zaterdag 17 januari 2015

Sold out in just 2 hours! Bedlam in Belgium!


It is most likely you have tried to get tickets for only Belgian show in 2015 around 9 o'clock this morning.  You were not alone!  Thousands of other Belgians woke up early to get their part of the cake.   Same here: the blue waiting line circle is still printed on my retina...., but we managed to get tickets.

In case you were not succesful this morning, it is still recommended to enlist on the waiting list, as some tickets might become still available.   Go to the waiting list : here.  Complaints can be send to this address.  It's always better than buying tickets on the black market at outrageous prices and they might not even be valid....  Don't buy on the black market: remember in 2009 over 1.000 black tickets were (read here) deleted!

The 50.000 tickets sold out in an amazing 2 hours.  That's Riff Raff!  Angus and Malcolm tiptoe through the house, like on this picture from 1974, as the band is now more popular than ever.  (picture by M. Browning)
SEE YOU THERE ! 




woensdag 14 januari 2015

Belgian Show confirmed - 6 JULY - presale Saturday

Ah!  We admit it, there has been some teasing.  First Angus and Cliff who promised us that Belgium would be on the list, and then an 'official' NO from concert promotor Mojo.

But here it finally is: the confirmation for a Belgian show in the European leg of the "Rock or Bust Tour". THANK YOU.  It's time once again for BEDLAM IN BELGIUM !


The show will be at the Festival Park at the festival grounds where Europe's best metalfest Graspop will be organized a few weeks earlier.  Expect a total number of available tickets of around 45.000.  This will sell out, so you'd better be quick.  Find tickets HERE.

Meanwhile AC/DC holds for the 6th week in a row the place of best selling artist in the Belgian charts. That's far better than Black Ice, which topped the charts for 4 weeks only.

In an attempt to silent protest against the lack of a Belgian date on the tour schedule, I did not post the full tour scheme so far.  You can find the full schedule below (thank you Raff).  We will try to cover the shows in Holland, Belgium, Paris (2x), London and Barcelona.

AC/DC will also perform on the Grammy Awards in February and headline the US Coachella Festival.

AC/DC European Tour 2015
05.05.2015 Arnheim / Gelredome (Netherlands)
Tickets sold out
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08.05.2015 Nürnberg / Zeppelinfeld (Germany)
Tickets sold out
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10.05.2015 Dresden / Rinne Festwiese Ostragehege (Germany)
Tickets on sale now
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14.05.2015 Zeltweg / Austria
Tickets on sale now
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16.05.2015 Hockenheim /Hockenheimring (Germany)
Tickets sold out
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19.05.2015 München / Olympiastadion (Germany)
Tickets on sale now (only seats with obstructed view available)
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21.05.2015 München / Olympiastadion (Germany)
Tickets on sale now (only seats with obstructed view available)
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23.05.2015 Paris / Stade de France (France)
Tickets sold out
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26.05.2015 Paris / Stade de France (France)
Tickets on sale now
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29.05.2015 Barcelona / Estadio Olimpico (Spain)
Tickets sold out
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31.05.2015 Madrid / Estadio Vicente Calderón (Spain)
Tickets sold out
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02.06.2015 Madrid / Estadio Vicente Calderón (Spain)
Tickets sold out
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05.06.2015 Zürich / Letzigrundstadion (Switzerland)
Tickets sold out
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07.06.2015 Zürich / Letzigrundstadion (Switzerland)
Tickets sold out
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19.06.2015 Köln / Jahnwiesen (Germany)
Tickets sold out
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21.06.2015 Hannover / Messe (Germany)
Tickets sold out
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25.06.2015 Berlin / Olympiastadion (Germany)
Tickets on sale now (only seats with obstructed view available)
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28.06.2015 Glasgow / Hampden Park (Scotland)
Tickets sold out
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01.07.2015 Dublin / Aviva Stadium (Ireland)
Tickets sold out
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04.07.2015 London / Wembley Stadium (England)
Tickets sold out
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06.07.2015 Dessel, Festivalpark Stenehei, (Belgium)
Tickets on sale January 17th 9:00 am local time
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09.07.2015 Imola / Autodromo Int. Enzo e Dino Ferrari (Italy)
Tickets sold out
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12.07.2015 Gelsenkirchen / Veltins Arena (Germany)
Tickets on sale now (only seats with obstructed view available)
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15.07.2015 Roskilde / Dyrskueplads (Denmark)
Tickets sold out
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17.07.2015 Oslo / Valle Hovin Stadium (Norway)
Tickets on sale now
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19.07.2015 Stockholm (Solna) / Friends Arena (Sweden)
Tickets sold out
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22.07.2015 Hämeenlinna / Kantolan Tapahtumapuisto (Finland)
Tickets on sale now
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25.07.2015 Warszawa / Stadion Narodowy (Poland)
Tickets on sale now

maandag 1 december 2014

maandag 24 november 2014

* WIN WIN WIN * Listen to Rock or Bust ! * The "Battle of the Drummers Tour" *

Win a pair of tickets to the Official Rock or Bust Launch Party on 29 November in Cartoon's in Antwerp, Belgium, thanks to BEDLAM IN BELGIUM and Sony Music. .
Take your chances and use the contact form on your right to send me your name / email / mobile phone number and the answer on the following question (Who plays drums on the Rock or Bust album?), and you might be on the guest list for this evening in style: airbrush tattoo session, duckwalk contest, Dj sets (Dries Van Damme, Alex Agnew and Andries Beckers) with lots of prizes to win.  You could even walk out with a real Gibson SG guitar!!  You won't regret to come dressed up.

A few days before the official release date, you can now listen to the full album Rock or Bust via iTunes streaming:  Click here to get to the streaming

In recent interviews, the boys talk about going on the road whatever happens.  And that is with or without Phil.  Angus gave a good advice for young bands: "Never turn your back on the drummer" and during the first canon of the 21 gun salute in For Those About To Rock: "BOOM - and there goes your drummer".
In the meantime 4 different historical AC/DC drummers have been warming up in the past couple of days.  Even Tony Currenti, drummer on the High Voltage album, Also second drummer Noel Taylor appeared along the sides of Tony on the Let There Be Rock tribute show last week in Australia.   Our favorite Chris Slade seems to be in major shape and also Simon Wright keeps banging the cymbals!  With Damocles' Sword swinging above AC/DC's drum stool, we could start calling it "The battle of the Drummers Tour"....

Chris Slade Razor's Edge - picture from Chrissladetimeline

Tony Currenti

Noel Taylor

Simon Wright

 And Phil?  Well it seems he's seriously considering guitar....:

Phil Rudd

Here's the new video clip: with yet another drummer, Bob Richards:

  

dinsdag 11 november 2014

Less than a month before Rock or Bust album release...

... and the band is getting ready to reveal the plans for their 2015 world tour.

The promotional campaign - with teasing material dripping from the band's Facebook and Twitter account - is getting side tracked by some humming noise around drummer Phil Rudd, behaving as a real Rocker. To all fans it was a surprise to see him missing from the official photo shoot and the recording of the new video clips, in which he was replaced by Bob Richards (read full story here).
His story is all smudged out in the tabloid press and by people that know people that never were actually there.  I just don't like to read this kind of crap and you know what happened with sleazy tabloid reporter at the end of the 1986 Danger video...? Right !  I would rather like to think of it as an unfortunate and late promo campaign for his solo record Head Job.  Come on Phil, get your stuff together and prove to the rest of the band you are ready to get on stage during what could be the last tour of AC/DC!  
                                          
Anyways: here's the video of Play Ball, recorded in London last month and released just an hour ago. There's some pretty awesome ball work in there!  
Below there's a video showing the making of.


dinsdag 7 oktober 2014

Rock or Bust !




TRACKLISTING:

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

maandag 6 oktober 2014

'Play Ball' to air on radio stations worldwide today!

After a 60 second teaser, the new AC/DC single 'Play Ball' will be played on radio stations across the globe today Tuesday 6 October.  You will be able to hear the song in Belgium on Studio Brussel and Classic21 this morning.  Other international radio stations include Virginradio (Italy), Q107 (Canada), CJay92 (France) and TheLoop (US).  Listen to the 60 second cut below, in case you missed it:


The video clip for this new song has been recorded last Friday in a studio in London.  One day later, the band recorded the clip for the title track of the new album "Rock or Bust" in the same studio in the company of somewhat 400 AC/DC fans that flew in from all over the world.  Now it has been officially anncounced that Malcolm Young retires from the band, family member Stevie Young hit the rhythm guitar and Bob Richards (since 1997 in British 60's bands Man) kicked the drums, as Phil Rudd seemed to have a personal emergency.  You can read some interesting stories on those sessions on acdc-abruzzo.blogspot.com . This picture showed the small arena that was built for the occcasion:  


Stay tuned for more news on the album very soon! 

Last words in this story go to Malcolm Young.  With his departure from the band due to illness, AC/DC loses its pulse and backbone.  Ever since the very beginning of AC/DC as well as musically thanks to his steady rhythm guitar work, Malcolm played a leading role in the development of the band.  Together with his little brother Angus, he brought the band -along the long way- all the way to the top.  If Bon Scott was the 'Thunderbolt in the middle' of the band's name, Malcolm still is the secret to the band's electrifying power play.   There is little chance that we will see him again on stage with the band, but he will forever be AC/DC.  We wish Malcolm all the best and are sending him our strength to him and to his family.

Stevie Young will walk in Malcolm's footsteps.  Stevie already briefly joined the band in 1988, so he sure knows the chords.  He recorded the forthcoming studio album 'Rock or Bust' album in Vancouver together with Brian, Phil, Cliff and Angus, and will join the band on tour in 2015.  23 May is rumoured to be the French date on the (40?) show 'Rock or Bust' tour. Rock or Bust!