Gleadhraich set to electrify AC/DC fans

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Angus celtic rock band Gleadhraich will electrify AC/DC fans in Glasgow supporting the campaign to erect a statue to Angus rock legend Bon Scott.

The band, Angus Cultural Ambassadors for 2014, will headline the pre-and after-party at Glasgow’s Record Factory for AC/DC’s Scottish leg of their Rock or Bust world tour on June 28.

Gleadhraich. Their second EP, Where We're From, is released on March 9 2015.

Gleadhraich. Their second EP, Where We're From, is released on March 9 2015.

The event, which will feature DJ sets from Danger Ross and Ian McAdam, a barbecue in the beer garden and transport to and from Hampden, will raise funds for a memorial statue of ex-AC/DC frontman Bon Scott in his hometown of Kirriemuir.

The singer, who died in 1980, was born in Forfar and lived in Kirriemuir for five years before moving to Melbourne. The campaign to erect a life size statue, like the one in Melbourne, is being run by Kirriemuir-based community group DD8 Music and needs another £15,000. It has commissioned Ayrshire sculptor John McKenna to design and sculpt the statue. Gleadhraich recorded their first EP in DD8’s studio in January last year.

Gleadhraich’s Craig Weir said: “We’re delighted to be playing the official pre-party to help the campaign to recognise an Angus music legend. We’ve played Bon Fest several times and last year we supported Chris Slade from AC/DC there.

“It will be great to warm up the Hampden Park crowd for these rock legends. We’ll throw a few AC/DC classics into our set. The Rock Or Bust tour is a real success and I’m sure Glasgow will be no different.”

Tickets are still available on the Gleadhraich website at http://gleadhraich.com/

For more info about the Bon Scott statue campaign and to make a donation, go to http://dd8music.com/bon-scott-statue