Original AC/DC singer Dave Evans recently said that he is planning to commemorate the band’s half-century milestone.
Dave Evans talks about performances
Evans recently revealed that he is set to commemorate the occasion with a series of performances later this year.
“This year is the 50-year anniversary of AC/DC. I’m doing a special show, a 50-year-anniversary show this year, as well as the ‘Icons Of Classic Rock’ show,” he tells Rock Media UK in a new interview: “I’m doing that as well with all the great singers. It’s a huge production that we’re doing [playing] massive venues all over the world. But I’m also doing my own show, a 50-year celebration show. And I’m doing songs from the very first show AC/DC ever did. So no one’s doing what I’m doing. I’m taking people on a trip back down memory lane. We’re doing songs like ‘Lucille’ by Little Richard, ‘Tutti Frutti’; that’s what we’re doing; ‘Baby, Please Don’t Go’ and ‘Honky Tonk Women’; Chuck Berry… We’re doing all those songs that we started with. And an original song that I did the very first night called ‘Sunset Strip’. I wrote it the night we played it, ’cause we didn’t have enough songs…
“I’m doing the 50-year anniversary, ’cause I was there,” Dave explained. “Bon Scott wasn’t there 50 years ago; Brian Johnson wasn’t there 50 years ago. So it’s a special show. And people will love it, because it’s not just a show; this is a show that they’ll never see again, and songs sung by the original singer. They’ll never hear me sing these songs again either. So it’s really wonderful. The people are all happy — they’re so, so happy. And I’m happy too. So come along from near you out there. The 50-year AC/DC anniversary celebration — a badass show.”
Dave recorded AC/DC’s first two singles, “Can I Sit Next To You Girl” and “Baby, Please Don’t Go”. But in October 1974, less than a year after AC/DC’s first gig, Evans was out of the band. He was replaced by Scott, who sang on AC/DC’s first six studio albums and became a legend himself after his death in 1980.