Marking what would have been the late AC/DC singer’s 78th birthday, the Bon Scott estate is embarking on a number of high-profile activations to celebrate the icon’s life and music.

On the actual birthday (July 9th),there will be a tribute concert at Arlene’s Grocery on New York City’s Lower East Side. The infamous rock club has hosted some of the most raucous nights of rock and roll in the 21st century, and the show will harken back to the secret set that AC/DC performed at CBGB in 1977. 16 singers will each tackle one classic AC/DC song with a stellar backing band.

There is also a concerted promotion at U.S. terrestrial and satellite radio in which on-air personalities will wish Bon a happy birthday and play one or more of his classic performances such as Highway To HellIt’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock N Roll) and Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap.

Thanks to the estate’s longstanding merchandising partner Perryscope Productions, brand new collaborations are in place with Gordon Nicolson Kiltmakers and Dixxon Flannel Company to create bespoke products from the two newly created and registered Bon Scott tartans (Heritage and Touring), which celebrate his roots in Scotland and birthplace of Kerriemuir.

Dixxon will use the tartans to create their signature flannel shirts in a similar collaboration to their Metallica and Megadeth shirts, and the GNK line will include made-to-order kilts, vests and pants as well as accessories like lambswool scarves and throws, similar to their 2022 collaboration with XBOX.

Also coming to a collector’s shelf near you are brand-new figurines from Knucklebonz and Super7, who have already created designs based on the 1979 Highway To Hell tour. The new designs will harken back to 1975 and feature Bon‘s leopard vest (Super7) and the outfit (with bagpipes!) worn in the flatbed truck promo clip for It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock N Roll) (Knucklebonz). Release dates on both will be announced later.

These follow hot on the heels of the ultimate collectible celebrating a citizen of the British empire — a one once proof coin from the Perth Mint featuring Bon on one side and King Charles on the other.

Two new online stores are launching in time for the birthday, one at Amazon in the U.S. and the other at Merch Jungle in Australia, making it easier and more cost effective for fans to get their hands on their favorite singer’s merchandise. Further Amazon stores will continue to roll out throughout the world. Bon Scott‘s e-commerce and merchandising program is handled by Perryscope Productions, LLC.

A brand-new merch design will be launching to commemorate the birthday by renowned Australian graphic artist Dave Homer.

For more information, visit

Bon’s Birthday Bash
Tuesday, July 9, 8pm
Arlene’s Grocery (95 Stanton St. NYC)


Jimmy Kunes – Problem Child
Mikki May – Highway To Hell
Devon Marie (Rubix’s Cube) – Riff Raff
Adrian Heirholzer – Touch Too Much
Mal Irvine – Sin City
Diane Lutz (StevieMac) – It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock N Roll)
Peter Shaw (Trans-Siberian Orchestra) – Let There Be Rock
Ciaran Sheehan (Phantom Of The Opera) – The Jack
Chandler Mogel (Double Vision) – Shot Down In Flames
Lena Hall (Tony winner) – Whole Lotta Rosie
Dave Seubert (Ten Ton Mojo) – If You Want Blood (You Got It)
Emily Duff – Girls Got Rhythm
Shilpa Ray – Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
Paul Bertolino – Love At First Feel
Cra Hopp – Hell Ain’t A Bad Place To Be
Maria Lina Canales (Frida Kill) – T.N.T.

House band:

Paul McGilloway (All Zepped Up, Bad Co. & Beyond) – Lead Guitar
John Jackson (The Jayhawks, Ray Davies) – Rhythm Guitar
Greg Smith (Rhino Bucket – Bass
Scott Devours (Roger Daltrey) – Drums

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