The Concert Thread

Dityn DJ James

A coma stole my name.
Scored tickets for Alice Cooper this Sunday. Parking was more than ticket! Oh well, I hope it's worth it. I don't really want to stick around for too long after the show ends.
 

Dityn DJ James

A coma stole my name.
So I saw Alice Cooper accompanied by Motionless in White and Halestorm this past Sunday.

I have to preface this by saying that the venue was super easy to get in and out of (this is the Bank of NH Pavilion). If my memory serves, the show ended at around 11:10 I think and we were on the road by just after 11:30? (I can't quite remember). Lots of vendors and what not in the venue too. Pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed the venue. I'm planning on going back there in September for ZZ Top (and lawn tickets are, as they were for Alice Cooper, only 30 bucks). We got to the venue around 6:40 (show starting at 7). We had no plans to see all of Motionless in White's set. We walked around the vendors and checked out all the stuff outside of the pavilion before finding a spot on the lawn. By the time we found a spot, Motionless in White only had 4 songs left. Per my insistence, we got a spot that was absolutely closest to the stage (atleast as close as we could get).

Motionless in White was a lot better than I expected. I certainly don't like that kind of music, but I appreciated that it was more rooted in rock music as opposed to pretending to be rooted in metal music. It was melodic and there were plenty of keyboards and thankfully not that many breakdowns. My girlfriend commented that the singer sounded like he was classically trained. I'll take her word for it, he was good. They finished up right before 8 I think. Halestorm set up in no time. There set was amazing. I really got moving when they came on. I liked that they didn't disguise their pop elements too much by adding all this needless metallic-ness to their sound. Their energy was good and they kept the crowd moving. I wish Lizzy Hale would've used her lower register more. I feel like she used that shriek-y high register a tad too much. Regardless she could sing. Their set finished up right after 9.

Cooper had a hell of an entrance. He opened with Feed My Frankenstein/No More Mr. Nice Guy/Bed of Nails. That really got me moving. It was crazy the energy he and his band put off this time around (I saw them last on the Maiden England tour in 2012). Bed of Nails was one of a few songs that night (along with No More Mr. Nice Guy, Muscle of Love, and Steven) that I don't love in studio, but absolutely kill live. Good God did those 4 sound amazing live. The first half of Cooper's set was awesome. It was mind-blowingly good. I'm Eighteen and Poison were such treats live too. Especially Poison! I was moving so much during that one. It's a glam classic after all. Cooper wasn't that winded during that first half. He moved around a lot and sounded great (there was a degree of crowd interaction too).

Second half was really so-so. The Black Widow jam was meh and felt like it was only put in there to give Cooper a rest. The second half of the set had a few other songs that just fell flat live (Dead Babies and Teenage Frankenstein weren't good at all). Encore was a little weak with Under My Wheels and School's Out. Typical fair for a Cooper encore I reckon.

Good show, enjoyed myself. Truly loved seeing Feed My Frankenstein, Bed of Nails, I'm Eighteen, and Poison. I'd see him again if he came around next year. I didn't feel like he phoned in anything and it surely doesn't feel like he's too old yet.

Setlist for those curious.

There's bound to be typos in there btw (kinda busy at the moment). Oh also Escape sucks and should've been dropped for Desperado (as I think was the case with their recent New York show).
 

The Dissident

Ancient Mariner
2019 Concerts:
  1. Greta Van Fleet
  2. Kiss
  3. Lynryd Skynryd
  4. P!NK
  5. Michael Schenker Fest
  6. Halestorm
  7. Judas Priest w/ Uriah Heep
  8. Queen + Adam Lambert
  9. Slash Feat Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators
  10. Blue Oyster Cult w/ Quiet Riot; David Wilcox and The Romantics
  11. Weird Al Yankovic
  12. Styx?
  13. Billy Idol
  14. Iron Maiden
  15. Ghost
  16. Elton John
  17. Led Zepagain
  18. Sabaton w/ Hammerfall
  19. The Who
2020 Concerts
  1. Ozzy Osbroune w/ Megadeth

Likely going to add:
  • Aerosmith - Will be traveling to see
  • UFO - Will be traveling to see
Bold is new, italicized means I have yet to actually purchase the tickets.
  1. Bon Jovi
  2. Bryan Adams
  3. Jon Bon Jovi
  4. AC/DC
  5. Scorpions w/ Queensryche
  6. Joan Jett and Heart - Abbotsford
  7. Guns N Roses w/ Alice In Chains
  8. Def Leppard w/ REO Speedwagon and Tesla
  9. Uli Jon Roth
  10. Def Leppard w/ Poison and Tesla
  11. Queen + Adam Lambert
  12. Guns N Roses w/ Royal Blood
  13. Scorpions w/ Megadeth
  14. Foreigner w/ Honeymoon Suite
  15. The Killers
  16. Halestorm and Stone Sour
  17. P!nk
  18. Robert Plant
  19. John Fogerty
  20. Foreigner w/ Whitesnake and Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Evening
  21. Alice Cooper
  22. Alice In Chains
  23. Lindsey Stirling and Evanescence
  24. Journey and Def Leppard
  25. Myles Kennedy
  26. Greta Van Fleet
  27. Kiss
  28. Lynryd Skynryd w/ Randy Bachman
  29. P!nk
  30. Michael Schenker Fest
  31. Halestorm
  32. Judas Priest w/ Uriah Heep
  33. Queen + Adam Lambert
  34. Slash ft Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators
 

The Dissident

Ancient Mariner
Went to Rock Ambleside Park last night, Line up was The Romantics, David Wilcox, Quiet Riot and Blue Oyster Cult. Festival is GA with a section for lawn chairs food vendors around the backside and a fairly large open area for standing.

The Romantics were up first playing for an hour they were a decent band overall not really big but they had a few songs which I recognized and overall it was a fairly fun time. David Wilcox came up next and quite frankly his hour and 15 minutes were boring and I wish his spot had been filled with someone else, oh well ti was a perfect time to go get some dinner since he was on stage between 5 and 6:15.

Following up the two was Quiet Riot, wow can they bring energy, their hour and 20 minute set was focused on Metal Health with a couple other songs from Condition Critical, I would definitely see them again. Cum On Feel The Noize is an amazing live track which should have been the show closer but I get not closing with a Cover track. Amazing solos from the band and great crowd engagement.

Blue Oyster Cult Closed out the night, vocally their age was showing a bit and the set as a whole was slow. That being said, musically the band was on fire fantastic solos and Don't Fear The Reaper is an absolutely amazing live track, midway through the track I looked over to see a guy holding a cowbell smacking it in the most SNL way possible.

Overall the last two acts were miles above the previous two but still a great time.
 

LooseCannon

Yorktown-class aircraft carrier
Staff member
Saw Iron Maiden. They're OK. The Raven Age though, wow!

Alestorm playing Ottawa during their 2019 Canadian tour, which is a pretty cool thing for a band to do. I kinda want to fly home to see them in NS, but I should be conservative with my travel for the rest of the year. Anyway, the updated list:

Aug 24 - Iron Maiden feat. Raven Age @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Centre, Noblesville, Indiana, USA
Sept 1 - Demons & Wizards feat. Lizzy Borden, Tyr @ Corona Theatre, Montreal, Quebec, 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
Oct 8 - Eluveitie feat. Korpiklaani, Gone in April @ The Brass Monkey, Nepean, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Oct 18 - Ghost feat. Nothing More @ Canadian Tire Centre, Kanata, Ontario, Canada
Oct 30 - Sabaton feat. HammerFall @ MTelus, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Oct 31 - HammerFall @ Mavericks, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Nov 5 - Alestorm feat. Sovereign Council, Aephanemr @ The Brass Monkey, Nepean, 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
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
June 5 - Gloryhammer feat. Aether Realm, Valfreya @ L'Astral, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
June 11 - Striker feat. Unknown, Infrared @ Mavericks, Ottawa, Ontario, 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
 

Collin

Chasing Ponce De Leon's Phantoms
So I posted in the 1,000,000 thread that I’m going to move to Vegas in a few days. Unfortunately this means that I am forgoing on my Ghost concert in Spokane. I decided to download bandsintown and I am amazed at all the artists coming to play the Vegas area. It’s pretty rare that I get a few good concerts in my area currently. Which ones should I attend? I’ve already seen the first three bands.

List of bands coming to Vegas this year...
Chevelle
Bush
STP
Greta Van Fleet
Aerosmith
Journey
GNR
Tom morello
Slayer/Primus
Ozzy (2020)
 

The Dissident

Ancient Mariner
So I posted in the 1,000,000 thread that I’m going to move to Vegas in a few days. Unfortunately this means that I am forgoing on my Ghost concert in Spokane. I decided to download bandsintown and I am amazed at all the artists coming to play the Vegas area. It’s pretty rare that I get a few good concerts in my area currently. Which ones should I attend? I’ve already seen the first three bands.

List of bands coming to Vegas this year...
Chevelle
Bush
STP
Greta Van Fleet
Aerosmith
Journey
GNR
Tom morello
Slayer/Primus
Ozzy (2020)
Aerosmith; GNR would be my top 2 picks
 

The Dissident

Ancient Mariner
Saw Weird Al, super fun show, his comedic moments throughout the show really were fantastic. Musically strong and enjoyable. Encore was his two star wars songs which were absolutely amazing to hear live. The drum solo was the best I ever have seen (consisting of roughly 10 seconds total). The later half of the show had lots of video introductions allowing for massive costume changes. I would definitely see him again.

Also won't be able to see Billy Idol so thats one off my lengthy list. Oh well I'm sure there will be more to add soon
 
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