AC/DC fans are fed up with seeing the band on their current Black Ice world tour because the set list hasn't changed at all.
Every night, it's the same songs in the same order. Now, some fans have issued a direct plea to the band via the fan website acdcfans.net. Here's the message in full:
Dear Malcolm, Angus, Cliff, Phil and Brian
We represent an extremely vocal group of your most loyal fans. Just a handful of us have collectively attended more than 157 of your concerts (and counting) since 1978 and estimate we've contributed more than $84,000 (and counting) to the AC/DC juggernaut. We are just the tip of the iceberg.
Now while those numbers may seem insignificant given your touring history and estimated wealth, for us the numbers represent a passionate investment of time and hard earned money in your music. We are AC/DC fans for life, and we wouldn't change that for the world.
However, there is something we'd like AC/DC to consider changing
The set list.
On the current Black Ice World Tour, during which some of us having travelled across Europe, the United States and flown between the two continents (with flights already booked to Australia to catch the Australian leg), we have listened to you play the same great songs each and every night. We absolutely appreciate every song you play, but we can't help but wonder if the band is getting a little bored of playing the same songs night after night.
Are you aware there are thousands of fans just like us who have spent months discussing the Black Ice World Tour set list, every one of them hoping that the band will play something other than songs geared towards casual fans? The sort of fans that put money in your pockets, but who don't have the same level of passion for your music as us. They may cheer at the concerts, they may go home happy but they only came to hear Thunderstruck. They don't eat, sleep and shit AC/DC like we do.
As the greatest band on Earth, we think it is a travesty that you are not playing songs that are dear to yourselves and your long term loyal fans the songs from albums that critics wrote off, but which we both know are some of the finest from your back catalogue.
So, we'd like you to consider changing the set list. We won't be rude and say play this' or don't play that' we'll leave it to you to decide surprise us! Please give us, and the many thousands like us, some hard hittin', heavy rockin' tracks that we, the true long term fans of AC/DC, know and love.
Thank you for your time and your music.
Yours respectfully in rock
Just so you know, this has been the set list so far on the tour:
01. Rock N' Roll Train 02. Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be 03. Back In Black 04. Big Jack 05. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap 06. Thunderstruck 07. Black Ice 08. The Jack 09. Hells Bells 10. Shoot to Thrill 11. War Machine 12. Anything Goes 13. You Shook Me All Night Long 14. TNT 15. Whole Lotta Rosie 16. Let There Be Rock 17. Highway To Hell 18. For Those About To Rock
Thanks for the report to Classicrockmagazine.com.