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. Sara Bareilles
  17. Barenaked Ladies
  18. Baskery
  19. Bastille
  20. Bauhaus
  21. Ben Folds Five
  22. Big Electric Cat
  23. The Birthday Massacre
  24. Lewis Black*
  25. Bishop Briggs
  26. Black Tape For A Blue Girl
  27. The Blue Man Group*
  28. Book of Love*
  29. Jimmy Buffett
  30. Capitol Steps*
  31. George Carlin*
  32. Carrot Top
  33. Peter Cetera
  34. Eagle-Eye Cherry
  35. Chicago
  36. Christian Death
  37. Peter Cincotti
  38. John Cleese and Eric Idle
  39. George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars
  40. Paula Cole
  41. Alice Cooper
  42. David Copperfield
  43. Counting Crows
  44. The Cranberries
  45. Sheryl Crow
  46. The Crüxshadows
  47. Alan Cumming
  48. The Cure*
  49. The Dandy Warhols
  50. Das Ich
  51. Depeche Mode*
  52. De/Vision*
  53. Dennis DeYoung (without Styx)*
  54. Neil Diamond
  55. Thomas Dolby
  56. Eels
  57. Erasure*
  58. Faith & The Muse
  59. The Fixx
  60. The Flaming Lips
  61. Florence + The Machine*
  62. Miya Folick
  63. Freezepop
  64. Front 242
  65. Funker Vogt
  66. Peter Gabriel
  67. Gin Blossoms
  68. Glasperlenspiel
  69. Dana Gould
  70. Ellie Goulding*
  71. Green Day
  72. Buddy Guy*
  73. Colin Hay*
  74. Hayseed Dixie
  75. The Head and the Heart
  76. Jennifer Hudson
  77. Ichor
  78. Imperative Reaction
  79. Indigo Girls
  80. Information Society*
  81. Inhouse*
  82. Eddie Izzard*
  83. Hugh Jackman
  84. Jamaram
  85. Jars Of Clay
  86. Carly Rae Jepsen
  87. Jesus and Mary Chain
  88. Billy Joel
  89. Eric Johnson
  90. Howard Jones*
  91. Tom Jones
  92. Kansas
  93. B.B. King
  94. Elle King
  95. Emily King
  96. King Princess
  1. Kraftwerk
  2. Chantal Kreviaczuk
  3. Lady Antebellum
  4. Cyndi Lauper*
  5. Legendary Pink Dots
  6. Lisa Loeb*
  7. Lonestar
  8. Ashley MacIsaac
  9. Bill Maher
  10. Malign
  11. Barry Manilow
  12. Mannheim Steamroller
  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. Pixies
  49. Postmodern Jukebox
  50. Primitive Radio Gods
  51. Prince (as “The Artist”)
  52. Project Pitchfork*
  53. The Psychedelic Furs
  54. Queen + Adam Lambert
  55. Randy Rainbow
  56. Rasputina
  57. Reed & Caroline
  58. REO Speedwagon
  59. Phoebe Ryan
  60. Bob Saget
  61. Seabound
  62. Jerry Seinfeld
  63. Vonda Shepard
  64. Sia
  65. Ashlee Simpson
  66. Sisters Of Mercy
  67. Slip and the Spinouts
  68. Rick Springfield
  69. Starship featuring Mickey Thomas
  70. Skylar Stecker
  71. Lindsey Stirling*
  72. Stomp*
  73. Styx*
  74. Sunshine Blind
  75. Switchblade Symphony*
  76. Tegan & Sara
  77. They Might Be Giants*
  78. Tiffany
  79. Meghan Trainor
  80. Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  81. KT Tunstall
  82. U2
  83. The Village People*
  84. Violent Femmes
  85. VNV Nation*
  86. Voltaire
  87. Walk The Moon
  88. Wallflowers
  89. Wang Chung
  90. Weezer
  91. Welle:Erdball
  92. Mark Wills
  93. Winger
  94. Weird Al Yankovic*
  95. Brett Young

 

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