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://photos.stevenglassman.com/ticketstubs/

Anyway, here’s the list.

  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. Kelsea Ballerini
  18. Sara Bareilles
  19. Barenaked Ladies
  20. Baskery
  21. Bastille
  22. Bauhaus
  23. Ben Folds Five
  24. Betty Who
  25. Big Electric Cat
  26. The Birthday Massacre
  27. Lewis Black*
  28. Bishop Briggs
  29. Black Tape For A Blue Girl
  30. Bleachers
  31. The Blue Man Group*
  32. Book of Love*
  33. BOOTBLACKS
  34. Clare Bowen and Brandon Robert Young
  35. Jimmy Buffett
  36. Victoria Canal
  37. Capitol Steps*
  38. George Carlin*
  39. Carrot Top
  40. Peter Cetera
  41. Charli XCX
  42. Cheap Trick
  43. Eagle-Eye Cherry
  44. Chicago
  45. Christian Death
  46. Peter Cincotti
  47. John Cleese and Eric Idle
  48. George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic/The P-Funk All-Stars*
  49. Paula Cole
  50. Alice Cooper
  51. David Copperfield
  52. Counting Crows
  53. The Cranberries
  54. Sheryl Crow
  55. The Crüxshadows
  56. Alan Cumming
  57. The Cure*
  58. The Cybertronic Spree
  59. Lucy Dacus
  60. The Dandy Warhols
  61. Das Ich
  62. Deadstar Assembly
  63. Depeche Mode*
  64. De/Vision*
  65. Dennis DeYoung (without Styx)*
  66. Neil Diamond
  67. Ani DiFranco
  68. Thomas Dolby
  69. Dounia
  70. Eels
  71. Erasure*
  72. Faith & The Muse
  73. Samantha Fish
  74. The Fixx
  75. The Flaming Lips
  76. Florence + The Machine*
  77. Miya Folick
  78. Foo Fighters
  79. Freezepop
  80. Front 242*
  81. Funker Vogt
  82. Peter Gabriel
  83. Garbage
  84. Genesis
  85. Gin Blossoms
  86. Glasperlenspiel
  87. The Gothsicles
  88. Dana Gould
  89. Ellie Goulding*
  90. Green Day
  91. Buddy Guy*
  92. Haim
  93. Half Waif
  94. Daryl Hall & John Oates
  95. Colin Hay*
  96. Hayseed Dixie
  97. The Head and the Heart
  98. Amy Helm
  99. H.E.R.
  100. Jennifer Hudson
  101. Ichor
  102. Imperative Reaction
  103. Indigo Girls
  104. Information Society*
  105. Inhouse*
  106. Eddie Izzard*
  107. Hugh Jackman
  108. Jamaram
  109. Japanese Breakfast
  110. Jars Of Clay
  111. Carly Rae Jepsen
  112. Jesus and Mary Chain
  113. Billy Joel
  114. John 5
  115. Eric Johnson
  116. Jonas Brothers
  117. Howard Jones*
  118. Tom Jones
  119. Kansas
  120. Kesha
  1. B.B. King
  2. Elle King
  3. Emily King
  4. King Princess
  5. Kool & The Gang
  6. Kraftwerk
  7. Chantal Kreviaczuk
  8. Lady Antebellum
  9. Cyndi Lauper*
  10. Legendary Pink Dots
  11. Lisa Loeb*
  12. Rebecca Loebe
  13. Lonestar
  14. Ashley MacIsaac
  15. Bill Maher
  16. Malign
  17. Barry Manilow
  18. Mannheim Steamroller
  19. Marian Hill
  20. Marilyn Manson
  21. Richard Marx
  22. Erin McKeown
  23. Sarah McLachlan
  24. Andrew McMahon
  25. The Main Squeeze
  26. Meat Loaf
  27. Melotron
  28. Men Without Hats
  29. Idina Menzel
  30. Alice Merton
  31. Mesh
  32. The Mighty, Mighty Bosstones
  33. Mika
  34. The Mission UK
  35. Alanis Morissette*
  36. Muse
  37. My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult
  38. My Morning Jacket
  39. Nation of Language
  40. The National
  41. New Edition
  42. Night Ranger
  43. Nine Inch Nails
  44. Gary Numan*
  45. The Nylons
  46. Billy Ocean*
  47. The Orchestra (feat. former members of ELO)
  48. Jeffrey Osborne
  49. Patton Oswalt
  50. Owl City*
  51. Panic! at the Disco*
  52. Paramore
  53. Luciano Pavarotti
  54. Pet Shop Boys*
  55. Bernadette Peters
  56. Emo Phillips
  57. Pink Martini featuring China Forbes and special guest the von Trapps
  58. Pixies
  59. Postmodern Jukebox
  60. Cat Power
  61. Primitive Radio Gods
  62. Prince (as “The Artist”)
  63. Project Pitchfork*
  64. The Psychedelic Furs
  65. PVRIS
  66. Queen + Adam Lambert*
  67. Queensrÿche
  68. Randy Rainbow
  69. Rasputina
  70. Reed & Caroline
  71. REO Speedwagon
  72. Royal & the Serpent
  73. Phoebe Ryan
  74. Bob Saget
  75. JP Saxe
  76. Seabound
  77. Jerry Seinfeld
  78. Vonda Shepard
  79. Sia
  80. Ashlee Simpson
  81. Sisters Of Mercy
  82. Slip and the Spinouts
  83. Soul Survivors
  84. Rick Springfield
  85. Squeeze
  86. St. Vincent
  87. Mavis Staples
  88. Starship featuring Mickey Thomas
  89. Skylar Stecker
  90. Lindsey Stirling*
  91. Stomp*
  92. Straight No Chaser
  93. Styx*
  94. Sunshine Blind
  95. Switchblade Symphony*
  96. Sylvan Esso
  97. Tegan & Sara
  98. They Might Be Giants*
  99. Richard Thompson
  100. Tiffany
  101. Meghan Trainor
  102. Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  103. Transviolet
  104. Justin Trawick
  105. KT Tunstall
  106. U2
  107. Midge Ure
  108. Suzanne Vega
  109. Jackie Venson
  110. VÉRITÉ
  111. The Village People*
  112. Violent Femmes
  113. VNV Nation*
  114. Aurelio Voltaire*
  115. The Wailers
  116. Walk The Moon
  117. Wallflowers
  118. Wang Chung
  119. Weezer
  120. Welle:Erdball
  121. Mark Wills
  122. Winger
  123. Weird Al Yankovic*
  124. Brett Young

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