Here’s another trailer preview from AC/DC’s “Live At River Plate” concert DVD/Blu-Ray, coming out May 10th.
AC/DC’s “Live At River Plate”, a definitive live concert DVD documenting AC/DC’s massive Black Ice World Tour, was shot in December of 2009 and marked AC/DC’s triumphant return to Buenos Aires where nearly 200,000 fans, and 3 sold-out shows, welcomed the band back after a 13 year absence from Argentina. This stunning live footage of AC/DC underscores what Argentina’s Pagina 12 newspaper reported by saying “no one is on the same level when it comes to pure and clear Rock ‘n Roll.” Directed by David Mallet and produced by Rocky Oldham, AC/DC “Live At River Plate” was shot with 32 cameras entirely in HD. AC/DC “Live At River Plate” features 19 songs (110 minutes) as well as ‘behind the scenes’ footage of this massive production coming together among the excitement of anxious fans.
AC/DC “Live At River Plate” will be available on DVD, Blu-Ray and Ltd Edition collector’s edition with exclusive t-shirt. Additionally the DVD contains a bonus feature titled “The Fan, The Roadie, The Guitar Tech & The Meat,” features interviews with AC/DC, their crew and fans among the excitement of the shows and the city of Buenos Aires.
AC/DC vocalist Brian Johnson, an avid collector of racing automoblies past and present recently was interviewed by The National, the leading English-language voice in the Middle East, where he disclosed this:
“After more than two years on the road with AC/DC, I’m hitting the road again. Well, more like the track than road. We had over five million people come to see the band but I’d be pleased if 500 come to watch me do what I like best: racing.
It’s going to be quite a year. My season will start in Florida, where I live. The first race is the Palm Beach Raceway. I’m going to race the Royale RP4, which is a wonderful British sports racer. It was built in 1971 but it’s still very competitive today. It has a 1,600cc engine, and it’s very quick. The races here in the States are to get the juices going, gets me sharp and all of that. Because the summer is when it’s going to get fun. I’ve just bought a 1965 Lola T70 with a Ford V8 engine. I can’t wait to get in it. It was a gift to myself; I’d always wanted one. There weren’t many of the Mark 1s, there were only 15 made. Six of them have been destroyed and I got chassis number 15, which was the last one.
It was used by Paul Newman as a training tool in the movie Winning. That was used as a camera car also, so it’s got some history. It’s been raced in California and I bought it from this lovely old gentleman up in Connecticut, who’s had it for 30 years. It cost us a lot of money. The guy said, I want a quarter of a million dollars for it, and I thought that’s cheap! Usually they go for about $600 000. And when he delivered it and my team boss went up and he said, “Brian, it’s the real article, it’s genuine, it’s unbelievable!” So I went up there and had a look and all there was was this black tub and nine cardboard boxes! So I said, “A quarter of a million dollars for that? Are you nuts?” And he said, “You don’t understand, it’s one of the last ones.” And I said, “Well what are we going to do?” And he said, “We’re going to rebuild it, from the ground up, to make it the best Lola in the world. The plan is to spend the summer in Europe for some racing there and then I’d love to bring it down to some of the Australian vintage racing series. Hopefully we’ll get to the Goodwood Revival, Silverstone, we’re trying to get into Donington and Classic Le Mans.”