Watch original AC/DC singer Dave Evans sing Highway To Hell backed by a huge choir in Argentina

Dave Evans singing with a choir
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Original AC/DC frontman Dave Evans has covered one of his old band's biggest songs in a new video posted to social media. The singer, who fronted the Australian rock heavyweights in their formative months before being replaced by Bon Scott, only recorded two singles with AC/DC, but has shown he's not afraid of stepping up to cover one of their most iconic tracks - all while backed by a 150-strong Argentinian choir.

The video, put together by Chrystal Records along with Argentina's Coro Kennedy choir, sees Dave looking in good shape as he leads what essentially turns into one big, wholesome karaoke session.

Watch the video, originally posted on November 3, for yourself below.

Dave Evans sung on AC/DC's very first single, Can I Sit Next To You, Girl, released in July 1974 and also featuring the b-side track, Rockin' In The Parlour. AC/DC's lineup was in its embryonic stages at that point, with Evans and guitarists Malcolm and Angus Young joined by the Youngs' older brother George on bass and Colin Burgess on drums.

Sadly for Evans, his legacy with AC/DC would end there, as he'd be gone by the end of the year, replaced by the soon-to-be legendary Bon Scott. AC/DC would re-record Can I Sit Next To You, Girl with Bon on vocals, releasing the new version on second album T.N.T. in December 1975. While T.N.T. was only released in Australia, AC/DC's first international release, 1976's High Voltage, would also include the new version of the song.

Merlin Alderslade
Executive Editor, Louder

Merlin moved into his role as Executive Editor of Louder in early 2022, following over ten years working at Metal Hammer. While there, he served as Online Editor and Deputy Editor, before being promoted to Editor in 2016. Before joining Metal Hammer, Merlin worked as Associate Editor at Terrorizer Magazine and has previously written for the likes of Classic Rock, Rock Sound, eFestivals and others. Across his career he has interviewed legends including Ozzy Osbourne, Lemmy, Metallica, Iron Maiden (including getting a trip on Ed Force One courtesy of Bruce Dickinson), Guns N' Roses, KISS, Slipknot, System Of A Down and Meat Loaf. He has also presented and produced the Metal Hammer Podcast, presented the Metal Hammer Radio Show and is probably responsible for 90% of all nu metal-related content making it onto the site.