Saturday, April 11, 2015

VIDEO: AC/DC launch Rock Or Bust tour at Coachella

AC/DC launched their Rock or Bust world tour with a headlining set at the Coachella festival 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 spent the week before their Coachella debut rehearsing in 6-hour daily sessions for the event, with frontman Brian Johnson revealing he received some advice about performing at the festival from Paul McCartney, who played Coachella in 2009.

"I ran into him downstairs this morning," said Johnson. "He goes, 'Brian, you get on that stage and I'm telling you, you see all these kids looking for the hip-hop acts. Then they see you, and they're like, 'Who's he? Oh, yeah — me dad talks of him.'

"But he said it's great because you're doing your thing, and eventually all the kids go, 'He's cool, this dude!' It kind of takes you right back to the start, when you had to win over an audience. I'm excited."

AC/DC will headline Coachella again on Friday, April 17 before launching a European tour May 5 in Arnhem, Netherlands.

AC/DC will begin a late summer/early fall tour of North America August 22 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

Coachella – April 10, 2015

01. Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be
02. Shot Down In Flames
03. Back In Black
04. Rock Or Bust
05. Shoot To Thrill
06. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
07. Thunderstuck
08. Play Ball
09. The Jack
10. Hells Bells
11. Baptism Of Fire
12. You Shook Me All Night Long
13. Have A Drink On Me
14. Sin City
15. T.N.T.
16. Rock 'N' Roll Train
17. Whole Lotta Rosie
18. Let There Be Rock


19. Highway To Hell
20. For Those About To Rock

See also:

AC/DC announce shows in Australia and New Zealand
AC/DC prepare for Coachella debut
AC/DC named as finalist for 2015 Billboard Music Award
AC/DC add Canadian date to Rock Or Bust tour
Search AC/DC at hennemusic