Just one month earlier, there was a failed coup consisting of members of the Soviet Union's government attempted to take control from the Soviet President. The concert was assembled to take place in Moscows Tushino Airfield as a thank you from the Russian government, offering free admission to concert attendees. AC/DC were invited to perform just three days prior to the concert date. The crowd in attendance is one of the largest in concert history, and certainly the largest in "Monsters Of Rock" festival history, at an incredible estimated 1.6 million.
Other bands that performed that day include Metallica, The Black Crowes, Pantera, and E.S.T.
Disc two from AC/DC's "Plug Me In" DVD box set contains live videos filmed from this historic concert for "Back In Black", "Highway To Hell", "Whole Lotta Rosie", and "For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)".