What Bands/Solo Artists have you seen live? :)

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  1. Craig: Mclaren

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    Judging by the varying ages of people on this forum i'm guessing some of you lucky people have seen some great gigs in your time. Please share your experiances.
    Heres who i've seen-

    My first gig - 1997 - The Prodigy/Foo Fighters

    2000 - Sting (amazing live, cool as a cucumber)

    2001 - Fun Loving crimnals (class band)
    2002 - Bon Jovi (Hampden stadium, 60,000 people [​IMG] )
    2002 - Issac Hayes ( I was in awe)
    2003- Huey Lewis and the News (perhaps the greatest night of my life so far! [​IMG] )
    2003- Whitesnake / Gary Moore ([​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] )
    2003- Deep Purple / Lynard Skynard (Rick Wakemens 10 minute keyboard solo was pure prog rock [​IMG] )
    2003 - Tony Bennet (coolest night of my life, part of glasgow summer Jazz festival, after the gig took in some jamming at a jazz cafe till 4am in the morning, drunk plenty of Jack D that night! [​IMG] [​IMG] )


    Upcoming gigs

    Four Tops / Temptations
    David Lee Roth
    The Water boys
    Fleetwood Mac
    Simple Minds

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    Now your turn. [​IMG]
     
  2. Rachael B

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    You're asking for a very, VERY long list![​IMG] I saw the Monkees in 1968, but the first real rock concert I saw was The Grease Band & Small Faces & Savoy Brown in 1970.
     
  3. Mike Broadman

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    Just a few off the top of my head:

    First: Jimmy Page & Robert Plant

    Last night- Freddie Hubbard and the New Jazz Composer's Workshop

    Allman Brothers (twice)
    Aerosmith (twice)
    Yes (thrice)
    King Crimson (thrice)
    Dream Theater (seven times)
    4 Generations of Miles (Ron Carter, Jimmy Cobb, George Coleman, Mike Stern)
    Jethro Tull (thrice)
    ELP
    Deep Purple (w Steve Morse)
    Rush (twice)
    Pancho Sanchez
    Maynard Ferguson
    Metallica
    Pat Metheny
    Dixie Dregs (three times)
    King's X (three times)
    Tool
    Al Di Meola
    Peter Gabriel
    Charles Lloyd
    Buddy Guy (twice)
    B.B. King (twice)
    Iron Maiden (twice)
    Queensryche (twice)
    Flower Kings (twice)
    California Guitar Trio
    Joshua Redman
    Chick Corea & Origin
    Roy Haynes Trio
    Camel
    Magma
    Michael Brecker
     
  4. Andrew W

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    Queen / Billy Squire
    Rush / Golden Earring
    Heart
    Missing Persons
    David Bowie
    Nighthawks
    Huey Lewis & The News
    Billy Joel
    Peter, Paul & Mary
    Tesla / Def Leppard
    Counting Crows
    Willie Nelson
    Joan Baez
    Tori Amos
    Neil Young
    Melissa Etheridge

    That's not all, I've seen other in free concerts that I don't remember and don't have ticket stubs for.

    Andy
     
  5. GarySI

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    I couldn't possibly list, much less remember(it was the 70's) all the shows I have seen in the last 35 years but Let's see
    Jethro Tull(71) warm up band Roxy Music(changed my whole picture of music, I thought they blew Tull away and I had waited overnight at MSG for 7th row tickets to see JT)
    Rolling Stones 3 times 73,75,01
    Springsteen 75(Bottom Line) and 84
    The Who-'71,73,75 and never after Keith died.
    Elvis Costello- both shows at his debut in the Bottom Line and I lost count how many times since then. My favorite.
    Talking Heads CBGB's and Forest Hills(Stop Making Sense)
    CBGB's- Blondie(Also when they were the Stilettos)Ramones,Police,Patti Smith,The Cure,Smithereens,Madness, English Beat,Specials. I could go on and on about that place
    Pink Floyd-thrice- Animals, Wish You Were Here(MSG) and one of the few shows of the Wall in Nassau Colliseum in 1980.
    Bowie-twice
    Duran Duran in this joint called the Ritz here in NYC in 1979 with an unknown warm up band called U2( Guess who was better)
    Neil Young
    Dylan-Rolling Thunder Revue
    The Band at the old Academy of Music
    Dwight Yoakam- Irving Plaza.( Another place I have seen too many to mention)
    I have left out many many more and I haven't counted the jazz and classical performances. Boy I love NYC.
     
  6. Mark Romero

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    Wow, what a question. Let's see if my poor memory can handle this one. In no particular order:

    1st concert: Jefferson Starship w/38 Special

    Loverboy
    38 Special again
    Iron Maiden twice
    Quiet Riot twice
    Kiss twice
    Motley Crue twice
    Judas Priest
    Kick Axe twice
    Mercyful Fate
    Exciter
    Warrant
    Slaughter
    Alice Cooper
    Dokken
    Y&T
    Overkill
    Local H
    Fuel
    STP
    Goo Goo Dolls
    Seven Mary Three
    Bush
    Veruca Salt
    AC/DC twice
    Rainbow twice
    Ted Nugent
    REO Speedwagon
    Scorpions
    Saxon
    Ozzy twice, once with Randy Rhoads
    Twisted Sister
    Fastball
    Third Eye Blind
    Candlebox
    Black Sabbath
    Cinderella
    Ratt
    Fastway
    Pantera
    Skid Row
     
  7. Matt Stone

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    System of a Down (Twice)
    Slipknot
    Ozzy
    Evanescence
    Rob Zombie
    Chevelle (Twice)
    Drowning Pool (Twice)
    Sevendust
    Craving Theo
    Puddle of Mudd
    Korn
    Evanescence
    Cold
    Revis
    Finger Eleven
    Tenacious D

    Probably a lot more that I'm forgetting. All, for the most part in the last three years.
     
  8. MikeH1

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    I've seen Gowan [​IMG]
     
  9. GarySI

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    Oh boy Rachel, I forgot all about Savoy Brown. I saw them during the Lookin In and Street Corner Talking period. Like I said above, There were some I probably don't recall as easily, but I know I saw something. (heh heh)
     
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    First: Kiss at Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City NJ

    Most recent: Dream Theater/Queensryche

    Most times one band: Rush (every tour since Moving Pictures!)

    Worst: Whitesnake / Great White

    Loudest: Van Halen 1984 tour
     
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    First: Kiss, Cobo Arena, 1976 (when they recorded the 'Alive' album)

    Best: The Who, 1980-ish, in a small venue, had awesome seats

    Loudest: Deep Purple (I had a toothache; that didn't help[​IMG]

    Most thought about lately: Warren Zevon, in a VERY small venue, third-row seats

    Favorite memory: Meeting Cowboy Junkies singer Margo Timmins after the show

    Most Rowdy: Violent Femmes

    Another favorite memory: Paul McCartney alone on stage with his guitar singing 'Yesterday'

    Others off the top of my head:

    B-52s
    Bad Co.
    J. Geils
    Jethro Tull (became an instant favorite band)
    Concrete Blonde
    Elvis Costello (will always be my favorite)
    The Bus Boys (we were the only caucasians in the crowd)
    Neil Diamond (got dragged there)
    Beach Boys (won the tickets)
    Asia (also won the tickets)
    Rod Stewart (in his prime)
    Bruce Springsteen (in his prime)
    Uriah Heep
    AC/DC (rockin')
    Styx (lame)
    Dave Edmunds (rockin')
    Robert Gordon

    I'm sure I'm forgetting tons, but there ya have it.

    Jon
     
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    I'm only 22 but I've seen a ton of shows in my time. The most memorable was a Bob Dylan/Black Crowes show a couple years ago. The venue somehow double booked that night, but both parties agreed to do a one night only deal. Seeing Dylan with my dad was just great.

    The band I've seen the most times is DMB - 13 shows and counting (with two more next weekend). If you haven't seen them live, do so, they are outstanding.

    Best festival I've been to was Bonnaroo last year - 3 days of pure jamband bliss. Also included the best set I've ever seen - moe. played from midnight to about 6 am and just killed it. Good times.

    Shows I'm most looking forward to: a rumored tour of Dave Matthews, Trey Anastasio, and Tim Reynolds this winter, although seeing Simon & Garfunkel is going to be killer as well.
     
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    Matt, how was Slipknot? I hear that their live show is absolutely crazy. I really want to pick up their live DVD one of these days.

    I have seen Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, and Dena Carter. I think it was quite a while ago.

    I really want to see Spineshank, Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Killswitch Engage, Chimaira, Slipknot, The Offspring, Green Day, and Stone Sour.
     
  14. John Wielgosz

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    As far back as I can remember (and I'm going to list EVERYTHING, including some that I now hang my head in shame for)

    Poison - Native Tongue Tour (ugh!)
    Def Leppard - Adrenalize ('93) and Euphoria ('00)
    Aerosmith - Get A Grip ('94)
    Van Halen - Balance Tour ('95)
    Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill ('96)
    Live (eh)/Counting Crows (great!) ('99)

    Then watch the floodgates open:
    (2001)
    Wallflowers - Wilkes-Barre, PA
    Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - Scranton, PA
    Madonna - Drowned World - Philadelphia, PA
    U2 - Elevation - East Rutherford, NJ

    (2002)
    Garbage - Philadelphia
    Rush - Scranton, PA
    Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - Scranton
    Dave Matthews Band - Hershey, PA
    Rush - Philadelphia, PA
    Tori Amos - Camden, NJ
    Peter Gabriel - Growing Up - East Rutherford, NJ (same weekend as Tori!)
    Wallflowers - Tradewinds, NJ

    (2003)
    Tori Amos - Radio City Music Hall
    Peter Gabriel - Camden, NJ
    Pearl Jam - May 8 - Madison Square Garden
    Pearl Jam - May 12 - Hershey, PA

    and coming up...

    REM - October 4 - Madison Square Garden
    Shania Twain - October 11 - Albany, NY
     
  15. Colin Jacobson

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    Not even remotely gonna try to list everybody I've seen over the years - way too many. Here are the ones I've seen 10+ times:

    Bowie: 58 times
    Bruce: 49 times (through tonight - it'll be 54 in three weeks)
    Stones: 36 times
    U2: 27 times
    McCartney: 14 times
    Prince: 14 times
    Spice Girls: 13 times (no abuse, please!)
    Madonna: 11 times
    Elvis Costello: 11 times
    Pearl Jam: 10 times
    Sting: 10 times (13 if you count the Police)
     
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    Grateful Dead (at least 70 times)
    Queen (News of the World tour)
    Springsteen (4 times)
    Kinks
    Chicago
    Kiss
    Boston
    Kansas
    Ted Nugent (loudest)
    Billy Squire
    Foreigner
    Jethro Tull
    Van Halen (orginal lineup)
    Styx (great in 77' and 78', not great in 03')
    Aerosmith (early 80's, they sucked live then)
    Meatloaf (Worst--He was fall down drunk and awful)
    Yes
    Pink Floyd (The Wall tour, at Nassau Colliseum)
    The Police
    Black Sabbath (several times, once with BOC)
    Blue Oyster Cult (several times)
    Talking Heads
    The Who (82 or 83, don't remember)
    Rolling Stones (several times)
    Jefferson Starship (would have prefered Airplane)
    Steely Dan
    Fleetwood Mac
    Steve Miller Band
    Santana
    Allman Brothers (see em' every year in NYC)
    Stevie Ray Vaughn (my favorite ever)
    James Taylor (snore)
    Pearl Jam
    Tool (all I can say is wow)
    DMB (3 times)
    Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds (Radio City this year)

    Probably missed a couple...Let me say if anyone here saw Led Zeppelin that I'm completely jealous.
     
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    Tony,
    Slipknot was pretty wacky. It was at the Pledge of allegiance tour a couple years back with System of a Down and a couple of weak openers (Mudvayne and Rammstein were supposed to be there, but backed out). The only time I've seen more active pits was at the Korn concert that I went to, but Slipknot was definitely nuts. After their set, a buddy and I walked around the outside of the venue and saw many, many downed people being worked on my medics. I thought I was in Bosnia for a second [​IMG]
     
  18. Jack Briggs

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    For starters:

    • The Beatles
    • The Rolling Stones
    • The Kinks
    • The Dave Clark Five
    • Bob Dylan
    • Country Joe & the Fish
    • Jefferson Airplane
    • The Doors
    • The Byrds
    • Joni Mitchell
    • Donovan
    • Big Brother and the Holding Company (Janis Joplin)
    • The Grateful Dead
    • Moby Grape
    • Quicksilver Messenger Service
    • The Animals
    • Lovin' Spoonful
    • James Taylor
    • Peter, Paul and Mary
    • The Mothers of Invention
    • The Grass Roots
    • Steppenwolf
    • Iron Butterfly
    • and others I can't think of offhand.

    And all this, in the 1960s alone.

    But since I've written about this sort of stuff for money, I didn't stop with the '60s or the '70s. For example, I was assigned by Music Connection magazine in 1989 to cover a little-known Seattle group playing at The Palace in Hollywood, an outfit called Alice in Chains. You name the so-called contemporary act of the early '90s, chances are I've seen it.
     
  19. John Kotches

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    Hmmm.....

    Count Basie Band (twice w/ Basie @ the helm)
    Dave Brubeck (w/ Jerry Bergonzi on Tenor)
    Pete Christlieb
    Phil Woods (w/ Tom Harrel on Trumpet)
    Dizzy Gillespie
    Wynton Marsalis
    Chuck Mangione
    Spyro Gyra (freebies)
    Norah Jones
    Billy Joel
    Steely Dan
    New York Rock and Soul Review (pre-Dan reuniting)
    James Taylor

    Next up:
    Blue Man Group on the Complex tour

    There's many others I'm sure, but this is off the top of my head.

    Regards,
     
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    Gary, I saw Savoy Brown when Chris Youlden was stille the main singer.

    I see alot of rock on these lists and I've seen alot of rock myself...but I've seen as much or more jazz. I ran drinks at the Village Gate in New York for a few years and I saw:

    Hugh Maskella
    David Sanborn Band
    Professor Longhair
    Heath Brothers
    Rickie Lee Jones
    the tribute concert for Mingus
    Mose Allison
    ...geez I cannot even remember 10% of the folks I heard just at work at the moment!

    Some of my most memorable rock concerts are smaller names like:

    Seatrain
    Goose Creek Symphony
    Bull Angus
    Wild Turkey
    Dixie Dregs (the original super-extrodinay line-up!!!)
    Free
    Quicksilver Messenger Service
    Barefoot Jerry
    Red Hot Chili Peppers (1981..originals!)
    Ray Davies
    Todd Rundgren and the Hello People
    Paris
    The Producers

    ...I saw the Blue Oyster Cult when they only had one album and not so much material yet at the University of Tennessee Ballroom. They played BORN TO BE WILD 4 times.

    I saw the Grateful Dead and Quicksilver on one bill at the Academy of Music in N.Y.C. in '71...I think???

    My memory is stalled...otherwise, I could go on and on....
     

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