It’s A Long Way To The Shops… An AC/DC Tour Of Melbourne

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A couple of weeks ago I took to the streets of Melbourne armed with a camera and Google to find locations around town that played a part in AC/DC’s history for a Gibson.com article. I uncovered some pretty interesting stuff. Did you know that AC/DC were booked in for five gigs in the ‘Miss Melbourne’ department of Myer’s department store? WHAT?

Here’s the full article, but below is a snippet.

AC/DC’s contribution to Melbourne was recognized by the city in 2004 when it renamed Corporation Lane “ACDC Lane”. Home to another legendary rock venue, the Cherry Bar, then Lord Mayor John So opened the renamed lane by declaring, “As the song says, there is a highway to hell. But this is a laneway to heaven. Let us rock!” before bagpipers serenaded the crowd with a rendition of “It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll).” AC/DC-themed street art adorns the lane, while the Cherry Bar is known as a hotspot for star spotting after a show whenever a touring band is in town. AC/DC-influenced Oz rockers, Airbourne, even name-checked the venue in their song “Fat City” with the lyrics “Midnight bite at the Cherry, so sweet is the juice.”