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.
Johnson had been AC/DC's frontman since 1980's classic Back In Black. Young says the decision to sit out the remainder of their Rock or Bust dates was completely Johnson's.
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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