Concerts

I love live music. I love all music, really, but live music is especially fun for me.

In the summer of 2012, I wrote a blog post about concerts and live music, and talked about how many of my trips to new places started with a concert in that place.  In the post, I listed every band I had seen up until that point.  In the four years since, I have been regularly updating that post whenever I see a new band.   It’s long past the point that this should have been converted from a blog post to a page.

What follows is a list of every concert I’ve seen (that I can recall), including some well known comedians. I’m not including musicals, broadway or otherwise, but that would add a few dozen more names to the list. An asterisk (*) means I’ve seen them more than once.

I’ve always thought you can tell a lot about a person by the music they listen to.  Judging by this list, I either have really good taste or a deep and fulfilling psychosis.

  1. A Flock of Seagulls
  2. Air Supply
  3. The Alan Parsons Live Project
  4. Tori Amos*
  5. And One
  6. Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull
  7. Apoptygma Berzerk
  8. Fiona Apple
  9. Arcade Fire
  10. Augustana
  11. Aurora
  12. The B-52s
  13. Bad Company
  14. Barenaked Ladies
  15. Baskery
  16. Bastille
  17. Bauhaus
  18. Ben Folds Five
  19. Big Electric Cat
  20. The Birthday Massacre
  21. Lewis Black*
  22. Black Tape For A Blue Girl
  23. The Blue Man Group*
  24. Book of Love*
  25. Jimmy Buffett
  26. Capitol Steps*
  27. George Carlin*
  28. Carrot Top
  29. Peter Cetera
  30. Eagle-Eye Cherry
  31. Chicago
  32. Christian Death
  33. Peter Cincotti
  34. John Cleese and Eric Idle
  35. George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars
  36. David Copperfield
  37. Counting Crows
  38. The Cranberries
  39. Sheryl Crow
  40. The Crüxshadows
  41. Alan Cumming
  42. The Cure*
  43. The Dandy Warhols
  44. Das Ich
  45. Depeche Mode*
  46. De/Vision*
  47. Dennis DeYoung (without Styx)*
  48. Neil Diamond
  49. Thomas Dolby
  50. Eels
  51. Erasure*
  52. Faith & The Muse
  53. The Fixx
  54. The Flaming Lips
  55. Florence + The Machine*
  56. Freezepop
  57. Front 242
  58. Funker Vogt
  59. Peter Gabriel
  60. Gin Blossoms
  61. Glasperlenspiel
  62. Dana Gould
  63. Ellie Goulding*
  64. Green Day
  65. Buddy Guy*
  66. Colin Hay*
  67. Hayseed Dixie
  68. The Head and the Heart
  69. Jennifer Hudson
  70. Ichor
  71. Imperative Reaction
  72. Indigo Girls
  73. Information Society*
  74. Inhouse*
  75. Eddie Izzard*
  76. Hugh Jackman
  77. Jars Of Clay
  78. Jesus and Mary Chain
  79. Eric Johnson
  80. Howard Jones
  81. Tom Jones
  82. Kansas
  83. B.B. King
  84. Elle King
  85. Kraftwerk
  1. Chantal Kreviaczuk
  2. Cyndi Lauper*
  3. Legendary Pink Dots
  4. Lisa Loeb*
  5. Lonestar
  6. Bill Maher
  7. Malign
  8. Barry Manilow
  9. Mannheim Steamroller
  10. Marilyn Manson
  11. Richard Marx
  12. Sarah McLachlan
  13. Andrew McMahon
  14. Meat Loaf
  15. Melotron
  16. Idina Menzel
  17. Alice Merton
  18. Mesh
  19. The Mighty, Mighty Bosstones
  20. Mika
  21. The Mission UK
  22. Alanis Morissette*
  23. Muse
  24. My Morning Jacket
  25. The National
  26. New Edition
  27. Nine Inch Nails
  28. Gary Numan*
  29. The Nylons
  30. Billy Ocean*
  31. The Orchestra (feat. former members of ELO)
  32. Jeffrey Osborne
  33. Patton Oswalt
  34. Owl City*
  35. Panic! at the Disco*
  36. Paramore
  37. Luciano Pavarotti
  38. Pet Shop Boys*
  39. Bernadette Peters
  40. Emo Phillips
  41. Pixies
  42. Postmodern Jukebox
  43. Primitive Radio Gods
  44. Prince (as “The Artist”)
  45. Project Pitchfork*
  46. The Psychedelic Furs
  47. Queen + Adam Lambert
  48. Randy Rainbow
  49. Rasputina
  50. Reed & Caroline
  51. REO Speedwagon
  52. Bob Saget
  53. Jerry Seinfeld
  54. Vonda Shepard
  55. Sia
  56. Ashlee Simpson
  57. Sisters Of Mercy
  58. Slip and the Spinouts
  59. Rick Springfield
  60. Starship featuring Mickey Thomas
  61. Skylar Stecker
  62. Lindsey Stirling*
  63. Stomp*
  64. Styx*
  65. Sunshine Blind
  66. Switchblade Symphony*
  67. Tegan & Sara
  68. They Might Be Giants*
  69. Meghan Trainor
  70. Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  71. KT Tunstall
  72. U2
  73. The Village People*
  74. Violent Femmes
  75. VNV Nation*
  76. Voltaire
  77. Walk The Moon
  78. Wallflowers
  79. Wang Chung
  80. Weezer
  81. Welle:Erdball
  82. Winger
  83. Weird Al Yankovic*
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