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Concerts I've attended, hmmmmm, let's see what I can remember...

1st concert Cheap Trick - Dream Police tour 1980 - no opening act - I went with my uncle - he was 16 and I was 14 - the beginning of my corruption.....

most recent Jimmy Thackery & Tab Benoit a month or so ago

There have been hundreds in between.....

Rush (4x)- 1981 twice w/Krokus / 1989 w/Mr. Big / 1992 no opener

Van Hagar (2x) 1986 (?) 5150 tour w/BTO opening, 1991 (?)Unlawful Carnal Knowledge tour w/Alice In Chains

Rainbow / Krokus - 1982

ELP - 1985

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers w/Stevie Nicks - 1981 Joe Ely Band opened

Rossington Collins Band w/The Outlaws - 1981

Mountain Aire 1984 - REM, Ratt, Huey Lewis, Berlin, The Cars

The Who - Tampa Stadium 1989 (lame show)

Savatage (5x)1st time in 1982 last time 1989

Def Leppard (2x) Pyromania tour w/Krokus & Jon Butcher Axis

Hysteria tour w/Tesla in the round - awesome show

Santana (2x) 1981, 1985

J. Geils Band w/U2 opening 1981

Golden Earring w/Scandal 1983

Motley Crue 1990 (?) - Dr. Feelgood tour

Robert Plant (2x) 1983(Honeydrippers) & 1989 w/Mission UK

Dio - 1988 w/ Megadeth & Savatage

Megadeth - 1985 w/Overkill & Necros

Metallica (2x) 1988 w/Queenryche & 1992 w/Fight, Suicidal Tendencies, Candlebox

Lollapalooza 1991 (?) RHCP/Soundgarden/Pearl Jam/L7/Ice Cube/Ministry

ACDC (3x) 1982 w/Midnite Flyer (horrible band - got booed off) 1984 w/Yngwie Malmsteen, 1988 w/White Lion

Three Dog Night 1985 (?)

Atlanta Rhythm Section (2x) 1983 w/Mother's Finest, 1987

Jane's Addiction w/Suicidal Tendencies 1990

Pointe Blank w/Loverboy 1981 or 82 - kinda fuzzy.....

Blue Oyster Cult w/Foghat & Whitford-St. Holmes 1983

Kiss (2x) Lick It Up tour 1984 (sucked), original line-up minus Peter 1990 or so w/Damn Yankees & Faster Pussycat (great show)

Anthrax (2x) 1983 or 84 Spreading the Disease tour and 1990 (Rock-it Club in Tampa - they were touring with Ozzy and he cancelled so they played a club show - Joey Belladonna was upset with the sound so they only played about 40 minutes)

Circus of Power w/Every Mother's Nightmare 1988 or so

Styx 1981 (?) Kilroy tour

Billy Idol w/The Cult 1986 (?)(they filmed the "Mony Mony" vid at this show - must've played that song like 12 times)

Pretenders w/Simple Minds 1984

Ozzy (2x) 1984 Bark at the Moon tour w/Rough Cutt, 1986 w/Queensryche

Toby Keith 2000

Charlie Daniels 1991

Dave Matthews Band w/Jason Mraz 2002

Jeff Beck w/Damon Fowler Group 2001

Lenny Kravitz (3x) 1991 w/Blind Melon, 2000 w/Smashmouth, 2002 w/Pink

Seal w/Desree 1999 (?)

Dan Fogelberg 2000 (acoustic show)

Neville Bros w/Keb Mo 1999

Steel Pulse 2000

The Wailers (2x) w/Aswad 1987, 1996

Third World w/Inner Circle 2000

Johnny Winter 1991

Pearl Jam 1992 (? - right before "Ten" broke big)

Rollins Band w/COC 1993

Warped Tour (3x) 2001/02/03 - too many bands to list

Mighty Mighty Bosstones w/Flogging Molly (amazing show)1997/8 (?)

Less Than Jake w/Against All Authority 1998

Eric Clapton 1990

Toto w/Off Broadway 1980

Al DiMeola 1998

Dozens and dozens more - I will add to the list and relate some stories in the future.......

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Hi, Fidelity! Welcome to songfacts, the best site ever!

I´ve also been to lots of concerts, but I couldn´t write them down, I just don´t remember... but I have a pretty collection of some 100, more or less, tickets and invitations, as I worked as a rock journalist for many years. Plus all the others, to which I didn´t have nothing but a journalist card or a backstage card... I guess I must have seen about 2000 concerts or so...My first concert was Santana in 1972... my last one was David Byrne, in 2003... I´ll try to make a list as soon as i can... Unfortunately, I never saw:


Pink Floyd



Talking Heads


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