Throwback Concert: AC/DC at Meadows Music Theatre 1996

Throwback Concert: AC/DC at Meadows Music Theatre 1996

By Drew Carrano

Miss going to live concerts? Yeah, so do I.

With live concerts on hiatus due to the coronavirus outbreak, we’re getting our concert fix here by looking back at some of the great shows that came to Connecticut.

Today’s featured concert:


Ballbreaker World Tour

Friday August 2, 1996

Meadows Music Theatre – Hartford (now The XFINITY Theatre)


About The Tour:AC/DC hit the road in support of Ballbreaker, the band’s first studio album since 1990’s The Razors Edge. The tour kicked off in Greensboro, NC on January 12, 1996 and concluded in New Zealand in November 1996. The show in Hartford was AC/DC’s second show on the second leg of the 1996 North American Tour. This would also be AC/DC’s only performance at The Meadows and its last ever show in Connecticut.



  1. Back In Black
  2. Shot Down In Flames
  3. Thunderstruck
  4. Girls Got Rhythm
  5. Hard As A Rock
  6. Shoot To Thrill
  7. Boogie Man
  8. Hail Caesar
  9. Hells Bells
  10. The Jack
  11. Ballbreaker
  12. Rock and Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution
  13. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
  14. You Shook Me All Night Long
  15. Whole Lotta Rosie
  16. T.N.T.
  17. Let There Be Rock
  18. Highway To Hell (encore)
  19. For Those About To Rock (We Salute You) (encore)


Listen: AC/DC at Meadows Music Theatre