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.

I also used to keep a physical ticket stub diary.  It was basically a photo album that was designed with ticket-shaped spaces to hold tickets.  Over the years, this became unwieldy, especially as more and more shows went to print-at-home or mobile ticketing.  In May of 2020, I scanned the lot and moved them to the web:   http://ticketstubs.stevenglassman.com/

Anyway, here’s the list.

  1. A Flock of Seagulls
  2. a-ha
  3. The Aces
  4. ACTORS
  5. Air Supply
  6. The Alan Parsons Live Project
  7. All Hail The Silence
  8. Amy Allen
  9. Tori Amos*
  10. And One
  11. Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull
  12. Jax Anderson
  13. Animal Sun
  14. Apoptygma Berzerk
  15. Fiona Apple
  16. Arcade Fire
  17. Armors
  18. Augustana
  19. Aurora
  20. The B-52s
  21. Bad Company
  22. Kelsea Ballerini
  23. Sara Bareilles
  24. Barenaked Ladies
  25. Baskery
  26. Bastille
  27. Bauhaus
  28. Bazzi
  29. The Beaches
  30. Em Beihold
  31. Bell Biv DeVoe
  32. Ben Folds Five
  33. The Beths
  34. Betty Who
  35. Big Electric Cat
  36. The Birthday Massacre
  37. Lewis Black*
  38. Bishop Briggs
  39. Rebecca Black
  40. Black Eyed Peas
  41. Black Tape For A Blue Girl
  42. Bleachers
  43. The Blue Man Group*
  44. Book of Love*
  45. BOOTBLACKS
  46. Clare Bowen and Brandon Robert Young
  47. Boy Harsher
  48. Bobby Brown
  49. Jimmy Buffett
  50. Victoria Canal
  51. Capitol Steps*
  52. George Carlin*
  53. Carrot Top
  54. Nick Cave and Warren Ellis
  55. Peter Cetera
  56. Charli XCX
  57. Cheap Trick
  58. Eagle-Eye Cherry
  59. Chicago
  60. Christian Death
  61. CHVRCHES
  62. Peter Cincotti
  63. Claud
  64. John Cleese and Eric Idle
  65. George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic/The P-Funk All-Stars*
  66. Leonard Cohen and the Webb Sisters
  67. Paula Cole
  68. Alice Cooper
  69. David Copperfield
  70. Jonathan Coulton
  71. Counting Crows
  72. The Cranberries
  73. Sheryl Crow
  74. The Crüxshadows
  75. Alan Cumming
  76. The Cure*
  77. The Cybertronic Spree
  78. Lucy Dacus
  79. Dixie D’Amelio
  80. The Dandy Warhols
  81. Das Ich
  82. Deadstar Assembly
  83. Niki DeMar
  84. Depeche Mode*
  85. De/Vision*
  86. Dennis DeYoung (without Styx)*
  87. Neil Diamond
  88. Ani DiFranco
  89. Dodie
  90. Thomas Dolby
  91. Dounia
  92. Eels
  93. Billie Eilish
  94. Erasure*
  95. Faith & The Muse*
  96. Samantha Fish
  97. The Fixx
  98. The Flaming Lips
  99. Flobots
  100. Florence + The Machine*
  101. Miya Folick
  102. David Foster
  103. Foo Fighters
  104. Freezepop
  105. Front 242*
  106. Funker Vogt
  107. Peter Gabriel
  108. Garbage
  109. Genesis
  110. Gin Blossoms
  111. Glasperlenspiel
  112. The Gothsicles
  113. Dana Gould
  114. Ellie Goulding*
  115. Green Day
  116. Griff
  117. Buddy Guy*
  118. Haim
  119. Half Waif
  120. Daryl Hall & John Oates
  121. Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová (The Swell Season)
  122. Colin Hay*
  123. Hayseed Dixie
  124. The Head and the Heart
  125. Amy Helm
  126. H.E.R.
  127. Jennifer Hudson
  128. Sarah Hubbard (with Flobots)
  129. Holly Humberstone
  130. Ichor
  131. Imperative Reaction
  132. Indigo Girls
  133. Information Society*
  134. Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
  135. Inhouse*
  136. Eddie Izzard*
  137. Hugh Jackman
  138. Jamaram
  139. Japanese Breakfast
  140. Jars Of Clay
  141. Carly Rae Jepsen
  142. Jesus and Mary Chain
  143. Eilen Jewell
  144. Billy Joel
  145. John 5
  146. Eric Johnson
  147. Jonas Brothers*
  148. Howard Jones*
  149. Tom Jones
  150. Journey
  151. Kansas
  152. Kelsy Karter
  153. Kesha
  154. K.Flay
  155. B.B. King
  156. Elle King
  157. Emily King
  158. King Princess*
  159. Kool & The Gang
  160. Korine
  161. Kraftwerk
  162. Chantal Kreviaczuk
  163. Lady Antebellum
  164. Cyndi Lauper*
  165. Fran Lebowitz
  166. Legendary Pink Dots
  1. Lightning Bug*
  2. Lights
  3. Dua Lipa
  4. Lisa Loeb*
  5. Rebecca Loebe
  6. Lonestar
  7. Ashley MacIsaac
  8. Bill Maher
  9. Malign
  10. Barry Manilow
  11. Aimee Mann
  12. Mannheim Steamroller
  13. Marian Hill
  14. Marilyn Manson
  15. Marina
  16. Martyr Complex
  17. Richard Marx
  18. Erin McKeown
  19. Sarah McLachlan
  20. Andrew McMahon
  21. Katharine McPhee (with David Foster)
  22. Tate McRae
  23. The Main Squeeze
  24. Meat Loaf
  25. Megan Thee Stallion
  26. Melotron
  27. Men Without Hats
  28. Idina Menzel
  29. Alice Merton
  30. Mesh
  31. The Midnight
  32. The Mighty, Mighty Bosstones
  33. Mika
  34. Donna Missal
  35. The Mission UK
  36. Monsta X
  37. Kailee Morgue
  38. Alanis Morissette*
  39. Muse
  40. Kacey Musgraves
  41. My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult
  42. My Morning Jacket
  43. Nation of Language
  44. The National
  45. New Edition*
  46. Night Club
  47. Night Ranger
  48. Nine Inch Nails
  49. Lizzie No*
  50. Tig Notaro
  51. Gary Numan*
  52. The Nylons
  53. Winona Oak
  54. Billy Ocean*
  55. Oh Wonder
  56. Joy Oladokun
  57. John Oliver
  58. The Orchestra (feat. former members of ELO)
  59. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
  60. Jeffrey Osborne
  61. Patton Oswalt
  62. Owl City*
  63. Panic! at the Disco*
  64. Paramore
  65. Luciano Pavarotti
  66. Orville Peck
  67. Pet Shop Boys*
  68. Bernadette Peters
  69. Maisie Peters
  70. Emo Phillips
  71. Pink Martini featuring China Forbes and special guest the von Trapps
  72. Pixies
  73. Poguetry (Spider Stacy and Cait O’Riordan of the Pogues) with the Lost Bayou Ramblers
  74. Postmodern Jukebox
  75. Cat Power
  76. Primitive Radio Gods
  77. Prince (as “The Artist”)
  78. Princess Goes To The Butterfly Museum
  79. Project Pitchfork*
  80. The Psychedelic Furs
  81. PVRIS
  82. Queen + Adam Lambert*
  83. Queensrÿche
  84. Randy Rainbow
  85. Rasputina
  86. Reed & Caroline
  87. REO Speedwagon
  88. Olivia Rodrigo
  89. Claire Rosincranz
  90. Royal & the Serpent
  91. Phoebe Ryan
  92. Bob Saget
  93. Lauren Sanderson
  94. Saweetie
  95. JP Saxe
  96. Seabound
  97. Anson Seabra
  98. Jerry Seinfeld
  99. Seraphim Shock
  100. Vonda Shepard
  101. Sia
  102. Sigrid
  103. Ashlee Simpson
  104. Sisters Of Mercy
  105. Slip and the Spinouts
  106. Soul Survivors
  107. Sparks
  108. Rick Springfield
  109. Squeeze
  110. Squirrel Flower
  111. St. Paul and the Broken Bones
  112. St. Vincent
  113. Mavis Staples
  114. Starship featuring Mickey Thomas
  115. Skylar Stecker
  116. Sting
  117. Lindsey Stirling*
  118. Stomp*
  119. Straight No Chaser
  120. Styx*
  121. Joe Sumner
  122. Sunshine Blind
  123. Switchblade Symphony*
  124. Sylvan Esso
  125. Tag Team
  126. Tegan & Sara
  127. They Might Be Giants*
  128. Richard Thompson
  129. Tiffany
  130. tiLLie
  131. Pia Toscano (with David Foster)
  132. Toto
  133. Tenille Townes
  134. Meghan Trainor
  135. Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  136. Transviolet
  137. Justin Trawick
  138. KT Tunstall
  139. U2
  140. Umphrey’s McGee
  141. Upsahl
  142. Midge Ure
  143. Suzanne Vega
  144. Jackie Venson
  145. Tai Verdes
  146. VÉRITÉ
  147. Adia Victoria
  148. The Village People*
  149. Violent Femmes
  150. VNV Nation*
  151. Aurelio Voltaire*
  152. The Wailers
  153. Walk The Moon
  154. Wallflowers
  155. Wang Chung
  156. John Waters
  157. Weezer
  158. Welle:Erdball
  159. Mark Wills
  160. Charlie Wilson
  161. Winger
  162. WINGTIPS
  163. Weird Al Yankovic*
  164. Brett Young

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