Simon Wright talks METAL GODS Tour, playing with AC/DC and Honouring DIO’s legacy!

It is less than a month away until one of the biggest and most anticipated metal tours of the year arrives down under!!

Metal Gods will feature singer Ripper Owens – famed vocalist for Judas Priest after the departure of Rob Halford in 1992 – and Drummer, Simon Wright, who was a member of AC/DC between 1983 and 1989 before leaving the group to join Ronnie James Dio’s band.

The Everblack Podcast spoke to legendary drummer Simon Wright about the upcoming METAL GODS tour with Tim Ripper Owens, working with DIO and honouring his legacy, how he got the gig with AC/DC and his memories of playing his first show with them and more!


Friday, October 14, 2022: Mansfield Tavern – BRISBANE, QLD Special guests: Bon But Not Forgotten & Motorized

Saturday, October 15, 2022: Bridgeway Live – ADELAIDE, SA

Sunday, October 16, 2022: The Corner Hotel – MELBOURNE, VIC

Friday, October 21, 2022: Manning Bar – SYDNEY, NSW

Saturday, October 22, 2022: Badlands – PERTH, WA

Special guests: Livewire

Tickets are on sale Monday, April 11, 2022 – 9am local time from