AC/DC Returns To The Stage After Seven Years At The POWER TRIP Festival (Video)

AC/DC Power Trip Live

After a hiatus of seven years, AC/DC returned to the live stage on Saturday, October 7th, performing at the Power Trip festival in Indio, California.

The esteemed hard rock band thrilled fans with a robust 24-song setlist, culminating day two of the three-day music bash held at Empire Polo Club.

AC/DC‘s setlist was as follows:

01. If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It)
02. Back In Black
03. Demon Fire (Live Debut)
04. Shot Down In Flames
05. Thunderstruck
06. Have A Drink On Me
07. Hells Bells
08. Shot In The Dark (Live Debut)
09. Stiff Upper Lip (First Time Since 2003)
10. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
11. Shoot To Thrill
12. Sin City
13. Givin The Dog A Bone
14. Rock ‘N’ Roll Train
15. You Shook Me All Night Long
16. Dog Eat Dog (first performance with Brian Johnson since 2009)
17. High Voltage
18 Hell Ain’t A Bad Place To Be
19. Riff Raff (first performance with Brian Johnson since 1996)
20. Highway To Hell
21. Whole Lotta Rosie
22. Let There Be Rock


23. T.N.T.
24. For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)

AC/DC has enlisted the services of drummer Matt Laug for their rendition at the Power Trip festival.

AC/DC didn’t provide any clarification regarding why Phil Rudd, the band’s long-term drummer who returned to AC/DC to record their comeback album Power Up, released in November 2020, is not present for the upcoming performance. However, numerous sources claim that it’s possible it may be related to his previous legal issues.

In 2015, Rudd pled guilty to charges of threatening to kill a former employee and drug possession. As a result, he was sentenced to eight months of home confinement.

Rudd‘s legal team fought this sentence, arguing that it was disproportionately damaging to his music career. They pointed out that Rudd‘s inability to travel due to the sentence was preventing him from reuniting with his band, AC/DC. However, the judge was unsympathetic to these arguments, implying that bands can replace members.