The Concert Thread

Dityn DJ James

A coma stole my name.
Back in early 2020 when I saw Priest was doing their 50 Heavy Metal Years US tour near me (New Hampshire at the time) I thought to myself, 'wow, wouldn't it be insane to follow them around for a few dates instead of just doing a one off to see them?'.

Well, here we are. I just bought tickets now, in 2021, to see them in San Antonio, Austin and Dallas. Still doesn't feel real. Seeing them in 2019 was one of the best shows (and experiences) of my life. To cap it all off, I'm taking my younger brother with me who loves Priest. We're making it a road trip. It's gonna be insane. I mean one of the best experiences of my entire life. October can't get here fast enough. And I know that week is gonna fly by so fast. This is the craziest thing I've ever decided to do.

If that wasn't enough, I also got tickets to see Testament, Exodus and Death Angel that Saturday after Priest x3! insane
 

FTB

Stranger in a Strange Board
Got tickets for Die Ärzte in June 2022 Cologne Stadium. They're not what they used to be, but I'll go with my sister in law and her husband, gonna be fun I guess.

Seen them last time in 04 and they played over 3 hours.
 

Collin

Chasing Ponce De Leon's Phantoms
Concerts:
8/13/21 - Guns N' Roses @ Grizzly Stadium, Missoula, MT
10/2/21 - Judas Priest with Sabaton @ Angel of the Winds Arena, Everett, WA
11/4/21 - Dream Theater with Arch Echo @ The Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA
4/16/22 - Deftones and Gojira @ The WAMU Theater, Seattle, WA

This will be my first Dream Theater concert now. Finally...

My Deftones show was moved to 2022 about a month ago. Oh well.. 2 more weeks until my first concert in over a year. I also learned a hard lesson. Book the hotel now if you're travelling. Apparently GNR has the ability to sell out every hotel in the city of Missoula, so now I get to stay at a hot springs 40 miles away.

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, Sevendust, 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
  • 3/9/20 Tool @ The Spokane Arena, Spokane, WA
2021:

Key:
*** = On the rail/Front Row
''' = Met the band/Meet & Greet

My Top 10 concerts
1
. 04/11/16 Iron Maiden with The Raven Age @ Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA ***
2. 3/9/20 Tool @ The Spokane Arena, Spokane, WA
3. 07/03/17 Iron Maiden with Ghost @ The T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV ***
4. 9/13/19 Iron Maiden with The Raven Age @ MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV
5. 07/09/16 Alice in Chains @ The INB Performing Arts Center, Spokane, WA '''
6. 06/17/17 Tool @ The Gorge Amphitheater, George, WA
7. 11/17/18 Ghost @ The Joint, Las Vegas, NV ***
8. 07/30/12 Iron Maiden with Coheed & Cambria @ White River Amphitheater, Auburn, WA
9. 12/2/18 Metallica @ The Spokane Arena, Spokane, WA ***
10. 02/28/16 Iron Maiden with The Raven Age @ Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV
 

The Dissident

Ancient Mariner
Concerts:
8/13/21 - Guns N' Roses @ Grizzly Stadium, Missoula, MT
10/2/21 - Judas Priest with Sabaton @ Angel of the Winds Arena, Everett, WA
11/4/21 - Dream Theater with Arch Echo @ The Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA
4/16/22 - Deftones and Gojira @ The WAMU Theater, Seattle, WA

This will be my first Dream Theater concert now. Finally...

My Deftones show was moved to 2022 about a month ago. Oh well.. 2 more weeks until my first concert in over a year. I also learned a hard lesson. Book the hotel now if you're travelling. Apparently GNR has the ability to sell out every hotel in the city of Missoula, so now I get to stay at a hot springs 40 miles away.

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, Sevendust, 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
  • 3/9/20 Tool @ The Spokane Arena, Spokane, WA
2021:

Key:
*** = On the rail/Front Row
''' = Met the band/Meet & Greet

My Top 10 concerts
1
. 04/11/16 Iron Maiden with The Raven Age @ Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA ***
2. 3/9/20 Tool @ The Spokane Arena, Spokane, WA
3. 07/03/17 Iron Maiden with Ghost @ The T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV ***
4. 9/13/19 Iron Maiden with The Raven Age @ MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV
5. 07/09/16 Alice in Chains @ The INB Performing Arts Center, Spokane, WA '''
6. 06/17/17 Tool @ The Gorge Amphitheater, George, WA
7. 11/17/18 Ghost @ The Joint, Las Vegas, NV ***
8. 07/30/12 Iron Maiden with Coheed & Cambria @ White River Amphitheater, Auburn, WA
9. 12/2/18 Metallica @ The Spokane Arena, Spokane, WA ***
10. 02/28/16 Iron Maiden with The Raven Age @ Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV

If the border opens, I'll be at Priest and Dream Theater.
 

Night Prowler

Customer Deathcycle Manager
Staff member
Played for 2h 20min but it still felt short. He just has too many awesome songs. This time he avoided all the fast songs. Probably because at his last show at the same venue, he only played the faster stuff, which sucked for me, because I didn't listen to him back then. And also because audience would've trashed the venue as it's not made for moshpits. Either way, great show.
Saw Vranjković for the 3rd time in about 50 days and it might've been the best show I've ever seen in my life. It was absolutely flawless in every way. 3 hour show with 0 mistakes, and that was, according to him, a "shortened" setlist. Compared to the previous show, he started off with slower mellow stuff, then some heavier slower stuff, then ended in a fury with 6 fast songs in a row.

It was a miniscule stage at a boat, but it just added to the experience. I don't think it's even a proper concert venue, it's more of a bar, considering the standing area has standing tables, but honestly... I kinda prefer it this way, as it prevents mosh pits and people throwing beer everywhere. First time in a while that I came home without someone spilling beer all over me.
 

Flaming Blimp Crash

Ancient Mariner
Was going to go to see Metallica playing in Louisville and Daytona Beach in the coming months, but with COVID exploding in those states and no testing/vaccine required for entry I've pulled the plug on those trips. Luckily, didn't buy any tickets to those. Will be going to their 40th Anniversary shows in San Fran in December though. Believe SF requires proof of vaccination to enter indoor events with over 5,000 people, so I'm covered there.
 

GhostofCain

Ancient Mariner
First gig for me today after 20 months and, funnily enough, I am seeing a couple of bands Steve Harris loves: Stray and Martin Turner ex-Wishbone Ash :)
 

PieceofMind89

Educated Fool
Was going to go to see Metallica playing in Louisville and Daytona Beach in the coming months, but with COVID exploding in those states and no testing/vaccine required for entry I've pulled the plug on those trips. Luckily, didn't buy any tickets to those. Will be going to their 40th Anniversary shows in San Fran in December though. Believe SF requires proof of vaccination to enter indoor events with over 5,000 people, so I'm covered there.

I just came from vacation in Florida visiting family. I didn't get sick even though I was around many people.

I also went to see Green Day three weeks ago in Washington DC at Nationals Stadium with 40,000 people(90% without masks), didn't get sick either.
I'm fully vaccinated so I feel safe enough to go to a concert. It's all about following a healthy diet, boosting your immune system and getting vaxxed. Masks are kinda useless IMO.
I'll also be getting the booster shot in the coming months.
 

Flaming Blimp Crash

Ancient Mariner
Oh, the Green Day/Fall Out Boy/Weezer tour the last of my concern would be anything COVID-related. :lol:

I'm fully vaccinated as well, but I think I'll pass on the festivals and wait for my San Fran shows.
 

GhostofCain

Ancient Mariner
Seeing Martin Turner live yesterday demonstrated once again how much of an influence he has been on Steve’s playing and songwriting. :)
 
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