Saturday, June 13, 2009


WOW! What a show!!! We finally got to see the "heaven on earth for rock'n'roll" Brian was talking about in 2001... There's no doubt Paris is magic when it comes to rock'n'roll and AC/DC and attending a show at the Stade De France is always a unique experience! The Majestic soccer Stadium was filled to the brim, even the last level of seats. 80,000 people! It was a wonderful view, even for us who were in the Pelouse Or section (FOS).

The boys really rocked! Excellent performance! The audience was definetely loud and wild although, honestly, we had expected a bit more, having seen the video bootlegs from the 2001 concert. But it was a different "context" considering that it was the last leg of the tour... But everybody seemed to have a great time. As we had told you before no setlist change. I guess nothing will happen before Glasgow. So be it!

AC/DC Abruzzo Stirring Committee spent the entire night with the AC/DC  Italia Staff, just like in Barcelona, and we had a hell of a time together with our Italian flags and Devil's tridents during the show. If you were at the show we're sure you didn't miss that!! AH AH AH AH We got again the thumbs up from Angus during Rock'n'Roll train and even Brian came to play with our tridents several times... We apologise if the view was obstructed at times, but hey, we got the seal of approval from the boys! Besides, we also had to remind the French, after they stole a couple of cups in 1998 and 2000, who are the WORLD CHAMPIONS!!!!  And we took the opportunity in St.Denis!! AH AH AH!

Ciao from Paris. 

Friday, June 12, 2009

BREAKING NEWS from Paris!!!

After hearing the rumours about a possible performance of an extra song in Paris AC/DC Abruzzo Stirring Committee decided to deploy the emergency taskforce exceptionally for the first time since Munich. The President immediately reached the French Capital while the Secretary General will arrive tomorrow from London.

Once in Paris the President met with the special correspondent Orangus and discussed the previous conversation that took place between him and Cliff. The unanimous decision to look for Malcolm and seek for explanation was made.

Unfortunately, the AC/DC Pezzonovanta was impossible to find but Orangus and the President did manage to meet with Brian. Brian showed up, with his charming Abruzzese-like attitude, singing a nice song in French. The President took the opportunity to thank him for this memorable tour, a true gift to all the real fans, and to ask him about the special bottle of wine that was delivered to him in Stockholm (which he said he drank and liked a lot). On the contrary, Orangus asked him bluntly about the RIDE ON rumour. Brian, like a father to his son, very gently and diplomatically, made us understand that this will be a remote option.

The President later met also with Cliff, dressed to kill like an old school coureur the jupons, ready for the Parisian night. When he recognised AC/DC Abruzzo's President he smiled and hugged him like an old friend! When asked about the setlist he confirmed in a very clear and incontrovertible manner that there won't be any surprise tomorrow. Ride on won't be played and there won't be any setlist change.

TANT PIS! A demain au Stade De France.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

AC/DC will change the setlist tomorrow?

We just received a message from one of our correspondants in the field, Orangus, saying that he met Cliff in Paris yesterday night. He got the balls to ask him to add Ride On to the setlist, like they did in 2001. Apparently, according to Orangus, Cliff's bodylanguage confirmed they're going to do something different. Orangus is a BL expert but AC/DC Abruzzo obviously remains very skeptical. Please don't shoot the messenger!! 
Reportedely, BD Man keeps having a very unprofessional behaviour: he is still lost somewhere in the Aveyron countryside eating large quantities of local food (i.e.. fricandeau, farçous, aligot et confit de canard with his French friends... He should be in Paris tonight.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


AC/DC Abruzzo and AC/DC Italia got ANGUS YOUNG'S thumbs up during LET THERE BE ROCK in Barcelona!!!!! The Emperor of Rock'n'Roll gave us his seal of approval in front of 40,000 people after seeing our Italian flag!!!


Watch it here (4 min 07 sec and 4 min 015 in)!!

Still no news about our correspondants. According to witnesses they were spotted together in the Marseille Velodrome partying with local groupies and French diehard fans. AC/DC Abruzzo strongly condemns their unprofessional behaviour.



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-Photos from 46 shows around the world including special sections for the private show in Wilkes Barre, October 26, 2008, O2 Arena London April 2009, Sydney, February 2010, and the Italian show in Udine, May 19 2010
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26 Oct. 2008 Wilkes-Barre, PA - Wachovia Arena
28 Oct. 2008 Wilkes-Barre, PA - Wachovia Arena
30 Oct. 2008 Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena
01 Nov. 2008 Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena
03 Nov. 2008 Indianapolis, IN - Conseco Fieldhouse
13 Nov. 2008 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
25 Feb. 2009 Paris, FR - POB Bercy
27 Feb. 2009 Paris, FR - POB Bercy
01 Mar. 2009 Antwerp, BE - Sportpaleis
07 Mar. 2009 Dusseldorf, DE - ISS Dome
09 Mar. 2009 Oberhausen, DE - KoPi Arena
19 Mar. 2009 Milan, IT - Datch Forum
21 Mar. 2009 Milan, IT - Datch Forum
31 Mar. 2009 Barcelona, ES - Sant Jordi
14 Apr. 2009 London, GB - O2 Arena
16 Apr. 2009 London, GB - O2 Arena
15 May. 2009 Munich, DE - Olympic Stadium
7 Jun. 2009 Barcelona, ES - Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys
28 Jun. 2009 Dublin, IR - Punchstown Racecourse
30 Jun. 2009 Glasgow, UK - Hampden Park
02 Dec. 2009 Buenos Aires, AR - River Plate Stadium
11 Feb. 2010 Melbourne, AU - Etihad Stadium
13 Feb. 2010 Melbourne, AU - Etihad Stadium
15 Feb. 2010 Melbourne, AU - Etihad Stadium
18 Feb. 2010 Sydney, AU - ANZ Stadium
20 Feb. 2010 Sydney, AU - ANZ Stadium
22 Feb. 2010 Sydney, AU - ANZ Stadium
25 Feb. 2010 Brisbane, AU - QSAC
02 Mar. 2010 Adelaide, AU - Adelaide Oval
06 Mar. 2010 Perth, AU - Subiaco Oval
08 Mar. 2010 Perth, AU - Subiaco Oval
12 Mar. 2010 Tokyo, Japan - Saitama Super Arena
14 Mar. 2010 Tokyo, Japan - Saitama Super Arena

and these shows from the EUROPEAN TOUR 2010:

16 May Bucharest, RO - Piata Constitutiei
19 May Udine, IT - Stadio Friuli
27 May Warsaw, PL - Bemowo Airport
30 May Oslo, Norway - Valle Hovin Stadium
01 Jun. Tampere, FI - Ratina Stadium
03 Jun. Stockholm, SE - Olympic Stadium
05 Jun. Horsens, DK CASA - Arena Horsens
11 Jun. Donington, UK - Donington Park
15 Jun. Nice, FR - Stade Charles-Ehrmann
18 Jun. Paris, FR - Stade De France
22 Jun. Berlin, DE - Olympic Stadium
26 Jun. Seville, ES - Olympic Stadium
28 Jun. Bilbao, ES - San Mames Stadium

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO from Barcelona!

Unfortunately we lost contact again with our correspondants from the road. Apparently, they are already on the road to Marseille, maybe together. The last message we got was: "Hotel Motel, make you wanna cry"... 

The backdoor man managed to send us this amazing video from the pit of Whole lotta Rosie showing how the boys were in excellent shape the other night. And look at Angus! Enjoy!

Monday, June 8, 2009


This just in from our special correspondants:

Backdoor man: "Amazing show! After having seen so many indoor shows I wouldn't have never believed I could see Angus playing with such energy in a stadium too! The show was much better than in Germany. Crazy crowd. Very good sound. But the band!? Oh my God! It actually remembered me of the show in Palau St.Jordi in March, when Brian was totally on fire and Angus played like the destiny of the planet depended on it! The first 2 songs he used the catwalk immediately and you could see from his face he was really serious about giving the audience the best performance he could. Brian got so carried away by the power of rock'n'roll that at a certain point during the encores he JUMPED OFF the stage, while wearing a Barcelona FC shirt and started to interact with the audience (see photo) like the great rocker he is. Just Amazing!! We felt rock'n'roll!!"
Complete report, pics and videos from the Backdoor Man exclusively for AC/DC Abruzzo coming soon... More exclusive material will be sent to
Orangus: "Really bad acoustics again. Definitely not one of their best concert! By the way the other day quotation about the bocce (who also means boobs in Italian) was by Toscanini not Paganini! Ignorants..,"



Brian "Lu Mattarill"