A group of AC/DC fans has written an “open letter” to the band via the web site www.acdcfans.net pleading for the group to change the show setlist. The “Black Ice” tour has featured nearly the same songs in the same exact order (with a couple of small adjustments) since the start of the tour.

The letter reads as follows:

“Dear Malcolm, Angus, Cliff, Phil and Brian,

“acdcfans.net represents 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 USD $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 setlist.

“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’ setlist, 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 setlist. 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.”

AC/DC’s setlist on the current 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

Source: www.blabbermouth.net