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- Posted on Nov 10th 2009 6:07AM by Spinner
The letter, posted on acdcfans.net,is addressed to Malcolm, Angus, Cliff, Phil and Brian and opens by claiming to represent the view of "an extremely vocal group" of the band's "most loyal fans," who have "collectively attended more than 157 concerts (and counting) since 1978 and estimate we've contributed more than USD$84,000 (and counting) to the AC/DC juggernaut."
This, the letter states, represents, "a passionate investment of time and hard earned money" in the band's music and in return it says, "there is something we'd like AC/DC to consider changing... the setlist."
The band embarked on the mammoth Black Ice tour on 28 October 2008 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and has been reportedly been playing virtually the same set every night, something acdcfans.net considers is geared towards 'casual fans'. The letter describes how the AC/DC's hardcore fans travel over land and sea to follow their heroes who they describe as, "the greatest band on earth."
Guitarist Angus Young previously told therockradio.com why the band opts to play their biggest hits live: "You wanna play what people expect of you, you know? When I was young and I would go and see someone, I wanted to hear what I knew and what was, you know, my favourite tracks. And I think it's the same for us, you know?"
Yet despite this the letter speculates that the band might be, "getting a little bored with playing the same songs every night." It does however end with the fans putting the ball in the band's court... "We won't be rude and say 'play this' or 'don't play that' ' we'll leave it to you (the band) to decide ' surprise us!'
They sign off with the words, "Thank you for your time and your music. Yours respectfully in rock, acdcfans.net."
Watch this space to see whether or not the fans' pressure prevails.