Can you list all the concerts you have seen?

Discussion in 'Music Lounge' started by Tyson, May 28, 2007.

  1. Tyson

    Tyson New Member

    Big stadiums or small clubs. Everything.

    I know there are a lot of people here who probably couldn't list all of the shows they have seen, as there are some heavy music lovers here and have probably seen hundreds. I saw countless unknown, younger bands in Austin back in the late 80's and early 90's so i won't be able to list those.

    Here is a list to the best of my recollection.

    The Cars - around 1985
    Genesis - Invisible Touch tour
    Pink Floyed - Momentary Lapse of Reason tour
    Roger Waters - Radio KAOS tour
    Rush - Hold Your Fire tour (I think)
    Boston, Poison, Tesla and other, Texas Jam around 1986
    The Beastie Boys for Check Yer Head tour
    Run DMC after they had peaked
    Maynard Ferguson around 1986
    Bobby Hutcherson in San Fran around 2000
    Neil Young with Dinasour Jr. and Blind Melon around 1991-ish
    Poi Dog Pondering in the 90's
    The Orb, San Fran around 2001.
    Public Enemy for Fear of a Black Planet album
    Steel Pulse
    Ween in a small club in Austin some time in the early 90's. Hysterical.
    Adam Ant with INXS. My first concert. INXS shole the show as openers.

    I'll be back as I think of more.
  2. Max Yokell

    Max Yokell Well-Known Member War Zone Member Top Poster

    Wow let me scratch my head....

    The Who's Farewell tour in 82
    The Who's Farewell tour in the late 80's.
    Paul McCartney in the late 80's and again the in the early 90s maybe have been early 90's and mid 90s though.

    Jefferson Starship in 82
    The Firm
    Cheap Trick (A few times but the best was the Skin tight tour )
    Van Halen (Once with Each)
    The Scorpions (2x)
    UFO (2X)
    Great White (4x)
    Doobie Brothers
    Def Leppard (2X)
    Foreigner (2x)
    Tesla (2x)
    Poison (2x)
    Kingdom Cum
    Night Ranger
    Alice Cooper (2x)
    Billy Squir
    Aerosmith (2x)
    Pink Floyd

    Lots more that are currently slipping my mind.

  3. Tyson

    Tyson New Member

    There are a few on your list, Max, that I'm curious about. Did the following put on a good show?

    The Firm
    Def Leppard
    Billy Squire
  4. Carl V

    Carl V Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    Intersting mix of concerts there Tyson.

    And no I can't remember all the concerts I've
    attended. I'm been to a ton.....drank way
    too much ...& I'm just over 50. I never inhaled.

    But I can list a few highlights or oddball ones

    Beatles LAST LIVE CONCERT at Candlestick.
    Luciano in Goden Gate park.
    Pablo Cruise in Montana at Midnight
    Elvin Bishop in Santa Cruz
    Santana in Oakland
    Simon & Garfunkle in Central Park
    Supertramp in Bakersfield
    Def Leopard in Balboa park SD
    Jimi @ Monterey
    SRV in Ausitn
    SRV & Mr Allman no angle tour in OKC
    Kinks in SF
    Ramones in SF
    Al green @ Circle Star
    Marvin gaye @ Cirlce Star
    Foghat Omaha
    Head East North Dakota
    Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet band Milwaukie
    IZ in Hawaii
    Cecileo & Kappono in Hawaii
    Humble Pie Los Gatos
    Pink Floyd SF
    Led Zep SF & LA
    Slow Hand many times
    BB King many times
    Southside Johnny
    the Stones
    The Who

    I've been very fortunate to see many many artists
    around the world. I love Opera, jazz, Blues, Classcial & Ballet.
    So I've traveled to see many different performances, performers
    and different venues...many I've read about so often
    I just had to see & hear them for myself.

    I like live theater and have done traveling to see many
    big names over the years

    I love ART showings and have traveled to attend many
    art showings.

    these many and varied memories have greatly enriched my life.

    I will often day dream with an ear to ear grin recalling some
    of these perfromers & performances. Just as I smile when I see
    a location around the world that I've been to....or read in a novel
    about a certain city, street or venue......ah memories
  5. Tom R S 4

    Tom R S 4 New Member War Zone Member

    The short answer is: Probably not.

    But here's a hunk of them (I know there are some that will come to me later):

    Al Di Meola - 3
    Alan Holdsworth
    Alan Parsons
    Buddy Miles
    Chic Corea - 2
    David Sanborn
    Emerson, Lake, & Powell
    Fish - 3
    Jethro Tull - 2
    Jimmy Page & Robert Plant
    Joe Satriani
    Johnny Clegg & Savuka - 2
    Marillion - 4
    Maynard Fergusson
    Michael Hedges - 3
    Peter Gabriel
    Ronnie Montrose
    Rush - 2
    Spyro Gyra
    Stuart Hamm
    The Moody Blues
    Van Halen (Hagar)
    Yes -3

    This list doesn't include any of the one's from free events where they happen to be playing - I saw Buddy Guy Saturday.
  6. DYohn

    DYohn Well-Known Member Donor

    Top Poster Of Month

    I can't begin to remember. I did inhale.
  7. Tyson

    Tyson New Member

    Great list, Carl.

    If I may ask what you thought of:

    The Beatles (of course I have to ask)
    Supertramp in Bakersfield
    Def Leopard in Balboa park SD
    Jimi @ Monterey
    SRV in Ausitn
    SRV & Mr Allman no angle tour in OKC
    Kinks in SF
    Bob Seger

    A quick answer is ok but please elaborate if you want to.
  8. Tyson

    Tyson New Member

    How were these bands in concert?
    Chic Corea
    Joe Satriani
    Michael Hedges
  9. Shane

    Shane Active Member

    I can. I don't go to many.

    Eagles 1994 - OKC
    U2 Zoo TV outside and inside tours '92
    Violent Femmes 1993 Columbia Missouri Blue Note
    Rolling Stones 1994 Voodoo Lounge Columbia Missouri
    Pink Floyd 1994 Dallas
    Sting with Tracy Chapman 2000 - Kansas City
    Dave Matthews Band - 1999 - Kansas City
  10. Max Yokell

    Max Yokell Well-Known Member War Zone Member Top Poster

    The Firm was very good with lights lots of light show type stuff.

    Def Leppard
    The first time I saw them was the High & Dry tour, they weren't the opener and it was just loud ass good old fashioned hard rock show...

    Next time up they were they Headlined the show and it was the Pyromania tour. That was an awesome and some tour. Most excellent.

    Very energetic show nothing fancy just a good late 70s early 80's style rock band playing their stuff. If you liked them you would love the show if you didn't then you weren't going to suddenly start. Very plain brown wrapper kind of show that just featured the band playing. It was an outdoor festival show with lots of bands on the bill (UFO, Ozzy and Bryan Adams, Ozzy pulled out because Randy Rhodes died a couple days before the show and we got Pat Travers instead)

    Was an out door show and a stadium show as well. Much like Foreigner they were fairly plain brown wrapper and if you liked the stuff the show was excellent. I remember Neil Schon seemed on fire and left quite a mark on me.

    Billy Squire
    Was one of the other acts with the Journey show and he was very energetic running all over the place. This was the Emotions in Motion tour and if you liked him it was a great show. I always liked his albums they just kind of drew you in and his concert was quite fun as well.
  11. Alfer

    Alfer New Member

    Neil Diamond (70's era)
    Dire Straits
    U2 Rattle and Hum
    Billy Idol
    Delbert Mclinton
    The Outfield
    The Bodeans (opened for U2)

    I think that's about it...
  12. Carl V

    Carl V Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    Great list, Carl.

    If I may ask what you thought of:

    The Beatles (of course I have to ask)
    "great experience"...loud, fast no breaks between songs
    I sat in an upper deck...distant view....NO ENCORE, No
    Chemistry....but i was there thanks to a ticket give-away
    from an AM radio station KFRC.

    Supertramp in Bakersfield
    They were entertaining & sounded just like their records
    Fair Ground venue is never great but it was fun

    Def Leopard in Balboa park SD
    Hair Band with wanna~bes in the audience. They had
    a chemsitry with the audience.

    Jimi @ Monterey
    I was young...with my Aunt & her friends
    we were a long way from the stage. SO, it was PA
    sound. It was an expereince to be there, but it's been
    clouded over the years.
    SRV in Ausitn
    Amazing but he was toasted & slurred a bit....dropped notes.
    No encore. Not much stage presence.
    SRV & Mr Allman no angel tour in OKC
    Much better SRV memory. Sober & and his height
    '87 Fall. Gregg Allman was killer

    Kinks in SF
    WInteralnd is an odd venue. But I recall it as a heady expereince

    Bob Seger
    Very slick & professional...nice sound. encores

    A quick answer is ok but please elaborate if you want to.
  13. LarryB

    LarryB Active Member

    What David said.
  14. Jason Lorette

    Jason Lorette Active Member

    Wow...let's see:

    Stones (2x)
    Alice Cooper (4x)
    Sloan (2x)
    Kanye West
    Maroon 5
    Our Lady Peace (3x)
    Tragically Hip (5x)
    3 Days Grace
    The Trews
    Lynryd Skynrd
    Peter Frampton
    John Cougar Mellencamp
    Alan Jackson
    Faith Hill
    Bryan Adams (4x)
    Colin James (3x)
    Green Day
    Platinum Blonde
    13 Engines
    Grapes of Wrath
    Ozzy Osbourne
    Jethro Tull
    Def Leppard
    Sven Gali
    Diamond Rio
    Irish Rovers
    Trooper (6x+)
    Matt Minglewood
    Honeymoon Suite
    Brighton Rock
    Lee Aaron
    April Wine (3x)
    Alannah Myles
    Alanis Morrisette
    Millie Vanilli
    Young MC
    Jann Arden
    Moxy Fruvous
    Burton Cummings
    I Mother Earth
    The Tea Party
    Bucket Truck
    Pat Benetar
    Great Big Sea
    Barenaked Ladies
    Steve Miller Band
    Kim Mitchell
    Jeff Healy
    Ashley MacIsaac
    Melissa Etheridge
    The Pursuit Of Happiness
    Celine Dion
    Frozen Ghost
    Little Texas
    Sass Jordan
    Vanilla Ice
    LL Cool J
    McMaster and James
    Blue Rodeo (4x)
    The Northern Pikes
    Tom Cochrane
    The Roadhammers
    FM w/ Nash The Slash
    Doug & The Slugs
    Cats Can Fly
    Chris Colepaugh & The Cosmic Crew
    Big Sugar
    Rawlin's Cross
    Paul Young
    Glass Tiger
    Smashing Pumpkins

    ...and I'm going to see Aerosmith on July the top of my head.


  15. Steve Tannehill

    Steve Tannehill New Member War Zone Member Top Poster

    Let's see... the ones with -- in front were opening acts to the prior artist, or in the case of Starr, members of the band who sang a couple of their own songs:

    Johnny Cash and The Statler Brothers--first concert my parents took me to
    Beatlemania... not quite the Beatles, but as good as I could get.
    Elton John - 1982 Jump Up tour
    --Quarterflash (in the pan)
    The Bangles - gawdawful--actually lip synced Walk Like an Egyptian
    Paul McCartney - Flowers in the Dirt tour, Texas Stadium
    Paul McCartney - US tour, AAC
    Genesis - We Can't Dance tour, Texas Stadium
    Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band - The Rising tour, AAC with appearance by Don Henley
    Bruce Springsteen - solo acoustic
    Bette Midler - Kiss My Brass tour
    Peter Gabriel - 2003
    --Sevara Nazarkhan
    Steely Dan x2
    --Michael McDonald
    Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band x2
    --Sheila E
    --Edgar Winter
    --Richard Marx
    --Billy Squier
    --Colin Hay
    --Rod Argent--"Hold Your Head Up!"
    --John Waite
    --Paul Carrack
    Simon and Garfunkel
    Paul Simon - Surprise tour
    Edie Brickell and New Bohemians with Paul Simon acoustic
    --Tyler Dow Bryant
    Blue Man Group
    --Tracy Bonham
    Trans-Siberian Orchestra x2
    Josh Groban
    Rob Thomas
    --Antigone Rising
    David Gray
    Bonnie Raitt
    --Jon Cleary
    --Keb Mo
    --Fiona Apple--she scared me
    Dolly Parton
    --The Grascals
    The Who
    --The Pretenders
    Mannheim Steamroller--the actual group, Concert for Yellowstone
    Michael Crawford - Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber
    Tommy Tune - Bye Bye Birdie, Busker Alley, and solo performance
    Manhattan Transfer
    Tannahill Weavers - at a Celtic music festival
    Maynard Ferguson
    George Solti conducting the CSO
    Three Dog Night
    Up with People x2 :)

    There are probably a few more, but these are off the top-of-my-thinning-head.

    - Steve
  16. Steve Tannehill

    Steve Tannehill New Member War Zone Member Top Poster

    Lots of Maynard Ferguson on these lists...
  17. Tyson

    Tyson New Member

    I noticed that, too.

    Would have liked to have seen Johnny Cash. I'm still kicking myself for not putting down the $100 to see Steely Dan a couple years ago out here at an Indian Reservation Casino. Lot of SD on the lists, too.

    I'm noticing Peter Gabriel, who I never saw.

    I need to add Blue Man Group to my list, too.

    That's quite a list.

    Can anyone pick a favorite concert?

    I think the Roger Waters concert might be mine.
  18. Stefan

    Stefan Active Member War Zone Member

    First - don't laugh at some of the things you see. This is pretty much in order that I saw them.

    Liberace - 1981 or so
    Huey Lewis and the News - 1987
    Debbie Gibson - 1989
    Numerous orchestral concerts - Baltimore, D.C., NYC, Boston, Phili, Chicago, L.A., Vienna, Amsterdam, Bolshoi- 1989-present
    Kid Creole and the Coconuts - 1996 (left halfway through)
    Sick Mother Fuckers - 2000
    Blue Man Group - 2001
    Jethro Tull - 2002
    Yes - 2003
    "Carmen" at the Met in NYC - 2005
    Tenacious D - 2003 & 2006
    John Mayer and Sheril Crow - 2005
    Southern Culture on the Skids - last week
    The Police - in 2 months

    The most recent Tenacious D concert was the most entertaining. At the time, Huey Lewis was my favorite and I was really star stuck to be there. But I have to say my absolute favorite concert is probably one of the Chicago Symphony concerts I have been to. The Bolshoi Symphony was also pretty unforgetable. The intensity at the end of Tchaikovsky's 6th symphony the way Bolshoi played it give me chills thinking about it.

  19. Steve Tannehill

    Steve Tannehill New Member War Zone Member Top Poster

    It is hard to pick a favorite concert, but there are two highlights--taking friends to see Manhattan Transfer a couple of years ago--I had wanted to see them since I was a teenager, and I finally got to as an adult--on the front row, complete with getting a copy of the setlist afterwards.

    The benefit concert with Tyler Dow Bryant, Paul Simon, and (headlining) Edie Brickell and New Bohemians was also very special. That was one-of-a-kind. Simon was backed (for the first time) by New Bohemians (it showed, but it was fun); Mr. and Mrs. Simon sang a song together.

    Good memories.

    - Steve
  20. Shane

    Shane Active Member

    Ditto. I'm going to Boston to see the show.

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