woensdag 29 oktober 2008

German open Air tour: get ready!!!!


No panic for those who couldn't score tickets for the sold out Belgian or German shows. What we heard from different sources, is now officially confirmed: according to an official statement of Sony-BMG, AC/DC will play several big German Open-Air-Events after their stadium tour (European Leg 1). Tour dates are not concrete yet, but fans can already register at Eventim to be informed timely about any presale anouncements. Following cities are quoted (based on the reservations made):
• München
• Dresden
• Hamburg
• Berlin
• Hockenheim
• Köln
• Stuttgart
Will they play any Belgian festival(s)????
Geen paniek voor de mensen die geen ticket konden bemachtigen voor de Belgische of Duitse gigs. De geruchten gingen al een tijd de ronde maar zijn nu officieel bevestigd door Sony-BMG: AC/DC zal op enkele grote Duitse Open-Air events spelen na hun (overdekte) stadiontour. Data zijn nog niet beschikbaar maar fans kunnen zich al registreren bij Eventim om op de hoogte te blijven van de start van de voorverkopen. Volgende locaties worden geciteerd (op basis van de huidige reservaties):
• München
• Dresden
• Hamburg
• Berlin
• Hockenheim
• Köln
• Stuttgart
Zullen ze ook op een Belgisch festival spelen????

dinsdag 28 oktober 2008

And one more picture from the rehearsals....


Just couldn't resist. Thank you RockCarole.


Bedlam in Belgium thanks you!


Thanks for visiting us! Leave a comment to tell me how this feels and where you're from :-)
As you can see on the right hand side of this page, we welcomed 5000 unique visitors coming from 54 different countries since our start end of August. Keeping an eye on the number of pageviews of Bedlam in Belgium, I know that most of you keep coming back frequently. I would like to thank you all for your support. Main aim of these pages is to keep the Belgian fans informed (along with our friends all over the world of course) about their favorite band. More than 2000 Belgians visit the site regularly. I hope you are able to find what you need. Feel free to leave comments on what can be improved, suggestions.
More to come soon of course: CHEERS!

Bedankt om ons te bezoeken! Laat zeker een comment achter om me te vertellen hoe dat voelt en waar je vandaan komt :-).
Zoals jullie kunnen zien hebben we reeds 5000 unieke bezoekers mogen verwelkomen uit 54 verschillende landen sinds onze start eind augustus. Als ik naar het aantal pageviews op Bedlam in Belgium kijk, dan weet ik dat verschillende onder jullie regelmatig terugkomen. Ik wil jullie bedanken voor de support. Dé grote bestaansreden van deze site is de Belgische fans (samen met onze internationale vrienden) op de hoogte te houden van hun favoriete band. Meer dan 2000 Belgen hebben de site al regelmatig bezocht. Ik hoop dat jullie dan ook vinden waar jullie naar op zoek zijn. Suggesties of zaken ter verbetering mogen zeker in een comment toegevoegd worden. More to come soon of course: CHEERS!

maandag 27 oktober 2008

Positive reactions on first show yesterday



Yesterday, AC/DC kicked off the first leg of their Black Ice tour in Wilkes-Barre, USA with a private show, for thousands of lucky fans from all over the world. The setlist was rather short but is expected to be longer for the future shows (as on the picture from yesterday below). Songs from the new album are R'nR Train, Black Ice, Anything Goes, Big Jack and War Machine.

Gisteren is de Black Ice tour van start gegaan in de Verenigde Staten met een exclusieve show voor de fans. De setlist gisteren was eerder kort, maar voor de volgende shows kunnen volgende tracks verwacht worden (zie foto van de playlist onder). Uit het nieuwe album worden R'nR Train, Black Ice, Anything Goes, Big Jack en War Machine geplukt:

View some of the first YouTube fan videos of last nights show here (bombastic opening with R'nR Train) and here (Back in Black)!

Meanwhile you can download the first video clip in Microsoft Office Excel ever here. This is extremely cool, unfortunately it's not the entire R'nR Train video. Make sure you enable all macros on your computer.

Hier kan je de eerste video clip ooit in Excel downloaden. Zorg wel dat je PC de macro's accepteert.

donderdag 23 oktober 2008

Q ROCK 100

Last year, AC/DC's Thunderstruck was voted #1 in Q Music's Rock 100. Make sure that even more AC/DC songs are in that list and that the lads keep position on #1!!!!
Vote here! By the way: AC/DC's Black Ice entered the Belgian Ultratop charts on #1!

Vorig jaar stond Thunderstruck nummer één in de Rock 100 van Q Music. Als je er zeker van wil zijn dat AC/DC weer op 1 staat of als je denkt dat AC/DC meerdere keren in de lijst moet voorkomen, stem dan hier. Oh ja, Black Ice is in de Ultratop album chart binnengekomen op #1!!!!

woensdag 22 oktober 2008

Must see Brian Johnson interview!

Good evening! The great Marc Ysaye from Belgian radio station Classic21 managed to speak to Brian Johnson in what I'd like to call the best interview in years. Brian speaks openly about recording the album. Some things are really funny, like the tits on Phil Rudds drum kit. Others are deeply from the heart like when he's speaking about his first gig with AC/DC ever (in Belgium!!) in Namur 1980. Must see (see indeed because it's a movie clip)! Click here to go to the Classic21 website. Thanks Marc!


Een fijne avond! De one&only Marc Ysaye van de franstalige zender Classic21 is erin geslaagd om een tijdje terug Brian Johnson te interviewen. Brian spreekt openlijk over de opnames van Black Ice. Sommige verhaaltjes zijn om te bescheuren van het lachen, zoals de tieten op de drumkit van Phil Rudd. Andere zijn straight from the heart, zoals wanneer hij spreekt over zijn allereerste optreden met AC/DC ooit (leuk om te noteren dat dit in België -Namen- was) in 1980. Een absolute aanrader: klik hier om de videoclip te bekijken op de Classic21 website. Merci Marc!

maandag 20 oktober 2008

NEWS NEWS NEWS......

A lot of news, published throughout different media, reaching an all time peak with the Black Ice album finally released and all tour dates nearly sold out. I try to bundle some of the most interesting bits on this Bedlam in Belgium Blog.
First of all, the launch of the new album has been commemorated throughout the world. In Belgium, Angus Young clones were noticed around central train stations to hand out stickers for the Black Ice release. In Antwerp, a handful lucky fans could prelisten the album and witnessed a nice show of AC/DC coverband Action In DC (more details about this evening later). In Rome, the band's logo was projected onto the famous Colosseum for one night. In Paris, fans could go on a treasure hunt to score tickets for the warm up concert in New York (source: H2ACDC-France).

On http://www.acdcrocks.de/air/ you can download a new application that installs an Angus desktop icon on your screen with all bits of the new album.
On the other hand we receive surprising news via the USA Today. In an interview with the newspaper, Brian Johnson announces that this could be his last tour (!??!): "At 61, this could be my last shot," Johnson says, but he adds that the run-throughs (red.: the band is currently rehearsing for the tour in Philadelphia) "have been smooth as a gravy sandwich." Enough for fans to speculate about this Black Ice tour being the very last tour. No worries as for now, because concerning the 18 month tour, we can almost tell for sure that there will be a second leg in Europe (open air and small club gigs during summer?) and in the US. 2008-2009 promisess to be an interesting year for AC/DC fans all over the world!

zondag 19 oktober 2008

Listen to the Black Ice album ONLINE!


To pre-listen the entire album track by track online: go visit http://acdc.com/acdc101/ !

Enjoy!

New album available in Belgium (on CD and LP)


I went to Saturn for my Black Ice albums yesterday evening (both vinyl and limited edition CD ). As you should already know, the CD comes in three versions (red, yellow and white AC/DC lettering) and a limited edition blue iced version (see picture). The difference between the latter and the 3 color editions seems to be that the limited edition has a thougher cardboard sleeve and a booklet (with lyrics). Nice to know for you guys that were present on the Rock and Roll train video recording: some of the inner sleeve pictures seem to come from that night in London.

To my surprise, the vinyl version has a gatefolded sleeve (Leidseplein pressing) with nice inners, but no lyrics. Knowing that the Ballbreaker and the SUL album versions on vinyl were rather rare, I hurried to secure my copy. What are you waiting for?

zaterdag 18 oktober 2008

Back in Business

Hi! It seemed that I planned the most unfortunate 2-week holidays in my life. Being deprived from nearly all daily modern communication means while I was in Cuba, the boys felt the need to shout about their tour dates in Europe!!!!!
This is the status on ticket sales when I arrived back in Belgium a couple of hours ago:

18 Feb 2009 Oslo NO Telenor Arena Sold Out
20 Feb 2009 Stockholm SE The Globe Sold Out
22 Feb 2009 Stockholm SE The Globe Sold Out
25 Feb 2009 Paris FR Bercy Sold Out
27 Feb 2009 Paris FR Bercy Sold Out
01 Mar 2009 Antwerp BE Sportpaleis Sold Out
03 Mar 2009 Antwerp BE Sportpaleis Sold Out
05 Mar 2009 Leipzig DE Halle 1 Sold Out
07 Mar 2009 Dusseldorf DE ISS Dome Sold Out
09 Mar 2009 Oberhausen DE KoPi Arena Sold Out
11 Mar 2009 Bremen DE AWD Dome Sold Out

13 Mar 2009 Rotterdam NL Ahoy ON SALE NOW
15 Mar 2009 Dortmund DE Westfallenhalle Sold Out
17 Mar 2009 Prague CZ O2 Arena Sold Out
19 Mar 2009 Milan IT Datch Forum Sold Out
21 Mar 2009 Milan IT Datch Forum Sold Out
23 Mar 2009 Budapest HU Papp László Budapest Sportarena Sold Out
25 Mar 2009 Frankfurt DE Festhalle Sold Out
27 Mar 2009 Munich DE Olympiahalle Sold Out

29 Mar 2009 Zurich CH Hallenstadion Sold Out
31 Mar 2009 Barcelona ES Sant Jordi ON SALE 2008-10-21
02 Apr 2009 Madrid ES Palacio de los Deportes ON SALE 2008-10-21
14 Apr 2009 London GB O2 Arena Sold Out
16 Apr 2009 London GB O2 Arena Sold Out
18 Apr 2009 Dublin IE O2 Arena Sold Out
21 Apr 2009 Manchester GB MEN Sold Out
23 Apr 2009 Birmingham GB NEC Sold Out


Only few dates are available for sale. I hope some (smaller ?) club shows will be added soon.
To all blog readers: I am sorry for not keeping you posted the past 2 weeks. I hope you all got the opportunity to grasp some tickets! Adding a second show for Antwerp proves that some of you got them! Sorry again, but get ready for new updates soon!

woensdag 1 oktober 2008

Contest closed!


Just to let you know that the contest to win tickets for the launch event on this Bedlam in Belgium Blog has now closed. Thanks for the massive response! Winners will be notified soon. Correct answers were of course Wilkes-Barre and 1977. None of the entrants actually missed that!!! :o) In the meantime you can surf and have fun with the Q magazine minisite on AC/DC! Cheers!

Hi, de wedstrijd om op deze Bedlam in Belgium Blog kaarten voor de launch party te winnen is nu afgesloten. Bedankt voor de massale inzendingen! De winnaars krijgen snel bericht van ons en kunnen dan met hun partner een avondje gaan genieten in Antwerpen. Ik stel voor dat tenminste iemand verslag uitbrengt over de avond! De juiste antwoorden? Wilkes-Barre en 1977 natuurlijk. Niemand die dat fout had!!! :o) Ondertussen kunnen jullie een kijkje gaan nemen op de Q magazine minisite over AC/DC! Cheers!