC/DC Abruzzo's exclusive interview with ROCCO SIFFREDI!

Hello Rocco, thanks for being with us. We are from Roseto, Abruzzo just a few kilometres from your hometown Ortona. And since we are here in Budapest following the band we wanted to express our respect and admiration by meeting and offering you a special bottle of wine selected by our sommelier!

Thank you guys! It's very nice of you. And thank you for the bottle. Next time you're in town give me a call and we'll meet in a nice restaurant.

Rocco, as you know we are on very tight schedule due to AC/DC world tour. But it meant a lot to us to be here to thank you in person, even briefly, for all your work which we admire a lot. Especially the early days... Above all, you proved that the "strong and gentle" attitude combined with the stubbornness of people from Abruzzo can lead to success and excellence, in any fields.

Yes it's true, but I was also lucky... If I didn't go to Paris when I was 20, despite my big talent and strong character, I would have probably ended up in Pescara repairing public telephone booths with my uncle as you can read in my autobiography. Life is about seizing the opportunity at the right time, but you also have to put yourself in the right place. This goes for everything in life.
But you guys are really touring Europe with AC/DC? You must be crazy HARD CORE fans! Don't you guys have a job??

Rocco, we just love to combine business and pleasure, just like you! AH AH AH AH

You're funny guys! And I like your flag... Let me sign it.

Thanks Rocco! What do you think of AC/DC? Are you going to the concert?

I love AC/DC and I'd love to go to their concert but unfortunately I have a very important film casting to supervise in these days. Being a movie producer is really a HARD job! Do you guys want to COME to the casting by the way?

WOW! We’re flattered, Rocco. But this time we’ll have to pass. We must go to the show! There are rumours that AC/DC are going to change the setlist tonight…

As you want! CIAO to AC/DC Abruzzo fans.

Sì ragazzi! E' proprio lui! Rocco Siffredi! Uno degli abruzzesi di maggiore successo, tra i più ammirati e invidiati del mondo! Il Rocco nazionale, icona del MADE IN ABRUZZO. AC/DC Abruzzo ha avuto l'opportunità e il privilegio di incontrare Rocco e di parlare con lui di diversi argomenti: dalla musica degli AC/DC (che conosce e apprezza) fino alla sua recente autobiografia, fonte di ispirazione anche per il tour di AC/DC Abruzzo. Venuto a conoscenza del nostro progetto Rocco si è mostrato molto incuriosito ed è stato subito lieto di apparire in foto con noi per il nostro blog. Il suo carisma "forte e gentile" e la sua energia contagiosa ci hanno dato un ulteriore impulso nel proseguio del nostro tour. Ringraziamo di nuovo Rocco e gli auguriamo un in bocca al lupo per il proseguio della sua carriera di produttore!

Thanks to Istiboy&co for intelligence and logistics and to The KOSP for external consulting.


AMARCORD meas "I remember" in several Italian dialects, including the Abruzzese! We will use the title of this Fellini's movie for a new series of entries regarding the cities we've visited, the people we've met and the things that we've seen during our AC/DC European tour! We hope you enjoy this retrospective rock'n'roll journey through Europe with AC/DC and AC/DC Abruzzo!

GERMANY March 2009! Dusseldorf-Oberhausen (7-9 March)

As you probably remember AC/DC Abruzzo Stirring Committee added these 2 dates last minute to our European Indoor Tour. The official reason was the cancellation of the second Antwerp tour. The real reason is you never get enough of AC/DC live!! 

So the President ended up in the Northwestern part of Germany. An industrial-working class area that has always had a strong passion for AC/DC since the early European tours. Lots of Dutch fans had also the opportunity to join the party. According to the news received from Orangus, Brian was back in action, full throttle in Leipzig, so we were happy to be part of AC/DC come back to Germany after the legendary 2003 gigs. The expectations were incredible. Needless to say that getting tickets outside the venue for these shows was pretty tough, despite the announcement of the summer stadium tours. AC/DC Abruzzo Vice President and the other guys from the AC/DC Italia crew were also there for the show. Unfortunately, the Secretary General was unable to make it.

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The shows were just perfect! Orangus and I still agree that Oberhausen and Dusseldorf were some of the best performances of the band in indorr arenas (but the audience was too weak in both cases). In Oberhausen, in particular, the band seemed to master the stage perfectly providing an amazing performance, technically and artistically. Brian's voice was still sounding extremely powerful, almost like for the first US leg of the tour. Angus looked in perfect shape, very accurate and more energetic than before. It would be interesting if there is a video bootleg around.... Unfortunately, as said before, the crowd was really disappointing... Coming from Paris or even Antwerp you could tell the difference.

During these 5 days we met some interesting historic fans who had lots of stories to tell us, from the Bon Scott era, to the '80s to the Ballbreaker and SUL tour. We had some real fun together. Being a bit disappointed with the nightlife of the cities (Dusseldorf and Oberhausen are really small cities, especially Oberhausen which could be compared to Pescara! Can you imagine AC/DC live in Pescara! AH AH AH) Orangus and the President headed to Cologne for a quick tour of the city including a stop in some renowned Italian restaurants. The Italian community here is huge, especially the Calabrese community and it is probably easier to find people speaking Italian than English, which is quite unusual for Germany. We also interacted with the local people, sometimes using the body language like in the video below (where some Germans underline the resemblance between football player Luca Toni and AC/DC Abruzzo's President). The magic word was "Campioni del mondo!"

Last but not least HAPPY BIRTHDAY To Brian!!! CIN CIN!