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ROCK LEGENDS REVISIT THE CARLING APOLLO HAMMERSMITH

To celebrate the re-opening of The Carling Hammersmith Apollo on Tuesday 21st Oct AC/DC hit London for a "one night only" appearance. In front of a packed out Hammersmith Apollo crammed with a 5000 strong crowd - which included many famous faces. Angus Young, Brian Johnson and crew worked through a blistering set of their own unique brand of boogie with balls. The last time the band played at this venue was October 16, 1982.

This year AC/DC have reasserted their dominance over the world of hard rock. The timeless AC/DC catalogue has been re-mastered and reissued to huge critical and popular acclaim. The band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the resurgence of rock music itself owes a great deal to the innovation of this band, with almost every new act acknowledging the importance and influence of AC/DC.

The set was a collection of pure hard rock classics. All the unforgettable moments from there greatest albums were rolled out shaping the set into a best of the best which the fans certainly lapped up. Back in Black, Stuff upper lip, Dirty Deeds, Bluesy swaggering -The Jack - in which Angus performed a striptease leaving him naked apart from his Union Jack

Music - AC/DC LIVE  - ROCK LEGENDS REVISIT THE CARLING APOLLO HAMMERSMITH
Music - AC/DC LIVE  - ROCK LEGENDS REVISIT THE CARLING APOLLO HAMMERSMITH
underpants, Thunderstruck the formidable "Shook me all night long", TNT, Rock n Roll damnation, Hells Bells featuring "A humongous church bell", Let there be rock, Whole lotta Rosie, Hard as a rock and High voltage were all aired.

From the first note of the night 'till the last, the atmosphere in the Apollo was completely electric. Using all there audience pleasing skill front men Brian Johnson and Angus Young had the fans mesmerized and in this, a very small venue for AC/DC the feeling was that the band appreciated the intimate meeting.

Having drained every last drop of kinetic energy from the night the band exited the stage while the crowd gave them a truly heart-felt standing ovation. The night was rapped up with two encores the truly timeless "Highway to hell" and "For those about to rock (we salute you)" in which four huge canons were revealed to finally eradicate the hearing of anyone lucky enough to still possess the sense.

In the 30 years since their first ever visit to the UK back in 1974 AC/DC have become one of a few acts in rock history to achieve a truly staggering catalogue of amazing tunes and still remain as one of the most triumphant live acts on earth. This fact should never be forgotten.

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