AC/DC kick off UK tour with spectacular London show

Veteran rockers roll out all the old favourites

Rock giants AC/DC kicked off the UK leg of their current world tour with a typically extravagant show at the O2 Arena in London last night (April 14).

The band started the set with ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Train’, the opening track and first single from current album ‘Black Ice’, the screen showing a locomotive hurtling along before it appeared to burst through the screen and land onstage, where it remained for the remainder of the set,.

Highlights included guitarist Angus Young’s striptease during ‘The Jack’, where he removed his famous schoolboy outfit, which was also being worn by many in the crowd, revealing just his underwear.

There was also a lowering of a huge bell during ‘Hell’s Bells’, a 40ft inflatable woman appearing onstage during ‘Whole Lotta Rosie’ and the firing of cannons during perennial closer ‘For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)’.

Frontman Brian Johnson dedicated 1976’s ‘Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap’ to “London town”, where AC/DC have not played since 2003.

Head to the NME Office Blog to read more about the gig.

Photo Gallery – AC/DC at London’s O2 Arena

AC/DC played:

‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Train’
‘Hell Ain’t A Bad Place To Be’
‘Back In Black’
‘Big Jack’
‘Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap’
‘Shot Down In Flames’
‘Black Ice’
‘The Jack’
‘Hell’s Bells’
‘Shoot To Thrill’
‘War Machine’
‘Anything Goes’
‘You Shook Me All Night Long’
‘Whole Lotta Rosie’
‘Let There Be Rock”
‘Highway To Hell’
‘For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)’

The band play a second, sold-out show at the venue on Thursday (April 16).