A full to capacity LG. arena was witness to one of the shows from what will
surely go down as one of the all time great concert tours and if it turns out to
be their last what a way to bow out.
One of the big advantages this tour has over others is the fact that the
current album Black Ice is one of the strongest for many years, so as well
as all the classics the new tracks also really rocked.
The whole train wreck intro, well documented in the music press etc. was
no disappointment and really was spectacular and even more impressive than
the shaky u-tube footage (from previous shows) promised.
The usual AC/DC good humour was well in force with the video footage of
the train in motion with the band getting up to various (ahem!) activities
before the explosions, fire and general mayhem of the train's arrival on
Opening track - what else of course Rock and Roll Train from the current
Black Ice album followed by Hell Ain't a Bad Place To Be from the 1977
album Let There Rock.
The set as usual for an AC/DC had three types of number - Bon Scott era
classic, Brian Johnson era classic and the best of the new stuff (soon to
The Bon Scott era classics included Highway To Hell (with Angus seemingly
rising through the floor as if from the very pits themselves) TNT, Let
There Be Rock and the always good fun The Jack.
From the classic Brian Johnson era albums we were treated to amongst
others You Shook Me All Night Long, ThunderStruck, Hells Bells and of
course along with the appearance of the cannons the regular show closer
For Those About To Rock.
With some other bands the fact that you could guess 90% of the set list
and most of the special effects before the tour even started would be a
very negative thing, not with AC/DC.
We would be all gutted if any of the tracks listed above did not make the set
and distraught without the famous bell, Rosie blow up and cannons - with AC/DC
you always get what you want.
As I mentioned at the start of this review the fact that Black Ice is such
a cracking album is a real bonus and they played five tracks (very unusual
for an AC/DC tour you usually only get 2 possibly 3) for me the stand outs
being War Machine and Anything Goes.
If this tour is the end of the line thanks to AC/DC for a great journey.