Saturday, February 28, 2009

PARIS FEBRUARY 27, 2009

HAIL HAIL TO THE GOOD TIMES
COS ROCK HAS GOT THE RIGHT OF WAY!


What a fantastic night for Rock'n'Roll!! Once again AC/DC just put on a magnificent show in Bercy with an incredible crowd. AC/DC Abruzzo was again part of this historic rock event which was apparently filmed by the crew with some extra cameras for a DVD/Videoclip (probably Anything Goes).
AD/DC Abruzzo wishes to thank Yann of http://www.highwaytoacdc.com/ for his warm hospitality and help in Paris during our stay! We salute you!
So far the Paris shows were definitely the best we've been to in this European Tour. This is the 5th show in a row for Ac/DC Abruzzo. And despite the difficulties of our life on the road, we unanimously decided, after a meeting of our steering committee, to follow the band for the two shows in Antwerp, Belgium. WE CAN'T STOP NOW! WE'RE GONNA RIDE ON!!!
Ciao from the road.
AC/DC Abruzzo Staff
FULL REVIEW AND EXCLUSIVE PICS COMING SOON!

Friday, February 27, 2009

ROCCO 'N' ROLLO! TRUE ABRUZZESE ROCKER!!!!

IL ROCKER DI COCULLO
LA CHITARRA GRANITICA DEL GRAN SASSO 
L'ULULATO DEL PARCO NAZIONALE D'ABRUZZO

ROCCO'N'ROLLO!!! FROM ABRUZZO!!

AH AH AH AH AH AH

Grazie a Marco F per la segnalazione!!!

WAR MACHINE IN STOCKHOLM!

From our friend's YOUTUBE channel AC/DC Italia On Tour here's a cool video from Stockholm second night of one of our favourite songs.

AC/DC ABRUZZO CELEBRATES WITH THE GERMAN FANS IN PARIS!!

AC/DC Abruzzo took part tonight in a special event near the Latin Quarter in Paris organised by hardcore German fans to celebrate AC/DC's come back in Europe! The Germans really know how to party! Especially AC/DC fans! We had a blast!!! Here's some pictures and videos for you!

The fans

With Ratz from Bavaria!





video

NOTTI MAGICHE IN STOCKHOLM!

During its journey throughout Europe AC/DC Abruzzo bumped into these German fans outside the Globen in Stockholm. These AC/DC - Gianna Nannini's fans supposedly flew to America to see AC/DC live in Florida in December (driving from New York?!?!?). Anyway, when they saw our Italian flag they couldn't resist and after pointing out the resemblance of AC/DC Abruzzo's President with soccer player Luca Toni they started to sing "Notti Magiche" very loudly! Here's an excerpt of this unexpexted performance of one of Italians' favourite song by these crazy German fans!



Actually Italy is still the WORLD CHAMPION. Watch this video to refresh your memory, girls!




And by the way, FABIO GROSSO, the soccer player who scored the first goal against Germany in the semifinal and then the final penalty kick in the final against France is ABRUZZESE and started his career in CITTA' S. ANGELO, hometown of AC/DC Abruzzo Vice President Andrea!!!!!


Thursday, February 26, 2009

PARIS, FR FEB 25, 2009


Paris, FR Bercy,
February 25, 2009

SETLIST:

1. Rock'n'roll Train
2. Hell ain't a bad place to be
3. Back in Black
4. Big Jack
5. Dirty Deeds
6. Shot Down in Flames
7. Thunderstruck
8. Black Ice
9. The Jack
10. Hell's Bells
11. Shoot to Thrill
12. War Machine
13. Anything Goes
14. You Shook Me All Night Long
15. TNT
16. Whole Lotta Rosie
17. Let there be Rock
18. Highway to Hell
19. For Those About to Rock

What a rock show!! This was what we had been waiting for after the Hammersmith gig in 2003... Obviously it was not quite like it but at least we rocked with a real rocking crowd!! No doubt the French can really rock and AC/DC Abruzzo was more than happy to take part in this historic rock event! Paris, Bercy was definetely the best show so far, considering the energy of this crowd. We really "smelled" rock'n'roll, as Brian put it during the show, especially in the "Fosse Debout" section!

This time there were a lot more people in the standing area, more mature and ready to rock! We actually saw the old genearation of fans as well as the new and everybody was there to have a good time together. A lot of jumping and pushing, always with respect and fun, and even some good old school CROWD SURFING!!! Yes, CROWD SURFING!! AC/DC Abruzzo salutes the French crowd!

In the standing section this time it was pretty difficult to stand in your spot so we were just bouncing from left to the right, especially in the first few songs... How to describe those feelings of excitement during Hell'Ain't a Bad Place to Be, Dirty Deeds or Thunderstruck while jumping and screaming just a couple of metres from Angus and Brian!!We had been waiting for that for 7 years... You have to be there to understand!

As for the show, everything was perfect as usual. I mean, some people might complain about the setlist but AC/DC Abruzzo believes that we should be grateful to the boys to be on tour and play small covered arenas and not only stadiums. The setlist is tight. Maybe we expected Stiff Upper Lip for the European tour. But why changing it after all? We personally should thank the Gods of rock for this. Being so close to Brian and Angus rocking so hard is just a gift to us European fans...

This is AC/DC Abruzzo's fourth show in a row and we start actually noticing all the details. For example we saw Brian smoking a cigarette during the Let there be rock solo of Angus in the middle of the audience which was pretty cool... And then you see the colour of Angus' uniform and tie, the moment in which he decides to drop his cap, where and when he decides to duckwalk, the small differences in Let There Be rock's solo ...

After the show we saw several fans from different countries that came and greeted us thanking for our reports and our blog. We salute them! Especially our fellow country men from SULMONA ABRUZZO!!! They came to Paris just for the show. ABRUZZO ROCKS!!!





MORE PICTURES SOON!!!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

NEW PHOTOS FROM OSLO ON AC/DC ITALIA

More exclusive AC/DC Abruzzo pictures from the opening night of the European tour in Oslo can be found on our friends' website ACDC ITALIA. CIAO!!
CLICK HERE

AC/DC WHOLE LOTTA ROSIE Globen Stockholm, Sweden 22 February 2009

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

AC/DC ABRUZZO IN PARIS!!

AC/DC Abruzzo has just arrived in Paris. Just in time to eat the first "baguette campagnarde" sandwich with tarte aux framboise... Delicious! We're currently working to create our French menus for the next few days.
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Monday, February 23, 2009

STOCKHOLM 22 FEB 2009


Stockholm, SE Globen Arena
February 22, 2009

SETLIST:

1. Rock'n'roll Train
2. Hell ain't a bad place to be
3. Back in Black
4. Big Jack
5. Dirty Deeds
6. Shot Down in Flames
7. Thunderstruck
8. Black Ice
9. The Jack
10. Hell's Bells
11. Shoot to Thrill
12. War Machine
13. Anything Goes
14. You Shook Me All Night Long
15. TNT
16. Whole Lotta Rosie
17. Let there be Rock
18. Highway to Hell
19. For Those About to Rock


          


AC/DC ABRUZZO'S OFFICIAL REVIEW

First of all AC/DC Abruzzo wishes to say GRAZIE MILLE to Brian and Cliff for the great saturday afternoon that they spent with us and with our good friends of AC/DC Italia. We really had a wonderful time together. Brian and Cliff told us lots of stories and anecdotes about AC/DC and their lives: music, fast cars, women and, surprisingly, a lot about food and wine! Especially Brian who confessed that he absolutely loves Italian food (Italian food from Italy, not the one you get abroad!!!). As for Cliff, this guy is just a pure rocker! Non only music-wise... Cliff and Brian are quintessentially FREGNI (Abruzzese word which could be translated with "Cool")! AC/DC Abruzzo will post more details and photos about this amazing meeting very soon!

THE SHOW

So, in the end, on Sunday we got snow in Stockholm too! The area around the Globen was all white and it was freezing cold, like in Oslo. Inside the arena we managed to access the GA standing section again, the only area where we think, in our humble opinion, that an AC/DC concert can be fully appreciated.  

Again the boys looked in excellent shape but we noticed that Angus, was again the most energetic one, even more than the previous night. Our impression is that Angus' performances get better as time goes by,  show after show... During the gig he spent a bit more time than usual on the catwalk, especially at the beginning. The setlist was again the same to the previous night but, to us, there is no reason to complain.  Seeing the boys back in Europe, in small covered arenas such as the Globe (with excellent acoustics), with such a great album out and in such good shape, makes us feel totally content and satisfied.

Again Let there be rock stood out of the setlist! But the song of the day for AC/DC Abruzzo was Whole Lotta Rosie which was played with incredible energy. Of course we also particularly enjoyed Shot Down in Flames, Shoot To Thrill again and For Those About to Rock.

The crowd in the Standing Section where we were was again very young. It started slow but then when BIB began it went crazy. During TNT I finally saw people going totally wild, like pushing and jumping like fools. In Italy we call it "POGO". But honestly I was really waiting for this "pinball" effect at an AC/DC concert! The last time I saw that was in the Hammersmith Theatre in London in 2003 in the so called "Stalls section"... Good memories... (BTW We also saw Patrick from Finland who was with us at the Hammy soundcheck!)

AC/DC Abruzzo is now getting ready for Paris... We are certain that the French Crowd will do justice to AC/DC real well. We can't wait to be in Bercy, one of our favourite arenas in Europe. The atmosphere will be unique there!! And maybe an extra song will be played by the boys!!

A Bientot!

AC/DC ABRUZZO STAFF salutes you

QUANTE CE PIASCE LI ESI' DISI'!!!!!

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Some of the most hard-core AC/DC fans of the world!

Meeting with AC/DC Italia in the AC/DC Abruzzo headquarters in Stockholm

STOCKHOLM DAY 4

AC/DC Abruzzo has just come back from the second show at the Globen. Another great performance by the band! Full review and pictures tomorrow.
The next few hours will be spent deciding the strategies for the next months on the road with our fellow colleagues of AC/DC Italia who are presently with us in our Stockholm headquarters. 
LET DER B ROC





Sunday, February 22, 2009

AC/DC ABRUZZO MEETS BRIAN AND CLIFF!

Today AC/DC ABRUZZO, together with our fellow colleagues of AC/DC ITALIA, spent two unforgettable hours with Brian and Cliff in Stockholm. We drank good Mersault 2006 while chatting about a variety of interesting subjects, from the Black Ice World Tour to regional italian recipes (e.g. Spaghetti alla chitarra). During the meeting Brian surprisingly showed an indisputable Abruzzese attitude with us ("Forte e gentile") and so did Cliff. These boys are just AMAZING! AC/DC Abruzzo offered a bottle of special Italian wine to Brian brought specifically to Stockholm to express our gratitude to the band for the Black Ice album and the European Tour.
FOR THOSE ABOUT TO ROCK WE SALUTE YOU!


SHOT DOWN IN FLAMES Clip from Stockholm