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