AC/DC 's 'Rock Or Bust' tour has resumed tonight (Saturday 7th May 2016) in Lisbon, Portugal. Playing to a capacity crowd at the city's Passeio Maritimo de Algés, the band were fronted by Guns 'n' Roses' Axl Rose, who is filling in for Brian Johnson, now retired from touring on medical grounds.
Singing from the throne that has been his mainstay during Guns 'n' Roses recent 'Not In This Lifetime' dates due to a leg injury, Rose thrilled the crowd form the off.
As well as streaming live on Peroscope, a number of fan videos were posted on Youtube during the performance. A number of clips form the show can be viewed below.
With the set list mirroring that used on the most recent U.S.A. leg of the 'Rock Or Bust' tour, the band opened with the titular track from their 2015 release, before following up with 'Shoot To Thrill', 'Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be' and a roaring 'Back In Black'.
The first deviation arrived via an airing of the rarely performed 'Rock And Roll Damnation'. No doubt spurred on by 'Powerage' fanatic Rose, the band later aired an incendiary 'Sin City'. Completing a trio of tracks form the 1978 release, the band later added 'Riff Raff' to their encore.
Appearing good humoured throughout, Rose responded to crowd chants of "Axl!, Axl!, Axl!" by quipping; "I know what you meant. You meant 'Angus!, Angus!, Angus!" Engaging in further crowd interaction, the singer knowingly announced: "Some of you might know this next one, maybe, I think... I'm pretty sure you do", prior to 'You shook me all night long', the most well known song from the band's forty-million plus selling 'Back In Black' album.
Leading into 'Shot Down In Flames', the flame-haired singer quipped: "We're now going to do a song that they wrote about my life story", while 'Have A Drink On Me' had Axl commenting: "Getting Thirsty? Could you use a drink?" before adding: You are a very intimidating bunch, especially with those devils horns".
In a contrast from Brian Johnson's no nonsense, let the music do the talking approach, Axl further chatted with the crow, telling them: "I gotta get some help singing this one -I can't go it alone. Gotta bring in the heavy artillery" before an explosive 'T.N.T'.
Meanwhile, introducing 'Whole Lotta Rosie', a song regularly performed by Guns 'n' Roses that even appeared as a B-Side to the U.K. release of the 'Sweet Child Of Mine' single; Rose stated that it was; "the first AC/DC song I ever heard on the radio, back when they [radio stations] had balls".
The announcement that Rose was to deputise for Johnson has divided AC/DC's fan base, with 7,000 tickets reportedly being returned for the band's show in Belgium at on 16th May at Werchter Festivalpark. The band earlier this week attempted to address the negative publicity by releasing a series of video interviews featuring band leader Angus Young, bassist Cliff Williams, and Rose via their official Facebook page.