ALIA Tours to AC/DC in Melbourne and Sydney

Posted on Monday, January 25th, 2010

AC/DC, one of the greatest rock and roll bands on the planet, and who have sold over 200 million records worldwide, return home to Australia in February 2010 as part of the Black Ice World Tour.

It will be the band’s first Australian tour since January 2001 and will – without any question – be the most spectacular rock show ever staged in this country.

AC/DC will blast their way through each of the five major capital cities where they will appear at outdoor stadiums with one of the largest stage productions ever seen. The production will be moved around the country by 48 semi-trailers during February and March 2010.

The lighting was designed by Patrick Woodroffe (who is also creative director for this tour) and co-designed by Dave Hill. Cosmo Wilson is the man behind the console making it all happen on tour.

Cosmo has kindly agreed to conduct two ALIA tours of this massive lighting set up; one in Melbourne and one in Sydney. Both tours will take place ‘mid-afternoon’ with the exact time released close to the date – maybe even the morning of the tour – as the crew never know until last minute if the band will sound check for a second or third show. Please don’t sign up for the tour if you can’t fit in with this.

Where: Etihad Stadium
When: Saturday February 13th
Time: mid-afternoon

Where: ANZ Stadium
When: Saturday February 20th
Time: mid-afternoon

If you would like to attend this tour, please read the ALIA Tour Protocol, then email your name, and mobile phone number to Please remember to state which city you wish to attend. Priority will be given to ALIA members.

The rig includes: 116 x Coemar Infinity Wash lights, 72 x Clay Paky Alpha Beam 300, 32 x Vari*Lite VL3000 Spots, 20 x GLP Impression LED lights, 8 x Little Big Lights, 56 x Martin StageBar, 40 x IW Blasts LED Wash, 144 x 1K Pars, 10 x Colorblaze 72, 30 x Colorblasts,

6 x Stubby Floor Pars, 6 x Source4 Pars, 74 x 8-way DWE Molephays, 16 x 6-way DWE Molephays, 12 x 9-way DWE Molephays, 12 x 4-way DWE Molephays, 6 x Hungaro Flash 65,000 watt strobes, 8 x Atomic 3000 Strobes, 4 x DF-50 Crackers, 2 x Smoke Machines, 6 x Strong Gladiator 4K Spots, 2 x Lycean 1200 Truss Spots, 2 x MA Lighting grandMA lighting consoles.

To read an article on the lighting of the AC/DC Black Ice Tour go to or