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AC/DC with Axl Rose on vocals on September 20th, 2016

Let there be rock! Since this week marks the birthday of Angus Young, we thought we’d look back at the last time Philadelphia hosted AC/DC at the Big Joint.

The band wrapped up a tour at the Wells Fargo Center on September 20th, 2016. For several years, this was potentially their last show ever, since after the gig they went away for a little while and then a pandemic put a hard stop to touring for a moment. This show also occurred before longtime frontman Brian Johnson returned to the band, so Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses was singing lead (yep, remember AXL/DC?).

Since that night in South Philly, AC/DC have only performed live one other time, at the Power Trip festival in California last year. They have an extensive European tour planned for this summer, stretching from May to August with our friends in The Pretty Reckless as support.

RELATED: Brian Johnson Remembers Auditioning for AC/DC

As for the birthday boy: Angus Young turned 69 years old this past Sunday (3/31) and he’s still going strong. Here’s hoping that AC/DC returns to the City of Brotherly Love and Sister Affection sooner rather than later! Keep an eye on the official MMR Concert Calendar for a potential date.

In the meantime, we’re looking back at the last time Angus Young and the gang were here. What was even cooler about their show in Philly that night in 2016 is that WMMR gave one lucky listener a chance to meet Angus, and that fan, Mike, showed up in full uniform, as you can see below! Concert photos are courtesy of Radio Sara.

AC/DC: Their Last Show in Philadelphia at the Big Joint (For Now)

SETLIST: Wells Fargo Center, September 20th, 2016
1. Rock or Bust
2. Shoot to Thrill
3. Hell Ain’t a Bad Place to Be
4. Back in Black
5. Got Some Rock & Roll Thunder
6. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
7. Rock n’ Roll Damnation
8. Thunderstruck
9. High Voltage
10. Rock n’ Roll Train
11. Hells Bells
12. Givin the Dog a Bone
13. If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It)
14. Live Wire
15. Sin City
16. You Shook Me All Night Long
17. Shot Down In Flames
18. Have a Drink On Me
19. T.N.T.
20. Whole Lotta Rosie
21. Let There Be Rock (with Angus Young guitar solo)
ENCORE:
22. Highway to Hell
23. Riff Raff
24. Problem Child (first time played since 2001)
25. For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)

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