AC/DC singer Brian Johnson gets a statue in Namur (thanks to a concert from 43 years ago)

An impression of the statue.© BELGIUM

You can now visit a statue in the Walloon city of Namur in honor of Brian Johnson, the frontman of the Australian rock group AC/DC. It is displayed on the Esplanade AC/DC, the square in front of the Expo.

Tom Vets

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Not coincidentally there, because the group performed there in the year 1980. It is at this place that they played songs from their later classic for the first time Back In Black. Johnson was new to the group on June 29, 1980, the day of the performance in Wallonia. He took the place of Bon Scott, a singer who had died shortly before. The show in Namur was the first performance of their world tour dedicated to one of their best-selling rock albums in the world. Seven songs from the record were then released.

A few years ago, fans of the group knocked on the door of the mayor, after the performance in Namur was mentioned in the group’s biography. First it was suggested to name a street after the musician or the group. But the whole process ended up on the long track due to the corona crisis. In the end, it was decided two years ago to name a square after the group. And now there is also a statue.

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2023-04-18 01:00:00