TVD Live Shots: AC/DC and Vintage Trouble at AT&T Park, 9/24

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You can count the number of artists who can fill a stadium on one hand, and the mighty AC/DC lead the pack. Touring in support of their latest release, the not-surprisingly great Rock or Bust, Angus Young and company brought their one of a kind rock ‘n’ roll experience to AT&T Park and was warmly greeted by a sold out crowd.

This is one of those once in a lifetime shows which is truly bigger than anything happening in rock ‘n’ roll at the moment. I would even put AC/DC above the Stones in this case as I don’t think there is any band on the planet that sounds this good and continues to deliver rock solid records even though they could certainly tour just to be touring.

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Being one of the most important and influential rock bands in history isn’t an easy task, but these guys are certainly up for the challenge. From the very first note of “Rock or Bust” the capacity crowd sporting glowing devil horns lit up immediately and pledged their allegiance for those about to rock. Just walking through the crowd you could see both hard core fans and the latter absolutely losing their shit over this band. Each song played perfectly into the next as a sort of crash course in the history of hard rock—past, present, and future.

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How on earth Brian Johnson can still hit every single note and make it look so effortless is beyond me. And Angus, what can you say about this guy? He was running across the stage as if he was in some sort of rock ‘n’ roll tough mudder along the way delivering his signature guitar god moves.

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The setlist pulled from the incredibly deep catalog from the early days all the way up to their latest, while leaning heavily on the band’s masterpiece Back in Black. I can’t say enough great things about this show and I cannot recommend it highly enough. This one is mandatory for all ages and with Brian Johnson talking about retirement, it very well may be one of the last times to witness the original juggernauts of hard rock sounding as great as ever.

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Hollywood soulful sensations Vintage Trouble opened the show in style. While it’s much different sound than that of AC/DC, it only took a few “hey ya’s” and a James Brown hat tip or two before the crowd was won over. It was sort of a cross between Chuck Berry, The Stones, and a mish-mash of the best of Motown.

They have a spectacular new record called 1 Hopeful Road, and it’s available on vinyl as it should rightfully be heard in all its vintage glory.

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VINTAGE TROUBLE

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Don’t miss this one folks, spectacular from start to finish. Check out hi res images from the show of AC/DC here and Vintage Trouble here.

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