AC/DC Tour History

ac/dc tour history

AC/DC Tour History

ac/dc tour history

AC/DC Tour History

ac/dc tour history

Set list

Most likely set list. Dog Eat Dog not played at all shows.

  • Riff Raff
  • Problem Child
  • Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be
  • Rock 'n' Roll Damnation
  • Dog Eat Dog
  • Bad Boy Boogie
  • Down Payment Blues
  • The Jack
  • High Voltage
  • Whole Lotta Rosie
  • Let There Be Rock
  • Rocker
  • Line Up

    Angus Young - Lead Guitar
    Malcolm Young - Rhythm Guitar
    Bon Scott - Lead Vocals
    Cliff Williams - Bass
    Phil Rudd - Drums


    Fan reviews:

    By Mark Gregory, UK:

    "The gothic citadel that is Middlesbrough’s 1,200 capacity Town Hall, may, on the face of it, be an unlikely shrine for the masses to worship today’s gods of rock. Yet, it is in so many ways, also perfect. Once you strip away (mentally at least) the heavy red musty drapes covering the huge arched leaded windows and the house lights eventually dim on the polished wooden and brass facades of the crammed auditorium. You actually discover that, remarkably, this old civic building is about as perfect a big time rock n’ roll venue as it is possible to get!

    The stage is of generous enough proportions to house a modern day metal show. Yet at the same time, the massed, sweating throngs are breathing quite literally down the bands necks, in the unseated stalls. Creating an atmosphere that has to be experienced to be believed. Certainly by tonight’s standards.

    Similarly, outback bushwhackers – AC/DC, embarking on another lengthy UK tour, this time, in support of their recent “Powerage” masterwork, may also appear, on first glance at least, an incongruous headline metal act. Forsaking the comparative “big show trappings” of their contemporaries, such as lasers, smoke, and vast banks of lighting, the Antipodean fivesome demolished Middlesbrough on this visit with a stripped down, bare knuckle display of downright metal masterdom!

    Having eagerly anticipated the tour support – “British Lions”, due in no small part, to their impassioned cover of Kim Fowley’s simply glorious anthem - “International Hero’s”, on their eponymous debut. It was a huge disappointment to discover that a throat infection striking down lead vocalist – John Fiddler had forced the former Mott and Medicine Head ensemble to withdraw from their obligations at the last minute.

    However, all was forgotten as the house lights finally dimmed, allowing a denim clad and heavily tattooed – Bon Scott to strut out onto the stage leading the guitarist brothers Angus and Malcolm Young, bassist, Cliff Williams, and drummer – Phil Rudd, out to wildly extravagant applause, and straight into their show beginning with the electrifying new track - "Riff Raff" and then headlong into “Problem Child”. The sparks, they were a flying!

    Scott seemed genuinely humbled by the warmth of our small towns reaction. Big time “City Hall Charlie’s” take note! You know who you are!

    Thundering next through the awesome “Hell Ain’t A Bad Place To Be”, “Rock N’ Roll Damnation”, and into the lengthy deranged schoolboy Angus workout – “Bad Boy Boogie”, this band was simply searing, no two ways about it.

    Boasting a rhythm section tighter than Rigsby’s Wallet, they plunge right into “Whole Lotta Rosie, swiftly followed by a frankly insanely paced - “Let There Be Rock”, complete with a ten minute Angus sortie up to dizzy heights of the second level balcony, then to be mobbed back through the main hall, thanks to some wizard new American amp gadgetry, as well as the sturdy shoulders of his beaming vocalist! Where the hell was Young during the Winter Of Discontent a few years ago? He could have powered the whole bloody nation single handed on this showing!

    The end came too soon and as the crashing strains of "The Rocker" resonated around our humble one hundred year old venue, the audience was left baying for another visit to Teesside. Let’s hope they make it soon!

    We’ve had the Ice Age, and the Stone Age. Now, welcome one and all, to the quantum electric shock, of AC/DC’s – “Powerage”!

    Ram yer fingers into the socket, and just watch it light up your town!!"

    REVIEW ORIGINALLY WRITTEN IN 1979 by Mark Gregory and is featured in the current edition of the book - "No Sleep Till Saltburn".


    By Brian Thompson,
    The best gig I ever went to at the Town Hall still lives long in the memory. Rock n Roll at its best, AC/DC in my Blood and at 65 I still love this band.




    All AC/DC concerts in Middlesborough

  • 23 Oct. 1977: Middlesborough, Town Hall
  • 1 May 1978: Middlesborough, Town Hall
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