Flick of the Switch/Monsters of Rock Tour

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Flick of the Switch Tour
Tour by AC/DC
Associated album Flick of the Switch
Start date 14 October 1983 (1983-10-14)
End date 19 January 1985 (1985-01-19)
Legs 2
AC/DC concert chronology

The Flick of the Switch/Monsters of Rock Tour was a concert tour by the Australian rock band AC/DC in support of their released album Flick of the Switch in 1983.

Background[edit]

The Flick of the Switch tour took place in North America through most of 1983 and the Monsters of Rock Tour was a couple of stops in 1984 and 1985 (In 1985 with two concerts at the Rock in Rio Festival in Brazil, on 15 January and 19 January).

This was the first AC/DC tour to feature drummer Simon Wright (previously of the English band AIIZ), after the departure of Phil Rudd, who would later rejoin the band in 1994.

The line-up of the Monsters of Rock 1984 in Germany (Karlsruhe and Nuremberg) was: AC/DC (headliner), Mötley Crüe, Accept, Gary Moore, Dio, Ozzy Osbourne, Van Halen.

Tour dates[edit]

Flick of the Switch Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Flick of the Switch Leg[1]
11 October 1983 Vancouver Canada Pacific National Exhibition Coliseum
13 October 1983 Tacoma United States Tacoma Dome
14 October 1983 Portland Memorial Coliseum
17 October 1983 Inglewood The Forum
18 October 1983
19 October 1983 Daly City Cow Palace
22 October 1983 Tempe Compton Terrace Amphitheatre
23 October 1983 Albuquerque Tingley Coliseum
24 October 1983 Denver McNichols Sports Arena
25 October 1983 Albuquerque Tingley Coliseum
26 October 1983 Kansas City Kemper Arena
27 October 1983 Dallas Reunion Arena
29 October 1983 Austin Frank Erwin Center
30 October 1983 Houston The Summit
1 November 1983 Memphis Mid-South Coliseum
2 November 1983 St. Louis St. Louis Arena
3 November 1983 Indianapolis Market Square Arena
4 November 1983 Notre Dame Edmund P. Joyce Center
6 November 1983 Saint Paul St. Paul Civic Center
7 November 1983 Peoria Peoria Civic Center
8 November 1983 Omaha Omaha Civic Auditorium
9 November 1983 Rosemont Rosemont Horizon
11 November 1983 Cincinnati Riverfront Coliseum
12 November 1983 Lexington Rupp Arena
13 November 1983 Roanoke Roanoke Civic Center
14 November 1983 Philadelphia Philadelphia Spectrum
15 November 1983
16 November 1983 Evansville Roberts Municipal Stadium
17 November 1983 Detroit Joe Louis Arena
18 November 1983
20 November 1983 Atlanta The Omni
21 November 1983
22 November 1983 Birmingham Birmingham–Jefferson Convention Complex
23 November 1983 Bilxoi Mississippi Coast Coliseum
25 November 1983 Pembroke Pines Hollywood Sportatorium
26 November 1983 Lakeland Lakeland Civic Center
27 November 1983 Columbia Carolina Coliseum
28 November 1983 Hampton Hampton Coliseum
30 November 1983 Pittsburgh Civic Arena
1 December 1983 Buffalo Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
2 December 1983 Worcester Worcester Centrum
3 December 1983
4 December 1983 Hartford Hartford Civic Center
5 December 1983 New York City Madison Square Garden
6 December 1983 Providence Providence Civic Center
8 December 1983 Uniondale Nassau Coliseum
9 December 1983 East Rutherford Meadowlands Arena
10 December 1983 New Haven New Haven Coliseum
11 December 1983 Landover Capital Centre
12 December 1983
14 December 1983 Richfield Richfield Coliseum
15 December 1983 Toronto Canada Maple Leaf Gardens
16 December 1983 Montreal Montreal Forum
18 December 1983 Uniondale United States Nassau Coliseum
19 December 1983 New York City Madison Square Garden

Monsters of Rock Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Monsters of Rock Tour Leg[2][3]
11 August 1984 San Sebastián Spain Velódromo de Anoeta
18 August 1984 Castle Donington England Donington Park
25 August 1984 Stockholm Sweden Råsunda Stadium
31 August 1984 Winterthur Switzerland Stadion Schützenwiese
1 September 1984 Karlsruhe West Germany Wildparkstadion
2 September 1984 Nuremberg Stadion am Dutzendteich
5 September 1984 Rome Italy Nettuno Stadio Comunale
7 September 1984 Turin Stadio Olimpico di Torino
11 September 1984 Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
12 September 1984 Lyon Halle Tony Garnier
Rock in Rio
15 January 1985 Rio de Janeiro Brazil Cidade do Rock
19 January 1985

Set list[edit]

Flick of the Switch Tour Set List[edit]

  1. "Guns for Hire"
  2. "Shoot to Thrill"
  3. "Sin City"
  4. "This House is on Fire" or "Bedlam in Belgium" or "Rising Power" or "Badlands" or "Nervous Shakedown" or "Landslide". ("Landslide" played once )
  5. "Back in Black"
  6. "Bad Boy Boogie"
  7. "Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution"
  8. "Flick of the Switch"
  9. "Hells Bells"
  10. "The Jack"
  11. "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap"
  12. "Highway to Hell"
  13. "Whole Lotta Rosie"
  14. "Let There Be Rock"
  15. "TNT"
  16. "You Shook Me All Night Long" (Played on occasions)
  17. "For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)"

Monsters of Rock Tour Typical Set List[edit]

  1. "Guns for Hire"
  2. "Shoot to Thrill"
  3. "Sin City"
  4. "Shot Down in Flames" (played on occasions)
  5. "Back in Black"
  6. "Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution"
  7. "Bad Boy Boogie"
  8. "Flick of the Switch"
  9. "Hells Bells"
  10. "The Jack"
  11. "Have a Drink on Me" (played on occasions)
  12. "This House is on Fire" (only played on 11 August 1984) or "Jailbreak" (only played on 19 January 1985)
  13. "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" (played on occasions)
  14. "Highway to Hell"
  15. "Whole Lotta Rosie"
  16. "Let There Be Rock"

Encore:

  1. "TNT"
  2. "You Shook Me All Night Long" (only played on 11 August 1984)
  3. "For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)"

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "AC/DC The Archives". Electric Shock. Retrieved 2009-12-03. 
  2. ^ "AC/DC The Archives". Electric Shock. Retrieved 2009-12-03. 
  3. ^ "AC/DC The Archives". Electric Shock. Retrieved 2009-12-03. 

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