Decades on, it goes without saying that iconic AC/DC frontman Bon Scott is gone, but most definitely not forgotten. And while we don’t need a reminder of his life and work, we’re intrigued to hear what happens when former members of his band get together with his son to perform a tribute tour.
Former AC/DC bassist Mark Evans, who played with Scott from 1975-1977, and former drummer Simon Wright, whose time in the band from 1983-89 followed the singer’s death, will be joined by Scott’s son Dave Stevens for the gigs, along with former The Angels bassist James Morley and The Poor singer Anthony ‘Skeenie’ Skene – all supported by Dead City Ruins.
As The Music reports, global YouTube star Solo Dallas will also be playing with the band when the ‘Bon But Not Forgotten’ tour hits in November, running through dates in Brisbane, Ipswich, Doncaster and Mornington, before wrapping up at the recently-reopened St Kilda landmark The Espy.
It won’t be the only great AC/DC tribute we’ve seen of late, either, with Foo Fighters teaming with Hives singer Pelle Almqvist for a seriously brilliant version of ‘Let There Be Rock’, showing off why the frontman had already volunteered for the position that would eventually be handed to Axl Rose instead following Brian Johnson’s forced retirement.
Johnson did poke his head out and back onto the stage recently, however, appearing with Muse for a pretty emphatic cover of ‘Back In Black’, the highlight of which was the clearly ecstatic singer giving Matt Bellamy an enormous bear hug.
To give you an idea of what you’ll be in for at ‘Bon But Not Forgotten’, check out the band playing at Cherry Bar in Melbourne’s AC/DC lane below to celebrate Bon Scott’s birthday earlier this year.
AC/DC ‘Bon But Not Forgotten’ tour 2017
Thursday November 2 – Hamilton Hotel, Brisbane
Saturday November 4 – Racehorse Hotel, Ipswich
Monday November 6 – Shoppingtown Hotel, Doncaster
Friday November 10 – The Grand Hotel, Mornington
Saturday November 11 – The Espy (Gershwin Room), St Kilda