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 that post, I listed every band I had seen up until that point. Since then, I’ve been regularly updating the list whenever I see a new band. 

What follows is that list – 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.  And I’ve left off a great many hyperlocal bands and opening acts where I never caught the name.

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

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