Back in Black 40th Anniversary: A Virtual Celebration livestream airs July 24th at 5 pm ET
AC/DC’s landmark album Back in Black is being celebrated on Friday, July 24th with the all-star Back in Black 40th Anniversary: A Virtual Celebration livestream event. Hosted by Jared James Nichols, the special event will feature Slash, Sebastian Bach, members of Alice in Chains, Cage the Elephant, Anthrax, Trivium, Lamb of God, Refused, Airbourne, GWAR, Cherie Currie, Dave Amato, Orianthi, Sergio Vallin of Mana, Emily Wolfe, Brian Posehn, and many more. The special event will include AC/DC testimonials, appearances, tutorials and performances. It all kicks off July 24th at 5 pm ET/2 pm PT across Consequence of Sound Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitch channels.
To kick the event, fans can enter to win AC/DC gear including the Gibson Custom Shop 1961 Les Paul SG “Red Devil” guitar in Cherry Red just like Angus Young’s of AC/DC, as well as, two Gibson SG Standard’s in Ebony.
In addition, the giveaway will round out an AC/DC music rig featuring the latest SoloDallas Schaffer Tower EX signed by inventor Ken Schaffer, a Marshall JTM45 amp with a SoloDallas Black Mod converting it to a JTM50 — like the one Young used on Back in Black — and a Marshall cabinet loaded with vintage speakers (total value $15,000). Five runners-up will each receive a Schaffer Replica Storm pedal and the album Back in Black on vinyl. Entries for the AC/DC giveaway are limited to residents of the U.S. and Canada.
AC/DC’s Back in Black has moved a remarkable 50 million units worldwide since its release on July 25, 1980, and is No. 1 overall when it comes to pure rock albums. The iconic Back in Black LP is jam-packed from front to back with classics such as “Hells Bells,” “Shoot to Thrill,” “You Shook Me All Night Long,” and the anthemic title track.