"How cool is this? Lovely to see you!": AC/DC have completed their first show in seven years at the Power Trip festival

Angus Young onstage at Power Trip
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AC/DC have completed their first show in seven years, taking to the stage at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, to close out day two of the much-hyped Power Trip festival. 

After a set from Judas Priest – which was preceded by the announcement of a new Priest album, Invincible Shield – Brian Johnson led AC/DC through a 24-song set, his first since he departed the band after a show at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO, in February 2026. It was the band's first show since the final performance on that year's Rock Or Best tour, in September 2016, when they played at Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA, with Axl Rose out front.   

AC/DC's Power Trip set included live debuts for two tracks from 2020's Power Up album, Demon Fire and Shot In The Dark, and opened for the first time with If You Want Blood (You've Got It). It was Johnson's first performance of the latter since in 20 years, although it was a setlist fixture in the Axl-fronted version of the band.  

The first day of Power Trip saw performances from Guns N' Roses and Iron Maiden, and the festival will finish this evening (October 8), with sets from Metallica and Tool. 

A fan-shot video of set opener If You Want Blood (You've Got It) follows, including a greeting to the audience from Brian Johnson at the end. Full set below.  

AC/DC: Power Trip setlist 

If You Want Blood (You've Got It)
Back In Black
Demon Fire
Shot Down In Flames
Have A Drink On Me
Hells Bells
Shot in the Dark
Stiff Upper Lip
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
High Voltage
Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be
Riff Raff
Highway To Hell
Whole Lotta Rosie
Let There Be Rock

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Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 38 years in music industry, online for 25. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.