Riotous Homecoming For AC/DC
“This is the biggest tour I’ve worked on,” says veteran co-promoter Garry Van Egmond.
Even before the band arrived, 150,000 visited an AC/DC multimedia exhibition in Melbourne and radio broadcaster Austereo launched a digital High Voltage Radio playing nothing but AC/DC tracks for the duration of the tour.
The excitement from the stage was catching: In Melbourne, a 57-year-old had a heart attack while another fan went into labour. She refused to leave until the end and later named her new son Angus Jack.
The tour coincided with the 30th anniversary of the death of singer Bon Scott on Feb. 19.
More than 100 fans came from the US and Europe for a jam session at Fremantle Cemetery, near Perth, where his ashes are kept.
AC/DC will hold a private tribute when the band is in Perth for two shows March 6 and 8. But they were keeping plans a secret.
As has been their tradition, Scott’s 93-year-old mother is invited to the show.