AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd announces first leg of his European tour + shares video for the title track of debut solo album ‘Head Job’

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd announces first leg of his European tour + shares video for the title track of debut solo album 'Head Job' 2

Described by Malcolm Young, co-founder of AC/DC, as “the real PHIL RUDD the band’s long term drummer, played in several Melbourne bands such as Buster Brown and The Coloured Balls before joining up with the rock giants in 1975.

Rudd powered the band to superstardom with his dogged consistency and unshakeable backbeat on classics like ‘It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Want To Rock ’N’ Roll)’ ‘TNT” and ‘Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap’, becoming an indelible part of AC/DC history.

To the untrained ear, Phil Rudd’s drumming may seem rudimentary, but his style and groove have earned him the adoration of generations of his peers. Rammstein’s Christoph Schneider said in the October 2010’s Modern Drummer, “AC/DC were my absolute heroes because they are simple and easy to copy, though soon you find they are not so easy to copy.” The magazine’s May 2010 issue also honoured the rocker with the feature ’50 Reasons To Love Phil Rudd’.

Rudd has appeared on all but three of AC/DC’s 18 studio albums, which have sold more than 200 million copies worldwide. When the blockbusting album ‘Highway to Hell’ went multi-platinum worldwide, Rudd said he ‘‘went straight down the road to buy my first Ferrari’’ sparking a lifelong love of luxury cars. Rudd showcased eleven of his luxury cars in Christchurch, New Zealand as part of an earthquake appeal fundraiser, his current collection includes a rare 1991 Ferrari F40, a brand new Ferrari 599, two Lamborghinis, a 2010 Rolls Royce Ghost, 2011 Bentley Mulsanne and Bentley super sport, Audi R8 V10, a 2011 Aston Martin DBS and 2010 Mercedes SLS AMG. The cars have a combined worth of approximately $3m. Rudd’s airport hangar is also home to his MD 520N helicopter.

With the lavish rock star lifestyle firmly in place, Phil Rudd recorded and released his first debut album ‘Head Job’ with Kiwi musicians Allan Badger and Geoffrey Martin in 2014. The album was released via Universal Music Group in Australia & New Zealand but further promotional plans were scuppered by well publicised legal problems in New Zealand.

Rudd served an eight month home detention sentence which thwarted the 2014 release of ‘Head Job’ but 2016 sees him determined to leave his problems in the past. He has embraced a more positive lifestyle and says his “hell raising days are over… I see a psychiatrist once a week and I’m closer than ever to my children. I still have all my flash cars but now I want to grow chillies”.

Phil Rudd Announces the First Leg of his 2017 European Tour
MARCH 2017

31st March
Hard Rock Café
Oslo
Norway

APRIL 2017

1st April
Musiik Kielleren
Jossingfjord
Norway

7th April
Storlian Rockfest
Storlian
Sweden

28th April
Bonfest
Scotland
UK

MAY 2017

2nd May
Kaufleuten
Zurich
Switzerland

3rd May
Arena
Vienna
Austria

4th May
Cinema Paradiso
St Polten
Austria

5th May
Phenomenon
Novarra
Italy

6th May
Legend Club
Ravena
Italy

7th May
Durer Kert Big Hall
Budapest
Hungary

10th May
Lucerna Music Bar
Prague
Czech Republic

11th May
Brno Semi Lasso
Brno
Czech Republic

12th May
Livinov Attic Music Club
Litvino
Czech Republic

13th May
Jablonec N/N
Eurocentrum
Czech Republic

16th May
Bratislava Rock Café
Dudravka
Slovakia

17th May
Ostrava Barrack Club
Moravska Ostrava
Slovakia

18th May
Zilina Dom Odrobov
Ziliana
Slovakia

19th May
Sk Presov
Pko Presov
Slovakia

20th May
Pardudice
Zluty Pes
Czech Republic

21st May
Band On The Wall
Manchester
UK

24th May
The Brook
Southampton
UK

25th May
Concorde
Brighton
UK

26th May
St Albans Arena
St Albans
UK

27th May
Underworld
London
UK

28th May
Corn Exchange
Edinburgh
UK

 

 

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