Wednesday, September 21, 2016

VIDEO: Axl Rose and AC/DC close Rock Or Bust tour in Philadelphia

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Axl Rose and AC/DC closed out the "Rock Or Bust" world tour at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA on September 20 and video from the show is available.

The event marked the tenth and final stop of ten rescheduled US tour dates the band are playing this fall with Rose and the last performance by bassist Cliff Williams, who announced his retirement back in July.

Williams joined AC/DC in 1977 following the firing of Mark Evans shortly after the group completed the recording of the “Let There Be Rock” album. Williams performed with AC/DC on the tour in support of the record before making his studio debut with them on 1978’s “Powerage.”

“It’s been what I’ve known for the past 40 years, but after this tour I’m backing off of touring and recording,” said Williams at the time. “Losing Malcolm, the thing with Phil and now with Brian, it’s a changed animal. I feel in my gut it’s the right thing.”

The Philadelphia show saw the addition of “Problem Child”, marking its first performance since 2001. The tune first appeared on the 1976 Australian release of “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap” and was later added to the international version of 1977’s “Let There Be Rock.”

The “Rock Or Bust” tour opened with two shows at Coachella in the spring of 2015, and went on to see AC/DC perform 88 dates around the globe.

The final 23 concerts saw Rose fronting the band in place of Brian Johnson, who was sidelined from the road in March on the advice of doctors due to hearing loss issues.

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