Dave Evans, original lead singer and founding member of AC/DC, who is currently touring Germany, Austria and Switzerland, recently received a rare invitation to perform at the world-famous Oktoberfest at the Bodo's Hall in Munich, Germany.
Hard rock or heavy metal bands have traditionally been banned from the Oktoberfest. Dave Evans and members of local Munich rock band OVERDOSE performed classic AC/DC songs such as "Baby Please Don't Go" and "TNT" plus "I Like to Hear My Music So Play It Loud" from Dave's '70s Australian rock band RABBIT.
Says Dave, "It was great to get the chance on tour over here to sing at the Oktoberfest. I only received news a week ago that there was a gig for me if I wanted it and of course I grabbed the chance. It was sensational to see a lot of the crowd wearing the traditional Bavarian dress really going off to the great Australian pub rock sound. This was one of the smaller halls with about 2,000 people.
"Because of the great success of this performance, I was also surprised to get an invitation for the following night to perform two songs, 'TNT' and 'Highway to Hell' at the huge Hofbraeuhaus hall with up to 20,000 people with their big band orchestra. It was a great thrill to get this extra invitation. The gig was advertised on local radio and the performance covered by local television, radio and press. It was sensational. It was one of the biggest gigs of my life. Bigger than the Sydney Opera House and Melbourne's Festival Hall put together. There were many Aussies there and after performing only two numbers I spent the next two and a half hours signing autographs and having photo sessions until the hall closed at 11 pm. This has been a great experience and a first at the Oktoberfest for Aussie rock."
Upcoming DAVE EVANS tour dates:
Oct. 02 - Alte Piesel - Künzell bei Fulda, GER
Oct. 03 - Sirius Ransbach-Baumbach bei Koblenz, GER
Oct. 10 - Dioxin – Schindellegi, SWI
Oct. 11 - St.Pölten - St. Pölten, AUT
Oct. 17 - Village - Habach / Penzberg
Oct. 18 - Kulturzentrum - St. Paul, AUT
Oct. 23 - The Dub – München, GER
Oct. 24 - Kultursaal - Greifenburg, AUT
Oct. 25 - HarleyDavidson Party – Kössen, AUT
Oct. 31 - Headbanger's Ballroom – Hamburg, GER
Nov. 01 - Kuckuck's Nest – Meiningen, GER