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

  • Live Wire
  • Problem Child
  • Sin City
  • Gone Shootin'
  • Bad Boy Boogie
  • Rocker
  • Dog Eat Dog
  • Line Up

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


    Event: Summer Jam

    Supporting: Aerosmith

    Bill: Aerosmith, Foreigner, Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush, AC/DC, Walter Egan

    Promoter: Jerry Mickelson

    Capacity: 66,000

    Attendance: 66,000

    Fan reviews:

    By skldaddy, :
    This was my 1st concert experience. The lineup included opening act Walter Egan, Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush, AC/DC (yes, with Bon Scott!), Foreigner and Aerosmith. 66,000 people attended.

    Although the show was quite some time ago, I do have a few fond memories. As I recall, AC/DC was a “Surprise Guest”. I really hadn’t heard of them (can you imagine!) yet, but these guys were insane! They ran out in the raucous Chicago crowd and fired everyone into a frenzy.

    After AC/DC finished, an over-zealous fan fell fifteen feet head-first down a concourse tunnel. This event happened right next to me! A friend of the man who fell ran down the stairs to assist him, and guided his buddy up the stairs and stood him right in front of me and my brother and sister. H instructed his now bloodied comrade to hold onto the railing while he ran for help.

    I should probably mention that I was only eleven years old. The sight of this man gushing blood right in front of me was quite a shocker. Things got worse when he spit his crumbling front teeth out toward me. Shortly thereafter, security whisked the man away - never to be seen again.

    Foreigner was very good. On the other hand, Aerosmith was horrible. The sound was too loud and hard to decipher. The crowd actually booed the band and some, including my group, decided it was time to leave.

    By joseph fitzgibbon, USA:
    This show was unbelievable - what a day weather perfect - stood at shortstop on the Comiskey park infield then AC/DC came on and we ran to the stage - August 5 1978 my 20th birthday we had seen them the night before at the international ampitheatre backing up Ten Years After. Bon Scott, Angus leaning on the stage then Mahogany Rush came on and blew everybody away, Foreigner was good and Aerosmith came on playing Rocks tour. Think I paid 10 bucks for the ticket, 4 great bands leaning on the stage at Sox park. In my top 5 live concerts ever.

    By Glenn Russell, Oak Park IL:
    This was a huge Summer event with Aerosmith head lining the show. I don't know that I knew that AC/DC was on the bill but I recall entering the stadium and seeing some of their equipment with the band logo on it. I had the "Let there be rock" and "Powerage" albums and was really excited about seeing them. I only had one friend who had ever heard of AC/DC and we really thought they were good. AC/DC were first on as I recall and no one seemed to know who they were. They completely blew the stadium apart. Incredible energy Angus on shoulders playing guitar. Later laying on the floor on his back spinning in circles while just ripping it up. When it was over the crowd went wild. No one else mattered after that. All the others were a matures after their set. They had shown everyone that they were the best rock band in the world that day. I will never forget that show ever!

    By David N., Chicago, Illinois. USA:
    Saw that show. I remember that Foreigner was great. We'd never heard of AC/DC before and we were cracking jokes like "do you go AC or DC?" Well they came out on stage and we thought what a joke! But then they played the hardest core Aussie rock I ever heard with a slight punk flavor. They blew everyone away! Aerosmith came out and I personally thought they sucked. I lost my friends in the crowd and decided to leave after the third Aerosmith song. Boring!!! AC/DC kicked Ass and restored my faith in Rock and Roll. WOW!

    By Tony Bolte, Rogers, AR USA:
    I attended this concert with a family friend who could not get anyone to go with her, I was 16 at the time and a huge Aerosmith fan. All night people were lined up outside the ball park, doing a little partying. When the opened the gates that morning we ran for the stage along with a few thousand other fans. I had never heard of AC/DC prior to this event. When AC/DC finished their set, I was hooked for life. The ENERGY they played with was unreal. I recall Bon Scott climbing the speaker towers on the side of the stage singing, we all went nuts. What a show!! Only got to see them one other time in Peoria Ill during the Hells Bells tour in the early 80's.

    By james franks, south bend in:
    I heard years later AC/DC was a last minute bill because they played amphitheater the night before. But when I was walking up to the gate I bought a t-shirt with all the bands billed and they were on it unless they printed them off in 24 hrs. Anyway, one of my favorite moments seeing their name on the shirt. only time i ever got to see Frank Marino too. One of the best days ever.

    By Randy Luttrell, Champaign Illinois:
    I was at this show. Great show. People all over, just crazy

    By Robert N., Casper Wy US:
    Lived in Hobart, IN back in 78, knew of AC/DC since late 76. Bon's voice and lyrics was pure rock 'n' roll. They ruled that day.