AC/DC rope in Formula One fitness crew ahead of tour

The classic rockers need 'whipping into shape'

AC/DC have roped in Formula One fitness coaches to prepare them for their forthcoming mammoth world tour.

With a probable stretch of two years ahead on the road in support of new album ‘Black Ice’, the Antipodean rockers are aware they’re not as young as they were, and they’re taking no chances.

Speaking to Absolute Radio DJ Ben Jones, singer Brian Johnson admitted: “Both me and Angus (Young, guitarist) have got a fitness regime.

“I’m getting a Formula One guy in. A fitness guy, he’s trying to get me whipped into shape and size. [The show is] two-and-a-bit hours and there’s no time for recovery.”

Meanwhile, founding guitarist Angus Young discussed the challenges of choosing a setlist from over 30 years worth of material. “We know we’ve got to play a lot of tracks that most people who have come to know us [will want in the set],” he said.

The pair also hinted that the stage set for the tour would involve a giant train set in honour of new single ‘Rock’n’Roll Train’.

The Black Ice Tour begins in Wilkes-Barre, Pensylvania on October 28 before arriving in the UK next April.

You can listen to the full interview with Young and Johnson on Absolute Radio tomorrow night (October 22) at 11pm (BST).