AC/DC Rocks Power Trip Festival After Seven-Year Hiatus

AC/DC Rocks Power Trip Festival After Seven-Year Hiatus | Society Of Rock Videos

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In a roaring return to the stage, AC/DC and Judas Priest set the Power Trip festival in Indio, California ablaze with their electrifying performances. This musical spectacle, marking AC/DC’s first live show in seven years, and Judas Priest’s relentless energy, left the audience in awe, creating a night to remember in the annals of rock history.

AC/DC, with their classic lineup

Featuring Brian Johnson (vocals), Angus Young (lead guitar), Cliff Williams (bass), Stevie Young (rhythm guitar), and drummer Matt Laug, opened the night with a surprise: “If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It),” a track from their iconic album “Highway to Hell,” performed live for the first time. The crowd was catapulted into a sonic journey as the band seamlessly transitioned into hits like “Back in Black,” “Thunderstruck,” “Hells Bells,” “You Shook Me All Night Long,” and “Highway to Hell.” The band’s timeless musical mastery was on full display, capturing the essence of rock ‘n’ roll in every note.

Adding a contemporary edge to their set, AC/DC introduced tracks from their 2020 album “Power Up.”

The live debuts of “Demon Fire” and “Shot in the Dark” electrified the audience, showcasing the band’s enduring creativity. The encore was a nostalgic voyage through their classics: “T.N.T.” and the anthemic “For Those About to Rock (We Salute You).” Brian Johnson’s return after a hiatus of seven years added a poignant touch, making the night an emotional celebration for fans who had longed to witness the band’s magic once again.

Judas Priest, stepping up to fill the shoes of the originally scheduled Ozzy Osbourne, delivered a performance that was nothing short of extraordinary.

The band, led by the iconic Rob Halford, unveiled a surprise of their own: the announcement of their 19th studio album, “Invisible Shield,” set to release on March 8th. Their set was a whirlwind of energy, featuring classics like “The Sentinel,” “Turbo Lover,” “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’,” and “Painkiller.” The encore turned into a monumental moment when classic guitarist Glenn Tipton, battling Parkinson’s disease, joined the band on stage. Together, they delivered stellar performances of “Metal Gods,” “Breaking the Law,” and “Living After Midnight,” leaving the audience in awe of their unwavering spirit and talent.

As the Power Trip festival approaches its conclusion, the anticipation for epic performances by Metallica and Tool on Sunday is palpable. These legendary bands are poised to deliver the grand finale, ensuring that this weekend will be etched in the memories of fans as an unparalleled celebration of rock music. The Power Trip festival stands as a testament to the enduring power of rock ‘n’ roll, uniting fans from all walks of life in a shared love for music that transcends time and generations.

AC/DC Power Trip Festival Setlist:

If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It)
Back in Black
Demon Fire (Live debut)
Shot Down in Flames
Have a Drink on Me
Hells Bells
Shot in the Dark (Live debut)
Stiff Upper Lip (first time since 2003)
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
Shoot to Thrill
Sin City
Givin the Dog a Bone
Rock ‘n’ Roll Train
You Shook Me All Night Long
Dog Eat Dog (first time with Brian since 2009)
High Voltage
Hell Ain’t a Bad Place to Be
Riff Raff (first time with Brian Johnson since 1996)
Highway to Hell
Whole Lotta Rosie
Let There Be Rock (with Angus Young guitar solo)
For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)

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