Saturday, March 21, 2009

MILAN, ITALY second night

AC/DC Abruzzo has been listening to For Those About to Rock (We Salute You) the all morning in our Milan headquarters as suggested by one of the biggest AC/DC  fans (and mentor) we have met so far in Germany.  It is the perfect way to start your day when you're on tour with AC/DC.  We also took some time to listen to "The Night of the Long Knives" while drinking a good bottle of Franciacorta Millesimato 2003 wine.

During these three days we have met lots of our friends, supporters, fans and colleagues from all over the world. We all agree the the Milan show was the best of the tour so far. We're now ready for another big dose of rock'n'roll!!!! Tonight!!!


Mo jom a lu cuncert!!!

Friday, March 20, 2009

MILAN, FORUM March, 19 2009

FANTASTICO! BELLISSIMO! MERAVIGLIOSO! SPLENDIDO! In Abruzzese: "FREGNISSIMO"!!!! These are the first words that come our mind after tonight's legendary show in Milan.

AC/DC performed in Italy in front of one of the best crowds of the entire world tour. No dout about it. AC/DC Abruzzo was present with all its staff at the show for the first time. Gianni, Andrea, Stefano and Matteo! And AC/DC Italia was there too. We had a blast together!
In the meantime we will get some rest watching the new AC/DC video clip filmed in Paris in February which was released today for the new single Anything Goes. After the Rock'n'Roll Train video, shot in London in August, AC/DC Abruzzo is featured again in an official AC/DC video!!!
(2 min 26 sec in)!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

AC/DC BACK IN ITALY!!!!!!!!!!!!

'"Cause rock has got the right of way. 
We ain't no legend, ain't no cause. 
We're just livin' for today. 
For those about to rock, we salute you"

AC/DC Abruzzo have just arrived in Milan. Tomorrow AC/DC will play for 15000 crazy Italians who have waited for almost 8 years to see Angus & co again on stage. It will definetely be one of the best shows of the tour. We are thrilled. AC/DC Abruzzo will be part of Rock'n'Roll history again.

PRAGUE, March 17, 2009 O2 ARENA


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


After a one week break AC/DC is back in action. Prague proved to be the perfect place for our comeback on the road. It's a real rock'n'roll city. Great food, great beer, nice architecture and gorgeous women! The same women most Italians (and Europeans) know from the work of another important Abruzzese artist, moviemaker and actor, who worked a lot in this city and whose name is Rocco too... Eh eh eh.

AC/DC Abruzzo arrived at the O2 arena at around 7pm and thousands of people were still in line waiting to get in. The reason was the unprecedented security measures implemented at the Czech arena. It seemed like we were at the Heathrow airport before taking a flight to the the US. There were scanners and metal detectors at all the entrances. Security guys bodysearching everybody and voices over the PA system saying that "all cameras are strictly forbidden and bla bla"... We have never seen anything like that before.
Inside, the O2 arena was probably the most technologically advanced arena we have seen so far in Europe (an in the US too). The bar codes on the tickets were to be used also to go to the toilet! The Czech were really zelous, sometime overzelous, and looked very professional in their suits. They looked very smart and professional but they were not as effective as they looked...
The venue was one of the biggest we've seen so far and it was packed! Including the standing area! It was difficult for us to reach the AC/DC Abruzzo spot in front of Angus on the right but we finally managed to get there.

The band was in great shape as usual. Some minor mistakes by Brian during Dirty Deeds and the Jack probably due to the headphones problem he has had since the beginning of the tour, as he told us in Stockholm (he sang TNT with the headphones in his hands). Angus looked particularly energetic and determined often showing his stiff upper lip... He had a different tie and longer hair. We also noticed that his legs that are getting bigger, with strong muscles, probably because of the constant duckwalking... Maybe he's taking protein... Who knows? Anyway, he moves much faster than at the beginning of the tour.
As for the audience, we were very disappointed at the beginning because the older people were completely "stationary", even in the GA section. Thank God during Back In Black we managed to reach the "teenage area", closer to the stage. And there we had a good time with the kids! Lots of Polish people in the crowd. Several flags ended up on stage but only one was picked up by Brian and the used as a towel... (???)
For AC/DC Abruzzo the highlight of the show was Shoot To Thrill. Great performance with some great improvisation.
We salute you!
AC/DC Abruzzo

Rock'n'Roll city

Hockey player and horny skater

Rock'n'roll Manager

O2 airport scanner

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


AC/DC Abruzzo Czech's fan

With Phil (Don Peppino)

Wth local old school rockers

Lu magnà!

AC/DC Abruzzo wishes to thank Don Peppino, our man in Prague and old friend of ours, who took us to some nice places yesterday night. We will take him to the concert tonight to return the favour! ROCK ON!

Monday, March 16, 2009


AC/DC Abruzzo has just arrived in Prague! Time for a beer...


"Scine però acclamete, sennò che cazz' ce venet affà?!?"

Sappiamo già che il grande Rocco'n'Rollo, la chitarra granitica del Gran Sasso, ha suonato nel corso della sua trentennale carriera anche con gli Assiddissì (losangelino per AC/DC -vedi post precedente). Non sapevamo però che avesse influenzato anche il corso della storia del rock'n'roll incontrando un giovanissimo Bob Dylan (al secolo Roberto Dilana) quando ancora viveva nelle campagne abruzzesi. Ecco il suo racconto:

AC/DC Abruzzo, ha poi appreso, grazie a alcune indiscrezioni trapelate nella rosticceria di Franc Lu Zizzon', noto ritrovo di rocckettari abruzzesi, che Rocco ha ispirato indirettamente la composizione di Thunderstruck degli AC/DC. 

Questo incredibile scoop di AC/DC Abruzzo è corroborato da testimoni oculari. Secondo i loro racconti, nel 1989 Brian Johnson si trovava in Abruzzo alla sagra della "pecora alla callara" (a Rocca Pia, nell'Aquilano). In quell'occasione pare che Brian abbia incontrato Rocco 'n' Rollo completamente ubriaco, con alcune groupie locali, nel bar della piazza dopo aver suonato come headliner alla sagra del paese. Durante l'incontro si narra che Brian riconobbe immediatamente il Rocker di Cucullo e salutandolo gli chiese come stesse. Rocco gli rispose in losangelino stretto:

A Braiàan, sting tande stracc! Mi so sdraiate du amplificator massèr (Brian, sono molto stanco! Questa sera ho bruciato due amplificatori)

Secondo i racconti Brian fu folgorato dalla musicalità delle parole "TANDE STRACC" (molto stanco) e menzionò queste parole durante una conversazione con i fratelli Young. Le due parole furono magistralmente trasposte nell'inglese "Thunderstruck" e così nacque una delle migliori canzoni degli AC/DC. 

Sunday, March 15, 2009


AC/DC Abruzzo's President and Vice-President met yesterday in the Abruzzo's general headquarters in order to set out the strategy for the the next shows. On top of the agenda were the two Milan concerts and the partnership with AC/DC Italia, whose importance was defined as crucial. The works continued during the "business dinner". The main dish was supposed to be "arrosticini" (one of the most delicious Abruzzo specialties) accompanied by excellent Montepulciano d'Abruzzo red wine. However, there was a last minute change in the menu and we opted for an exquisite home-made pizza with beer (thanks to Alessandra).

The meeting was very fruitful. All the details cannot be revealed at the present time, however, these will be the next shows that will be attended by AC/DC Abruzzo:

17 Mar Prague CZ O2 Arena
19 Mar Milan IT Datch Forum
21 Mar Milan IT Datch Forum
23 Mar Budapest HU Papp László Sportarena



Among all the shows attended so far AC/DC Abruzzo has chosen "Let There Be Rock" from Paris Bercy Feb. 27, 2009 as the best song performed by AC/DC during the European tour.  The levels of energy were just unbeliavable during this song... Here's some videos...(You can also see our flag while we were doing "Bonfire"!)