AC/DC‘s “Live At River Plate”, the definitive live concert DVD documenting AC/DC‘s massive “Black Ice” world tour, has debuted as the No. 1-selling music DVD on charts in 17 countries, including the U.S., U.K., Germany, France, Spain, Australia, Argentina, Canada, Ireland, Belgium, Sweden, New Zealand, Austria, Chile, Hungary, Finland and Italy.
In the U.S., “Live At River Plate” sold 19,000 copies in its first week of release.
AC/DC experienced similar chart success with the release of its last studio album, “Black Ice”, which dominated sales charts in 31 countries around the globe.
Shot in December 2009, “Live At River Plate” marks AC/DC‘s triumphant return to Buenos Aires where nearly 200,000 fans, over three sold-out shows, welcomed the band back after a 13-year absence from Argentina. This stunning live footage of AC/DC underscores what Argentina’s Pagina 12 newspaper reported by saying “no one is on the same level when it comes to pure and clear rock ‘n’ roll.” Directed by David Mallet and produced by Rocky Oldham, “Live At River Plate” was shot with 32 cameras entirely in HD. The set features 19 songs (110 minutes) as well as behind-the-scenes footage of this massive production coming together among the excitement of anxious fans (see below for full track listing).
AC/DC “Live At River Plate” is available on DVD, Blu-ray and limited-edition collector’s edition with exclusive t-shirt. Additionally the DVD contains a bonus feature titled “The Fan, The Roadie, The Guitar Tech The Meat,” containing interviews with AC/DC, their crew and fans among the excitement of the shows and the city of Buenos Aires.
AC/DC “Live At River Plate” track listing:
01. Rock N Roll Train
02. Hell Ain’t A Bad Place To Be
03. Back In Black
04. Big Jack
05. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
06. Shot Down In Flames
08. Black Ice
09. The Jack
10. Hells Bells
11. Shoot To Thrill
12. War Machine
13. Dog Eat Dog
14. You Shook Me All Night Long
16. Whole Lotta Rosie
17. Let There Be Rock
18. Highway To Hell
19. For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)
* The Fan, The Roadie, The Guitar Tech The Meat
* AC/DC Tour Animation
Check out another trailer below.
According to OnSight.co.uk, after workflow planning for the three-day, 20-camera shoot, it was up to On Sight to make sure everything went smoothly. Axis Films took care of all HD cameras (including 15 REDs) as well as the production equipment. Axis Films also supplied DITs to manage all of the digital rushes produced during the three sold-out shows.
The seamless production was completed by the HD Lab who provided conform, online, mastering and deliverable services for Serpent Productions, who regularly work with some of the world’s best-known artists.
Footage from AC/DC‘s Buenos Aires concerts was previously used in the video for the band’s classic album cut “Shoot To Thrill”, which served as the first single from AC/DC‘s “Iron Man 2” soundtrack (featuring catalog material from the mid-1970s onwards). The video also incorporated exclusive footage from “Iron Man 2”.
The Buenos Aires concerts were part of AC/DC‘s highly acclaimed “Black Ice World Tour”, the second-highest-grossing world tour of 2009, according to concert industry trade publication Pollstar.