Back in Black rocks as a tribute to AC/DC with an incredible and high energy reproduction of the real thing. All of the members of Back in Black are experienced musicians who are dedicated to the sound, look, and excitement of AC/DC. Their tribute performances include both Bon Scott and Brian Johnson eras.
Back in Black has performed for packed clubs around the country for over 18 years. Hailing originally from the Dallas and Fort Worth areas of Texas, the band was formed in late 2000 by former Los Angeles band mates Mike Mroz and Darren Caperna.
Mike Mroz on lead guitar raises the bar when combined with Darren Caperna’s uncanny ability to sing with the cadence and spirit of Bon Scott and Brian Johnson. In March of 2016, the real AC/DC had even auditioned Darren as a replacement for Brian Johnson for their world tour.
Professional drummer Ken Schiumo, talented guitarist Ramiro Noriega, and thundering bassist Sheldon Conrad were all experienced performers from other great Dallas bands – and together they form the crowd-pleasing Back in Black for the screaming fans.
As one of the first tribute bands chosen by Live Nation/CBS Radio to tour all the House of Blues locations, Back in Black were featured on AXS TV’s “World’s Greatest Tribute Bands” in 2013. The band performed their first Symphony concert with the Calgary Philharmonic in October of 2013 and toured major arenas and theaters as part of the Classic Rock Experience in 2008 to 2009 – having headlined concerts at the Calgary Saddledome, the Edmonton Arena, and the world’s largest Tribute Festival at Jack’s Throwback in Dallas.
Back in Black performed to over 36,000 people at the Bone Bash in Fort Worth, and were 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 the AC/DC classics – “TNT” and “A Long Way to the Top” – for 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. Back in Black showcases the awesome live vocals and tight sets of all the fan’s favorite AC/DC songs. They span the entire era of Bon’s and Brian’s repertoire. This band is a rocking good time for outdoor festivals, concert venues, casino stages, large parties, special events, and night clubs.
Great Job, You guys are incredible!Vince Neil (Mötley Crüe)
You guys were off the chart. Absolutely awesome, and the sound especially was DEAD ON. I about flipped when you guys played “Shoot to Thrill” and “Shake A Leg” back-to-back at the top of the set. My two favorite AC/DC tunes, dude!Mike Daniel (The Dallas Morning News)
Back in Black, is absolutely the top of the line. They obviously did their research, as the group sounds just like the records.Harder Beat, Dallas TX
You guys sound better than the real AC/DC.Robert Miguel (DJ - 97.1 The Eagle, Dallas, TX)
Dallas based Back in Black was quite good at what it did: Reproducing note for note, schtick-for-schtick, AC/DC – both eras. Growling thru songs such as “Back in Black”, “Dirty Deeds”, and “TNT”, singer Darren Caperna sounded eerily similar to both singers. Guitarist Mike Mroz played Angus Young to a T!Dallas/FT Worth Star Telegram
These guys are incredible, they go beyond your expectations for a tribute band.Bo Roberts (DJ - 93.3 The Bone, Dallas, TX
The band, for the record, sounds exactly like AC/DC, full of screech and power chords, and they even look like them too, although younger and not quite so ugly.Sarah Hepola (Dallas Observer)
- Demo Back in Black 5:45