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Updated: Apr 7, 2021

Back in Black AC/DC Tribute Band is headlining the kick-off concert for Denton Drive Live! sponsored by Dallas Medical Center at the Farmers Branch Historical Park. This is the second year for the six month series that spans April through September and is a free evening of live music, concessions and activities. The gates open at 6:00 p.m., Def Leggend gets the stage rocking at 6:30 p.m., and Back In Black will rock 8:30 p.m.

Back In Black is celebrating 20 years in 2021 and continues to deliver high energy concert performances of AC/DC. The Dallas/Fort Worth area based band consists of dedicated musicians who successfully channel the sound, look, and excitement of AC/DC.

"We stand above the other AC/DC tributes because we include tribute performances of both Bon Scott and Brian Johnson."

Back In Black was formed in late 2000 by former LA bandmates Mike Mroz (Angus) and Darren Caperna (Bon & Brian). Mike had always recognized the potential of this project due to Darren’s uncanny ability to transcend both the spirit of Bon Scott and Brian Johnson into his voice. Ken Schiumo (drums), Ramiro Noriega (guitar), and Sheldon Conrad (bass) were recruited from other great Dallas bands.

In March of 2016, AC/DC auditioned lead singer Darren Caperna to replace Brian Johnson for their current world tour. They are one of the first tribute bands chosen by Live Nation/CBS Radio to tour all the House of Blues! In 2013 they were featured on AXS TV Worlds Greatest Tribute Bands and have performed their first Symphony concert with the Calgary Philharmonic in Oct 2013. Back In Black toured major arenas and theaters as part of the Classic Rock Experience in 2008 and 2009.

For the fifth year in a row Back In Black headlined the worlds largest Tribute Festival, Jacks Throwback in Dallas. They also performed to over 36,000 people at the Bone Bash in Ft Worth, and have been recruited by Sony Music, AC/DC’s new record label, to promote catalog sales. 20th Century Fox chose Back in Black over all other tribute bands to record AC/DC’s classics “TNT” and “A Long Way to the Top” for two of their movies, Napoleon Dynamite and Garage Days.

Back in Black has also performed with Cheap Trick, Foghat, Bad Company, Loverboy, Jackyl, Blue Oyster Cult, Grand Funk Railroad, Head East, Seven Mary Three, Cardboard Vampires, Living Colour, Better than Ezra, Ted Nugent, Warrant, April Wine, Great White, Night Ranger, Kansas, Quiet Riot, Violent Femmes, Badfinger and Vince Neil of Motley Crue.

Darren Caperna – Vocals

Mike Mroz – Lead Guitar

Sheldon Conrad – Bass

Ramiro Noriega – Guitar

Ken Schiumo – Drums

Follow Back In Black on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube! Check out the full schedule of bands for Denton Drive Live! booked for April - September. Tag #DentonDriveLive on social media!

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