It has been noted that the news of AC/DC joining the Power Trip festival lineup was a huge cause for celebration for US rock music fans via Ultimate Guitar. It is noted that apart from making this AC/DC’s first live performance in about seven years, it’s also the first band’s appearance with Matt Laug taking over drum duties after it was announced that he’ll be replacing the classic member Phil Rudd.
AC/DC took over the stage this Saturday night, September 7, taking the stage late after 10PM, opening up their set with their 1979 classic “If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It)” and then proceeded to play a setlist of 24 songs.
The show also saw them premiering two songs live — “Demon Fire” and “Shot in the Dark” from their latest album “Power Up.” There were a few other important landmarks with the setlist, including “If You Want Blood” being the opener for the first time, “Stiff Upper Lip” making its first appearance since 2003, and a few others. There are now a lot of fan-filmed videos of the show on YouTube. Here are some examples below.
Setlist, via Setlist.fm:
- If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It)
- Back in Black
- Demon Fire
- Shot Down in Flames
- Have a Drink on Me
- Hells Bells
- Shot in the Dark
- Stiff Upper Lip
- Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
- Shoot to Thrill
- Sin City
- Givin the Dog a Bone
- Rock ‘n’ Roll Train
- You Shook Me All Night Long
- Dog Eat Dog
- High Voltage
- Hell Ain’t a Bad Place to Be
- Riff Raff
- Highway to Hell
- Whole Lotta Rosie
- Let There Be Rock
- T.N.T. (encore)
- For Those About to Rock (We Salute You) (encore)
Hair I Go Again posted on the MetalSludge.TV forums, “Power Trip is AEG/Goldenvoice, not Wimmer.
There is definitely a caste system / haves versus have-nots. If I paid $700 for a GA ticket to sit a mile away and watch on a monitor, I’d have been pissed.
The “pit” (open floor in front of the stage) is the prime place to watch. There are floor seats behind but the view sucks if you’re too far to the left or right. The people in the GA area behind the seats are basically watching a closed-circuit concert / video footage of a live radio broadcast.
Food is overpriced, traffic sucks, blah blah blah. I’d still rather be here than not.
Maiden was great if you’re a Maiden fan, but I agree with the sentiment that bands should dumb down their sets for festivals.
There’s a great 2-hour GNR show buried somewhere in the self-indulgent, marathon set they continue to insist on playing.
Priest was Priest, but I think they didn’t take full advantage of the chance to convert the weekend warrior casuals.
AC/DC had 52 Marshall cabinets on stage. Suck it, Yngwie. Set list looks great on paper (although 100% agreed re: “Rock and Roll Train”), and it was great to see Brian back on stage, but they are OLD. Every song was its own little island, and there were no transitions from one to the next, so they’d finish Song A, walk over to the drum riser and hunch over the set list for 15 awkward seconds, then start Song B. No flow at all. Still, it’s AC-fucking-DC, and it was a blast. Personal favorites were “Dirty Deeds” and “Let There Be Rock,” and even though I was probably the only one who felt that way, the riff of “Demon Fire” was a treat to hear live.”