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AC/DC World Tour (Possible retirement tour)

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  1. Stormrider666

    Stormrider666 Hell is home.
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    Does that explain why their music isn't on Itunes. AC/DC is one of two bands that is on my to see list. However, I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to see them this time around and hopefully it is not a retirement tour.
     
  2. CousinDave

    CousinDave Well-Known Member
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    From what I know Malcolm handles just about every aspect of the business end of the band. When it comes to licensing of products, the CEO of the corp will just sign off on the products and cash the checks whether the stuff sells or not - looks like Malcolm has been learning from Gene $immon$.
     
  3. jagsfans

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    Bro, hit me w/a PM if you see a FL date before I do. I'm in J'ville and have seen them on Blow up Your Video and Razor's Edge tours and I definitely wanna catch this show.
     
  4. PunchYourself187

    PunchYourself187 I, The Operator

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    I hadn't heard that, but I'd believe it. Whoever is making the decisions seems a bit out of touch and, as much as I love AC/DC, those guys have been out of loop of pop culture for some time - that's one of the reasons why I love them.

    Still, AC/DC has never tried to bleed their fans the way KISS has and even if they started trying today, they'd never catch up. I can't recall them ever pulling that $500.00 ticket crap that The Who does. Last tour, I saw them at Continental Airlines Arena in NJ. My seats were in the lower section in the middle, to the side of the stage - Pretty much level with the platform that Angus comes out on during his solo ("Let There Be Rock" that tour). Anyway, the ticket through TicketMaster couldn't have been more than $50.00.

    I have no idea why. I've heard Bill Burr complain about the same thing.
     
  5. LastDeadMouse

    LastDeadMouse WWRBD?

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    They're selling the new album exclusively through WalMart, Sam's Club, and the band's web page.

    As far as their back catalog goes:

    The back catalogue has been carefully managed to ensure maximum profitability. Unlike most 35-year-old bands, the company has not released a “best of” album, which can often stunt sales of past albums.


    AC/DC has also refused to put its songs on Apple’s iTunes stores, instead selling its music online through Verizon’s music store. But the catch is that fans can only purchase full albums, not singles.



    http://www.smartcompany.com.au/Premium-Articles/Rich-Secrets/20080912-Back-in-the-black.html
     
  6. Stormrider666

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    I know about Black Ice being relesased through Walmart, but it bugs me that their back catalogue isn't available through the Itunes.

    Edit: After reading the rest of your previous post.

    I wouldn't mind buying full albums, because Aerosmith does the same thing on Itunes. I can always keep the songs I don't like on my computer instead of putting them on my Ipod.
     
  7. PunchYourself187

    PunchYourself187 I, The Operator

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    Where did you guys hear that this might be their last tour? I know that Angus was considering not wearing the school boy suit this time around, but then he said he would. That's the only thing that makes me think that they are getting tired of the gig.
     
  8. kloraferm

    kloraferm Humor is reason gone mad

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    Enough with these bands and all of their "retirement tours"
     
  9. Jambi

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    Oh, my sincere apologies. I thought this was an internet forum where ideas and opinions were exchanged."whaa"

    If you don't like reading opinions that don't agree with your own, perhaps YOU don't need to be here.:action-sm
     
  10. SurlyTruckDrivr

    SurlyTruckDrivr You've got a friend in WDTv2.0

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    no problem. where in Jacksonville are you, I head up there every 5 weeks or so, I have a Food Lion in Fruit Cove I cover, just got back from there today
     
  11. CousinDave

    CousinDave Well-Known Member
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    I hope they play 'What's Next to the Moon'

    Brian Johnson is like 60 now, I can't see him being able to sing much longer. Last time I saw them was on the Stiff Upper Lip tour - their last tour in the US other than a couple of club dates, and even then I felt his voice was weak.

    I have a feeling this will be the end for AC/DC, so they are going to make this tour count. Verizon paid them a ton of money, and Wal-Marts initial order for the new album is 3 million. I think once the Verizon contract expires AC/DC will be available on iTunes.
     
  12. iSpeakEloquent

    iSpeakEloquent HENRIK LUUUUUUUUUUUNDQVIST

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    riiiiiiiiight

    the all mighty eddie trunk has reported it as a possible rumor several times.

    they can't cuz they haven't

    same to u, that was my opinion, u don't like it then go away "insert wavy face even though i don't mean it" here
     
  13. shwoogie

    shwoogie You mad cuz I'm stylin' on you

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    I was thinking about buying tickets until I found out they're over $100 including the service charges.
     
  14. jagsfans

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    I'm actually in Middleburg. Is that the Food Lion Warehouse just outside Green Cove?
     
  15. SurlyTruckDrivr

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    no, it's a regular store off of RT 13. I usually stay at a LaQuinta inn right next to the Comedy Zone. Have you ever been there. I almost made the drive up when Vos was there a while back.
     
  16. cigarsandscotch

    cigarsandscotch Smoke and drink up.

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    I'm so there for the meadowlands date.
     
  17. jagsfans

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    Comedy Zone usually has some shit comics. I've emailed em asking to get Bill Burr, Patrice or Jimmy down here to no avail. I would've been to Vos's show, but I had to help my wife w/deliveries.
     
  18. CousinDave

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    Well I managed to get 2 tickets to the Columbus show - but they are not great. My cousin was going to order 5 tickets today right at 10:00 am, well just after 10:00 he calls me and says he can only order 4 at a time, so for me to order 2 and he'll order 3. Well I got two, and by the time he sent his order of 3 in, they were sold out - about 10:15. The 2 I got suck ass - not nosebleeds, but pretty close.
     
  19. LastDeadMouse

    LastDeadMouse WWRBD?

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    I'll be shocked if they don't have more dates next year.
     
  20. jagsfans

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    They have to add more dates. Wherever they go in the south, they will sell out.
     
  21. CousinDave

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    I don't know why they are playing the arena at Ohio State in Columbus instead of 20,000 seat Nationwide Arena - I'm sure they could have booked a date there sometime in November.
     
  22. kevtv

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    going to the 2nd night at msg. expensive, but one of the bands i need to see.
     
  23. iSpeakEloquent

    iSpeakEloquent HENRIK LUUUUUUUUUUUNDQVIST

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    same, they are one of the 2 or 3 bands that i have not seen that i need to see but i think im gonna wait til the stadium tour. I just got a new car, giants tickets for next month and metallica tix, so 100 bucks a pop is kinda rough at the moment.
     
  24. Rauensnake

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    I bought 4 tickets for the Tacoma Dome on 11-30. It's on.
     
  25. shroomman_100

    shroomman_100 Kid Toucher 4 LIFE

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    I got me 12th row in Toronto
    show is going to pwn
     

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