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2014 is a huge year for anniversaries, with AC /DC celebrating their 40th and Walter Trout his 25th. Also Fender’s Strat and Gibson’s Les Paul Junior will reach the almost pensionable age of 60, while the Jackson Soloist is now a mature 30.
AC /DC have already revealed plans to go in the studio to mark their anniversary and record a first new album since Black Ice (2008). They have also planned a 40th anniversary tour, comprising 40 very special gigs.
“It’s been 40 years of the band’s existence,” explains frontman Brian Johnson, “so I think we’re gonna try to do 40 shows to thank the fans for their undying loyalty. Our fans are just the best in the world, and we appreciate every one of them. So, we’ll have to go out, even though we’re getting a bit long in the tooth. It’s been four years, and I’m really looking forward to it.”
Meanwhile the American blues legend Walter Trout is celebrating his 25th anniversary as a solo artist, and in joyful celebration Provogue will be releasing ten of his classic back catalogue albums as a limited edition deluxe vinyl series throughout 2014. The high quality 180g vinyl editions will be limited to 2,000 copies per album (worldwide), and will have a maximum of 20 minutes of music per side for enhanced sound quality.
“To have some of the best parts of my earlier recordings rereleased and celebrated in high-quality audio, is a thrill of the highest order,” says Trout. “I hope my friends and fans will enjoy this commemorative series as much as I will. There is something about re-hearing the music on vinyl. The
It’s been 40 years of the band’s existence, so I think we’re gonna try to do 40 shows to thank the fans for their undying loyalty. Brian Johnson, AC/DC
warmth and the expansiveness of the sound takes me right back to the day it was recorded.”
The release dates are as follows: No More Fish Jokes (March 3), Deep Trout (April 7), The Outsider (May 5), Positively Beale Street (July 7), Breakin’T heR ules (August 18), Life InT he Jungle (Sept 8), Unspoiled By Progress (Oct 6), Transition (Nov 3), Prisoner Of A Dream (Dec 1), and FaceT he Music (Dec 15).
Visit www.acdc.com and www. waltertrout.com for additional details and further updates.
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