Statue honouring AC/DC singer unveiled in Namur


For those about to rock…we suggest you take a trip to Namur, where a statue of AC/DC singer Brian Johnson was recently unveiled.

Why in Namur, you ask? The Australian rocker performed his first show with the band (following the tragically early death of Bon Scott) in the Belgian city, on 29 June 1980. It was the first show of their ‘Back in Black’ tour.

So AC/DC history was written in Belgium and immortalized in an official biography of the band. The good rocking souls of Namur took it to the mayor, and they got their statue…on the Esplanade AC/DC, right at the site of the band’s historical performance.

Johnson himself has said he feels honoured and that he intends to come for a visit to this place that means so much to him.

The statue was made by Libramont artist Anthony Cognaux and took an impressive 400 hours to complete.

We personally recommend undertaking your musical pilgrimage to Namur in the summer and combining it with one of the many festivals in Belgium, like Rock Werchter, the Dour Festival or Pukkelpop.