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: 7,800

    Fan reviews:

    By DLM, Beaverton, OR:
    We never really heard of AC/DC until this concert. They blew us away. Aerosmith sucked, big time. They were just horrible. Angus was amazing, at one point they carried him on a stretcher through the crowd, still rocking out the whole way back onto the stage.

    By Chris Johnson, Spokane, WA:
    This was my first concert and AC/DC was the opener for Aerosmith. Like DLM's review, AC/DC blew us away, they were amazing and from that point on AC/DC has been my favorite band. Makes me wish I could go back in time and re-live the concert, it was that good. And yeah, Aerosmith sucked.

    By Sam McCormick, Portland, Oregon :
    In 1978 we went to Aerosmith at the Spokane Coliseum, the back up band was a little unknown band back then called AC/DC and I today have never seen a rock show like that with Bon Scott and the boys when they were young, I still get chills about it to this day!!

    By Mike Wolfe, Spokane, WA:
    Like the other reviewers, I didn't know anything about AC/DC before this show. This was in 1978, so there was no YouTube, internet, or even MTV. If you didn't read Rolling Stone or Creem, you were stuck with radio. AM programming was Top 40, and FM was mostly stuck in the '60's. So the band was unknown to me, but they came on stage and proceeded to blow the roof off the old Boone Street Barn. At one point Bon carried Angus around the floor through the crowd on his shoulders while Angus played. I can't say for sure, but it might have been during Whole Lotta Rosie. I'd never seen anything like that before. Anyway, they were a tough act to follow. Aerosmith was actually pretty good, but they weren't as high energy as AC/DC.

    By Richard Nelson, Ulm, Baden Württemberg, Germany.:
    AC/DC was amazing. They totally rocked the Coliseum.
    This was the first concert I had ever attended, got in for free as a friend's dad worked for the ticket company. Aerosmith was a major disappointment, which bummed me out as I really liked their music. I saw AC/DC again in Nürnberg at the Monsters Of Rock concert in 1984. Again a fantastic show.

    By Patricia Coon, Benge, WA:
    I was just 17, and this was my first rock concert. It was the first time I'd driven at night. An hour and 1/2 up and back to the Ranch. It seemed packed - maybe that was 7,800 people? I wonder how much the tickets were? I loved AC/DC. I thought Aerosmith was awesome. It was all a blur and my face hurt from smiling the entire time. My head throbbed from the speaker volume and we were up in the left stands. Weed flowed freely, and folks had good clean fun. We also made it slowly but safely back to the Ranch!

    By Khalil Nassar, Spokane, WA:
    I was 12 and this was my 1st concert. This was Aerosmith before they fell apart the 1st time - I remember they delivered their popular stuff - but we were there for AC/DC. Somehow an older brother of my friend - who was way ahead of the curve with music and could play music on his parents hifi system when they were out - got us exposure to AC/DC - import albums. The concert was really once in a lifetime. Angus was nonstop energy - I couldn't understand how so much energy and sweat could come from one person. I was an AC/DC addict and no one could compare to Bon - in my young eyes. Now I'm going back and listening to the many recordings at various venues for this 1978 tour - now available on CD on EBAY and Amazon. They are simply awesome - like this concert was...

    By Kevin Chase, Yakima, WA USA:
    I saw this show. As everyone, I had no idea who they were. It was a complete blow out. One handed riffing and the duck walk was all new to me. I said to my friend, that will be hard to beat. HOWEVER, Aerosmith hammered it. Sorry, Sweet Emotion was killer. White shag carpet on stage, Steven with his scarves and Joe playing the opening riff was classic. It was the Rocks tour. Back in the Saddle etc. This show was one of my all time favorites. I have seen a thousand shows and this is in the top 5.

    By Jim Ingalls, Spokane, WA USA:
    Wow. I hadn't heard of them before the show. Concur with Mike Wolfe about the music scene in Spokane during those days. I too went to see Aerosmith, but, DAMN! AC/DC blew the roof off. Changed my life : ) and became a life-long fan. I very much remember Angus on someone's shoulders being carried while wailing hard on the lead though the front of the coliseum floor crowd- and in those days the rock concerts at the Spokane Coliseum were standing room on the floor and a fairly rough and wild crowd. Someone said it was Bon carrying him, but my memory was a big guy, like a bouncer big, but then next to Angus in a schoolboy outfit... well, Bon might have looked bigger. That fits him, and I hope it's true.
    I do remember that, unusually for a "warm up band", there were very loud calls and extended stomping for an encore that never came, and a lot of disappointment with Aerosmith afterwards. I'm guessing Aerosmith might have been a little green over their tour mates. Definitely one of my best concert memories and bonus it comes with bragging rights that "I saw them when..."

    By Ricky Gutierrez, Ballard,WA,:
    Just graded, From Sacajawea, my best friend and I Knew AC/DC but went for Aerosmith. Our faces got melted to the utmost extreme, nothing could have prepared me for my first concert, pretty sure I was a runaway at the time. Nooo way a Fairchild Staff Sgt Dad would let me go Angus in the crowd on Bon''s Shoulders OMG. Remember being wasted to the max walking to Riverfront and all us kids couldn't hear anything as we lip sync Powerage's "Sin City Yeah!! Aerosmith well sorry good but like Black Sabbath you got your Ass Kicked by OuR mUSiC it was Metal from then ON

    By LuAnne Rosso, Los Angeles :
    I came up from Walla Walla in high school, it was my first concert and it blew me away I still have the ticket stub!!




    All AC/DC concerts in Spokane, WA

  • 26 Jul. 1978: Spokane, Coliseum
  • 20 Aug. 1986: Spokane, Coliseum
  • 15 Jun. 1988: Spokane, Coliseum
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