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

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