Thursday, June 4, 2015

Estadio Vicente Calderón, Madrid 2 June 2015 - REPORT

Angus never stops!

Estadio Vicente Calderón, Madrid 2 June 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

Final show of the mini Spanish tour! Will it be the last show in Spain for AC/DC? Only time will tell... We can say this audience definitely deserves more AC/DC, maybe next year...

For the first time in this tour, we saw the show from the seats instead of the standing section. Although we think this goes against the entire idea of rock'n'roll we didn't have much choice this time. The positive thing is that we got to see lots of small details which were hard to notice from the standing area, especially when jumping and screaming!

Maybe we were influenced by this new view point, but the overall performance of the band appeared to be better than the previous too nights, including Brian's voice. We also watched some of the footage on the screen and, despite the low cost tour production, we think the new DVD will look great.

The show was sold out. It was very hard to find a free spot in the stadium as you can see from the pictures. It was so packed that going to the toilet or to the bar would take half an hour.

As for the audience, the crowd in the standing section actually looked less active than the previous show. No much jumping or moving, especially if compared with Paris Stade de France or with the the indoor shows of 2009 (but that was just another league). In our humble opinion the "pista" was not up to the "Spanish standards", both when observing it from the pista itself (where we were on 31 May) and from the seats last night.

But apart from these small details AC/DC left Spain with three terrific shows which will remain engraved in the history of rock'n'roll forever. Next stop will be Zurich for another two memorable shows!


Honestly, after 5 years, it has been quite hard for us to get back to the AC/DC tour "motel/hotel lifestyle" taking planes, driving cars, sleeping in different beds every night but we are still determined to keep going to as many live shows as possible. It won't be easy and it will take a lot of resources, both financial and time. But we love AC/DC and we don't like to make excuses. Especially those excuses that have become so popular among some fans saying that AC/DC is not AC/DC anymore without Phil Rudd or Malcolm Young and don't deserve dedication anymore. After seeing 10 shows, from Coachella to Madrid, we are actually convinced that seeing AC/DC live is still one of the best things that you can get in this life.

Ride on!




  1. Ciao Abruzzo!
    I really like your reports. I've been in the two last concerts of Paris. What do you mean about low cost production? I just thought the stage a little bit small, but the quality of the effects, sound and lights are great.

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