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

Exact set list unknown, very similar to this.

  • Live Wire
  • Problem Child
  • Sin City
  • Rock 'n' Roll Damnation
  • Bad Boy Boogie
  • High Voltage
  • Whole Lotta Rosie
  • Rocker
  • Line Up

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


    Supporting: Aerosmith

    Bill: Aerosmith, Journey, AC/DC

    Promoter: Pace Concerts

    Capacity: 17,000

    Fan reviews:

    By Chuck Miller, Houston Tx:
    I'm glad to find this page, I thought I was losing it.
    I was looking this concert up on Aerosmiths concert dates archives page and they didn't have it listed. I remember it was one day after the "Texas Jam" in Dallas, and Aerosmith was exhausted and Steven T. was wasted and at one point had to read the lyrics as he sang them, a nod to Elvis I suppose.
    And nobody had ever heard of AC/DC or Journey, but they both showed up strong. I might be mistaken but I think AC/DC was the opener (hey give me a break it was 37 years ago). regardless They were nothing like we had ever seen before They had the drive of Punk (which in '78 was in it's heyday) but the craftsmanship of hard rock, which in our minds separated them from the (Pardon the pun) "RIFF RAFF" of what was punk. I remember being around 16 sitting up in the nosebleed section to the right of the stage at the Houston Summit (Now Joel Osteen's lakewood Church, more of a "highway to hell" than when AC/DC played there) thinking holy shit this is exactly what 1978 fucking needs! Back then radio sucked it was all top 40 disco crap no internet or YouTube you had to by albums and go to concerts to get your fix. And I thought surely this is our time and they will start playing Hard rock on the radio, and then a miracle happened. punk rock and disco died. And then our miracle turned to shit at the arrival of "new wave" which dominated the radio waves for the next 5 years. All this just to say thank God it's 2015 and I can watch what they now call "Classic rock" concerts on YouTube or Cable anytime I want, or any type of entertainment or current events as they happen "Live". I try to tell my kids how great it is for them to be young at this moment in history, but they're to busy texting to listen. But yeah great concert from all three bands. Aerosmith might have been tired and stoned but hey were still Aerosmith. And I'm not a big Journey fan but they tore it up as well. A great night and I consider myself fortunate to have seen Bon Scott with AC/DC (Love Brian too) but that was a night I'll remember forever.

    By DW, Switzerland:
    I remember this show like it was yesterday - AC/DC opened indeed. Angus Young simply floored everyone with his school boy uniform running around the Summit SRO crowd. The smoke was so thick you could hardly see the stage. Beach balls bouncing around, lighters and spliffs everywhere, the buzz was amazing. AC/DC stoke the show with Journey putting a great show on as well (before their pop rock sell-out). Aerosmith was disappointing as previously stated. They sounded and played like a garage band not the feature act. Great memories just the same!

    By J Foxworth , Van Buren Ar:
    I remember this show so well. You're correct, Steven Tyler could barely sing. Journey was fantastic but what I remember most was Angus Young on Bon Scott’s shoulders on the floor of the Summit cranked back on that Gibson. 40 years has gone by too fast.

    By Scott Rowland, Cypress Texas USA:
    Aerosmith was in bad shape. Journey had played Houston 6 times in the recent 2 years since they had formed. Steve Perry was their "new" singer, and they still had John Mayall and Zappa's old drummer. I was hip to AC/DC because of friends who played their albums to me. LTBR and High Voltage. General admission, messed up crush with no seating on the floor. Bon and the band stole the show. No one rocks like AC/DC . Journey was good too. Great players. But the rocking excitement was AC/DC!!!!

    By Michael Bryce, Houston, Tx.:
    I was on the front row. 13 years old, first concert. Squeezed my little butt up to the front. Before they ended festival seating. Bon came out into the crowd. Angus rocked it back and forth across the stage the whole time. Journey was awesome. I didn’t even know who they were. Was there to see Aerosmith. They were great.

    By Joe Bennett, Houston, TX:
    Pretty much remember what other people wrote about this. My first concert. We did not even know who AC/DC was. But they stole the show. In your face rock n roll. Journey was Journey. Steven whatever his name is, starting to take over from Greg Rolle. Then Aerosmith was so fucked up they didn't know where they were. Whoever the sound tech for Aerosmith was, must have been as fucked up as the band. It was all bass. The woofers were blowing out. But we all went out & bought AC/DC 8 tracks the next day.

    By Craig Norton, Houston, Texas USA:
    This was a much anticipated concert after the Aerosmith's show a year earlier. I recall it the way Chuck Miller and J. Foxworth remember it. I had already been aware of both AC/DC and Journey by this time and this was the first time AC/DC played Houston. And yes, Angus did mount Bon Scott's shoulders and walk through the floor seating. Never seen anything like it then or since. Scott was strong and impressive and Angus was a blur of motion from start to finish. Journey had great sound quality; practically studio clarity. I think it was their Infinity tour. Steve Perry was with the band as was Greg Rollie (keyboardist from Santana) not sure about that spelling, sorry. And yes, Aerosmith was toast that night. If memory serves me right, I believe Aerosmith had played the night before at The Texas Jam up in Dallas. Outside stadium show in July in Texas. Yeah, they were fucking toast; stick a fork in 'em. But AC/DC did what AC/DC has always done. They delivered the goods, if I can barrow a Priest lyric. Journey played second. Short, tight set. Neil and Greg were worth the price of admission which was like $12.50 lol Seriously. Shows are fucking outrageous nowadays. Better to catch them in small clubs like Hard Rock and House of Blues. Much more intimate and affordable. Very memorable show this, AC/DC's first in Houston.