The band mark the re-opening of the Carling Hammersmith Apollo with a barrage of classics - and great pyrotechnics...

AC/DC triumphed at their UK comeback last night (October 21).

Playing to a sold out audience of 5,000 to mark the re-opening of London’s Carling Hammersmith Apollo, the antipodean rock Gods delivered a storming greatest hits set loaded with drama and pyrotechnics.

Highlights of the set included classics like ‘Back In Black’, ‘Hell’s Bells’, ‘Highway To Hell’ and ‘Whole Lotta Rosie’.

During ‘For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)’, the band let rip a series of four cannons lined up at the front of the stage. During ‘The Jack’, Angus Young performed a striptease, stopping only to reveal a pair of union jack underpants.

Historically, the Apollo holds significance for the band. In 1976 they played the Hammersmith Odeon, as it was known then, on their first tour outside Australia. Last night’s NME-endorsed show marked the relaunch of the venue as a standing-room-only venue with double the capacity.