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AC/DC perform first show with Axl Rose: Setlist + Video

on May 07, 2016, 5:45pm

This evening in Oeiras, Portugal, AC/DC performed their first concert with Axl Rose as lead singer.

The band kicked off the show with “Rock or Bust”, the title track to their 2014 album. The career-spanning setlist also included the first live performance of “Rock ‘n’ Roll Damnation” since 2003; the first live performance of “Riff Raff” since 1996; as well as classics like “Back in Black” (which you see footage of above), “Thunderstruck”, “Hells Bells”, and “T.N.T”.

Below, watch pro-shot footage of AC/DC’s performance of “Shoot to Thrill” along with audio of the band’s pre-concert soundcheck. The setlist follows.

Rock or Bust
Shoot to Thrill
Hell Ain’t a Bad Place to Be
Back in Black
Got Some Rock & Roll Thunder
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
Rock ‘n’ Roll Damnation (First live performance since 2003)
High Voltage
Rock ‘n’ Roll Train
Hells Bells
Given the Dog a Bone
Sin City
You Shook Me All Night Long
Shot Down in Flames
Have a Drink On Me
Whole Lotta Rosie
Let There Be Rock

Highway to Hell
Riff Raff (First live performance since 1996)
For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)

Rose replaced longtime frontman Brian Johnson, whose severe hearing issues rendered him unable to perform live. The Guns N’ Roses, who has cited AC/DC as one of his greatest influences, reached out to the band offering his services. He’s set to join the band for the entirety of their European summer tour along with an as-yet-unannounced US tour.

AC/DC 2016 Tour Dates:
05/10 – Seville, ES @ Estadio de la Cartuja
05/13 – Marseille, FR @ Stade Velodrome
05/16 – Werchter, BE @ Werchter Festival Grounds
05/19 – Vienna, AT @ Ernst-Happel Stadium
05/22 – Prague, CZ @ Letnany Airport
05/26 – Hamburg, DE @ Volksparkstadion
05/29 – Berne, CH @ Stade de Suisse
06/01 – Leipzig, DE @ Red Bull Arena
06/04 – London, UK @ Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
06/09 – Manchester, UK @ Etihad Stadium
06/12 – Aarhus, DK @ Ceres Park