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Watch AXL ROSE-Fronted AC/DC Perform In Manchester

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Posted June 10, 2016 by Josh Drespling in Uncategorized

Fan-filmed video footage of AC/DC‘s June 9 performance at Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England can be seen below.

The band’s setlist was as follows:

01. Rock Or Bust
02. Shoot To Thrill
03. Hell Ain’t A Bad Place To Be
04. Back In Black
05. Got Some Rock N’ Roll Thunder
06. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
07. Rock N’ Roll Damnation
08. Thunderstruck
09. High Voltage
10. Rock N’ Roll Train
11. Hells Bells
12. Given The Dog A Bone
13. Dog Eat Dog
14. If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It)
15. Sin City
16. You Shook Me All Night Long
17. Shot Down In Flames
18. Have A Drink On Me
19. TNT
20. Whole Lotta Rosie
21. Let There Be Rock
22. Highway To Hell
23. Touch Too Much
24. For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)

According to The Pulse Of Radio, AC/DC guitarist Angus Young said in a new interview with NDR.de that he’s not really sure what AC/DC will do after wrapping up its current touring commitments with Axl Rose on lead vocals. Young remarked: “We were committed to finishing this tour, so that’s been our main goal, and Axl‘s helping us. I know he’s very excited. He keeps saying, can he do more? But we don’t really know at the end how we will [proceed]. But we wanna get [through] this tour, which we were committed to doing. We wanna finish it.”

Rose took a break from the GUNS N’ ROSES reunion to fill in for Brian Johnson after the longtime AC/DC singer was diagnosed with a potentially career-ending hearing problem. Although Rose started the tour seated on a specially made chair every night while he recovered from a broken foot, he’s been gradually leaving the seat behind. Bassist Cliff Williams explained, “[Axl has] done a fabulous job, and he’s almost out of his chair now. He’s mobile, and he’s enjoying himself. It’s been really good.”

The European tour ends back in Germany on June 15 and despite initial fan trepidation, Axl has gotten generally good reviews for his performances so far. Angus Young said: “I mean, under the situation that we had, it was very good that he volunteered and said, ‘Hey, if I can help, let me try.’ So he’s been very good. And he had to learn a lot of songs very quickly, and he’s done a great job.”

Cliff Williams revealed that he has spoken with Brian Johnson about Axl taking over, with Williams saying that Johnson was “happy” with the choice.

After a period that has seen AC/DC lose founding guitarist Malcolm Young to dementia, drummer Phil Rudd to legal problems and now possibly Johnson, Angus was asked if he had thought about retiring the group. He replied: “Yes, sure, sometimes. Every thing that comes towards you is hard. But my brother Malcolm always said you have to go on. This he has always believed. It was his idea, his creation. He always said, you have to just go with it.”

Rose participated in a rare interview on Tuesday (June 7) at the China Exchange in London, where he discussed his current stint as guest vocalist with AC/DC.

Axl was asked about his relationship with Angus Young, to which he responded, “It’s great. I can’t really explain it. I feel protective, like I do not want to let this guy down, more than almost anybody I’ve ever met. And I don’t know why. And he’s very responsive to me. And they said they hadn’t seen him this happy, they hadn’t seen him moving around as much before.”

The rescheduled dates of AC/DC‘s North American tour — which will be the band’s first concerts here with Rose on lead vocals — will kick off in Greensboro, North Carolina on August 27, just five days after Rose completes his summer stadium run with GUNS N’ ROSES.

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Source: Balbbermouth
Watch AXL ROSE-Fronted AC/DC Perform In Manchester


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Josh is the Publisher and creator of Empire Extreme and it's sister publication Kingdom Extreme Magazine. He is an accomplished writer, photographer and graphic designer. He is always conjuring up new ideas and has a amazing passion for the music industry and all the things that surround it.

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