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

  • Rock N Roll Train
  • Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be
  • Back In Black
  • Big Jack
  • Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
  • Shot Down In Flames
  • Thunderstruck
  • Black Ice
  • The Jack
  • Hells Bells
  • Shoot To Thrill
  • War Machine
  • Anything Goes
  • You Shook Me All Night Long
  • T.N.T.
  • Whole Lotta Rosie
  • Let There Be Rock
  • Highway To Hell
  • For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)
  • Line Up

    Angus Young - Lead Guitar
    Malcolm Young - Rhythm Guitar
    Brian Johnson - Lead Vocals
    Cliff Williams - Bass
    Phil Rudd - Drums


    Supported by: The Answer

    Tickets: £40.00

    Promoter: SJM Concerts

    Capacity: 11,800

    Attendance: 11,800


    Online reviews & articles:

  • AC/DC conmen hunt after Birmingham tickets scam [Sunday Mercury, 2009-04-26]
  • AC/DC, Birmingham LG Arena, April 23rd [In The News, 2009-04-24]
  • Review: AC/ DC at LG Arena, NEC [Birmingham Mail, 2009-04-24]
  • AC/DC: LG Arena, Birmingham NEC - Review, setlist and pictures [Birmingham Post, 2009-04-24]
  • Hells Bells! AC/DC are back [Express Standard, 2009-04-24]
  • Photo Galleries:

  • Birmingham Mail
  • Express Standard
  • Daniel Norton/Flickr
  • BrumLive/Flickr
  • Fan reviews:

    By Adrian Neal, Tamworth, Staffordshire UK:
    I have seen AC/DC four times before, first time on the "for those about to rock". Ever since then I have been hooked paid well over the odds for tickets on ebay because couldn't get through to get tickets but so what I think if I had to pay more I would. Took my son with me for his first "real" concert (he has seen the script) and he was amazed he new why I used to worship them in my car or when they appear on the radio, another fantastic showing. Its a shame that this may be their last tour still thank you AC/DC for making my year.

    By Rich Bowyer, Evehsam, Worcs UK:
    What to say about this band!!! I First saw them on the Back In Black tour when I was 13, and I was left with that feeling of having seen a legend in action, as I was tonight...just brilliant...great set, that opening leaves you with your jaw dropping. I think they get better the older they get. The two hours went so fast and I just want to do it all over again. The whole atmosphere was like a party with old friends.

    Twelve hours later I'm sitting here, having been unable to sleep, just going over and over the tracks and how great it was with everyone singing. Brian gave up singing on most of the Jack because the crowd was so loud and doing his work for him...great touch by him I thought.

    I feel privileged to have seen them from a being young lad to now... all things can change other than AC/DC. I'm praying to god that they are around for another ten years, because they make all the modern crap kids are fed with look like boys own.

    Wembley next.

    By Jacko, Birmingham UK:
    Well,what can I say!! Waited a long time for this but it was well worth it! Absolutely magnificent!! Angus was his usual self, full of energy, backed up by Brian's vocals. The guys were right on the money, tight, exciting, energetic, brilliant. This is how rock n roll should be! From the start they were up for it, and the level never dropped all night. Fantastic!! All the favourites are there plus the new tracks, all done with the usual aplomb... one of the best nights I've ever had at the NEC! I'll never forget it.

    By Alan, Devon:
    I had been waiting for this night for a LONG time, after the tickets being obtained at 10:02 on the day of issue! We were determined to be at the front and got our wish! Decided to stand against the barrier half way up the runway so as to get an all round view. From the moment the lights dimmed to the usual finishing anthem "For those about to Rock" the packed LG Arena were NOT disappointed. The boys are AMAZING and never fail to deliver 100%. I haven't done a set list as it would appear that they play the same set at every concert!(At least they shouldn't forget what to play!) A picture is included,however,showing Angus and Brian doing what they do best-ROCK!

    By Bill, Devon:
    I had waited over 20 years to see them, I was not disappointed. (The Answer as support were ok, but need a bit of polishing ,singers voice too distorted and drowned out by guitarists who were excellent). The band were great, Angus never missed a note. Again Brian's voice a bit drowned out by the noise but still thats AC/DC. A bit disappointed that they ran off the stage at the very end. This was the last indoor UK concert and I thought they could have said goodbye at the end, who knows if we will see them again. All said and done, no one compares to the raw energy displayed last night. Well done, hope they come back soon! PS Does Phil Rudd ever smile?

    By Chris Simmonds, Newport Wales:
    Ever since I was given Flick of the Switch when I was about 10, I have waited for this concert. Many,many years later, my wife got me tickets and I was like a kid from that point on. I was worried that it might not live up to my expectations, but I could not have been more wrong.

    This is by far the most awesome show I've ever seen and this is without doubt THE best band in the world, still! Brian J was fantastic and his voice is still as good as ever and Angus..Well what can I say that hasn't already been said? LEGEND. I will never forget the experience I had last night and frankly I can't see the point in ever going to another gig unless it's another DC one. How could anyone top that?? For anyone waiting for their tour date to arrive, wait until you hear LTBR live. I've seen the DVD's, but nothing can prepare you for what that man can do with a guitar!! Enjoy and please guys tour again.

    By Darren Hudson, Redditch, UK:
    This is the 1st time I've seen AC/DC live, but what a night it was. You guys rock. I've not been a fan for long but I thought the effects were fantastic. Also seeing Brian & Angus so close was awesome. If they tour again I'll be there again. Thanks AC/DC and all the crew for a fantastic night I'll always remember.

    By Dave Jones, Trewern, Powys, Wales:
    What a cracking night!!!

    Fantastic as always and the only live band worth watching - ever! Nobody does it like DC and the only gig where you feel 100% satisfied, happy etc etc.

    I won't do the normal stuff but would just like to credit the band/management whoever for keeping prices low. Unbelievable value for money and really proud to be able to take my eldest daughter to the show for the first time so she now knows why I love the band.....

    I am a big fan of U2 but their decision to charge 150 pounds for some of their gigs is unbelievable. Well done boys!!!!


    By Brian , Wales:
    It's been 25 years since I last seen AC/DC at Donington and what can I say other than the boys were fantastic!
    Angus so full of energy, Brian, Malcolm, Cliff and Phil were awesome. A great crowd an excellent atmosphere and the best band in the world. Thank you AC/DC

    By Ray Coldwell, Bideford, Devon, UK:
    The lads are the best!! First saw DC at the NEC, and to see them there again at the end of the indoor Arena tour on Thurs evening was awesome!! What can I say, until last week, Thurs 16 April, when saw them at the O2 I hadn't seen them since 1991... the best are still the best... no one comes near!! Well done Lads,done a lot of traveling to see you... well worth it, cannot say that enough. electrifying atmosphere... don't ever stop! Roll on Wembley in June! Just one thing - can we in the UK have a British style T-shirt like the one available for Germany for this tour... It would sell! Keep it up give the best show, no one comes close.

    By Neil Smith, Bristol uk:
    Well what can I say about the show, ‘just great. Yes, the guys may look older and take longer between songs but they still kick ass. Effects great, stage show ace. All the fav songs played and new ones. Show full of energy. 2hrs of rock. Best rock band ever. Long live AC/DC.

    By Sam, Cannock UK:
    Fantastic. Thank you AC/DC for putting the grin back on my face. Awesome show... Please keep going!

    By Chris Neville, Oxfordshire:
    From the crash of the train to the closing salvos of ‘For Those About To Rock We Salute You’ the boys took us along for one hell of a ride. After all these years they still sound as if they mean it and look as if they enjoy it. They never disappoint. Thanks for a great night guys.

    By Jo Vincent, Essex:
    Never seen the guys live before, thought I knew what to expect, but they completely blew me away. They were just AWESOME. They come on the stage & proceeded to deliver an ass kicking performance of pure energy & power so loud you could feel the floor shake right at the back of the arena!! The crowd was totally pumped & sang along all night even to the new songs. Personal highlights for me were Thunderstruck, Shoot to thrill, Whole lotta rosie & Angus' solo during Let there be rock was just mesmerising. Thanks guys for the best two hours of my life, I salute you, you are awesome,keep on rocking

    By Julian Simpson, United Kingdom:
    Set list as previous UK shows..

    Again, fantastic show (as was O2 previous week). Took wife along this time and made sure she was deaf for the next 1-2 days! Angus's setup was well and truely cranked (thks sound guy!), and so Mr Young was well up for it. Crowd was great, and the band responded as expected. Shame that the backup Rosie was on duty this time, but that made no difference.

    Just wish that show ticketing was a lot better organised - worse than 1982 when I 1st saw them at the NEC...

    By Rab Cook, Loughborough UK:
    Its been a long time coming but AC/DC finally arrived back in Birmingham again on Thursday night. The venue was buzzing with fans eager to see the greatest band of all time shake the foundations probably for the last time. AC/DC came on stage just after 8.30pm and the intro with the train is fantastic to say the least. The lads look really fit and Angus was soon duck walking and headbanging like he has never been away. Special mention here for a certain Mr Brian Johnson who put in an incredible performance, his vocals and stage performance were awesome and he no way looks like a man in his 60s. The setlist was the same as previous shows and the highlights for me were Dirty Deeds, Thunderstruck, Shoot To Thrill, War machine and a show stopping Whole Lotta Rosie. AC/DC are indeed the greatest live band ever....stroll on Hampden Park.

    By Gavin Dutton, Chester City, UK.:
    Absolutelyfuckinbrilliant and they didn't have to get the crowd going they were already well up for it as AC/DC know theres a whole lotta Rockers in Brum cos sum great Rock Bands come from the city! The sound was like listening to the If u want blood album an very loud, can't wait for Wembley only i hope its just as loud being a bigger venue. I like the NEC cos its the smaller venue of the AC/DC UK Tour but boy did those guys Rock the House, personally I thought Hell Aint A Bad Place, The Jack, Rosie, Let There Be Rock was my moment I was rockin like old BON SCOTT was in the crowd next to me, gotta say well done Brian for taking it so far an please don't resign from AC/DC Keep Rockin yor mega AC/DC FAN CHEERS,GAV!

    By neil macqueen, harwell, oxon:
    Sheer brilliance from start to finish, felt like I did in 1988 on the Blow Up Your Video tour, a great set with loads of old stuff, felt in the morning the way I felt after seeing my first band, long live AC/DC and thank you so much to the greatest rock band there will ever be, see you all at Wembley stadium!!!!!

    By Muddy Boots, Birmingham:
    Best gig I have ever seen in my life. The guys were unreal. Cheers. I wish there had been more dates in Birmingham as i would have seen them again. Get the Live Album of this tour out.