Original AC/DC singer Dave Evans is about to embark on a three-month tour of Europe with the German AC/DC tribute band OVERDOSE.
Dave Evans was the singer on AC/DC's debut single, "Can I Sit Next To You Girl". The song was later re-recorded with Bon Scott's vocal for the group's "TNT" album.
According to Undercover News, Dave's days with AC/DC were numbered due to internal friction including punch-ups with the tour manager, so he was soon out and Bon Scott was in. History writes that Dave refused to go on stage one night and was replaced by Bon Scott, but his son Mark tells a different story. "Well the Young brothers have been spreading that story for years," he told Undercover News. "The real reason he left was after doing the national tour the management said they had no money to pay him for all the gigging he had done. Three concerts a day etc. etc. He has still has not been paid to this day.
"Tempers ran hot and he had a fight with the [tour] manager (who at the time was an ex-member of SHERBERT," Mark said. "Basically if the same incident was to happen in today's era, they have been sued for wrongful dismissal."
Dave's European tour setlist will feature a number of AC/DC classics, including "Can I Sit Next To You Girl", "Rock 'n' The Parlour", "Highway To Hell", "Ride On", "Rock and Roll Singer", "TNT", "Baby Please Don't Go" and "Long Way To The Top".
After AC/DC, Dave joined RABBIT and released the "Too Much Rock and Roll" album on CNS in 1976. He will play the title track as well as a few other RABBIT gems on this tour.
DAVE EVANS with OVERDOSE tour dates:
Jul. 30 - The Loft - Munich
Aug. 02 - Child and Wild Open Air - Reith im Winkel, GER
Aug. 06 - Village Habach – Penzberg, GER
Aug. 08 - Jugendzentrum Bauhof – Pettenbach, AUT
Aug. 09 - Chris Geburtstagsfest – Kitzbühel, GER
Aug. 22 - Works – Osnabrück, GER
Aug. 23 - Live Arena – Münster, GER
Aug. 25 – Backstage Free&Easy – München, GER
Sep. 05 - End Of Summer Festival - Linkenbach / Westerwald, GER
Sep. 12 - Live Club – Bamberg, GER
Sep. 26 - Rockfactory Halford – Berlin, GER
Sep. 27 - AC/DC FanClub Convent. - Schleiz / Thüringen, GER
Oct. 02 - Alte Piesel - Künzell bei Fulda, GER
Oct. 03 - Sirius Ransbach - Baumbach bei Koblenz, GER
Oct. 25 - HarleyDavidson Party – Kössen, AUT