The Concert Thread

The Dissident

Ancient Mariner
Current Line up for the rest of 2018 and 2019 so far

Myles Kennedy
Greta Van Fleet
Kiss
Lynryd Skynryd
P!nk
Queen
Megadeth and Ozzy
Weird Al
Iron Maiden
Elton John

Hopefully adding Priest and Michael schenker fest. Once slash announces his tour I’ll be grabbing a ticket to him as well
 

Black Wizard

Cereal Litigator
They mispelled Meshuggah... who are beneath Ghost, smh...
There is a very good reason for Meshuggah being beneath Ghost.
I felt that Tobias should probably have not talked to the crowd as much as he did. He really dragged it out some times.
I've never been to a Ghost concert, but have seen them headline a festival and I know what you mean. Does he still do that bit about the female orgasm? All three times I've seen Ghost he introduces one of the songs with that story and it's not brief and has become very boring. It's like Ghost's version of Bruce Dickinson's rants.

By the way, @LooseCannon Heavy Montreal is the weekend before the Iron Maiden concert and Slayer have been announced as one of the headliners. I probably won't be able to fit it into my trip.
 

Black Wizard

Cereal Litigator
Ghosts's last two albums have peaked at 8 and 3 in the US album chart. Meshuggah's last two have peaked at 17. Ghost are significantly bigger than Meshuggah.
 

LooseCannon

Yorktown-class aircraft carrier
Staff member
I've never been to a Ghost concert, but have seen them headline a festival and I know what you mean. Does he still do that bit about the female orgasm? All three times I've seen Ghost he introduces one of the songs with that story and it's not brief and has become very boring. It's like Ghost's version of Bruce Dickinson's rants.

By the way, @LooseCannon Heavy Montreal is the weekend before the Iron Maiden concert and Slayer have been announced as one of the headliners. I probably won't be able to fit it into my trip.
Yes, he still does that bit, it was the second longest and probably most annoying, because by that time I really wanted to start for the doors, but you don't wanna miss out.

I would say it's as bad as Bruce's TBOS intro for COTD.

Edit: I also won't be doing Heavy Montreal unless they put someone amazing in the list.
 

LooseCannon

Yorktown-class aircraft carrier
Staff member
April 3 - Kiss @ Canadian Tire Centre, Kanata, Ontario, Canada
April 5 - Dream Theater @ Salle Wilfred-Pelletier, Place des Arts, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
May 22 - Slayer feat. Lamb of God, Amon Amarth, Cannibal Corpse @ Canadian Tire Centre, Kanata, Ontario, Canada - NEW
Aug 5 - Iron Maiden feat. Raven Age @ Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Aug 24 - Iron Maiden feat. Raven Age @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Centre, Noblesville, Indiana, USA
Aug 31 - Iron Maiden feat. Raven Age @ Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Sept 15 - Kamelot feat. Sonata Arctica and Battle Beast @ Club Soda, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Sept 24 - Amorphis feat. Anneke Van Giersbergen, Sovereign Council, Damnus, Whisper in the Maze @ Mavericks, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Jun 26, 2012 - Iron Maiden feat. Alice Cooper @Comcast Center, Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA
July 14, 2013 - Rush @ Halifax Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Sep 10, 2014 - Sonata Arctica feat. Delain, Xandria @ Mavericks, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Feb 27 - The Iron Maidens, Count Vamp'd, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Feb 28 - Iron Maiden feat. Raven Age @ Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Apr 1 - Iron Maiden feat. Raven Age @ Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Apr 25 - Sabaton feat. Battle Beast @ Club Soda, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
May 27 - Iron Maiden feat. Shinedown @ The O2 Arena, London, England, UK
May 28 - Iron Maiden feat. Shinedown @ The O2 Arena, London, England, UK
Jun 15 - Iron Maiden feat. Ghost @ Hollywood Casino Ampitheater, Tinley Park, Illinois, USA
July 15 - Iron Maiden feat. Ghost @ Budweiser Stage, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Feb 22 - Iced Earth feat. Sanctuary, Kill Ritual, Wolftooth @ The Deluxe at Old National Center, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Mar 2 - Sabaton feat. Kreator, Cyhra @ MTelus, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Mar 20 - Nightwish @ MTelus, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Mar 25 - Judas Priest feat. Saxon, Black Star Riders @ TD Place Arena, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Jul 28 - Heavy Montreal: Veil of Maya, Lee Aaron, Sword, Pallbearer, Alestorm @ Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Jul 29 - Heavy Montreal: Intervals, Helix, Gloryhammer, Trivium, Gojira @ Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Sept 17 - Paul McCartney @ Centre Videotron, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Sept 22 - Alestorm feat. Gloryhammer, Protokult @ Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sept 29 - Unleash the Archers feat. Striker, Lycanthro, Sovereign Council @ Mavericks, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Dec 7 - Ghost @ Place Bell, Laval, Quebec, Canada
 
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The Dissident

Ancient Mariner
The Trooper was on the set?
Yes, full setlist in spoiler.
Devil On the Wall
The Great Beyond
Ghosts of Shangri La
All Ends Well
Addicted to Pain
Blind Faith
Haunted By Design
Eden
Don't Walk Away
White Flag
The Trooper
Mother
One Fine Day
Watch Over You
World On Fire
Turning Stones
Nothing But A Name
Year Of The Tiger
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Love Can Only Heal
Going Down
 

Black Wizard

Cereal Litigator
Last Sunday I saw Kreator in London. It was a package tour called The European Apocalypse co-headlined by Dimmu Borgir with support from Hatebreed and Bloodbath. As I have no interest in Bloodbath I made sure I arrived a bit late and had a beer outside the auditorium in the venue and entered once they'd finished. Hatebreed were decent but as it was my third time seeing them I already knew exactly what I was getting and they aren't the most diverse band. They played well and had the mosh pits going but I think I have to be in the right mood for that sort of angry, meathead music. Dimmu Borgir were pretty good although I'm not too familiar with their music apart from one album from 11 years ago from which I think I recognized two songs. Kreator were fantastic as expected despite having a slightly shorter set since it was a co-headline show. They recorded the show for a DVD too which I will look out for to spot myself in the distance. I had a to leave a couple of minutes early to make sure I got the fast train home (which I managed, just) so missed the end of Kreator's set, although I'm not that fussed by the older classics and prefer the more recent songs in the set such as 'Enemy of God', 'Gods of Violence' and 'Phantom Antichrist'.

P.S. I know it's easy to get a bit of beer on you at Metal shows as it gets spilled when people shove, but last weekend was a whole new level. People were actually throwing beer around. Why do English people do this? What a fucking waste.


The future schedule is now:

22/3 Kamelot/Evergrey/Visions of Cheeselantis, Birmingham
26/3 Skarlett Riot, Oxford
late March: Cellar Darling
late March: The Lounge Kittens
16/4 Avantasia, London

5/8 Iron Maiden, Montreal
8/8-11/8 Scorpions/Sabaton/Anthrax/Queensryche/Dimmu Borgir, Bloodstock Open Air
25/11 Halestorm, Nottingham

Before the end of the month I'll do a post summarizing my year of concerts.
 
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