Throwback Concert: AC/DC at The Shaboo Inn 1978

Throwback Concert: AC/DC at The Shaboo Inn 1978

99.1 PLR celebrates 50 years! This week we are celebrating another great year in our history: 1978!

Remember the old Shaboo Inn in Willimantic? The venue lasted a little over a decade and it closed its doors forever in May 1982. Before its closing, The Shaboo Inn was one of the premier concert venues in Connecticut. Bands like Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, Journey, Tom Petty, Dire Straits and more all played at The Shaboo.

In 1978 AC/DC was just starting to make a name for itself in the United States. A year earlier they played their first ever show in the states and by 1978 they were back in America to support their latest studio album, “Powerage.” On August 26, 1978, AC/DC came to Connecticut for the first time ever and rocked The Shaboo Inn. Sadly, this would be AC/DC’s first and only Connecticut show with Bon Scott on vocals (they’d return in 1981, but this time with new singer Brian Johnson…and at a much larger venue: Hartford’s XL Center).



Tour: Powerage

Also featuring Avalanche

Saturday August 26, 1978

The Shaboo Inn in Willimantic, Connecticut

Band Lineup: Bon Scott, Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Cliff Williams, Phil Rudd


  1. Live Wire
  2. Problem Child
  3. Sin City
  4. Gone Shootin’
  5. Bad Boy Boogie
  6. Rock ‘n’ Roll Damnation
  7. The Jack
  8. High Voltage
  9. Whole Lotta Rosie
  10. Rocker
  11. Let There Be Rock
  12. Dog Eat Dog



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