AC/DC today in Reggio Emilia: lineup, times and useful information

AC/DC today in Reggio Emilia: lineup, times and useful information

In front of over 100 thousand spectators at the RCF Arena they will celebrate their golden wedding with rock. And they will do it with one ladder which promises to spark: from the opening with “If you want blood (You've got it)” to the closing with “For those about to rock (We salute you)”, passing through workhorses like “Back in black” , “Thunderstuck”, “You shook me all night long” and “Highway to hell”, taken from an iconic discography, returned to stores in special gold vinyl reissues thanks to a special initiative by Sony Music (the list of releases , with links to pre-order the discsit's available

here). It's AC/DC day in Reggio Emilia: the legendary Australian rock band will stop in the Emilian town this evening for the only Italian date of the world tour with which it is celebrating its fifty-year career.

The ladder

The list of songs that AC/DC will play tonight will follow that of the first concerts of the tour, the first in eight years by Angus Young and Stevie Young, accompanied in this new adventure by drummer Matt Laug and bassist Chris Chaney. The tour started on May 17th from the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The Australian band performed a setlist that drew songs from across their vast repertoire. He kicked off the concert with “If You Want Blood (You've Got It)” followed by “Back In Black” and concluded, as expected, with “For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)”. From the latest album “Power up” – released in 2020 – only two songs were presented on stage: “Demon fire” And “Shot in the dark”. These are all the titles:

“If You Want Blood (You've Got It)”
“Back in Black”
“Demon Fire”
“Shot Down in Flames”
“Have a Drink on Me”
“Hells Bells”
“Shot in the Dark”
“Stiff Upper Lip”
“You Shook Me All Night Long”

“Rock 'n' Roll Train”
“Shoot to Thrill”
“Sin City”
“Given the Dog a Bone”
“Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap”
“Dog Eat Dog”
“High Voltage”
“Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be”
“Riff Raff”
“Highway to Hell”
“Whole Lotta Rosie”
“Let There Be Rock”
“For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)”


Tickets have been sold out for months. The organizers point out that i Concert tickets are nominal to the user: upon entry into the Arena, the control service staff will verify that the name on the ticket and the identity document of the person entering match. To access the RCF Arena, possession of a license is therefore also required valid identity document, which the spectator undertakes to show even at the request of the control staff, to verify the correspondence between the holder of the access ticket and the owner of the same. The spectator who is found by a control check without a ticket or in possession of a ticket whose name does not match the identity document will not be able to access the concert.

The sector you can access is only the one indicated on the ticket (Red Zone, Yellow Zone, Orange Zone, Green Zone, Blue Zone). It will not be possible to make sector changes. Each area is equipped with its own refreshment points, bars, merchandising and toilets. Once you have accessed the Arena it will no longer be possible to leave until the end of the concert.

The times

THE gates will open at 12:00. The show starts at 7.05pm with The Pretty Reckless. At 8.45pm AC/DC are foreseen.

Logistics: from food areas to trains

To make the fans' wait and return home more pleasant, near the Le Reggiane structure in Piazzale Europa – near the underpass that connects the city center with the route that leads to the Arena alongside the Reggio Emilia railway station – there will be the Le Reggiane Village has been set up, an area with food trucks, music by Virgin Radio, toilets and a special AC/DC truck with official merchandising that will not be available elsewhere. The Le Reggiane Village will be active on Friday 24 May (from 6pm to 1am) and Saturday 25 (from 9.30am to 2.30am).

Great attention will be paid to logistics: there are in fact five special trains that will travel in the night between 25 and 26 May from the Reggio Emilia railway station (with entrance on Piazzale Europa) to bring the fans home:

Frecciarossa 99147 from Reggio Emilia (00:30) to Rome Termini (05:06) with stops in Florence Santa Maria Novella (01:35) and Rome Tiburtina (04:58).

Frecciarossa 99148 from Reggio Emilia (00:35) to Torino Porta Nuova (02:45) with stops in Milano Centrale (01:35) and Torino Porta Susa (02:33).

Tper 94455 from Reggio Emilia (01:00) to Bologna Centrale (01:35) with a stop in Modena (01:12).

Tper 94470 from Reggio Emilia (01.30) to Milan Centrale (03.10) with stops in Parma (01.45) and Piacenza (02.15).

Tper 94463 from Reggio Emilia (02.30) to Bologna Centrale (03.05) with a stop in Modena (02.42).

The latest Frecciarossa tickets can be purchased via the Trenitalia App, at ticket offices and authorized travel agencies, or on the website. Tickets for TPER (regional) trains are on sale on the Bus For Fun website and in the sales point active at the Le Reggiane Village on May 25th.

At the Reggio Emilia railway station (entrance on Piazzale Europa) and in the Le Reggiane Village area, Bus For Fun will distribute identification bracelets intended solely for those who use the TPER regional trains in order to speed up transit to the platforms. Those who use Frecciarossa trains do not need a bracelet to access the station. We remind you that the Reggio Emilia AV station will be closed on the night of the concert.

For those who prefer to reach the arena by car, it is possible to book a place for your car, motorbike or camper on the Park For Fun circuit. During the day of May 25th it will be possible to search for your car park on Waze or Google Maps and conveniently obtain all the directions directly on the app. Tent places are also available on Park For Fun. On the occasion of the concert, a luggage storage service will be active at the Don Bosco oratory in Via Adua 79. The storage will be active from Saturday 25 May from 8am to 7.30pm and will then reopen at 11pm and close at 2am on Sunday 26 May. The cost for depositing items will be 10 euros for backpacks and bags, and 5 euros for smaller items (e.g. helmets).

Vinyl reissues, gold colored

The celebrations linked to the fifty years of AC/DC's career also continue on the recording side. After the success of the first 9 reissues which conquered the ranking of the best-selling physical albums in Italy, On June 21st, 6 more legendary AC/DC records will be released on limited edition gold vinyl (Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings), on the occasion of 50 years of career of the iconic rock band. In the exclusive reissues – which can be pre-ordered here – the gold-colored LPs are accompanied by a different 12″x12″ poster for each album with the new AC/DC 50 graphics, perfect for collecting and framing.

The next six albums to be released are “.If You Want Blood You've Got It”, “Let There Be Rock”, “Ballbreaker”, “Stiff Upper Lip”, “Rock Or Bust” And “74 Jailbreak”. Six reprints, all highly anticipated by fans in their own way, for different reasons. “If You Want Blood You've Got It” is AC/DC's first live album, released in the fall of 1978, and is considered one of rock and roll's greatest live recordings. “Let there be rock” is one of the most legendary works of the group: it is said that during the recording of the solo in the main track, Angus' amplifier overheated and caught fire. “Ballbreaker” is the album that in 1995 saw AC/DC return to work with Rick Rubin for the second time after the single “Big gun” taken from the soundtrack of the film “Last action hero”. “Stiff upper lip” it is the album that in 2000 saw the band reunite with George Young, Angus and Malcolm's older brother, at the reins of production for the first time after over a decade: the album cover featured a bronze statue of Angus Young, entrance also in the scenography of the tour. “Rock or bust“, released in 2014, was the first AC/DC album to feature Stevie Young, Angus and Malcolm's nephew, on rhythm guitar: the album, which turns ten this year, entered first place in the charts in 12 countries and was among the top 5 in 12 others. Instead, he turns forty, “74 Jailbreak“.