Saturday, June 6, 2009

MADRID, JUNE 5 2009 Estadio Vicente Calderón

From our correspondant:

Worst concert of the open air tour. Concert starts after 10pm. Problems with the PA system during the entire show. Angus' guitar not audible at times. A lot of rain and wind. Awful acoustics. The Great Musician Niccolo Paganini, aka the Devil's Violin, used to say: "Open air is good only for playing bocce"! The Spanish audience didn't care and went crazy anyways. Nice girls on the screens during The Jack but unfortunately no boobs flashing this time. Ciao

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. Dog Eat Dog
14. Anything Goes
15. You Shook Me All Night Long
16. TNT
17. Whole Lotta Rosie
18. Let there be Rock
19. Highway to Hell
20. For Those About to Rock





UPDATE!!! 

From "Enthusiastic" AlexMadrid

I don't agree in any way with this review. If this has been the worst show, I can't imagine how can it be the best. I was in the pit on the left side and there wasn't any PA problem. In fact, the sound was far better than I expected being an open air stadium. The "lot of rain" has been a bit of light but constant rain during Thunderstruck to The Jack. And that was all. 50.000 souls filled the third biggest spanish stadium to the top. The Highway to Hell chorus must have been heared in the other side of the city. Highlights was Shot Down In Flames,You Shook Me All Night Long and TNT. In the bad side, Black Ice songs gets the audience very cold, leaving apart Anything Goes. Particullary Black Ice must be removed from the set-list as soon as possible. Apart form this, everybody left the show extremely happy.

Friday, June 5, 2009

ORANGUS' JAILBREAK!!!

BREAKING NEWS!!! We received a text message from our correspondant Orangus saying that he managed to escape from his kidnappers! He's now safe and sound near the Calderon Stadium in Madrid and he will attend tonight's show for us!!! We deny all allegations of having paid any ransom or complied with the kidnappers' requests.

Tonight we will celebrate Orangus' Jailbreak with a big plate of GUITAR SPAGHETTI (Spaghetti alla chitarra) while waiting for the new setlist to arrive. GUITAR SPAGHETTI is the most delicious Rock'n'Roll food specialty from Abruzzo (together with ARROSTICINI). Brian would be proud of us! 

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Lisbon Alvalade Stadium June 3, 2009

AC/DC Abruzzo had several friends and friends of friends attending this gig in Portugal yesterday night. But instead of contacting them after the show we preferred to practice our extrasensory perception skills and tried to guess the complete setlist and .
Here are the results of this ESP exercise:

Amazing show! The band is in excellent shape. Especially Angus. Red uniform and tie for him! Highlight of the night: Rosie, Highway to Hell and TNT. Great venue (about 40,000 people). The Portuguese audience was probably one of the warmest audience of the entire open air tour (together with the Athens one). 

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. Dog Eat Dog
14. Anything Goes
15. You Shook Me All Night Long
16. TNT
17. Whole Lotta Rosie
18. Let there be Rock
19. Highway to Hell
20. For Those About to Rock




Wednesday, June 3, 2009

ABRUZZO GIG CANCELLED!!!

Unbelievable!! The Abruzzo secrete private gig in Città Sant'Angelo was officially cancelled because of "technical difficulties". No more explanation! Just like the Zurich show!! Reportedly, the promoters, who allegedly booked the band for this special event, had to fly to Israel (joining the Rumanian scammers) to avoid the fury of the people who were prepared to see the band play like at the Stadio Comunale!!

However, it's our duty to report that this secret-private gig might just be the result of a collective hallucination due to the stress caused by AC/DC's repetitive setlist to diehard fans...

Anyway, AC/DC Abruzzo decided to seek help and comfort by visiting our spiritual rock'n'roll guide: Rocco 'n' Rollo, the quintessential Abruzzo rocker, who was headlining a rock festival in Silvi Paese the same night (CABAROCK Festival-May 31 and June 1). Unfortunately, his show was also cancelled because of the heavy rains that ravaged the Abruzzo coast that night! It's true: sometimes when it rains, it pours.



But we kept our positive attitude and then decided to go for a wild "RUSTELLATA" (an overdose of ARROSTICINI, the most famous Abruzzo's specialty) to ease the pain and forget this negative chain of events. We had nightmares the whole night (arrosticini are pretty heavy and not easy to digest, just like Malcolm's decision not to change the setlist).


The really positive thing about the night was that we managed to meet the mysterious "backdoor man" who was allegedly the one responsible for the disappearance of Lorenzo aka Orangus. He proved his innocence and showed his genuine and sincere passion for rock'n'roll. We like him. After tough negiotiations we managed to ink a deal with him: he will be our exclusive correspondent for 3 shows (Barcelona, Marseille and Paris). As for Orangus, if you read this please get in touch! We are seriously worried!



Last but not least AC/DC Abruzzo wants to thank Stonebreaker for the beautiful pics he sent us from the German shows. We knew Stonebreaker from Hammersmith 2003. The amazing photos that have been circulating in the internet in the last few years from that memorable night were taken by him. AC/DC Abruzzo salutes you!
Arpurtetem a uilches barres...



ANGUS IN LONDON IN 2003!



GERMANY 2009




More pics here:

For Hockenheim:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/t-klick/sets/72157618736842538/

For Gelsenkirchen:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/t-klick/sets/72157618920472877/

Sunday, May 31, 2009

SCOOP!!! ANGUS AND MALCOLM TALKING ABOUT THE SETLIST!!!!

AC/DC Abruzzo has found a short but very interesting video in our archives showing a short conversation between the Brothers Young on stage in Munich (May 15) before Dog Eat Dog. Thanks to AC/DC Abruzzo's cutting edge technology and expertise we managed to decode Angus and Malcolm's body language and lips movements and we are now able to reveal the content of this shocking conversation. 


  video

WE ARE UNDER SHOCK!!! Considering Malcolm's attitude the possibilities of any setlist change for this tour seem very slim... Umbelievable... Our experts are still working on other possible interpretations of this video. We'll keep you posted!|


Happy Birthday to Andrea, vice president and co-founder of the AC/DC Abruzzo project and now also member of AC/DC Italia staff. BUON COMPLEANNO!













AND NOW OFF TO THE PRIVATE GIG!! YEAH!!!