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. 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. Deadstar Assembly
  53. Depeche Mode*
  54. De/Vision*
  55. Dennis DeYoung (without Styx)*
  56. Neil Diamond
  57. Ani DiFranco
  58. Thomas Dolby
  59. Eels
  60. Erasure*
  61. Faith & The Muse
  62. Samantha Fish
  63. The Fixx
  64. The Flaming Lips
  65. Florence + The Machine*
  66. Miya Folick
  67. Freezepop
  68. Front 242
  69. Funker Vogt
  70. Peter Gabriel
  71. Gin Blossoms
  72. Glasperlenspiel
  73. Dana Gould
  74. Ellie Goulding*
  75. Green Day
  76. Buddy Guy*
  77. Colin Hay*
  78. Hayseed Dixie
  79. The Head and the Heart
  80. Jennifer Hudson
  81. Ichor
  82. Imperative Reaction
  83. Indigo Girls
  84. Information Society*
  85. Inhouse*
  86. Eddie Izzard*
  87. Hugh Jackman
  88. Jamaram
  89. Jars Of Clay
  90. Carly Rae Jepsen
  91. Jesus and Mary Chain
  92. Billy Joel
  93. John 5
  94. Eric Johnson
  95. Howard Jones*
  96. Tom Jones
  97. Kansas
  98. B.B. King
  99. Elle King
  100. Emily King
  1. King Princess
  2. Kraftwerk
  3. Chantal Kreviaczuk
  4. Lady Antebellum
  5. Cyndi Lauper*
  6. Legendary Pink Dots
  7. Lisa Loeb*
  8. Rebecca Loebe
  9. Lonestar
  10. Ashley MacIsaac
  11. Bill Maher
  12. Malign
  13. Barry Manilow
  14. Mannheim Steamroller
  15. Marilyn Manson
  16. Richard Marx
  17. Sarah McLachlan
  18. Andrew McMahon
  19. The Main Squeeze
  20. Meat Loaf
  21. Melotron
  22. Men Without Hats
  23. Idina Menzel
  24. Alice Merton
  25. Mesh
  26. The Mighty, Mighty Bosstones
  27. Mika
  28. The Mission UK
  29. Alanis Morissette*
  30. Muse
  31. My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult
  32. My Morning Jacket
  33. The National
  34. New Edition
  35. Night Ranger
  36. Nine Inch Nails
  37. Gary Numan*
  38. The Nylons
  39. Billy Ocean*
  40. The Orchestra (feat. former members of ELO)
  41. Jeffrey Osborne
  42. Patton Oswalt
  43. Owl City*
  44. Panic! at the Disco*
  45. Paramore
  46. Luciano Pavarotti
  47. Pet Shop Boys*
  48. Bernadette Peters
  49. Emo Phillips
  50. Pixies
  51. Postmodern Jukebox
  52. Primitive Radio Gods
  53. Prince (as “The Artist”)
  54. Project Pitchfork*
  55. The Psychedelic Furs
  56. Queen + Adam Lambert*
  57. Queensrÿche
  58. Randy Rainbow
  59. Rasputina
  60. Reed & Caroline
  61. REO Speedwagon
  62. Phoebe Ryan
  63. Bob Saget
  64. Seabound
  65. Jerry Seinfeld
  66. Vonda Shepard
  67. Sia
  68. Ashlee Simpson
  69. Sisters Of Mercy
  70. Slip and the Spinouts
  71. Rick Springfield
  72. Starship featuring Mickey Thomas
  73. Skylar Stecker
  74. Lindsey Stirling*
  75. Stomp*
  76. Styx*
  77. Sunshine Blind
  78. Switchblade Symphony*
  79. Tegan & Sara
  80. They Might Be Giants*
  81. Tiffany
  82. Meghan Trainor
  83. Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  84. Transviolet
  85. KT Tunstall
  86. U2
  87. The Village People*
  88. Violent Femmes
  89. VNV Nation*
  90. Voltaire
  91. Walk The Moon
  92. Wallflowers
  93. Wang Chung
  94. Weezer
  95. Welle:Erdball
  96. Mark Wills
  97. Winger
  98. Weird Al Yankovic*
  99. Brett Young

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