What gigs and concerts have you been to?


Winter is Coming!
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Mar 31, 2005
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This no doubt could be a very long list, but seeing as the I am currently listening to thread seems to be an ever active thread here on Casinomeister and is in its second incarnation, genuinely interested to hear what you guys and gals have seen and who live, up close and personal. Here is my starter for ten of some of the bands and acts that I have seen:

  • The Prodigy - 3 Times. Newport Centre, Glastonbury 97 and Cardiff about ten or so years ago
  • U2 - 2 Times. Cardiff Arms Park in 93 and the Old Wembley in 94 I think
  • Rolling Stones. Voodoo Lounge Tour - Wembley 95
  • Radiohead - Glastonbury 97
  • Underworld - Bristol Fleece & Firkin
  • The Mission - 2 times. First ever gig I went to at the Bristol Studio in 1987. Also saw them in Bristol in 2000
  • Sisters of Mercy - a few years back in Bristol
  • The Horrors - Bristol a good few years ago
  • Oasis - Maine Road in 1996 - Had VIP Ticket as worked for their distribution company Vital back in the day.
  • Orbital - Bristol
  • Mogwai - Bristol
  • The Editors - Exeter
  • Sir David of Gilmour - Opening night of his Rattle that Lock Tour in Brighton in 2015
  • Australian Pink Floyd - Hammersmith Apollo in 2022
  • Suzanne Vega - Gibraltar, I think back in 2005
  • Various famous DJ's such as Paul Oakenfold, Jon Pleased Wimmin etc etc
  • Guns & Roses - London Stadium
  • RPWL - 4 times in one week, during the UK leg of their Crime Scene tour in April this year
  • Karnataka - Sunday just gone at The Robin in Bilston, Wolverhampton
Edited to add most recent gigs:
  • Bleach Lab - Bristol, Nov 23
  • Cardinal Black - Bristol, Dec 23
There are more, but these are just off the top of my head. Your turn...
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Interesting thread. My list will be much smaller... off the top of my head...

Phil Collins x 2 - Manchester & Liverpool.
Beautiful South - Manchester.
Deacon Blue - Liverpool.
Adele - Las Vegas.
Lady Gaga - Las Vegas.

I thought it would be longer than that! Will give it some more thought. :)
I would love to see Deacon Blue and for my sins Lady Gaga and Adele. Seeing them both in Vegas must have been brilliant, did they both have a residency spot?
Yup, Adele in Caesars and LG in Park MGM. The Colosseum at CP is amazing!
Metallica, Marylin Manson, Placebo - Milton Keynes '99

• 3 Colours Red - Astoria '97

• Machine Head - Brixton Academy '99

• Slipknot - Brixton Academy '99

• Feeder - Wembley Arena '99

• Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blur, Chemical Brothers, Fun Lovin' Criminals, The Offspring, Silverchair, Echo & The Bunnymen etc - Reading & Leeds '99

(1999 was quite the year it seems)

• Red Hot Chili Peppers '95 Wembley Arena, '99 twice, '17 (O2 Arena)

• Marina & The Diamonds 3 times, '15, '19 twice

• Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson - O2 Arena, '12

Those are the ones I remember at least, I'm sure there are a few I've missed!

As for support bands, there are dozens, notable mentions: Babymetal with their manic onstage presence!
Ah yes support acts, didn’t think of them - Utah Saints and Stereo MC’s are two that spring to mind.

I saw Marilyn Manson perform Personal Jesus in New York on the Letterman Show. My wife and I were in NYC for her 30th and managed to get tickets to be in the audience.

Here it is!

I've seen a few bands over the years. Here are some that I remember, the list is by far not complete. So I made it a list of 25 concerts.

Dio was my first concert in 1986 in Helsinki and Lordi/BABYMETAL/Sabaton the latest this year. Funnily enough, at the same venue as Dio some 37 years ago :eek:

I can't really remember what happened yesterday, so I went with an alphabetical list instead of trying to remember the dates (and places). :drink:

Metallica tops the list of most concerts attended (lost count) and most memorable ones have to be Nirvana, Soundgarden and BABYMETAL. Honorable mention goes to Faith No More.

Live music is something I really enjoy and will try to go and see bands whenever possible.
  • Amorphis
  • Anthrax
  • Bring Me The Horizon
  • D-A-D
  • Danzig
  • Death Angel
  • Dio
  • Faith No More
  • Ghost
  • Lordi
  • Massive Attack
  • Megadeth
  • Metallica
  • Mustasch
  • N.E.R.D. (?!)
  • Nirvana
  • Ozzy Osbourne
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Sabaton
  • Slayer
  • Slipknot
  • Soundgarden
  • Suicidal Tendencies
  • Therapy?
Ahem reminds me of another 'claim to fame'. So I used to work for a record distribution company in Bristol, called Vital Distribution, now known as PIAS. Vital were at the time the largest independent record distribution company in the UK, we distributed labels such as Creation ( Oasis, Ride etc ), the now defunct React and other labels such as Warp, All Saints and Beggars Banquet.

Anyhow, my boss at the time was great friends with and grew up with Grant Marshall aka Daddy G from Massive Attack. I came back from lunch one day, this was around 1995 and Daddy G was only sat at my desk in our office filling in his white label dj return sheets.

If I was sat on my chair, which I wasn't as he was sat on it, I would have fallen off it LOL

Very down to earth guy as it happens, talking about when he was out in the US in 94 and managed to see as in get tickets to the World Cup final. He happened to omit the fact the reason he was in the US was because they were working and recording with Madonna!
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My very first concert was Eric Clapton at the Cow Palace in '73, then George Harisson's Dark Horse tour - then loads after that in the SF bay area. Many awesome bands - loads I can remember quite well, and many are just a blur (it was the mid-late 70s lol)

Sometimes I brought my Nikon :D

Elvis Costello and the Attractions - Armed Forces tour (Armed Funk) Santa Cruz civic auditorium. I still have my ticket stub.

I actually remember the song for the last photo - Chemistry Class. He was getting pretty emotional with his hands and everything - it was a real entertaining blast.

Set list is here :D

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  • Boomtown Rats - many, many times
  • Gary Numan
  • Beyonce
  • Diana Ross
  • Whitney Houston
  • Bruno Mars
  • Elton John
  • Rhianna
  • Depeche Mode many times
  • Take That / Robbie Williams
  • Pet Shop Boys
  • Erasure - many times
  • Coldplay
  • Sweet
  • OMD
U2 in Las vegas next week :)
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But what a great topic! I'll have to dig through my memory, but let's see in random order:

Depeche Mode
Metallica (went bcs of friends as I didn't fancy, but was great fun)
Guns n Roses (no Slash)
Sting (with his son)
Jessie Ware
The Cure
Suede ❤️
Thievery Corporation
Parov Stelar
(early) Rihanna ?
Pussycat Dolls ?

On my wishlist - Tame Impala, Royksopp, Cannons, The Cardigans, more Suedeee
Hardly to ever happen ? - Stone Roses, Duran Duran, Vaya con dios
You Finns always had amazing festivals, gotta visit Flow one day. This year there was Suede, but couldn't go :(

There are better ones, I'm sure you'd love Tuska :p

Embrace your inner demons Jelena!

(There's dancing too)

My list of bands/artists I've seen is also very short - mostly because I'm not much into live music. I don't mind some stuff, but tend to be just happy listening to the recorded stuff.

So the earliest I recall seeing was early 90's, a few 80's artists, Eddie grant , Squeeze.. etc Then it was some years until I saw another live band/artist again. Stereophonics a few years ago , which i thought were pretty good, noel Gallagher who was ok. And over the last 10 years I've seen the composer/pianist Ludovico Einaudi 4 times. :)

And that's pretty much all I've seen, mixed in with a lot of text to make it look better. :D
I have never ever been to a musical gig or concert in my 50+ years on this planet. Ironically I have taken up both guitar and keyboards in the last few years too. I think it would kill me to watch those instruments being played competently for a change rather than me sounding like I murder kittens on a regular basis!
I have never ever been to a musical gig or concert in my 50+ years on this planet. Ironically I have taken up both guitar and keyboards in the last few years too. I think it would kill me to watch those instruments being played competently for a change rather than me sounding like I murder kittens on a regular basis!

Haha..my best friend and I started playing guitar in the mid 70's, and he reckons my ability on the
instrument hasn't improved much since then! :(

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