rock or bustDespite all of the misfortune and drama that has surrounded one of the greatest rock bands in AC/DC, the band has moved on from all of it. Despite not having Phil Rudd or staple member Malcolm Young in the line up (Young has dementia, Rudd was arrested), the band kicked off their North American leg of their Rock Or Bust Tour which sees the band promoting their latest effort Rock Or Bust. The first stop on the tour for the band was at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA which is the home of the New England Patriots along with new Soul/Rock band Vintage Trouble as the openers. It was the first time the band was touring in America since 2009’s Black Ice Tour so you now fans were eagerly awaiting the arrival of the band on stage for a night of rock and blues debauchery courtesy of Angus Young and company. One of the cool things about the tour is that it marks the first time that Stevie Young, who is the nephew of Angus and Malcolm, that he is on tour with the band in North America. The tour also marks the return of drummer Chris Slade who hasn’t toured with the band since The Razor’s Edge Tour as he takes over the kit for estranged member Phil Rudd.

acdc 1Once the lights went out at Gillette Stadium, you knew everyone was ready as you saw all the thousands of flashing devil horns that all the fans were wearing. The band exploded onto the stage with opener Rock Or Bust and Angus, who was wearing his traditional red schoolboy uniform, was as high octane as ever.Throughout the night, the band did a really good job of mixing old Johnson era songs with Bon Scott era tracks as they went from the classic Shoot To Thrill (Back In Black) right into Hell Ain’t A Bad Place To Be. The band would also mix in some of their new material as they played Play Ball before diving right into the classic Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap. One element of the show that was amazing was the fact that Angus never stopped for a second while he was performing. The other highlights of an AC/DC show is of course the stage props that the band brings in like the giant swinging bell during Hells Bells, the inflatable Rosie during Whole Lotta Rosie, and the canon’s for set closer For Those About To Rock. One thing ccan be said about AC/DC and that is they might be the greatest rock and roll band of all time and they proved it last night with an energetic, but masterful performance. I would advise anyone that if you have never seen AC/DC live then you have to see them just once because who knows how much longer they are going to tour for considering they are in their 60’s. Enjoy some pics as well as the setlist from last night. While you’re at it, if you are on Facebook, check out our page and give it a like here.

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