AC/DC Fans Rally In Bid To Bring Band To Peoria; Video Available

Stephanie Gomes of the Journal Star reports that more than a hundred Peoria, Illinois residents rallied Saturday (January 10) afternoon outside the Civic Center theater to get AC/DC to play in their hometown.

Peoria radio station WIXO-FM organized the rally in hopes of catching the attention of the band, which has not performed in Peoria since 1983.

Matt Bahan, host of The X's morning show, came up with the idea after the release of AC/DC's new album, "Black Ice".

"We're going to prove to AC/DC that we're out of our minds," said Bahan, who dressed as band member Angus Young. "We want them here, and I think it's due time that they come back."

There was a question whether AC/DC was welcome in Peoria after the band shot off cannons during its last performance at Carver Arena. Bahan said he investigated the situation and discovered the alleged ban was an urban legend.

AC/DC hits blared Saturday as fans lined up to sign a petition at the start of the rally. A video of the event, along with the petition, will be sent Monday to AC/DC. More than 1,000 signatures were collected on The X's web site before the event.

Read more from the Journal Star.

Watch the Journal Star's video footage of the rally below.

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