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Bayfest Courting AC/DC For 2009 Music Festival

Sarnia, Ontario, Canada's The Observer reports that organizer Michele Stokley has confirmed Bayfest is trying to sign AC/DC for next summer's outdoor music festival.

The Australian rockers announced last week they will tour for the first time in eight years in support of their new album, "Black Ice," which hits stores in October.

"The agency we've always worked with represents (AC/DC)," she said. "They're one of the larger bands we're going after. They're definitely on the wish list. The feelers are already out there."

Landing the rock 'n roll hall-of- famers depends on money, tour dates and whether they'll agree to an outdoor venue.

Stokley said if the band's tour takes them halfway across the world during next July it would prove to be a challenge. But some bands do make the flight back.

"Aerosmith, they were over and played Russia, had five days off and then came to us in Sarnia," she said. "And they loved it here. They hated it in Russia."

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1. Vinny the Metalhead writes:

Yay! I'm the first to comment on this news. I'd actually perfer AC/DC playing at Ozzfest 2009.

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2. deathbringer writes:

I think it may be more likely to get them for a one-off fest than a touring fest (if Ozzfest goes back that route again).

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3. KORNDOGG writes:

^^^Agreed

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4. megadeth writes:

I'm from sarnia, this would be so sweet.

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5. Ron Dao writes:

AC/DC should come to where I live, Japan.

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6. Ron Dao writes:

Tokyo, Japan is where I live. They should come around there.

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7. KORNDOGG writes:

Damn, japan is far away from me!

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8. Vinny the Metalhead writes:

AC/DC's gotta come to either L.A., Hollywood, Orange County or San Diego.

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