AC/DC Coachella Appearance, First Concert In Six Years

WRITTEN BY: Adrianna Velazquez
Lead guitarist Angus Young
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Lead guitarist Angus Young

Aussie hard rockers, AC/DC headlined Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival Friday night with two new members.

During the two-hour long set, AC/DC performed 20 songs and was their first concert in six years.

The set list covered most of the band’s memorable songs with a career-spanning list of fan favorites (“The Jack”) among new songs from their latest album, Rock or Bust. Accommodating their long yet remarkable set was stage props such as a batter of cannons during their closing song, “For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)” that added to their already stellar performance.

During their performance of "Let There Be Rock," Angus Young was escorted out to the middle of the crowd where he played guitar on top of a hydraulic lift showcasing his signature moves during a guitar solo.

Since their last tour, the band lost two members. Guitarist Malcolm Young retired with dementia and was replaced by his nephew Stevie Young. Former drummer Chris Slade replaced Phil Rudd who is dealing with legal disputes in New Zealand. Remaining members include bassist Cliff Williams, lead singer Brian Johnson and lead guitarist Angus Young.

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