AC/DC Exhibition To Open Down Under
August 17th, 2010 3:00pm EDT
Australian rockers AC/DC are set to be honored in their hometown of Sydney with a new exhibition documenting their rise to fame.
The show will trace the band from its formation in 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, covering the tragic death of singer Bon Scott in 1980 and the next chapter of the band's history following the appointment of Brian Johnson.
AC/DC Australia's Family Jewels will open at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney on September 11th and will feature stage costumes, instruments, photographs and rare hand-written material such as letters, notebooks and lyrics, as well as interviews and rarely seen performance footage.
Exhibition curator Tim Fisher says, "There is little doubt that after 35 years on the world stage AC/DC are by far Australia's most successful and influential performing artists. AC/DC Australia's Family Jewels links the material history of the band to the experience of their music. The exhibition also tries to convey the place that AC/DC holds for their devoted fans."