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.

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

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