AC/DC Rock ‘Live Wire’ in Concert for First Time Since 1982 at Greensboro Show
Welcoming Axl Rose into the fold has provided AC/DC with some new opportunities, as the band has explored more of their catalog since Rose stepped in for Brian Johnson earlier this year. That continued Saturday night (Aug. 27) in Greensboro, N.C. as the group performed the song "Live Wire" for the first time since 1982.
The track had been absent from the band's set lists since Oct. 9, 1982, but made its return at the Greensboro Coliseum on the first night of the band's rescheduled U.S. tour dates. The song, sandwiched mid-set between "If You Want Blood" and "Sin City," sounded fresh, with guitarist Angus Young duck walking his way across the stage.
While Axl Rose handled the vocals admirably, the performance was really more of a showcase for Young, who played for an extended period to the crowd late in the song before the band wrapped it up. "Live Wire" initially appeared on AC/DC's second album, T.N.T., which featured Bon Scott on vocals.
As stated, the Greensboro show was the first date of several U.S. makeup shows. The band shut down their early 2016 touring ahead of schedule when doctors told vocalist Brian Johnson that he risked permanent hearing loss if he continued to tour. After several auditions, the group took up Axl Rose on his offer to fill in. He first joined the band for dates in Europe, but having just finished the North American leg of Guns N' Roses' "Not in This Lifetime" summer tour, he has made the jump back over to AC/DC to help them wrap their rescheduled U.S. dates. The trek runs into mid-September. See the remaining stops here.
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