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AC/DC Ready to Tour Again?

Posted on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments14 Comments

Color me surprised. The guys in AC/DC are apparently talking about another world tour. Remember how long we waited for the Black Ice tour to finally happen? Well, now Angus Young says the band wants to tour again.

 

"We have such diehard fans, old and new. We've survived many changing fashions of music – we've outlived the lot of them,” Angus told UK paper The Sun.

 

AC/DC is currently celebrating the release of their concert DVD Live At River Plate.

 

With so many sold-out shows from the Black Ice world tour...can AC/DC do it again? Will fans – will you – be willing to pay insane prices for tickets again? I've got to be honest, if AC/DC suddenly announced a show in Ohio in the next six months or so, I'd have to think about plopping down the money again. For the Black Ice tour, it was a no-brainer for me...but now that I've seen them, I'm not sure I have the burning desire to see them immediately again. There are some bands I can – and want – to see over and over again, but for whatever reason, AC/DC isn't one of them. Maybe it is because I feel like I got 100% of the AC/DC experience during the Black Ice tour and those memories are good enough for me.

 

What do you think?

 

 




Reader Comments (14)

I'd see AC/DC any day of the week and the ticket prices here in Europe weren't that over the top.
BUT, they would have to mix up the setlist a little.
I think they ditched one song and added another, otherwise it was the same damn setlist night after night on the Black Ice tour and that's boring as hell considering how many great songs they have.
May 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSnoot
I agree - if they brought back a lot of more 'obscure' songs like shot down in flames or down payment blues or even cold hearted man, then I'd be there in a second. If they are doing the same setlist then no, I would not drop $1000 to fly interstate, stay in a hotel and see them again. I did see Black Ice from the barrier, and it was epic, but I'd need something more than a repeat of the same thing to do it again so soon.
May 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristian
I missed the Black Ice tour so I'd be happy to see them. Rock on Angus and company.. :)
May 7, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteri'mtheone
Also missed the Black Ice tour, so I would love to go see them if they passed close enough, and the prices weren't too crazy.
May 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNIgel
Bring It and LET THERE BE ROCK!!
May 7, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkari
I would love to see them. It has been over 20 yrs
May 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrian L
Seen 'em live 8 times!

1) w/ Bon Scott, off "Powerage", 1978, Painter's Mill Music Fair, Owings Mills, Maryland

2) w/ Bon Scott, off "Highway To Hell", 1979, Towson State University, Towson, Maryland

3) w/ Bon Scott, off "Highway To Hell", 1979, Monsters Of Rock Festival, Oakland, California

4) w/ Brian Johnson, off "Back In Black", 1980, Capital Centre, Largo, Maryland

5) Ditto

6) Ditto (They played 3 nights in a row at Capital Centre and if my memory serves me correctly -- somebody please correct me if I am wrong -- This was the debut of Brian Johnson in the States!

7) w/ Brian Johnson, off "For Those About To Rock", 1981, Baltimore Civic Center, Baltimore, Maryland

8) w/ Brian Johnson, off "Ballbreaker", 1995, Madison Square Garden, New York, New York

That makes it 16 years for me, Bri!

Kari -- FYI, "Let There Be Rock" is my fave AC/DC album and "Problem Child", from that album, is my fave AC/DC song.

I will be up front and center when they come to town!

For Those About To Rock, We Salute You!
May 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
It's been about 11 years since I have seen them last. If the ticket prices aren't insane I would consider it. Maybe one last time to see them would rock, but I skipped them last time because I didn't think it would be that different from the previous times I have seen them.
May 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGil
Metalboy! Truly impressed you've seen them 8 times, I've seen them 3.
Is Problem Child on the US version of Let There Be Rock? That song can be found on Dirty Deeds here in Europe.
May 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSnoot
Metalboy...I'm envious that you got to see AC/DC not only with Bon but on their 'Powerage' tour. Such and underrated album and IMO their best and my favorite.
May 7, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteri'mtheone
Yep, Snoot! "Problem Child" is on the American version of "Let There Be Rock"!

It's interesting to note the different tracks, their running order and different album cover artwork when comparing U.S. versions vs. European and Australian versions.

I believe there is a CD Box set available containing all the versions of all of the albums. Otherwise, it's worth hunting down all of the versions because you will cull together quite a few cuts that aren't available on the U.S. versions.

It's only because I've got quite a few years on ya, Snoot, that I had more opportunities to see 'em.
May 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Saw them in 1980 on the Back In Black tour (Only Brian Johnson's 2nd live show with the band)

Saw them the following year on the "For Those About To Rock Tour"
I would recomend to anybody that has an opportunity to see these guys to go for it. You won't be dissapointed, as they kick major ass live
May 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGary
Gary. Do you know where and when Johnson debuted?

I thought it was Cap Centre when I saw them back in '80, but I want to be sure.

Thanx!
May 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Metalboy! According to the site Bedlam in Belgium AC/DC toured Canada in July ´80 before heading to the US. Largo was the 4th stop, They started in Erie, then Philadelphia, then New York.
May 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSnoot

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