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

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