[lastfm]Angus Young [/lastfm]and his [lastfm]AC/DC [/lastfm]cohorts had to cut short their recent show in Oslo, Norway, so that they did not break the city’s curfew. After a series of travel delays, the Aussie rock icons did not take the stage until 9:45 PM, and has to skip over their classic track “For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)” in order to finish the show by 11:00 PM.
“The reason is that AC/DC’s plane had a malfunction in Berlin, and it took some time to charter another plane,” Kristin Svendsen of Live Nation Norway told Lydverket TV.
She added, “We evaluated the situation continuously, talked to the police, and agreed that the safest was to go through with the concert even though there would be some delays. Luckily it worked out, even though it was pretty nerve-wracking at times.”
Lydverket host Asbjørn Slettemark added, “Both Angus’ [Young] guitar solo on ‘Let There Be Rock’ and his stripping segment on ‘The Jack’ was shorter than usual. I don’t think people minded that, though, as those sections often get a little overlong. But people were really bummed out about AC/DC not playing ‘For Those About . . .'”
AC/DC continue their European tour this week with shows in Norway, Germany and Sweden.