ACDC live at the 02



AC/DC brought the rock ‘n’ roll train to London this week, playing two nights at the O2 Arena. A huge steam engine crashed onto stage at the start of the set, splitting the rear screens in two. Pic: Phil Wallis


AC/DC guitarist Angus Young with one of his trusty Gibson SG guitars at London’s O2 Arena this week. The set began with a steam train crashing onto the stage for ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Train’ and ended with the famous cannons during ‘For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)’. Pic: Phil Wallis


A fan gives us the devil’s horns in the foyer of the O2 Arena before the AC/DC show, which saw support come from Northern Ireland’s modern rockers The Answer. Pic: Phil Wallis


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AC/DC’s O2 Arena set was packed with hits from across their career and opened with ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Train’, ‘Hell Aint A Bad Place To Be’ and ‘Black In Black’. Pic: Phil Wallis


AC/DC’s O2 Arena set was an action-packed affair. A huge inflatable doll straddled the train during ‘Whole Lotta Rosie’, and the massive bell descended into the venue before ‘Hells Bells’. Pic: Phil Wallis


The O2 Arena was full of flashing red devil’s horns for the AC/DC shows this week as they hit town to support latest album 'Black Ice'. The album sold five million copies worldwide within its first release. Pic: Phil Wallis



This week’s AC/DC shows at the O2 saw the start of the UK leg of their 'Black Ice' tour. The band played five tracks off the new album: ‘Rock 'N' Roll Train, ‘Big Jack’, ‘Anything Goes’, ‘War Machine’, and ‘Black Ice’. The songs were conveniently-spaced so fairweather fans could hit up the bar or toilet in between the classics. Pic: Phil Wallis


AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd lays down - no doubt - a 4/4 beat on his Sonar drum kit during the O2 show. He’s played with the band on and off since 1975, and was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame with them in 2003. Pic: Phil Wallis


Numerous AC/DC fans dressed the part at this week’s two O2 Arena shows in London. The tour continues next week, taking in the likes of Manchester and Birmingham. Pic: Phil Wallis


‘T.N.T.’, ‘Shoot To Thrill’, ‘Thunderstruck’, ‘Back In Black’, ‘You Shook Me All Night Long’ – name a hit and chances are AC/DC played it at the O2 Arena this week. Pic: Phil Wallis


Another AC/DC fan out on a school night in the foyer of London’s O2 Arena. Pic: Phil Wallis


AC/DC at London’s O2 Arena this week. For more info on the band including news, reviews, and video, head over to NME.COM/artists/ac-dc. Pic: Phil Wallis


Angus Young flashes the famous devil horns to 20,000 reciprocating punters. Curiously, the band have been nominated for five Grammys during their career but never won one. Pic: Phil Wallis


AC/DC in front of the steam train that gatecrashed their gig at the start of the set. The crashed engine continued to billow steam during the set, and even emitted flames in the encore. Pic: Phil Wallis



A merch stand at this week’s AC/DC shows at London’s O2 Arena. The world tour began in the US last October, and continues round Europe from next week. Pic: Phil Wallis


Fans at Thursday’s AC/DC gig. They might be upset they missed Richard Hammond, who was spotted in the audience at Tuesday’s performance and was forced to pose with a string of fans. Pic: Phil Wallis



AC/DC lead vocalist Brian Johnson parading down his catwalk. He’s got reason to celebrate; his band have shifted 200 million albums worldwide to date, including an estimated 45 million copies of ‘Back In Black’ alone. Pic: Phil Wallis

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