Long way to the top - full story
Long way to the top - full story

12 August, 2012
Producer: Sandra Di Girolamo

Australia's favourite old rockers are making news again. Traffic was brought to a standstill in Melbourne last week as hundreds stopped to watch rock royalty recreate AC/DCs iconic Long Way To The Top clip, famously filmed on the back of flatbed truck cruising down Swanston Street.

Donning leather to brave the cold, the boys belted it out, much to the surprise of lunchtime shoppers who inundated Twitter with shots of the performance.

Taking part were Jon Stevens, Russell Morris, Brian Cadd, John Paul Young, Col Joye and Jim Keays. In October, the rockers will headline the A Long Way to the Top 10th Anniversary Concert performing across Australia.

It has been a decade since the record-breaking Long Way to the Top rock music extravaganza blazed its way around Australia. Over 200,000 ecstatic Australian fans reveled in the opportunity to relive the music that defined their generations.

Proving you can’t keep a good thing down, 17 legends of Australian rock will reunite for this new series of concerts, hitting arenas in Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle and Brisbane from Friday October 5.

“Well before CDs, iTunes and YouTube, Australians were devoted to live concerts, vinyl singles and LPs, and of course unmissable shows like Bandstand, Sounds and Countdown,” said tour co-producer Michael Chugg.

“This is a big and happy trip down memory lane; an action packed show with the big artists playing their big hits, one after the other. It doesn’t get any better than this.”

Where the 2002 tour included music released up to the ‘70s, the 10th anniversary show features bands that had massive hits in the ‘80s, notably Mi-Sex, Dragon and Noiseworks.

The concert will feature songs such as Bye Bye Baby, I’ve Been Everywhere, Needle in a Haystack, I Remember When I Was Young, Little Ray of Sunshine, I Hate The Music, Fire & Rain, Real Thing, Over the Rainbow and Most People I Know Think I’m Crazy.

Performers include Axiom, Brian Cadd, Dragon, Marcia Hines, Col Joye, Masters Apprentices’ Jim Keays, Dinah Lee, Mi-Sex, Russell Morris, Ian Moss, Noiseworks, Doug Parkinson, Little Pattie, Glenn Shorrock, Spectrum, Lucky Starr, Chain’s Matt Taylor and Phil Manning, and John Paul Young.

Tour dates:
Friday October 5 - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Saturday October 6 - Sydney Entertainment Centre
Tuesday October 9 - Newcastle Entertainment Centre
Friday October 12 - Brisbane Entertainment Centre

Tickets on sale now. For full concert details click HERE


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