AC/DC rolls into Tampa on Dec. 21

Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Oct. 4 and can be purchased online via Live Nation or by calling 813-287-8844. Reserved seats are ... $92.25. Damn!

"Rock 'N Roll Train"

"Back in Black" (live in Paris, 1996)

Hipsters, run for the hills. AC/DC is scheduled to rattle the St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, on Sun., Dec. 21 — and it will take a major disaster to keep me from attending. The highly underrated hard rock titans are masters of heavy riffs and swinging rhythms that make you wanna shake your ass, an anomaly in the metal world. The lyrics? Deliciously horny double entendres that speak to the sexual beast that's been at the core of rock 'n' roll since its inception.

AC/DC are hitting the road in support of its full-length Black Ice. The disc drops Oct. 20 and features the savage stomp "Rock 'N' Roll Train," which I blogged about here. The band performed at the St. Pete Times Forum back when it was called the Ice Palace on March 21, 2001. After the tour wrapped, they went on a hiatus that lasted until this year. AC/DC singer Brian Johnson lives in Sarasota so the audience will likely be peppered with family and friends, which should all but guarantee a first-rate performance from the charismatic frontman (who also happens to be a nice guy, I hung with him a couple times when I lived in Sarasota).

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