The Concert Thread

LooseCannon

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I assume that it would be difficult to make it to Montreal the next day then? Are any of the other shows feasible?
I haven't booked a flight from Calgary yet, so it might be doable. If I get a flight that leaves before noon Calgary time, I'd get into Montreal about 7 local...
 

The Dissident

Ancient Mariner
Saw Michael Schenker Fest, absolutely blown away by the vocal prowess of the original MSG singers. Gary was fairly solid, Graham was far better than I expected and Robin was an absolute monster. Doogie was solid as well, he had the most variability overall in terms of when he was on and off. Schenker played amazingly and the UFO tracks were amazing live. Michael began the show by informing the crowd of the death of Paul Raymond and Ted McKenna, before having a short rant at his Brother Rudolf signaling that the band would be opening with Holiday by the Scorpions, they played the first half of the song before transitioning into Doctor Doctor by UFO and the singers came out. Into the Arena followed then the singers all took turns singing 5 songs from their time with Schenker, in the format of 3 old tracks 1 off Resurrection and then 1 more older track before swapping out. Once all 4 had sung they all came back for Warrior followed by Rock Bottom. Encore ensued following with Shoot Shoot, Natural Thing and Lights Out closing the night.

Only wishes I have is that Robin would Sing Love To Love but the concert was absolutely amazing without it. And that Schenker would move around the stage more since he stayed on the opposite side of the stage for the majority of the night.

Setlist for the tour:
https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/michael-schenker/2019/vogue-theatre-vancouver-bc-canada-1b936524.html
 

The Dissident

Ancient Mariner
Went to Halestorm last night. Absolutely unreal show. I had seen them before when they toured with Stone Sour and the setlist was far less impressive then to a detriment of the show. But this show was great. I was surprised by a lack of Vicious tracks in the setlist (below). That being said the band was super tight and the light show was unreal. Lzzy's screams were amazing. They referenced the fact that their debut came out 10 years ago this week and played a couple tracks early on from the album. Overall it felt like a greatest hits show which was great. I wish they had played another track from Vicious but the show was amazing nonetheless.

https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/halestorm/2019/chan-centre-for-performing-arts-vancouver-bc-canada-b90b10a.html
 

LooseCannon

Yorktown-class aircraft carrier
Staff member
I'd love to see Halestorm, but they aren't coming close, sadly.

Edit: Also @The Dissident didn't know you were in Vancouver area. Next time I am in town, we should get a drink!
 

Black Wizard

Cereal Litigator
On Friday I saw Light The Torch at the Islington Academy2 in London (250 capacity). Light The Torch (formerly known as The Devil You Know) are the current band of ex-Killswitch Engage singer Howard Jones who had to leave the band a few years ago due to illness. It was nice to see Howard on stage again for the first time since January 2007 when I first saw Killswitch Engage in Glasgow. He's a very good singer and I prefer his vocals to the original and current Killswitch Engage singer Jesse Leach's, although Killswitch have improved since they changed singers. Some guy shouted out "Howard over Jesse" at one point and Howard told him to shut up. Rightly so too. Although I agree with the guy, that kind of thing is disrespectful to both Howard and Jesse. It was a short set at only 45-50 minutes but good for what it was. The support bands were crap.

The upcoming schedule:

1/6 Alexisonfire, London
6/6 Symphony X, London
29/6 Gojira, Birmingham
30/6 Demons & Wizards, London
5/8 Iron Maiden, Montreal
8-11/8 Scorpions, Sabaton, Anthrax, Powerwolf, Soilwork etc. @ Bloodstock Festival
28/9 Ancient Bards, Birmingham
31/10 Beyond the Black, London
25/11 Halestorm, Nottingham
 

matic22

Ancient Mariner
Seen Iron Maidens today. My previous experience with Maiden cover bands, namely Higher On Maiden was bad. But not tonight this is how IM cover band set should be:

Aces High
Revelations
Wasted Years
Losfer Words
Trooper
Flash Of The Blade
Purgatory
Still Life
Alexander The Neverplayed
Number Of The Beast
Phantom Of The Opera
The Evil That Men Do
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Fear Of The Dark
Hallowed
Run To The Hills

Revelations, I have goosebumps every time, I hear it live. FOTB-Purgatory-Still Life-Alex The Neverplayed has to be the best IM deep cut quartet ever by any cover band.

They look great and they play great. Would recommend.
 

KidInTheDark666

What's yours is mine and what's mine is mine too
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I finally managed to buy my tickets for the Finnish Rockfest in June. Not an ideal lineup(compared to last year at least), which is why I only bought a two-day ticket. DT and Slipknot should be very interesting though.
 

KidInTheDark666

What's yours is mine and what's mine is mine too
I saw Disturbed opening for Avenged Sevenfold two years ago and they were really good. I've kind of outgrown the band since.
 

LooseCannon

Yorktown-class aircraft carrier
Staff member
May 22 - Slayer feat. Lamb of God, Amon Amarth, Cannibal Corpse @ Canadian Tire Centre, Kanata, Ontario, Canada
June 5 - Gloryhammer feat. Aether Realm, Valfreya @ L'Astral, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
July 19 - Def Leppard feat. Tesla @ Canadian Tire Centre, Kanata, Ontario, Canada
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 17 - Battle Beast feat. Infrared, Lycanthro, Scepter @ Mavericks, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Sept 24 - Amorphis feat. Anneke Van Giersbergen, Sovereign Council, Damnus, Whisper in the Maze @ Mavericks, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Oct 30 - Sabaton feat. HammerFall @ MTelus, Montreal, Quebec, Canada - NEW

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
April 3 - Kiss @ Canadian Tire Centre, Kanata, Ontario, Canada
April 5 - Dream Theater @ Salle Wilfred-Pelletier, Place des Arts, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
 

LooseCannon

Yorktown-class aircraft carrier
Staff member
For reference, I am considering the following concerts:

June 11 - Striker feat. Unknown @ Mavericks, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
July 27 - The Iron Maidens feat. I Don't Know @ The Chance Theater, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA
Sept 9 - Jinjer feat. The Browning @The Brass Monkey, Nepean, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Oct 8 - Eluveitie feat. Korpiklaani, Gone in April @ The Brass Monkey, Nepean, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Oct 22 - Ghost @ The Oncenter War Memorial Arena, Syracuse, New York, USA

The first one will probably happen, since it's cheap ($15). I got a buddy who is a fan of Eluvetie so probably do that, unless it coincides with a trip. Jinjer, again, got a buddy who's a fan.
 

LooseCannon

Yorktown-class aircraft carrier
Staff member
You should totally go to Ghost again!
I want to, the problem is that Syracuse is a 3.5 hour drive on a week night. Normally I'd get a hotel room somewhere and work there, then come back in the evening - but I'm not allowed to work from America.
 

Collin

New Tool is coming!
I want to, the problem is that Syracuse is a 3.5 hour drive on a week night. Normally I'd get a hotel room somewhere and work there, then come back in the evening - but I'm not allowed to work from America.
Gotcha. Is that the closest show to you?
 
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