The Concert Thread

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Postby Shorty » Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:30 pm

I saw B*Witched, Atomic Kitten, S Club and Liberty X in February and it was genuinely the best concert I've ever been to! Surrounded by a bunch of pop music lovers my age reliving our childhoods. Plus I had a front row seat, I literally had the best seat in the arena :D

I'm also seeing Little Mix at the end of this month woohoo!!! I have a VIP package with merch and I get to see their soundcheck and they do a Q&A before the show. I had a GA ticket but with my broken shoulder that's not feasible so I got my ticket switched and now I have the best seat in the arena again :D

Plus last week I bought a ticket to see Adam Lambert & Queen for a second time!! That show isn't till February though. I got VIP for that too, it was so expensive lol. But my seat is on the floor so woo :D

My list of shows is now:

2000 - Five
2001 - Blue
2006 - Girls Aloud
2010 - Lady Gaga
2012 - Lady Gaga
2014 - Queen & Adam Lambert
2016 - Adam Lambert
2016 - Melanie Martinez
2017 - B*Witched, Atomic Kitten, S Club, Liberty X
2017 - Little Mix
2018 - Queen & Adam Lambert

I'll have seen Adam L three times after that last show :D
I've now met Dean Ambrose FOUR TIMES - 28/03/15, 02/04/16, 20/08/16 & 01/04/17!!
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Postby tdc2000 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:15 am

1. 1989: Bon Jovi/ Skid Row
2. 1990: Madonna (Blonde Ambition Tour)/ Technotronic
3. 1993: Def Leppard
4. 1993: Paula Abdul
5. 1996: Soul Asylum/ Radiohead
6. 2003: Everclear/ The Exies
7. 2004: Duran Duran
8. 2005: The Pointer Sisters
9. 2006: Aerosmith/ Lenny Kravitz
10. 2006: Queen
11. 2007: The Who
12. 2007: The Police/ Foo Fighters
13. 2007: Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band
14. 2007: The Beatles "Love" (Vegas)
15. 2008: Janet Jackson/ LL Cool J
16. 2008: Bon Jovi/ Daughtry
17. 2009: Depeche Mode/ Peter, Bjorn & John
18. 2009: Tina Turner
19. 2009: U2/ Black Eyed Peas
20. 2010: Prince/ Mint Condition
21. 2011: Def Leppard/ Heart
22. 2014: Paul McCartney
23. 2015: "Weird Al" Yankovic
24. 2015: Fleetwood Mac
25. 2016: Duran Duran/ Chic w/ Nile Rodgers
26. 2016: Coldplay/ Alessia Cara
27. 2016: Daryl Hall & John Oates/ Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings
28. 2017: Huey Lewis & The News
29. 2017: New Order/ Goldfrapp
30. 2017: Coldplay/ Tove Lo
31. 2017: Katy Perry/ Purity Ring
32. 2018: The Killers
33. 2018: Bananarama
34. 2018: Pink
35. 2018: Freestyle Festival: The Cover Girls, The Jets, The Village People, Shannon, Right Said Fred, Sugarhill Gang, Crystal Waters, Johnny O. Cynthia, Robin S, The Flirts, Egyptian Lover, Freestyle Evolution, Jody Watley, George Lamond, TKA
36. 2018: Weezer/ Pixies/ Sleigh Bells
"And keep reaching for the stars...." Casey Kasem RIP 1932-2014
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Postby oasisbobo » Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:46 pm

I saw Seasick Steve the other night!
Not really a fan before the gig but it was phenomenal. What a sound he has! 8-)
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Postby Wayne » Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:50 pm

I suppose I should add...

July 27th 2017 - Céline Dion (Birmingham, UK).
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Postby D2k » Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:54 pm

2008: Tarkan (Wembley Arena)
2010: Shakira - The Sun Comes Out (O2 London)
2011: Rihanna - Loud Tour (O2 London)
2013: McFly - Memory Lane (Wembley Arena)
2014: Ellie Goulding - Halcyon Tour (O2 Arena)
2015: Shawn Mendes - #ShawnsFirstHeadlines (The Garage)
2015: Mans Zelmerlow (Heaven Nightclub)
2015: One Direction (O2 Arena)
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Postby RayRay » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:37 pm

Update of the concerts I've been to:

A-ha (Doelen R'dam 1986; my very first concert)

Tina Arena (Brussel 2009; musical "Notre Dame de Paris" in London 2000)

Shirley Bassey (Ahoy)

Björn Again (Den Bosch)

Toni Braxton (Ahoy in 1996) (with her sisters as support act)

Sarah Brightman (A'dam 2004)

Michael Bublé (Düsseldorf 2005; Antwerp 2007; R'dam Ahoy 2012)

Mariah Carey (Ahoy R'dam and Paris 1996; Antwerp and London 2000; Ahoy R'dam 2003; Luxembourg 2016)

Cher (Ahoy 2004)

The Corrs (Ahoy December 1995 as support act for Celine Dion)

Céline Dion (The Hague May 1995; Ahoy December 1995; Ahoy October 1996; A'dam Arena June 1997; A'dam Arena June 1999; Sportpaleis Antwerp May 2008; Antwerp November 2013; Arnhem June 2017)

Matt Dusk (Den Bosch 2007 and Arnhem 2016)

En Vogue (Utrecht 2016)

Lara Fabian (Brussels 2010; Brussels 2013; Brussels 2016)

Paloma Faith (2x February 2015)

Mylène Farmer (Brussels 2009)

Laura Fygi (Delft 2000 and Tiel 2008 )

Wouter Hamel (Doornroosje Nijmegen 2008 )

Whitney Houston (R'dam Ahoy 1988)

Janet Jackson (R'dam Ahoy March 1995)

Michael Jackson (R'dam De Kuip 1992; A'dam Arena 1996)

Lady Gaga (A'dam Ziggo Dome 2012)

Liesbeth List (2007; 2008; A'dam Carré 2009; A'dam Carré 2012)

Trey Lorenz (A'dam January 1993: six songs at Virgin Mega Store)

Madonna (R'dam De Kuip 1987; R'dam De Kuip 1990; Paris 2001; Arnhem Gelredome 2004; A'dam Arena 2006; A'dam Arena 2008; A'dam Ziggo Dome 2012; A'dam Ziggo Dome 2015)

Liza Minnelli (Scheveningen 2006)

Kylie Minogue (Ahoy 2002; Antwerp 2008; A'dam HMH 2011)

MN8 (R'dam Ahoy March 1995 as support act of Janet Jackson)

Alison Moyet (A'dam Paradiso 2013)

Trijntje Oosterhuis (as part of Total Touch opening for Michael Jackson in 1996; solo in Nijmegen 2006; solo in A'dam in 2008 )

Pet Shop Boys (The Hague 1999; Utrecht 2014)

Rita Reys (De Doelen R'dam)

Lionel Richie (Symphonica in Rosso 2008)

Edsilia Rombley (A'dam Ziggo Club 2013)

Diana Ross (Ahoy 2007; Symphonica in Rosso 2009)

Wende Snijders (The Hague 2008 )

Barbra Streisand (Ziggo Dome A'dam 2013)


Beauty and the Beast (UK)
Billie Holiday (starring Ruth Jacott: 2008)
Grease (1994 UK) (2007 NL)
Whistle Down the Wind (UK)
Aan het einde van de regenboog (starring Simone Kleinsma and Paul de Leeuw 2007 NL)
Tarzan (2008 NL)
The Wiz (2007 NL)
Cats (NL)
Aïda (NL)
Mamma Mia! (UK twice) (2010 NL)
Les Misérables (2008 NL)
Phantom of the Opera (NL)
Evita (2008 NL)
Hair (2007 NL)
Chicago (NL)
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (2009 NL)
Fiddler on the Roof (NL)
Jekyl & Hyde (NL)
Jesus Christ Superstar (NL)
Sunset Boulevard (UK) (2009 NL)
3 Musketiers (NL)
Piaf (2008 NL)
Ramses (2012 NL)
Garland & Minnelli (2013 NL)
Jersey Boys (2013 Utrecht NL)
Dreamgirls (2014 Nijmegen NL)

In May I can add another concert of Lara Fabian. And next year we'll go to see Elton John.
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Postby menime123 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:47 pm

Updated List:

Celine Dion
Ed Sheeran
Taylor Swift
Sam Smith
Royal Blood
Kanye West
George Ezra
Paloma Faith
Take That
S Club 7
Girls Aloud
Cheryl Cole
Diana Vickers
Snow Patrol
Damien Rice
David Gray
Paolo Nutini
The Black Eyed Peas
Matt Cardle
John Legend
Duran Duran
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Bloc Party
Corinne Bailey Rae
Terra Naomi
Spinal Tap
James Blunt
Beastie Boys
Pussycat Dolls
Foo Fighters
Petula Clarke
Joe McElderry
Melanie C
Annie Lennox
Spice Girls
Geri Halliwell
The Saturdays
Rogue Traders
Rod Stewart
Candi Staton
Bon Jovi
Robbie Williams
Gary Barlow
Idina Menzel
Debbie Reynolds
Ben. E. King
Liberty X
Matt Willis
Patti LuPone
Kylie Minogue
Gareth Gates
Will Young
Christina Aguilera
Justin Timberlake
Liza Minnelli
Olly Murs
Azelia Banks
The Jacksons
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Postby menime123 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:48 pm

I’d list my musicals too but... I see one a week :lol: I’ve seen Wicked about 40 times now.
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Postby Wayne » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:54 pm


And that's basically it. :lol:
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Postby biscuits » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:54 pm

Janet Jackson (London, 2011)
The Big Reunion (B*Witched, Atomic Kitten, 5ive, Liberty X, Honeyz) (Birmingham, 2013)
J Cole (Birmingham, 2014)
Madonna (Tokyo, 2016)
Mariah Carey (Birmingham, 2016)
Ariana Grande (Birmingham, 2017)
Celine Dion (Birmingham, 2017)
Lady Gaga (Birmingham, 2018)

J Cole, Celena and Gaga Lady were all for free. I don't think I'd pay for any of their shows. The act I most want to see is Spice Girls.

Musicals I think is...
Beauty and The Beast (Bradford, 2006?)
The Wizard of Oz (Leeds, 2007?)
Matilda (Warwick, 2010)
Thriller (Bradford, 2013)
The Bodyguard (Birmingham, 2015)
Aladdin (New York, 2015)
Wicked (London, 2016)

Can't remember if there are any more
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Postby NothingFails » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:09 pm

Michael Jackson (Mar 1988)
Aerosmith (Dec 1994)
Weezer (Jan 1997)
Cher (Feb 2000)
Tina Turner w/ Lionel Richie (Mar 2000)
Pat Benatar (Aug 2000)
Janet Jackson w/ Ginuwine (Jan 2002)
Cher w/ Cyndi Lauper (Sep 2002)
Jewel (Nov 2002)
Cher (Mar 2003) [I saw her twice on the farewell tour but the second time I had someone buy my tickets and I wasn't going to say no lol]
Joan Jett (Aug 2003)
Rolling Stones w/ Alice Cooper (Sep 2006)
Prince (Jul 2007)
The Police (Jul 2007)
B-52's (May 2008)
Blondie (Jun 2008)
Joan Jett (Aug 2008)
Joan Jett (Aug 2010) [she used to play the free show at the fair so I'd go and see her several times since she gave a good show lol]
Prince (Mar 2015)
Madonna (Jan 2016)
Bruce Springsteen (Feb 2016)
Alice Cooper (Aug 2016)
The Revolution [Prince's old band] (May 2017)
Tears For Fears (May 2017)
Franz Ferdinand (May 2017)
Jake Shears (Jun 2017)
U2 w/ Beck (Sep 2017)
Guns N Roses (Nov 2017)
Buckingham McVie (Nov 2017)
Lady Gaga (Nov 2017)
St. Vincent (Nov 2017)

upcoming concerts are up in the air, but for sure I'm seeing Metallica in Mar 2019 since I bought tickets (partner is a huge fan).
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Postby RayRay » Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:16 pm

Gonna add Glennis Grace soon.
I have seen her before, performing a few songs, as she was just one of the performers.
But later this year I'll go to a "real" concert, where she will pay tribute to Whitney Houston.
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Postby shirley » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:16 am

Recently saw Faith Hill, Tim McGraw & Kelsea Ballerini recently at the Country 2 Country festival.

Got Katy Perry, Shania Twain and Kylie soon
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Postby NothingFails » Mon May 07, 2018 2:06 am

June 8 - Belle And Sebastian, Perfume Genius and Frankie Cosmos
July 3 - Pretenders
July 29 - Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper
Aug 5 - Marilyn Manson
Oct 10 - Fleetwood Mac
Mar 9, 2019 - Metallica
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Postby jio » Mon May 07, 2018 8:57 am

From international acts I have only seen Madonna, 50 Cent, Lisa Stansfield, Black Box, Dr. Alban, Diana Ross and Elton John
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Postby abdon » Wed May 09, 2018 4:30 am

Ozzy last night

Everything started with

Bark at the moon
Mr. Crowley
I don't know
Suicide solutions
No more tears
Road to nowhere
Flying high again
Shot in the dark
I don't wanna change the world
Crazy train

But also brought some black Sabbath with fairy wear boots . War pigs and paranoid

Zak did his thing playing a mix of miracle man crazy babies breaking all the rules and Perry mason

Ozzy is fantastic one of the best I've ever seen his music better than every reality show episode he had made at some point during the awful teen pop era 2000
But that's the way I like it baby I don't want to live forever
and don't forget the joker
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Postby spiritboy » Wed May 09, 2018 6:28 am

I might see Imagine Dragons on September 2.

Shakira also has a concert here, if i'll find a free ticket, i might go.
Mariah saved Xmas and Gaga is saving Pop and Hollywood.
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Postby king_oxymoron » Wed May 30, 2018 6:50 pm

Over the weekend I have seen...

Rita Ora
Niall Horan
Demi Lovato
Jason Derulo
Camila Cabello
Shawn Mendes
Panic! At The Disco
Taylor Swift
James Bay
Florence & The Machine
Miles Kane
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Postby RayRay » Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:46 pm

Looking forward to Glennis Grace (Whitney tribute), Mariah Carey (Christmas show) and Elton John (next year).
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Postby king_oxymoron » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:14 pm

Great weekend seeing

Pixie Lott
Ella Eyre
Britney Spears

Jess Glynne
Chic ft. Nile Rodgers
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Postby RayRay » Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:26 pm

Glennis Grace: just brilliant. One of the best I've ever seen.

Kylie Minogue: just a few weeks now...
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Postby RayRay » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:34 pm

Going to add Ariana Grande to my list later this year. :D
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