Monday, July 12, 2010


What we had feared a few seconds after the end of For Those About to Rock in Bilbao has become official, as stated by the official website (

After criss-crossing the globe for over 20 months and playing to over 5 million people, AC/DC's Black Ice World Tour came to a close in Bilbao, Spain on June 28, 2010. The Black Ice World Tour took AC/DC to 108 cities in over 28 countries. AC/DC kicked off the tour on the heels of releasing their critically lauded album Black Ice, which soared to the #1 spot on album charts in over 29 countries around the globe. The Black Ice World tour was heralded by fans and critics alike, with the Chicago Tribune calling it “a celebration of all that is great about rock ‘n’ roll,” calling the band’s music as “Rock 'n' roll that outlasts time.” Earlier this year AC/DC’s Black Ice World Tour won a Pollstar Award for Major Tour of the Year.

Yes. According to Pollstar it was the major tour of the year with 1.8 million tickets sold. "No other act has reached 1 million. The band has grossed $177.5 million.". Pretty impressive....

So what now? ... ... We probably need a few more days of reflection...

AC/DC Italia in tears after the Bilbao show

The Vice President trying to fight post-tour depression with irony and sarcasm

The Secretary General feels lost...

The stoic melancholy of the President


Ok. We admit we haven't being doing our homework in Europe on this last leg of the tour... The thing is we got spoiled in Australia with too many girls, to the left and to the right... In Europe it's just harder to pick up. It's a fact. Besides, the Kosp apparently got into a serious monogamous relationship and even KK has slowed down his rockstar lifestyle. So we were left without mentors. But we promise we will get back to our training. Now that the tour is over we have plenty of time...

Most of the readers of the blog that we've met during the European Tour 2010 surprisingly told us that they really appreciated the suggestions from the KOSP. So here's a special technique for you developed during the tour.


"PEACOCK—verb: to dress in loud clothing or with flashy accoutrements in order to get attention from women. Peacocking items include bright shiny shirts, light-up jewelry, feather boas, colorful cowboy hats, or anything else that makes one stand out in a crowd." from THE GAME

Believe it or not, the famous AC/DC Abruzzo flag, which has accompanied us around the world for almost 2 years during the Black Ice tour has also served the purpose of "peacock item". On several occasions we managed to pick up girls who got charmed by our Italian/Abruzzo flag, before and after the show (and even during the show). Girls (and sometimes even guys) cannot resist the temptation to make a comment about the flag so they initiate conversation. This is also an IOI (ie. an indicator of interest). After this you just have to employ the techniques you learned from the Kosp and KK to build attraction and to CLOSE the deal... The best time is after the show because you can take advantage of the post-concert euphoria... Unfortunately, now that there are no more AC/DC shows you will have to use your peacock item (flag, devil's horns etc.) at local cover band gigs...

Norwegian girl wrapping herself in the flag after the show...

French girl grabbing the flag at the Stade De France in Paris (later on the big screens during the Jack)


  1. 5 million people is amazing numbers. Only the Rolling Stones have played to more people on a tour, no other artist. Fantastic blog by you guys, hope that you continue, and maybe see you in 2013, cause i think somthing good will happen then./alfonsyoung

  2. Great blog, we have been following the tour as avidly as you have. Keep up the good work, we will be coming back here! :)