Will AC/DC Play In Peoria? (No, Really)

Jan 12th, 2009 // 8 Comments

A radio station in Peoria, Ill., staged a rally over the weekend in hopes that it would attract the attention of—and maybe a concert by—Aussie hard rockers AC/DC, who, despite touring the States multiple times over the years, have somehow forgotten about Peoria when composing tour schedules. (They haven’t played the middle-American barometric epicenter since 1983.) AC/DC’s current jaunt around the U.S. wraps up Jan. 31, but the DJs at WIXO felt that if they got enough people to dress up in shorts in the freezing cold and act like idiots, maybe the band would extend them some sympathy, and add one measly stop to their tour. You would think that Wal-Mart, which distributed the band’s latest album Black Ice and which has multiple locations within an amp’s throw of the Peoria city center, would be all over this, but alas, so far, the cries of all the Heywood Jablomes who signed the station’s online petition have yet to be answered. [Peoria Journal Star via RS]


  1. MayhemintheHood

    I think Mike Oxlong lives around Peoria, too, and he’s also a huge AC/DC fan.

  2. Rob Murphy

    I call shenanigans on this post. I scrolled through a few pages of the petitions, and I could not find one single “Heywood Jablome”. I did, however, find this gem:

    RAZZL3 DAZZL3 AC/DC Rally 12/29/2008 5:01:17 PM
    They need to stop fuking around and get there asses here..They no we want them and this is no we to treat those that want to rock.. Submitted By: RAZZL3 DAZZL3


  3. doublewhiskycokenoice

    i actuall hail from a small town about 40 minutes west of Peoria, and if this actually does go down, I will be in attendance. I will pregame at the Par-a-dice riverboat casino, and I will post game at Big Al’s House of Ill Repute. This would by far trump the other great Peoria concerts of the past, that I have attended, including a New Kids on the Block concert from my childhood that I still believe is the primary reason I have tinnitus.

    The fact that I am from the area, and that I just attended an AC/DC + GNR double bill tribute band concert, pretty much puts me in the position that I would run through a brick wall to get this to happen.

  4. Rob Murphy

    Awesome McBadass AC/DC Rally 1/8/2009 6:07:48 PM
    BRING ON THE ROCK!!! WE NEED IT!! Submitted By: Awesome McBadass


  5. Rob Murphy

    Travis Barker AC/DC Rally 1/10/2009 4:41:37 PM
    lets get them here Submitted By: Travis Barker


  6. Jon Can Dance

    @Rob Murphy: WE NEED IT!!

  7. Jon Can Dance

    @Jon Can Dance: Shit.

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