Remembering Malcolm Young’s Last AC/DC Concert
The concert, at Campo de San Mames, was the last of 168 on the band’s 2008-2010 tour in support of their ‘Black Ice’ album — and the last ever to feature the co-founding Young. The trek kicked off October 28, 2008 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, visited 29 countries and reportedly found the band performing in front of over five million people.
‘Black Ice’ was widely hailed as one of AC/DC’s strongest latter-day albums, and accordingly four songs from the record squeezed onto the band’s set list on this evening — show opener and first single ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Train,’ ‘Big Jack,’ ‘War Machine’ and the title track.
Of course there was also the parade of expected hits, including ‘Back in Black,’ ‘Highway to Hell,’ ‘Whole Lotta Rosie’ and the band’s traditional show closer, ‘For Those About to Rock (We Salute You),’ which you can see in the fan-filmed footage above.
Malcolm Young founded AC/DC with his brother Angus in 1973 when they were 20 and 18 years old, respectively. He recorded well over a dozen platinum-selling studio albums with the group, only missing AC/DC’s 1988 tour to address a drinking problem. Then, as now, Malcolm was replaced by his nephew Stevie — both on AC/DC’s new release ‘Rock or Bust‘ and on the tour to follow.
Watch Malcolm Young and AC/DC Perform ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Train’ at Bilbao
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