AC/DC fans, rock music enthusiasts and memorabilia collectors get ready! This October, AC/DC’s tumultuous Rock or Bust Tour is being commemorated as the band’s first-ever official book. Currently on presale, The Rock or Bust Tour Book 2015 will cover the full extent of AC/DC’s groundbreaking world tour.
This limited edition collects a bundle of photographs from Ralph Larmann, who captured the band throughout the nearly 17-month trek. Also included are facts, figures and tour memorabilia to celebrate one of the most successful rock tours of the last decade. Thanks to Rufus Stone Publications, words from my live review of AC/DC’s Perth performance will also be printed. You can read the full review of their 2015 Rock or Bust tour here. The book promises to be an amazing photographic documentary of the band and fans in action, loaded with behind-the-scenes shots too. At more than 200 pages long, it offers an in-depth overview of what would end up being AC/DC’s final world tour.
AC/DC’s 2015 live schedule opened with a headlining set at Coachella music festival. The entire Rock or Bust tour saw the band play to millions of people around the world, setting records for attendance and sell out times. But it wasn’t all good news. Behind the scenes, the Rock or Bust tour was problem-plagued from the start with the band losing Malcolm Young, Phil Rudd, Brian Johnson and Cliff Williams along the way. It wasn’t the smoothest ride for AC/DC, but it was incredibly eventful. And definitely one worth commemorating.
The book, which is the same physical dimensions as a vinyl album, will be available in two editions, including a collector’s item dubbed the ‘Leather and Metal’ version.
The Official Leather And Metal Edition:
Bound in recycled, black leather with a pewter embossed logo and supplied in red metal, die-cut slipcase together with 300mm square art prints of AC/DC album covers. Individually numbered and limited to 500 copies.
- A unique AC/DC collectable weighing 6 kilos!
- Normal price £295 plus shipping.
- Preorder price £275, including free worldwide shipping.
The Official Standard Edition:
A large-format, softcover book with matt lamination and spot UV supplied in a presentation black buckram slipcase with foil embossed logo. Printed in colour on 170 gsm art paper. Preorder here.
- Normal price £95 plus shipping.
- Preorder price £85, including free worldwide shipping.
The Bundle Editions:
Both versions of the book bundled together at a special price for preorder.
- Normal price £390 plus shipping.
- Preorder price £330, including free worldwide shipping.