Wednesday, February 12, 2014

AC/DC: Bon Scott hometown statue update

The unveiling of a statue honoring late AC/DC frontman Bon Scott in the singer’s former hometown of Kirriemuir, Scotland has been delayed to next year.

The Courier reports the statue was due to be revealed at Bonfest, the town’s yearly tribute to AC/DC’s 40-year career, which draws thousands of people from around the world.

Graham Galloway of Bonfest organizers DD8 Music said major Angus Council plans to redevelop the statue’s surroundings will knock the project back by some time.

“We have made the decision to push the unveiling of the statue back to next year’s Bonfest, which will take place in May 2015,” said Galloway. “Artist John McKenna has now started work on the statue after a public vote confirmed the final design will include bagpipes over Bon’s shoulder. We had hoped to be ready for this year’s Bonfest in August (15-17), but as the statue is now part of the major renovations to Kirriemuir’s town centre the final installation date has been somewhat taken out of our hands.”

Last weekend in Perth, Bruce Springsteen kicked off his third show in the city by performing “Highway To Hell” as a tribute to Scott – check out the video here.

See also:

VIDEO: Bruce Springsteen performs AC/DC classic in Perth
Original AC/DC singer recalls band’s first concert 40 years ago
AC/DC score first-ever UK top 10 single
AC/DC singer to host Cars That Rock tv series
Search AC/DC at hennemusic