Monday, April 13, 2015

AC/DC fan killed by train following Coachella concert

An AC/DC fan who attended the band’s debut performance at Coachella on Friday was struck and killed by a train just hours after the show.

The Daily Camera reports 23 year-old University of Colorado student Jannik Andersen died after being hit by a train in Indio, California at 3:05 a.m. Saturday, about 4 miles northeast of the site of the music festival.

Andersen's friends said the San Diego native had attended Coachella before but that he was particularly excited to see AC/DC and Mac DeMarco this year.

Police in Indio said the Union Pacific Railroad Police are conducting the investigation into Andersen's death.

AC/DC launched their Rock or Bust world tour with a headlining show at Coachella on Friday.

The band performed a 20-song set full of classics alongside three tunes from “Rock Or Bust”, including the lead single, “Play Ball”, “Baptism By Fire”, and the title track.

The event marked the return of guitarist Stevie Young and drummer Chris Slade to the lineup following the retirement of founder Malcolm Young and a series of legal issues faced by longtime member Phil Rudd.

AC/DC will return to perform at Coachella again this Friday as part of the event's second weekend.

See also:

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