AC/DC Rock 2015 Coachella Festival
"I hope you like rock 'n' roll, 'cause that's all we do!" That's what AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson told an audience of hipsters last night (April 10) at the Coachella festival in Indio, Calif., as the veteran rock band performed their first concert in nearly five years.
The show also marked the legendary act's first gig since rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young left the band as he battles dementia. The group is also without drummer Phil Rudd, who is caught up in serious legal matters in New Zealand. But it looks like the band didn't miss a beat, as guitarist Stevie Young and drummer Chris Slade filled in nicely alongside Johnson, lead guitarist Angus Young and bassist Cliff Williams.
According to various reports, AC/DC rocked a 20-song set that included three songs off their latest album, Rock or Bust, along with classics like 'Back in Black,' 'You Shook Me All Night Long' and 'Whole Lotta Rosie.' You can catch fan-filmed video of the band performing 'Thunderstruck' above.' The night ended with a two-song encore of 'Highway to Hell' and 'For Those About to Rock (We Salute You).'
AC/DC will do it all over again when they headline the April 17 lineup of Coachella, as the festival repeats itself next weekend in the same location.
AC/DC April 10 2015 Coachella Setlist:
“Hell Ain’t a Bad Place To Be”
“Shot Down In Flames”
“Back in Black”
“Rock or Bust”
“Shoot To Thrill”
“Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap”
“Baptism by Fire”
“You Shook Me All Night Long"
“Have a Drink On Me”
“Rock ‘n’ Roll Train”
“Whole Lotta Rosie”
“Let There Be Rock”
“Highway To Hell”
“For Those About To Rock”
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