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Axl/DC: AC/DC Concert Review

Axl Rose is amazing!!
This year he has been doing double duty with his band Guns N Roses, who I saw in July, and AC/DC, who I saw last night.
I almost did not go to this show because I was sick as a dog the night before and all yesterday morning.
But I was able to get enough of a nap that made the difference.
And I am sooooo glad I made it because I would have regretted it forever it I had missed this show.
I swear this was another one of my favorite shows ever.
I saw AC/DC in 2010, and I swear I liked them even more last night.
When I first read that Axl was going to do this, I knew he could pull it off, vocally, but I just didn’t think it would happen, because he has a nasty reputation for starting shows ultra late and leaving the stage during shows, which would never fly with AC/DC.
But I swear that stuff appears to be long since over.
For both GNR and AC/DC, he’s showing up on time, being cool and even humble, and of course, being the great singer/frontman that he has always been.
The band were just incredible, of course, but Axl truly stole the show for me.
Seeing him rocking out and dancing and grooving to songs by his favorite band made me smile.
And they have let him pick songs to play that they haven’t done in decades.
AC/DC played a 2.5 hour set.
It was everything I wanted and more.
Again, I am so glad I went to this show.
For any doubters out there, quit doubting.
If AC/DC do continue after this tour, I truly hope their singer for 36 years, Brian Johnson, is able to come back (edit:  he did rejoin), but I swear Axl/DC works.
I don’t see Axl staying just because GNR are going to be so busy, but Axl has said he wants to stay and will as long as guitarist Angus Young wants him to stay.
We’ll see.
But either way, this was another phenomenal show for my record books.
Oh and Tyler Bryant And The Shakedown opened.  
I had seen them a few months before opening for GNR.
Very good, solid hard rock band.
My next show will be my favorite band KISS this Saturday in Huntington.
Wow what a year!!
Rock On!!

AC/DC Band Members:

AC/DC Set List:

  1. Rock Or Bust
  2. Shoot To Thrill
  3. Hell Ain’t A Bad Place To Be
  4. Back In Black
  5. Got Some Rock & Roll Thunder
  6. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
  7. Rock ‘N’ Roll Damnation
  8. Thunderstruck
  9. High Voltage
  10. Rock ‘N’ Roll Train 
  11. Hells Bells
  12. Given The Dog A Bone
  13. If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It)
  14. Live Wire
  15. Sin City
  16. You Shook Me All Night Long
  17. Shot Down In Flames
  18. Have A Drink On Me
  19. T.N.T.
  20. Whole Lotta Rosie
  21. Let There Be Rock
  22. Encore:  Highway To Hell
  23. Riff Raff
  24. For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)

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