Highway to Hell ... in Clearwater?
Hall of Fame hard-rockers AC/DC will probably never play an intimate venue like Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd Hall, but next month, you can get the next-closest thing.
Lead singer Brian Johnson and bassist Cliff Williams are headlining a charity show on July 3 called "Classic Rock Cares." The concert will benefit the John Entwhistle Foundation, which provides free music education and instruments to underprivileged children. Johnson and Williams are expected to play several of the band's hits along with some solo material.
Other featured performers include Robin Zander of Cheap Trick, Joe Lynn Turner of Rainbow and Steve Luongo of The John Entwhistle Band. An all-star band -- including Johnson and Williams -- will will jump on stage for one of AC/DC's signature hits, "Highway to Hell," the finale to the night's concert.
Tickets are $39.75 and $75 and more information is available at Ruth Eckerd Hall's website. In addition to the concert, signed artist memorabilia will be sold via a silent auction.
If I could only hear five AC/DC songs, I'd choose these:
- Highway to Hell: "I'm on my way to the promise land"
- Thunderstruck: "The thunder of guns tore me apart"
- Whole Lotta Rosie: "Ain't no fairy story. Ain't no skin-and-bones"
- You Shook Me All Night Long: "Walking double time on the seduction line"
- It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock n Roll): "If you think it's easy doin' one night stands, try playin' in a rock roll band"