AC/DC has a reputation for their wild antics both on and off the stage, and over the years, they’ve accumulated quite a few legendary tour stories. While it’s challenging to narrow down to just three, here are some of the craziest tour stories about AC/DC:

  1. The Mud Shark Incident: One of the most infamous stories involving AC/DC is the “Mud Shark Incident,” which reportedly took place during the band’s stay at Seattle’s Edgewater Inn in the 1970s. As the story goes, the members of AC/DC, along with some groupies, engaged in a wild party that involved a mud shark being used in various, shall we say, unconventional ways. While the details remain murky and shrouded in rock ‘n’ roll folklore, the legend of the mud shark incident has become synonymous with AC/DC’s hedonistic lifestyle on the road.
  2. Bon Scott’s Hotel Room Antics: AC/DC’s original frontman, Bon Scott, was known for his larger-than-life personality and penchant for mischief. During one tour stop in the United States, Bon reportedly threw a hotel room party that escalated into chaos. According to various accounts, the party involved alcohol, fire extinguishers, and even a hotel room piano being thrown out of a window. Bon’s wild antics both onstage and off contributed to AC/DC’s reputation as rock ‘n’ roll renegades.
  3. Brian Johnson’s Helicopter Commute: In a display of rockstar extravagance, former AC/DC lead vocalist Brian Johnson once commuted to a concert via helicopter. During the band’s “Back in Black” tour in the early 1980s, Johnson flew into a stadium in a helicopter, making a dramatic entrance before taking the stage to perform in front of thousands of adoring fans. The extravagant gesture exemplifies AC/DC’s status as rock royalty and their willingness to go to great lengths to deliver unforgettable live performances.

These tour stories offer a glimpse into the wild and unpredictable world of AC/DC on the road. While some may be embellished or exaggerated over time, they all contribute to the band’s legendary status in the annals of rock ‘n’ roll history.