Monday, January 11, 2010

WHO ARE THE BOYS OF AC/DC ABRUZZO?

Many people have asked us what we do in life. No, guys! We did not win the National Lottery and we are not in the MAFIA!!! Or maybe we are...

AC/DC Abruzzo is simply the creation of three ordinary guys from the region of Abruzzo in Italy who share a unique passion for AC/DC and their music. Especially when they are ON STAGE!

THE STORY OF AC/DC ABRUZZO

THE PROMISE


The three young men from Abruzzo all took part in an event that changed their lives on October 21, 2003: the 4-minute soldout AC/DC show at the legendary Hammersmith Odeon Theather of London. After that concert their lives would never be the same again. That night they made the promise to go and see AC/DC wherever in the world they would decide to play again. That show remained AC/DC's last public appearance for 5 long years... Until the private show of Wilkes Barre on October 26, 2008...



The Italian Delegation in Wilkes Barre (from the Official Fannation Documentary by Sony)

The dream the boys had been cultivating for all these years was to see as many AC/DC live shows as possible around the world. TRAVELLING THE WORLD WITH AC/DC! To make this possible a strict "Impossible is nothing" policy has been implemented since the very beginning. This took a lot of hard work, planning and improvisation. In the 5 years of waiting the boys all got flexible lifestyle and careers and when the tour started they were ready. Project AC/DC Abruzzo's blog was created to share their adventures with other hardcore fans around the world. And for posterity...

THE DREAM HAS COME TRUE! DURING THE BLACK ICE TOUR AC/DC ABRUZZO COVERED A TOTAL OF 85 DIFFERENT SHOWS IN 5 CONTINENTS!! MORE THAN 90 THOUSAND MILES TRAVELED AROUND THE WORLD IN 20 MONTHS!


THE STAFF

Matteo - aka The President (Co-founder and member of the Steering Committee)



Born and raised in Abruzzo he studied in the North of Italy. After the Hammersmith gig he kept travelling around the world working and living in Spain, France, Uk and Canada. He's self employed and his career has been progressively tailored to the AC/DC World Tour / rockstar lifestyle.
He's the co-founder of AC/DC Abruzzo and the guardian and promoter of the philosophy behind Project AC/DC Abruzzo. He coordinates activities and initiatives in the field and on the internet. With the Steering Committee he takes executive decisions during the tour and has the task to update AC/DC Abruzzo's blog.

BLACK ICE TOUR - 53 shows
26 Oct 2008 - Wilkes-Barre, PA - Wachovia Arena
28 Oct 2008 - Wilkes-Barre, PA - Wachovia Arena
18 Feb 2009 Oslo NO Telenor Arena
20 Feb 2009 Stockholm SE The Globe
22 Feb 2009 Stockholm SE The Globe
25 Feb 2009 Paris FR Bercy
27 Feb 2009 Paris FR Bercy
01 Mar 2009 Antwerp BE Sportpaleis
07 Mar 2009 Dusseldorf DE ISS Dome
09 Mar 2009 Oberhausen DE KoPi Arena
17 Mar 2009 Prague CZ O2 Arena
19 Mar 2009 Milan IT Datch Forum
21 Mar 2009 Milan IT Datch Forum
23 Mar 2009 Budapest HU Papp László Sportarena
31 Mar 2009 Barcelona ES Sant Jordi
02 Apr 2009 Madrid ES Palacio de los Deportes
14 Apr 2009 London GB O2 Arena
16 Apr 2009 London GB O2 Arena
18 Apr 2009 Dublin IE O2 Arena
21 Apr 2009 Manchester GB MEN
23 Apr 2009 Birmingham GB NEC
13 May 2009 Leizig, Zentralstadium
15 May 2009 Munich, Olympic Stadium
7 Jun 2009 Barcelona, Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys
9 Jun 2009 Marseille, Stade velodrome
12 Jun 2009 Paris, Stade De France
28 Jun 2009 Dublin, Punchestown
30 Jun 2009 Glasgow,Hampden Park
Feb 11, 2010 Melbourne Etihad Stadium
Feb 13, 2010 Melbourne Etihad Stadium
Feb 15, 2010 Melbourne Etihad Stadium
Feb 18, 2010 Sydney AU ANZ Stadium
Feb 20, 2010 Sydney AU ANZ Stadium
Feb 22, 2010 Sydney AU ANZ Stadium
Feb 25, 2010 Brisbane AU QSAC
Feb 27, 2010 Brisbane AU QSAC
Mar 02, 2010 Adelaide AU Adelaide Oval
Mar 06, 2010 Perth AU Subiaco Oval
Mar 08, 2010 Perth AU Subiaco Oval
14 May Sofia BG Vassil Levsky Stadium
16 May Bucharest RO Piata Constitutiei
19 May Udine IT Stadio Friuli
27 May Warsaw PL Bemowo Airport
30 May Oslo NO Valle Hovin Stadion
01 Jun Tampere FI Ratina Stadium
03 Jun Stockholm SE Olympic Stadium
05 Jun Horsens DK CASA Arena Horsens
11 Jun Donington GB Donington Park
18 Jun Paris FR Stade De France
22 Jun Berlin DE Olympic Stadium
26 Jun Seville, ES Olympic Stadium
28 June Bilbao, ES San Mames Stadi


Stefano - aka The Secretary General (member of the Steering Committee)



Long standing friend and trusted man of The President he lived and worked in Abruzzo all his life before moving to London, UK 5 years ago. He's a renowned wine sommelier and expert of Italian cuisine. He's been working for some of the best Italian restaurants in London.
He takes executive decisions during the tour as a member of the Steering Committee. He is the loyal assistant of the President and he's responsible for the catering services during the tour (food and wine selection).

BLACK ICE TOUR - 47 shows + RnR Train video shoot in London
18 Feb 2009 Oslo NO Telenor Arena
20 Feb 2009 Stockholm SE The Globe
22 Feb 2009 Stockholm SE The Globe
25 Feb 2009 Paris FR Bercy
27 Feb 2009 Paris FR Bercy
01 Mar 2009 Antwerp BE Sportpaleis
17 Mar 2009 Prague CZ O2 Arena
19 Mar 2009 Milan IT Datch Forum
21 Mar 2009 Milan IT Datch Forum
23 Mar 2009 Budapest HU Papp László Sportarena
31 Mar 2009 Barcelona ES Sant Jordi
02 Apr 2009 Madrid ES Palacio de los Deportes
04 Apr 2009 Bilbao ES el Bizkaia Arena
14 Apr 2009 London GB O2 Arena
16 Apr 2009 London GB O2 Arena
18 Apr 2009 Dublin IE O2 Arena
21 Apr 2009 Manchester GB MEN
23 Apr 2009 Birmingham GB NEC
15 May 2009 Munich, Olympic Stadium
12 Jun 2009 Paris, Stade De France
30 Jun 2009 Glasgow,Hampden Park
Feb 11, 2010 Melbourne Etihad Stadium
Feb 13, 2010 Melbourne Etihad Stadium
Feb 15, 2010 Melbourne Etihad Stadium
Feb 18, 2010 Sydney AU ANZ Stadium
Feb 20, 2010 Sydney AU ANZ Stadium
Feb 22, 2010 Sydney AU ANZ Stadium
Feb 25, 2010 Brisbane AU QSAC
Feb 27, 2010 Brisbane AU QSAC
Mar 02, 2010 Adelaide AU Adelaide Oval
Mar 06, 2010 Perth AU Subiaco Oval
Mar 08, 2010 Perth AU Subiaco Oval
14 May Sofia BG Vassil Levsky Stadium
16 May Bucharest RO Piata Constitutiei
19 May Udine IT Stadio Friuli
22 May Wels AT Air Field (Flugplatz Wels)
30 May Oslo NO Valle Hovin Stadion
01 Jun Tampere FI Ratina Stadium
03 Jun Stockholm SE Olympic Stadium
05 Jun Horsens DK CASA Arena Horsens
11 Jun Donington GB Donington Park
15 Jun Nice FR Parc des Sports Charles Ehrmann
18 Jun Paris FR Stade De France
20 Jun Dresden DE Ostrahege
22 Jun Berlin DE Olympic Stadium
26 Jun Seville, ES Olympic Stadium
28 June Bilbao, ES San Mames Stadium


Andrea aka The Vice President (Co-founder and member of AC/DC Italia's staff)



He's the co-founder of AC/DC Abruzzo. Born and raised in Abruzzo he still lives in our beloved region (in Città Sant'Angelo - The City of Angels of Abruzzo). He developed an international mindset and adaptability to the on-the-road lyfestyle by travelling all around the world with his wife Alessandra after the Hammersmith show. He is technically employed but thanks to his extraordinary negotiating skills he always manages to have the necessary flexibility required to follow AC/DC on tour.
He is the authoritative bootleg expert and collector of AC/DC Abruzzo. He saw his first AC/DC show in 1996 and managed to meet Angus for the first time backstage in Turin in 2001. He's the owner of the puppy dog Rosie, AC/DC Abruzzo's mascot. He's got an unrivaled encyclopedic knowledge of the best restaurants and local food specialties of the Abruzzo region. Since March 2009 he's been also a member of AC/DC Italia's staff.

BLACK ICE TOUR - 30 shows
26 Oct 2008 - Wilkes-Barre, PA - Wachovia Arena
28 Oct 2008 - Wilkes-Barre, PA - Wachovia Arena
30 Oct 2008 - Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena
01 Nov 2008 - Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena
03 Nov 2008 - Indianapolis, IN
12 Nov 2008 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
13 Nov 2008 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
07 Mar 2009 Dusseldorf DE ISS Dome
19 Mar 2009 Milan IT Datch Forum
21 Mar 2009 Milan IT Datch Forum
31 Mar 2009 Barcelona ES Sant Jordi
13 May 2009 Leipzig, Zentralstadium
15 May 2009 Munich, Olympic Stadium
7 Jun 2009 Barcelona, Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys
12 Jun 2009 Paris, Stade De France
26 Jun 2009 London, Wembley Stadium
28 Jun 2009 Dublin, Punchestown
30 Jun 2009 Glasgow,Hampden Park
02 Dec 2009 Buenos Aires, River Plate Stadium
04 Dec 2009 Buenos Aires, River Plate Stadium
06 Dec 2009 Buenos Aires, River Plate Stadium
Mar 12 2010 Saitama JP Saitama Super Arena
Mar 14 2010 Saitama JP Saitama Super Arena
Mar 16 2010 Osaka JP Kyocera Dome Osaka
14 May Sofia BG Vassil Levsky Stadium
19 May Udine IT Stadio Friuli
11 Jun Donington GB Donington Park
18 Jun Paris FR Stade De France
26 Jun Seville, ES Olympic Stadium
28 June Bilbao, ES San Mames Stadium

EXTERNAL CONSULTANTS

Lorenzo aka "Orangus" (Special Envoy - Ticket Master)



He is also known as the Phantom of the Opera and Belfagor. He's not an executive member of AC/DC Abruzzo Staff but he shares AC/DC Abruzzo's philosophy and founding principles. He first met Stefano and Matteo outside the Hammersmith theatre in 2003 and he managed to find a ticket for face value for the ticketless President just 2 hours before the beginning of the show.

He's a student and a self-employed professional and likes to follow AC/DC on tour with his car and bike (!!!). Beside AC/DC he's got a true passion for Opera. His office is located in the vicinity of the Teatro La Scala in Milan.

BLACK ICE TOUR - 41 shows
25 Feb 2009 Paris FR Bercy
27 Feb 2009 Paris FR Bercy
01 Mar 2009 Antwerp BE Sportpaleis
05 Mar 2009 Leipzig DE Halle 1
07 Mar 2009 Dusseldorf DE ISS Dome
09 Mar 2009 Oberhausen DE KoPi Arena
11 Mar 2009 Bremen DE AWD Dome
13 Mar 2009 Rotterdam NL Ahoy
15 Mar Dortmund DE Westfallenhalle
19 Mar 2009 Milan IT Datch Forum
21 Mar 2009 Milan IT Datch Forum
25 Mar 2009 Frankfurt DE Festhalle
27 Mar 2009 Munich DE Olympiahalle
6 Apr 2009 Zurich CH Hallenstadion
14 Apr 2009 London GB O2 Arena
16 Apr 2009 London GB O2 Arena
13 May 2009 Leipzig, Zentralstadium
15 May 2009 Munich, Olympic Stadium
17 May 2009 Gelsenkirchen, Veltins Arena
19 May 2009 Cologne, Stadion
22 May 2009 Hockenheimring, Formula 1 Racing Track
5 Jun 2009 Madrid, Estadio Vicente Calderón
7 Jun 2009 Barcelona, Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys
9 Jun 2009 Marseille, Stade velodrome
12 Jun 2009 Paris, Stade De France
26 Jun 2009 London, Wembley Stadium
30 Jun 2009 Glasgow,Hampden Park
Jul 28, 2009 Foxborough ,MA, US Gillette Stadium
Jul 31, 2009 E. Rutherford, NJ US Giants Stadium
Aug 02, 2009 Albany NY, US ,Times Union Center
Mar 12 2010 Saitama JP Saitama Super Arena
Mar 14 2010 Saitama JP Saitama Super Arena
Mar 16 2010 Osaka JP Kyocera Dome Osaka
19 May Udine IT Stadio Friuli
22 May Wels AT Air Field (Flugplatz Wels)
08 Jun Bern CH Stade de Suisse
15 Jun Nice FR Parc des Sports Charles Ehrmann
18 Jun Paris FR Stade De France
20 Jun Dresden DE Ostrahege
22 Jun Berlin DE Olympic Stadium
28 June Bilbao, ES San Mames Stadium


The Kosp (Pick up Artist - Groupie Manager - SP Movie Producer)

He's the KOSP


THE FLAG

The flag started the tour in Wilkes Barre and it's still travelling with us. It is taken to each concert and it is raised during The Jack and Let There Be Rock. It also appears in the official video of Anything Goes. It's a symbol of our commitment to our Rock'n'Roll mission and our loyalty to our homeland... It's also a peacocking item.


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