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

    Promoter: John Bauer

    Capacity: 16,000

    Fan reviews:

    By Dan, Vancouver, BC:
    Great show, outplayed (a pissed drunk) Aerosmith by country mile.

    By Warren, Prince George BC Canada:
    The rockin'est concert!!!! They came out and saved the day, super high energy and nothing but fun. 16,000 new fans that day I'm sure.

    By Dana Cave, Kelowna B.C. Canada:
    With great anticipation I attended the first concert Of AC/DC in Vancouver and am proud as well as glad that I got to see Bon Scott on vocals. Unfortunately supporting act Aerosmith (one of my favorite bands all time) sucked big time, the sound was terrible and they didn't seem to care. But, THEN CAME ROCK, AC/DC blew the roof off the building, what a show. If memory serves correctly, Angus Young got on Bon Scott's shoulders all the while playing his guitar and they toured the floor crowd and came within 6" of my right shoulder, it was awesome. One of the best and favorite performances ever.

    By Don MacGillivray, Vancouver BC Canada:
    Of course AC/DC were the openers for Aerosmith (not the other way around Dana Cave) who put were on the downslide, touring Night in the Ruts, one of weaker Lp's in their catalog. AC/DC were killer but truth be told met with indifference by a crowd who barely knew them. Popularity didn't really come till '79 and Highway To Hell. Only Vancouver appearance with Bon Scott.

    By Gary Braun, North Delta, BC:
    I was 17 and it was my first Aerosmith show. I had been looking forward to this for a long time. Like many of the fans, I wasn’t aware of the backup band performing that night. Right from the start it was the Angus Young show. The uniform, the patented moves and oh ya, that energy. Bon Scott and the rest of the band were awesome and yes, Bon did carry Angus through the crowd on his shoulders. Even if Aerosmith hadn’t sucked that night, I think most would agree, AC/DC caught many of us by surprise and still would have stolen the show and kicked rock and roll ass.

    By Steve Usta Liven Van, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, 3rd Planet, The Blue One.:
    I seem to remember waiting in line overnight at the box office in the back alley behind Woodwards on East Hastings to buy tickets. I think it was at ground level in the parkade. It was either this Aerosmith concert or Neil Diamond. Hey man, it was the 70s. A lot of stuff is fuzzy today...cuz it was then as well.

    The cool thing that you'll never get with on-line tickets is the fun of pulling into line on your motorcycle at 11:30 PM for a 9 AM opening of the box office. I was about 10th in line. I think, not sure, that it turned out to be "Festival Seating" where there was 1 ticket price and you stormed in to the coliseum to get the best position. I guess folks do that for iPhones today. Big deal. I also attended the Earth, Wind and Fire concert there a couple of years later. It was the last Festival Seating in Vancouver after some folks got squished at a concert somewhere and the Safety Nazis got everyone to sell only reserved seating.

    What was the question?

    Right. I had hardly heard of AC/DC. But I remember them more than the bleatings of Aerosmith. They were an embarrassment to their name. I remember Angus being paraded around. I hated being on the zoo floor so I got a great view from the bleachers. Talk about stealing the show as an opener.

    Totally fun. Drinking tequila from a Pepsi cup from a flask smuggled in my underwear crotch. I don't remember them checking anyway. Fugit. It was Aerosmith ferkrisakes.

    By Graeme Littler, :
    This concert was a life-changer. I was 16 and travelled from Victoria to Vancouver to see Aerosmith. For those that don't know the area, this trip involves a 1 1/2 hour ferry ride, two hours on buses, and an overnight stay. But it was Aerosmith, right? I'd never heard of AC/DC. Almost immediately I knew this was going to be the best show I'll ever see. Still is. (A late-70s Ramones concert was also amazing, as was an Iggy show from the same period, but nothing else comes close.) The performance was just like that recording in Paris in 1979! Angus: boundless energy (I kept thinking, "How is this possible?") Bon: charisma and voice. And the others just looked like hooligans who I couldn't imagine doing anything else! It was perfect. Aerosmith was so disappointing that I left after about five songs because I didn't want to ruin the experience. When I got back to Victoria I considered making an "AC/DC" t-shirt. But I decided not to for the simple reason that no one would associate it with a rock band -- and some might associate it with homosexuality. The 70s were different...

    By Lawrence , Nanaimo :
    My brother had the Powerage album, in clear red vinyl. None of the people I went with had ever heard an AC/DC song.
    Long story shorter, we got to the front of the stage to get a good view of Aerosmith. AC/DC BLEW Aerosmith off the stage. The Aussie’s equipment was junk. A lot of duct tape holding stuff together. But Man did they kick ass.
    The push for the art of Aerosmith was fierce so we decided to go up to where Mike Fox was sitting with his buddy Chris Coady.
    First Aerosmith song was Helter Skelter; it was epic. Every song after was worse.
    Joe played a beautiful BC Rich and he thought he’d be cool and switch guitars mid solo, but the BC Rich clanged to the stage. Ringing away.
    Hard to believe Mike Fraser became their studio dude. Couldn’t have picked a better guy.