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Title: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: SwedishGoose on November 16, 2016, 06:26:42 AM
About time to start one concerts thread for The upcoming year.

My concerts som far is

9th of March - Stockholm - Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed & Chevelle

1st of April - Malmö - Neil Morse Band

Will hopefully get tickets for Dream Theater 18th of February in Stockholm Wien they go on sale
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Train of Naught on November 16, 2016, 06:57:18 AM
Continuing discussion in the 2017 thread because it's related to a 2017 concert
How expensive is it?
It's about 65 euro's.

So my list so far includes Gojira and the Devin Townsend / Between the Buried and Me / Leprous shows, hyped. :metal thanks for the new thread SwedishGoose

9th of March - Stockholm - Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed & Chevelle
What do you think of the new Avenged Sevenfold album?
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Scorpion on November 16, 2016, 07:18:42 AM
I'm seeing BTBAM and Devin in February, super excited for that!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: SwedishGoose on November 16, 2016, 07:30:40 AM
9th of March - Stockholm - Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed & Chevelle
What do you think of the new Avenged Sevenfold album?

Not really a fan of any of the bands but two friends were going so I figured, why not...

Listened once so far to the new A7X and like What I hear.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: twosuitsluke on November 16, 2016, 09:26:13 AM
I'm the same as some of you guys, all I have tickets for so far is Dev/Tesseract/Leprous  :metal soooooooo looking forward to that one.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Tomislav95 on November 16, 2016, 09:51:52 AM
Continuing discussion in the 2017 thread because it's related to a 2017 concert
How expensive is it?
It's about 65 euro's.

So my list so far includes Gojira and the Devin Townsend / Between the Buried and Me / Leprous shows, hyped. :metal thanks for the new thread SwedishGoose

Wow, that's a lot :o when I saw them 3 years ago tickets were half that price. And I got them for half price because there was discount for entering European Union :lol no one will ever again see DT for only ~ 16 euros ever again :P
I'm planning to see Devin Townsend / Between the Buried and Me / Leprous but it's on Sunday before final tests, I hope there won't be anything on Monday.
I'm thinking about going to see Gregorian :biggrin: I bet it would be so cool, also, they're playing in big sport arena.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: MirrorMask on November 16, 2016, 09:56:23 AM
So far only Dream Theater on a saturday in my hometown playing the whole I6W  :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: ich bin besser on November 16, 2016, 09:58:54 AM
Got tickets for:

- April: Artrockfestival V (Blind Ego, Karnataka, Lazuli, Mystery, Omega, Pain Of Salvation, Carl Palmer ELP Legacy, Red Sand, Jonas Reingold & Andy Bartosch, Uli Jon Roth feat. Crystal Breed, Seven Steps To The Green Door, Stern-Combo Meissen + Symphonieorchester, Sylvan, Chris Thompson)
- May: Neal Morse Band
- May: Prog The Castle II (The Barstool Philosophers, Credo, Dante, Deafening Opera, Franck Carducci, Holophinium, Karibow, Vanden Plas, Votum)
- July: Night Of The Prog XI (so far: Eyevory, Mike Portnoy’s Shattered Fortress, Soul Secret)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: SwedishGoose on November 17, 2016, 02:20:47 AM
About time to start one concerts thread for The upcoming year.

My concerts som far is

9th of March - Stockholm - Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed & Chevelle

1st of April - Malmö - Neil Morse Band

Will hopefully get tickets for Dream Theater 18th of February in Stockholm Wien they go on sale

Secured tickets for Images & Words and beyond on the 18th of February in Stockholm
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Cyclopssss on November 17, 2016, 02:29:03 AM
Seeing Fates Warning end of januari, that's it for now...
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Train of Naught on November 19, 2016, 02:53:04 AM
Oh, yesterday I bought tickets to see Gojira @ Tivoli, Utrecht on the 26th of March, really hyped for this one. :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Train of Naught on November 21, 2016, 09:12:33 AM
Came around to seeing Alcest and MONO live yesterday, I'm floored.

Unfortunately I missed half of the supporting act, pg.lost, which is a great post rock band in the vein of God Is An Astronaut. Unfortunately they had like 25 minutes of playing time anyway but what I've heard was really solid. To my surprise Alcest actually played second. The songs off the new album they played came out perfectly live, those (Kodama and Oiseaux de Proie) along with Percees de Lumiere were the definite standouts. Now MONO I was kinda skeptical about, I've heard some stuff before and do dig me some Hymn to the Immortal Wind at times, but never really got into them that much. In concert they're absolutely perfect, their sound becomes much more intense and the payoffs are so much better in a live setting. Listening back to some MONO right now and they're starting to really click with me. I think this is the first time that I primarily came to see a certain band (Alcest) and another band actually ended up being my favorite act of the evening, good job MONO, you've gained a fan yesterday :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: twosuitsluke on November 21, 2016, 09:30:06 AM
Nice. I remember years back seeing Slayer on one of their Unholy Alliance tours. They were supported by Children of Bodom, In Flames and Lamb of God (hell of a line up!!!) At the time I was already a massive fan of In Flames and CoB but had only heard one of two songs by LoG.

That night LoG completely blew all the other bands away, which was pretty amazing since the other three bands were (at the time) some of my favourite bands of all time.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Nick on November 21, 2016, 11:15:24 AM
Cruise to the Edge in February, and hopefully Ayreon x2 in September.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: splent on November 21, 2016, 10:38:53 PM
My plan:

























Yup.
 :'(
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: SwedishGoose on November 22, 2016, 02:30:41 AM
Cruise to the Edge in February, and hopefully Ayreon x2 in September.

Ohhh... nice plan
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: The Curious Orange on November 22, 2016, 05:11:37 AM
31 Jan - Tift Merritt
2 Feb - Black Sabbath
3 Mar - Drive By Truckers
28-30 April - Marillion
4 May - Iron Maiden
29 Sept - Big Big Train


Hoping to add DT to the list soon, and there's a few other artists rumoured to be touring in '17 (Roger Waters?), so should be a good one.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Samsara on November 22, 2016, 12:24:33 PM
Only 1 so far: Roger Waters (June)

But if they tour stateside, I'll be seeing Helloween's Pumpkins United tour for sure. And if Maiden makes its way around, that too. Probably going to see Living Colour too, if they finally release Shade, which they've been working on for the last four years...
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: lonestar on November 22, 2016, 08:59:50 PM
Sabaton just announced a headlining tour, so I'm pretty sure I'll be hitting that one. Nothing else on the horizon as of yet.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Cool Chris on November 22, 2016, 10:24:32 PM
Haven't pulled trigger on Roger Waters yet, assuming I will. That's all that is on tap for me at this point.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Phoenix87x on November 23, 2016, 03:08:31 AM
I don't know if either will be near me in 2017, but I want to see:

1. Iron Maiden
2. Metallica
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Cyclopssss on November 23, 2016, 04:43:17 AM
Ayreon Universe on the 15th of september 2017  :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: lonestar on November 25, 2016, 05:17:45 PM
Haven't pulled trigger on Roger Waters yet, assuming I will. That's all that is on tap for me at this point.

Just looked, that's a pricey ticket man.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: splent on November 28, 2016, 12:28:30 PM
Does seeing Hamiton in February count?
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: twosuitsluke on November 29, 2016, 12:51:29 AM
Just bought my tickets for the UK Haken tour in March  :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: ReaperKK on November 30, 2016, 06:10:34 PM
Haven't pulled trigger on Roger Waters yet, assuming I will. That's all that is on tap for me at this point.

That's my plan, I want to take my little brother to see Roger Waters.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Cyclopssss on November 30, 2016, 11:05:29 PM
Ghost in april!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Anguyen92 on November 30, 2016, 11:11:50 PM
I might see Alter Bridge at the Wiltern Theater in LA in February if the financial circumstances favors me.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on December 01, 2016, 02:11:22 PM
January 20th - Reel Big Fish, NJ
February 3rd - AFI, NYC
February 17th - Less Than Jake, NYC
March 8th - Amaranthe, NYC
April 24th - Delain, NYC

So far that is all and only have tickets for Reel Big Fish as of now.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: lonestar on December 10, 2016, 10:08:09 PM
Haven't bought tickets yet, but Thank You Scientists are doing a show in Oakland in January. They were so good opening for Haken I can't see missing them. Also keeping an eye out for Evergrey/Need to hit the Bay Area.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: The Curious Orange on December 14, 2016, 05:35:55 AM
Updated:

31 Jan - Tift Merritt
2 Feb - Black Sabbath
12 Feb - Dream Theater
3 Mar - Drive By Truckers
23 Apr - Dream Theater
28-30 Apr - Marillion Weekend
4 May - Iron Maiden
29 Sept - Big Big Train
13 Oct - Marillion

Looks like being a good year!

Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: ReaperKK on December 15, 2016, 04:59:31 AM
Looks like I am going to see Roger Waters next year, sweet!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Awaken on December 15, 2016, 09:59:06 AM
April 2017:
Periphery
Brit Floyd (wish I could afford Roger Waters again)

June 2017:
Tom Petty

All subject to change as Fate's Warning typically kicks off in Hartford, CT and I'll quickly abandon any of these for that show, if/when announced
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: lonestar on December 16, 2016, 10:36:42 PM
Yeah....um... Enchant just announced at a small bar about a mile from my house in January. Fuck yes.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Adami on December 16, 2016, 11:23:15 PM
I kind of stopped going to concerts a while ago, mixture of bands I like not really coming here and me not being too excited to see anyone.

But when Metallica announces their eventual US tour, I think I might just go to that.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on December 17, 2016, 01:26:55 PM
I kind of stopped going to concerts a while ago, mixture of bands I like not really coming here and me not being too excited to see anyone.

But when Metallica announces their eventual US tour, I think I might just go to that.

I'd like to see Metallica as well, the one band I've liked for so long that I haven't seen before.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Adami on December 17, 2016, 01:27:55 PM
I kind of stopped going to concerts a while ago, mixture of bands I like not really coming here and me not being too excited to see anyone.

But when Metallica announces their eventual US tour, I think I might just go to that.

I'd like to see Metallica as well, the one band I've liked for so long that I haven't seen before.

I've seen them twice, even met them once, but that was over 10 years ago. Their new album actually gets me excited to see them.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on December 17, 2016, 01:36:41 PM
I kind of stopped going to concerts a while ago, mixture of bands I like not really coming here and me not being too excited to see anyone.

But when Metallica announces their eventual US tour, I think I might just go to that.

I'd like to see Metallica as well, the one band I've liked for so long that I haven't seen before.

I've seen them twice, even met them once, but that was over 10 years ago. Their new album actually gets me excited to see them.

I'd hope they play more new songs than the three singles too.  Even though I haven't seen them before, I'd be fine missing out on classic songs to get a fresher setlist.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Adami on December 17, 2016, 01:38:34 PM
Yea, it's a bit odd that they're only playing the three singles, since they really hyped up the album and all. I'm really hoping if they do a proper tour, they'll do Dream No More, Halo on Fire and Spit out the Bone as well.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on December 17, 2016, 01:42:23 PM
Yea, it's a bit odd that they're only playing the three singles, since they really hyped up the album and all. I'm really hoping if they do a proper tour, they'll do Dream No More, Halo on Fire and Spit out the Bone as well.

Yea Id expect that as well and that would be sweeet. 
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: SoundscapeMN on December 17, 2016, 03:24:46 PM
Typhoon April 4th in St.Paul, unfortunately it's promoted by the local Hipster College Rock/NPR Station and also is split with a comedian who I've never heard of.

I guess if I find a way to get a free ticket I will go, but I'd much rather get a full headlining set if I'm going to spend $35 or $40.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Architeuthis on December 19, 2016, 12:56:21 AM
 So far,  Neal Morse band (with Portnoy) in Seattle Jan 17th. 
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Cyclopssss on December 19, 2016, 01:10:32 AM
Dream Theater Amsterdam HMH on the 25th of april confirmed !  :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Tomislav95 on December 21, 2016, 03:17:08 AM
I'll add Deep Purple on my list (May 16th). And I'm thinking about INmusic Festival (June 19th-21st), there are usually indie bands, and sometimes some metal bands. Only two bands are announced so far: Arcade Fire and Alt-J.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on December 21, 2016, 07:53:11 AM
January 20th - Reel Big Fish & Anti-Flag, NJ - Have ticket
February 3rd - AFI, NYC - Have ticket
February 17th - Less Than Jake & Pepper, NYC
March 9th - Amaranthe, NJ - Have ticket
April 24th - Delain & Hammerfall, NYC
May 7th - Devin Townsend Project, Gojira, & Opeth, NJ

Just updated my list, it's starting to fill up.  I can't wait till I start seeing the summer concerts at PNC Arts Center this year, hoping for lots of good bands to come through town again.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Big Hath on December 26, 2016, 02:57:45 PM
Here's what is lined up so far:

January - Neal Morse Band
February - Alcest
March - Katatonia
April - Amorphis
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Train of Naught on January 09, 2017, 08:48:08 AM
Just bought tickets to a just announced Plini show, March 21st. He will be accompanied by DispersE and David Maxim Micic :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Mosh on January 09, 2017, 10:46:08 AM
So far just Opeth at Red Rocks.  :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on January 19, 2017, 07:53:36 AM
January 20th - Reel Big Fish & Anti-Flag, NJ - TOMORROW! First concert of the year
February 3rd - AFI, NYC - Loving the new single Snow Cats
February 17th - Less Than Jake & Pepper, NYC - I actually think it's doubtful I can go to this show, but we will see.  I may have a business trip this week
March 9th - Amaranthe, NJ - Have ticket
April 24th - Delain & Hammerfall, NYC - Still need to get a ticket
May 7th - Devin Townsend Project, Gojira, & Opeth, NJ - Still need to get a ticket
June 7th - Iron Maiden and Ghost, NJ - Fan club pre-sale next week
July 21 - Iron Maiden and Ghost, Brooklyn NY - Fan club pre-sale next week
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Train of Naught on January 21, 2017, 02:20:23 AM
Have a shitton (for my standards) of concerts coming up the next few months, full list:

1 February: Lemaitre - Sugarfactory, Amsterdam
2 February: KAKKMADDAFAKKA (wtf is this name :lol) - Melkweg, Amsterdam
5 February: Movits! - Melkweg, Amsterdam
10 March: Devin Townsend & BTBAM & Leprous - Melkweg, Amsterdam
21 March: Plini & DispersE & David Maxim Micic - Patronaat, Haarlem
26 March: Gojira & Car Bomb & Code Orange - Ronda (TivoliVredenburg), Utrecht
16 April: Dubioza Kolektiv - Melkweg, Amsterdam
27 May: Periphery & The Contortionist & Destrage & Decapitated (more TBA) - (indoor festival) Fortarock in the City, Doornroosje, Nijmegen
(I may go to the Haken show as well but I'm not sure yet)

I may not be anticipating nearly as many new albums this year compared to 2016, but I've never seen so many bands I love in one year, this year is going to kick ass. :metal As well as a few bands I'm not too familiar with but heard good things about.

February 17th - Less Than Jake & Pepper, NYC - I actually think it's doubtful I can go to this show, but we will see.  I may have a business trip this week
You're seeing these guys an awful lot, are they locals?
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Tomislav95 on January 21, 2017, 02:35:35 AM

16 April: Dubioza Kolektiv - Melkweg, Amsterdam

Really? You like them?
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Train of Naught on January 21, 2017, 02:44:42 AM
Well, not really (No Escape (from Balkan) is pretty fucking cool though), but I figured they're great to see in concert. I love energetic shows like that where it's constantly just about mindlessly jumping around and crowdsurfing :lol there's this huge group of friends I go with but barely talk to in real life, I went to a Russkaja concert with them last November and it was one of the most fun concerts ever
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Tomislav95 on January 21, 2017, 02:50:00 AM
I remember everyone in my high school liked them but I never really got them :-\ it's just not my music.
Also, I didn't know they are popular outside Balkan.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: krands85 on January 21, 2017, 04:41:22 AM
Not much for me so far.

23rd March - Haken - Glasgow
20th April - Dream Theater - Glasgow

Oh and I went along with a friend to a Sabaton gig a couple weeks back, but I don't really know them very well.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: MirrorMask on January 21, 2017, 06:57:23 AM
Dream Theater this coming 4th of February, Loreena McKennitt in March, Blind Guardian in July and Helloween in September! and countless local minor gigs.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on January 21, 2017, 09:07:07 AM
February 17th - Less Than Jake & Pepper, NYC - I actually think it's doubtful I can go to this show, but we will see.  I may have a business trip this week
You're seeing these guys an awful lot, are they locals?

They are from Florida so no, but they tend to hit up the NJ/NYC area a lot because the ska scene was pretty big here in the 90s and still draws a good crowd.  I've seen them a lot as a kid cause I really liked them growing up and then went like 15 years before I saw them again this summer and it's been like I need to catch up with them  :lol

Honestly ska concerts are just a lot of fun.  There's a good pit usually and the people are always friendly at these shows. 

I saw Reel Big Fish last night, another ska concert, and it was so much fun.  I drank a bit too much and am feeling it this morning, but I had a great time. 

Most of Reel Big Fish's Encore (I'm Cool / Everyone Else is an Asshole / Where Have You Been (https://youtu.be/-yFU0IohRdA)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: twosuitsluke on January 21, 2017, 09:11:43 AM
February 17th - Less Than Jake & Pepper, NYC - I actually think it's doubtful I can go to this show, but we will see.  I may have a business trip this week
You're seeing these guys an awful lot, are they locals?

They are from Florida so no, but they tend to hit up the NJ/NYC area a lot because the ska scene was pretty big here in the 90s and still draws a good crowd.  I've seen them a lot as a kid cause I really liked them growing up and then went like 15 years before I saw them again this summer and it's been like I need to catch up with them  :lol

Honestly ska concerts are just a lot of fun.  There's a good pit usually and the people are always friendly at these shows. 

I saw Reel Big Fish last night, another ska concert, and it was so much fun.  I drank a bit too much and am feeling it this morning, but I had a great time. 

Most of Reel Big Fish's Encore (I'm Cool / Everyone Else is an Asshole / Where Have You Been (https://youtu.be/-yFU0IohRdA)

I've probably been to more ska punk gigs than any other genre, they are totally the most fun. I've seen Reel Big Fish in double figures, easily. They are always great for a good drunken sing-along. The UK scene is still fairly strong and I saw Less Than Jake as well a few months ago, great fun. I can link a video from the last show where I can be seen crowd surfing, always a good time.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Train of Naught on January 21, 2017, 09:17:23 AM
^ I just saw that one in the 2016 thread :lol your hair is instantly recognizable.

Agreed with you guys about ska concerts, I think the music's alright but I pull the trigger on these shows because everyone is so friendly and there's such a positive vibe through and through. Pretty much the opposite from post-rock concerts, which I also seem to love. :lol Really just depends on the kind of night it is, I'm not going to get hammered at a Caspian concert.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: twosuitsluke on January 21, 2017, 09:54:56 AM
^ I just saw that one in the 2016 thread :lol your hair is instantly recognizable.

Yea, I never get lost in a crowd and because I'm fairly tall my friends often use my hair as a beacon at a gig  :lol

Punk rock gigs are just so much fun and the energy is generally great  :tup
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: lonestar on January 22, 2017, 08:59:19 AM
OK, so far I've gotten to....


Jan 6th- Enchant @ Vinnies Bar & Grill
Jan 22nd- Consider the Source, Thank You Scientist @ The New Parish

Nothing purchased on the horizon as of now...
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: twosuitsluke on January 23, 2017, 11:27:45 AM
Ok, so this line up of Ska Punk bands has been announced for Slam Dunk Festival

https://m.facebook.com/slamdunkltd/photos/a.204573376219580.59635.135991386411113/1595950300415207/?type=3&source=48 (https://m.facebook.com/slamdunkltd/photos/a.204573376219580.59635.135991386411113/1595950300415207/?type=3&source=48)

Not sure I can pass up seeing The Mad Caddies, Goldfinger, Reel Big Fish and Less Than Jake one after another!!! All they need is to announce King Prawn, Capdown and Streetlight Manifesto for the ultimate ska punk line up  :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on January 23, 2017, 11:36:59 AM
Ok, so this line up of Ska Punk bands has been announced for Slam Dunk Festival

https://m.facebook.com/slamdunkltd/photos/a.204573376219580.59635.135991386411113/1595950300415207/?type=3&source=48 (https://m.facebook.com/slamdunkltd/photos/a.204573376219580.59635.135991386411113/1595950300415207/?type=3&source=48)

Not sure I can pass up seeing The Mad Caddies, Goldfinger, Reel Big Fish and Less Than Jake one after another!!! All they need is to announce King Prawn, Capdown and Streetlight Manifesto for the ultimate ska punk line up  :metal

Yea that's a sick ska show line up
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: twosuitsluke on January 23, 2017, 11:48:52 AM
Ok, so this line up of Ska Punk bands has been announced for Slam Dunk Festival

https://m.facebook.com/slamdunkltd/photos/a.204573376219580.59635.135991386411113/1595950300415207/?type=3&source=48 (https://m.facebook.com/slamdunkltd/photos/a.204573376219580.59635.135991386411113/1595950300415207/?type=3&source=48)

Not sure I can pass up seeing The Mad Caddies, Goldfinger, Reel Big Fish and Less Than Jake one after another!!! All they need is to announce King Prawn, Capdown and Streetlight Manifesto for the ultimate ska punk line up  :metal

Yea that's a sick ska show line up

I knew you'd get it dude  :biggrin: I'm rounding up my buddies for this skank fest  :lol
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: home on January 25, 2017, 08:11:11 AM
Seeing Pain of Salvation live in Zwolle at april the 16th  :metal Really looking forward to this!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cfmoran13 on January 25, 2017, 08:24:56 AM
June 16th - U2 - Philly (hopefully)

My wife has wanted to see them forever.  Since I'm not a big fan, they've never been on my radar.  Figured I'd try this time around.  Damn thing was sold out before they went onsale to the general public.  Bunch of fan club bullsh*t!  Essentially, all they did was jack people for an additional $50 per order for their membership.  Had I known, I would've bit the bullet and gotten a membership.  Now, I'm gonna be stuck paying Stubhub prices for $30 tix.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: SwedishGoose on January 25, 2017, 10:15:55 AM
Seeing Pain of Salvation live in Zwolle at april the 16th  :metal Really looking forward to this!

Jealous... what is up with them not playing any dates in Sweden? Not even in the hometown of the band, Eskilstuna...
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on January 26, 2017, 08:52:48 AM
I'm seeing AFI (for the first time since 2001) on Friday the 3rd in NYC and noticed from their setlists that they have a good rotation of songs being played and I've been really digging their catalogue lately so I just got myself a hotel room and will be trying to go see them the next day in Boston.  Concert is sold out, but stub hub has affordable (although double face value) tickets so it seems I will likely see them twice this tour and hopefully get a good dose of different songs.  :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: kingshmegland on January 26, 2017, 09:49:17 AM
BOC
Iron Maiden
RoSfest
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: gmillerdrake on January 26, 2017, 10:07:17 AM
Neal Morse tonight :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: kingshmegland on January 26, 2017, 11:30:04 AM
Neal Morse tonight :metal

 :metal

Meeting up with Kev?
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Nick on January 26, 2017, 12:45:25 PM
Cruise to the Edge in February, and hopefully Ayreon x2 in September.

Solidified those and added some more, some amazing shows coming up this year.

2017-02-07 – Cruise to the Edge
2017-04-01 – Saxon and UFO at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe
2017-04-29 – MindMaze at The Funhouse in Bethlehem
2017-05-10 – Coheed and Cambria and The Dear Hunter at the Fillmore in Philadelphia
2017-06-04 – Iron Maiden and Ghost at the Wells-Fargo Center in Philadelphia
2017-09-15 – Ayreon in the Netherlands
2017-09-16 – Ayreon in the Netherlands
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: gmillerdrake on January 26, 2017, 03:14:24 PM
Neal Morse tonight :metal

 :metal

Meeting up with Kev?

I just texted him touch base...we had spoke about it a couple months ago. I'm sure I'll see him as the venue is relatively small...I think it's only like a 300 seat venue. Probably just see him there as the wife wants to take me out to dinner for my B-Day before we go to the show. Each month we take turns picking the date night so this month just so happened to be my turn AND Neal Morse was in town on my actual birthday.....so, she's going to see the Neal Morse band  :lol She's heard all the music before but she's not a die hard fan by any means.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: ReaperKK on January 26, 2017, 03:18:09 PM
Just got a text from the gf, apparently I'm going to see Train and OAR this June so that's getting added to the list.

I saw Train on their cruise and they covered all of led zepp II so if they throw some songs in their regular show I'll be pumped.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Big Hath on January 26, 2017, 10:20:46 PM
awesome update time!

January - Neal Morse Band
February - Alcest
March - Katatonia
April - Amorphis
May - Mastodon *added*
June - Iron Maiden *added*
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: home on January 27, 2017, 05:13:32 AM
Nice! I really hope to see Mastodon this year too, but they have only anounced three european dates so far.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: home on January 30, 2017, 02:28:09 AM
Wooo! Sigur Rós are coming to Groningen in October! Pretty sure I will be going  :angel:
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on January 30, 2017, 06:39:14 AM
Interesting, Deep Purple and Alice Cooper coming to my town.  Might have to go to that one August 28th.  :yarr
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: twosuitsluke on January 31, 2017, 11:03:51 AM
For all the Final Fantasy fans, Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy have announced upcoming tour dates for this year:

http://www.ffdistantworlds.com/concert/ (http://www.ffdistantworlds.com/concert/)

This year Final Fantasy turns 30 and there is no chance I'm missing out on this. They are playing The Royal Albert Hall in London on the 4th November (almost 3 years to the day since I last saw them play there  :hefdaddy)

This is not to be missed for any Final Fantasy fan (or video game music fan in general actually)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: PuffyPat on January 31, 2017, 12:25:08 PM
saw deer hunter, going to see run the jewels (probably) in feb, portugal. the man in march, animal collective in may, probably governors ball, and at some point i'll end up seeing diarrhea planet for the fourth year in a row.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Sir Walrus Cauliflower on January 31, 2017, 06:21:11 PM
Looking to roatrip to a Periphery/Contortionist show if my friend can get that day off work. Already got my tickets for the upcoming TDH/Coheed show  :tup :tup
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: chknptpie on January 31, 2017, 06:32:20 PM
2/4 Anti-flag and Reel Big Fish... very excited about some good "whoa"s
2/9 Lordi with meet and greet

2/28 Darkstar Orchestra - husband is going... not my thing
5/27 Dead and Co - husband is going, I'm just going to have fun in Vegas. Maybe see Love.
5/28 Dead and Co - husband is going.. I'll be sleeping
5/31 Dead and Co - husband is going, I'm just going to have fun in LA. Maybe go to Universal and see the Harry Potter world lol
6/1 Dead and Co - husband is going... I'll be sleeping.

Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Adami on January 31, 2017, 06:34:07 PM
I have no idea who Dead and Co are, but man.....5 shows in a row? That's dedication.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: chknptpie on January 31, 2017, 06:36:00 PM
I have no idea who Dead and Co are, but man.....5 shows in a row? That's dedication.
ha The Grateful Dead with John Mayer
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: ReaperKK on February 01, 2017, 06:03:12 AM
I didn't know John Mayer was playing with the Grateful Dead.

Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: twosuitsluke on February 01, 2017, 06:07:28 AM
Don't think anyone has mentioned this but apologies if they have. Riverside have announced a European tour:

http://www.riversideband.pl/en/news/item/riverside-towards-the-blue-horizon-tour-2017a (http://www.riversideband.pl/en/news/item/riverside-towards-the-blue-horizon-tour-2017a)

They are playing about 45 minutes away from me so I think I'll be going to this  :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on February 01, 2017, 06:45:42 AM
2/4 Anti-flag and Reel Big Fish... very excited about some good "whoa"s

Saw the same show a week or two ago.  So much fun!  Definitely lots of "whoa"s
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: chknptpie on February 01, 2017, 06:46:47 AM
I didn't know John Mayer was playing with the Grateful Dead.
My husband says he is amazing with them. I'm not a fan of the Dead, so I don't really know lol

2/4 Anti-flag and Reel Big Fish... very excited about some good "whoa"s

Saw the same show a week or two ago.  So much fun!  Definitely lots of "whoa"s
wewt! Gonna get my mosh on!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Evermind on February 02, 2017, 09:50:49 AM
In addition to Ayreon Universe show I'm seeing in September in Tilburg, I've also got Arstidir + iamthemorning show at March 10th, and I'm pretty damn excited for it. Huge thank you to Tyrias for introducing me to Arstidir.

Thought of going to Epica show at February 24th, but decided to pass. I saw them on the previous tour and I'm not too impressed with the new album, and I don't really like the venue they're playing.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on February 02, 2017, 09:52:17 AM
Thought of going to Epica show at February 24th, but decided to pass. I saw them on the previous tour and I'm not too impressed with the new album, and I don't really like the venue they're playing.

whatttt, the new album is their best IMO.  They put on a great show a couple months ago here, but I noticed their setlists are shorter in Europe though.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Tomislav95 on February 02, 2017, 01:15:03 PM
Good news today:
May 10th - Stoned Jesus - definitely going, they are playing Seven Thunders Roar in full :metal
October 20th - Sigur Ros - I'm not a big fan but I'd like to see them. Fortunately, there is more than enough time to decide.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: MrBoom_shack-a-lack on February 03, 2017, 04:40:54 AM
Meshuggah feb 23rd
Toto Aug 2nd
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: As I Am on February 03, 2017, 07:41:05 AM
1. Neal Morse Band 2/2 NYC "awesome beyond belief and no way any other show this year will top it"
2. Alter Bridge 2/9 NYC
3. Maiden/Ghost 6/7 NJ
4. Foreigner / Cheap Trick 7/22 NJ
5. "1/2"Queen + Ethel Merman ;) 7/26 NJ
6. Deep Purple / Alice Cooper 8/28 NJ
7. Roger Waters 9/7 NJ
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on February 03, 2017, 07:51:01 AM
3. Maiden/Ghost 6/7 NJ
6. Deep Purple / Alice Cooper 8/28 NJ

I will be at these although I don't expect to buy my ticket for DP/AC until day of likely. (already got a floor ticket for IM)

Also, considering going to Queen+Lambert.  That could be awesome.

Anyway, AFI tonight in NYC and tomorrow in Boston.  I'm so pumped, they seem to play one rare/old song each night plus shuffle the rest of the set list up.  I haven't seen them since 2001 and their music has changed quite a bit since then.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: home on February 03, 2017, 10:38:07 AM
Good news today:
May 10th - Stoned Jesus - definitely going, they are playing Seven Thunders Roar in full :metal
October 20th - Sigur Ros - I'm not a big fan but I'd like to see them. Fortunately, there is more than enough time to decide.
Nice!  :metal


Wooo! Sigur Rós are coming to Groningen in October! Pretty sure I will be going  :angel:
Yeah, bought tickets today  ;D
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on February 07, 2017, 06:58:40 AM
Add these to my list:

Incubus - July 14, NJ
Sublime with Rome and Offspring - September 12, NJ


My review of this past weekends concerts... well AFI was amazing both nights and both nights were very different shows.  Friday night was New York City, sold out 3k Terminal 5 venue.  They had some cool lights for some of the songs and there was some nice big mosh pits as well as lots of singing along.  They played one really old song, which was the rare song for the evening.  I was really happy because it's one of my favorites from their 3rd album which was the first one that I had.  This was my first time seeing them since 2001 and they did not disappoint and their live on stage energy instantly reminded me of why I loved their live show as a kid.  Since there has been such a huge difference in their sound over the years, the mood in the venue seemed to change between the older punk songs and the newer rock songs.  This is one of the newer songs which I really like and I love the vocals.

AFI - The Conductor Live at Terminal 5 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0m-XFTy8B8)

Saturday morning I drove up to Boston.  This venue was significantly smaller, 1k Paradise Rock Club.  This show I enjoyed much more.  There was so much energy in this small concert and you can see from my video, just how much smaller this place was (and I was all the way as far back as you can go).  There wasn't much of a mosh pit since people were so crammed, but I just chilled in the back and rocked out in my own space until closer to the end of the show.  The band was on fire again.  So much energy.  They opened the show with the song they closed with the night before.  Between the two nights they played 7 different songs so we got some variety and this night they played a song they hadn't played in a really long time and was really rare.  I didn't even know it, had to find out it was on a fan club vinyl the next day.  My video of it has apparently been a pretty big hit on youtube due to the rarity.  Anyway, they also did a double encore this night and took a fan request for the final song.  I had gotten right up front by this time and could see the band members talking about what to play, they literally did not have an idea coming back out of what to play.  It was so cool to see that up close.

AFI - Now The World Live at Paradise Rock Club (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DBS534dNUY)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: SwedishGoose on February 07, 2017, 09:43:18 AM
Looks highly likely that I will go on a buisnesstrip to Katowice in May, culminating in seeing Dream Theater live at the Spodek arena.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: SwedishGoose on February 08, 2017, 01:46:23 AM
Update

My concerts som far is

18th of February - Stockholm - Dream Theater - Images and Words and beyond tour

9th of March - Stockholm - Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed & Chevelle

1st of April - Malmö - Neil Morse Band

16th of May - Katowice- Dream Theater - Images and Words and beyond tour
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: twosuitsluke on February 08, 2017, 03:56:03 AM
Looks like I'll be going to see The King Blues and Evil Scarecrow in April as they are both playing about a 20 minute train ride from me  :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Scorpion on February 08, 2017, 03:56:30 AM
I really want to see PoS on this tour, but the closest they'll come to me is Berlin. :(
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: SwedishGoose on February 08, 2017, 05:07:11 AM
I really want to see PoS on this tour, but the closest they'll come to me is Berlin. :(

Me too... but they don't play in Sweden  :huh:
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: chknptpie on February 09, 2017, 08:10:29 PM
Currently at the Lordi concert - which if you know Lordi, it's a bit of fun... however, I've never cried from laughing at an opening band before. If you wish, find Goth Brooks on YouTube...

Edit: I feel like I should give more details... death metal, industrial, make up wearing, playing I'm a little bit country... with a harmonica.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Ben_Jamin on February 10, 2017, 07:45:46 AM
Let's see...

Overkill - 2/27
Iron Maiden - 6/27
Deep Purple - 8/16


That's all so far. Not many artists I feel like seeing coming this way. But we'll see as the year goes by.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Samsara on February 15, 2017, 08:59:04 AM
In addition to Roger Waters, Iron Maiden, and Geoff Tate, I am so pumped to add:

FIFTH ANGEL - Apr. 22, Seattle, WA!!!

30 years in the making!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on February 15, 2017, 09:14:37 AM
Should add Metallica/Avenged Sevenfold May 14th in NJ

and I am pretty sure I am going to see Less Than Jake and Pepper this Friday.  Not going to LA for another week and it looks like we are celebrating my mothers birthday on Saturday night not Friday so I expect to be there.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: SwedishGoose on February 16, 2017, 08:33:13 AM

Updated with IQ... will be seeing them live for the first time after beeing a fan for half my life!!!


My concerts som far is

18th of February - Stockholm - Dream Theater - Images and Words and beyond tour

9th of March - Stockholm - Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed & Chevelle

1st of April - Malmö - Neil Morse Band

16th of May - Katowice- Dream Theater - Images and Words and beyond tour


13th of October - Stockholm - IQ
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Stadler on February 16, 2017, 10:29:18 AM
I don't know the dates, but...

Luke Bryan/Brett Eldridge in May
Maiden in June/July

Not much after that, but I'm jonesing for a good show, small place, up close.

Is there a spot here on the forum about tickets?    Looking for two GA tix for Maiden in either Brooklyn or Mansfield, MA without paying StubHub prices....
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: axeman90210 on February 16, 2017, 10:37:33 AM
This is what I have so far for 2017:

2/7-11 Cruise to the Edge (epic/amazing experience)
2/26 Pain of Salvation- Webster Hall NYC
5/11 Mastodon- Hammerstein Ballroom NYC
5/19 Metallica- Gillette Stadium, MA
6/7 Iron Maiden- Prudential Center, NJ
7/21 Iron Maiden- Barclay's Center, NYC (still undecided)

Plus will go to at least one, if not multiple shows whenever DT and Haken announce North America tour dates.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on February 16, 2017, 10:56:56 AM
Plus will go to at least one, if not multiple shows whenever DT and Haken announce North America tour dates.

Has Haken stated they will tour the US this year?  I'd go see them again.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: axeman90210 on February 16, 2017, 12:14:39 PM
Plus will go to at least one, if not multiple shows whenever DT and Haken announce North America tour dates.

Has Haken stated they will tour the US this year?  I'd go see them again.

Yup, from what they said on the boat during CTTE they'll be touring the US leading into ProgPower in early September again.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on February 16, 2017, 01:14:48 PM
Plus will go to at least one, if not multiple shows whenever DT and Haken announce North America tour dates.

Has Haken stated they will tour the US this year?  I'd go see them again.

Yup, from what they said on the boat during CTTE they'll be touring the US leading into ProgPower in early September again.

Nice! This summer is lining up really well so far for me.  Also looks like 311 is doing another US tour like last summer.  Might have to catch them a few times again.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on February 17, 2017, 09:06:36 AM
I need to update my list for my own reference lol

January 20th - Reel Big Fish & Anti-Flag @ Starland Ballroom, NJ
February 3rd - AFI @ Terminal 5, New York City
February 4th - AFI @ Paradise Rock Club, Boston
February 17th - Less Than Jake & Pepper @ Playstation Theater, NYC - TONIGHT  :metal :metal
March 9th - Amaranthe @ House of Independents,  NJ
April 24th - Delain & Hammerfall @ Stage 48, New York City
May 7th - Devin Townsend Project, Gojira, & Opeth @ Starland Ballroom, NJ
May 14th - Metallica and Avenged Sevenfold @ Metlife Stadium, NJ
June 7th - Iron Maiden and Ghost @ Prudential Center, NJ
July 14th - Incubus and Jimmy Eat World @ PNC Bank Arts Center, NJ
July 21st - Iron Maiden and Ghost @ Barclays Center, Brooklyn
July 22nd - Iron Maiden and Ghost @ Barclays Center, Brooklyn
August 28th, Deep Purple and Alice Cooper @ PNC Bank Arts Center, NJ
September 12th, Sublime with Rome and Offspring @ PNC Bank Arts Center, NJ

311 will be doing a 40 show tour of the US this summer, I caught them 6 times last summer but I doubt I see them that much, but a couple times is very possible.  Also waiting on DT tour dates too and now Haken as well.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: twosuitsluke on February 18, 2017, 01:45:02 PM
Ok, so a little update. I've just had a trawl through upcoming dates and this is what I have so far (the ones in bold are definite):

02/03/17 - Bonobo
11/03/17 - Gojira
12/03/17 - Devin Townsend, Tesseract, Leprous
25/03/17 - Haken
30/03/17 - Slowdive (worth checking out?)
01/04/17 - Ghost
08/04/17 - Pallbearer
22/04/17 - Dream Theater (never actually even seen them live)
27/04/17 - The King Blues
03/05/17 - Inter Arma
20/05/17 - Riverside
03/07/17 - Blink 182/Frank Turner


The ones in green are basically ones I am definitely going to go to as long as I have the money. The rest are maybes as I'm not familiar with that much of their music but should be a cool show. Thoughts?

Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Ben_Jamin on February 19, 2017, 11:56:32 AM
Elton John - 3/22
Devin Townsend Project, Thank You Scientist, Uni - 4/30

Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: ReaperKK on February 20, 2017, 06:56:17 AM
You're in for treat with Elton John. He is awesome.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on February 21, 2017, 08:19:21 AM
Friday night was easily the best show of the year so far and one of the better ones to compete with the great ones from last year for me.  Not just in performance, but also in terms of the odd things that happen during a concert.  To start, it's a coheadlining tour so I found out in this show, Less Than Jake was playing first, so I made sure to get there on time.  I managed to get really close, in fact I got right up to the barrier about half way through their set.  This is when things got interesting.  There were three girls at the barrier and two with guys, I was standing next to the lonely girl.  Well being pushed into her really due to the crowd.  Her friend looks at me and offers me acid.  :omg: I was so confused when she handed it to me.  I never seen it before and at first I thought she was handing me rolling papers (the whole place reeked for weed as soon as you walked in), but then realized what it was and gave it back.  Not for me, and I was just so shocked about the whole thing.  Her guy friends then tried to push me away which I didn't do.  I wanted to stay up front.  So one of the guys were pushing really hard at me to go away.  I was getting so annoyed so at one point at a jumping part of the song, I just gave that guy a good push.  A pretty good one actually that he almost fell over and he didnt see me do it, but I know he knew what happened and he turned around to push me back or something, I was about to finally leave my spot knowing I just started some shit, but got saved by the really drunk person who then pushed his way through the both of us and needed to get over the barrier to get out and to safety.  Luckily this person pushed through and also gave me my cover for why that guy got pushed.  I was no longer targeted.  In fact, I pushed a few of the crowd surfers away from the three girls and it all of the sudden seemed like that group respected me a bit more.  At the end of the set, Less Than Jake threw the setlist near me, the same girl who offered me the acid and I both grabbed the setlist but I let go, wasn't going to fight for it nor did I want to rip it.  She turned around though and asks "I'll give this to you if you can prove you are a true less than jake fan" for which I say the first concert I ever went to in 1998 was for Less Than Jake.  She gave me the setlist.  Turns out they weren't fans at all, they wanted to see Pepper.  I said thanks and moved to the back of the venue to watch Pepper.  I was not familiar with them, but they sound similar to Sublime and put on a fun show.

Less Than Jake - Bomb Drop (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bD1e0ZaUoy4)

Pepper - Ho's with Less Than Jake (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fp93X4cngyA)

and also during LTJ's set, a guy in the front next to me between songs yelled at the singer "My girlfriend left me after a less than jake concert" which got the singer's attention.  They brought him on stage and requested for a girl to come up and dance with him, a very attractive girl comes up and they dance on stage during a song.  LTJ is about the shoo them off the stage after the song and the girl says her parents are there.... LTJ then invite her Mom and Dad onto stage where they meet the dude too and all four of them dance on stage for the next song.   :metal :metal

Real Life Tinder with Less Than Jake (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQk_FpWmsdk)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: El Barto on February 21, 2017, 06:39:38 PM
Already saw:
NMB
Metallica/Iggy Pop twice
APC
Saxon/UFO
Ian Anderson
Rammstein
Boston
Maiden/Ghost
Roger Waters
Blaze Bayley
Shattered Fortress
Yes-ARW
Gojira
King Crimson

Will see:
Dream Theater
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: twosuitsluke on February 24, 2017, 02:57:44 PM
COHEED AND CAMBRIA!!!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Train of Naught on February 26, 2017, 09:33:36 AM
Just got tickets to see Soen on the 2nd of April @ Patronaat, Haarlem

Really looking forward to this one, the new album is so fucking good.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on February 27, 2017, 01:43:44 PM
uh oops, I booked my work trip to fly home the same time as the Amaranthe concert on the 10th.   :facepalm: this is not the first time I've done this.  Well I have a ticket to see if anyone wants to see Amaranthe in NJ (or to just give away, I don't think the tickets are worth much).  Considering driving out to Reading PA the next night to see them on the last date of the US tour and honestly wonder if they'll ever return.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Sycsa on February 27, 2017, 01:56:34 PM
This year I'll see my favorite band of my teen years (Deep Purple) and the favorite band of my adult life so far (DT). Good times, good times.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: axeman90210 on February 27, 2017, 02:07:45 PM
This is what I have so far for 2017:

2/7-11 Cruise to the Edge (epic/amazing experience)
2/26 Pain of Salvation- Webster Hall NYC (great set, though the set felt a little on the short side)
5/11 Mastodon- Hammerstein Ballroom NYC
5/19 Metallica- Gillette Stadium, MA
7/22 Iron Maiden- Barclay's Center, NYC (still undecided)

Plus will go to at least one, if not multiple shows whenever DT and Haken announce North America tour dates.

Updated after PoS. Also decided to cut out one of the Maiden shows, don't like the new album enough to go to multiple dates. The extra show added in Brooklyn does work out well though.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Ben_Jamin on February 27, 2017, 03:05:44 PM
You're in for treat with Elton John. He is awesome.

No way I was gonna miss Him. Tickets weren't that bad either for the spot I'm at. Surprised he's even coming here at all.

Also....Overkill Tonight.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on February 27, 2017, 03:39:06 PM
This is what I have so far for 2017:

2/7-11 Cruise to the Edge (epic/amazing experience)
2/26 Pain of Salvation- Webster Hall NYC (great set, though the set felt a little on the short side)
5/11 Mastodon- Hammerstein Ballroom NYC
5/19 Metallica- Gillette Stadium, MA
7/22 Iron Maiden- Barclay's Center, NYC (still undecided)

Plus will go to at least one, if not multiple shows whenever DT and Haken announce North America tour dates.

Updated after PoS. Also decided to cut out one of the Maiden shows, don't like the new album enough to go to multiple dates. The extra show added in Brooklyn does work out well though.

I have a floor ticket I can sell you for face value, let me know.  For the Saturday Barclays IM show.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Nachtmerrie on February 28, 2017, 12:22:42 PM
So far for this year:

Already saw
DT: 013 Tilburg

Tickets:
Gojira: Tivoli Utrecht
Neal Morse Band: 013 Tilburg
Haken: Melkweg - Amsterdam
DT: Afas Live - Amsterdam
Dan Patlansky: Bosuil -  Weert
Slayer: 013 - Tilburg
Mike Portnoy's Shattered Fortress: Night of the Prog
Volbeat: Strijp S - Eindhoven

Biggest regret:
Devin Townsend Project: 013 - Tilburg on a holiday break:(
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Architeuthis on February 28, 2017, 12:32:51 PM
Hopefully Dream Theater. I&W and Beyond in North America!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on February 28, 2017, 01:13:50 PM
Hopefully Dream Theater. I&W and Beyond in North America!

Yup, I hope to be able to add this to my list as well
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: SwedishGoose on March 03, 2017, 02:04:46 PM
Picked up to add Gojira... I was hoping to see them and now it will happen... on tuesday


18th of February - Stockholm - Dream Theater - Images and Words and beyond tour.... was my 10th time seeing DT... fantastic as always... seeing ACOS was a dream since the EP was released


Upcoming

7th of March - Stockholm- Gojira

9th of March - Stockholm - Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed & Chevelle

1st of April - Malmö - Neil Morse Band

16th of May - Katowice- Dream Theater - Images and Words and beyond tour

13th of October - Stockholm - IQ


Will hopefully see these shows in the amusement park Gröna Lund during the summer

Alice Cooper
Slayer
Megadeath
D.A.D
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: SoundscapeMN on March 05, 2017, 04:26:57 PM
3/7/17 (Tuesday) Dean Magraw/Davu Seru at Black Dog Cafe
3/17/17 (Friday) Huey Lewis and the News at Mystic Lake Casino
4/4/17 (Tuesday) Biffy Clyro (w/ Mike Vennart)/O'Brother at Turf Club
4/29/17 (Saturday) Ryan Stiles Jeff Davis and Greg Proops Whose Line is it Anyway? Mille Casino
5/11/17 (Thursday): Hall and Oates/Tears for Fears XCel Energy Center
5/13/17 (Saturday) Coheed and Cambria/The Dear Hunter at First Avenue
6/10/17 (Saturday) Wayne Brady at Mystic Lake Casino
6/12/17 (Monday) Tuxedo (Mayer Hawthorne's sideproject) at The Fine Line
6/26/17 (Monday) King Crimson State Theatre
8/17/17 (Thursday) Neal Morse Band August 17th Amsterdam Bar and Hall
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Tomislav95 on March 06, 2017, 05:00:30 AM
MAAAASTOOODOOON! :2metal: on June 16th
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: home on March 06, 2017, 06:42:20 AM
MAAAASTOOODOOON! :2metal: on June 16th
Wait did they anounce a European tour?
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Tomislav95 on March 06, 2017, 06:50:50 AM
MAAAASTOOODOOON! :2metal: on June 16th
Wait did they anounce a European tour?
It's not on their official site yet but it should be soon, I think. There's Croatian site I often check, they announce everything as soon as they get the information from organizers (and ticket sale starts tomorrow).
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: home on March 06, 2017, 06:58:54 AM
Ah thanks, I hope they'll come to the Netherlands :azn:
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on March 06, 2017, 04:27:50 PM
Red Hot Chili Peppers are playing the next two nights in LA (and Friday too, but I'll be flying home).  I'm strongly considering going.  All sold out and pretty expensive, but actually cheaper than the three sold out shows at MSG in NYC when I was home a few weeks ago and considering the same.  My work is only 20 minutes from Staples Center so I think I'll just wait till close to the start time to see if resale ticket prices drop.  I haven't really listened to them in awhile, but I really like a few of their albums and have seen them once before in 2003.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: kingshmegland on March 07, 2017, 06:02:20 AM
I just found out Toto is playing 30 minutes from my house at a new theater.  Tickets go on sale Friday.  A must go for me!! :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on March 07, 2017, 08:53:37 AM
and just added from this morning's news:

August 4th - Rancid and Dropkick Murphys with Bouncing Souls @ Stone Pony Summer Stage, Asbury Park NJ

Going to be hounding stubhub to see if the price drops for RHCP tonight.  I find it interesting because one guy looks to have a full 20 seat box of tickets dead center to sell (20 tickets, which I am guessing is a full box).  His price per ticket was 199 and now its 188.  None sold.  Hoping that drops a lot because those look to be the best seats for the price available.  The cheapest now is 125 for a corner top rafter seat.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on March 08, 2017, 10:38:08 AM
I ended up snagging a good priced ticket yesterday and had a blast at the Red Hot Chili Peppers concert.  The place was sold out and everyone looked like they were having a good time.  The band was great, I mean Flea is ridiculous and he really took over the show, not just with his playing but talking to the crowd between songs being they are from LA.  They rotate a bunch of songs so I knew about half of what they would play and they ended up playing two songs I really like, Tell Me Baby and my favorite Parallel Universe.  The way they used the video editing live was really cool for the back screen.  I can't help but see Will Ferrel every time they showed the drummer.  Also they had these hanging lights that would come down and move with the music and light up.  It was really cool.  If I weren't so exhausted, I'd consider the idea of going back tonight  :lol

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Parallel Universe Live Staples Center (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqwUzTkAJdU)

Also it seemed between almost every song they would just go into a jam and then come out with the next song.   :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: home on March 09, 2017, 05:11:32 AM
MAAAASTOOODOOON! :2metal: on June 27th
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Train of Naught on March 09, 2017, 05:19:38 AM
MAAAASTOOODOOON! :2metal: on June 27th
Same :metal

Also considering Solstafir on the 17th of June but I don't like them as much as you seem to.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Evermind on March 09, 2017, 08:28:35 AM
Seeing Arstidir and iamthemorning tomorrow. Exciting times!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Tomislav95 on March 09, 2017, 08:32:10 AM
MAAAASTOOODOOON! :2metal: on June 27th
Feels like I've seen it before, uncanny strange deja-vu...
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Podaar on March 09, 2017, 09:43:21 AM
So far, Kansas April 20th, Mastadon April 23rd  :metal  and Depeche Mode in August.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: lonestar on March 09, 2017, 05:21:41 PM

Updated with IQ... will be seeing them live for the first time after beeing a fan for half my life!!!


So jealous. I got to see them years ago on the Ever tour..when I was first getting into them. Now that they're by far my favorite band, they haven't been to the western US in eons. Kills me that to see them again will probably cost me a few grand and a European vacation (or at least a trip across country)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: home on March 10, 2017, 03:16:02 AM
MAAAASTOOODOOON! :2metal: on June 27th
Same :metal

Also considering Solstafir on the 17th of June but I don't like them as much as you seem to.

NICE  :metal :metal

I'm considering going to Graspop (the line up is really sick  :omg:), so I might not be able to go to that Solstafir concert, but they also play on Graspop anyway  :P (also Alcest,  Anathema, Devin Townsend, Epica, Gojira, MASTODON, Nothing More, Opeth and waay more awesomeness)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Train of Naught on March 10, 2017, 04:35:59 AM
Actually not sure if I'm going to Mastodon yet unfortunately, I like them but money is running short and there's plenty of shows I prefer to this one in the upcoming few months. Of course if the new album is brilliant I have to go though
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: kingshmegland on March 10, 2017, 08:19:05 AM
Just got 6th row to see Toto in a new small theater 30 minutes from my house.  SCORE!!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: SwedishGoose on March 10, 2017, 12:33:22 PM

Updated with IQ... will be seeing them live for the first time after beeing a fan for half my life!!!


So jealous. I got to see them years ago on the Ever tour..when I was first getting into them. Now that they're by far my favorite band, they haven't been to the western US in eons. Kills me that to see them again will probably cost me a few grand and a European vacation (or at least a trip across country)

Jealous that you got to see them on the Ever tour... would have loved to see that. They have only been to Sweden twice and I did not manage to see them then... soo much looking forward to this.

BTW just got the Scrape Across the Sky BlueRay.... really recommend
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: home on March 10, 2017, 01:11:12 PM
Actually not sure if I'm going to Mastodon yet unfortunately, I like them but money is running short and there's plenty of shows I prefer to this one in the upcoming few months. Of course if the new album is brilliant I have to go though
Andromeda sounds really promising :azn:


Just bought tickets for Vulfpeck, 17th of september, this could be a fun one  ;D
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: SwedishGoose on March 11, 2017, 04:56:37 AM
Went to:

18th of February - Stockholm - Dream Theater - Images and Words and beyond tour....
Was my 11th time seeing DT... fantastic as always... seeing ACOS was a dream since the EP was released


7th of March - Stockholm- Gojira
First time seing Gojira since becoming a fan with From Mars to Sirius back in the day. Gojira were really amazing and played a great set with a lot of my favorites.
The two support acts, Car Bomb and Code Orange did nothing for me though.

9th of March - Stockholm - Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed & Chevelle
Man what a show... not even a real fan of them, going mostly because two co-workers went. Chevelle was not really a fav and had less of a spectacular show but Disturbed put the Globe on fire quite litterally... lots of pyro, great frontman and great setlist. Had seen them before and knew they were good.
Avenged Sevenfold, I had not really listened to them before we bought the tickets. Awesome show... great stage with a thin 'tounge' going out into the crowd and nine enourmous screens showing footage from the show and animations. Great players and a frontman who could really get the crowd going.
So glad I went... A7X really got my attention with this


Upcoming:
1st of April - Malmö - Neil Morse Band

16th of May - Katowice- Dream Theater - Images and Words and beyond tour

13th of October - Stockholm - IQ


Will hopefully see these shows in the amusement park Gröna Lund during the summer

Alice Cooper
Slayer
Megadeath
D.A.D
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Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: SwedishGoose on March 11, 2017, 07:40:46 AM

Updated with IQ... will be seeing them live for the first time after beeing a fan for half my life!!!


So jealous. I got to see them years ago on the Ever tour..when I was first getting into them. Now that they're by far my favorite band, they haven't been to the western US in eons. Kills me that to see them again will probably cost me a few grand and a European vacation (or at least a trip across country)

Just saw that IQ are playing in Canada, Quebec on the 8th of April. Shorter trip than to europe at least.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on March 11, 2017, 12:13:26 PM
Happy 3/11 day! 311 announced their summer US tour.  Looks like I will be going to two shows, NYC and NJ.  Third summer in a row seeing them outdoors at the Stone Pony along the Jersey shore.  Perfect location for them so I am really excited for this again.  :metal

Also Amaranthe was pretty awesome last night.  It was maybe the most empty I've seen a concert in a long time.  It was a pretty intimate performance getting so close and having plenty of space.  Shook Elize's hand a couple times.  The replacement singer for Jake E was better than last time I saw them with him.  Amaranthe - Endlessly Live Asbury Park NJ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCzs_EFitMA)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: lonestar on March 12, 2017, 12:41:00 AM
Updating with tonight's show by Umphrey's McGee and Spafford...


January-
Enchant
Thank You Scientist/Consider the Source
March-
Umphrey's McGee/Spafford

Upcoming


For Sure-
May 10- Sabaton
May 25- Mindmaze

Maybes- Coheed & Cambria
             Katatonia

Really tempted- Babymetal at the Shoreline in June
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: twosuitsluke on March 13, 2017, 10:21:08 AM
So last night seeing DTP, Tesseract and Leprous was great. I learnt something and confirmed two other things.

First off I learnt that Leprous have one beast of a drummer. Baard was just on fire last night, he plays with such energy and really bashes the shit out of his kit. I think I realised that part of what I love so much about The Congregation, especially, is the drumming. I'm not much of an air drummer, but I am when listening to these guys. Einar was also great last night and I really love his voice. I don't know how well they went over last night, not a lot of people seemed to know them and the people I spoke to after weren't hugely into it. I'm not sure what my impression would have been if that was my first exposure to them (other than "This drummer kicks ass").

Last night also confirmed that Tesseract do nothing for me. I've tried with these guys, the music is ok, if a bit samey, but I just don't connect with them.

Finally, last night confirmed that Devin has the best crowd to artist banter between songs. He just comes across really genuine, doesn't take himself seriously and has fun. I already knew this, obviously, it just confirmed he is my favourite for this sort of thing. The atmosphere was really different from any other metal gig I've been to. I mean, for music that is, for the most part, metal, there were no circle pits and very little crowd movement. There was lots of headbanging, which I was fully involved with, but other than that it was quite reserved. That's fine and it fits Devin's music but it was just different to most gigs I go to. Either way, it was great, the set was pretty good (even though they just played the exact same set they have been playing recently, so no surprises there). I did find myself wishing Anneke had been there, for some of the songs. As my first time seeing Devin though I had a big, shit eating grin on my face throughout. There were a few nice surprises in the crowd last night as well. Turns out Paul and Craig (my step uncle and cousin I guess) were there. They don't even really now Devin's music but they are huge metal heads so gave it a go anyway  :metal. I need to find out what they thought of it. Also, a few other friends (and friends of friends) were actually there so was good to see some familiar faces.

Next up, Haken in under two weeks  :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: axeman90210 on March 13, 2017, 10:52:17 AM
This is what I have so far for 2017:

2/7-11 Cruise to the Edge (epic/amazing experience)
2/26 Pain of Salvation- Webster Hall NYC (great set, though the set felt a little on the short side)
5/11 Mastodon- Hammerstein Ballroom NYC
5/19 Metallica- Gillette Stadium, MA
7/22 Iron Maiden- Barclay's Center, NYC (still undecided)

Plus will go to at least one, if not multiple shows whenever DT and Haken announce North America tour dates.

Updated after PoS. Also decided to cut out one of the Maiden shows, don't like the new album enough to go to multiple dates. The extra show added in Brooklyn does work out well though.

I have a floor ticket I can sell you for face value, let me know.  For the Saturday Barclays IM show.

Just saw this, I may take you up on it. I have a ticket for a seat in the lower section, but if I can sell that I'd be happier with a floor ticket. Also need to make sure I'm not leaving for vacation until Sunday, which I'm 95% sure is the case.

Updating with tonight's show by Umphrey's McGee and Spafford...


January-
Enchant
Thank You Scientist/Consider the Source
March-
Umphrey's McGee/Spafford

Upcoming


For Sure-
May 10- Sabaton
May 25- Mindmaze

Maybes- Coheed & Cambria
             Katatonia

Really tempted- Babymetal at the Shoreline in June


How'd you like Umphrey's? I saw them once about 8 years ago and really enjoyed it. I've been meaning to see them again, just never lined up.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: SwedishGoose on March 16, 2017, 11:09:53 AM
Updated with Pain of Salvation who just released tickets for a sneak preview of the European tour at Lokomotivet in Eskilstuna on the 28th of march (same location were they performed BE live and where the video to Ashes was recorded)
Went to:

18th of February - Stockholm - Dream Theater - Images and Words and beyond tour....
Was my 11th time seeing DT... fantastic as always... seeing ACOS was a dream since the EP was released


7th of March - Stockholm- Gojira
First time seing Gojira since becoming a fan with From Mars to Sirius back in the day. Gojira were really amazing and played a great set with a lot of my favorites.
The two support acts, Car Bomb and Code Orange did nothing for me though.

9th of March - Stockholm - Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed & Chevelle
Man what a show... not even a real fan of them, going mostly because two co-workers went. Chevelle was not really a fav and had less of a spectacular show but Disturbed put the Globe on fire quite litterally... lots of pyro, great frontman and great setlist. Had seen them before and knew they were good.
Avenged Sevenfold, I had not really listened to them before we bought the tickets. Awesome show... great stage with a thin 'tounge' going out into the crowd and nine enourmous screens showing footage from the show and animations. Great players and a frontman who could really get the crowd going.
So glad I went... A7X really got my attention with this


Upcoming:
28th of March - Pain of Salvation - Eskilstuna

1st of April - Malmö - Neil Morse Band

16th of May - Katowice- Dream Theater - Images and Words and beyond tour

13th of October - Stockholm - IQ


Will hopefully see these shows in the amusement park Gröna Lund during the summer

Alice Cooper
Slayer
Megadeath
D.A.D
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on March 16, 2017, 12:55:43 PM
Just today bought my tickets for two 311 shows and another AFI show.

Twosuitsluke, did you mention before about liking the Skints?  Maybe someone else did, I forget.  But looks like they are the opener for the 311 tour this summer.

This is what I have so far for 2017:

2/7-11 Cruise to the Edge (epic/amazing experience)
2/26 Pain of Salvation- Webster Hall NYC (great set, though the set felt a little on the short side)
5/11 Mastodon- Hammerstein Ballroom NYC
5/19 Metallica- Gillette Stadium, MA
7/22 Iron Maiden- Barclay's Center, NYC (still undecided)

Plus will go to at least one, if not multiple shows whenever DT and Haken announce North America tour dates.

Updated after PoS. Also decided to cut out one of the Maiden shows, don't like the new album enough to go to multiple dates. The extra show added in Brooklyn does work out well though.

I have a floor ticket I can sell you for face value, let me know.  For the Saturday Barclays IM show.

Just saw this, I may take you up on it. I have a ticket for a seat in the lower section, but if I can sell that I'd be happier with a floor ticket. Also need to make sure I'm not leaving for vacation until Sunday, which I'm 95% sure is the case.

Let me know, I got the tickets in hand and 2 are going to another member of this forum leaving me with one extra.  I don't think any of my friends want it so I am likely to put it on stubhub soon.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: twosuitsluke on March 16, 2017, 01:12:16 PM
Just today bought my tickets for two 311 shows and another AFI show.

Twosuitsluke, did you mention before about liking the Skints?  Maybe someone else did, I forget.  But looks like they are the opener for the 311 tour this summer.

Yea dude, I love The Skints, they're a great UK reggae band. I recently got tickets to see them at the beginning of May. Hopefully you'll enjoy them. Their first album had some more punk elements (which I preferred) but their latest (third) album is more full on reggae. Cram, I know you are also a punk fan so I'll try to remember to recommend you some stuff every now and then  :tup
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on March 16, 2017, 01:15:16 PM
Nice! I probably wont see them in NYC because I'll be going straight from work and likely miss the opener, but the second show is a saturday so I expect to be able to get there for them  :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: twosuitsluke on March 16, 2017, 01:25:46 PM
Ok cool, well this is the first track from their debut album and a great example of their early sound https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iRpfIsyLcBc (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iRpfIsyLcBc)

They can tend to be a bit boring to see live, that's my only criticism of them. They can sometimes look a bit bored or like they're taking themselves too seriously. I've seen them about 4 times but the last time was probably over 5 years ago. They may have loosened up a bit.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on March 16, 2017, 02:12:04 PM
Ok cool, well this is the first track from their debut album and a great example of their early sound https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iRpfIsyLcBc (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iRpfIsyLcBc)

They can tend to be a bit boring to see live, that's my only criticism of them. They can sometimes look a bit bored or like they're taking themselves too seriously. I've seen them about 4 times but the last time was probably over 5 years ago. They may have loosened up a bit.

Boring live kind of sucks.  But it's also reggae which is more of a chill live vibe and makes me wonder if they are just really high  :lol

Remind me a bit of Pepper who I just got into and saw a month or so ago (who remind me of sublime, this band sounds more like Long Beach Dub All Stars than Sublime).  I'm not blown away by this song or the songs that have come on after, but it's solid music.  Definitely seem like a good fit to tour with 311.  Should be a good time seeing them.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: TempusVox on March 16, 2017, 10:16:35 PM
3/25 Brit Floyd
5/16 Iron Maiden- Glasgow, Scotland

PEOPLE OF BRITANNIA...HOW THE HELL DO I GET RESELL TICKETS???
I know the Man is cracking down, but Bloody Hell, this is ridiculous! I'm trying to score tix for Maiden in Aberdeen for the 17th of May too. I mean, what happens if you have tickets to an event and can't go and need to sell them? What is a reputable ticket reseller on your side of the pond?? Thank you.

6/2-6/4 Bunbury Music Festival- Muse
6/12 Tom Petty
6/23 U2
7/20 Roger Waters
9/10 Deep Purple, Alice Cooper, Edgar Winter

Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: lonestar on March 18, 2017, 09:34:16 PM
How'd you like Umphrey's? I saw them once about 8 years ago and really enjoyed it. I've been meaning to see them again, just never lined up.

Tremendous show, great visuals and top notch music. They covered Steely Dan's Kid Charlamagne and just fucking owned it. Unfortunatly I had to leave early since I was working at 6am the next day, seems they closed with a cover of Metallica And Justice for All. Oh well...
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Samsara on March 20, 2017, 03:25:54 PM
Geoff Tate (ended up being a great show)
Kyng (didn't happen -- just couldn't make it)
Fifth Angel
Roger Waters
Iron Maiden
Last in Line
Michael Sweet
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Train of Naught on March 22, 2017, 01:19:02 AM
Man, the Plini concert was awesome. Probably the most uplifting concert I've been to, the whole crowd and all the musicians all seemed so happy in a way I never would've thought I'd experience at other prog concerts :D.

Also got to meet David Maxim Micic and got him to sign my Who Bit The Moon CD :metal and Sunday it's Gojira / Car Bomb time (and that remaining support act I don't really care for right now)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: twosuitsluke on March 22, 2017, 02:39:10 AM
Man, the Plini concert was awesome. Probably the most uplifting concert I've been to, the whole crowd and all the musicians all seemed so happy in a way I never would've thought I'd experience at other prog concerts :D.

Also got to meet David Maxim Micic and got him to sign my Who Bit The Moon CD :metal and Sunday it's Gojira / Car Bomb time (and that remaining support act I don't really care for right now)

Hell yeah!!!

I've got Haken coming up on Saturday, really looking forward to it  :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on March 22, 2017, 05:05:39 PM
Scorpions with Megadeath US tour just announced,

September 16 at MSG, definitely interested.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: axeman90210 on March 23, 2017, 07:32:23 PM
Just today bought my tickets for two 311 shows and another AFI show.

Twosuitsluke, did you mention before about liking the Skints?  Maybe someone else did, I forget.  But looks like they are the opener for the 311 tour this summer.

This is what I have so far for 2017:

2/7-11 Cruise to the Edge (epic/amazing experience)
2/26 Pain of Salvation- Webster Hall NYC (great set, though the set felt a little on the short side)
5/11 Mastodon- Hammerstein Ballroom NYC
5/19 Metallica- Gillette Stadium, MA
7/22 Iron Maiden- Barclay's Center, NYC (still undecided)

Plus will go to at least one, if not multiple shows whenever DT and Haken announce North America tour dates.

Updated after PoS. Also decided to cut out one of the Maiden shows, don't like the new album enough to go to multiple dates. The extra show added in Brooklyn does work out well though.

I have a floor ticket I can sell you for face value, let me know.  For the Saturday Barclays IM show.

Just saw this, I may take you up on it. I have a ticket for a seat in the lower section, but if I can sell that I'd be happier with a floor ticket. Also need to make sure I'm not leaving for vacation until Sunday, which I'm 95% sure is the case.

Let me know, I got the tickets in hand and 2 are going to another member of this forum leaving me with one extra.  I don't think any of my friends want it so I am likely to put it on stubhub soon.

OK, so definitely interested if you haven't otherwised disposed of that floor ticket yet.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: kingshmegland on March 23, 2017, 07:37:41 PM
April  -- Steel Panther
May -- RoSfest
June -- Toto
July -- Iron Maiden
August -- The Neal Morse Band.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Ben_Jamin on March 23, 2017, 07:53:45 PM
Elton John was amazing last night. Glad I bought tickets.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: twosuitsluke on March 24, 2017, 03:39:56 AM
Got tickets to see Distant Worlds - Music from Final Fantasy at the Royal Albert Hall, 4th November!!

So happy, they sold out pretty quick. Saw this about 3 years ago and it was epic. Also seeing The King Blues at the end of April  :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on March 24, 2017, 05:27:49 AM
Just today bought my tickets for two 311 shows and another AFI show.

Twosuitsluke, did you mention before about liking the Skints?  Maybe someone else did, I forget.  But looks like they are the opener for the 311 tour this summer.

This is what I have so far for 2017:

2/7-11 Cruise to the Edge (epic/amazing experience)
2/26 Pain of Salvation- Webster Hall NYC (great set, though the set felt a little on the short side)
5/11 Mastodon- Hammerstein Ballroom NYC
5/19 Metallica- Gillette Stadium, MA
7/22 Iron Maiden- Barclay's Center, NYC (still undecided)

Plus will go to at least one, if not multiple shows whenever DT and Haken announce North America tour dates.

Updated after PoS. Also decided to cut out one of the Maiden shows, don't like the new album enough to go to multiple dates. The extra show added in Brooklyn does work out well though.

I have a floor ticket I can sell you for face value, let me know.  For the Saturday Barclays IM show.

Just saw this, I may take you up on it. I have a ticket for a seat in the lower section, but if I can sell that I'd be happier with a floor ticket. Also need to make sure I'm not leaving for vacation until Sunday, which I'm 95% sure is the case.

Let me know, I got the tickets in hand and 2 are going to another member of this forum leaving me with one extra.  I don't think any of my friends want it so I am likely to put it on stubhub soon.

OK, so definitely interested if you haven't otherwised disposed of that floor ticket yet.

Hey, sorry, my buddy who is going on Friday night decided when I saw him last weekend to swap tickets since Saturday is actually easier for him to make.  So my Saturday tickets are all gone, I do have one for Friday in Brooklyn now though if you wanted that one for face value (about 50 bucks cheaper than stubhub before fees).  The Saturday show isn't sold out though, there's a lot of seats open, although no floor.  Sorry. 
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: jingle.boy on March 24, 2017, 06:40:10 AM
May is gonna be busy:

RoSFest
Xandria/Kobra & Lotus/Once Human
Mindmaze
Evergrey/Need/Ascendia/Seven Kingdoms
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: twosuitsluke on March 25, 2017, 01:07:08 PM
So Next to None were Haken's first support band tonight. Goddamn, MP's boy has a spring up his ass!! He was great, he had more stage presence than the rest of the band put together. Not really a fan of their music (especially the vocals which were edging on the emo/metalcore end of the spectrum) but the kids drumming was pretty spectacular, he was beating the shit out of that kit  :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: axeman90210 on March 25, 2017, 07:20:03 PM
Stuff.
Hey, sorry, my buddy who is going on Friday night decided when I saw him last weekend to swap tickets since Saturday is actually easier for him to make.  So my Saturday tickets are all gone, I do have one for Friday in Brooklyn now though if you wanted that one for face value (about 50 bucks cheaper than stubhub before fees).  The Saturday show isn't sold out though, there's a lot of seats open, although no floor.  Sorry. 

No worries, that's on me for taking forever to get my plans sorted. I already have a ticket for Saturday, but it's a seat (lower section) rather than floor, so I was hoping to upgrade. Seat might not be bad though, gives me more time to drink beforehand since I don't have to worry about getting a decent spot  :yarr

You going to the Saturday show?
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: pogoowner on March 25, 2017, 07:29:40 PM
Just bought a ticket to see Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit in July!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on March 25, 2017, 10:12:26 PM
Stuff.
Hey, sorry, my buddy who is going on Friday night decided when I saw him last weekend to swap tickets since Saturday is actually easier for him to make.  So my Saturday tickets are all gone, I do have one for Friday in Brooklyn now though if you wanted that one for face value (about 50 bucks cheaper than stubhub before fees).  The Saturday show isn't sold out though, there's a lot of seats open, although no floor.  Sorry. 

No worries, that's on me for taking forever to get my plans sorted. I already have a ticket for Saturday, but it's a seat (lower section) rather than floor, so I was hoping to upgrade. Seat might not be bad though, gives me more time to drink beforehand since I don't have to worry about getting a decent spot  :yarr

You going to the Saturday show?

Yea Ill be at both, and the Jersey show 6 weeks earlier.  :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Azyiu on March 27, 2017, 08:23:37 AM
Jan - Metallica
Feb - Animals As Leaders
Mar - Chick Corea Elektric Band
Apr - Generation Axe
May - Hotei Tomoyasu
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Train of Naught on March 28, 2017, 02:42:30 AM
Gojira and Car Bomb were fucking awesome, the TWOAF (Toxic Garbage Island, Vacuity) and FMTS (Flying Whales, Backbone) songs came out perfectly, and they played and extended version of my favourite Magma song (Pray). Setlist was very heavy on Magma, understandably, but the crowd freaking loved it which made me enjoy it more too. Just now I remember how wild The Cell was, though I might consider staying on the balcony the next time, I was constantly being pushed from side to side. :lol

Code Orange though, holy shit. The instrumentation was alright and at times pretty cool actually, but they had 3 vocalists (drummer, 2 guitar players) and one of them had a really annoying core voice, another had an almost black metal voice, and the third I still don't know whether it was a boy or a girl (both by voice and appearance). This band drew in real dickheads though, which was my main gripe. Apparently these guys do martial arts in the mosh pits, and I (not even standing inside the actual mosh pit) received a karate kick in my upper back, still hurts like hell. Anyone got experience with these emo/hardcore like mosh pits? There was also one dude literally running circles along the border of the circle and punching (full power) random spectators, he got put in his place though. I think those guys might just be nutcases but maybe this is something people actually do at these type of shows? Let me know if you're familiar with this

____

Back on topic, gonna see Twelve Foot Ninja (+ Hibakusha / Uneven Structure) on the 19th of April :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: FOXAN03 on March 28, 2017, 02:54:40 AM
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Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: FOXAN03 on March 28, 2017, 02:58:08 AM
So far:

Avenged Sevenfold (02 Arena London 22/01/17)
Devin Townsend Project (Eventim Apollo London 22/01/17)
Haken (Islington Assembly Hall, London 26/03/17)

To come:

Dream Theater (Eventim Apollo London 23/04/17)
Iron Maiden (02 Arena London 28/05/17)
Guns N Roses (Olympic Stadium 17/06/17)
Mike Portnoy Shattered Fortress (Koko London 28/06/17)
Metallica (02 Arena London 22/10/17)


tried getting Dragonforce tickets as well but failed, hoping to see a few other bands this year as well
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: axeman90210 on March 28, 2017, 09:39:54 AM
Stuff.
Hey, sorry, my buddy who is going on Friday night decided when I saw him last weekend to swap tickets since Saturday is actually easier for him to make.  So my Saturday tickets are all gone, I do have one for Friday in Brooklyn now though if you wanted that one for face value (about 50 bucks cheaper than stubhub before fees).  The Saturday show isn't sold out though, there's a lot of seats open, although no floor.  Sorry. 

No worries, that's on me for taking forever to get my plans sorted. I already have a ticket for Saturday, but it's a seat (lower section) rather than floor, so I was hoping to upgrade. Seat might not be bad though, gives me more time to drink beforehand since I don't have to worry about getting a decent spot  :yarr

You going to the Saturday show?

Yea Ill be at both, and the Jersey show 6 weeks earlier.  :metal

Nice :metal I'll probably spend most of the day drinking in the city if you want to meet up for beers at some point.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on March 28, 2017, 09:49:14 AM
Yea, I should be around, I expect to just spend the weekend either in NYC or Brooklyn.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Nachtmerrie on March 28, 2017, 12:54:14 PM
Gojira and Car Bomb were fucking awesome, the TWOAF (Toxic Garbage Island, Vacuity) and FMTS (Flying Whales, Backbone) songs came out perfectly, and they played and extended version of my favourite Magma song (Pray). Setlist was very heavy on Magma, understandably, but the crowd freaking loved it which made me enjoy it more too. Just now I remember how wild The Cell was, though I might consider staying on the balcony the next time, I was constantly being pushed from side to side. :lol

Code Orange though, holy shit. The instrumentation was alright and at times pretty cool actually, but they had 3 vocalists (drummer, 2 guitar players) and one of them had a really annoying core voice, another had an almost black metal voice, and the third I still don't know whether it was a boy or a girl (both by voice and appearance). This band drew in real dickheads though, which was my main gripe. Apparently these guys do martial arts in the mosh pits, and I (not even standing inside the actual mosh pit) received a karate kick in my upper back, still hurts like hell. Anyone got experience with these emo/hardcore like mosh pits? There was also one dude literally running circles along the border of the circle and punching (full power) random spectators, he got put in his place though. I think those guys might just be nutcases but maybe this is something people actually do at these type of shows? Let me know if you're familiar with this

____

Back on topic, gonna see Twelve Foot Ninja (+ Hibakusha / Uneven Structure) on the 19th of April :metal

Gojira was fucking impressive. The moshpit was quite big so we were lucky to be at the bar in the back enjoying the show with a beer :metal

Happy with my tickets for the Dynamo Metal Meeting in Eindhoven to see Gojira again this summer!

I was thinking the same about Code Orange. Instrumentation ok but I'm nog a big fan of the vocals (is it a boy or a girl..)
Feels like they are still searching for their musical direction.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on March 28, 2017, 12:55:37 PM
Good to hear about Gojira.  Not familiar with them, but hearing good stuff from my friends and was planning on seeing them in May, with Devin Townsend opening and Opeth closing  :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: axeman90210 on March 28, 2017, 12:58:25 PM
I believe I saw them open for Mastodon a couple years back and they put on a pretty good show, at least for someone with zero familiarity with their work.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: SwedishGoose on March 28, 2017, 01:55:37 PM
Good to hear about Gojira.  Not familiar with them, but hearing good stuff from my friends and was planning on seeing them in May, with Devin Townsend opening and Opeth closing  :metal

Love Gojira since about 10 years and was finally able to see the live this year.
Soo fricking tight and good... what a show!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Train of Naught on April 04, 2017, 03:05:32 AM
Good to hear about Gojira.  Not familiar with them, but hearing good stuff from my friends and was planning on seeing them in May, with Devin Townsend opening and Opeth closing  :metal
Oh they definitely put on a great show. Nachtmerrie, assuming from his Dutch name, was at the same show. Huge moshpit and absolutely no clue where it begins or ends, but the venues they play are big enough to chill out in the back and still enjoy the show for the ones that don't like being pushed around 24/7. :lol Also that's a killer line-up, damn.

Saw Soen 2 days ago, amazing performance. The quiet passages came out so well in a live setting (Fraccions outro, The Words, Lucidity, etc.), a bit bummed that they ditched the soft outro of Jinn and instead made it into a full band jam, but still a fantastic show. They also had an incense thingy burning which made for a cool atmosphere.

I need some help to decide my next show here. On the 12th of April, my year membership at Melkweg (venue in Amsterdam) allows me to see 2 free concerts. They are however, on the same day at the same time, I don't know either band so I need some guidance. In the big room, there's a band called "Therapy?" which is alternative metal from what I gather from the googles. In the small room, a punk band called Counterfeit is playing which seems more up my alley, and I think it'll be easier to convince others to join me to this one than Therapy?. If anyone has seen these bands or at least knows their music I'd love to hear from you

Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on April 04, 2017, 07:23:04 AM
Never heard of either, but I'd typically say to go with whats more up your ally.  However, maybe reach out to your friends now to see if there's any interest.  Also, just bought my ticket for that DTP/Gojira/Opeth concert.  I plan on youtubing the shit out of Gojira in the next month.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Train of Naught on April 04, 2017, 07:44:58 AM
Never heard of either, but I'd typically say to go with whats more up your ally.  However, maybe reach out to your friends now to see if there's any interest.
Haha yeah I just marked myself 'interested' on Facebook this morning for the punk one and 2 friends commented that they'd like to join already so I guess it's gonna be that one.

As for Gojira, ff you are looking for separate songs, the ones that are going to stick at the show for sure are the infamous "elephant marching riff" songs, Gojira is seen as one of the bands to make this a thing. It's basically typically a slow pounding riff that you can imagine a horde of elephants marching to, and the crowd goes wild during these songs. Good examples are "Vacuity", "Backbone" and "Yama's Messengers". And then most of the songs off the last album came out live really well and were mostly the fan favourites, I'd recommend "Stranded", "Pray", "The Cell" and "Silvera".

For full albums, you're probably best off starting with the latest, "Magma". It's more atmospheric than their others and has clean vocals as well (they have some on the other albums but barely), but still sounds like the same band. Otherwise, "From Mars to Sirius" is considered their best album and has the fan favourite song on it: "Flying Whales". My personal favourite album is "The Way of All Flesh".

I'm sure you'll enjoy the show even if you don't like their music though, not to worry. :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on April 04, 2017, 07:50:34 AM
Yea, typically what I'll do nowadays if I am going to see a band that I am not familiar with is check out their setlist or recent setlists if they rotate songs, make a playlist of videos from youtube based on the songs being played, and enjoy. 
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Nachtmerrie on April 04, 2017, 12:08:58 PM
Good to hear about Gojira.  Not familiar with them, but hearing good stuff from my friends and was planning on seeing them in May, with Devin Townsend opening and Opeth closing  :metal
Oh they definitely put on a great show. Nachtmerrie, assuming from his Dutch name, was at the same show. Huge moshpit and absolutely no clue where it begins or ends, but the venues they play are big enough to chill out in the back and still enjoy the show for the ones that don't like being pushed around 24/7. :lol Also that's a killer line-up, damn.

Saw Soen 2 days ago, amazing performance. The quiet passages came out so well in a live setting (Fraccions outro, The Words, Lucidity, etc.), a bit bummed that they ditched the soft outro of Jinn and instead made it into a full band jam, but still a fantastic show. They also had an incense thingy burning which made for a cool atmosphere.

I need some help to decide my next show here. On the 12th of April, my year membership at Melkweg (venue in Amsterdam) allows me to see 2 free concerts. They are however, on the same day at the same time, I don't know either band so I need some guidance. In the big room, there's a band called "Therapy?" which is alternative metal from what I gather from the googles. In the small room, a punk band called Counterfeit is playing which seems more up my alley, and I think it'll be easier to convince others to join me to this one than Therapy?. If anyone has seen these bands or at least knows their music I'd love to hear from you

I really liked Therapy? in the nineties. Troublegum and Infernal Love were great albums. I suggest you check the songs 'Die Laughing, Isolation and Diane'. I'm sure you like it.

Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on April 05, 2017, 06:40:09 AM
I had been tracking prices and whatnot, but they just dropped on hotel rooms and looks like they are slowly going down on ticket prices on the 2nd hand market (face value is a bit too expensive and it's not going to sell out) but it seems likely that I am now going to...

Def Leppard, Poison, and Tesla at the New Nassau Coliseum Saturday April 15th.  The redone arena opens tonight with Billy Joel and there are a series of concerts the next two weeks including this one to celebrate the opening.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Cyclopssss on April 06, 2017, 03:13:33 AM
Seeing Ghost tonight.  :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Rattlehead on April 06, 2017, 12:10:15 PM
Devin Townsend, Gojira and Opeth on May 7th  :metal

I'll never pass up an opportunity to see Opeth as long as I don't have to take off of work to go  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on April 06, 2017, 12:54:55 PM
Devin Townsend, Gojira and Opeth on May 7th  :metal

I'll never pass up an opportunity to see Opeth as long as I don't have to take off of work to go  :biggrin:

I'll be there as well  :metal

Also, snagged my Def Leppard/Poison/Tesla ticket yesterday for $100 under face value.  Pretty solid seat in the arena too.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: SwedishGoose on April 07, 2017, 11:59:53 AM
Just added today....

Shattered Fortress at Slagthuset in Malmö on the 2nd of July

Seated theater, row 1 in the middle... so stoked for this which I figured out on the eve of seeing Neal Morse Band live but whoch was not made official until the tickets went live today.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on April 10, 2017, 12:42:34 PM
So Haken announced their US tour so here my up to date concert calendar:

January 20th - Reel Big Fish and Anti-Flag @ Starland Ballroom, Sayreville NJ
February 3rd - AFI @ Terminal 5, New York City NY
February 4th - AFI @ Paradise Rock Club, Boston MA
February 17th - Less Than Jake and Pepper @ Playstation Theater, New York City NY
March 7th - Red Hot Chili Peppers @ Staples Center, Los Angeles CA
March 10th - Amaranthe @ House of Independents, Asbury Park NJ
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April 15th - Def Leppard and Poison @ Nassau Coliseum, Long Island NY
April 24th - Delain and Hammerfall @ Stage 48, New York City NY
May 7th - Devin Townsend Project, Gojira, & Opeth @ Starland Ballroom, NJ
May 14th - Metallica and Avenged Sevenfold @ Metlife Stadium, East Rutherford NJ
June 7th - Iron Maiden and Ghost @ Prudential Center, Newark NJ
July 11th - 311 @ Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City NY
July 14th - Incubus and Jimmy Eat World @ PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel NJ
July 15th - 311 @ Stone Pony, Asbury Park NJ
July 21st - Iron Maiden and Ghost @ Barclays Center, Brooklyn NY
July 22nd - Iron Maiden and Ghost @ Barclays Center, Brooklyn NY
August 4th - Rancid and Dropkick Murphys @ Stone Pony, Asbury Park NJ
August 28th - Deep Purple and Alice Cooper @ PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel NJ
September 2nd - Haken @ Highline Ballroom, New York City NY
September 12th - Sublime with Rome and Offspring @ PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel NJ
September 16th - Scorpions and Megadeath @ MSG, New York City NY
September 24th - Mike Portnoy's Shattered Fortress @ Irving Plaza, New York City NY
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Rattlehead on April 10, 2017, 06:44:06 PM
Devin Townsend, Gojira and Opeth on May 7th  :metal

I'll never pass up an opportunity to see Opeth as long as I don't have to take off of work to go  :biggrin:

I'll be there as well  :metal

Also, snagged my Def Leppard/Poison/Tesla ticket yesterday for $100 under face value.  Pretty solid seat in the arena too.

Awesome, I'll also be there for Haken at the Highline Ballroom in NYC on September 2nd  :tup

I saw Haken in NYC last year but I had to leave the show early to catch a bus back to Toms River... it was incredibly disappointing to miss the last few songs. I might end up staying in NYC that night so I don't have to worry about that this time.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on April 11, 2017, 06:34:39 AM
Oh nice, Toms River, I'm in Hazlet.  And yea, I typically spend the night in the city for concerts, one to avoid having to leave to catch a bus/train, and two because I like to drink at concerts  :yarr

I missed the NYC Haken show last year cause I was down in Atlanta so I caught them there, sucked they cut a couple songs from the set since they weren't the headliner, but we got 1985 so I was happy.  I got to dig into their catalogue though, I have yet to do that.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 12, 2017, 12:22:33 PM
Feb. 25th - Twenty-One Pilots in Greensboro, NC
May 5th-7th - ROSFest in Gettysburg, PA
May 12th - Bastille in Raleigh, NC
Sept. 5th - Haken in Durham, NC
Oct. 15th - Judah and the Lion in Raleigh, NC

Hopefully I will add the August date in Raleigh for Umphreys McGee, and if Dream Theater ever announces their Fall N.A. dates, I will hit one of those as well.  Also, there are assorted other spots on the calendar that will hopefully fill up.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Metropolaris on April 12, 2017, 07:19:58 PM
May 5th - Coheed and Cambria in Silver Spring, MD
May 11th - Thank You Scientist in Richmond, VA
May 25th - Sigur Ros in Columbia, MD
June 8th - Ghost in Norfolk, VA
September 3rd - Haken in Washington, DC
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: home on April 13, 2017, 12:06:03 AM
Just bought tickets for Haken. Tonight.  ;D
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on April 13, 2017, 07:33:45 AM
Nice!  :metal Speaking of buying tickets the day of, it seems about 95% likely that I'm going to see Bon Jovi tonight.  He had to reschedule his two sold out shows at Madison Square Garden last week due to illness but the rescheduled date of tonight and Saturday are no longer sold out and stubhub tickets are pretty cheap for a shitty seat (which is fine, I'm no huge fan, just think it would be cool to see especially since he lives close by to me).
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: home on April 15, 2017, 03:19:51 AM
Haken was absolutely amazing!  :angel: The band seemed to be so happy to be playing which was just great to see. I was pleasantly surprised there was even a (very short) moshpit during the dubstep-metal section in The Endless Knot  :metal I did miss half of Visions due to having to catch a train which was a shame but the concert was still so much worth it.

The Algorithm was pretty amazing live too, I really enjoyed their sound live. The last part of Brute Force stood out the most, that was just intense. Some of their djenty riffs did sound a bit too similar after a while tho. Next to None was okay, but I feel they just need some more time to mature their songwriting.

All in all it was just a great evening, I was originally traveling alone (meeting Elite at the show) but met up with Train of Naught for a beer before the show which was really nice. Then while standing in the line outside the venue I met some other people also traveling with the train from Groningen with whom I traveled back after the show. I unfortunately didn't get the chance to speak with Elite for more than 10 minutes or so but I hope to see him at another show sometime.  :P
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Train of Naught on April 15, 2017, 04:23:05 AM
I hope The Algorithm will do a tour on their own sometime soon, they're French after all so I can imagine them doing more European tours.

Yeah, I swear the beer was cheaper there last time I went there sorry man :lol but it was nice meeting up again.

Not a lot of concerts planned for me. Tomorrow is Dubioza Kolektiv, really looking forward to that one! And then the next one is at the end of May (27th): Fortarock in the City Festival, the full line-up has been announced by now: Periphery, Destrage, The Contortionist, Decapitated, Batushka, The Charm The Fury, Dool, Noctem, Ulsect, Pelgrim. I instantly bought tickets when the first 3 names were announced (Periphery, Destrage and The Contortionist) thinking that it was gonna be very heavy on the progmetal side, but ever since they haven't announced a single prog band :lol, still looking forward to it though.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on April 15, 2017, 06:22:56 AM
Haken was absolutely amazing!  :angel: The band seemed to be so happy to be playing which was just great to see.

Love seeing bands visibly happy to be there.  It just makes the whole experience better as a fan.

Bon Jovi was awesome Thursday night and tonight the 80s continue with Def Leppard and Poison!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: mike099 on April 15, 2017, 06:43:46 AM
Opeth will be playing in my home town of Nashville, TN on May 4th after a 3 plus week break from playing in South America.  I am going solo and the venue is directly across the street from my office building.  This will be my first time seeing Opeth and Gojira.  I took a look at the set list from the previous shows and hope they mix it up a bit during the break. 

Mastadon will be playing the Ryman on May 17th with Eagles of Death Metal and Russian Circles.  I am considering this concert, but with two opening bands I will have to think about it.  Are the two opening bands any good live?
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: axeman90210 on April 15, 2017, 07:06:57 AM
Updated list for the year:

2/7-11 Cruise to the Edge (epic/amazing experience)
2/26 Pain of Salvation- Webster Hall NYC (great set, though the set felt a little on the short side)
5/11 Mastodon- Hammerstein Ballroom NYC
5/19 Metallica- Gillette Stadium, MA
7/22 Iron Maiden- Barclay's Center, NYC
9/1 Haken- Foundry @ Fillmore, Philly
9/2 Haken- Highline Ballroom, NYC
9/24 Mike Portnoy's Shattered Fortress- Irving Plaza, NYC

still also considering the Boston and DC Haken shows.

Fun fact: I googled "mike portnoy's shattered fortress nyc" to remind myself of what the venue is and the second search result was for the New York Fetish Fortress, which was advertising "Asian dominas and slaves from $170" :lol :lol
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Nachtmerrie on April 15, 2017, 09:34:23 AM
Haken was absolutely amazing!  :angel: The band seemed to be so happy to be playing which was just great to see. I was pleasantly surprised there was even a (very short) moshpit during the dubstep-metal section in The Endless Knot  :metal I did miss half of Visions due to having to catch a train which was a shame but the concert was still so much worth it.

The Algorithm was pretty amazing live too, I really enjoyed their sound live. The last part of Brute Force stood out the most, that was just intense. Some of their djenty riffs did sound a bit too similar after a while tho. Next to None was okay, but I feel they just need some more time to mature their songwriting.

All in all it was just a great evening, I was originally traveling alone (meeting Elite at the show) but met up with Train of Naught for a beer before the show which was really nice. Then while standing in the line outside the venue I met some other people also traveling with the train from Groningen with whom I traveled back after the show. I unfortunately didn't get the chance to speak with Elite for more than 10 minutes or so but I hope to see him at another show sometime.  :P

They were absolutely amazing. I really like the small venues but they deserve a bigger audience.
Good to see my favorite song of 2016 live, The Architect :metal

I was quite impressed and surprised by The Algorithm. Great support act, will consider them when they do a tour on their own.
Next to None have the musical skills but as stated before the songwriting needs some improvement.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: KevShmev on April 15, 2017, 09:48:18 AM
I can't keep the dates straight, but for now:

Neal Morse Band (already saw in January)
Devin Townsend (May)
Tears for Fears and Hall & Oates (May)
Muse (June)
Neal Morse Band at Morsefest x2 (September)
Haken (September)

And I am still debating going to Roger Waters in late May. Tickets appear to be not that expensive, so if I go, it will be a last minute thing.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Big Hath on April 15, 2017, 10:48:00 AM
Amorphis was amazing last night.  They sounded great.  Hopeless Days, Bad Blood, and Death of a King fucking slayed.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on April 17, 2017, 12:07:56 PM
Concert review time...

Thursday was Bon Jovi.  Got a pretty cool seat for 30 bucks a ticket the afternoon of the show.  First row in what is the Chase Bridge which is pretty high up, but a cool view from behind the stage which gave a cool perspective as we watched all the crazy fans in the front go nuts.  Was never a huge Bon Jovi fan, but he has a handful of songs I really do like.  He played for about 2.5 hours and included a lot of new songs which were not as crowd pleasing, but literally had the floor shaking for the hits.  Also, the arena was filled with about 75% old ladies.  Definitely odd being one of the few dudes, let alone under 40 dude.  I was quite annoyed when we got to our seats because there were four old ladies who must have gone shopping during the day as my seat had a bag in it and the floor was covered in shopping backs that made it almost impossible to get to my seat.  One old lady yelled at me for stepping on her toe... she didn't even attempt to give me space to move in through the row to my seat.  I made it a point to grab beer and bathroom breaks more often than I normally would.  He plays the same setlist every night but rotates a song or two in the encore, that night we got Runaway and I was super pumped as it may be my favorite song of his.

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/17917268_10113546207164144_7725081096500615620_o.jpg?oh=e8fc2b3b946a04667ba1bae85faeab0f&oe=59864EAD)

Bon Jovi - Roller Coast Live Madison Square Garden (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvk6tRhv7Gg)

Then Saturday was Poison and Def Leppard.  I'm a big Def Leppard fan, but they played the exact same setlist and had the exact same stage show as last summer so they really didn't do much for me.  It was fun and all, the performance was great, but for me it wasn't anything special.  However, I had never seen Poison and their shorter more energetic setlist as one of the openers (Tesla also opened, but I missed them) really had the crowd going wild.  They were really good and left me impressed.  Also, another show that was female dominated.  I was surrounded by old ladies in my seat again.  This time, as soon as I arrived the old lady next to me goes "Good luck with your view" and points to a young couple standing in front of me.  So I say "Oh, that's not a problem" and I then stood the entire concert.  This lady also asked the couple in front of me to sit during Poison and they listened.  I spoke to them between sets and they were LIVID.  I felt bad for them and it made me angry at the old lady.  No one ever told me to sit, which was for the best because I wasn't going to.  Really fun concert though.

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/17972293_10113546206630214_6843211565728137859_o.jpg?oh=3ff88763e0fcd42d665fe64d03e68963&oe=598624A1)

Cramx3 Def Leppard & Poison Concert Experience (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOyuIbdiMmU)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: El Barto on April 17, 2017, 08:15:13 PM
Is it common for them to sell seats behind the stage like that up there? Don't recall ever seeing that down here. And if that's an end stage setup it had to be pretty loud with those two arrays in your face like that.

In any case, I've never seen people with such twisted panties when it comes to people standing as the folk up there. I just don't get it.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: lonestar on April 17, 2017, 09:16:05 PM
Looking at Sabaton in early May, Mindmaze later in the month. Doesn't seem Evergrey/Need is going to announce a SF date even though the promoter mentioned on FB to be patient.

I'm patient, I swear, but.....

Haken in Sept is a gimme, no chance I'll miss them again.


Anathema announced east coast dates, once again telling the west coast to bite it. Grrrrrr.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: jingle.boy on April 18, 2017, 04:32:38 AM
Anathema announced east coast dates, once again telling the west coast to bite it. Grrrrrr.

So you're saying I should go to the Toronto show?  Not much of a fan, but I did enjoy them on ProgNation @ Sea.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: home on April 18, 2017, 05:09:54 AM
Pain of Salvation was just spot on live, especially Daniel Gildenlöw it's amazing how much emotion his voice carries.  :angel:

It was also the last show of the tour and the crew put bread and fruit on all the pedals, keyboards and drums and ragnar made an appearance in a bra  :lol At the end of the show the lads from Port Noir were jumping around on stage and one of them accidently knocked Daniel down giving him a bloody nose. He stood up again just in time to sing the next line of the song but he was apparently out for a little bit O.o
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Train of Naught on April 18, 2017, 06:22:44 AM
Whaat Port Noir was supporting PoS? They're awesome but don't sound remotely alike :lol

Just bought tickets for Royal Blood in Paradiso, 24th of May :metal finally seeing them again. The new single is amazing, not sure if the album can live up to the debut but even if not I'm sure they will play some 'classics'. Either way they put up a fantastic show, but I can't help but feel this time it's gonna get way more crowded since they gained a lot of popularity really quickly as tickets are also double the price this time while it's in the same venue.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: home on April 18, 2017, 06:41:47 AM
Awesome  :metal

Whaat Port Noir was supporting PoS? They're awesome but don't sound remotely alike :lol
Yuup, well they are both prog-metalish  :P But on pretty different ends of the genre yeah. I didn't really know them before going to the show but they were pretty good. The vocals especially were really great, I also loved the punchy and very audible bass sound. They did start to sound a little samey near the end of their show, but I was still very pleasantly suprised by them!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Elite on April 18, 2017, 06:58:59 AM
Haken was absolutely amazing!  :angel:

Out of the eleven times I have seen them, this was the best show they gave. The best setlist, the best stagr-performance. This band has come a very long way from being slightly sloppy and standing still most of the times. It was great seeing them, indeed.

I unfortunately didn't get the chance to speak with Elite for more than 10 minutes or so but I hope to see him at another show sometime.  :P

Yeah, sorry man. I couldn't be there earlier due to work and once they started playing I was too much into the music. Luckily another chance will surely pop up soon, maybe combined with TrainyTrain even, since we live in the same country, even though you would likely have to travel that huge distance once again :p it was cool speaking with you for those 10 minutes though :biggrin:
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on April 18, 2017, 07:27:49 AM
Is it common for them to sell seats behind the stage like that up there? Don't recall ever seeing that down here. And if that's an end stage setup it had to be pretty loud with those two arrays in your face like that.

In any case, I've never seen people with such twisted panties when it comes to people standing as the folk up there. I just don't get it.

I don't believe it is common but depends on the band and stage set up.  I googled it before I bought the tickets because I was concerned, but the few reviews I found were all very positive and honestly, it was awesome to experience it like that.  I did have one demand from my gf when buying those tickets though, I need to be in the first row so I could look down and make sure I got the best view from that area (which I believe we did get).  The sound was fine from the back, it actually sounded better than any other concert I could recall at MSG (which typically is not good).
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: axeman90210 on April 18, 2017, 08:39:31 AM
+ Neal Morse

2/7-11 Cruise to the Edge (epic/amazing experience)
2/26 Pain of Salvation- Webster Hall NYC (great set, though the set felt a little on the short side)
5/11 Mastodon- Hammerstein Ballroom NYC
5/19 Metallica- Gillette Stadium, MA
7/22 Iron Maiden- Barclay's Center, NYC
8/22 Neal Morse Band- Gramercy Theater, NYC
9/1 Haken- Foundry @ Fillmore, Philly
9/2 Haken- Highline Ballroom, NYC
9/24 Mike Portnoy's Shattered Fortress- Irving Plaza, NYC

haven't pulled the trigger yet on Boston or DC Haken, but they're both strong possibilities at this point.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: kaos2900 on April 18, 2017, 09:07:27 AM
Right now my list consists of Iron Maiden and now The Neal Morse Band!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Prog Snob on April 18, 2017, 10:37:16 PM
Here is the list of concerts I'd like to see. There's an asterisk next to the definites.

Apr. 22 - Periphery (Revolution Bar & Music Hall)
Apr. 25-29 - Jane Monheit (Birdland)
*Jun 16 - Fates Warning (Gramercy)
*Jul 15 - King's X (Sellersville Theater 1894)
*Jul 20 - Jane Monheit (92nd St. Y)
Aug 12 - Yes (PNC Bank Arts Center)
*******Aug 17 - Anathema (Gramercy)
****Aug 22 - Neal Morse (Gramercy)
****Sep 2 - Haken (Highline Ballroom)
Oct 13 - ProgStock Festival (Union County PAC)
Dec 13-14 - Andrea Bocelli (MSG)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: TheLordOfTheStrings on April 18, 2017, 11:57:16 PM
Saw Alter Bridge last month. Almost saw Cohered & Cambria last weekend but it didn't work out. I hope to be able to see DT when they bring I&W25 to North America.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: mikeyd23 on April 19, 2017, 07:02:35 AM
Saw Alter Bridge last month. Almost saw Cohered & Cambria last weekend but it didn't work out. I hope to be able to see DT when they bring I&W25 to North America.

How was the AB show?
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on April 26, 2017, 03:25:25 PM
Delain and Hammerfall was a really fun show the other night.  Stage 48 is a solid venue too.  I got a free beer after it took forever for the guy to swipe my credit card and also easily was able to sneak into the VIP second floor area (where I had an amazing view for Delain).

Anyway, Hammerfall went on first and I had only heard a few songs of theirs previously.  I thought what I heard was good, but nothing crazy but did think there was potential for a good show from them and they delivered.  They were great.  Definitely had some good sing along moments as well as awesome guitar playing.  When they finished, a chunk of people left for the night.  Which was what allowed me to sneak right up to the balcony edge for Delain. 

Hammerfall - Dethrone and Defy Live Stage 48 NYC (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRu9vdiT0PE)

Delain was great.  I've seen them 3 times before but always as the opener so finally got a full setlist which was great.  I really like the new album so it was cool to see those songs.  Sadly we got Pendulum instead of Danse Macabre, but whatever.  The song Don't Let Go really got the crowd going at the end.  I left my lovely spot on the balcony to get back into the pit for the end and saw a bunch of familiar faces that I run into at shows.  Lot's of fun.  Also funny is that the guy I was standing next to in the VIP area was also at the Nightwish concert, another concert where I snuck into the better balcony seating  :lol

Delain - April Rain Live Stage 48 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m39brAGkHtk)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: SwedishGoose on April 27, 2017, 08:39:01 AM
Added the Tori Amos show today.....

Seen

February 18th - Stockholm, Fryshuset Arenan - Dream Theater

March 7th - Stockholm, Munchebryggeriet- Gojira

March 9th - Stockholm, Ericsson Globe Arena - Disturbed & Avenged Sevenfold

March 28th - Eskilstuna, Lokomotivet - Pain of Salvation

April 1st - Malmö, KB - The Neal Morse Band



Upcoming

May 16th - Katowice, Spodek Arena - Dream Theater (on a trip with work)

July 2nd - Malmö, Slagthuset - Mike Portnoy's Shattered Fortress

September 23rd - Copenhagen, Koncerthuset - Tori Amos

October 13th - Stockholm, Bryggarsalen - IQ
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: twosuitsluke on April 27, 2017, 08:47:14 AM
Seeing The King Blues tonight  :metal :metal :metal

Edit: So The King Blues were great last night. They played about 25 songs over an hour and a half, it was a perfect sing-along night. One thing I love about these guys is that they are quite politically charged. A fair bit of their music is about sitting up and taking notice to what is happening in our world and realising we all have the power to do something about it. I think it's a great message as apathy is a big problem in the world today. Anyway, one of the highlights was lead singer Itch performing "What If Punk Never Happened?" as a spoken word piece.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KQeHbMSqRxU (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KQeHbMSqRxU)

This performance isn't from last night but it's a good quality video of it. I love the message here, from a young, rude boy, punk poet  :hefdaddy he gives a shit, I like that.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Prog Snob on April 28, 2017, 04:21:20 PM
Here is the list of concerts I'd like to see. There's an asterisk next to the definites.

Apr. 22 - Periphery (Revolution Bar & Music Hall)
Apr. 25-29 - Jane Monheit (Birdland)
*Jun 16 - Fates Warning (Gramercy)
*Jul 15 - King's X (Sellersville Theater 1894)
*Jul 20 - Jane Monheit (92nd St. Y)
Aug 12 - Yes (PNC Bank Arts Center)
*******Aug 17 - Anathema (Gramercy) TICKET JUST PURCHASED!!
****Aug 22 - Neal Morse (Gramercy)
****Sep 2 - Haken (Highline Ballroom)
*******Sep 29 - Epica/Lacuna Coil (Playstation Theater) TICKET JUST PURCHASED!!
Oct 13 - ProgStock Festival (Union County PAC)
Dec 13-14 - Andrea Bocelli (MSG)

And Epica was just added to the list.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on April 28, 2017, 06:09:00 PM
Here is the list of concerts I'd like to see. There's an asterisk next to the definites.

Apr. 22 - Periphery (Revolution Bar & Music Hall)
Apr. 25-29 - Jane Monheit (Birdland)
*Jun 16 - Fates Warning (Gramercy)
*Jul 15 - King's X (Sellersville Theater 1894)
*Jul 20 - Jane Monheit (92nd St. Y)
Aug 12 - Yes (PNC Bank Arts Center)
*******Aug 17 - Anathema (Gramercy) TICKET JUST PURCHASED!!
****Aug 22 - Neal Morse (Gramercy)
****Sep 2 - Haken (Highline Ballroom)
*******Sep 29 - Epica/Lacuna Coil (Playstation Theater) TICKET JUST PURCHASED!!
Oct 13 - ProgStock Festival (Union County PAC)
Dec 13-14 - Andrea Bocelli (MSG)

And Epica was just added to the list.

See ya there, added to my list as well
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Prog Snob on April 28, 2017, 06:24:37 PM
Here is the list of concerts I'd like to see. There's an asterisk next to the definites.

Apr. 22 - Periphery (Revolution Bar & Music Hall)
Apr. 25-29 - Jane Monheit (Birdland)
*Jun 16 - Fates Warning (Gramercy)
*Jul 15 - King's X (Sellersville Theater 1894)
*Jul 20 - Jane Monheit (92nd St. Y)
Aug 12 - Yes (PNC Bank Arts Center)
*******Aug 17 - Anathema (Gramercy) TICKET JUST PURCHASED!!
****Aug 22 - Neal Morse (Gramercy)
****Sep 2 - Haken (Highline Ballroom)
*******Sep 29 - Epica/Lacuna Coil (Playstation Theater) TICKET JUST PURCHASED!!
Oct 13 - ProgStock Festival (Union County PAC)
Dec 13-14 - Andrea Bocelli (MSG)

And Epica was just added to the list.

See ya there, added to my list as well

Meet beforehand for a drink or three?
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on April 28, 2017, 06:28:35 PM
Yea, friday night, I will be toasted  :lol also I love the playstation theater, one of my favorite venues in NYC.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Prog Snob on April 28, 2017, 06:34:13 PM
I might just go straight into Manhattan after work, get some food and drink.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on April 29, 2017, 12:17:48 PM
Yea, I'll likely get a room and head right in after work and do the same so we'll talk in September again about this  :metal  They were so damn good last December (better than the first time I saw them a year before that) plus a better venue and they say they are bringing a stage show with them so I think this could be their best concert I've seen.  Just hope they change up the set list a bit although I'm all good with keeping it mostly new stuff.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: dparrott on April 29, 2017, 12:59:52 PM
I'm finally getting to see Warpaint!!! (with Depeche Mode in October)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Prog Snob on April 29, 2017, 01:04:51 PM
Yea, I'll likely get a room and head right in after work and do the same so we'll talk in September again about this  :metal  They were so damn good last December (better than the first time I saw them a year before that) plus a better venue and they say they are bringing a stage show with them so I think this could be their best concert I've seen.  Just hope they change up the set list a bit although I'm all good with keeping it mostly new stuff.

Awesome. I'm so fucking stoked for this. If you have a room then I'll get a bottle of bourbon for the occasion.

I was going to get tickets for Shattered Fortress but they're expensive. I'd rather see Epica and then buy Haken tickets and see two shows for that price. I might ask my friend if he can get me in to the Portnoy show. Are you seeing Anathema?
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on April 29, 2017, 03:36:18 PM
No, never really listened to them.  I have my ticket for The Shattered Fortress and still need to get mine for Haken and Epica.  I'm probably just going to hold off until closer though, I don't expect those to sell out and September is far away.  I already have AFI tickets on hand for a concert I can't attend and I've double booked myself before for shows that far out so I usually don't buy them unless I think those are potential sell out shows.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Prog Snob on April 29, 2017, 04:43:46 PM
That makes sense. Shattered Fortress could possibly sell out ahead of time.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: lonestar on May 01, 2017, 12:12:08 AM
Next few weeks are looking fucked at work, think I may have to pass on Sabaton.  :-[
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Architeuthis on May 01, 2017, 12:17:25 PM
I might go see Styx and REO June 21. Would like to see Metallica in August, but I'm saving my money right now in case Dream Theater announces some North American dates.
 I'm starting to wonder if DT management is having second thoughts on a North American tour of Images and Words and Beyond, based on some venues in Europe being poorly attended.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on May 01, 2017, 12:18:53 PM
I hope not, I am very much waiting to see the announcements, but even if they don't do an extensive tour, they need to do select dates at least so the US crowd can experience this.   
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Architeuthis on May 01, 2017, 12:29:55 PM
They usually pack out the venues in Seattle. The third tier of the balcony at the Paramount was empty at The Astonishing show. Being that it was a Tuesday night may have had something to do with it. It was an incredible show, I was a little disappointed in the lower attendance.
I think the Seattle crowd would show up for the Images and Words anniversary. :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Prog Snob on May 01, 2017, 08:26:40 PM
I hope not, I am very much waiting to see the announcements, but even if they don't do an extensive tour, they need to do select dates at least so the US crowd can experience this.

They'll probably do a small tour of some major US cities.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Cyclopssss on May 03, 2017, 02:32:40 AM
Added Bad Religion (which I've never seen live since I became a fan in 1991) on the 28th of july in Amsterdam.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: twosuitsluke on May 03, 2017, 02:48:28 AM
Added Bad Religion (which I've never seen live since I became a fan in 1991) on the 28th of july in Amsterdam.

Nice  :tup I've seen them about 3-4 times I think. They may not be the most energetic on stage nowadays but they put on a solid performance  :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Cyclopssss on May 03, 2017, 04:34:00 AM
Yeah, I do own some dvd's by them and they're not the most enigmatic band on stage. But I just want to be able to belt out 'the hits' I've been singing along with for so long...  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on May 03, 2017, 08:05:41 AM
Added Bad Religion (which I've never seen live since I became a fan in 1991) on the 28th of july in Amsterdam.

Nice  :tup I've seen them about 3-4 times I think. They may not be the most energetic on stage nowadays but they put on a solid performance  :metal

Yea about 3-4 times for me as well and they are great live.  They usually sound perfect and while they are up there in age, they still  rock on stage.  You'll have a great time.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: TheLordOfTheStrings on May 03, 2017, 06:34:20 PM
Saw Alter Bridge last month. Almost saw Cohered & Cambria last weekend but it didn't work out. I hope to be able to see DT when they bring I&W25 to North America.

How was the AB show?
It was sick af dude! Thanks for asking!!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: mike099 on May 03, 2017, 07:27:13 PM
Stoked for the Opeth - Gojira concert tomorrow in Nashville.  First Opeth concert on this mini tour after almost a month off.  I hope they change up the set list a bit.  I just listened to the Gojira,  Mars to Sirius cd and some really good songs. The only negative is the concert starts at 8:30.  Kind of late for an old guy.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: mike099 on May 04, 2017, 08:54:01 PM
Gojira was awesome tonight.  My first concert in war memorial and the sound was great.  The bass player for Gojira was insane.  Opeth is next!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: mike099 on May 04, 2017, 11:57:43 PM
Opeth was good, but disappointed they played nothing from still life or black water park.  It was almost an hour between Gojira and opeth.  You could tell something was going on Between sets.  The crowd was more responsive to Gojira than Opeth.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on May 05, 2017, 07:25:34 AM
An hour between sets?  If that's the case on Sunday then I'm leaving before Opeth  :lol
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Sycsa on May 05, 2017, 09:20:37 AM
New addition: Riverside. Anyone seen them w the new guitarist?
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: mike099 on May 05, 2017, 10:45:11 AM
An hour between sets?  If that's the case on Sunday then I'm leaving before Opeth  :lol

If you do not mind, post your comments on both bands after the concert. 
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: twosuitsluke on May 05, 2017, 10:46:12 AM
Going to see The Skints in Cheltenham tonight  :hat

Sweet ass reggae band, check it.

My two favourite songs, Mindless (https://youtu.be/iRpfIsyLcBc) and Can't Take No More (https://youtu.be/DWWkzWisRTQ)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: twosuitsluke on May 05, 2017, 10:47:50 AM
New addition: Riverside. Anyone seen them w the new guitarist?

They are playing near to me in about two weeks.  I've not seen them before and if I can afford it, I'm there  :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Evermind on May 05, 2017, 11:25:02 AM
New addition: Riverside. Anyone seen them w the new guitarist?

They are playing near to me in about two weeks.  I've not seen them before and if I can afford it, I'm there  :metal

Wait, what? I'm slow. I thought they said they won't get any new guitarist. Who is it?
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: twosuitsluke on May 05, 2017, 11:27:58 AM
New addition: Riverside. Anyone seen them w the new guitarist?

They are playing near to me in about two weeks.  I've not seen them before and if I can afford it, I'm there  :metal

Wait, what? I'm slow. I thought they said they won't get any new guitarist. Who is it?

I thought they meant they wouldn't get a permanent guitarist who is a fully fledged band member. I think the guitarist is just for live shows  (don't know who it is though)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Tomislav95 on May 05, 2017, 12:40:27 PM
Kvelertak opening for Mastodon :hefdaddy Organizers got them on the same bill as Kvelertak couldn't make it any other day. Good news for the fans, not so good for the organizers :P
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: TempusVox on May 06, 2017, 10:16:18 PM
So last night (actually after midnight) I saw Kaleo play at the Cincinnati Reds post game concert. The game was delayed 2 hours due to rain. Then there was a Star Wars themed post game fireworks show; and the outdoor temp had fallen to the low 40's before these guys were finally able to take the stage. Cold and wet aside, had they been lip-synching these guys couldn't have nailed it any more than they did.

I get their delta blues inspired indie folk rock vibe probably isn't for everyone (despite their self professed homage to Stairway to Heaven at the end of "I Can't Go On Without You") but I love that fucking bands sound. Live- these guys are flawless.

I'm blown away by this band. Very talented.

Up next I'll be in Glasgow on the 16th and Aberdeen on the 17th to see Maiden! Can't wait!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on May 07, 2017, 12:43:54 PM
An hour between sets?  If that's the case on Sunday then I'm leaving before Opeth  :lol

If you do not mind, post your comments on both bands after the concert.

Totally would have but sadly I'm dealing with some health issues and I can't make it now. I just sold my ticket on stubhub and got my money back at least. I'm really really upset by this.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: mike099 on May 07, 2017, 03:18:33 PM
An hour between sets?  If that's the case on Sunday then I'm leaving before Opeth  :lol

If you do not mind, post your comments on both bands after the concert.

Totally would have but sadly I'm dealing with some health issues and I can't make it now. I just sold my ticket on stubhub and got my money back at least. I'm really really upset by this.

Glad you got your money back and get well.  Hope you get to see both bands sometime in the future.  I really want to see Mastodon at the Ryman in Nashville, but not sure about two opening bands on a week night.  Plus Mastodon is not playing Jaguar God on this tour, at least not so far.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on May 07, 2017, 06:19:55 PM
Thanks, I'm totally bummed about sitting home and not rocking out, next weekend is Metallica and Avenged Sevenfold...
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: twosuitsluke on May 13, 2017, 11:45:43 AM
Going to see Riverside for the first time in a week. Looking forward to it. I have no idea what songs are considered fan faves. I'll check Setlist.fm
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on May 13, 2017, 02:14:47 PM
Finally been feeling better, tomorrow is Metallica and Avenged Sevenfold! Supposed to rain early in the evening though, it's not the nicest now.  Going to suck if it's raining since my seats (well, just about the whole stadium) are outdoors.  :yarr
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: home on May 20, 2017, 11:32:54 AM
Seeing Agent Fresco and Leprous (with Alithia and Astrosaur) 1 november in Haarlem  :metal :metal

I reaaaly want to see both Agent Fresco and Leprous live so I'm stoked they are touring together  ;D
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: twosuitsluke on May 21, 2017, 12:19:34 PM
Just got into the venue to see Riverside tonight. The crowd here is way older than I imagined it would be. At 34 and 30 me and my mate must be in the 10% of people under 40. Either way I'm going to enjoy the hell out of this  :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: home on May 21, 2017, 12:38:03 PM
Have fun man  :metal
Yeah prog concerts tend to draw older crowds, though I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of "young" people at for instance the Steven Wilson concert I've been to.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: twosuitsluke on May 22, 2017, 01:36:49 AM
So Riverside were great last night. They played a two hour set with no support (which was a cracking bonus in itself) and it was a different gig experience for me. As I'd mentioned yesterday, the crowd was older than I expected  (saying that I had no idea what the Riverside demographic was before last night) and the crowd was very static. That makes sense though as Riverside's music isn't really the sort to get you moving, it's more to close your eyes a drift away to.

I was mesmerized by Duda throughout the show. His bass playing is a sight to behold and it's unusual for me to focus on bass but it was so audible (and pleasing to the ear) that I couldn't help it.

I wouldn't call myself a huge fan but I really appreciated them more live, the instrumental sections were beautiful and also filled with plenty of headbanging moments. They're not a particularly 'showy band but they do what they do really well. I'd definitely see them again and recommend them to everyone on here (but I'm sure there can't be many who haven't at least checked them out).
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: ReaperKK on May 25, 2017, 06:31:23 AM
So my calendar this year is:

- June 3: Train & OAR. I'm excited to see Train. My girlfriend got me into them and ever since I saw them cover all of Led Zeppelin II live I was a fan.

- July 11: Incubus, I've seen them a bunch and I'll see them again, always a fun experience.

- July 13: New Kids On The Block. I'm not a fan but my gf's friend couldn't go so my gf was trying to sell her tickets but I knew she really wanted to go so I said I'll go with her. Many beers will be had.

- July 18: Roger Waters, but PF fan, never have seen Roger Waters so this will be one to check off the bucket list.

- August 15: John Mayer, not a huge fan but I've always wanted to see him play guitar live.

- September 2: Ed Sheeran, Gf and I want to see him, he is an amazing live performer.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: chknptpie on May 25, 2017, 07:34:40 AM
I love me some OAR. I smile every time I see their trumpet player on Colbert. He just seems so happy all the time.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Train of Naught on May 28, 2017, 03:59:56 AM
I've been to 2 shows this week, the first was a Royal Blood concert in Amsterdam and the second was Fortarock in the City in Nijmegen (indoors 1-day festival):

Royal Blood: Vocals actually sound perfect live, exactly like the studio version (for better or worse), but I really enjoyed it. The mosh pits weren't too aggressive or anything but definitely exhausting as fuck. Especially during the end of Figure It Out and Loose Change, those were pretty much made for a live setting. They played 4 songs from the upcoming album (I think) and it sounded pretty solid, but mostly not as good as the debut material.

Fortarock in the City: There were 10 bands, I saw 7 of them in full and 2 of them partially.
Destrage: Did not disappoint, they played pretty much all the fan favourites (which are also my favourites for the most part. They were the first act however, and there wasn't much of a crowd.
Pelgrim: I stayed for the entire duration but wasn't a big fan. Mostly stayed because my brother is more into this sort of thing (djent-y core-y metal with constant breakdowns) but it was alright for the type of music I guess.
The Contortionist: Even though I was already aware that I am not a fan of Language, it surprised me how much I disliked the clean vocals live, I thought it'd come out better. The moments where he bursted out into harsh vocals were awesome though, and the last song (which apparently was the closer off of Language) was fucking amazing, one of the best endings to a concert I've experienced.
Ulsect: Only caught the last half unfortunately, but this band did not disappoint. When I listened to their debut which got released 2 weeks ago I thought it was kinda going nowhere, but their music was much more dynamic live and I might appreciate it more now.
Batushka: Probably the band I was most hyped for besides Periphery and Destrage, and they were just amazing. The concept they have going on for their live shows is definitely the selling point though, they make some fine black metal-ish music, but without the whole robe-wearing incense+candles-lighting portrait-holding shit they would not be as interesting. One of the best shows I've seen this year though, for sure.
The Charm the Fury: Least favourite show of the day. It was kind of like Arch Enemy with more breakdowns, not my thing. Not sure why but I sat through the entire thing.
Decapitated: I expected some crazy death metal and that was pretty much what I got. It was pretty awesome live but I wouldn't listen to it at home. Eventually it got kind of one-sided and decided to leave for a bit to get some rest.
Dool: I skipped this because Periphery was next and they didn't seem too interesting, so we just waited in the room where Periphery was playing next.
Periphery: I've waited a pretty long time to see this band live and man, it was worth the wait. Of course they've released 2 new albums since I became a fan and I was a bit disappointed that they only played 1 P2 song (Masamune) and no songs from P1, but the setlist was spectacular nonetheless. Prayer Position followed by The Bad Thing is possibly my favourite two-punch in a concert I've ever seen, so much energy. They encored with Lune which I thought might've been a bit boring, but in a live setting it was amazing, especially the chants in the end.

And in the end, I caught one of Matt Halpern's drum sticks. Since I was in the mosh pit and my brother wasn't we were separated so I walked back to him and he turned around with a huge smile on his face, and apparently he too caught a stick :metal
(http://i.imgur.com/GdLHc59.jpg)

Upcoming: There's a lot of concerts in Patronaat (Haarlem) I'm thinking of going to. I will probably start volunteering there soon which also allows me to go to concerts for free, so I will likely go to all of them: The Faceless/Humanity's Last Breath, Animals As Leaders, Intervals/Polyphia, Leprous/Agent Fresco, And So I Watch You From Afar, Electric Wizard, Cryptopsy (don't know these guys but I'm gonna check them out and see if it's worth it)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on May 28, 2017, 09:04:33 AM
That sick (catching a stick)  :metal :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: pogoowner on May 28, 2017, 05:58:00 PM
Made some ticket purchases recently. Just upgraded one of my Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit tickets to a third row pit seat, I bought a ticket to another one of their shows, and I also bought a Paramore ticket. So my schedule will be as follows:

- July 2: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (with The Mountain Goats)
- August 27: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (with Amanda Shires)
- October 15: Paramore (with Best Coast)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: home on May 29, 2017, 02:47:57 AM
What a cool coincidence that you both caught a stick Train :metal
I'm also going to see And So I Watch You From Afar, I don't even listen tot them that often but they come in my hometown and are only 13 euro's so it's worth it. Also quite some friends are going so it'll be fun :azn:
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: The Curious Orange on May 30, 2017, 03:26:39 AM
Having missed a few recent gigs owing to my broken leg, my schedule for the rest of the year currently looks like this:

06/28 - Mike Portnoy's Shattered Fortress
09/29 - Big Big Train
10/13 - Marillion
10/23 - Tift Merritt
10/30 - Jason Isbell
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Tomislav95 on May 30, 2017, 07:58:15 AM
Just found out Paradise Lost is in my country in October :dangerwillrobinson: and Pallbearer is supporting :dangerwillrobinson:
They were here last year, too but I didn't go because I started listening to them after I saw posters around the city and later their latest albums became one of my favorites of that year. I was kicking myself so much for not checking them out earlier, good thing I got second chance :lol. I hope their new album will deliver.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Nekov on May 30, 2017, 08:46:07 AM
Sigur Ros was recently confirmed to play here in Argentina in November and I'm going batshit crazy about it. This is a band that I've wanted to see live for a long time and now I can't wait!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: twosuitsluke on May 30, 2017, 04:11:19 PM
Just found out Paradise Lost is in my country in October :dangerwillrobinson: and Pallbearer is supporting :dangerwillrobinson:
They were here last year, too but I didn't go because I started listening to them after I saw posters around the city and later their latest albums became one of my favorites of that year. I was kicking myself so much for not checking them out earlier, good thing I got second chance :lol. I hope their new album will deliver.

Yea, they are playing in London the night before I see the Distant Worlds Orchestra at The Royal Albert Hall. I should really get tickets as I really need to see both bands. I missed seeing Pallbearer in Bristol a few weeks ago  :tdwn
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: axeman90210 on May 30, 2017, 07:44:47 PM
Up to date list below. I just recently grabbed my ticket for Mr Big. Paul Gilbert and Billy Sheehan tearing shit up will be worth the $40, doesn't matter that I won't be familiar with most of the setlist.

2/7-11 Cruise to the Edge (epic/amazing experience)
2/26 Pain of Salvation- Webster Hall NYC (great set, though the set felt a little on the short side)
5/11 Mastodon- Hammerstein Ballroom NYC (very good show)
5/19 Metallica- Gillette Stadium, MA (Excellent show, some cool pics posted in the Metallica thread)
6/4 Mr Big- BB Kings, NYC
7/22 Iron Maiden- Barclay's Center, NYC
8/22 Neal Morse Band- Gramercy Theater, NYC
9/1 Haken- Foundry @ Fillmore, Philly *VIP
9/2 Haken- Highline Ballroom, NYC
9/24 Mike Portnoy's Shattered Fortress- Irving Plaza, NYC

Still toying with Haken in DC on 9/3, but the Boston show is out of consideration.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: pogoowner on May 30, 2017, 08:13:26 PM
Having missed a few recent gigs owing to my broken leg, my schedule for the rest of the year currently looks like this:

09/29 - Big Big Train
10/13 - Marillion
10/23 - Tift Merritt
10/30 - Jason Isbell
Hey, I actually found another Jason Isbell fan here!  :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: TheLordOfTheStrings on May 31, 2017, 01:25:31 AM
Hoping to catch Haken at the end of the summer at the Roxy in Hollywood.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: ReaperKK on May 31, 2017, 04:53:50 AM
Having missed a few recent gigs owing to my broken leg, my schedule for the rest of the year currently looks like this:

09/29 - Big Big Train
10/13 - Marillion
10/23 - Tift Merritt
10/30 - Jason Isbell
Hey, I actually found another Jason Isbell fan here!  :metal

I got into him a few months ago, I need to check if he is coming by my area of the woods.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: The Curious Orange on May 31, 2017, 10:05:19 AM
Having missed a few recent gigs owing to my broken leg, my schedule for the rest of the year currently looks like this:

10/30 - Jason Isbell
Hey, I actually found another Jason Isbell fan here!  :metal

I got into him a few months ago, I need to check if he is coming by my area of the woods.

I caught him on the last tour, it was one hell of a show, and he's a great live performer.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Mosh on May 31, 2017, 10:11:13 AM
I like Jason Isbell, he changed my perspective on Country music.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on May 31, 2017, 11:00:02 AM
One week from today.... Iron Maiden!  I've been listening to Ghost since they are the opener.  Some good stuff.  Going to be a lot of fun, entered myself in the first to the barrier contest so hoping to be very close.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: millahh on May 31, 2017, 11:28:52 AM
One week from today.... Iron Maiden!  I've been listening to Ghost since they are the opener.  Some good stuff.  Going to be a lot of fun, entered myself in the first to the barrier contest so hoping to be very close.

Dinosaur BBQ or beer garden pre-show?  Just moved in directly above Dinosaur.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: axeman90210 on May 31, 2017, 11:37:15 AM
One week from today.... Iron Maiden!  I've been listening to Ghost since they are the opener.  Some good stuff.  Going to be a lot of fun, entered myself in the first to the barrier contest so hoping to be very close.

Dinosaur BBQ or beer garden pre-show?  Just moved in directly above Dinosaur.

Ah, that's right, meant to reply to your text. I'm going to keep an eye on tickets and see if they get real cheap the day of/before the show and if so I'm in for a pre-game. Hell, I may be even if I don't end up at the show :lol
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on May 31, 2017, 11:39:39 AM
One week from today.... Iron Maiden!  I've been listening to Ghost since they are the opener.  Some good stuff.  Going to be a lot of fun, entered myself in the first to the barrier contest so hoping to be very close.

Dinosaur BBQ or beer garden pre-show?  Just moved in directly above Dinosaur.

I may not being doing a pregame.  Likely getting right in line as soon as I get there from work to be as close as possible.  Still working on this with my buddy (you might have met him, he made it towards the end of the DTF meet up before RCMH last year) about how we are getting there and whatnot.... but I'm pretty sure we are both getting right on line.  I think I may be bringing some pre-made drinks with me to have while waiting.  If you have a floor ticket, I'd definitely save you a spot in line.  Granted, if I win first to the barrier, this all may be moot. (Im actually not sure if you need to get there early for that, or just in time for doors open).
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: millahh on May 31, 2017, 11:45:35 AM
I don't have tickets yet, been watching StubHub.

What time are doors?
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on May 31, 2017, 11:57:27 AM
I don't have tickets yet, been watching StubHub.

What time are doors?

I'm not sure, googling it says 7:30 but not sure if thats doors or if thats when the show starts.  I would have thought doors at 7.  I probably can't get out of work before 5 so that puts me getting to the arena around 5:30. 
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Nick on May 31, 2017, 12:10:34 PM
Update:

What I've seen:
2017-02-06 - John Wesley, and John Lodge & the 10,000 Light Years Band at Ferg's Live in Tampa
2017-02-07 - Mike Portnoy's Shattered Fortress, Pain of Salvation, and Haken on Cruise to the Edge
2017-02-08 - District 97, The Neal Morse Band, Bad Dreams, and Yes on Cruise to the Edge
2017-02-09 - Spock's Beard, Frost*, The Neal Morse Band, Haken, and Anglagard on Cruise to the Edge
2017-02-10 - Spock's Beard, Steve Hackett, Frost*, Pain of Salvation, and Mike Portnoy's Shattered Fortress on Cruise to the Edge
2017-02-26 – Pain of Salvation and Edensong at Webster Hall in NYC
2017-04-06 – MindMaze at the Sellersville Theater in Sellersville
2017-04-29 – MindMaze at the Funhouse in Bethlehem
2017-05-05 - Kyros and Moon Safari at The Majestic Theater in Gettysburg
2017-05-06 - The Aaron Clift Experiment, Unified Past, and The Neal Morse Band  at The Majestic Theater in Gettysburg
2017-05-07 – The Fierce & the Dead, Evership, Edensong, and Anglagard at The Majestic Theater in Gettysburg
2017-05-10 – Coheed and Cambria and The Dear Hunter at the Fillmore in Philadelphia
2017-05-11 – Edge of Reality and Kyros at Maxicali Live in Teaneck

What's planned:
2017-06-02 – 3rDegree and No More Pain at Pub Webb in Philadelphia
2017-06-04 – Iron Maiden and Ghost at the Wells-Fargo Center in Philadelphia
2017-06-28 – Fates Warning at the Sellersville Theater in Sellersville
2017-08-25 – Anathema at the TLA in Philadelphia
2017-09-01 – Haken at the Foundry in Philadelphia
2017-09-02 – Haken at Highline Ballroom
2017-09-15 – Ayreon at the 013 in the Netherlands
2017-09-16 – Ayreon at the 013 in the Netherlands
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: pogoowner on June 01, 2017, 07:10:07 PM
I caught him on the last tour, it was one hell of a show, and he's a great live performer.

I like Jason Isbell, he changed my perspective on Country music.
Over the last couple years, I've gotten into Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, and Chris Stapleton, Isbell being my favorite of the three. As someone who had never given country music a chance, it was shocking to me how good those guys are. Can't wait to see Isbell live (and I'll see his wife, who's very talented as well, open for him at the second show!). I've watched enough of his shows on Youtube to know he's an awesome performer.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: ReaperKK on June 03, 2017, 01:28:07 PM
Seeing Train tonight with the gf, she is excited.

I'm a little bummed there are no more original members playing, it's become a full pop band now.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: lonestar on June 03, 2017, 08:09:41 PM
Ok, update time...

Jan- Enchant
       Thank You Scientists, Consider the Source
Mar- Umphrey's McGee
May- Arkona, Sirenia, MindMaze, Graveshadow (walked out after MindMaze cause I had to work at 5am)
Jun- Anciients, Goatwhore
Sep- Haken
        Epica, Lacuna Coil
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Stadler on June 03, 2017, 09:32:59 PM
Update:

What I've seen:
2017-02-06 - John Wesley, and John Lodge & the 10,000 Light Years Band at Ferg's Live in Tampa
2017-02-07 - Mike Portnoy's Shattered Fortress, Pain of Salvation, and Haken on Cruise to the Edge
2017-02-08 - District 97, The Neal Morse Band, Bad Dreams, and Yes on Cruise to the Edge
2017-02-09 - Spock's Beard, Frost*, The Neal Morse Band, Haken, and Anglagard on Cruise to the Edge
2017-02-10 - Spock's Beard, Steve Hackett, Frost*, Pain of Salvation, and Mike Portnoy's Shattered Fortress on Cruise to the Edge
2017-02-26 – Pain of Salvation and Edensong at Webster Hall in NYC
2017-04-06 – MindMaze at the Sellersville Theater in Sellersville
2017-04-29 – MindMaze at the Funhouse in Bethlehem
2017-05-05 - Kyros and Moon Safari at The Majestic Theater in Gettysburg
2017-05-06 - The Aaron Clift Experiment, Unified Past, and The Neal Morse Band  at The Majestic Theater in Gettysburg
2017-05-07 – The Fierce & the Dead, Evership, Edensong, and Anglagard at The Majestic Theater in Gettysburg
2017-05-10 – Coheed and Cambria and The Dear Hunter at the Fillmore in Philadelphia
2017-05-11 – Edge of Reality and Kyros at Maxicali Live in Teaneck

What's planned:
2017-06-02 – 3rDegree and No More Pain at Pub Webb in Philadelphia
2017-06-04 – Iron Maiden and Ghost at the Wells-Fargo Center in Philadelphia
2017-06-28 – Fates Warning at the Sellersville Theater in Sellersville
2017-08-25 – Anathema at the TLA in Philadelphia
2017-09-01 – Haken at the Foundry in Philadelphia
2017-09-02 – Haken at Highline Ballroom
2017-09-15 – Ayreon at the 013 in the Netherlands
2017-09-16 – Ayreon at the 013 in the Netherlands


I was in Philly last night to see Gene Simmons at the Trocadero.   I used to live there (2nd Street, and later on Broad Street).  Great place to see shows.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: jingle.boy on June 04, 2017, 05:45:19 PM
Update:

What I've seen:
*snip*

What's planned:
2017-06-02 – 3rDegree and No More Pain at Pub Webb in Philadelphia
2017-06-04 – Iron Maiden and Ghost at the Wells-Fargo Center in Philadelphia
2017-06-28 – Fates Warning at the Sellersville Theater in Sellersville
2017-08-25 – Anathema at the TLA in Philadelphia
2017-09-01 – Haken at the Foundry in Philadelphia
2017-09-02 – Haken at Highline Ballroom
2017-09-15 – Ayreon at the 013 in the Netherlands
2017-09-16 – Ayreon at the 013 in the Netherlands

You could've saved yourself a lot of typing by just saying "Cruise to the Edge", and "RoSFest".
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: lonestar on June 05, 2017, 05:40:39 PM
Seriously...


Ok, update time...

Jan- Enchant
       Thank You Scientists, Consider the Source
Mar- Umphrey's McGee
May- Arkona, Sirenia, MindMaze, Graveshadow (walked out after MindMaze cause I had to work at 5am)
Jun- Anciients, Goatwhore
Sep- Haken
        Epica, Lacuna Coil

Let's tentatively add Orphaned Land to September..starting to like this circa PPUSA tour the country thing, it's making for an epic month. Now, as jingle stated, if Vanden Plas and Myrath could just follow suite...
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: jingle.boy on June 05, 2017, 08:08:26 PM
It's probably a fairly safe assumption that a few of the bands at PPUSA will tour.  Last year, Haken and Circus Maximus planned tours around it, I think Devy started his right after, and weren't Spock's and Blind Guardian in the midst of tours as well?

There's always hope.  Never deprive anyone of hope, it might be all they have.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: lonestar on June 05, 2017, 08:53:53 PM
But with that hope is the fear that they'll announce east coast only tours, something bands have been doing all too much lately.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: jingle.boy on June 05, 2017, 09:48:49 PM
But with that hope is the fear that they'll announce east coast only tours, something bands have been doing all too much lately.

Your point being ?? ??

JK... it blows for you, but that's the price you pay for your gorgeous year-round weather.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Prog Snob on June 06, 2017, 05:22:32 AM
I just hate those East Coast only tours.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: chknptpie on June 06, 2017, 07:42:41 AM
I don't understand why anyone would want to do a summer show in Arizona... but they do and it's stupid. Come here in the winter please!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on June 06, 2017, 09:17:48 AM
Doors open at 6:30pm for Iron Maiden and Ghost tomorrow, show is at 7:30.... and I won first to the barrier!!!

 :metal :metal :metal :metal

Apparently I actually need to get there a bit earlier than I thought (was thinking I could arrive a bit later for this, but it says 5:15pm to start lining up) so now I need to get out of work earlier but oh fuck yea I am pumped.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: jingle.boy on June 06, 2017, 08:09:07 PM
I don't understand why anyone would want to do a summer show in Arizona... but they do and it's stupid. Come here in the winter please!

Cost.  Anything in Arizona in the summer is cheap.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: twosuitsluke on June 12, 2017, 04:55:57 AM
Mastodon and Sikth have just announced headline UK tours for December  :metal I am going to be all over both!!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Prog Snob on June 12, 2017, 05:26:28 AM
I don't understand why anyone would want to do a summer show in Arizona... but they do and it's stupid. Come here in the winter please!

Cost.  Anything in Arizona in the summer is cheap.

I guess it's the same reason for wanting to live there.  ;)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: twosuitsluke on June 12, 2017, 07:24:35 AM
Oh shit! Opeth have also just announced a headline UK tour supported by Enslaved. Today is a good day  :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: chknptpie on June 12, 2017, 07:42:15 AM
I don't understand why anyone would want to do a summer show in Arizona... but they do and it's stupid. Come here in the winter please!

Cost.  Anything in Arizona in the summer is cheap.

I guess it's the same reason for wanting to live there.  ;)

If my husband would agree to move - I would definitely not live here.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Podaar on June 12, 2017, 07:54:01 AM
Brian Setzer's Rockabilly Riot last Saturday Night
Collective Soul tonight.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Prog Snob on June 12, 2017, 12:47:11 PM
I don't understand why anyone would want to do a summer show in Arizona... but they do and it's stupid. Come here in the winter please!

Cost.  Anything in Arizona in the summer is cheap.

I guess it's the same reason for wanting to live there.  ;)

If my husband would agree to move - I would definitely not live here.

Of course, that wasn't meant to be an insult. I actually like the heat and would probably enjoy it there. Maybe one day, if I don't decide to retire in Sicily.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: carl320 on June 13, 2017, 08:33:29 AM
The only show I plan on going to this year is King Crimson, in about 2 weeks.  I'm getting pretty excited for it  :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: SwedishGoose on June 13, 2017, 08:48:35 AM
The only show I plan on going to this year is King Crimson, in about 2 weeks.  I'm getting pretty excited for it  :metal

You should.... I saw them last year and musically it was definitely a top contender for best show I have ever seen

Enjoy them soon!!!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: home on June 14, 2017, 03:42:41 PM
I'm going to Graspop this weekend  :metal

Alcest, Alestorm, Alter Bridge, Anathema, Baroness, Coheed and Cambria, Devin Townsend, Epica, Gojira, Mastodon, Opeth, Queensryche,  Red Fang, Sabaton, Solstafir, The Dillinger Escape plan. Man so many bands I want see we're undoubtly going to miss half of those  :lol

I'm especially excited for Mastodon, Opeth and Solstafir. (though I'm going to see Mastodon one and a half week later anyway  :P)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: lonestar on June 14, 2017, 11:57:08 PM
Just got back from Anciients/Goatwhore. If you're remotely an Anciients fan, don't miss this show. They're tremendous live. Goatwhore was fun, but I really had nothing left after Anciients.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: mike099 on June 15, 2017, 06:46:21 AM
Just got back from Anciients/Goatwhore. If you're remotely an Anciients fan, don't miss this show. They're tremendous live. Goatwhore was fun, but I really had nothing left after Anciients.

I just got into Anciients after seeing the album covers in the 'albums' thread sand would love to see them live.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: chknptpie on June 15, 2017, 07:48:54 AM
Roger Waters last night was amazing.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Prog Snob on June 15, 2017, 10:45:05 AM
Roger Waters last night was amazing.

More details.  ;D
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Train of Naught on June 15, 2017, 10:58:16 AM
God fucking damnit :lol turns out Manchester Orchestra and Godspeed You! Black Emperor are both playing in Amsterdam, but on the same day. I'd love to go to Manchester Orchestra but I have wanted to see GY!BE for a long whilte now, so it's gonna have to be that one.

Leprous and BBNG are also playing on the same day but that's a slightly easier pick for me, don't care for BBNG that much.
I'm going to Graspop this weekend  :metal

Alcest, Alestorm, Alter Bridge, Anathema, Baroness, Coheed and Cambria, Devin Townsend, Epica, Gojira, Mastodon, Opeth, Queensryche,  Red Fang, Sabaton, Solstafir, The Dillinger Escape plan. Man so many bands I want see we're undoubtly going to miss half of those  :lol

I'm especially excited for Mastodon, Opeth and Solstafir. (though I'm going to see Mastodon one and a half week later anyway  :P)
Fuck, I regret not seeing The Dillinger Escape Plan when they came here last year sooo much. It's probably not as amazing in a festival setting, but surely it'll still be among the craziest live show experience, definitely go see them if you have the time.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: chknptpie on June 15, 2017, 01:02:57 PM
Roger Waters last night was amazing.

More details.  ;D

He has definitely upped his game. It really is an experience and I don't want to give spoilers for those going. The couple sitting next to us definitely didn't enjoy the Trump focus on a few songs.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Samsara on June 15, 2017, 01:21:00 PM
Roger Waters last night was amazing.

More details.  ;D

He has definitely upped his game. It really is an experience and I don't want to give spoilers for those going. The couple sitting next to us definitely didn't enjoy the Trump focus on a few songs.

I had tickets and sold them. Bottom line, while I know Roger's politics and was prepared, I just didn't want to be bombarded. That, in combination with having other plans that I valued more, made the decision an easy one. I have no love for Trump at all, but I just didn't want to go to the gig and feel all the hate.

I am sure he's recorded these gigs. I'll watch it at some point.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: lonestar on June 15, 2017, 05:10:30 PM
Just got back from Anciients/Goatwhore. If you're remotely an Anciients fan, don't miss this show. They're tremendous live. Goatwhore was fun, but I really had nothing left after Anciients.

I just got into Anciients after seeing the album covers in the 'albums' thread sand would love to see them live.
Well, I think the tour is doing the up to Portland now, and then through the northern midwest and Canada, not sure where you're at.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: pogoowner on June 16, 2017, 06:58:33 PM
I'm visiting some friends in Denver next month, and they surprised me with tickets to see The Avett Brothers at Red Rocks! I've been waiting for a chance to see someone there, so I'm really excited.

Updated concert list:

- July 2: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (with The Mountain Goats)
- July 8: The Avett Brothers (with Chatham County Line)
- August 27: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (with Amanda Shires)
- October 15: Paramore (with Best Coast)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: ReaperKK on June 17, 2017, 07:51:16 AM
Saw Third Eye yesterday. The ran through the entire first album front to back. Packed show and overall the performances were good, however there was no credit given to the original members of third eye blind for the first album.

Stephen talked about how awesome he was the whole night.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: kingshmegland on June 17, 2017, 08:01:29 AM
They still have the drummer from their first album.  I like his style of playing.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: ReaperKK on June 17, 2017, 08:37:12 AM
Really? Well I stand corrected, and yes the drummer was really good.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Nick on June 17, 2017, 08:53:19 AM
Update:

What I've seen:
*snip*

What's planned:
2017-06-02 – 3rDegree and No More Pain at Pub Webb in Philadelphia
2017-06-04 – Iron Maiden and Ghost at the Wells-Fargo Center in Philadelphia
2017-06-28 – Fates Warning at the Sellersville Theater in Sellersville
2017-08-25 – Anathema at the TLA in Philadelphia
2017-09-01 – Haken at the Foundry in Philadelphia
2017-09-02 – Haken at Highline Ballroom
2017-09-15 – Ayreon at the 013 in the Netherlands
2017-09-16 – Ayreon at the 013 in the Netherlands

You could've saved yourself a lot of typing by just saying "Cruise to the Edge", and "RoSFest".

FWIW I already had the list elsewhere, so it was just copy and paste.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on June 17, 2017, 10:37:31 AM
Saw Third Eye yesterday. The ran through the entire first album front to back. Packed show and overall the performances were good, however there was no credit given to the original members of third eye blind for the first album.

Stephen talked about how awesome he was the whole night.

The gf asked me to go with her to see them next Friday, so scooped up a ticket and it'll be my first at the PNC bank arts center this summer so I am excited for that.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: ReaperKK on June 17, 2017, 12:09:23 PM
You're gonna have a good time. I did, his voice considering his age has held up well also the stage show was pretty elaborate.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: twosuitsluke on June 18, 2017, 12:50:51 PM
Coheed and Cambria Neverender show in London tomorrow  :metal :metal :metal

Gonna sing my heart out!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: TempusVox on June 18, 2017, 11:01:58 PM
So...since May 5th I've seen

Kaleo
Maiden in Glasgow
Maiden in Aberdeen
Maiden in Liverpool
Flogging Molly at Bunbury
Rev. Horton Heat at Bunbury
30 Seconds to Mars at Bunbury
Muse at Bunbury
Paul Simon
Joe Walsh
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
U2
The Fighting Jamesons

Coming up I have:

Maiden in Vegas
Maiden in YYZ
Joe Bonamassa
Yes
Megadeth and the Scorpions
Alice Cooper and Deep Purple

My "Summer of Sound" :metal


Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: ReaperKK on June 19, 2017, 05:01:08 AM
I don't think you're seeing Maiden enough Tempus :lol
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: TempusVox on June 19, 2017, 09:40:11 AM
I don't think you're seeing Maiden enough Tempus :lol

I know right?

When the boys were touring the last couple of times, we hit the road quite a bit with their families and other friends. A bit different, because we're all good friends; but hitting multiple shows in all those cities was a ton of fun. I actually tried to get Ged to go with me to Maiden here when they play in YYZ. We'll catch up then, but he's otherwise occupied and not interested.  :)

We were on holiday when I hit the shows in the UK. Was only going to do the two in Scotland, but day of hopped down to England for that one.

Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Ben_Jamin on June 19, 2017, 09:55:43 AM
Babymetal was awesome last night. So was Korn. I overall had a good time despite having beer spilt on my hair.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Tomislav95 on June 19, 2017, 10:18:25 AM
Saw Mastodon with Kvelertak last Friday. Some portal said sound quality on Kvelerak was awful and good on Mastodon but it was opposite for me :lol not really, it was just Mastodon was just a little too loud and vocals were buried on first few songs, later they fixed that. About the show: maybe the best atmosphere I ever experienced. Lately, I've been very passive on concerts yet on this one I could not stop headbang and sing along with them. Troy said we were the best crowd on this tour but that's what he says to everyone, right? I kinda believed him when they pulled the real encore in form of Blood and Thunder, the song they didn't play on this tour :metal Everything was moshpit on that song :lol I was suddenly in second row after being back at the soundboard the whole time.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: PixelDream on June 19, 2017, 11:30:02 AM
Went to Graspop Metal Meeting last weekend.

Amazing

Opeth
Gojira
Alter Bridge
Rammstein
Amenra

Great

Baroness
Dillinger Escape Plan
Devin Townsend
Deep Purple

Meh

Anathema
Coheed and Cambria (although Welcome Home was great to hear)
Mastodon (was looking forward to it, but it was the same experience as when I saw them 10 years ago. Their albums are amazing, but somehow it doesn't work for me live)

Not cool

The Black Dahlia Murder
Evanescence
Steel Panther

What an amazing festival, I've never seen so many of my favorite bands in one weekend.


Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: chknptpie on June 19, 2017, 12:37:34 PM
U2 finally scheduled a date for Phoenix  :hefdaddy
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: home on June 19, 2017, 01:00:50 PM
What an amazing festival, I've never seen so many of my favorite bands in one weekend.
The line-up was just amazing  :angel:

Friday I was really looking forward to seeing Sólstafir and they were intense. They had even slighly more crowd interaction than I expected, ( I touched the singers hand  :P ) They were looking kinda grave or something troughout the whole show tho. Alcest was amazing as well, the singer is kind of akward  :lol. After that we went to Europe, who where not that good, the singer especially is just plain annoying. Then we waited for Rammstein while seeing/hearing Emperor in the distance. Well I like Isahn's solo work more, a lot more.

Rammstein was really great, I'm not that into them but their show was quite spectacular. There was one really weird moment, just after I got out of a moshpit someone grabbed me by the throat really firmly and started yelling at me (in dutch): "If you ever bump against my chest again I'm going to hit you in the face and you're going to end up in the medical care, understood!" I probably accidently bumped against him when the mosh-pit started or something but wtf, he scared the shit out of me. I luckily didn't see him again.

Saturday the highlights for me were Baroness and Alter Bridge. I was so happy Alter Bridge played Cry of Achilles. I didn't think they would due to the acoustic intro, which they just played on electric. Deep Purple was pretty great too, their replacement keyboardist had some serious chops. I did miss most of Devin Townsend unfortunately due to my friends convincing me to join them at Danko Jones. Not a big fan of his music but his show was good. I also missed Gojira, which I'm regretting a little.

Sunday was probably my favourite day with both Mastodon and Opeth playing. Opeth was just flawless, easily one of the best shows of the festival. Mastodon was really great too, they were struggling with vocals on a few moments but otherwise they played amazingly. I reaaly enjoyed their songs live and am looking forward to their full show in Utrecht next week so much. Scorpions and Sabaton were great too but not as good as I expected. Steel Panter is just not for me. Alestorm was just so much fun live, great crowd participation. There was someone crowd surfing in a rubber boat  :lol

All in all an amazing weekend  :angel:


Fuck, I regret not seeing The Dillinger Escape Plan when they came here last year sooo much. It's probably not as amazing in a festival setting, but surely it'll still be among the craziest live show experience, definitely go see them if you have the time.
I wasn't able to catch them unfortunately, they played just before Rammstein and my friends really wanted to get good spots for their show. I don't think I would have been able to reach them anymore if I went  :P

Troy said we were the best crowd on this tour but that's what he says to everyone, right? I kinda believed him when they pulled the real encore in form of Blood and Thunder, the song they didn't play on this tour :metal
They didn't say that at Graspop  ;) I'm hoping they're going to play Blood and Thunder in Utrecht too, that would be amazing.  :metal

Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: pogoowner on June 19, 2017, 07:48:52 PM
Bought a ticket to another Jason Isbell show today, because why not?

2017-07-01 - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (with The Mountain Goats) - PNC Pavilion, Cincinnati, OH
2017-07-02 - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (with The Mountain Goats) - The Rose Music Center, Huber Heights, OH
2017-07-08 - The Avett Brothers (with Chatham County Line) - Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO
2017-08-27 - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (with Amanda Shires) - Ohio Theatre, Columbus, OH
2017-10-15 - Paramore (with Best Coast) - Akron Civic Theatre, Akron, OH
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Architeuthis on June 20, 2017, 05:11:35 AM
Just got tix to see Roger Waters at the Tacoma Dome this Saturday. It should be a good show, but I would much prefer David Gilmour.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Samsara on June 20, 2017, 09:34:10 AM
Updated list:

(Seen)

Geoff Tate
Fifth Angel

(Upcoming)

Iron Maiden
Last in Line
Michael Sweet
Foo Fighters
Dream Theater (whenever dates and tickets are announced for North America)

(On the Radar -- no tickets purchased yet, not committed)

The Sword
FireHouse

(Passed On)

Roger Waters (sold my ticket)
Guns N Roses (not bothering, but would if it was an entirely different show from last year, which I saw in Seattle)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: axeman90210 on June 20, 2017, 10:29:58 AM
Current status:

2/7-11 Cruise to the Edge (epic/amazing experience)
2/26 Pain of Salvation- Webster Hall NYC (great set, though the set felt a little on the short side)
5/11 Mastodon- Hammerstein Ballroom NYC (very good show)
5/19 Metallica- Gillette Stadium, MA (Excellent show, some cool pics posted in the Metallica thread)
5/31 Iron Maiden- Prudential Center, NJ (Last minute decision to go with Millahh as some decent tix became available for cheap. Very glad I went, even if I get the same setlist exactly at Barclay's next month, because the band is just so on point)
6/4 Mr Big- BB Kings, NYC (Really enjoyed this, you could do a lot worse than getting to watch Billy and Paul shred for a couple hours and Eric Martin's voice still sounds pretty good)
7/22 Iron Maiden- Barclay's Center, NYC
8/22 Neal Morse Band- Gramercy Theater, NYC
9/1 Haken- Foundry @ Fillmore, Philly *VIP
9/2 Haken- Highline Ballroom, NYC
9/24 Mike Portnoy's Shattered Fortress- Irving Plaza, NYC
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Anguyen92 on June 21, 2017, 01:41:46 PM
I will be seeing Halestorm with Starset supporting at the HOB in Anaheim on October.  Both bands are good enough for me and it's close to where I live and it's on a Friday.  Felt like I had to go and will be glad I did.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Nekov on June 21, 2017, 01:45:38 PM
In the past month or so I've gotten tickets to Anathema in August, Sigur Ros in November and my brother will buy me tickets to The Shattered Fortress in October. And in between I'm travelling to Europe so it will be one hell of a second half of this year
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: PixelDream on June 21, 2017, 04:31:11 PM
What an amazing festival, I've never seen so many of my favorite bands in one weekend.
The line-up was just amazing  :angel:

Friday I was really looking forward to seeing Sólstafir and they were intense. They had even slighly more crowd interaction than I expected, ( I touched the singers hand  :P ) They were looking kinda grave or something troughout the whole show tho. Alcest was amazing as well, the singer is kind of akward  :lol. After that we went to Europe, who where not that good, the singer especially is just plain annoying. Then we waited for Rammstein while seeing/hearing Emperor in the distance. Well I like Isahn's solo work more, a lot more.

Rammstein was really great, I'm not that into them but their show was quite spectacular. There was one really weird moment, just after I got out of a moshpit someone grabbed me by the throat really firmly and started yelling at me (in dutch): "If you ever bump against my chest again I'm going to hit you in the face and you're going to end up in the medical care, understood!" I probably accidently bumped against him when the mosh-pit started or something but wtf, he scared the shit out of me. I luckily didn't see him again.

Saturday the highlights for me were Baroness and Alter Bridge. I was so happy Alter Bridge played Cry of Achilles. I didn't think they would due to the acoustic intro, which they just played on electric. Deep Purple was pretty great too, their replacement keyboardist had some serious chops. I did miss most of Devin Townsend unfortunately due to my friends convincing me to join them at Danko Jones. Not a big fan of his music but his show was good. I also missed Gojira, which I'm regretting a little.

Sunday was probably my favourite day with both Mastodon and Opeth playing. Opeth was just flawless, easily one of the best shows of the festival. Mastodon was really great too, they were struggling with vocals on a few moments but otherwise they played amazingly. I reaaly enjoyed their songs live and am looking forward to their full show in Utrecht next week so much. Scorpions and Sabaton were great too but not as good as I expected. Steel Panter is just not for me. Alestorm was just so much fun live, great crowd participation. There was someone crowd surfing in a rubber boat  :lol

All in all an amazing weekend  :angel:


Fuck, I regret not seeing The Dillinger Escape Plan when they came here last year sooo much. It's probably not as amazing in a festival setting, but surely it'll still be among the craziest live show experience, definitely go see them if you have the time.
I wasn't able to catch them unfortunately, they played just before Rammstein and my friends really wanted to get good spots for their show. I don't think I would have been able to reach them anymore if I went  :P

Troy said we were the best crowd on this tour but that's what he says to everyone, right? I kinda believed him when they pulled the real encore in form of Blood and Thunder, the song they didn't play on this tour :metal
They didn't say that at Graspop  ;) I'm hoping they're going to play Blood and Thunder in Utrecht too, that would be amazing.  :metal

Cool to see you had an awesome time. I've added some bands I initially forgot to mention (festivals do that to a man). Amenra was intense as well. They were the first band I saw play because I arrived friday night. I was still 100% sober but their performance immediately got me in the zone. This is such an amazing festival, it was my first time there but I already prefer it to Lowlands which I've been going to for over 7 years. It was surreal to be amongst other folks who are into the same stuff I am.

Too bad you missed Gojira, they were awesome but that's business as usual. And you're right about Opeth IMO. I didn't expect them to be amazing because of the reported lack of enthusiasm on Akerfeldt's part concerning his death vox. That didn't turn out to be any problem at all, and his singing was just out of this world amazing wasn't it? Best guitar solos I've heard on Graspop as well. One of the finest shows I've seen by them and my personal favorite show of the festival as well.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: home on June 22, 2017, 05:28:21 AM
I didn't expect them to be amazing because of the reported lack of enthusiasm on Akerfeldt's part concerning his death vox. That didn't turn out to be any problem at all, and his singing was just out of this world amazing wasn't it? Best guitar solos I've heard on Graspop as well. One of the finest shows I've seen by them and my personal favorite show of the festival as well.
Yes the whole performance actually was just spot on, one of the few times I really wished the show would be longer, it was over so fast.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on June 22, 2017, 09:11:58 AM
Updated for HIM's final tour announcement.  I've never seen them before but been a fan for a long time.  A friday night in NYC? Sounds good to me!

January 20th - Reel Big Fish & Anti-Flag @ Starland Ballroom, Sayreville NJ
February 3rd - AFI @ Terminal 5, New York NY
February 4th - AFI @ Paradise Rock Club, Boston MA
February 17th - Less Than Jake & Pepper @ Playstation Theater, New York NY
March 7th - Red Hot Chili Peppers @ Staples Center, Los Angeles CA
March 10th - Amaranthe @ House of Independents, Asbury Park NJ
April 13th - Bon Jovi @ Madison Square Garden, New York NY
April 15th - Def Leppard and Poison @ Nassau Coliseum, Long Island NY
April 24th - Delain & Hammerfall @ Stage 48, New York NY
May 14th - Metallica and Avenged Sevenfold @ Metlife Stadium, East Rutherford NJ
June 7th - Iron Maiden and Ghost @ Prudential Center, Newark NJ
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June 23rd - Third Eye Blind @ PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel NJ
July 11th - 311 @ Hammerstein Ballroom, New York NY
July 14th - Incubus and Jimmy Eat World @ PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel NJ
July 15th - 311 @ Stone Pony, Asbury Park NJ
July 21st - Iron Maiden and Ghost @ Barclays Center, Brooklyn NY
July 22nd - Iron Maiden and Ghost @ Barclays Center, Brooklyn NY
August 4th - Rancid and Dropkick Murphys @ Stone Pony, Asbury Park NJ
August 28th - Deep Purple and Alice Cooper @ PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel NJ
September 2nd - Haken @ Highline Ballroom, New York City NY
September 24th - Mike Portnoy's Shattered Fortress @ Irving Plaza, New York City NY
September 29th - Epica and Lacuna Coil @ Playstation Theater, New York NY
November 17th - HIM @ Hammerstein Ballrom, New York NY
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: pogoowner on June 23, 2017, 04:40:42 PM
Adding A Perfect Circle to my schedule now!

2017-07-01 - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (with The Mountain Goats) - PNC Pavilion, Cincinnati, OH
2017-07-02 - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (with The Mountain Goats) - The Rose Music Center, Huber Heights, OH
2017-07-08 - The Avett Brothers (with Chatham County Line) - Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO
2017-08-27 - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (with Amanda Shires) - Ohio Theatre, Columbus, OH
2017-10-15 - Paramore (with Best Coast) - Akron Civic Theatre, Akron, OH
2017-11-19 - A Perfect Circle (with The Beta Machine) - BB&T Arena, Highland Heights, KY
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: ReaperKK on June 23, 2017, 05:53:18 PM
Nice! I've always wanted to see A Perfect Circle. Do they even have anything new or do they just tour the same material?
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: pogoowner on June 23, 2017, 06:28:43 PM
Nice! I've always wanted to see A Perfect Circle. Do they even have anything new or do they just tour the same material?
They've played a new song live, and there have been rumors of an album, but I haven't heard anything concrete on that front.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: ReaperKK on June 23, 2017, 06:35:10 PM
Just like the rumors of a new Tool album :lol
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: pogoowner on June 23, 2017, 06:40:14 PM
Just like the rumors of a new Tool album :lol
Yes, it's all strangely reminiscent...
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on June 24, 2017, 08:09:30 AM
Had a good time at Third Eye Blind last night.  Went with the gf and a few of her girl friends so it was more of a social event essentially than a concert for me.  As in, we chilled in the back on the lawn and just talked instead of really getting a good view and watching.  Fine with me since I'm not a huge fan, but I left them for a moment and got a better view to get a video and kind of wished the ladies were more into the concert because there were a lot of people there (they said this was their biggest crowd of the tour) and it would have been fun to get into the music and environment.  Oh well, this was the gf's thing so I didn't want to just ditch them of course.  They also wanted to leave early, which I would of rather not done, but whatever.  Fun night overall.

Third Eye Blind - Hows It Going To Be Live PNC Bank Arts Center NJ (https://youtu.be/eG5PQ0PWjGM)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: ReaperKK on June 24, 2017, 08:18:27 AM
They put on a good show when we went, I was surprised at the turn out, it was sold out in charlotte but the place didn't seem as big as your cramx3. I was a big fan of the first album so it was a fun trip to the past.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on June 24, 2017, 08:40:18 AM
It's funny cause I thought it was going to be a poor turnout.  Ticket sales about a month ago were poor.  You could have gotten a front row seat.  However, they had a groupon for $15 lawn seats two weeks ago and the lawn was packed.  I'm guessing lots of people like myself scooped up the cheap tickets.  That amphitheater's capacity is around 17k.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on June 24, 2017, 08:15:42 PM
Just scooped up a VIP balcony ticket for Kamelot, Delain, and Battlebeast in NYC... for 2017  :metal :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: chknptpie on June 25, 2017, 10:42:42 AM
Updated...
2/4 Anti-flag and Reel Big Fish
2/9 Lordi with meet and greet
6/14 Roger Waters
9/19 U2
9/22 Ben Folds with meet and greet
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Architeuthis on June 25, 2017, 02:03:54 PM
Saw Roger Waters in Tacoma last night. It was a great show except he got a little too political. However the music sounded great. I think his show would be better if he ditched the screens and focused on a elaborate light show. The light show did get good towards the end, but I was a little disappointed at the light show for a Pink Floyd based concert. The screens were cool but overdone.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Sigz on June 25, 2017, 02:50:36 PM
Saw Tool in San Bernardino last night, for the first time. It was pretty much everything I was hoping for, from the setlist to the fantastic performance to the people moshing in a circle pit around trash bonfires on the lawn.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: carl320 on June 25, 2017, 04:16:44 PM
The only show I plan on going to this year is King Crimson, in about 2 weeks.  I'm getting pretty excited for it  :metal

Scratch that.  My job told me I couldn't take that day off (after being able to since February).

Frank Turner will be around in September, and I'm thinking about it.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: home on June 28, 2017, 02:56:11 PM
Saw Mastodon yesterday  :metal What a great show, the crowd was really in to it and their playing was pretty great. The show did end a little suddenly with no encore tho. (no Blood and Thunder  :'( )

It was also nice to see Train and Elite again   ;D
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on July 01, 2017, 12:25:01 PM
Went ahead and bought a bunch of tickets this week for my future concerts.  Got some deals for the holiday weekend: $20 lawn seats for almost all concerts at PNC Bank Arts Center so got my Deep Purple with Alice Cooper ticket also %10 off stubhub so got a front section ticket for Incubus with Jimmy Eat World for $40 under face value.  :metal :metal

Really looking forward to the two 311 shows coming up since their new album is really good, plus Incubus (although their newest isn't so great) is that same week so it's going to be hectic. 
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: SwedishGoose on July 01, 2017, 12:39:06 PM
Bought my first 2018 ticket now.

Steven Wilson at Circus in Stockholm on the 26th of February.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Tick on July 01, 2017, 12:39:40 PM
11/8/16 - Marillion ended 2016 in awesome fashion!

This is one of my best concert years, EVER!!!

2/28 - Steve Hackett

4/28 - The Alarm

5/8 - Nothing More

8/25 - The Neal Morse Band

9/2 - Haken

9/24 - The Shattered Fortress

12/15 - Kansas

Just waiting for DT dates and my year will be complete!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: pogoowner on July 01, 2017, 11:58:24 PM
Wow. Just saw Jason Isbell and he absolutely killed. What a talented band. Can't wait to see him again tomorrow night.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on July 12, 2017, 08:59:15 AM
311 was amazing last night.  Packed venue, was on the GA floor so lots of jumping and some pretty solid mosh pits as well.  Security was super tight though which kind of took some of the air out of the room though.  Had a few interesting encounters last night, one guy wanted to fight me.  No idea why since he couldnt seem to talk.  I'm guessing I was blocking his view so I just walked away from that.  A random guy drenched in sweat kept hugging me which was disgusting, although I know he was being nice, I had to push him off me, twice, because he was soaked.  I ended up soaked as well, but I was really disgusted by that  :lol  Yesterday was the 22 year anniversary of the blue album so they played 6 songs from it, plus 10 new songs so I was very happy with the setlist. 

311 - Syntax Error Live Debut Hammerstein Ballroom NYC 7/11/17 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nu7CH75jR14)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DEjc-HQVYAEZ2Qt.jpg)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: bill1971 on July 12, 2017, 09:19:30 AM
This year was just Geoff Tate and Living Colour. Both amazing shows, both times got to see them very close. I think next on the radar would be DT although I may pass until they make newmusic. Also if Anderson, Wakeman and Rabin come close. so far it doesn't look good.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: kingshmegland on July 14, 2017, 04:53:18 PM
Nice Cram!!!


Tomorrow night Bent Knee and Wednesday it's Iron Maiden :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on July 14, 2017, 04:56:25 PM
 :metal :metal MAIDEN MAIDEN MAIDEN!!  You're going to have a great time.

Just got home from work so made a drink and about to head out (via Uber of course) to the Incubus and Jimmy Eat World concert.  I got a great seat up close and under the shed (it's been raining all day here) so I'm really glad I am not out on the lawn.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on July 15, 2017, 10:33:30 AM
Well that concert last night was a really awesome experience.  Met so many awesome people and we all just had an amazing time rocking out and singing along.  It rained really hard during Incubus's set, but I was in the shed all comfortable  :lol (my friend stopped by after the concert who was also there and she was drenched).  Jimmy Eat World was not the greatest, not really into their music and the crowd wasn't really into it either until their last two songs, then the place erupted.  Incubus's setlist was kind of a drag.  They played a bunch of the crappier new songs and not enough rockers for me overall, but they were still really good live and I had a great time.  No complaints really.  At the end of the show, it was still raining so I chilled under the shed for a bit while it emptied out and cracked a joke to this random guy who was also doing the same.  I can't remember what I said, but he was cracking up and we just started chatting while we waited.  Next thing you know we were hanging out for like an hour at the venue as the rain stopped.  He was with his girlfriend, they both have two children separately and this was their one night out alone.  They ended up driving me home after we had a smoke together, this guy also gave me water (offered beer) and was going to take me out for food after as well, but I declined.  I live really close to the venue and was super happy to get the free lift, these two were just like the coolest people.  Such an amazing experience.  I got a few clips of us driving back at the end of my video (they were made aware of my youtube channel so its all good) :lol

Incubus with Jimmy Eat World Live at PNC Bank Arts Center (https://youtu.be/kSkBvPMrdO4)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on July 16, 2017, 11:06:44 AM
The trifecta of concerts ended with an early concert along the Jersey shore.  Caught the entire show with The Skints opening (twosuitsLuke  :metal).  The place was fairly empty for them and it seemed no one knew their music (including myself).  It was their first time ever in NJ and they seemed pretty excited about it being from London.  They were really impressive.  I think everyone really enjoyed their show.  Then came New Politics.  I'm not really into this type of music, they were too poppy for me, but I'll give them credit for putting on a fun show still.  The singer did some crazy dance moves and the guitarist showed off his skills.  311 came on early, 8pm while it was still light out.  This was the third summer I've seen them here and they always go on early so the sunsets behind them during the set while the band gets to look out towards the ocean, which makes for a great environment.  I went with a friend who met up with more friends, and I met another of my friends, so we ended up having a huge group of friends rocking out to 311 by the end of the show.  They played a very different setlist from last Tuesday.  24 songs each night, but a total of 32 different songs between the nights.   :metal :metal

311, New Politics, The Skints Live @ Stone Pony Summer Stage (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EWUl94cyOs)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: twosuitsluke on July 16, 2017, 11:14:21 AM
Nice.

I hope they gained themselves some new fans, I really love them. Perfect chilled vibes  :hat
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Evermind on July 16, 2017, 12:27:32 PM
Alright, for the time being, mine are:

September 16th - Ayreon Universe (Tilburg)
September 22nd - Edguy (Cologne)
September 27th - Need/Evergrey (Siegburg)
September 29th - Devin Townsend (Moscow)
October 11th - Opeth (Moscow)
October 27th - Powerwolf (Moscow)
November 9th - Kamelot (Moscow)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Samsara on July 19, 2017, 03:24:42 PM
For those of you who are into film score, I added Hans Zimmer to the list. Always wanted to see some of this music performed live, and he's doing an outstanding set that includes The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception and Interstellar. Should be pretty amazing.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: The Silent Cody on July 19, 2017, 10:53:02 PM
Well I saw Korn this year in march. A hell of a show, great performance. Next one were meant to be Morbid Angel in August and Evergrey in September but... both them are cancelled because of problems with promotors....  :'( :'( :'( :'(
Anyway I'm going to Warsaw in November to see Helloween again ;) during Their reunion tour, Pumpkins United  :metal :metal Kiske, Deris and Hansen on one stage... sure it's gonna be a hell a of show  :metal :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: twosuitsluke on July 21, 2017, 12:47:57 PM
I'm not going to this one, as it's in America, but I know some people might be interested.

Eidola are touring with a great band called The Ongoing Concept. I've not seen them mentioned around here but they're pretty cool. They are three brothers and a friend (I think) but the cool thing is that their last record, Handmade, was recorded entirely on instruments that the band had (handmade) themselves.

I've been tempted to send them in a few roulettes but haven't as of yet. I think anyone who is into Eidola, and lives in America, should give them a listen and go to the show  :metal

(https://i0.wp.com/www.soundfiction.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Eidola-The-Ongoing-Concept-Tour-Poster-17.jpg?resize=518%2C800)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on July 21, 2017, 12:58:38 PM
Had to google Crossroads in Garwood NJ.  Never heard of it.  Not that far from me actually (in between my home and work).  Thanks for sharing, but never even heard of Eidola so not sure I'd make it.

Round 2 of Iron Maiden and Ghost tonight  :metal  :metal followed by Round 3 tomorrow   :metal :metal  :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: twosuitsluke on July 21, 2017, 01:11:31 PM
Yea, there are definitely some fans on here but not a huge amount.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Ruba on July 23, 2017, 02:15:27 PM
Well, I did write about seeing Leprous at Ilosaarirock in its respective thread, but I saw three other artists I'd like to mention here.

Parov Stelar: Apparently Parov is an Austrian DJ, but he brought a whole band with him, featuring a live drummer, guitarist/bassist (dude switched instruments as needed), trumpetist, saxophonist and a french horn player! Stelar's genre is called electro-swing, and with the live band and a lovely female vocalist the live experience fused a sinful jazz hole and a rave hall nicely. I never thought I'd see slap bass and saxophone solos on an EDM gig! The set was maybe a bit repetitive at times, but groovy, fun and danceable.

Pixies: I had never listened Pixies before the gig, but I have been fixing my mistake since. I did know though they're an influential alternative band. The set had quite minimal interaction with audience, as Black Francis and co. pushed through the set intensely, but professionally. Black Francis sounded great. I missed a couple songs from the start and the end. La La Love You and Caribou (I googled the songs home) made an impression. And also, I only found out then their current bassist is Paz Lenchantin (formerly of A Perfect Circle) :heart. She has a beautiful smile and her voice goes well together with Black Francis.

Royal Blood: I only saw the first 45 minutes of their set, because their set partially overlapped with Leprous. But they put on a great show. It's hard to believe it's only two guys making such a noise and a full band sound. Figure It Out really raised the roof. Too bad I didn't see them play Out of the Black.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: home on July 24, 2017, 09:31:34 AM
Going to see Nothing More in Amsterdam in december  :metal I'm so stoked, from the video's I've seen they're give very energetic live shows.

So far I've the following confirmed:

17 september: Vulfpeck
3 october: Sigur Rós
1 november: Leprous/Agent Fresco
16 november: And So I Watch You from Afar
4 december: Nothing More


I'm also pretty sure I'm going to see Sleep Party People 28 november, possibly Soen 6 october, and if I can get tickets via Ticketswap one of the Ayreon live shows.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: lonestar on July 24, 2017, 09:42:20 AM
I'm not going to this one, as it's in America, but I know some people might be interested.

Eidola are touring with a great band called The Ongoing Concept. I've not seen them mentioned around here but they're pretty cool. They are three brothers and a friend (I think) but the cool thing is that their last record, Handmade, was recorded entirely on instruments that the band had (handmade) themselves.

I've been tempted to send them in a few roulettes but haven't as of yet. I think anyone who is into Eidola, and lives in America, should give them a listen and go to the show  :metal

(https://i0.wp.com/www.soundfiction.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Eidola-The-Ongoing-Concept-Tour-Poster-17.jpg?resize=518%2C800)

The two shows near me, Fresno and Sacramento, are on the same nights as Haken and Epica. Oh well... :p
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: lonestar on July 25, 2017, 09:40:34 AM
Periphery and Animals as Leaders, co-headlining tour.


I'll be there... Nov 25th...



Edit: Nevermind, DT just announced the I&W tour starts in Oakland that night. Sorry Periphery/AaL, you lose this one.



Edit #2: I'm an idiot, DT is October, Periphery is November. On the other side, I get to see both  :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: TheLordOfTheStrings on July 26, 2017, 03:28:06 AM
Periphery and Animals as Leaders, co-headlining tour.


I'll be there... Nov 25th...



Edit: Nevermind, DT just announced the I&W tour starts in Oakland that night. Sorry Periphery/AaL, you lose this one.



Edit #2: I'm an idiot, DT is October, Periphery is November. On the other side, I get to see both  :metal

 :lol
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: lonestar on July 26, 2017, 06:20:36 AM
It's been a rough week, I'm allowed a touch of slack...  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: kingshmegland on July 26, 2017, 06:43:52 AM
It's been a rough week, I'm allowed a touch of slack...  :biggrin:

I'd laugh but I'm losing my mind as well.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on July 26, 2017, 06:57:20 AM
 :lol

So do I just see DT in NJ or do I also go to the NYC show?  Maybe both?  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: axeman90210 on July 26, 2017, 07:38:53 AM
:lol

So do I just see DT in NJ or do I also go to the NYC show?  Maybe both?  :biggrin:

I'm definitely doing NYC. The NJ and Philly shows are also under consideration since they're on the weekend, but I'll probably only do one out of those two dates.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on July 26, 2017, 07:49:03 AM
Just realized I have a ticket for HIM in NYC on November 17th, so maybe I should just do DT on the 16th and take that friday off from work, maybe hit up a museum in the city, see HIM that friday, come home and see DT again?  That sounds like a plan... but how the hell do you get the DT tickets?
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Ben_Jamin on July 26, 2017, 08:42:33 AM
Looks like DT for me 10/29
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on July 26, 2017, 10:23:47 AM
Hmmm, should I check out the Mighty Mighty Bosstones this Saturday?  Playing their "Let's Face it" album in full.  It's local so it won't cost much to attend or take too much effort.  I've seen them once before back in like 2002 or something and I remember having a great time.  Ska bands are always so much fun to see.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: twosuitsluke on July 26, 2017, 02:55:47 PM
Hmmm, should I check out the Mighty Mighty Bosstones this Saturday?  Playing their "Let's Face it" album in full.  It's local so it won't cost much to attend or take too much effort.  I've seen them once before back in like 2002 or something and I remember having a great time.  Ska bands are always so much fun to see.

Never actually seen TMMB, I'd definitely pull the trigger and go. Let's Face It is probably my #2 album from them. Ska bands are where the fun times are at  :hat
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on July 26, 2017, 03:29:39 PM
Figured you'd say to go  :lol

I'm definitely leaning that way since my Saturday otherwise looks bland.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: twosuitsluke on July 26, 2017, 04:08:09 PM
Figured you'd say to go  :lol

I'm definitely leaning that way since my Saturday otherwise looks bland.

That's a definite yes then...

Enjoy the show and let me know how it went.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on July 28, 2017, 07:50:41 AM
Yea, just confirmed last night my plans with the GF this weekend (she was considering coming) but now that we are chilling tonight, my plans for tomorrow are open.... so I got my ticket.  Updated concert list below (with links to my videos):

January 20th - Reel Big Fish & Anti-Flag @ Starland Ballroom, Sayreville NJ (Im Cool / Everyone Else is an Asshole / Where Have You Been) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yFU0IohRdA)
February 3rd - AFI @ Terminal 5, New York NY (The Conductor) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0m-XFTy8B8)
February 4th - AFI @ Paradise Rock Club, Boston MA (Now The World) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DBS534dNUY)
February 17th - Less Than Jake & Pepper @ Playstation Theater, New York NY ( LTJ - Bomb Drop, (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bD1e0ZaUoy4) Pepper - Ho's) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fp93X4cngyA)
March 7th - Red Hot Chili Peppers @ Staples Center, Los Angeles CA (Parallel Universe) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqwUzTkAJdU)
March 10th - Amaranthe @ House of Independents, Asbury Park NJ (Endlessly) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCzs_EFitMA)
April 13th - Bon Jovi @ Madison Square Garden, New York NY (Roller Coaster) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvk6tRhv7Gg)
April 15th - Def Leppard and Poison @ Nassau Coliseum, Long Island NY (Def Leppard - Pour Some Sugar on Me (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MB53uIySYzA), Poison - Unskinny Bop) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ie7HRyjY_Cs)
April 24th - Delain & Hammerfall @ Stage 48, New York NY (Delain -
 April Rain (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m39brAGkHtk), Hammerfall - Dethrone and Defy) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRu9vdiT0PE)
May 14th - Metallica and Avenged Sevenfold @ Metlife Stadium, East Rutherford NJ (Metallica - Wherever I May Roam (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JN5E19eJVkw), Avenged - Hail to the Queen) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_cwXTuwOIw)
June 7th - Iron Maiden and Ghost @ Prudential Center, Newark NJ (Ghost and Iron Maiden Compilation) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlKzbUAZj-g)
June 23rd - Third Eye Blind @ PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel NJ (Hows it Going to Be) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eG5PQ0PWjGM)
July 11th - 311 @ Hammerstein Ballroom, New York NY (Syntax Error) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nu7CH75jR14)
July 14th - Incubus and Jimmy Eat World @ PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel NJ (Incubus - State of the Art (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmXSsnVK_28), Jimmy Eat World - The Middle) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxRJ2EdFJyQ)
July 15th - 311, New Politics, and The Skints @ Stone Pony, Asbury Park NJ (311 - Extension (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_umQmG-jPE), The Skint - Ratatat/You Don't Know Me) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgpnVLm2NbI)
July 21st - Iron Maiden and Ghost @ Barclays Center, Brooklyn NY (Ghost - Absolution) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J111BoXUPKw)
July 22nd - Iron Maiden and Ghost @ Barclays Center, Brooklyn NY (Iron Maiden and Ghost Compilation) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkrzj_ncgVM)
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July 29th - Mighty Mighty Bosstones @ Starland Ballroom, Sayreville NJ
August 4th - Rancid and Dropkick Murphys @ Stone Pony, Asbury Park NJ
August 28th - Deep Purple and Alice Cooper @ PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel NJ
September 2nd - Haken @ Highline Ballroom, New York City NY
September 16th - Scorpions and MegaDeth @ Madison Square Garden, New York NY
September 24th - Mike Portnoy's Shattered Fortress @ Irving Plaza, New York NY
September 29th - Epica and Lacuna Coil @ Playstation Theater, New York NY
November 16th - Dream Theater @ Beacon Theater, New York NY
November 17th - HIM @ Hammerstein Ballrom, New York NY
November 18th - Dream Theater @ Paramount Theater, Asbury Park NJ

Actually tomorrow should complete my ska trifecta, having seen probably the three biggest skacore bands from the 90s all in 2017, Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake, and Bosstones  :lol  Man it is great to be alive in 2017  :metal  And actually all of them played their biggest 90s hit album in full (technically LTJ did that at the end of the 2016, and the 2017 show was a normal set)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: ReaperKK on July 28, 2017, 10:40:55 AM
Jealous that you get to see Rancid cramx
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on July 28, 2017, 11:00:38 AM
Jealous that you get to see Rancid cramx

They just kicked off the tour last night, the encore is both Dropkick Muprhys and Rancid together playing a few cover songs.  I'm not looking up on youtube to see it before next week, but its potentially going to be awesome.

Also, that show is sold out.  My ticket was like 55 face value and people were selling them for $180 on stubhub  :o

Bouncing Souls are also playing, I used to enjoy them, plus work is a half summer friday next week so I'll be able to see the whole show.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: ReaperKK on July 29, 2017, 07:05:20 AM
I'd love to see that show, I'd have to see if I could find my studded belt from my high school days (15 yearas ago lol)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: TheLordOfTheStrings on July 30, 2017, 12:04:52 AM
Seeing Haken in August at the Roxy and now seeing DT at the Wiltern in Hollywood. This will be my 6th time seeing DT since 2011! \m/
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: twosuitsluke on July 30, 2017, 01:44:53 PM
Just got tickets to see Reel Big Fish, Anti-Flag and The Mad Caddies on the Fireball tour  :metal £11 a ticket is just ridiculous

Edit: Cramx, great line up right? I'm assuming you've seen all three before?
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: twosuitsluke on July 30, 2017, 01:47:18 PM
I guess while I'm at it I should get my tickets for Opeth/Enslaved in Nov and Mastodon in Dec! I'll only regret it if I don't!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: home on July 30, 2017, 04:44:22 PM
Oh yeah definitely catch Mastodon! Their show here was amazing. Opeth was pretty flawless at Graspop, so I bet it'll be a great show as well  :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on July 31, 2017, 12:28:25 PM
Just got tickets to see Reel Big Fish, Anti-Flag and The Mad Caddies on the Fireball tour  :metal £11 a ticket is just ridiculous

Edit: Cramx, great line up right? I'm assuming you've seen all three before?

Yea RBF/Anti-Flag toured the US together earlier this year and I've seen both those bands before that as well.  I believe I've only seen Mad Caddies once, at Warped Tour in like 2001 or something.  I vaguely recall that.

Mighty Mighty Bosstones was a fun time Saturday.  They performed the entire "Let's Face It" album to start and then did another 14 or so songs from throughout their career.  The turn out wasn't that great for this show, but everyone there was dancing and having fun.  Ska shows are always so drama free, just people having fun dancing together.  I kind of wish they played the album at the end of their setlist though.  With it so early, the like 4th song of the night was The Impression That I Get and the crowd never seemed to come back to that level again.  The did get a bunch of kids on stage with them for one song and had all the kids dancing.  The band looked really happy on stage.  To me, it seemed like those guys knew that being able to still perform this music was like a dream come true.  Like everyone is so much older now (I had only saw them once, 16 years ago) and the fact they can play these types of shows still is just amazing.  Who would have known ska music would be so popular in 97 that it could still be played in 2017?  I certainly didn't.   The opener was Mephiskapheles.  I didn't even know they were still around.  But I'd imagine some on this forum might enjoy them, they definitely have like a progressive ska vibe to them.  I enjoyed their show.

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Graffiti Worth Reading (with kids on stage) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnhS-zcKiOo)

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - The Impression That I Get (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXuAPywqci4)

And then this Friday is Dropkick Murphys, Rancid, and Bouncing Souls.  Work is a half day summer friday so I'll be able to catch the full show outside along the beach  :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: earlilano on July 31, 2017, 12:48:31 PM
This year is the most concerts I have been to in a single year. I'm so excited to end it with DT.  :metal

May 28 - Lifehouse at Pechanga
June 20 - Korn, Stone Sour, Baby Metal at Chula Vista , CA
June 24 - Tool 2:00 pm at San Bernardino, CA
July 15 - Goo Goo Dolls at Las Vegas, NV
August 6 - Metallica, Aveneged Sevenfold, Gojira at San Diego PETCO Park
August 25 - Fuel, Marcy Playground, Dishwalla at Morongo
October 7 - CalJam 2017 with Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age and others at San Bernardino, CA
October 22 - Skillet at Ontario, CA
October 25 - In This Moment at Riverside Municipal
October 26 - Dream Theater at The Wiltern
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on July 31, 2017, 12:58:47 PM
June 20 - Korn, Stone Sour, Baby Metal at Chula Vista , CA

This tour just stopped by last week, I would have gone if Baby Metal opened.  I was so bummed to see this tour announced and not have Baby Metal at my local gig.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on August 05, 2017, 09:06:01 AM
Early punk rock show last night outside along the shore in Asbury Park.  I was boozing at the bar near the venue with some friends before the show and somehow between then and getting on line to enter the venue I lost my ticket.  :lol Sold out show and I freaked out looking for it, asking people, police, the waitresses.  I honestly was thinking it was possible I wouldn't be able to get in.  Luckily, I went to the box office and they checked my ID and were able to print me a new ticket since I bought it on ticketmaster.  Pretty sweet.  However, I missed most of the Bouncing Souls set due to this.  Was pretty bummed about that, I was also drenched in sweat before the show even began.  It was a coheadling tour with Rancid and Dropkick Murphys but this night Rancid was headlining.  Dropkick played with some really beautiful clouds behind them.  Just really cool because the weather really worked out after a rainy morning.  Dropkick were good, had lots of sing a longs.  Rancid came during the sunset and my friend almost got kicked out.  We started a small mosh pit towards the back which pissed security off telling us to go up front if we want to do that (I mean, there were just like 5 of us jumping up and down, nothing intense or violent) but my friend was very visible drunk.  Luckily he talked his way out of it, however him and his wife ended up leaving early due to his drunkness  :lol After that, I just went up front to mosh and have a good time.  I was right in front for the encore with both bands playing a few cover songs.  The only thing I didn't understand was the concert ended just before 9:30pm.  What the hell is that. 

Rancid, Dropkick Murphys, and Bouncing Souls Like Stone Pony Summer Stage (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fl4G8iL03aI)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: twosuitsluke on August 05, 2017, 12:23:48 PM
Goddamn I just love Rancid so much  :metal

Some of parts of your night sounded like they sucked but you still had a good time. I like all three bands but Rancid are in a league of their own really. I haven't seen them live for a few years but watching your video really made me want to see them again. Bloodclot sounded amazig, love that time so much.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on August 05, 2017, 04:46:33 PM
Goddamn I just love Rancid so much  :metal

Some of parts of your night sounded like they sucked but you still had a good time. I like all three bands but Rancid are in a league of their own really. I haven't seen them live for a few years but watching your video really made me want to see them again. Bloodclot sounded amazig, love that time so much.

I really haven't listened to Rancid in sooo long until a couple weeks ago and totally remembered how awesome they are.  And for a punk band, they are extremely talented musicians.  They were really good and really fun. I'm really loving the song Telegraph Avenue on their new album.  I was also really happy they were the headliner as I wanted to see them more than Dropkick.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: earlilano on August 05, 2017, 09:29:57 PM
Anyone here going to see Gojira, Avenged Sevendfold, and Metallica tomorrow in SD?
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: axeman90210 on August 08, 2017, 03:36:12 PM
Adding in DT and DC Haken...

2/7-11 Cruise to the Edge (epic/amazing experience)
2/26 Pain of Salvation- Webster Hall NYC (great set, though the set felt a little on the short side)
5/11 Mastodon- Hammerstein Ballroom NYC (very good show)
5/19 Metallica- Gillette Stadium, MA (Excellent show, some cool pics posted in the Metallica thread)
5/31 Iron Maiden- Prudential Center, NJ (Last minute decision to go with Millahh as some decent tix became available for cheap. Very glad I went, even if I get the same setlist exactly at Barclay's next month, because the band is just so on point)
6/4 Mr Big- BB Kings, NYC (Really enjoyed this, you could do a lot worse than getting to watch Billy and Paul shred for a couple hours and Eric Martin's voice still sounds pretty good)
7/22 Iron Maiden- Barclay's Center, NYC (Same setlist as NJ in May, another great show from the band)
8/22 Neal Morse Band- Gramercy Theater, NYC
9/1 Haken- Foundry @ Fillmore, Philly *VIP
9/2 Haken- Highline Ballroom, NYC
9/3 Haken Hard Rock Hotel, Washington DC
9/24 Mike Portnoy's Shattered Fortress- Irving Plaza, NYC
11/18 Dream Theater- Paramount Theater, Asbury Park NJ
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Sacul on August 08, 2017, 03:42:05 PM
Anathema this Friday :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: twosuitsluke on August 09, 2017, 05:04:02 AM
Just bought my tickets to see Opeth and Enslaved in November. This will be my first time seeing Opeth in a non festival setting  :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: rumborak on August 09, 2017, 09:19:07 AM
This weekend I'm seeing Wilderun and Powerglove, and in November DT. I also saw that Megadeth will play at Hampton Beach in September, I love the venue so I might go to that too.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: twosuitsluke on August 09, 2017, 01:38:32 PM
This weekend I'm seeing Wilderun and Powerglove, and in November DT. I also saw that Megadeth will play at Hampton Beach in September, I love the venue so I might go to that too.

I love me a bit of Powerglove, would love to see them live  :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: kingshmegland on August 09, 2017, 07:14:16 PM
This weekend I'm seeing Wilderun and Powerglove, and in November DT. I also saw that Megadeth will play at Hampton Beach in September, I love the venue so I might go to that too.

Last year they finally put AC in.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Ben_Jamin on August 10, 2017, 10:17:26 PM
311 was amazing tonight.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: home on August 11, 2017, 03:59:04 AM
Just got tickets for The Pineapple Thief (with Gavin Harrison!) in september :azn:
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: twosuitsluke on August 11, 2017, 04:34:55 AM
Just got tickets for The Pineapple Thief (with Gavin Harrison!) in september :azn:

They are playing about 45 minutes away from me but I'm working that night so can't go  :tdwn

On the plus side I've just booked my tickets for Mastodon/Red Fang/Russian Circles  :metal

The next few months are looking good, I've got:

Reel Big Fish/Anti-Flag/Mad Caddies
Opeth/Enslaved
Mastodon/Red Fang/Russian Circles

If possible I'll also going to see Anathema/Alcest and Sikth, yay for live music!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: home on August 11, 2017, 06:05:42 AM
Just got tickets for The Pineapple Thief (with Gavin Harrison!) in september :azn:
They are playing about 45 minutes away from me but I'm working that night so can't go  :tdwn
Bad luck man  :P  You still have quite a nice list of concerts to look forward to though! I'd love to see a whole Opeth show sometime too, their set on Graspop was just amazing  :angel:
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on August 12, 2017, 07:54:05 PM
Just booked a work trip to LA next weekend and guess what.... 311 in Hollywood on Saturday night  :metal :metal I am soooo pumped that I am going to have the opportunity to go to this.  Saw them 6 times last summer and it will be 3 times this summer, getting to see them in 4 different states last year and 3 this year  :yarr
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: kingshmegland on August 12, 2017, 08:10:36 PM
That's awesome!!!!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Azyiu on August 13, 2017, 08:36:42 AM
Dream Theater is skipping my city Hong Kong once more on their upcoming Asian tour... what should I do about it? No worries, I am flying to Singapore to catch one of their shows! Lol! Hell yeah! I will be at the DT I&W 25th Anniversary concert in Singapore on 3rd Oct!  :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: SwedishGoose on August 21, 2017, 08:41:51 AM
Added the Anthema / Alcest show today.....

Seen

February 18th - Stockholm, Fryshuset Arenan - Dream Theater

March 7th - Stockholm, Munchebryggeriet- Gojira

March 9th - Stockholm, Ericsson Globe Arena - Disturbed & Avenged Sevenfold

March 28th - Eskilstuna, Lokomotivet - Pain of Salvation

April 1st - Malmö, KB - The Neal Morse Band

May 16th - Katowice, Spodek Arena - Dream Theater (on a trip with work)

July 2nd - Malmö, Slagthuset - Mike Portnoy's Shattered Fortress


Upcoming
September 23rd - Copenhagen, Koncerthuset - Tori Amos

October 13th - Stockholm, Kulturhuset, studion- IQ

November 6th - Stockholm,  Kägelbanan - Anathema / Alcest
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: chknptpie on August 22, 2017, 03:04:57 PM

Updated...
2/4 Anti-flag and Reel Big Fish
2/9 Lordi with meet and greet
6/14 Roger Waters
8/22 Rancid and Dropkick Murphys
9/17 Against Me!
9/19 U2
9/22 Ben Folds with meet and greet
9/23 Impractical Jokers... does this count as a concert? lol
10/28 Dream Theater... maybe? I've been confused by venue changes and cancellations.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on August 23, 2017, 07:56:55 AM
I'd say Impractical Jokers does not count but that's awesome. I love those guys.

Back from an impromptu work trip to LA which allowed me to catch 311 for a third time this summer in Hollywood.  LA is where 311 currently lives, from Omaha, and I didn't realize until that concert how many LA references they have in their music.  They even played a new song "Inside Our Home" due to being in LA.  The Hollywood Palladium was a really cool venue, I had known it from Bad Religion's DVD and it was a cool experience to be there myself seeing one of my favorite bands.  They actually played a slightly extended setlist, 2 extra songs, and there were 4 total songs I hadn't seem them play from the first two times seeing them.  I put together this video of my clips when I got home last night quickly, but the audio is not so great, still cool to have the memories:

311 Live at Hollywood Palladium 8/19/17 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XrCFI_9fhU)

Now as for a new concert update, 311 finished their tour in San Diego the next day and immediately announced a fall tour with one local show for me.  Why do they make me see them so much?

Shows coming up (all tickets purchased  :hat):

August 28th - Deep Purple and Alice Cooper @ PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel NJ
September 2nd - Haken @ Highline Ballroom, New York City NY
September 16th - Scorpions and MegaDeth @ Madison Square Garden, New York NY
September 24th - Mike Portnoy's Shattered Fortress @ Irving Plaza, New York NY
September 29th - Epica and Lacuna Coil @ Playstation Theater, New York NY
October 28th - 311 @ Wellmont Theater, Montclair NJ
November 16th - Dream Theater @ Beacon Theater, New York NY
November 17th - HIM @ Hammerstein Ballrom, New York NY
November 18th - Dream Theater @ Paramount Theater, Asbury Park NJ

also just found out I won a live nation contest and got two free seats to the Deep Purple and Alice Cooper concert  :metal :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on August 30, 2017, 08:57:58 AM
It was classic rock night in NJ last Monday.  The two tickets I won were decent seats.  I thought they may just give me lawn tickets, but I got a row mostly center, near the back, but had a nice view and the row was unsold tickets so we had seats to our left and right of us empty which was nice to have the room.  I actually had a lawn ticket that I sold for 10 bucks before entering the venue, some guy approached looking for a ticket and we were both lucky as he got a nice cheap ticket (I paid $28) and I got some beer money, plus got the gf to join me since she was all in once she found out I had a free ticket for her.  Alice Cooper was awesome.  What a show he and his band put on.  Just pure entertainment.  They sounded tight, and love the female guitarist.  She's awesome.  Plus all the stage show antics, I am such a sucker for things like this.  I loved it.  Add some fireworks and I'm a happy dude.  Then Deep Purple came on and I really enjoyed them, they played some good music.  I felt like the place had kind of died down a bit from the big show we just got from Alice.  I'm not a huge fan of either band and only knew maybe half the songs played between both bands, but I found the music overall really enjoyable.  Although Deep Purple's sound was terrible.  Way too muddy and it was hard to hear everything well.  I got lots of video from both bands and the first comment on the video was how someone left during Deep Purple because they were so boring  :lol  I think the juxtaposition of those two bands made it tough on Deep Purple to keep the energy at a high level.  Oh well, I loved it overall, great concert.  :metal

Deep Purple and Alice Cooper Live PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel NJ 8/28/17 (https://youtu.be/n5aR5AsF6dQ)

Now onto a holiday weekend with Haken in NYC  :yarr
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Dublagent66 on August 30, 2017, 01:04:54 PM
Went to Foreigner last week w/Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience and Cheap Trick.  Loved it.  Only show coming up so far is DT's I&W Tour in late October. :2metal:
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: twosuitsluke on September 02, 2017, 02:50:43 PM
Went to a day festival in Bristol today with my girlfriend. Quite a varied line up but De La Soul played and they killed it.

That is all...
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: ReaperKK on September 03, 2017, 11:25:39 AM
Saw Ed Sheeran for the third time last night with the gf. I'm not really a fan but fuck that guy is talented and puts on a great show.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: SwedishGoose on September 03, 2017, 11:30:36 AM
Updated with Magma / Mats & Morgan

Seen

February 18th - Stockholm, Fryshuset Arenan - Dream Theater

March 7th - Stockholm, Munchebryggeriet- Gojira

March 9th - Stockholm, Ericsson Globe Arena - Disturbed & Avenged Sevenfold

March 28th - Eskilstuna, Lokomotivet - Pain of Salvation

April 1st - Malmö, KB - The Neal Morse Band

May 16th - Katowice, Spodek Arena - Dream Theater (on a trip with work)

July 2nd - Malmö, Slagthuset - Mike Portnoy's Shattered Fortress


Upcoming
September 23rd - Copenhagen, Koncerthuset - Tori Amos

October 13th - Stockholm, Kulturhuset, studion- IQ

October 27th - Stockholm, Kulturhuset, studion - Magma / Mats och Morgan

November 6th - Stockholm,  Kägelbanan - Anathema / Alcest
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: pogoowner on September 03, 2017, 12:42:24 PM
Just nabbed a John Mayer ticket for tonight, so I'll add that to my 2017 list.

2017-07-01 - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (with The Mountain Goats) - PNC Pavilion, Cincinnati, OH
2017-07-02 - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (with The Mountain Goats) - The Rose Music Center, Huber Heights, OH
2017-07-08 - The Avett Brothers (with Chatham County Line) - Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO
2017-08-27 - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (with Amanda Shires) - Ohio Theatre, Columbus, OH
2017-09-03 - John Mayer with Dawes - Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, IN
2017-10-15 - Paramore (with Best Coast) - Akron Civic Theatre, Akron, OH
2017-11-19 - A Perfect Circle (with The Beta Machine) - BB&T Arena, Highland Heights, KY
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: pogoowner on September 07, 2017, 05:25:33 PM
Heading out to see King's X in Columbus tomorrow night!

2017-07-01 - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (with The Mountain Goats) - PNC Pavilion, Cincinnati, OH
2017-07-02 - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (with The Mountain Goats) - The Rose Music Center, Huber Heights, OH
2017-07-08 - The Avett Brothers (with Chatham County Line) - Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO
2017-08-27 - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (with Amanda Shires) - Ohio Theatre, Columbus, OH
2017-09-03 - John Mayer (with Dawes) - Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, IN
2017-09-08 - King's X (with MG Flash and Static Tension) - Alrosa Villa - Columbus, OH
2017-10-15 - Paramore (with Best Coast) - Akron Civic Theatre, Akron, OH
2017-11-19 - A Perfect Circle (with The Beta Machine) - BB&T Arena, Highland Heights, KY
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on September 07, 2017, 06:04:14 PM
Won a pair of tickets from livenation for Sublime with Rome and Offspring next week.  Similar to the Deep Purple concert, I had a ticket already but now that I won, my gf will come and i'll probably sell my ticket to someone in the lot before hand.

Also, Haken last weekend was awesome  :metal  I posted more on the Haken thread, but here is my video of Atlas Stone Live in NYC (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGyInYBtaOY)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Anguyen92 on September 07, 2017, 06:27:48 PM
Woooo.  Going to see Breaking Benjamin at an acoustic show at the Anaheim House of Blues.  Three days after the Halestorm show I'm seeing.  Going to be a very exciting week that week.

So far, that makes it.

10/20/17 Halestorm w/ Starset at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA
10/23/17 Breaking Benjamin Unplugged at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA

I'm still looking for an Alter Bridge show in these parts.  Hopefully, I can get it at the end of the year.  I had to miss out on their show at the Wiltern, this year, due to moving, sadly.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: lonestar on September 09, 2017, 10:10:12 PM
Update time since Haken & Epica are this week...

Jan- Enchant
       Thank You Scientists, Consider the Source
Mar- Umphrey's McGee
May- Arkona, Sirenia, MindMaze, Graveshadow
Jun- Anciients, Goatwhore
Sep- Haken
        Epica, Lacuna Coil
        Orphaned Land, Pain
Oct- Dream Theater
Nov- Periphery, Animals as Leaders
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: jingle.boy on September 10, 2017, 05:12:25 AM
Saw Loverboy last night.  Not bad, but Reno's voice is shot.  Plus, he looks like he's on the same meal plan as Yngvie.

Still a good time - they did all their 80s hits.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: KevShmev on September 10, 2017, 06:08:14 AM
Saw Loverboy last night.  Not bad, but Reno's voice is shot.  Plus, he looks like he's on the same meal plan as Yngvie.

Still a good time - they did all their 80s hits.

Are you saying that he goes to an all-you-can-eat buffet with his bandmates and says, "Alright, fellas, turn me loose!"  :biggrin:

Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: jingle.boy on September 10, 2017, 06:27:54 AM
Saw Loverboy last night.  Not bad, but Reno's voice is shot.  Plus, he looks like he's on the same meal plan as Yngvie.

Still a good time - they did all their 80s hits.

Are you saying that he goes to an all-you-can-eat buffet with his bandmates and says, "Alright, fellas, turn me loose!"  :biggrin:

And he's lovin every minute of it.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: KevShmev on September 10, 2017, 06:33:03 AM
Saw Loverboy last night.  Not bad, but Reno's voice is shot.  Plus, he looks like he's on the same meal plan as Yngvie.

Still a good time - they did all their 80s hits.

Are you saying that he goes to an all-you-can-eat buffet with his bandmates and says, "Alright, fellas, turn me loose!"  :biggrin:

And he's lovin every minute of it.

Are they still with him when it's over?
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: PixelDream on September 12, 2017, 01:47:30 PM
September 6th - Metallica in Amsterdam.

It was alright. I've seen them many times before and this was possibly my least favorite live Metallica experience so far. Tempo was all over the place. My brother hadn't seen them before and thought they were great, so that's cool.

November 5th - Jose James

Neo-soul / R&B / Jazz singer with a deep voice and stellar band. Looking forward to this.

Not much else atm. My highlights thus far were Opeth @ Graspop and Gojira in Utrecht, NL. Dream Theater was pretty good on the Images tour.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on September 12, 2017, 01:51:45 PM
September 6th - Metallica in Amsterdam.

It was alright. I've seen them many times before and this was possibly my least favorite live Metallica experience so far. Tempo was all over the place. My brother hadn't seen them before and thought they were great, so that's cool.

What do you mean by the tempo, as in Lars drumming wasn't good or the song selection made for an odd tempo to the concert?  When I saw them earlier this year, I thought they had some tempo issues with Lars being off a bit throughout the concert.  I still enjoyed the show, it was also my first time seeing them.

Tonight is punk/reggae night with Sublime with Rome and Offspring in my local area.  I won a couple tickets, but my gf can't make it and I already had a better seat than what I won, so since I couldn't give these away to my friends, some lucky couple in the parking lot might get a free concert (assuming I can find someone to just give them to).

Then Saturday is metal and classic rock night at Madison Square Garden for The Scorpions and Megadeth!  Never seen either so that's going to be fun, I was able to give me extra ticket to my friend so that'll be a nice way to spend the weekend.   :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: twosuitsluke on September 12, 2017, 03:06:14 PM
Tonight is punk/reggae night with Sublime with Rome and Offspring in my local area.  I won a couple tickets, but my gf can't make it and I already had a better seat than what I won, so since I couldn't give these away to my friends, some lucky couple in the parking lot might get a free concert (assuming I can find someone to just give them to).

Enjoy dude, I saw Sublime with Rome back in '12, when I was travelling Australia, my friend out there got me last minute tickets. It was a great show, I'd definitely see them again  :hat

I think I've only seen The Offspring once, back in '04 at a festival, they were pretty great that night from what I remember.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Kattelox on September 12, 2017, 03:35:27 PM
This year has sucked for me. My plans for Iron Maiden didn't work out. Guns N' Roses was prohibitively expensive. ProgPower I missed due to life screwing me over at the last minute.

But at least I have Arch Enemy-Trivium and Dream Theater with my best friend in a couple months, and plenty lined up for next year. :)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on September 12, 2017, 04:18:02 PM
Tonight is punk/reggae night with Sublime with Rome and Offspring in my local area.  I won a couple tickets, but my gf can't make it and I already had a better seat than what I won, so since I couldn't give these away to my friends, some lucky couple in the parking lot might get a free concert (assuming I can find someone to just give them to).

Enjoy dude, I saw Sublime with Rome back in '12, when I was travelling Australia, my friend out there got me last minute tickets. It was a great show, I'd definitely see them again  :hat

I think I've only seen The Offspring once, back in '04 at a festival, they were pretty great that night from what I remember.

I've seen Sublime with Rome 5 times or so already, I'm ok with Rome as the singer, but I wish they would play a more diverse set and not just the same ole same ole Sublime songs.  They still make music, they should play more of that or at least vary the old songs more.  I've seen Offspring once before when they played Smash in its entirety.  That was the first CD I ever owned.   I'm more excited to see them again then Sublime.  Should be a fun night.  :hat :hat

This year has sucked for me. My plans for Iron Maiden didn't work out. Guns N' Roses was prohibitively expensive. ProgPower I missed due to life screwing me over at the last minute.

But at least I have Arch Enemy-Trivium and Dream Theater with my best friend in a couple months, and plenty lined up for next year. :)

That sucks things haven't worked out for you.  I'm strongly considering going to ProgPower next year, really digging that line up.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: twosuitsluke on September 12, 2017, 04:22:56 PM
I've seen Offspring once before when they played Smash in its entirety.  That was the first CD I ever owned.   I'm more excited to see them again then Sublime.  Should be a fun night . :hat :hat

That's funny, the first CD I ever owned was Americana by them. My brother snapped it in half because I played it so much  :lol
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on September 12, 2017, 04:30:47 PM
I've seen Offspring once before when they played Smash in its entirety.  That was the first CD I ever owned.   I'm more excited to see them again then Sublime.  Should be a fun night . :hat :hat

That's funny, the first CD I ever owned was Americana by them. My brother snapped it in half because I played it so much  :lol

That's amazing  :lol  I actually had Smash on a cassette for a year before I finally got a CD player and then my sister got the Smash CD for her birthday but didn't want it, so that became my first CD.  I still can't believe I was singing Bad Habit back in 4th/5th grade.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Kattelox on September 12, 2017, 04:32:30 PM
That sucks things haven't worked out for you.  I'm strongly considering going to ProgPower next year, really digging that line up.

This year's lineup was soooo good and I'll be kicking myself for missing it forever. Next year's doesn't impress me as much but Voyager, JLB, Nocturnal Rites and Angra have me sold. Excited for several others as well (Vuur, Soen), but I'll be at the bar getting drunk during Chris Bowes' bands  :lol Planning my trip already, hope to see you there!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on September 12, 2017, 04:39:59 PM
That sucks things haven't worked out for you.  I'm strongly considering going to ProgPower next year, really digging that line up.

This year's lineup was soooo good and I'll be kicking myself for missing it forever. Next year's doesn't impress me as much but Voyager, JLB, Nocturnal Rites and Angra have me sold. Excited for several others as well (Vuur, Soen), but I'll be at the bar getting drunk during Chris Bowes' bands  :lol Planning my trip already, hope to see you there!

This year's didnt intrigue me since the two biggest bands for me were also playing in NYC (Haken and MP's TSF)  But also a huge Nocturnal Rites fans and that'll be my only chance ever to see them, plus JLB, Tarja, Vuur... I'd like to be there.  If that happens, definitely will see you there
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: lonestar on September 12, 2017, 09:58:03 PM
Update time since Haken & Epica are this week...

Jan- Enchant
       Thank You Scientists, Consider the Source
Mar- Umphrey's McGee
May- Arkona, Sirenia, MindMaze, Graveshadow
Jun- Anciients, Goatwhore
Sep- Haken
        Epica, Lacuna Coil
        Orphaned Land, Pain
Oct- Dream Theater
Nov- Periphery, Animals as Leaders

Editing the list for a brilliant addition I found out about today... Rik Emmett, Oct 4 at a small, intimate Oakland jazz club Yoshi's....this is gonna be life changing...
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Cyclopssss on September 12, 2017, 11:44:15 PM
Going to the Ayreon Universe concert on Friday. Should be a lot of fun.   :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on September 14, 2017, 03:00:13 PM
That'll be really cool  :metal

The concert the other night was really fun, big crowd too.  Offspring came out first and was very much surprised by the large turnout, they kept cracking jokes between songs and saying how awesome it was.  It really surprised me as well, I know they aren't a small band, but I've seen Sublime with Rome 3 summers in a row in this venue and this was the most packed I've seen so it's clearly due to the Offspring fans coming out for this show.  They were great though, played 16 songs including all the hits.  No special stage show or anything, just the band rocking out and the crowd was into it.  I really enjoyed their set.  After a break, and many people actually leaving (my section almost completely emptied) Sublime with Rome came on.  Both bands had the same set lengths, so they played a shorter set than previous summers, but I enjoyed it.  Mostly the same Sublime songs they always play with a couple other songs swapped in and a few original Sublime with Rome songs (of which, i got to say, I thought sucked).  But they were still enjoyable as a whole show.  Their dog also came out and roamed the stage during the encore which was cool.  Just a good vibe band, I roamed the lawn a bit during their set to enjoy the people and vibes, essentially everyone was smoking.  The whole place reeked.  No issues from me, just stating how it was.

One interesting thing was right when i got there, a praying mantis flew by right in front of me on my walk towards the bowl area.  I got a quick video of the bug in the intro part of my video.  I love these bugs, they are just really cool to look at and you don't see them regularly (although they are native to my area of NJ so every few years I happen to spot one) but just more unique to see one chilling near the lawn of a big concert venue.  Must of loved the sounds and smells.

And that closes out my summer at the PNC Bank Arts Center, a very much loved venue of mine.  Sadly they didn't have too many concerts that I attended this summer, but it's always a sign of the end of the summer when I go to my last concert there.

Sublime with Rome & The Offspring Live @ PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel NJ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0UXOx6awNU)

Saturday is The Scorpions and Megadeth.... but I am also thinking of hitting up The Meadows Music and Art festival on Sunday in Queens.  It's kind of expensive ($135) and on a sunday which is holding me back.... but I really would love to see The Red Hot Chili Peppers again.  They are really the only band I want to see (and the main headliner) but also Weezer is playing which would be cool.  I'm just juggling the idea cause it's a big festival and I'll likely not get a good view so I'm not sure if it'll be worth it.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: SwedishGoose on September 17, 2017, 02:33:30 AM

Updated with Saga

Seen

February 18th - Stockholm, Fryshuset Arenan - Dream Theater

March 7th - Stockholm, Munchebryggeriet- Gojira

March 9th - Stockholm, Ericsson Globe Arena - Disturbed & Avenged Sevenfold

March 28th - Eskilstuna, Lokomotivet - Pain of Salvation

April 1st - Malmö, KB - The Neal Morse Band

May 16th - Katowice, Spodek Arena - Dream Theater (on a trip with work)

July 2nd - Malmö, Slagthuset - Mike Portnoy's Shattered Fortress


Upcoming
September 23rd - Copenhagen, Koncerthuset - Tori Amos

October 13th - Stockholm, Kulturhuset, studion- IQ

October 27th - Stockholm, Kulturhuset, studion - Magma / Mats och Morgan

November 6th - Stockholm,  Kägelbanan - Anathema / Alcest

November 23rd - Stockholm, Fryshuset Klubben - Saga
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: earlilano on September 17, 2017, 04:32:28 PM
Added Breaking Benkamin, Bruno Mars, Our Lady Peace

Seen:
May 28 - Lifehouse at Pechanga
June 20 - Korn, Stone Sour, Baby Metal at Chula Vista , CA
June 24 - Tool 2:00 pm at San Bernardino, CA
July 15 - Goo Goo Dolls at Las Vegas, NV
August 6 - Metallica, Aveneged Sevenfold, Gojira at San Diego PETCO Park
August 25 - Fuel, Marcy Playground, Dishwalla at Morongo

Upcoming:
October 7 - CalJam 2017 with Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age and others at San Bernardino, CA
October 22 - Skillet at Ontario, CA
October 23 - Breaking Benjamin at House of Blues Anaheim
October 25 - In This Moment at Riverside Municipal
October 26 - Dream Theater at The Wiltern
November 8 - Bruno Mars at The Forum (for the wife)
November 21 - Our Lady Peace at The El Rey Theatre
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: home on September 18, 2017, 06:12:15 AM
Saw three concerts last week:

Pineapple Thief: Gavin Harrison was really the star of the show here, his drumming was just tight. The rest of the band played flawlessly. There was not a lot of interaction and a pretty static crowd but that's okay for a show like this. Godsticks didn't leave a lasting impression

Ayreon: Well this was amazing! There was a lot of effort put into this for three shows. Hearing Everybody Dies live was really great with all the different vocalists. Still had to laugh a little at the Doom, Gloom, The world goes Boom part, especially since the lyrics were shown large on the screen behind the stage. I was pleasantly suprised that Arjen himself sang a song, it was nice to hear him sing: "Hey dude, you're so uncool"  :lol It was also really cool to meet some fellow DTF'ers before the show :azn:

Vulfpeck
(with Antwaun and Cory Wong): The crowd was so enthousiastic, definitely one of the most "happy" concerts I've been too. There was quite a lot of fooling around and some improvisiation during the show which was nice.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on September 18, 2017, 08:27:33 AM
Saw Scorpions and Megadeth this past Saturday at Madison Square Garden.  I had such a blast seeing both these bands for the first time.  I was dissapointed with Megadeth.  Their sound was total shit, I could hardly hear the vocals and the rest of the band sounded so muddy.  I could hardly even tell what song they were playing.  It got a bit better towards the end of their set, but it really took the enjoyment out of it.  Also, they only played 9 songs.  Was hoping for one more.  They did have some cool video to go along and the stage looked cool, so they had that going.  I had some cool seats, first row along the balcony.  During intermission between bands, my friend and I moved to some other open seats along the top section where we had much more space and a table to put our food down.  It's so nice up in this section of MSG.  Had a great view as well.  Scorpions sounded perfect.  It was amazing how different each band sounded.  I was impressed with them, they sounded tight, and well, perfect.  The setlist was great for the first time seeing them, all the hits and some newer songs.  I'm honestly surprised my friend and I didn't get thrown out though.  We were raging in these seats and even got a small 4 person mosh pit going towards the end in this balcony section.  I captured a lot of the stupid shit in my video.  I was just mad at the end because my friend forced us to leave to catch the train and we missed the encore (we totally could have just caught a later train). 

(https://scontent-sjc2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21752905_10115027732585324_8383243365387970717_o.jpg?oh=da476bdcad0f3617ae787ceb1e506508&oe=5A5A814B)
(https://scontent-sjc2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21552050_10115027731821854_2969745760163481799_o.jpg?oh=250eee2b1ffdeb2ab0d3a6d4aef586a7&oe=5A48BC88)

Scorpions & Megadeth Live @ MSG (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogO7PgYNmH8)

Next concert... MP's Shattered Fortress on Sunday!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Samsara on September 18, 2017, 08:50:11 AM
I have a few good ones coming up.

Michael Sweet of Stryper (solo, acoustic)
Dream Theater
Foo Fighters
Alter Bridge
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: lonestar on September 21, 2017, 02:07:15 AM
Ok, so the final tally for the last seven days...

Monmouth
Sithu Aye
Haken - Got the setlist

Elantris
Insomnium
Lacuna Coil
Epica

Voodoo Kungfu
Pain - Got the setlist and a pick
Orphaned Land - would've gotten the setlist, but the girl next to me was much cuter than I

Just killer all around, Elantris being the only meh performance. Sithu Aye, Insomnium, Voodoo Kungfu and Pain were insanely good for bands I didn't know going in, and all the headliners fucking killed it. Now to patiently await Rik Emmett...

Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on September 21, 2017, 08:11:32 AM
Lonestar, how was Epica? Did you catch Lacuna Coil too?  Going to that show next week and haven't really listened to Lacuna Coil before so just been starting to get into them.  Epica have been saying this is the full stage show too, was that the case?
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: lonestar on September 21, 2017, 10:20:21 AM
Both bands were outstanding, and Epica's stage set was insane. Insomnium was quite good as well,feel free to skip the opener unless you're digging for good position.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Awaken on September 21, 2017, 11:13:14 AM
Added Breaking Benkamin, Bruno Mars, Our Lady Peace

Seen:
May 28 - Lifehouse at Pechanga
June 20 - Korn, Stone Sour, Baby Metal at Chula Vista , CA
June 24 - Tool 2:00 pm at San Bernardino, CA
July 15 - Goo Goo Dolls at Las Vegas, NV
August 6 - Metallica, Aveneged Sevenfold, Gojira at San Diego PETCO Park
August 25 - Fuel, Marcy Playground, Dishwalla at Morongo

Upcoming:
October 7 - CalJam 2017 with Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age and others at San Bernardino, CA
October 22 - Skillet at Ontario, CA
October 23 - Breaking Benjamin at House of Blues Anaheim
October 25 - In This Moment at Riverside Municipal
October 26 - Dream Theater at The Wiltern
November 8 - Bruno Mars at The Forum (for the wife)
November 21 - Our Lady Peace at The El Rey Theatre

I just caught Fuel at our local casino's free show venue last week - they were excellent, I was pleasantly surprised. 

Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on September 21, 2017, 11:51:48 AM
Both bands were outstanding, and Epica's stage set was insane. Insomnium was quite good as well,feel free to skip the opener unless you're digging for good position.

It's a Friday after work, no way I make it for the opener and Insomnium would be tough as well.  But thanks, good to hear they were true to bringing the full stage show to NA.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: lonestar on September 21, 2017, 11:53:55 AM
Both bands were outstanding, and Epica's stage set was insane. Insomnium was quite good as well,feel free to skip the opener unless you're digging for good position.

It's a Friday after work, no way I make it for the opener and Insomnium would be tough as well.  But thanks, good to hear they were true to bringing the full stage show to NA.

The keyboard players setup is especially epic...as is he, he even crowd surfed while playing at our show :lol
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Big Hath on September 21, 2017, 04:26:55 PM
Both bands were outstanding, and Epica's stage set was insane. Insomnium was quite good as well,feel free to skip the opener unless you're digging for good position.

It's a Friday after work, no way I make it for the opener and Insomnium would be tough as well.  But thanks, good to hear they were true to bringing the full stage show to NA.

be aware that the drummer for the opening band was injured in the last couple of days so they didn't play last night.  Not sure what the plans are going forward.  We wanted to see at least a little bit of Insomnium, but everything was pulled forward since the opening band didn't play and we just barely made it in time to see Lacuna Coil come on stage.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Anguyen92 on September 21, 2017, 04:41:31 PM
I have a few good ones coming up.

Michael Sweet of Stryper (solo, acoustic)
Dream Theater
Foo Fighters
Alter Bridge

Where are you seeing them at?  You are from San Francisco, correct?  The closest they are playing from there is either Denver or Spokane, Washington.  I was banking on them playing Spokane in hopes that they would play a little more south like in SoCal, but alast, they are not playing there this December.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: faizoff on September 21, 2017, 05:18:21 PM
I would've liked to have caught a Dream Theater show in the US but they aren't coming close to me.
I will be seeing BTBAM next month however in St.Pete.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on September 21, 2017, 05:33:21 PM
Both bands were outstanding, and Epica's stage set was insane. Insomnium was quite good as well,feel free to skip the opener unless you're digging for good position.

It's a Friday after work, no way I make it for the opener and Insomnium would be tough as well.  But thanks, good to hear they were true to bringing the full stage show to NA.

be aware that the drummer for the opening band was injured in the last couple of days so they didn't play last night.  Not sure what the plans are going forward.  We wanted to see at least a little bit of Insomnium, but everything was pulled forward since the opening band didn't play and we just barely made it in time to see Lacuna Coil come on stage.

Damn, that sucks.  Thanks for sharing though
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: lonestar on September 21, 2017, 09:55:39 PM
Yeah, that does suck, such a great opportunity for a young band...they weren't bad, and put good effort into their performance, but in comparison to what followed they did get forgotten.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Nachtmerrie on September 23, 2017, 12:42:56 PM
Went to Evergrey yesterday. What a great band and what a great show.

Impressive how they combine their heavy, technical sound with so much emotion in the songs.


Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: splent on September 23, 2017, 05:50:53 PM
Currently waiting in line for Haken with Nick
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on September 29, 2017, 04:56:40 PM
Times Square for Epica and Lacuna Coil tonight!  :metal :metal

Heading to Denver on Sunday for work but noticed that Incubus are playing at the Red Rocks Amphitheater on Tuesday.  It's sold out, but being that my introduction to that venue was Incubus's DVD from that venue (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSFhG_MN-lY) and I was so in awe of the environment that I felt like I really needed to see a concert there and I even went there last time I came out to Denver for work just to see it.  I've got to find a way between work and snagging a ticket to be there.

Picture I took 18 months ago (last time in Denver)
(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/12968128_10110568855306134_1195515213023035027_o.jpg?oh=f1cae4ac1133c193ea1a691bf0c290c3&oe=5A483C3E)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: pogoowner on October 02, 2017, 06:59:21 PM
I got a quarterly bonus at work, so I just booked a weekend in Nashville to see PVRIS and LIGHTS, both for the first time.

2017-07-01 - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (with The Mountain Goats) - PNC Pavilion, Cincinnati, OH
2017-07-02 - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (with The Mountain Goats) - The Rose Music Center, Huber Heights, OH
2017-07-08 - The Avett Brothers (with Chatham County Line) - Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO
2017-08-27 - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (with Amanda Shires) - Ohio Theatre, Columbus, OH
2017-09-03 - John Mayer (with Dawes) - Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, IN
2017-09-08 - King's X (with MG Flash and Static Tension) - Alrosa Villa - Columbus, OH
2017-10-06 - PVRIS (with LIGHTS and Party Nails) - Marathon Music Works - Nashville, TN
2017-10-15 - Paramore (with Best Coast) - Akron Civic Theatre, Akron, OH
2017-11-19 - A Perfect Circle (with The Beta Machine) - BB&T Arena, Highland Heights, KY
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Machine Messiah on October 02, 2017, 07:27:42 PM
Opeth w/ Gojira
Metallica
Megadeth w/ Meshuggah & Tesseract
Haken w/ Sithu Aye & Mammoth
Korn

upcoming:
Mayhem w/ Immolation
maybe Dream Theater for the 2nd time in 12 months
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on October 02, 2017, 09:37:48 PM
Sadly, I really doubt I get to see Incubus at the Red Rocks tomorrow, work is kicking my ass and I'm actually fairly sick at the moment.  I've got to power through just to get my work done, but I doubt I'll have the time nor energy to be able to attend that concert. 

However, Epica and Lacuna Coil last Friday was an amazing show.  Simone of Epica sang a song with Lacuna Coil and Cristina of Lacuna Coil sang a song with Epica.  We also got the crew out on stage rocking out during the encore and goofing around while Epica played.  And maybe the coolest moment above all that, Cristina Scabbia sings Highway to Hell while Lacuna Coil has Technical Difficulties (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO9d4mVIQbI)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Dreammajesty on October 03, 2017, 03:45:11 AM
Have seen so far,

Fates Warning  2 times this year

Anathema

Primus

Sacred Reich

Next :   Rival Sons

And thinking of going to The Symphonic Pink Floyd show  with special guest  James Labrie  on 19th Dec in Ahoy Rotterdam
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Azyiu on October 09, 2017, 09:19:32 AM
Attended Dream Theater's I&W 25TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR in Singapore on the 3rd Oct... well, since there is NO thread in the DT Tour forum, I thought I might as well post it here.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on October 09, 2017, 09:41:39 AM
Managed to get to see Weezer last Saturday night at the Red Rocks Amphitheater outside of Denver.  Perfect weather and just an amazing venue.  It was every bit of awesome as I had hoped it would be.  The setting, the band, the people, were all awesome.  I had a total blast.  Not really into Weezer, just knew a few of the songs, but it was fun and since it was the last show of their tour and they had a fanclub thing for the concert, Weezer did a short preview of a new song live.  Kind of interesting to see a band do a partial song live, but was cool cause it was unique.  Concert was sold out and I had been working all day and checking prices, but was just about to decide not to go when a ticket dropped $40 right before start time.  :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: earlilano on October 09, 2017, 11:28:51 AM
Did anyone go to CalJam last Saturday? It was an awesome festival. Highlights for me where Starcrawler, Wolf Alice, The Struts, Cage the Elephant, and Foo Fighters.  :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: v_clortho on October 09, 2017, 11:42:34 AM
So far this year I've seen...

Coheed and Cambria/The Dear Hunter
Neal Morse
Blue October

All great concerts
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: twosuitsluke on October 11, 2017, 03:21:35 PM
 Thank You Scientist have announced European dates for the end of this year! Excited

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10157061871119466&id=197288774465 (https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10157061871119466&id=197288774465)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: twosuitsluke on October 12, 2017, 04:34:48 AM
Going to see The Mad Caddies, Anti-Flag and Reel Big Fish tonight. It's gonna be a skanking good time and tickets were only  £10. Too good to pass up.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on October 12, 2017, 08:11:21 AM
Going to see The Mad Caddies, Anti-Flag and Reel Big Fish tonight. It's gonna be a skanking good time and tickets were only  £10. Too good to pass up.

 :yarr

Next concert for me is 311 (for the 4th time this year) and it's over Halloween weekend and they are advertising it as a Halloween show so since I got the gf to come with me for this show we are thinking of dressing up as ketchup and mustard for it.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: SwedishGoose on October 14, 2017, 11:46:10 PM
Repost from the IQ thread to here:

Had such a fantastic night yesterday before, during and after the IQ show.
I had dreamt about this for such a long time but could never have dreamt of it becoming such a magical night that it was.

IQ played a brilliant set of:

        From the Outside In
        The Darkest Hour
        Breathtaker
        Newbie No. 1
        The Road of Bones
        Guiding Light
        Newbie No. 2
        Harvest of Souls
        Frequency
        Closer
        Until the End
        Failsafe

        Headlong
        The Wake

wonderful pre show meetup with about 30 others at a restaurant close by.

Got a perfect spot just in front of Peter Nicholls from where I thorougly enjoyed the show. Joined hands with Peter during the third song I reached up with mine fingers outstreched and he reached out and linked up.

Met Michael and Peter after the show and got The Road of Bones (brought from home) an The Wake 25th anniversary box signed.

I had been trying to find the box of The Wake for a while but it was never possible to find. Well they had one of them and I got it for 150 SEK. Bought a t-shirt as well but due to delivery problems it will be posted to me.

Also randomly met up with Micheal Holmes and some of the crew after the gig. Walked with them and talked to Mike on my way to the Subway but ended up in a pub with them instead for a beer and some further talking. Mike took a groupie and posted on his FB so if you see a bearded fella with a Shattered Fortress t-shirt there it is probably me.

Totally amazing show and a really magical experience.


If you don't have Facebook I have also uploded photos to Concert Archives

http://www.concertarchives.org/swedishgoose/concerts/iq--3

Facebook album
 https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1191820487620684&id=100003782320639

Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: pogoowner on October 16, 2017, 08:21:20 PM
Paramore puts on a hell of a show. Hayley Williams is a force on stage.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: dparrott on October 19, 2017, 08:52:28 AM
Saw Depeche Mode at the Hollywood Bowl last night, but the main attraction for me was Warpaint which I MISSED!    :'( :'( :'(   :censored  Hollywood Bowl shuttle took forever and got stuck in Hollywood traffic.  I feel awful right now.  My first time seeing them and it's f'd up.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Samsara on October 19, 2017, 08:57:47 AM
Closing out the year with:

Dream Theater (next week!)

Foo Fighters

Alter Bridge
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: lonestar on October 19, 2017, 09:27:40 AM


Dream Theater (next week!)

See you there bro!!!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Anguyen92 on October 19, 2017, 12:02:59 PM
Saw Depeche Mode at the Hollywood Bowl last night, but the main attraction for me was Warpaint which I MISSED!    :'( :'( :'(   :censored  Hollywood Bowl shuttle took forever and got stuck in Hollywood traffic.  I feel awful right now.  My first time seeing them and it's f'd up.

That's terrible for a concert experience to be ruined due to traffic.

I'm going to be seeing Halestorm and Starset tomorrow at the Anaheim House of Blues.  It's right near Disneyland, but I'll be leaving my work office at 5PM and hopefully, get to a parking spot around 6PM, so hopefully, I do not run into bad traffic near that particular area on a Friday night.

Maybe, if I do have a fair amount of time before the show, I might eat at the HOB restaurant.  Anyone that's been at a House of Blues restaurant, is the food good?
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on October 19, 2017, 12:08:01 PM
I get really anxious when I am stuck in traffic on my way to a concert.  What a total bummer.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Anguyen92 on October 21, 2017, 03:22:17 PM
Saw Halestorm at the House of Blues yesterday.  They were fantastic.  Every bit of a top live band that you can ask for.  I recommend seeing them.  Great crowd.  Lots of playing time (they played for 90 minutes and every bit of it count).  I got in and out of the parking lot easily and it only cost me $9 for parking.

Starset was also good as well, but their sound felt very loud and hard to distinguish which can work well if you have an idea of what the band is about, but I had a hard time making out what their vocalist was singing.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: earlilano on October 21, 2017, 05:28:32 PM
Saw Halestorm at the House of Blues yesterday.  They were fantastic.  Every bit of a top live band that you can ask for.  I recommend seeing them.  Great crowd.  Lots of playing time (they played for 90 minutes and every bit of it count).  I got in and out of the parking lot easily and it only cost me $9 for parking.

Starset was also good as well, but their sound felt very loud and hard to distinguish which can work well if you have an idea of what the band is about, but I had a hard time making out what their vocalist was singing.

How is the new house of blues anaheim as a venue? Did you eat at the HOB restaurant? I am seeing Breaking Benjamin there in 2 days and was curious about the venue. Thank you.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Anguyen92 on October 21, 2017, 07:59:45 PM
I personally liked the new House of Blues Anaheim.  Managed to get a spot on the 4th floor parking pretty easily.  Got there at around 5:50 or so.  Got in line at 6:00.  I did not eat at the restaurant since I wanted to save money.  The building also validates your parking. When I got into the building at around 7:00-ish or so, the floor was not jammed packed yet, and it was easy to get a spot on the middle of the floor.  This was on a Friday as well.  However, it was jammed at around 7:20-ish, and the first band went out on 7:30, but I had a great view behind the soundboard.  Pretty much, anywhere in the first floor is a good view, unless you are short and are behind tall people. The sound is pretty good.  Heard Halestorm nice and loud and clear (can't say the same for Starset though).

I'm also going to the Breaking Benjamin concert as well on Monday and since, this is apparently a more-stripped down concert, they should have good quality sound.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: axeman90210 on October 21, 2017, 10:18:11 PM
Overdue for an update.

2/7-11 Cruise to the Edge (epic/amazing experience)
2/26 Pain of Salvation- Webster Hall NYC (great set, though the set felt a little on the short side)
5/11 Mastodon- Hammerstein Ballroom NYC (very good show)
5/19 Metallica- Gillette Stadium, MA (Excellent show, some cool pics posted in the Metallica thread)
5/31 Iron Maiden- Prudential Center, NJ (Last minute decision to go with Millahh as some decent tix became available for cheap. Very glad I went, even if I get the same setlist exactly at Barclay's next month, because the band is just so on point)
6/4 Mr Big- BB Kings, NYC (Really enjoyed this, you could do a lot worse than getting to watch Billy and Paul shred for a couple hours and Eric Martin's voice still sounds pretty good)
7/22 Iron Maiden- Barclay's Center, NYC (Same setlist as NJ in May, another great show from the band)
8/22 Neal Morse Band- Gramercy Theater, NYC- Love TSOAD, so really enjoyed this sjow
9/1 Haken- Foundry @ Fillmore, Philly *VIP
9/2 Haken- Highline Ballroom, NYC
9/3 Haken Hard Rock Hotel, Washington DC- Haken weekend was beyond epic, need to upload some of my photos
9/11 Paul McCartney- Prudential Center, Newark NJ- Hey Jude singalong with Sir Paul >>> all other concert singalongs.
9/24 Mike Portnoy's Shattered Fortress- Irving Plaza, NYC- Probably my show of the year so far, the crowd was beyond electric and the band nailed it.
10/12 Guns N' Roses- Prudential Center, Newark NJ- Bucket list show for me and not too far behind TSF as one of my favorite shows of the year.
10/28- Thank You Scientist- Mexicali Live, Teaneck NJ
11/18 Dream Theater- Paramount Theater, Asbury Park NJ

Waited until the last minute (literally about 3 hours before doors) for both Paul McCartney and GnR and managed to score great deals for both. Paid half of face value for an 18th row ticket in the front side section for Paul, which was ultimately upgraded to 11th rown by StubHub because the person I bought it from accidentally double-sold my ticket. And then I paid I think about 60% of face for Guns N' Roses and ended up 12th row almost dead center.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: chknptpie on October 22, 2017, 11:15:30 AM
Updated...
2/4 Anti-flag and Reel Big Fish
2/9 Lordi with meet and greet
6/14 Roger Waters
8/22 Rancid and Dropkick Murphys
9/17 Against Me!
9/19 U2
9/22 Ben Folds with meet and greet
10/21 Punk in Drublic Festival (Guttermouth, Goldfinger, Authority Zero, NOFX, Bad Religion) - man, NOFX still suck live lol
10/28 Dream Theater. Save Ferris is also in town this night and I've never seen em. Kinda sad I have to miss them, but excited for Images and Words.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: earlilano on October 22, 2017, 04:18:44 PM
I personally liked the new House of Blues Anaheim.  Managed to get a spot on the 4th floor parking pretty easily.  Got there at around 5:50 or so.  Got in line at 6:00.  I did not eat at the restaurant since I wanted to save money.  The building also validates your parking. When I got into the building at around 7:00-ish or so, the floor was not jammed packed yet, and it was easy to get a spot on the middle of the floor.  This was on a Friday as well.  However, it was jammed at around 7:20-ish, and the first band went out on 7:30, but I had a great view behind the soundboard.  Pretty much, anywhere in the first floor is a good view, unless you are short and are behind tall people. The sound is pretty good.  Heard Halestorm nice and loud and clear (can't say the same for Starset though).

I'm also going to the Breaking Benjamin concert as well on Monday and since, this is apparently a more-stripped down concert, they should have good quality sound.

I'm excited for Breaking Benjamin. I saw them last year at the old House of Blues Anaheim and they had an awesome show.  :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Nekov on October 24, 2017, 01:31:36 PM
Attending The Shattered Fortress tonight  :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on October 24, 2017, 01:37:34 PM
Attending The Shattered Fortress tonight  :metal

 :metal :metal you'll have a good time
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: SwedishGoose on October 24, 2017, 02:01:16 PM
Attending The Shattered Fortress tonight  :metal

 :metal :metal you'll have a good time

Frickin Awesome show!!! Enjoy!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: v_clortho on October 24, 2017, 04:26:32 PM
Just got tickets to the Dear Hunter in Chicago 12/8. Anyone know if there is a good hotel within walking distance to the Bottom Lounge?
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Anguyen92 on October 24, 2017, 06:26:01 PM
So, I went to see Breaking Benjamin at the House of Blues, last night.  Man, for an acoustic show, they were loud, but very clear, and played great.  The crowd, including myself, was singing along for the most part of the show and really came alive for songs like So Cold, Sooner or Later, Breath, I Will Not Bow, and, of course, The Diary of Jane.

My voice was shot after all of that.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Nekov on October 25, 2017, 06:06:17 AM
Attending The Shattered Fortress tonight  :metal

 :metal :metal you'll have a good time

Frickin Awesome show!!! Enjoy!

I wasn't prepared for the amount of metal those guys delivered but boy was that a fun show. I ended up covered in other people's sweat and my voice was almost gone. Haven't had that kind of fun in a while  :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on October 26, 2017, 11:41:32 AM
Seeing 311 Saturday night here in NJ, but realized yesterday their next show in NY is actually only an hour from work on Monday.... so scooped up a first row balcony ticket for that.  That'll make it my 5th and final time seeing them this year in 3 different states  :metal  They are doing a better rotation of lesser played songs so I figured getting another show might yield me some more different songs from the previous shows this year.  I'm also still loving their latest release so I'm down for me new songs too. 

Also got myself all set for the three concerts in a row in November so I am pumped for that (DT, HIM, DT)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: majo on October 26, 2017, 12:16:11 PM
Testament/Annihilator/Death Angel in few weeks  :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on October 30, 2017, 04:23:43 PM
Saturday night the gf and I went to see 311 and given the Halloween weekend, we decided to dress up for the concert even though it turned out no one else really did ( :lol the venue was advertising for people to dress up!) but us dressing up definitely added a twist to a normal concert and added a whole lot of fun/interesting moments (including free drinks for pictures).   

So we went as ketchup and mustard bottles.  We pre-gamed at my house before catching an uber to the venue but our Uber driver must have been a little too excited to get there.  As we approached the venue, there were a lot of cops out directing traffic.  Our driver just blew past the cops without a fuck to give.  Well clearly the cops cared as one immediately pulled out and made him pull over before finishing going through the slow down zone.  This was great and a highlight of the night.  First time being in the backseat of a pulled over Uber, but this guy had ketchup and mustard in the back of his car!  The cop didn't even acknoledge us in the back, and maybe for good reason since he was strictly business giving out a ticket, but I couldn't control my laughter of the situation.  Also since we were like right there, pretty much everyone walking to the venue got a good laugh looking at the pulled over car with us in it.

Well we finally got into the venue and had a blast.  We had tickets in the last row on the balcony but the last few rows werent sold so we just chilled dead center with no one around us.  My friend was also there so we sat with him for a bit, but being 10 rows closer he had more people around blocking views so we moved back because we had room to dance and no heads blocking us.  This was my 4th time seeing 311 this year and another completely different set list.  They played 4 songs they hadn't yet played this tour and didn't play 3 of their hit songs which sucked for my gf cause being her first time seeing 311 she was hoping to catch the hits, but as a hardcore fan, I was really happy for our set.  It's a huge reason why I keep coming back to see 311 time and time again... and yea, I made it to Port Chester NY for my 5th and final 311 show of the year.  I am pumped for tonight, but I am missing my ketchup and therefore not going as mustard tonight.

311 Live at Wellmont Theater NJ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4PqX5NTXp0)  The video starts with us pulled over for a good laugh before the music.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: twosuitsluke on October 31, 2017, 06:01:09 AM
Cool story bro....





























But seriously, that was a cool story  :lol
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on November 01, 2017, 04:17:55 PM
 :lol Nothing really interesting or exciting to report on my last concert with 311, but it was another solid show and got to see some more songs I've never seen them play before (I think that makes it my 16th or 17th show seen by them now).  The venue was pretty empty comparatively and I was able to get real close though so that was cool.  Since the attendance wasn't huge they didn't care if I went up to the seats for a bit as well which was cool, pretty much had freedom to watch from wherever I wanted to.

P-Nut performs the Stranger Things theme song during his Bass solo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1ZqhJXRMDg)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: frogprog on November 03, 2017, 11:48:36 AM
Took my wife and daughter to see Imagine Dragons' Evolve tour last night in Philly. While they are not really my cup of tea, my daughter loves them. All in all a great show. It's always cool to feel and see the energy in a sold out arena. Dan Reynolds had many positive things to say to the audience which was very cool. Halfway through the show they WALKED all the way across the floor through the audience to a small stage behind the soundboards and played a short acoustic set which was really cool. All in all great energy and visuals and most importantly major points with my teenage daughter!!!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: twosuitsluke on November 04, 2017, 04:09:09 AM
On route to see The Distant Worlds Orchestra playing Final Fantasy music at The Royal Albert Hall tonight. Gonna be a night of epic geekery. So ready for this! I know there are Final Fantasy fans here, talk to me  :corn
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on November 04, 2017, 06:39:56 AM
On route to see The Distant Worlds Orchestra playing Final Fantasy music at The Royal Albert Hall tonight. Gonna be a night of epic geekery. So ready for this! I know there are Final Fantasy fans here, talk to me  :corn

That venue is forever ingrained as the stage with fart bubbles shooting across it thanks to Devin Townsend's live concert blu-ray there.  :lol
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: earlilano on November 13, 2017, 02:51:58 AM
Seen:
May 28 - Lifehouse at Pechanga
June 20 - Korn, Stone Sour, Baby Metal at Chula Vista , CA
June 24 - Tool at San Bernardino, CA
July 15 - Goo Goo Dolls at Las Vegas, NV
August 6 - Metallica, Aveneged Sevenfold, Gojira at San Diego PETCO Park
August 25 - Fuel, Marcy Playground, Dishwalla at Morongo
October 7 - CalJam 2017 with Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age and others at San Bernardino, CA
October 22 - Skillet at Ontario, CA
October 23 - Breaking Benjamin at House of Blues Anaheim
October 25 - In This Moment at Riverside Municipal
October 26 - Dream Theater at The Wiltern
November 8 - Bruno Mars at The Forum

Upcoming:

November 21 - Our Lady Peace at The El Rey Theatre
December 7 - Sick Puppies in LA
December 10 - Goo Goo Dolls in Riversie

I have been to more concerts this year compared to all previous years combined. If I don't count DT, my Top 3 would be Skillet, Foo Fighters, and Tool so far this year. I'm super excited to see Sick Puppies since they were an opening band in my first ever live concert in 2009 and they made me want to go to live concerts ever since.  :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: Nachtmerrie on November 13, 2017, 12:38:16 PM
Mastodon this Friday. Can't wait.

2017 has been a great concert year so far with DT (2 times), MP's Shattered Fortress (2 times), Neal Morse, Gojira, Animals as Leaders, Haken, Slayer, Volbeat, Evergrey and Amaranthe/Eluveitie.

Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: cramx3 on November 13, 2017, 02:37:51 PM
Booked myself a weekend trip to Dallas so add:

December 2nd - Dream Theater @ Toyota Music Factory, Dallas TX

to my massive concert list this year.

As for this week, I took off from work Thursday and Friday and going to three concerts in a row:

November 16th - Dream Theater @ Beacon Theater, New York NY
November 17th - HIM and CKY @ Hammerstein Ballrom, New York NY
November 18th - Dream Theater @ Paramount Theater, Asbury Park NJ

 :metal :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: twosuitsluke on November 14, 2017, 02:55:56 AM
Got Opeth and Enslaved in a week  :metal

Got a spare ticket and literally can't even give it away. I've got a friend who's up for it but he hasn't got a clue who either band are, he just likes seeing live music. At least that's something  :lol
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2017
Post by: MirrorMask on November 14, 2017, 02:57:09 AM
This saturday - Helloween, Pumpkins United  :metal

30th November, the day after my birthday - Alice Cooper!!!  :metal