Concerts You've Seen That Will Never Be Seen Again

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  1. Eddie Horton

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    What are the best concerts you've seen that, for one reason or another, will probably never be seen again? Here's mine:
    1. Pink Floyd (No R. Waters, but...)
    2. Grateful Dead
    3. Jane's Addiction
    4. Nirvana
    5. Eagles
    Edited to add Fleetwood Mac last year (no Christine, bah) and Pearl Jam in New Orleans in 1995 with the Ramones as opening act.
     
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    Just one for me...Drowning Pool (RIP Dave Williams), though I guess I could see them with their lame new lead singer.
     
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    Roger Waters - Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking tour Feb. 1985.

    The Police - Synchronicity (final) tour Oct. 1983.

    Van Halen (w/Roth) - 1984 (final) tour 1984.

    David Lee Roth (w/Steve Vai) - Eat Em & Smile and Skyscraper tours (1986 and 1988, respectively).

    Yes - Union tour 1991.
     
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    My wife saw Guns 'N Roses when they were the opening act for Aerosmith and nobody knew who they were yet. Right before or simultaneous with "Sweet Child of Mine" being released.

    EDIT: I saw Genesis at Three Rivers Stadium ("Invisible Touch" tour).
     
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    Queen (1980, 1982)
    ABBA (1979)
    The Cars
    The Who (the ORIGINAL "final tour")
     
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    The Ramones - twentieth anniversary tour, 1999.
    David Bowie, last May -- might never tour again.
     
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    Chicago (original lineup w/ Terry Kath) in 1975

    Harry Chapin (3 times during the 70s)

    John Denver (twice in the 70s)

    The Blues Brothers (Dan Aykroyd & John Belushi) in 1980

    Paul McCartney (w/ Linda) in 1989

    Alice Cooper "Goes To Hell" tour in 1977 (he was drunk off his ass - happily, he's clean & sober now).

    R.E.M. (w/ Bill Berry) in 1989
     
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    Debbie Gibson (though I've seen her on stage semi-recently)

    The Monkees (probably never see the four of them together on stage again)

    Richard Marx (what the heck's he doing lately?)

    LOL
     
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    Fleetwood Mac (with Stevie, Lindsay and Christine)
     
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    The Who (with John, but no Keith) from a couple of years back.

    Richard Marx won a 2004 "Song of the Year" Grammy for co-writing with Luther Vandross on his "Dance With My Father".
     
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    Led Zepplin, 1974 - San Diego, CA

    Chicago (Original Members including Peter Cetera and Terry Kath), Santana, Pure Prarie League, War, 1976 - Balboa Stadium, San Diego, CA

    Doobie Brothers (Tom Johnson Era) 1974 - San Diego, CA

    Electric Light Orchestra, 1977 - San Diego, CA

    Return To Forever, 1981 - San Diego State Amphitheater

    The Guess Who (with Randy Bachman), 1971 - San Diego, CA
     
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    Humble Pie
    SRV
    Genesis
    Angel
    Yes (w/Rabin & Kaye)
    B.B. King
    (Before he needed use of a chair on stage. Still a great show however.)
     
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    The ORIGINAL Genesis w/ Peter Gabriel
    Lamb Lies Down on Broadway tour

    The Who..last show with Keith at MSG. Was postponed a day due to Keith having "the flu" Between Songs he was rolfing in a plastic can.

    The Who w/Kenny Jones. The last Who show I ever went to.

    E.L.P. tour with full orchestra
    Led Zep Physical Graffitti Tour
    The Ramones at CGBG
    Wings The Over America tour
    George Harrison Dark Horse Tour. Made a mini-documentary of that one.

    Damn these concert threads remind of JUST how old I really am!!!![​IMG]
    EDITED TO ADD: E.L.O. with Roy Wood.
     
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    1. Pink Floyd (also, no Roger, but will PF ever tour again?)

    2. The Who (this is a dual thing, as it was in the no-longer-there Kingdome and with the late, great John E, the concert that The Clash opened; talk about a diverse group of concert-goers!)
     
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    The Eagles - never seen again? Only until the next Hell Freezes Over payout ($$$) is offered... [​IMG]

    Just a few of mine off the top of my head:

    Ozzy Osbourne (Diary tour) with Randy Rhoads
    Foghat (Can't remember the tour, but all original members)
    The Police (Synchronicity)
    Angel (Sinful)
    Bad Company (Desolation Angels)
    Toto (Hydra - w/Jeff Porcaro)
    Nazareth (Expect No Mercy)
     
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    Jefferson Starship with Grace slick...the Grateful Dead...CSN...BTO...YES[the union tour]...Elton John and Billy Joel[together]
     
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    I imagine that would be fascinating. I've heard bootlegs of that tour, and the music was fantastic, his voice was terrible, and he seemed bitter and angry, particularly when he sang Something.

    Yeah, I was born the year after that tour.
     
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    In Philly he sounded a bit hoarse but in NYC he was fine. Thing is...he was doing a 3 show, 2 day stint in each city. An evening show, next day matinee and another evening. A fair bit of exercise!
     
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    Elton John on the last tour he did with the original classic band line-up (Dee Murray, Davey Johnstone, Nigel Olsson). I had tickets to the first of two nights he played at Manchester. I was offered tickets for the second night and turned them down. At the end of the second show Freddie Mercury came on stage and they did a series of duets...

    Yes (with Trevor Horn on vocals)

    Oscar Petersen with Ray Brown and Louis Bellsen

    XTC

    Sad Cafe

    Yellow Magic Orchestra

    Camel

    Spyro Gyra

    Pink Floyd (the first of the post-Walters tours)

    I did have tickets for the last ever performance of The Wall. [I was a student at the time, and a fellow student, who found out I'd got these tickets and who loved stirring up trouble and misery fixed it so that [long story] I was compelled to spend the evening of the concert with my professor. I gave the tickets to my then girlfriend who took an old schoolfriend of hers with her to the concert simply because he was the only person she knew who was available that evening. Just guess who got ditched and who she ended up marrying. On the plus side, I do have the poster and programme from the tour, I sorted out the trouble-maker on another occasion, and I didn't like the said girlfriend all that much anyway].


    Fruup (anyone else ever heard of them?)

    Gordon Giltrap

    Comsat Angels

    Secret Affair

    Renaissance

    Nick Lowe

    Elvis Costello on the King of America tour (with Elvis Presley's original backing band)

    Jardis

    Marillion (with Fish)

    Not quite concerts, but have also seen the original cast productions (typically the first weekend they were open) of:

    Starlight Express
    Les Miserables
    Cats
    Aspects of Love
    Martin Guerre
     
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    The Moody Blues with Ray Thomas, due to him retiring. No more hearing Ray do his 5 minute flute solo during Legend Of A Mind anymore. Ray retiring is half the reason why I'll never see the band in concert again. The other half is because of my dying and it not feeling right to go to their concert without him.
     

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