See Video and Set List From Axl Rose’s First AC/DC Concert
Watch Axl Rose take the stage in place of Brian Johnson with AC/DC on May 7 in Lisbon, Portugal. We've collected several key videos; the entirety of tonight's concert was available in fan-shot video, as well.
Rose replaced Johnson after the long-time AC/DC frontman was diagnosed with a serious hearing issue. This first show with Rose kicks off a series of European dates which are scheduled into next month.
They began with “Rock or Bust,” then continued with a career-spanning setlist that included rarities like "Rock 'n' Roll Damnation" (which AC/DC hadn't played since 2003), as well as tried-and-true favorites like “Back in Black,” “Thunderstruck” and “Hells Bells.” A complete set list is below.
Rescheduled U.S. dates will apparently follow, once Rose is done with Guns N' Roses' 20-city "Not in This Lifetime ..." summer stadium trek. Earlier shows provided a preview of the AC/DC/Axl Rose pairing when Angus Young joined Guns N' Roses on stage at Coachella last month for performances of “Whole Lotta Rosie” and “Riff Raff” – both of which were performed again tonight at Passeio Maritimo de Alges.
Otherwise, the guitarist has been guarded about AC/DC's future beyond the current shows. Rose, on the other hand, would only say: “Whatever they’re doing with Brian, that’s not my place to talk. That’s their business.”
Set List From Axl Rose's Debut Concert With AC/DC:
"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"
"Rock 'n' Roll Train"
"Given the Dog a Bone"
"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"
"For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)"
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