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Revisiting Malcolm Young’s Last AC/DC Concert

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With Malcolm Young‘s retirement following a dementia diagnosis, the June 28, 2010, show by AC/DC at Bilbao, Spain has become steeped in historical significance.

The concert, at Campo de San Mames, was the last of 168 on the band’s 2008-10 tour in support of their Black Ice album — and the last ever to feature the co-founding Young. The trek kicked off Oct. 28, 2008, in Wilkes-Barre, Penn., visited 29 countries and reportedly found the band performing in front of more than five million people.

Black Ice was called one of AC/DC’s strongest latter-day albums, and 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.

There was also the parade of classics, 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 more than a dozen platinum-selling studio albums with the group, missing only one tour, in 1988, to address a drinking problem. Then, as now, Malcolm was replaced by his nephew Stevie — both on AC/DC’s latest album, Rock or Bust, and its tour.

Watch Malcolm Young and AC/DC Perform ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Train’ at Bilbao

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