The Concert Thread

MrKnickerbocker

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Tool was amazing last night. One of the best shows I’ve ever seen. I don’t know who their sound guy is but Maiden should really start taking notes. I’ve seen Tool in an Amphitheater and a Stadium and both times the sound was crystal clear and easily the best I’ve ever heard.

Very good set too. I was little disappointed because they swapped Descending for Part of Me, and that’s one of the biggest downgrades in the history of downgrades. The rest of the new songs were good too! Especially Pneuma!!! The Pot was a very nice touch too.

Also, I’m now a fan of Tools “zero tolerance camera except for the last song” policy. I don’t like to watch the show through people’s iPhones.
Totally agreed on the sound and lack of Descending!

Re: sound, though, Maiden has twice as many
musicians on stage all playing competing frequencies. Tool has 4 people playing in different ranges and often 2-3 syncing up to create a more powerful sound. It’s probably not too hard to mix a band like Tool (other than making sure Maynard’s voice is loud enough) whereas Maiden must be a frequency nightmare.
 

Collin

Chasing Ponce De Leon's Phantoms
Totally agreed on the sound and lack of Descending!

Re: sound, though, Maiden has twice as many
musicians on stage all playing competing frequencies. Tool has 4 people playing in different ranges and often 2-3 syncing up to create a more powerful sound. It’s probably not too hard to mix a band like Tool (other than making sure Maynard’s voice is loud enough) whereas Maiden must be a frequency nightmare.
That’s definitely a factor for the sound. Would also explain why Chevelle sounds just as good because they’re a 3 man band. My complaints with maiden is that if you’re on one side of the stage you can’t hear Dave or Janick solo. And a lot of times Bruce is so low in the mix.
 

Dityn DJ James

A coma stole my name.
Hello all, I figure I would update my concert schedule for the year. Things might get hectic (and I may not be able to make all these shows) but this is my current schedule:

1. Vader, Abysmal Dawn, Hideous Divinity, Vitriol, Desolate - Manchester, NH 02/15/20
2. Overkill, Exhorder, Demolition Hammer, M.O.D. ft. Billy Milano, Hydraform - Montclair, NJ 03/14/20
3. Possessed, Pestilence, The Black Moriah - Manchester, NH 03/31/20
4. Mayhem, Abbath - Boston, MA 04/06/20
5. Satan, Night Demon, Bewitcher, Haunt - Boston, MA 04/07/20
 

SirRobbins

Ancient Mariner
I have seen Celine Dion and British Lion so far this year... I worked as a hand held cameraman on stage for Boyz 2 Men, Counting Crows and Colt Ford recently.

I will see British Lion again next month, hopefully Dokken if they announce more dates since they are touring in their original line up for the first time in forever.
 

LooseCannon

Yorktown-class aircraft carrier
Staff member
As I explained in the chat, Epica didn't happen due to low funding over Christmas and tickets being sold out by the time money came back. Sad!

The gigs at Mavericks in Ottawa are up in the air due to the venue's probable closure (detailed in 1M thread).

However, I'm tentatively adding Hyperspace Metal Festival in Vancouver, BC.

Upcoming concerts:

Apr 7 - Powerglove feat. Immortal Guardian @ Mavericks, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Hyperspace Metal Festival 2020 @ Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Apr 17 - Iron Kingdom, Helion Prime, Dire Peril, Novareign, Lycanthro, Tribal X
Apr 18 - Unleash the Archers, Silver Talon, VIATHYN, Tzimani, SYRYN, Ophelia Falling
Apr 19 - Powerglove, Immortal Guardian, Apprentice, ArkenFire, Forsaken Rite, Opus Arise
May 18 - Symphony X feat. Primal Fear, Firewind @ Cafe Campus, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
June 27 - Iron Maiden feat. Airbourne, Alter Bridge @ Ullevi Stadium, Gothenburg, Sweden
Aug 27 - Amaranthe feat. Battle Beast, Seven Spires @ Mavericks, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Oct 12 - HammerFall feat. Beast in Black, Edge of Paradise @ Corona Theatre, Montreal, Quebec, 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
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 18 - Ghost feat. Nothing More @ Canadian Tire Centre, Kanata, Ontario, Canada
Oct 30 - Sabaton feat. HammerFall @ MTelus, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Oct 31 - HammerFall feat. Infrared, Lycanthro, Scepter, Machine Messiah @ Mavericks, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Nov 5 - Alestorm feat. The Aphelion, Sovereign Council, Aephanemer @ The Brass Monkey, Nepean, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
 

Collin

Chasing Ponce De Leon's Phantoms
Upcoming:
3/9/2020 - Tool @ The Spokane Arena - Spokane, WA

Not much coming up for me this year. I was hoping for Rammstein, but it's a bit far away for me. I'm hoping for a Seattle show in the future because they have a venue that's big enough for them.


The Early Years:
  • 12/15/02 Neil Diamond @ The Spokane Arena, Spokane, WA
  • 04/09/04 Kelly Clarkson and Clay Aiken @ The Spokane Arena, WA (Note: did not go to this one willingly)
  • 07/03/04 Fleetwood Mac @ The Spokane Arena, Spokane, WA
  • 09/26/07 George Thorogood and the Destroyers @ The Big Easy, Spokane, WA
  • 06/24/11 Kiss @ The Spokane Arena, Spokane, WA
2012:
  • 07/29/12 Iron Maiden with Coheed & Cambria @ The Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, BC
  • 07/30/12 Iron Maiden with Coheed & Cambria @ White River Amphitheater, Auburn, WA
2013:
  • 06/24/13 Machine Head @ The Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA ***
  • 09/12/13 Iron Maiden with Megadeth @ Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV
  • 09/21/13 5FDP with Halestorm, Sepultura, and 10 Years @ Greyhound Park, Post Falls, ID
2014:
  • 05/05/14 Sabaton & Iced Earth @ The Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA ***
2015:
  • 03/08/15 Machine Head @ The Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA ***
  • 05/29/15 The Eagles @ The Spokane Arena, Spokane, WA
  • 09/30/15 Def Leppard, Styx, and Tesla @ The Spokane Arena, WA
  • 10/25/15 Queensryche @ Northern Quest Resort & Casino, Spokane, WA
2016:
  • 02/27/16 Schism @ The House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV (Note: Tool cover band) ***
  • 02/28/16 Iron Maiden with The Raven Age @ Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV
  • 04/11/16 Iron Maiden with The Raven Age @ Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA ***
  • 07/09/16 Alice in Chains @ The INB Performing Arts Center, Spokane, WA '''
  • 09/02/16 Duran Duran @ Northern Quest Resort & Casino, Spokane, WA
  • 11/03/16 Steel Panther @ The Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA
2017:
  • 01/17/17 Chevelle @ The Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA ***
  • 06/17/17 Tool @ The Gorge Amphitheater, George, WA
  • 06/30/17 Sammy Hagar & The Circle @ Northern Quest Resort & Casino, Spokane, WA
  • 07/03/17 Iron Maiden with Ghost @ The T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV ***
  • 08/09/17 Metallica with A7X and Gojira @ Century Link Field, Seattle, WA
  • 09/29/17 The Scorpions and Megadeth @ The Spokane Arena, Spokane, WA ''' (Note: Megadeth meet and greet also side stage)
  • 10/24/17 Mastodon with Eagles of Death Metal & Russian Circles @ The Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA ***
  • 12/4/17 Foo Fighters @ The Spokane Arena, Spokane, WA
2018:
  • 03/01/18 Queensryche @ Northern Quest Resort & Casino, Spokane, WA
  • 06/22/18 Mastodon with Primus @ Marymoor Park, Seattle, WA ***
  • 08/26/18 Alice in Chains, Bush, The Cult, Stone Temple Pilots @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater, Vancouver, WA ***
  • 09/13/18 Australian Pink Floyd @ Northern Quest Resort & Casino, Spokane WA
  • 11/17/18 Ghost @ The Joint, Las Vegas, NV ***
  • 12/2/18 Metallica @ The Spokane Arena, Spokane, WA ***
2019:
  • 2/4/19 Kiss @ The Spokane Arena, Spokane, WA ***/ '''
  • 6/19/19 Judas Priest with Uriah Heep @ Northern Quest Resort & Casino, Spokane, WA ***
  • 6/22/19 Mastodon with Coheed & Cambria @ Marymoor Park, Seattle, WA
  • 9/5/19 Iron Maiden with The Raven Age @ Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA***
  • 9/6/19 Iron Maiden @ Moda Center, Portland, OR (Note: Skipped The Raven Age)
  • 9/13/19 Iron Maiden with The Raven Age @ MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV
  • 9/28/19 Aerosmith @ The Park MGM Theater, Las Vegas, NV
  • 10/11/19 UFO & Armored Saint @ The House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV
  • 10/12/19 Billy Idol @ The Pearl Theater, Las Vegas, NV ***
  • 11/2 Guns N' Roses @ The Colloseum at Caesars, Las Vegas, NV
2020:
  • 1/17/20 Tool @ The T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV
Key:
*** = On the rail/Front Row
''' = Met the band/Meet & Greet

Top 5 most seen bands:
1. Iron Maiden (9)
2. The Raven Age (5)
2. Mastodon (3)
2. Coheed & Cambria (3)
3. Tie between Megadeth, Metallica, Ghost, Alice in Chains, Queensryche, Tool, and Machine Head (2)
 

SirRobbins

Ancient Mariner
As I explained in the chat, Epica didn't happen due to low funding over Christmas and tickets being sold out by the time money came back. Sad!

Upcoming concerts:

Oct 12 - HammerFall feat. Beast in Black, Edge of Paradise @ Corona Theatre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Hammerfall was great last year in the states. Only 55 people showed up to their show here where they played in a bar.... :(
 

The Dissident

Ancient Mariner
Looks like I won't be making it to Alter Bridge cause of my schedule the next day being a little too much for me to rationalize a 6 hour round trip to see them and being sleep deprived the next day. But I have bought Roger Waters tickets for a future fathers day gift so that adds another show to the list.

2020
  1. Sebastian Bach
  2. Alice Cooper w/ Lita Ford
  3. Journey w/ The Pretenders
  4. Ozzy Osbourne w/ Marilyn Manson
  5. Def Leppard and Motley Crue w/ Poison and Joan Jett
  6. Roger Waters
Potential Additions
  • Scorpions - Would be a celebration for grad which would be great seeing as Scorpions are one of my favourite bands
  • Aerosmith - Been trying to go see them in Vegas for a while, although it would likely have to be either Scorps or Aerosmith
  • Foreigner, Kansa, and Europe - Killer line up although it is a fairly long drive for the show.
Would love to add Queensryche, Dream Theater or Alter Bridge (back) into the line up for the year but currently the 3 don't have any shows close to me which I can attend. Hopefully they will do a Canadian tour soon.
 

Dityn DJ James

A coma stole my name.
About to buy tickets for KISS on Saturday!!!!!!!!!!

I wasn't even planning on going to this show (as I thought tickets were super expensive) but standing room next to the soundboard is only 74 USD!!! AAHHHHHHH
 

Collin

Chasing Ponce De Leon's Phantoms
Looks like I won't be making it to Alter Bridge cause of my schedule the next day being a little too much for me to rationalize a 6 hour round trip to see them and being sleep deprived the next day. But I have bought Roger Waters tickets for a future fathers day gift so that adds another show to the list.

2020
  1. Sebastian Bach
  2. Alice Cooper w/ Lita Ford
  3. Journey w/ The Pretenders
  4. Ozzy Osbourne w/ Marilyn Manson
  5. Def Leppard and Motley Crue w/ Poison and Joan Jett
  6. Roger Waters
Potential Additions
  • Scorpions - Would be a celebration for grad which would be great seeing as Scorpions are one of my favourite bands
  • Aerosmith - Been trying to go see them in Vegas for a while, although it would likely have to be either Scorps or Aerosmith
  • Foreigner, Kansa, and Europe - Killer line up although it is a fairly long drive for the show.
Would love to add Queensryche, Dream Theater or Alter Bridge (back) into the line up for the year but currently the 3 don't have any shows close to me which I can attend. Hopefully they will do a Canadian tour soon.
What made you decide to buy Motley Crue tickets?
 

The Dissident

Ancient Mariner
What made you decide to buy Motley Crue tickets?
I've seen Def Lep 3 times, Poison and Joan Jett once each all 3 put on good shows so I figured it would be a good time regardless of of how well Vince can sing. Overall I suspect the band will perform well and be entertaining. Plus Lep is closing out the night so it will end pretty good.
 
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