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

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