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The new concert movie AC/DC: Live at the River Plate comes out Tuesday, May 10 on DVD and Blu-ray, and it documents the band's massive December 2009 shows in a Buenos Aires soccer stadium where they played to 200,000 rabid fans over three nights. It was AC/DC's first time playing in Argentina in 13 years, and the shows came as part of the band's 20-month Black Ice Tour. Despite the undertaking of doing such an epic tour in their 60s, the band members say it never gets old. In fact, they're ready to do it again.
Speaking to the U.K.'s Daily Star, guitarist Angus Young said the band has been writing new material for the follow up to 2008's Black Ice. "Me and Malcolm [Young] have begun trying a few things. Then we’ll be back on stage again," he explained, adding that AC/DC always gives 100 percent in concert. "You don’t want people to say, 'Those guys used to be great.' On this tour, I had a few problems, mainly with the legs. On stage though, you don’t feel a thing."
Singer Brian Johnson echoed that sentiment in a separate interview with Rolling Stone, saying of the DVD: "You’ll see us give it everything in Argentina. Even if you’re tired or whatever coming on stage, you get there and something happens. My rule is that if you’re not sweating when you come offstage, something’s wrong."
When asked if touring still has the same thrill after decades of doing it, Johnson stated, "If anyone can walk out on a stage like that and tell you they aren’t excited by thousands of fans singing, they’re lying. It never gets old, is the answer. And that’s all on the DVD. We never even drink before a gig because it has to be right. Those fans were as crazy as they’ve ever been. It was the same everywhere – in Finland we went on at 10 at night and it was still light and they didn’t care. And it didn’t f***ing matter because when we went off at midnight the sun was still up."