AC/DC - Singer Nick Barker Talks About The Story Of Bon Scott Theatrical Show; "If You Can Walk Away After Show Knowing Five Things About Bon That You Didn’t Know Before Then That’s My Job Done"

February 17, 2013, 4 years ago

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On February 19th, The Corner Hotel in Richmond, Victoria, Australia will honour the 33rd anniversary of the passing of Bon Scott, who died at age 33, with the first ever non-theatre performance of The Story Of Bon Scott – Hell Ain’t A Bad Place To Be starring Nick Barker on vocals, along with Tommy Boyce and Justin Garner on guitar, Alex Raunjak on bass, and Steve Brown on drums, and will see the show come into a pub to celebrate Bon.

Chris Condoleon from spoke with Barker about the new show. He will take on the role of telling the story of Scott’s life pre AC/DC, back when he was singing for The Valentines, in the first half of the show before the ‘balls to the wall’ AC/DC story and music in the second half.

“It’s an immense task to tell the story of someone’s life in just two hours,” Barker says, “so I just tried to pick out a lot of things that I found really interesting as well as making sure the band were the real deal, they’re pretty loud and rocking.”

“If you can walk away after show knowing five things about Bon that you didn’t know before then that’s my job done,” Barker adds.


Hell Ain’t A Bad Place To Be tells the story of Bon Scott’s life – his childhood, his family, his secrets, the bands that came before his rise to fame with AC/DC, and his rock and roll dreams. It follows his life from Scotland to Australia, through his hell-raising teenage years and the bands that came before AC/DC – THE SPEKTORS, THE VALENTINES and FRATERNITY. From hippie epiphanies to bubblegum pop, to the iconic early years of AC/DC, ‘Hell Ain’t A Bad Place To Be’ celebrates the music, the heartbreak and the life of Bon Scott – a quintessential rock and roll story that ended far too soon.

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