What bands have you seen live?

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Hi All,

just wondering what bands or singers you've seen over your lifetime?

I've seen:

AC/DC

Iron Maiden

Thin Lizzy

Alice Cooper

Jeff Beck

Eric Clapton

Mark Knopfer

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Gary Moore

Dave Lee Roth

Also saw Nirvana by accident back in 1990 when they were unknown. They were a pile of crap.

 

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I grew up in the SF Bay Area, born in 1961. We went to concerts far more than we went to the movie theater. So about any Bay Area concert from about 1977 through 1995 when I left the state. All of the big names of the day and multiple shows from the local names. The best of them all was The Last Waltz when The Band closed shop. Just incredible.

 

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Oh, let's see if I can remember them all.

TOTO. seen them at least 8 times, even with Jeff Porcaro on drums on his last tour. Got to meet the whole band one day after a gig.

STEVE LUKATHER (At least 3 time on solo tours outside Toto)

LOS LOBOTOMIES

AC/DC

MARK KNOPFLER

THE EAGLES

SIMPLY RED (Don't beat me please!)

BRAD PAISLEY

THE BAND PERRY (Both of them at a gig in Chula Vista /San Diego)

TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS

STEEL PANTHER (Yeah Baby)

THUNDER

GREAT WHITE (opened the show for both of them)

ALANNAH MYLES

STATUS QUO

BRIAN MAY

PHIL COLLINS

CHER (back in the days of "If I Could Turn Back Time" Absolutely great show!)

GLORIA ESTEFAN

B.B. KING

WALTER TROUT

LUTHER ALLISON (Who became quite a good acquaintance over time)

BERNARD ALLISON

CARL VERHEYEN and Band

GOV'T MULE

BRIAN SETZER

A few Italian superstars, does anybody in the US know them?

EROS RAMAZOTTI

ANGELO BRANDUARDI

NEK

GIANNA NANINNI

ZUCCHERO

ALBANO CARRISI

 
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I've seen

Rush..my 1st concert

Ted Nugent

Black Sabbath

Blue Oyster Cult

AC/DC

The Tubes

The Rolling Stones

The J. Geils Band

Def Leopard

Tool

Probably a few more I can't remember. They were all a blast!

 
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ZZ Top

Motörhead

Cold Chisel

Airborne

Jimmy Barnes

Canned Heat

The Angels

Screaming Jets

Rose Tattoo

The Poor

Ozzy Osbourne

Spectre

Kevin Johnson

Rollins Band

Guns and Roses

Jet

Tex Perkins and the cruel sea

Beast of bourbon

Nick Barker

Paul Kelly

Missed Pantera in Perth because of lots of alcohol and wanton females damn them girls.

And no doubt a few more but let's say I was in a somewhat altered state for most of them.

 
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Beach Boys

Yes

Pink Floyd

Moody Blues

U2

The Eagles

Fleetwood Mac

Commodores & Tina Turner

John Denver - it was a free concert at a Hotel on the beach in Florida

Superbowl of Rock - Dallas Tx, 1982: LeRue, Ozzy Ozborne, Foreigner & Lover Boy

Susan Tedesci

BB King

Buddy Guy

Neil Young & Crazy Horse

The Pretenders

Steve Miller Band

 
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Hmmm - let's see:

Beach Boys ('82 & '86)

Styx (Kilroy was Here - '83)

Night Ranger (7 Wishes - '86)

Depeche Mode (Black Celebration - '86 & Exciter - '02)

Motley Crue (Girls, Girls, Girls - '88)

Slaughter/Poison (Flesh & Blood - '91)

John Secada/Eddie Money (??? - '92)

Brother Cane/Skid Row/Van Halen (Balance - '95)

Def Leppard (X - '99)

Skid Row/Ted Nugent/KISS (KISS Farwell - '00)

SR-71/Bon Jovi (One Wild Night - '01)

Rush (Vapor Trails - '02)

Montrose/Dokken/Whitesnake/Scorpions (Scorpions World Tour 2003 - '03)

Boston (Corporate America - '04)

Van Halen (Best Of/Reunion with Sammy - '04)

Ratt/Scorpions (Get Your Sting - '10)

Wow - I guess that explains why the stack of old concert T-shirts in the closet is so tall. ;) :D

 

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Chicago

The Beach Boys

Eagles

Jimmy Buffett

Heart

Aerowsmith

The Little River Band

Jackson Brown

Peter Frampton

Fleetwood Mac

Boz Scaggs

Gary Lewis and the Playboys

The Blue man group

Linda Ronstadt

John Denver

 
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Haven't been in a long time but used to go a LOT.

Started making a list and it was too long! Back in the mid-70's through the mid-late 80's I went with a big group to almost every concert that came through Oklahoma City, Tulsa and sometimes Dallas. We some great 'hookups' to get killer seats. Sometime the seats were comp'd = FREE!!! :cool:

Went to a lot of the stadium outdoor all-day into the night events with MANY bands at each venue. Some would have 7-12 bands scheduled!!!! Looking back I don't know how we did it. I faintly remember we were feeling no pain... :blush: WOW

Other concerts were because of girl(s) I was dating at the time wanted to go. :dodgy: Even some of those surprised me.

One of my favorites was a upcoming jazz-fusion band called Spyro Gyra. They were relatively unknown playing an old abandoned movie theater. The mixer was setup in the middle of a row of seats - we sat just next to him. The performers would come into the audience as they played. It was very intimate setting almost like a private performance. They went on to become fairly popular. I saw them a few more times after that.

Nice to remember.

And if anyone has any old T-Shirts from old concerts (LIKE ERIC) - SCAN or take good pics of them and email them to me (please).

I've got a few older ones from car shows too... THX

[email protected]

Ray

 

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Wow, those that can remember dates are impresisve. The "better living through chemistry" of my youth prevents a complete list but here goes.

Led Zepplin - 1st concert. If your going to do it, do it right. 1977

Rush- x3

Ozzy

Styx

The Tubes

Frank Gambriali

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Crosby, Stills, Nash

Neil Young and Crazy hourse

Cheap Trick

Kiss - too many times

Talking Heads

REO SpeedWagon

Jeff Beck

Toby Keith

5 Finger Death Punch

Bela Fleck and The Fleck Tones

 
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Let's see...

First band live?

THIN LIZZY! opened for Nugent.

Thin Lizzy/ Nugent

Styx/ KISS

Van Halen/ Montrose/ Journey

Soft Cell/ Flock of Seagulls

The Inmates/ Stray Cats

Cyndi Lauper/ Michael McDonald

April Wine/ Molly Hatchet

Prince/ Rolling Stones

Donovan/Yes

Thin Lizzy/ AC-DC

Nugent/ KISS

Detectives/KISS

Nazareth/KISS

Survivor/ RATT

Kim Mitchell/ Night Ranger

Barry Manilow/ Cher

Skid Row/ Jackyl

Y&T/ Firehouse

Aerosmith/ Santana

April Wine/ Styx/ REO Speedwagon

Best shows:

KISS

Santana

AC/DC

Thin Lizzy

Aerosmith

Barry Manilow

Styx

REO Speedwagon

Worst shows:

Survivor & Cher: two worst ever!

KISS

Van Halen (1984)

Nugent

April Wine

 

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Some great bands and stories! Would love to have seen Zep and Lizzy in their day. Keep em' coming!

 
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The Tubes
I was not expecting to see another 'The Tubes' in this thread. I have seen them more than a dozen times in various configurations. (Fee wasn't part of the band for a while. Vince went to the Dead (RIP Vince) and Spooner hasn't played with them for a while).

The cars - my first concert

The Tubes

Alice Cooper < Also dozens of times, he used to play the state fair every year

REO Speedwagon

Rolling Stones

George T and the destroyers

Black Sabbath

Blue Oyster Cult

ZZ top

Van Halen

Pink Floyd

Scorpions

Molly Hatchet

David Bowie

KISS

Ted Nugent

Aerosmith

Mega Death (as an opening band)

The Who < at least two farewell 'final' tours

Fleetwood Mac

Probably the best concert that I didn't want to go to and had horrible seats was Elton John. He rocked the place.

 
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Yeah, I forgot about ZZ Top and Elton John. Saw them too.

And you are right...Elton was awesome!

 

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Let's see...

First band live?

THIN LIZZY! opened for Nugent.

Thin Lizzy/ Nugent

Styx/ KISS

Van Halen/ Montrose/ Journey

Soft Cell/ Flock of Seagulls

The Inmates/ Stray Cats

Cyndi Lauper/ Michael McDonald

April Wine/ Molly Hatchet

Prince/ Rolling Stones

Donovan/Yes

Thin Lizzy/ AC-DC

Nugent/ KISS

Detectives/KISS

Nazareth/KISS

Survivor/ RATT

Kim Mitchell/ Night Ranger

Barry Manilow/ Cher

Skid Row/ Jackyl

Y&T/ Firehouse

Aerosmith/ Santana

April Wine/ Styx/ REO Speedwagon

Best shows:

KISS

Santana

AC/DC

Thin Lizzy

Aerosmith

Barry Manilow

Styx

REO Speedwagon

Worst shows:

Survivor & Cher: two worst ever!

KISS

Van Halen (1984)

Nugent

April Wine
I noticed Kit you listed KISS in your best shows and worse shows. I could do the same with the BEACH BOYS.

 

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Here is my list that I can remember im sure there is more.

Since im from Bakersfield CA Seen KoRn, Adema, and Orgy numerous times.

Soulfly - many times

Fear Factory - many times and met most the band

Slipknot

Rob Zombie

Static X - Many Times RIP Wayne Static

Black Sabbath

Mushroomhead - many times

Dope

Chimaira

Sepultura

Pantera

Ill Nino

A Day to Remember

Deftones

Disturbed

Devildriver

Mudvayne

Powerman 5000

Sevendust

Soil

Blink 182

Garbage

Was at the 2007 Ozzfest and 1 of the Vans Warped tours so between those two events there are a ton of other bands.

 

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Johannes Sebastian Bach was my first concert back in 1610.

Seriously, my first concert was Poco, Yes, and Black Sabbath headlined. Yes blew BS out of the water.

Saw Led Zeppelin twice.

Bruce Springsteen three times.

Yes again.

I always wanted to see Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones, and the Who, never got a chance to do so.

 

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After reading the above posts, I remembered a few I had forgotten in my initial post. Here we go:

ZZTop (twice)

Yes

Jethro Tull

Black Sabbath

Steve Vai

Depeche Mode

Massive Attack (longest 2 hours of my entire life. :( )

And I'm sure there are more I forgot.

 
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hmmmm what bands have you seen live?

Well I suppose all of them? I was alive and so were they...at least I think. Keith Richards is still questionable.

 

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