AC/DC Concert History

AC/DC are an Australian rock band formed in Sydney in 1973 by Scottish-born brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. Their music has been variously described as hard rock, blues rock, and heavy metal, but the band calls it simply "rock and roll".

Date Concert Venue Location
Dec 03, 2022
AC/DC / Van Halen Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill Bolingbrook, Illinois, United States
Sep 04, 2022
Jul 23, 2022
AC/DC / W.A.S.P.
Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill Bolingbrook, Illinois, United States
Jan 28, 2022
Dec 29, 2021
AC/DC Hampden Park Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Dec 20, 2021
AC/DC Alpine Valley Music Theater East Troy, Wisconsin, United States
Feb 08, 2021
Acdc Sportorium Miami, Florida, United States
Feb 07, 2021
AC/DC Astroworld Grounds Houston, Texas, United States
Sep 09, 2020
VH1 Presents
Compaq Center Houston, Texas, United States
Jan 24, 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 26, 2018
ACDC BC Place Stadium Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Sep 28, 2018
Acdc Dodger Stadium Los Angeles, California, United States
Jan 09, 2018
Pepsi Center Denver, Colorado, United States
Nov 09, 2016
AC/DC Madison Square Garden New York, New York, United States
Sep 20, 2016
Wesco Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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Sep 17, 2016
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Verizon Center Washington, D.C., United States
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Sep 15, 2016
AC-DC QSAC Stadium Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Sep 14, 2016
AC/DC / Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown
Madison Square Garden New York, New York, United States
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Sep 11, 2016
KeyBank Center Buffalo, New York, United States
Sep 09, 2016
Rock or Bust
The Palace of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States

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"The Razors Edge" European Tour, Leg 1
Apr 07, 1991
 Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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AC/DC / Poor
Mar 14, 1996
 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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Sep 17, 2016
 Washington, D.C., United States
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Monsters of Rock 1991
Aug 17, 1991 - Aug 17, 1991
 Derby, England, United Kingdom
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Oct 27, 1977
 London, England, United Kingdom
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AC/DC / The Answer on Dec 14, 2008 [059-small]

AC/DC / The Answer
Dec 14, 2008
 Houston, Texas, United States
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Highway To Hell on Dec 17, 1979 [412-small]

Highway To Hell
Dec 17, 1979
 London, England, United Kingdom
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AC/DC - Black Ice Tour on Jun 23, 2009 [397-small]

AC/DC - Black Ice Tour
Jun 23, 2009
 Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
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AC/DC on Sep 11, 1986 [956-small]

Sep 11, 1986
 Detroit, Michigan, United States
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AC/DC Blow Up Your Video World Tour on May 14, 1988 [609-small]

AC/DC Blow Up Your Video World Tour
May 14, 1988
 Detroit, Michigan, United States
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AC/DC on Oct 14, 1979 [712-small]

Oct 14, 1979
 Charleston, West Virginia, United States
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Black Ice Tour on Jun 30, 2009 [735-small]

Black Ice Tour
Jun 30, 2009
 Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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For Those About to Rock Tour on Jan 4, 1982 [853-small]

For Those About to Rock Tour
Jan 04, 1982
 Mobile, Alabama, United States
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Black Ice Tour on Dec 20, 2008 [920-small]

Black Ice Tour
Dec 20, 2008
 Sunrise Fl
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Black Ice Tour on Dec 20, 2008 [040-small]

Black Ice Tour
Dec 20, 2008
 Sunrise Fl
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Monsters of rock on Aug 18, 1984 [311-small]

Monsters of rock
Aug 18, 1984
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Monsters of Rock on Aug 18, 1984 [312-small]

Monsters of Rock
Aug 18, 1984
 Castle Donington, England, United Kingdom
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Hard Rock
Heavy Metal
Blues Rock
Classic Rock
Rock & Roll
Australian Rock
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2022 4 concerts
2021 4 concerts
2020 2 concerts
2018 3 concerts
2016 40 concerts
2015 68 concerts
2014 1 concert
2013 3 concerts
2012 1 concert
2011 1 concert
2010 57 concerts
2009 115 concerts
2008 40 concerts
2007 3 concerts
2003 8 concerts
2002 1 concert
2001 67 concerts
2000 71 concerts
1996 163 concerts
1994 1 concert
1993 2 concerts
1992 1 concert
1991 127 concerts
1990 35 concerts
1989 1 concert
1988 151 concerts
1987 1 concert
1986 68 concerts
1985 61 concerts
1984 15 concerts
1983 55 concerts
1982 66 concerts
1981 49 concerts
1980 129 concerts
1979 150 concerts
1978 120 concerts
1977 138 concerts
1976 156 concerts
1975 141 concerts
1974 44 concerts
1973 2 concerts
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Tom Schoonover Jun 26, 2020

Saw AC/DC open up for Foreigner on August 10, 1977 at memorial hall in kansas city kansas. UFO played in the middle. AC/DC put on the greatest concert I have ever seen ! Could go on and on, but I'm sure you get the idea !

Frequenty Asked Questions (FAQ)

What genre is AC/DC?

While some try to categorize AC/DC as heavy metal, hard rock, or some more specific genre, the members of AC/DC have come out and said they’re just creating good, old fashioned “rock ‘n’ roll” and resist any further categorization.

Who started AC/DC?

AC/DC was started by brothers Angus Young on lead guitar and Malcolm Young on rhythm guitar.

Where was AC/DC formed?

AC/DC was formed in Sydney, Australia.

When did AC/DC start?

AD/DC performed its first concert on December 31, 1973. The band soon after released its official debut single “Can I Sit Next to You, Girl” on July 22, 1974. Their debut album High Voltage followed with an Australian only release on February 17, 1975. Later that year the band released their second Australian album T.N.T.. Songs from both albums appeared on the band’s first international album, which dropped on April 30, 1976. It was also called High Voltage.

How did AC/DC get its name?

The arrival at the name "AC/DC" mainly was delightfully coincidental. The idea made sense to the duo when their sister, Margaret Young, spotted the abbreviation on a sewing machine. Malcolm and Angus Young agreed that the symbol "AC/DC," which means “alternating current/ direct current,” was an accurate description of the band’s raw and electrifying rock ‘n’ roll sound.

Who were the original members of AC/DC?

When AC/DC first formed in November 1973, there were five members:

  • Angus Young on lead guitar
  • Malcolm Young on rhythm guitar
  • Dave Evans on lead vocals
  • Larry Van Kriedt on bass
  • Colin Burgess on drums

By 1974, however, the only original members of the band left were its founders: Angus and Malcolm Young.

Larry Van Kriedt was fired from the band shortly after the band recorded their first single in early 1974. The band played with several bassists over the next few years before finally settling on Cliff Williams in 1977.

Similarly, In February 1974, Colin Burgess left the band. There were several temporary replacements over the next few months with Phil Rudd becoming a more permanent drummer in 1975. He remained with the band until 1983, departed, and then returned in 1994.

Additionally, in September 1974, Bon Scott replaced Dave Evans as lead vocalist and remained with the band until his death in 1980, at which point he was replaced with Brian Johnson who has been a stable member of the band for well over 40 years.

Who was the primary songwriter for AC/DC?

Malcolm Young is the primary songwriter for AC/DC, but Bon Scott, Angus Young, and others did contribute to the songwriting process and even created lyrics for some of AC/DC’s biggest hits.

AC/DC was influenced by which earlier style of music?

AC/DC was tremendously influenced by British blues-rock, particularly the Beatles, not just in terms of music but also in terms of fashion and performativity with the members of the Beatles often appearing in remarkable outfits and costumes while performing packed shows full of thousands of spectators.

Why was Mark Evans kicked out of AC/DC?

Mark Evans joined AC/DC as bassist in 1975, but by May 1977, tension between Angus Young and Evans reached a boiling point with Angus firing Evans from the band, citing "musical differences."

How and when did Bon Scott die?

Bon Scott was out at a London club on a February evening in 1980. Upon arriving home, his friend found he had passed out in the car and left him there to sober up. However, on February 19, 1980, Scott was found unresponsive. An official Coroner's report indicated that Bon Scott died from "acute alcohol poisoning" at 33 years of age.

How and when did Malcolm Young die?

Malcolm Young permanently retired from AD/DC in mid-2014 due to his recently diagnosed dementia. On November 18, 2017, he passed away from the disease and its complications at 64 years of age.

How many concerts has AC/DC had?

AC/DC has had 2,165 concerts.

What genre is AC/DC?

AC/DC is most often considered to be Rock, Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Blues Rock, Classic Rock, Rock & Roll, and Australian Rock.

When was the last AC/DC concert?

The last AC/DC concert was on December 03, 2022 at Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill in Bolingbrook, Illinois, United States. The bands that performed were: AC/DC / Van Halen.

What songs does AC/DC play live?

The songs that AC/DC performs live vary, but here's the latest setlist that we have from the September 04, 2022 concert:

  1. Thunderstruck
  2. Shoot to Thrill
  3. Who Made Who
  4. Live Wire
  5. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
  6. Back in Black
  7. Hard as a Rock
  8. Hells Bells
  9. You Shook Me All Night Long
  10. Whole Lotta Rosie
  11. Big Gun
  12. T.N.T.
  13. It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)
  14. Let There Be Rock
  15. Highway to Hell
  16. For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)