There is speculation that AC/DC may be the headline act at next year’s edition of the Rock In Rio festival
Renowned Brazilian journalist José Norberto Flesch, a credible source for international concert news in Brazil, has divulged intriguing information regarding the 2024 edition of the Rock In Rio festival, scheduled for September in Rio de Janeiro.
In a recent social media post on Wednesday, October 18, Flesch revealed that the iconic hard rock band, AC/DC, is currently engaged in discussions with the Rock In Rio organizers. Their talks revolve around the prospect of AC/DC gracing the stage at the upcoming 40th-anniversary celebration of this annual musical extravaganza.
It’s worth noting that AC/DC holds a special place in the history of Rock In Rio, having headlined the very first edition of the festival back in 1985. That groundbreaking event attracted an estimated crowd of 1.5 million music enthusiasts. The festival was masterminded by Brazilian entrepreneur Roberto Medina and featured an impressive lineup, including iconic acts like QUEEN, IRON MAIDEN, OZZY OSBOURNE, and YES.
Over the decades, AC/DC made limited appearances in Brazil, with only two subsequent visits: one during the “Ballbreaker” tour in 1996 and the other in 2009 during the “Black Ice” tour. Interestingly, AC/DC made their long-awaited return to the stage after a seven-year hiatus on October 7 at the Power Trip festival in Indio, California.
During this unforgettable performance, the legendary hard rockers delivered a 24-song set, with a notable twist of opening their set with “If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It).” Moreover, the concert showcased live premieres of two tracks from their 2020 album “Power Up,” namely “Demon Fire” and “Shot In The Dark.”