Thursday, May 21, 2015

Olympiastadion, Munich 19 May 2015 - OFFICIAL REPORT

Olympiastadion, Munich 19 May 2015

1. Rock or Bust
2. Shoot to Thrill
3. Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be
4. Back in Black
5. Play Ball
6. Dirty Deeds
7. Thunderstruck
8. High Voltage
9. Rock 'n ' Roll Train
10. Hells Bells
11. Baptism By Fire
12. Shook Me
13. Sin City
14. Shot Down in Flames
15. Have a Drink on Me
16. TNT
17. Rosie
18. Let There Be rock
19. Highway to Hell
20. For Those About to Rock

AC/DC are back in Munich after 6 years! We lost Phil, we lost Malcolm but the Rock'n'Roll is still there. No doubt about it. And those who say "AC/DC is not the same anymore" are just people who don't want to see the truth. AC/DC is still the greatest live rock band in the world! And they proved it in Munich again!

The band has performed very well, despite the heavy rain which didn't stop not even for a minute.

Honestly, we don't recall Brian being so energetic and wild during the Black Ice Tour, jumping and dancing like crazy, as he did yesterday and in Arnhem. He must be taking some special "legal drugs" designed for classic rockers... :)

Angus is now the only leader, with all the responsibilities that go with it. He looks super focused and attentive to every detail. Unlike Coachella where many things were improvised (or looked like that) all his moves and sounds are now becoming part of the typical AC/DC concert routine.

Stevie, Chris and Cliff are definitely less powerful than the previous line up but 90% of concert goers will never notice. And in the end it's the Rock'n'Roll that count.

The German audience was "sleepy" as usual, no pogo or jumping. I guess we will have to wait Spain for that (and we have time to get back in shape too, as we are also a bit rusty after so many years).

A few comments about the new stage production. We said we like the new stage concept which is a mix of Razor's Edge and Stiff Upper Lip. Maybe there is less interaction with the audience but we do love the simplicity of it. The new lights are just amazing. There are flames during Highway to Hell but we would love to see them back on T.N.T as well.

The intro video rocks. We would love to hear "Angus, Angus, Angus" actually chanted but the audience and not only by the sound system... Probably we have to wait till southern Europe.

For the records Angus changed three different guitars, maybe due to the rain and/or to some technical issue.. He played the first 7 songs with the first guitar, High Voltage, Rock'n'Roll Train and Hells Bells with the second mysterious orange guitar (SG Sunburst, according to our sources). Highway to Hell and FTATR with the black and white guitar.

Tomorrow day 2!


It was great to catch up in Munich with all those friends from the Black Ice Tour. So many memories, from Hammersmith 2003 to Rock or Bust....


Orangus was finally spotted and photographed! Apparently, he keeps traveling across Germany (his favorite country) with his car and bike. We met him near the Munich main train station. He justified his lack of communication with us due to some missadventures in Czech Republic and Germany including with police officers who could not speak any English... He was stopped and tested for alcohol and drugs several times (he doesn't drink at all and his only drugs are AC/DC and Opera/Art Galleries). No jailbreak needed this time...

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