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Title: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: SwedishGoose on October 02, 2017, 01:41:14 AM
I figured that it was time to start a thread for 2018 as I just secured tickets for the 2nd half of the year.

Concerts booked so far:

2018-02-26 - Stockholm, Circus - Steven Wilson

2018-03-24 - Gothenburg, Concert hall, Gothenburg Symphonic Orchestra with Jennie Abrahamson & Malin Dahlström - A tribute to Kate Bush

2018-08-18 - Stockholm, Friends Arena - Roger Waters
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: MirrorMask on October 02, 2017, 02:06:25 AM
6th January - Rage in my hometown, good ol' german metal to start off the year  :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: PepeLePew on October 02, 2017, 02:16:23 AM
2018-02-12 STEVEN WILSON at Alte Oper Frankfurt, Germany

2018-03-03 SUNRISE AVENUE at Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle Stuttgart, Germany - Taking my daughter to see her favorite band... While I will enjoy going to a concert with my daughter, the music is definetely NOT my cup of tea...  :-[
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: twosuitsluke on October 02, 2017, 03:17:02 AM
I should probably get tickets for Machine Head's tour next year. Last year's show was fucking incredible!! 2.5 hours of Machine Head!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: mikeyd23 on October 02, 2017, 12:31:02 PM
Right now looking to hit the G3 tour early in the year with JP.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Mladen on October 02, 2017, 01:03:45 PM
I'm quite sure I'll see Steven Wilson in February and then possibly Roger Waters in May. Fingers crossed for some Iron Maiden dates as well, we'll see.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Chris Hinton on October 02, 2017, 02:16:10 PM
Jan 11 -- G3.

and, um, well...  Some more later in the year...
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: ProfessorPeart on October 02, 2017, 02:34:15 PM
I should probably get tickets for Machine Head's tour next year. Last year's show was fucking incredible!! 2.5 hours of Machine Head!

On that topic,

2/23/18 - Machine Head in Chicago

I'm sure there will be more.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on October 02, 2017, 03:42:11 PM
I have tickets for Nightwish in March and Kamelot/Delain in April.

I did see today that Avenged Sevonfold is touring NA with Breaking Benjamin and Bullet for my Valentine. Definitely want to go to that but so far the released dates don't include somewhere close. They did say there are more coming so hopefully they come to NYC or NJ.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: ProfessorPeart on October 02, 2017, 05:06:57 PM


I did see today that Avenged Sevonfold is touring NA

Just saw that too. Never got to see them with MP and didn't have any interest after he left. With Brooks back there now, I'm absolutely interested again. I also loved The Stage so this could be a possibility.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on October 02, 2017, 05:10:28 PM


I did see today that Avenged Sevonfold is touring NA

Just saw that too. Never got to see them with MP and didn't have any interest after he left. With Brooks back there now, I'm absolutely interested again. I also loved The Stage so this could be a possibility.

I caught them opening for Metallica and loved their set.  Was just bummed to not get a full set so I really really want to catch that tour.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: MirrorMask on October 19, 2017, 08:54:38 AM
Wardruna in Zurich (Switzerland) in January, a dream come true  :metal

Nobody ever seems to book them in Italy so when they're three hours and a half away with a direct train, in a nice town also, I just have to take the opportunity.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Samsara on October 19, 2017, 08:56:55 AM
Fates Warning in January (twice!)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Kattelox on October 19, 2017, 09:11:55 AM
So far I have Nightwish and Kamelot lined up for next spring, along with possibly Hammerfall in June, and maybe a couple others I haven't double checked yet. Helloween is supposed to be hitting the States too, so add that to the list. And ProgPower.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Samsara on October 19, 2017, 09:13:40 AM
So far I have Nightwish and Kamelot lined up for next spring, along with possibly Hammerfall in June, and maybe a couple others I haven't double checked yet. Helloween is supposed to be hitting the States too, so add that to the list. And ProgPower.

Yeah, Helloween is on my list too. bosk1 may want to drag me to Nightwish, and I may let him if he takes care of all the logistics (I love me some Floor Jansen). Maybe.  :lol
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on October 19, 2017, 09:17:18 AM
So far I have Nightwish and Kamelot lined up for next spring, along with possibly Hammerfall in June, and maybe a couple others I haven't double checked yet. Helloween is supposed to be hitting the States too, so add that to the list. And ProgPower.

Sounds like my year so far, Kamelot/Delain, Nightwish, and ProgPower.  Saw Hammerfall earlier this year, they were really good but I'm not crazy into them to catch them again unless the support was also good (or the concert was very local)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Kattelox on October 19, 2017, 09:23:44 AM
Samsara, just go, it'll be fun  :lol cram, I'm not even a Hammerfall fan, but they're always on my 'maybe' list when they come through. So if I have spare time and money and feel like driving a couple hours to see 'em, I just might, because it's Hammerfall and they've been around forever.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on October 19, 2017, 09:26:40 AM
Fair enough, like i said, they were good live.  Fun show.  :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Architeuthis on October 19, 2017, 10:02:19 AM
G3, Nightwish.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Chris Hinton on October 19, 2017, 10:55:07 AM
Jan 5 -- Fates Warning
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: twosuitsluke on October 19, 2017, 11:18:52 AM
I'm just hoping The Dear Hunter announce some European dates next year, they still haven't played over here some Act V came out!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: pogoowner on October 19, 2017, 04:36:29 PM
So far it's another Isbell concert for me.

2018-01-27 - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (with James McMurtry) - Murat Theatre at Old National Centre, Indianapolis, IN
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Cool Chris on October 19, 2017, 05:32:28 PM
Kamelot/Delain

Whoa whoa whoa, this is happening?!?! *checks.... No stop in WA.

Currently nothing on my tour calendar for 2018.

Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Architeuthis on October 20, 2017, 12:11:43 AM
Kamelot/Delain

Whoa whoa whoa, this is happening?!?! *checks.... No stop in WA.

Currently nothing on my tour calendar for 2018.
Seems to be the growing trend. Bands skipping Seattle left and right, Dream Theater, Nightwish, Kamelot etc..  ???
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: ich bin besser on October 20, 2017, 02:25:04 AM
Got tickets for 2 festivals so far:

- Night of the Prog (Germany): https://www.nightoftheprogfestival.com/
- Midsummer Prog Festival (Netherlands): https://midsummerprog.com/
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: twosuitsluke on November 08, 2017, 08:09:12 AM
(https://live-arena.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2017/11/trivium-uk-tour-poster-2018.jpg)

Pretty sure I'm going to go to this  :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Evermind on November 08, 2017, 10:40:38 AM
Haven't decided on G3 yet, but I'll definitely see Helloween with the Pumpkins United tour come April.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: pogoowner on November 08, 2017, 06:50:07 PM
Just got a ticket to see Lights in March! Excited to see her as a headliner rather than an opener.

2018-01-27 - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (with James McMurtry) - Murat Theatre at Old National Centre, Indianapolis, IN
2018-03-10 - Lights (with Chase Atlantic and DCF) - Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: chknptpie on November 08, 2017, 07:39:17 PM
2018-01-31 Anti-Flag in a tiny venue! Their new album is pretty good!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: SwedishGoose on November 27, 2017, 01:42:48 PM
Updated with Peter Hammill, tickets bought today


Concerts booked so far:

2018-02-26 - Stockholm, Circus - Steven Wilson

2018-03-24 - Gothenburg, Concert hall, Gothenburg Symphonic Orchestra with Jennie Abrahamson & Malin Dahlström - A tribute to Kate Bush

2018-04-06 Malmö, Palladium - Peter Hammill

2018-08-18 - Stockholm, Friends Arena - Roger Waters
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on November 28, 2017, 08:25:12 AM
Less Than Jake just announced a short US tour so updated list....

February 18th - Less Than Jake @ Starland Ballroom, Sayreville NJ
March 14th - Nightwish @ Playstation Theater, New York NY
April 20th - Kamelot and Delain @ Irving Plaza, New York NY
September 5th-9th - ProgPower USA XIX @ Center Stage, Atlanta GA

I just got back from Jacksonville where my parents moved and there's a really cool metal festival down there in April that I am very much considering going to and can then crash at my parents (I brought it up to my dad who said he may want to go too):

(https://welcometorockvillefestival.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/WTR18-Official-AdmatLRG.jpg)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Anguyen92 on November 28, 2017, 05:45:36 PM
Well, this is a nice surprise.  Just found out that Big Wreck will be playing in Santa Ana, CA at the Constellation Room on March 9th, 2018.  It's on a Friday as well.  Immediately got tickets to this one. Small venue though.  Only 300 people, but it's close enough from my work and home (I just need to drive only one street north for 20 minutes to get home after the show).
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Adami on November 28, 2017, 05:56:07 PM
Gonna see Nightwish, Iced Earth and Jinjer (all different shows).

Really excited for Jinjer. They’re opening for Cradle of Flith, which means I get to leave really early.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: El Barto on November 28, 2017, 06:35:21 PM
So far:

Sons of Apollo
Dixie Dregs
Dweezil Zappa
APC/STP
Buckethead
Anthrax
Antrhax/LoG/Slayer (San Antonio)
Bozzio
BÖC
Dweezil Zappa (NYC)
Haken (NYC)
Haken (Boston)
Dweezil Zappa (Portland, ME)
A Perfect Circle (NYC)
Haken (Dallas)
Del Castillo

Coming up:
Stephen Wilson
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: TAC on November 28, 2017, 07:10:17 PM

Saxon W/Judas Priest

I like how that's listed. just saw today that they are playing in Worcester on a Friday night in March. Not that Priest is a must see, and I just saw Saxon, but I may hit this.


So far..
Michael Schenker Fest at Berklee in Boston on 3/9

and Helloween in September.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Kattelox on November 28, 2017, 07:35:09 PM
Adding Iced Earth to my list. Possibly twice - Indianapolis and Chicago, about a month apart. Bring on February!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: SwedishGoose on December 01, 2017, 02:22:03 AM
Updated with King Crimson, tickets bought today

Concerts booked so far:

2018-02-26 - Stockholm, Circus - Steven Wilson

2018-03-24 - Gothenburg, Concert hall, Gothenburg Symphonic Orchestra with Jennie Abrahamson & Malin Dahlström - A tribute to Kate Bush

2018-04-06 Malmö, Palladium - Peter Hammill

2018-07-05 Stockholm, Circus - King Crimson
2018-07-06 Stockholm, Circus - King Crimson

2018-08-18 - Stockholm, Friends Arena - Roger Waters
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on December 01, 2017, 07:54:34 AM
I'll check out Sons of Apollo in a small venue so adding to my list...

February 15th - Sons of Apollo @ House of Independents, Asbury Park NJ
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: lonestar on December 18, 2017, 10:03:38 PM
Ok, just strolled through Bandsintown, and I think I got a lineup for the beginning of the year. Gonna put it here so I can keep track, and I'll edit as the year rolls. In a perfect world, I'll catch all of these and then some...

Jan 31 - Intervals @ Oakland Metro Operahouse (I will not be missing this one)
Feb 10 - Sabaton @ UC Theater
Mar 4 - Contortionist/Skyharbor @ Cornerstone in Berkeley
Apr 5 - Protest the Hero @ Slim's
May 11 - Steven Wilson @ The Fillmore

That's a hell of a start to the year if I do say so myself...
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: The Curious Orange on December 19, 2017, 01:25:19 AM
So far I've tickets for:

13 April - Marillion
19 April - Marillion
18 June - Pearl Jam
19 June - Pearl Jam
7 August - Iron Maiden


Hoping Nightwish add another UK date apart from their one festival appearance!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Tomislav95 on December 19, 2017, 02:23:34 AM
Only these two so far:
1 April - Trivium, Power Trip, Venom Prison
27 July - Iron Maiden

Opening act for IM is TBA, would like it to be Gojira.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Dreammajesty on December 19, 2017, 10:20:15 AM
Jan 18 2018  Fates Warning in Essen Germany in tha pocket
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: bout to crash on December 19, 2017, 10:46:55 PM
Steven Wilson three nights at the Royal Albert Hall! Ahhh! This will also be my first time in the UK :caffeine:

Then I'll see him again in Denver in May.

Also Lez Zeppelin and Dixie Dregs, which I'm sure will be a blast.

And probably a few things at Red Rocks in the summer, but I don't see how their 2018 season could top this year since I got to see two of my absolute favorite bands (Opeth and Muse) at one of the most beautiful venues in existence. We shall see- schedule so far is meh.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on December 20, 2017, 03:03:01 PM
February 15th - Sons of Apollo @ House of Independents, Asbury Park NJ
February 18th - Less Than Jake @ Starland Ballroom, Sayreville NJ
March 14th - Nightwish @ Playstation Theater, New York NY
April 20th - Kamelot and Delain @ Irving Plaza, New York NY
September 5th-9th - ProgPower USA XIX @ Center Stage, Atlanta GA (booked my flight today   :metal )

Really considering going to:

March 3rd - Sabaton, Kreator, Cyhra @ House of Blues, Boston MA

I really would love to see Cyhra as I'm loving their debut album, sadly they aren't playing close to me and the closest dates are during the week which makes it difficult to do but that Boston show is on a Saturday in a city I love to visit. 
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: lonestar on December 21, 2017, 07:16:31 PM
Hmmm, I'll have to check that out.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Train of Naught on December 24, 2017, 09:17:38 AM
Got a pretty sick 2018 ahead of me already, this is up until and including May (not in chronological order):

- Trivium, Power Trip, Venom Prison
- Complexity Fest 2018 (SikTh, The Faceless, VOLA, Dodecahedron, Ulsect and a couple others I don't know as well, plus way more TBA)
- Persefone, Defecto, Oddland
- Amenra, Boris
- Dance Gavin Dance, Veil of Maya
- Fu Manchu
- Bell Witch
- Rolo Tomassi
- Elder
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: SoundscapeMN on December 27, 2017, 10:30:11 PM
1/12/18 (Fri) Deng Ol' Tri'ole at Hook and Ladder (7:30PM)
1/17/18 (Wed) Typhoon at Turf Club (7PM)
1/25/18 (Thur) Michael Nesmith at Troubadour (West Hollywood) (8PM)
2/5/18 (Mon) Kimbra at The Cedar (7PM)
3/17/18 (Sat) Godspeed You Black Emperor at Firsr Ave (7PM)
3/25/18 (Sun) Protest the Hero at the Varsity Theatre (8PM)
4/7/18 (Sat) Cloud Cult at Orchestra Hall (8PM)

not sure I will make to all of these, but likely most.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cfmoran13 on December 29, 2017, 07:27:44 PM
Just 2 so far...

Jan. 6th - Rick Springfield
Mar. 9th - Alice Cooper
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Podaar on December 30, 2017, 03:24:50 AM
Jan 16 -  G3
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Nachtmerrie on December 31, 2017, 05:30:04 AM
So far:
1-18 Fates Warning - Essen
1-28 Arch Enemy - Tilburg
4-14 G3 - Eindhoven
7-14 Dynamo Metal Fest - Eindhoven (including SOA, Leprous)

Will probably add Ne Obliviscaris (3-31 Eindhoven) next week
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: efxf on January 02, 2018, 01:55:16 AM
Currently have tickets to:

Battle Beast/Delain/Kamelot - April 26
ProgPower USA - 9/5-9/8

Interested in:

Sons of Apollo - hopefully they'll announce some more tour dates.  Crossing my fingers for a Pittsburgh show.
Threshold - they're going to play RoSFest in Gettysburg on May 5.  It'd be cool to see them, but they're the only band I'm interested in that lineup. 

-Stef
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: home on January 02, 2018, 12:32:52 PM
So far I only have tickets for Ólafur Arnalds in may. Should be quite a special show tho. I'm pretty confident I will go see Elder as well, and am still considering seeing Steven Wilson again.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on January 11, 2018, 07:41:58 AM
Have to do a business trip the week of the Sons of Apollo concert... so cross that out for me.  I have a ticket for the NJ show if anyone is interested in it.... anyway I see Bon Jovi is going on tour and this show looks to be of interest to me:

April 7th - Bon Jovi @ Prudential Center, Newark NJ
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Chris Hinton on January 11, 2018, 08:39:42 AM
Jan 16 -  G3

Tonight is G3 for me!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Train of Naught on January 12, 2018, 09:49:29 AM
Got a pretty sick 2018 ahead of me already, this is up until and including May (not in chronological order):

- Trivium, Power Trip, Venom Prison
- Complexity Fest 2018 (SikTh, The Faceless, VOLA, Dodecahedron, Ulsect and a couple others I don't know as well, plus way more TBA)
- Persefone, Defecto, Oddland
- Amenra, Boris
- Dance Gavin Dance, Veil of Maya
- Fu Manchu
- Bell Witch
- Rolo Tomassi
- Elder
Some new announcements for Complexity Fest, including Sithu Aye, Toska and The Hirsch Effekt :metal :metal :metal :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on January 19, 2018, 02:44:17 PM
I see Bon Jovi is going on tour and this show looks to be of interest to me:

April 7th - Bon Jovi @ Prudential Center, Newark NJ

Tickets went on sale and I scooped a couple up for the GF and I for this show.  I also got a ticket for the May 9th Bon Jovi show at MSG.  I may go, I may sell it, we'll see how I feel.  But I scooped up that ticket cause I LOVE sitting in the Chase Bridge at MSG and there's not many of those tickets available so I got one in case I want to go.  He sells out these local shows for his home town so I have no reason to think I couldn't get my money back if I wanted.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on January 20, 2018, 09:31:20 AM
Def Leppard and Journey announced a long US tour, going to try and get tickets for:

June 15th - Def Leppard and Journey @ Prudential Center, Newark NJ
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: KevShmev on January 20, 2018, 10:24:16 AM
So far, I have tickets for:

Eric Johnson
Neal Morse
The Decemberists

Considering David Bryne, but the only friend I have in town who is also a fan doesn't really want to go, and not sure I want to go to a concert in downtown St Louis by myself. 
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: chknptpie on January 20, 2018, 01:54:55 PM
2018-01-20 Unwritten Law
2018-01-31 Anti-Flag
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: lordxizor on January 21, 2018, 08:36:31 AM
3/25/18 (Sun) Protest the Hero at the Varsity Theatre (8PM)
I'll be at this one. It's my only confirmed concert of the year so far. Debating on a couple of others. Probably not worth the $ though.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: outoftune on January 24, 2018, 02:48:06 PM
April 14th G3 in Eindhoven😃
Greta van Fleet March 20th in Nijmegen  :metal ;D :metal

MH
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: JayOctavarium on January 24, 2018, 03:24:27 PM
1/25/18 - Metal Allegiance
1/27/18 -  The Adicts 
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on January 25, 2018, 07:28:15 AM
Lynyrd Skynyrd announced a farewell tour, I saw them once before and really enjoyed the show... some new additions so heres my current tally for 2018:

February 18th - Less Than Jake @ Starland Ballroom, Sayreville NJ
March 3rd - Sabaton, Kreator, and Cyhra @ House of Blues, Boston MA
March 14th - Nightwish @ Playstation Theater, New York NY
April 7th - Bon Jovi @ Prudential Center, Newark NJ
April 20th - Kamelot and Delain @ Irving Plaza, New York NY
May 9th - Bon Jovi @ Madison Square Garden, New York NY (have a ticket, but might sell this one)
May 11th - Greta Van Fleet @ Starland Ballroom, Sayreville NJ (just announced and considering this one)
June 2nd - Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax, Testament, Behemoth @ PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel NJ
June 15th - Def Leppard and Journey @ Prudential Center, Newark NJ
June 22nd - Lynyrd Skynyrd @ PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel NJ
June 30th - Foreigner and Whitesnake @ PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel NJ
September 5th-9th - ProgPower USA XIX @ Center Stage, Atlanta GA
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: axeman90210 on January 25, 2018, 09:14:49 PM
First concert of the year was a few nights ago so I suppose it's time to get this year's list going. Will be very tough for 2018 to even equal last year for me as far as live music.

1/20- Umphrey's McGee- Beacon Theater, New York NY- I saw these guys about 8 or 9 years ago and I've been trying to catch another show since. These guys can flat out play, and they're clearly having a blast on stage
2/15- Sons of Apollo- House of Independents, Asbury Park NJ
2/18- G3 Tour- New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark NJ
4/28- Steven Wilson- Playstation Theater, New York NY
4/29- Steven Wilson- Playstation Theater, New York NY

I've already had bad scheduling luck claim a couple shows in February as my homebrew club's annual competition overlaps with a local Thank You Scientist show, and I've got prior plans with friends the night of the Neal Morse singer/songwriter show in NYC. Even Steven Wilson isn't definite, I though if I miss his shows it'll be because I'm on a once in a lifetime trip to Belgium, so can't be too mad about that :D
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on January 26, 2018, 06:58:12 AM
Hey axeman, you need a ticket for that Sons of Apollo show?  I'll give you mine, I can't make it but I have a physical ticket already.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: axeman90210 on January 26, 2018, 09:53:09 AM
Hey axeman, you need a ticket for that Sons of Apollo show?  I'll give you mine, I can't make it but I have a physical ticket already.

Should be able to help you out. Need to confirm that my cousin is still game to go since he'd be my ride :lol Assuming he is we'll need two tickets, but I'm assuming it's GA so I can take yours and then one through TM.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Nick on January 26, 2018, 10:26:02 AM
2018-02-03 – Rausch and Echoes at Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore
2018-02-15 – Eden at Chicago in Allentown
2018-04-28 - Steven Wilson at Playstation Theater in NYC
2018-04-29 - Steven Wilson at Playstation Theater in NYC
2018-07-13 – Retrospective, Antimatter, Threshold, Riverside, and Big Big Train at Night of the Prog in Lorelei
2018-07-14 – Mystery, The Sea Within, and Camel at Night of the Prog in Lorelei

First two are local acts, but this is how the new year is shaping up so far.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on January 26, 2018, 10:32:56 AM
Hey axeman, you need a ticket for that Sons of Apollo show?  I'll give you mine, I can't make it but I have a physical ticket already.

Should be able to help you out. Need to confirm that my cousin is still game to go since he'd be my ride :lol Assuming he is we'll need two tickets, but I'm assuming it's GA so I can take yours and then one through TM.

Shoot me a PM when you find out with your address and I'll mail you mine
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Zoom E on January 27, 2018, 12:33:22 PM
I saw Queens of the Stone Age a few nights ago, with Eagles of Death Metal opening the show. I didn't know any EoDM songs, but, wow, they were hugely entertaining.

The only other show I have tickets for so far this year is Nightwish in April.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Ben_Jamin on January 27, 2018, 04:55:56 PM
Going To Machine Head in a few hours...gonna be a kick ass show.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: CrimsonE on January 28, 2018, 07:50:31 AM
Here's what I currently have tickets for:

February--Kid Rock
March--Sabaton/Kreator
April--Weird Al Yankovic
June--Shania Twain
July  Foreigner/Whitesnake
September:  ProgPower USA:  James Labrie & Tarja as the headliners

What I will likely get tickets for:

March:  Nightwish, Iced Earth
July:  Def Leppard/Journey
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on January 29, 2018, 08:33:34 AM
This looks interesting, being that I used to love punk music and never seen them before...

May 19th - Misfits with Suicidal Tendencies @ Prudential Center, Newark NJ
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: JayOctavarium on January 29, 2018, 10:57:04 AM
This looks interesting, being that I used to love punk music and never seen them before...

May 19th - Misfits with Suicidal Tendencies @ Prudential Center, Newark NJ


Would only be worth it to see Suicidal Tendencies and then Doyle playing. Danzig sounds like shit, and Jerry Only is... well... Jerry Only.

I'd kill to see Doyle play though.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on January 29, 2018, 10:58:34 AM
Yea, I wouldn't expect much from a music perspective, more of just to see sort of thing.  I've never really liked Misfits, just a few songs here and there, but I saw some of the concert footage from Vegas (apparently they have a really strict no phones policy, but a few videos surfaced) and it looked like an insane show.  I think the experience is more fun, than watching/listening to those guys perform.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: twosuitsluke on January 30, 2018, 01:37:12 PM
Got the chance to go see The Faceless next week  🤔

I kinda liked their latest album but preferred the previous one way more. For those who have seen them live, are they any good?
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: axeman90210 on January 31, 2018, 01:57:32 PM
Hey axeman, you need a ticket for that Sons of Apollo show?  I'll give you mine, I can't make it but I have a physical ticket already.

Should be able to help you out. Need to confirm that my cousin is still game to go since he'd be my ride :lol Assuming he is we'll need two tickets, but I'm assuming it's GA so I can take yours and then one through TM.

Shoot me a PM when you find out with your address and I'll mail you mine

PM incoming about that ticket.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: lonestar on January 31, 2018, 07:26:43 PM
At my first show for the year, Intervals with a ton of openers. Been waiting a while to see Intervals, very excited!!  :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: lonestar on February 01, 2018, 09:32:38 AM
Intervals fucking killed it man, and all the opening acts were outstanding. A good four hours of guitar shredding by some serious talent. Show number one for the year is in the bag...

Jan 31 - Intervals @ Oakland Metro Operahouse


Feb 10 - Sabaton @ UC Theater
Mar 4 - Contortionist/Skyharbor @ Cornerstone in Berkeley
Apr 5 - Protest the Hero @ Slim's
May 11 - Steven Wilson @ The Fillmore

Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on February 01, 2018, 12:13:21 PM
Feb 10 - Sabaton @ UC Theater

Really excited to catch this show when it comes near here.  Been digging Sabaton lately and Cyhra as the opener is going to be fantastic.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Mladen on February 01, 2018, 12:20:42 PM
Here's what it looks like right now:

May 2nd: Roger Waters
June 23rd: King Crimson
June 28th: Iron Maiden
July 1st: Alice In Chains

I was planning on seeing Steven Wilson in two weeks, but I'll have to pass because of my new job. It's not too bad, Steven will go on for a few years.   ;)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: lonestar on February 01, 2018, 03:29:00 PM
Feb 10 - Sabaton @ UC Theater

Really excited to catch this show when it comes near here.  Been digging Sabaton lately and Cyhra as the opener is going to be fantastic.

Same here, Sabaton is unbelievably fun live, they came pretty damn close to showing up Nightwish when I saw them together.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on February 01, 2018, 03:33:51 PM
Feb 10 - Sabaton @ UC Theater

Really excited to catch this show when it comes near here.  Been digging Sabaton lately and Cyhra as the opener is going to be fantastic.

Same here, Sabaton is unbelievably fun live, they came pretty damn close to showing up Nightwish when I saw them together.

Yea, I was unfamiliar with Sabaton for that show and was very impressed with them.  I ended up getting an album after that, Carolus Rex, which I enjoyed but for whatever reason didn't dig much further into them.  I really like Cyhra's debut album so when I saw they were touring together I started youtubing Sabaton more and really liking the rest of their catalog.  They definitely get the crowd going, that music just makes you want to jump. 

Just sucks that show isn't local, going to drive up to Boston to catch it on a Saturday.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on February 02, 2018, 11:27:44 AM
Sublime with Rome coming to NJ for the Asbury Park Music and Film Festival  :hat

So updated concert list is really starting to fill up nicely:

February 18th - Less Than Jake @ Starland Ballroom, Sayreville NJ
March 3rd - Sabaton, Kreator, and Cyhra @ House of Blues, Boston MA
March 14th - Nightwish @ Playstation Theater, New York NY
April 7th - Bon Jovi @ Prudential Center, Newark NJ
April 20th - Kamelot and Delain @ Irving Plaza, New York NY
April 28th - Sublime w Rome @ Convention Hall, Asbury Park NJ
May 9th - Bon Jovi @ Madison Square Garden, New York NY (have a ticket, but might sell this one)
May 15th - Misfits and Suicidal Tendencies @ Prudential Center, Newark NJ
June 2nd - Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax, Testament, Behemoth @ PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel NJ
June 15th - Def Leppard and Journey @ Prudential Center, Newark NJ
June 22nd - Lynyrd Skynyrd @ PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel NJ
June 30th - Foreigner and Whitesnake @ PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel NJ
September 5th-9th - ProgPower USA XIX @ Center Stage, Atlanta GA
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: twosuitsluke on February 02, 2018, 11:37:27 AM
So I could possibly go see Mogwai tomorrow. I'm quite up for it but I don't think I've ever been to a post-rock show before. I'm imaging not a great deal of energy in the crowd but a mesmerising performance. Should I go for it?
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: SchecterShredder on February 02, 2018, 03:00:10 PM
Only concert on my plate so far this year is Avenged Sevenfold in about two weeks. I skipped their show last summer when they toured with Metallica, so I'm really looking forward to this one. Also, it'll be my first concert in our city's fancy new arena that opened in 2016 so there's some added excitement for me.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: twosuitsluke on February 03, 2018, 05:50:17 AM
Yep, looks like my first gig of the year is going to be Mogwai tonight  :metal

Also looking likely I'll go see The Faceless on Thursday.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: ProfessorPeart on February 03, 2018, 11:39:24 AM
Updating my list. Unfortunately, there are like 4 or 5 shows between Feb 18-24 that I would love to see but am only doing 2.

Feb. 19th - The Dead Deads at Beat Kitchen
Feb. 23rd - Machine Head at Concord Music Hall
March 3rd - Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers at Subterranean

Am debating doing Pearl Jam at Wrigley again. Really want to but it comes down to $$$.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: efxf on February 03, 2018, 11:37:46 PM
Added to my lineup:

6/2/18 - Journey & Def Leppard
6/16/18 - Gordon Lightfoot
9/16/18 - Elton John

-Stef
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on February 06, 2018, 03:43:45 PM
Just announced and just in time for when I get back from Progpower....

September 10th - Ozzy Osbourne and Stone Sour @ PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel NJ
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: axeman90210 on February 06, 2018, 03:50:50 PM
Considering adding a couple April shows to the docket. Richie Kotzen solo at BB King's on the 19th and then Kamelot at Irving Plaza on the 20th.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on February 06, 2018, 03:57:35 PM
Kamelot at Irving Plaza on the 20th.

do ittttt, I'm really pumped for this show since I also love Delain.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: axeman90210 on February 06, 2018, 06:37:03 PM
Kamelot at Irving Plaza on the 20th.

do ittttt, I'm really pumped for this show since I also love Delain.

Will probably end up checking out the new album when it comes out and deciding then. I really like The Black Halo but I've never really gotten into the rest of their discography. You should consider the Kotzen show seeing as you like Winery Dogs.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Chris Hinton on February 07, 2018, 08:32:15 AM
April -- Dennis DeYoung.

I've been a Styx fan all of my life, but I have no desire to see Styx in their current incarnation.  The live stuff I've seen and heard from DDY sounds fantastic, I can't wait for this show.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on February 07, 2018, 08:39:06 AM
Kamelot at Irving Plaza on the 20th.

do ittttt, I'm really pumped for this show since I also love Delain.

Will probably end up checking out the new album when it comes out and deciding then. I really like The Black Halo but I've never really gotten into the rest of their discography. You should consider the Kotzen show seeing as you like Winery Dogs.

I probably haven't given his solo stuff enough of a chance, but I wasn't really into his latest single so I didn't really dig further. 
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: axeman90210 on February 07, 2018, 10:12:13 AM
Kamelot at Irving Plaza on the 20th.

do ittttt, I'm really pumped for this show since I also love Delain.

Will probably end up checking out the new album when it comes out and deciding then. I really like The Black Halo but I've never really gotten into the rest of their discography. You should consider the Kotzen show seeing as you like Winery Dogs.

I probably haven't given his solo stuff enough of a chance, but I wasn't really into his latest single so I didn't really dig further. 

Ah, fair enough. I haven't actually listened to any of it. I think I'm going to go in blind just based on my love of TWD and his playing/vocals.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on February 07, 2018, 10:16:39 AM
Yea, his singing and guitar work is fantastic in TWD and most people seem to say, if you like that, check out his solo work.  I'd imagine there's stuff there that I would like that I just didn't find in my initial search.  I really doubt I make it for that show, I'm not sure my interest is enough to make it back to back concerts in NYC.  Also, that Saturday 4/21 The Darkness are playing in NJ.  I'd consider that, I loved their debut album, but really kind of forgot about them after that.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Anguyen92 on February 07, 2018, 05:20:08 PM
Found out that Myles Kennedy has released his US dates for his solo tour.  Presale is up right now.  Got the tickets immediately. I am definitely going to his show at the Troubadour in LA.  It may be an hour drive away and on a Sunday, but it's definite no-brainer for me and a must buy.  Seeing Myles play acoustic renditions of songs from everything he's done (Mayfield Four, Alter Bridge, Slash/Myles/Conspirators, and his upcoming solo album, Year of the Tiger) is pure bliss for me.

blabbermouth.net/news/myles-kennedy-announces-u-s-tour-blabbermouth-net-presale-available/ (https://blabbermouth.net/news/myles-kennedy-announces-u-s-tour-blabbermouth-net-presale-available/)

So now, got two shows for the year.

Big Wreck - Constellation Room, Santa Ana, CA - March 9th
Myles Kennedy - The Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA - May 6th
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: ProfessorPeart on February 08, 2018, 08:18:24 AM
April -- Dennis DeYoung.

I've been a Styx fan all of my life, but I have no desire to see Styx in their current incarnation.  The live stuff I've seen and heard from DDY sounds fantastic, I can't wait for this show.

You won't be disappointed. I took my Dad to see him last year to the show he did The Grand Illusion in its entirety at. Dennis was fantastic. He sounded excellent and the band is really cracking. His Tommy Shaw stand-in is just excellent.

I would go again in a heartbeat.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: lonestar on February 08, 2018, 12:54:33 PM
Jan 31 - Intervals @ Oakland Metro Operahouse


Feb 10 - Sabaton @ UC Theater
Mar 4 - Contortionist/Skyharbor @ Cornerstone in Berkeley
Apr 5 - Protest the Hero @ Slim's
May 5 - Tesseract @ UC Theater
May 11 - Steven Wilson @ The Fillmore

Just updating for tesseract
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: SwedishGoose on February 15, 2018, 12:09:07 PM
Now added Progressive Circus 2018
Edit... Added Neal Morse

Concerts booked so far:

2018-02-26 - Stockholm, Circus - Steven Wilson

2018-03-24 - Gothenburg, Concert hall, Gothenburg Symphonic Orchestra with Jennie Abrahamson & Malin Dahlström - A tribute to Kate Bush

2018-04-06 Malmö, Palladium - Peter Hammill

2018-06-05 Stockholm, Södra Teatern - Neal Morse

2018-07-05 Stockholm, Circus - King Crimson
2018-07-06 Stockholm, Circus - King Crimson

2018-08-18 - Stockholm, Friends Arena - Roger Waters

2018-09-29 Malmö, Palladium - Progressive Circus 2018 (Anneke van Giersbergen, Merit Hemmingsson, Yyyyyyyyy & Zzzzzzzz)
One day festival with 4 artists bands. First released name is Anneke van Giersbergen and I am there....
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on February 22, 2018, 04:02:22 PM
My first concert of the year was last weekend.  Caught my favorite ska band and a band I've seen 15 or so times, Less Than Jake at a local venue.  It's been 20 years since my father took me to my first concert which happened to be the same band at the same venue (It was under a different name back then, Hunka Bunk Ballroom is now Starland Ballroom).  I told my parents this over the phone before the show and my dad didn't seem to remember  :lol but I went with my GF and we both had a really fun time.  I stood near the side of the stage before the band went on and got to talk to Buddy (Trombone) and Roger (bass and vocals) right before they went on.  Got a picture with Roger who I shared my first concert story with (and complimented him on his Iron Maiden tshirt).  He said he didn't remember the concert 20 years ago, but while on stage, he referenced the hunka bunka show 20 years ago a few times to the crowd so I'm guessing he used my story to engage the crowd which was pretty cool.  Anyway, a typical really fun and at times, funnny, concert.  A really nice way to start 2018!

Less Than Jake Live @ Starland Ballroom (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fD4qfqrdDZw)

Also, adding The Sons of Apollo show in NYC to my concert list since I missed their NJ show last week.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: pogoowner on February 25, 2018, 02:47:44 PM
Just grabbed tickets to see Myles Kennedy, Turnpike Troubadours, and The Avett Brothers!

2018-01-27 - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (with James McMurtry) - Murat Theatre at Old National Centre, Indianapolis, IN
2018-03-10 - Lights (with Chase Atlantic and DCF) - Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH
2018-03-17 - Turnpike Troubadours (with Bottle Rockets) - Bogart's, Cincinnati, OH
2018-05-12 - Myles Kennedy - The Cowan, Nashville, TN
2018-08-14 - The Avett Brothers - Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, OH

Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: The Curious Orange on February 26, 2018, 02:42:35 AM
Just got a ticket to see some chap called Jordan Rudess at St Pancras New Church, London in April. Apparently he's some sort of keyboard player... ;)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: ErHaO on February 27, 2018, 09:54:22 AM
Thus far, this is my overview:

>Maiden United, 27th of january.

>Australian Pink Floyd, 9th of march.

>Pinkpop Festival (14-17 June), main artists I really want to see:
-Foo Fighters
-Pearl Jam
-A Perfect Circle
-Bruno Mars

>Graspop Festival, 22th of June, main artists I really want to see:
-Ayreon
-Iron Maiden
-Avenged Sevenfold

(still unsure if I can make Graspop due to two weddings of two of my best friends with bachelor parties and all, but I put it in my agenda nontheless).


Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: SwedishGoose on March 01, 2018, 03:36:02 AM
Added VUUR to Progressive Circus 2018 which already had a solo acoustic concert with Anneke van Giersbergen
Added concert with Fish

Seen so far:

2018-02-26 - Stockholm, Circus - Steven Wilson


Concerts booked so far:

2018-03-24 - Gothenburg, Concert hall, Gothenburg Symphonic Orchestra with Jennie Abrahamson & Malin Dahlström - A tribute to Kate Bush

2018-04-06 Malmö, Palladium - Peter Hammill

2018-06-05 Stockholm, Södra Teatern - Neal Morse

2018-07-05 Stockholm, Circus - King Crimson
2018-07-06 Stockholm, Circus - King Crimson

2018-08-18 - Stockholm, Friends Arena - Roger Waters

2018-09-29 Malmö, Palladium - Progressive Circus 2018 (VUUR, Anneke van Giersbergen, Merit Hemmingsson, Yyyyyyyyy)
One day festival with 4 artists bands.

2018-10-07 Stockholm, Fryshuset - Fish
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on March 01, 2018, 06:24:52 AM
VUUR, nice  :metal

adding this to my list:

October 20th - Metallica @ Bryce Jordan Center, University Park PA
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: pogoowner on March 03, 2018, 07:30:59 PM
Added two more Isbell dates to my itinerary.

2018-01-27 - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (with James McMurtry) - Murat Theatre at Old National Centre, Indianapolis, IN
2018-03-10 - Lights (with Chase Atlantic and DCF) - Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH
2018-03-17 - Turnpike Troubadours (with Bottle Rockets) - Bogart's, Cincinnati, OH
2018-05-12 - Myles Kennedy - The Cowan, Nashville, TN
2018-07-17 - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (with Hiss Golden Messenger) - The Rose Music Center, Huber Heights, OH
2018-07-18 - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (with Hiss Golden Messenger) - PNC Pavilion, Cincinnati, OH

2018-08-14 - The Avett Brothers - Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, OH
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Train of Naught on March 04, 2018, 08:22:01 AM
I won't go into too much detail about just how amazing Complexity Fest 2018 was, one of the best weekends I've experienced in a very long time. The crew from The Hirsch Effekt were all really cool and the band performed the best show of the festival, very rare to see such energetic shows from prog bands. Other highlights were The Faceless bringing their old singer (who sings for a new band that also played the festival "John Frum") on stage for one song, SikTh.. well, just being SikTh, God Mother's vocalist climbing the ceiling and hanging with his head facing down like a fucking spiderman while singing, VOLA, and Three Trapped Tigers being my best new discovery.

Tonight: Amenra + Boris :metal

Next week: Trivium + Power Trip + something else on Friday, and Satyricon on Tuesday

Rest of the month: Dance Gavin Dance + Veil of Maya, Epic Mind + Armed Cloud + IDEK, Fu Manchu, Persefone + Defecto + Oddland, and maaaybe Ne Obliviscaris + Allegaeon but don't think so.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Rattlehead on March 04, 2018, 08:29:26 AM
4/29 - Steven Wilson - Playstation Theater - New York, NY

Yup, that's it so far  :lol I'm sure I'll end up going to a few more, but I'm not a huge concert guy unless it's someone I really love.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on March 05, 2018, 12:52:44 PM
Adding

July 31st - Avenged Sevenfold and Prophets of Rage @ PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel NJ
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Samsara on March 06, 2018, 01:28:25 PM
Saw Fates Warning twice in January. Great shows.

The rest of 2018 so far:

Iced Earth/Sanctuary
Sons of Apollo
Myles Kennedy
Helloween
Stryper

The latter two are in September and November, respectively. The summer is wide open. Waiting for something to work with the schedule. I am not a Slayer fan, and have seen Anthrax and Testament many times each, so no on that. And Judas Priest is not close enough during the work week.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: ReaperKK on March 07, 2018, 05:20:42 AM
Nothing really planned today concert wise. My gf wants to go to Barenaked Ladies so we are going to that in July.

One of my favorite guitar players is coming to town but unfortunately I'll be on vacation.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on March 08, 2018, 06:27:12 AM
Nice, the Avenged Sevenfold fan club is free and gives access to presale codes so I scooped up a nice seat with my bdudy for the show this summer.  Really excited for that.

Last weekend I saw Sabaton, Kreator, and Cyhra.  That was an amazing concert, totally worth the trip to Boston for it.  Had a balcony seat so got to watch the crowd go crazy from above.  At one point the mosh pit sat on the floor and started rowing (https://youtu.be/dpV6bJqf8Wg?t=18m10s).  That was amazing!  Next to me on the balcony was a really old lady.  I chatted with her between bands cause I was like "You are into this music?" and she said yes, but it was her sons 18th birthday so she took him and his friends who she was watching in the pit from above  :lol  Anyway, some videos if anyone is interested:

Cyhra - Karma (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiKoBoPmgFI)
Kreator - Enemy of God (Intro has the singer getting a crazy pit going) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuoolo0BfsQ)
Sabaton - Blood of Bannockburn (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PUBrEaQFlI)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: El Barto on March 08, 2018, 01:19:59 PM
At one point the mosh pit sat on the floor and started rowing (https://youtu.be/dpV6bJqf8Wg?t=18m10s).  That was amazing!
Eh, kids today. In my day we just ran around in circles and smashed into each other. Fucking weirdos.

Nowadays I've got no problem being down there amongst 'em, but I use their disruption to my advantage to work my way up to the front. Easier to be in front of them than along the periphery. At Gojira a while back the security guys up front would all point when somebody was coming over from behind. Never seen that before but it was damned helpful. Kept you from getting kicked in the head from behind and allowed you to help shove them along.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Kattelox on March 08, 2018, 02:06:04 PM
So I got Kamelot April 27th, ProgPower early September, Helloween Pumpkins United on September 10th, Angra September 20th... and potentially Tyr and Orphaned Land sometime in May. And HammerFall is still up in the air for June. :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Lethean on March 08, 2018, 03:28:43 PM
Samsara, I think you forgot to add Angra to your list.  :)  In fact I think most people have.  If you live in the States or Canada, they might be coming your way, and I highly recommend checking them out.  They tentatively tried to tour North America years ago, and things went so poorly that they never tried again, until now.  I think the problems the first time around were largely due to bad promotion and a different climate, but whatever the case, I say we make them feel more welcome this time around.

For me - Angra, ProgPower USA, King's X, possibly Michael Schenker, Tesseract, and probably a few I'm forgetting.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Train of Naught on March 09, 2018, 06:53:53 AM
Man, I got a huge dilemma right now, maybe people who have seen either band live could help me out.

Already have tickets for Persefone on the 30th, but turns out someone got Anciients to play in a really cool venue in Utrecht on the same day (dB's). I'm leaning towards selling my Persefone ticket and going to Anciients, if I can even get rid of that ticket (demand seems to be pretty low), thoughts?
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: twosuitsluke on March 09, 2018, 07:18:57 AM
Who's support for the respective shows? Going on the strength of their latest album I'd personally choose Persefone. That being said, I would like to see Anciients as well. So yea, dependant on support bands, I'd go for Persefone.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on March 09, 2018, 07:29:34 AM
At one point the mosh pit sat on the floor and started rowing (https://youtu.be/dpV6bJqf8Wg?t=18m10s).  That was amazing!
Eh, kids today. In my day we just ran around in circles and smashed into each other. Fucking weirdos.

Nowadays I've got no problem being down there amongst 'em, but I use their disruption to my advantage to work my way up to the front. Easier to be in front of them than along the periphery. At Gojira a while back the security guys up front would all point when somebody was coming over from behind. Never seen that before but it was damned helpful. Kept you from getting kicked in the head from behind and allowed you to help shove them along.

 :lol yea the rest of the moshing was normal and the security at a lot of events have been much better with the crowd surfing from my experiences as well
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Train of Naught on March 09, 2018, 08:12:09 AM
Who's support for the respective shows? Going on the strength of their latest album I'd personally choose Persefone. That being said, I would like to see Anciients as well. So yea, dependant on support bands, I'd go for Persefone.
Didn't know of Anciients but just looked it up and it's Black Wizard (they're doom rock, compared to Black Sabbath on the FB event). Persefone supports are Defecto and Oddland (checked the new Defecto and thought it was alright, I've known one song off their debut since the release and love it "Sovereign" but otherwise not huge on them. Don't know Oddland)

I will probably not even get rid of the Persefone ticket so probably going to that, the thing is I'll be going alone, and some friends will go to Anciients so it will probably be more fun overall. Aathma was fantastic though, I don't have any doubt that I'll have a great evening either way.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: twosuitsluke on March 09, 2018, 08:16:26 AM
and some friends will go to Anciients so it will probably be more fun overall.

This is vital information you held back  :lol I'd probably want to go to the show with friends (even though I do go to gigs solo) though.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Train of Naught on March 09, 2018, 08:35:49 AM
Same here, these days I almost go to concerts on a weekly basis though, and pretty much always with others. Last time I went solo is like a year ago already, but it was great fun (Soen's Lykaia tour). Other vital information I held back is that I know the person who booked Anciients and I can probably get in for free :lol so I'm pretty sure that if I'm able to sell the Persefone ticket, I'll go with Anciients.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: pogoowner on March 09, 2018, 08:26:11 PM
Going to see Avenged Sevenfold and Prophets of Rage!

2018-01-27 - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (with James McMurtry) - Murat Theatre at Old National Centre, Indianapolis, IN
2018-03-10 - Lights (with Chase Atlantic and DCF) - Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH
2018-03-17 - Turnpike Troubadours (with Bottle Rockets) - Bogart's, Cincinnati, OH
2018-05-12 - Myles Kennedy - The Cowan, Nashville, TN
2018-07-17 - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (with Hiss Golden Messenger) - The Rose Music Center, Huber Heights, OH
2018-07-18 - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (with Hiss Golden Messenger) - PNC Pavilion, Cincinnati, OH
2018-08-04 - Avenged Sevenfold with Prophets of Rage - Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
2018-08-14 - The Avett Brothers - Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, OH
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Anguyen92 on March 10, 2018, 10:21:57 PM
So, I went to see Big Wreck, yesterday in Santa Ana.

I enjoyed the show a good amount.  They were playing their debut album, In Loving Memory Of... in full and the funny thing.  The studio album was 13 songs and about one hour.  They played 14 songs (they included a bonus track called Ill Advice) and the entire main set lasted for 85 minutes and despite certain self-indulging guitar moments (in which Ian Thornley stated it himself in the show.  He can't help himself in those moments.  He just has to do it and take the audience along for the ride), they were great.  Ian Thornley is such a great guitarist.  They also played Albatross (one of my favorites from them along with Under the Lighthouse which they included in the main set) and Thornley's Come Again in the encore.  Crowd went crazy over That Song, Blown Wide Open, and The Oaf.

Now a couple of notes.  One, when I got in line to see Big Wreck outside of the Constellation room (there were two rooms, that room, and the main Observatory), I noticed that there was a lot of younger people in line (they were there to see EDM guy name Eden, don't know).  I'm thinking there is no way they are all here to see Big Wreck, but I can't be the only guy in line to see Big Wreck.  Turned out, before the doors open, I was actually the first guy in line for Big Wreck when one of the security guys said, "whose here for Big Wreck?" I'm like I am, and then he told me, "You're in the wrong line." and there were no lines for Big Wreck, so he formed a line where I was the only guy there to get in when the doors opened.  On the plus side, I was in front of the barrier, first that's ever happened to me, and whilst there was probably 1,000 people in the main hall, around 200 or so was there for Big Wreck, but as Ian stated it, "It was a small crowd, but a fierce crowd."  After almost every song, people was screaming, "I LOVE THAT F'EN SONG." after every song.  Mainly since they have a song titled "That Song."

Two, while the guitar prowess of Big Wreck is great, the guitars mixing was not as optimal.  Brian Doherty's guitar tone was really overpowering everyone else's instruments (Ian Thornley's vocals included where I can barely hear him).  This was horribly noticeable, since the opening band, Jesse Roper, had a great sound mix with him on guitars and vocals, plus drums, bass, and a keyboardist.  An English guy in the crowd next to me, after the main set was done, told me, "You couldn't hear the vocals as much as well right?" confirming that the mixing was horrible.

One of the more heartwarming moments I have ever seen at a concert was when there was a girl in the front with her parents and Brian Doherty gave her a pick and then she got a drum stick, AND THEN Ian Thornley gave her a guitar pick as well and he joked about giving her his guitar and made the motion of doing so, but he stated, "Let's not go too far, I need this to play."  That was a nice moment to see up close and front.

So yeah, whilst I had a fun time and the band played great and Ian Thornley is a great guitar wizard, and it was a good crowd that really knows their music (especially prog metal, where the British guy I mentioned stated that he saw DT with Periphery in 2012 during the UK leg of the ADTOE tour, and there was this die hard Big Wreck fan that's a huge Devin Townsend fan), the fact that the sound mix was not great, I have to rate this concert a little on the downside of the shows I've been to which is ranked the following.

1a and 1b. (Breaking Benjamin and Halestorm in 2017 at the House of Blues in October.  Both shows were the top tier for me.  No question.)
2. Alter Bridge (Wiltern Theater 2014)
3. Foo Fighters (The Forum 2015)
4. Shinedown (LA County Fair 2013)
5. Big Wreck (The Constellation Room 2018)
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6. Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators (Pechanga Theater 2014).  The band played incredible, but that crowd was the worst crowd that I have ever been to and that really soured my experience.

So, upcoming shows for me.

Myles Kennedy (The Troubadour in LA).  Easy for me to get excited about that.  Great solo album.  I've seen some setlists he did in South Africa and they look great and I'm hoping it gets better once he gets in more songs from Year of the Tiger.  The one thing I hope is that my hearing of him talking in-between songs does not sound like he is on helium like I hear on the other times I saw him with AB and Slash.

I may do the following shows depending on certain factors.

Nightwish (The City National Grove of Anaheim).  It's a super close venue near me, but I don't know too much of their material, and I just can't justify spending $80.00 on it when I spent $25 each on Big Wreck and Myles Kennedy.  Maybe, I may get lucky and see if tickets go lower to like $50.00 at some point?  I don't know.

Evanescence with Lindsey Stirling (FivePoint Amphitheater in Irvine, CA).  I always liked Lindsey Stirling as a musician and violinist, she's got some cool sounds and songs and good choreography in her live shows, but I've tried to get into Evanescence and I just don't enjoy that band like I would their contemporaries (Breaking Benjamin, Shinedown, and even Seether), but it seems like a band that I should be into.  So, that one may also be a last minute decision.  Anyway, thanks for anyone that read this long post at this point.  It's mainly a train of thought post about concerts in 2018 for me.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Train of Naught on March 11, 2018, 07:10:17 AM
Trivium and Power Trip last night was great. Missed the firs support though (Venom Prison I believe they're called) but I'm not too bummed about that.

Definitely gonna give Power Trip more playtime, they're exactly the type of sound I look for if I'm in the mood for thrashmetal (which isn't extremely often, but sometimes I dig it). Was veeery happy with the Trivium setlist, they played my 2 favourite songs of the new album, and the song that got me into this band in the first place. Moshpits weren't too aggressive which is always nice for people of my posture :lol and the audience overall was great too.

Next up kind of a weird one, Dance Gavin Dance + Veil of Maya on the 15th. Veil of Maya are amazing, and their last album might even be better than Matriarch. Honestly feel like just leaving after Veil of Maya, DGD have a couple of cool songs but most of their music sounds really annoying to me. Doubt I'll enjoy them very much live, as long as they play Young Robot I guess I'm a happy man.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: kingshmegland on March 11, 2018, 07:18:22 AM
I just saw Eric Johnson live this past Friday.

I've got Steven Wilson in April.
RoSfest in May
Trying to talk my brother into seeing Umphries McGee in May.
And Progfest in October.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Tomislav95 on March 11, 2018, 07:20:42 AM
Trivium and Power Trip last night was great. Missed the firs support though (Venom Prison I believe they're called) but I'm not too bummed about that.

Definitely gonna give Power Trip more playtime, they're exactly the type of sound I look for if I'm in the mood for thrashmetal (which isn't extremely often, but sometimes I dig it). Was veeery happy with the Trivium setlist, they played my 2 favourite songs of the new album, and the song that got me into this band in the first place. Moshpits weren't too aggressive which is always nice for people of my posture :lol and the audience overall was great too.

Next up kind of a weird one, Dance Gavin Dance + Veil of Maya on the 15th. Veil of Maya are amazing, and their last album might even be better than Matriarch. Honestly feel like just leaving after Veil of Maya, DGD have a couple of cool songs but most of their music sounds really annoying to me. Doubt I'll enjoy them very much live, as long as they play Young Robot I guess I'm a happy man.
I didn't buy a ticket yet but I think I'll see Trivium (on April 1st). The only downside is I have to go alone and it's always more fun with company :-\
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Train of Naught on March 11, 2018, 07:29:52 AM
Very true. I actually went alone last night but luckily ran into a friend. You should definitely go. Do you know Power Trip? Also seems like something you would enjoy!

Two bands are playing on April 1st in the same venue and I want to see both.. Bell Witch and Rolo Tomassi. Will probably go with Rolo Tomassi though
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Tomislav95 on March 11, 2018, 08:17:09 AM
Very true. I actually went alone last night but luckily ran into a friend. You should definitely go. Do you know Power Trip? Also seems like something you would enjoy!
I definitely heard of them before so I might have checked them back when I was into thrash more.
Actually, I have a few friends who love Trivium (and they were listening to them before I did) but all of them are studying somewhere else. And April 1st is Easter so I don't think they'll choose to go to Trivium insead of home :lol
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: ProfessorPeart on March 12, 2018, 08:00:51 PM
Weird year. Got the Robb is going to try and sing Machine Head show. Had to miss Roger Clyne as the wife came down ill.

She just mentioned that Halestorm / In This Moment / New Years Day are playing Rockford in May. Going to try to hit that show up when tickets go on sale this week. Love all 3 bands.

Feb. 19th - The Dead Deads at Beat Kitchen
Feb. 23rd - Machine Head at Concord Music Hall
March 3rd - Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers at Subterranean (missed)
May 16th - Halestorm / In This Moment / New Years Day at BMO Harris Bank Center (pending tickets)

Missing a few shows due to venue hatred. Would love to see Mastodon/Primus and Avenged/Prophets but my extreme venue hatred prevents me from buying. Struck out on Pearl Jam at Wrigley. Might miss the SOA show at the Arcada for the Halestorm show. The SOA show is also the day after I return from a business trip in Vegas. I will be pretty beat.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: kingshmegland on March 12, 2018, 08:07:59 PM
I have a friend that never misses Roger Clyne.  Obsessed 
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: ProfessorPeart on March 12, 2018, 08:15:25 PM
I have a friend that never misses Roger Clyne.  Obsessed

That's also us. I was a fan of The Refreshments from the get-go. Then followed the renamed (current) band. Got my wife hooked big time. We have seen them more times that I can count right now. Might be the artist we have seen the most. Always a fantastic show.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: pogoowner on March 14, 2018, 07:25:48 PM
Grabbed a ticket to see Paramore this summer!

2018-01-27 - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (with James McMurtry) - Murat Theatre at Old National Centre, Indianapolis, IN
2018-03-10 - Lights (with Chase Atlantic and DCF) - Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH
2018-03-17 - Turnpike Troubadours (with Bottle Rockets) - Bogart's, Cincinnati, OH
2018-05-12 - Myles Kennedy - The Cowan, Nashville, TN
2018-07-01 - Paramore (with Foster the People) - Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park, Indianapolis, IN
2018-07-17 - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (with Hiss Golden Messenger) - The Rose Music Center, Huber Heights, OH
2018-07-18 - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (with Hiss Golden Messenger) - PNC Pavilion, Cincinnati, OH
2018-08-04 - Avenged Sevenfold with Prophets of Rage - Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
2018-08-14 - The Avett Brothers - Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, OH
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: ProfessorPeart on March 15, 2018, 07:30:30 PM
Feb. 19th - The Dead Deads at Beat Kitchen
Feb. 23rd - Machine Head at Concord Music Hall
March 3rd - Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers at Subterranean (missed)
May 16th - Halestorm / In This Moment / New Years Day at BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford (confirmed with ridiculously good seats)

Thinking about:

Aug. 11th - Mastodon / Halestorm - Illinois State Fair

This would be a road trip with a potential overnight stay. Nearly a 3 hour drive for me. Never been to our State Fair, only been to Wisconsin's. Would love to top it off with an evening of Mastodon and Halestorm.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Train of Naught on March 16, 2018, 02:12:44 AM
My latest edition to the gig-list, check this out guys, it's the coolest thing ever :lol
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Nadat Sleep de laatste feedback door de versterkers heeft laten gieren gaan we nog even door met de free-for-all Sleepover afterparty. De foyer van Pandora toveren we om tot een sleazy rock ’n roll feestje met DJ’s Walter Roadburn en Brent. Verwacht de beste heavymetal en hardrock klassiekers tot in de vroege uurtjes!

So what it is: Sleep is playing in Utrecht, the stoner band. After their set, the venue decided to host a Sleep-over party, allowing everyone to stay for the night. I know with hundreds of others and DJs playing there's probably not much sleep happening, but the concept wsas super cool.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: axeman90210 on March 16, 2018, 10:41:30 AM
1/20- Umphrey's McGee- Beacon Theater, New York NY- I saw these guys about 8 or 9 years ago and I've been trying to catch another show since. These guys can flat out play, and they're clearly having a blast on stage
2/15- Sons of Apollo- House of Independents, Asbury Park NJ- Decent show, cool to see them in a small venue
4/19- Richie Kotzen- BB King's, New York NY
4/28- Steven Wilson- Playstation Theater, New York NY
4/29- Steven Wilson- Playstation Theater, New York NY
Sons of Apollo- Playstation Theater, New York NY
6/30- Umphrey's McGee- Stone Pony Summer Stage, Asbury Park NJ

Updated list. Sadly had to bail on the G3 tour at the very last minute last month. I've also got Buckethead and Kamelot still more in the maybe category.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Stadler on March 16, 2018, 10:47:43 AM
3/25 - The Musical Box
4/25 - Night Ranger
7/?   - Uli Jon Roth (not sure which show I will go see)

I'm going to try to get to see Myles, and I'll probably go to Sons.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Samsara on March 16, 2018, 11:34:18 AM
Just picked up a ticket for Angra in September.

Here's the remainder of 2018 (after seeing Fates Warning twice, and Iced Earth/Sanctuary):

The Sword - March
Sons of Apollo - April
Myles Kennedy - May
Helloween - September -  :metal :metal :metal :metal
Angra - September
Stryper - November

>>>I am sure a few more will be added to the list as we go along in 2018...

Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: chknptpie on March 30, 2018, 07:36:11 AM
Been a while since I updated...  got quite a bit on the "possible attendance" list but just not sure yet.

2018-01-20 Unwritten Law
2018-01-31 Anti-Flag
2018-04-24 Less Than Jake/Face to Face
2018-04-29 Sum 41
2018-05-05 Sabroso Festival (Offspring, Pennywise and more)
2018-05-27 Subhumans


2018-06-19 New Found Glory
2018-08-12 Coheed and Cambria/Taking Back Sunday
Haven't decided yet for this one - 2018-09-11 Social Distortion
Still a maybe for this one - 2018-09-12 O.A.R
2018-09-15 Rise Against, AFI, Anti-Flag @ Red Rocks, because FUCK YEAH!
2018-09-30 Goo Goo Dolls - Dizzy Up The Girl 20th Anniversary Tour
Not sure about this one either - 2018-10-25 Agent Orange & UK Subs
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on March 30, 2018, 07:48:04 AM
Lots of punk for you this year

Speaking of punk, likely adding this to my concert list this summer:

August 5th - Rise Against, AFI, and Anti-Flag @ Stone Pony Summerstage, Asbury Park NJ
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: chknptpie on March 30, 2018, 09:32:29 AM
Lots of punk for you this year

Speaking of punk, likely adding this to my concert list this summer:

August 5th - Rise Against, AFI, and Anti-Flag @ Stone Pony Summerstage, Asbury Park NJ

Yeah, some of these shows are bands I never saw before but have loved for many years. I'm pretty excited.

I'm sad the show you mentioned isn't coming to AZ. I might have to fit in a road trip to go to it.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Anguyen92 on March 30, 2018, 11:54:43 AM
Lots of punk for you this year

Speaking of punk, likely adding this to my concert list this summer:

August 5th - Rise Against, AFI, and Anti-Flag @ Stone Pony Summerstage, Asbury Park NJ

Yeah, some of these shows are bands I never saw before but have loved for many years. I'm pretty excited.

I'm sad the show you mentioned isn't coming to AZ. I might have to fit in a road trip to go to it.

That bill is playing in Irvine, CA at the FivePoint Amphitheater.  I didn't know Rise Against was big enough to do an amphitheater as the last act.  I would think they are certainly more than suitable enough to play the Anaheim House of Blues.  Don't know if I want to go.  I do like Rise Against a fair amount, but I'm not the kind of guy that would go to this kind of show....... if that makes any sense.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on March 30, 2018, 12:09:37 PM
Lots of punk for you this year

Speaking of punk, likely adding this to my concert list this summer:

August 5th - Rise Against, AFI, and Anti-Flag @ Stone Pony Summerstage, Asbury Park NJ

Yeah, some of these shows are bands I never saw before but have loved for many years. I'm pretty excited.

I'm sad the show you mentioned isn't coming to AZ. I might have to fit in a road trip to go to it.

That bill is playing in Irvine, CA at the FivePoint Amphitheater.  I didn't know Rise Against was big enough to do an amphitheater as the last act.  I would think they are certainly more than suitable enough to play the Anaheim House of Blues.  Don't know if I want to go.  I do like Rise Against a fair amount, but I'm not the kind of guy that would go to this kind of show....... if that makes any sense.

I'm going for AFI.  They've sold out their local shows here lately in mid size venues.  I'm not too familiar with Rise Against, and I've seen Anti-Flag countless times now but they have some draw here in NJ.  This venue is a bit smaller than an amphitheater though, but still bigger than what any of those would play without this tour package.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: twosuitsluke on March 30, 2018, 02:33:10 PM
All that punk  :hefdaddy
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Train of Naught on March 30, 2018, 04:01:03 PM
Persefone was awesome! Defecto and Oddland had some issues with the drum sound I think, sounded really weird. One guy outside after Defecto saying it fit their name cracked me up

Persefone played Stillness is Timeless for the first time on the entire tour (and I believe ever?) and that's my favourite song by them :metal so I'm going home a happy man. Also there were only like 70 people roughly, felt really weird for a band with their size/popularity but it made the show more intimate and awesome
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: ReaperKK on March 30, 2018, 06:21:10 PM
Got my first show on the list that I’m really looking forward to going:

April 27th - Michael Kelsey @ The Evening Muse
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: lonestar on March 30, 2018, 08:01:23 PM
Insomnium with Oceans of Slumber opening in June... Color me there!!!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: kingshmegland on March 30, 2018, 08:08:14 PM
Go old-school and see David Crosby solo live in June
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Train of Naught on March 31, 2018, 06:43:22 PM
This is probably not something you guys are interested in, but if any of the dutch DTF'ers want to go see Bell Witch or Rolo Tomassi tomorrow, let me know and I'll put you on the guestlist. This goes for any concert in Patronaat by the way, as long as you let me know in advance. Except for maybe Elder, because a lot of friends want to go there as well and already let me know.

Also mostly @ home, I figured you may wanna go to Elder and Caspian and they play one day after eachother, so if you want to crash at my place those 1 or 2 days you can let me know, and I'll put you on the Caspian gl and maybe Elder too if we have a leftover spot :tup
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: lonestar on March 31, 2018, 08:32:13 PM
Ok, making it semi official....


Progstock- Oct 5,6,7 in Jersey. IQ, Enchant, and Mystery

Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: axeman90210 on March 31, 2018, 08:33:37 PM
Hell yes, epic Jersey meetup :metal :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: lonestar on March 31, 2018, 09:11:55 PM
 :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on April 01, 2018, 12:30:27 PM
Hell yes, epic Jersey meetup :metal :metal

Yea, I don't know any of these bands and probably not going to the festival but this is in my backyard so we got to do a meet up.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Nachtmerrie on April 01, 2018, 12:54:31 PM
I went to Ne Obliviscaris in Eindhoven (Netherlands) yesterday and saw one of the most intense shows I've been to in the last few years.
The songs sound great in a live setting and both the musicians and the vocalist really deliver.
Really special band which I only discoverd a few months ago but one of my favorites right now.

Go see them when they are playing in your town!

Next is G3 in 2 weeks.

2018 will be a great live-year
1-18 Fates Warning
1-28 Arch Enemy
3-31 Ne Obliviscaris
4-14 G3
6-12 Neal Morse
7-15 Dynamo Metal Meeting (with Sons of Apollo and Leprous)
10-1 Halestorm
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: home on April 02, 2018, 07:15:38 AM
Also mostly @ home, I figured you may wanna go to Elder and Caspian and they play one day after eachother, so if you want to crash at my place those 1 or 2 days you can let me know, and I'll put you on the Caspian gl and maybe Elder too if we have a leftover spot :tup

That would be really cool! I'm not sure I will go to Elder tho, next period is going to be really busy, and I also have GIAA and Olafur Arnalds the week after, and Bevrijdingsfestival the week before. But if I can afford to skip classes the day Caspian plays I'lll let you know. :azn:

Also thanks for the guest list offer! but I already have tickets for Caspian. Really looking forward to that show  :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: kingshmegland on April 02, 2018, 08:08:47 AM
Ok, making it semi official....


Progstock- Oct 5,6,7 in Jersey. IQ, Enchant, and Mystery

AWWEEEEEEEE YEEAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Tomislav95 on April 03, 2018, 01:36:42 AM
I saw Trivium with Venom Prison and Power Trip on Sunday. Venom Prison wasn't my kind of music (death metal) and they were way too loud for opener. Due to my sensitivity to loud music, I stayed back (almost) the whole concert. Power Trip sounded awesome from there. (BTW check them out if you like thrash metal, I think everyone there enjoyed it).
Main act of the evening, Trivium, was great as well. I loved their dualing guitars and vocals (clean + harsh or harsh+ harsh ;), lead guitarist is insane, drummer is the best they ever had. I expected Heafy to sound worse live (I heard some stuff lol) but he's fine when he's in his range and growls are pretty good. One of the highlights were Heart From Your Hate and Beyond Oblivion, back to back, audience went nuts. I guess it was because Easter, venue wasn't really full and there was open pit for moshing in the middle (and also, that venue is really wide and short) so I could easily get all the way ahead during last song of the encore (In Waves), it was fun :laugh: Also, I caught Matt's pick :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: lonestar on April 03, 2018, 02:06:54 PM
Alestorm and Gloryhammer announced US tour, stopping by Oakland 9/14. Oh yeah...
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on April 03, 2018, 06:16:49 PM
Alestorm and Gloryhammer announced US tour, stopping by Oakland 9/14. Oh yeah...

Yea, saw this as well, coming to NYC, but I am seeing both at ProgPower.  Wouldn't be against seeing Alestorm again, but I'm not sure it'll be a different set at all (Progpower usually gives bands at least an hour set) so not sure I'll see that show on a Tuesday night.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: lonestar on April 03, 2018, 07:45:16 PM
Yeah, god bless PPUSA, we get such great tours in Sept now because of that festival. Last year it was Haken, Orphaned Land/Pain. Can't wait to see what other bands tour.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on April 04, 2018, 07:05:11 AM
Yeah, god bless PPUSA, we get such great tours in Sept now because of that festival. Last year it was Haken, Orphaned Land/Pain. Can't wait to see what other bands tour.

Yea, also Tarja is playing in NYC right before ProgPower.  A lot of the bigger bands at ProgPower end up making a NA tour surrounding that show, which helps the rest of the country get to see these bands.  Was wondering when more acts would start announcing tours.  We also have Angra doing the same.  I know JLB said he wanted to base a tour around PPUSA, but I'm not sure what's going on with that anymore.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: jingle.boy on April 04, 2018, 05:53:30 PM
Yeah, god bless PPUSA, we get such great tours in Sept now because of that festival. Last year it was Haken, Orphaned Land/Pain. Can't wait to see what other bands tour.

I was holding out for Vanden Plas last year.  I was disappoint.

So far this year, Angra are on the docket.  I'm also on the lookout for Redemption, Nocturnal Rites, Manimal, Labyrinth and Triosphere.

Oh, and I'm in like Flynn for ProgStock
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: SwedishGoose on April 07, 2018, 08:04:56 AM
Was in Malmö yesterday to see Peter Hammill.
Great show that covered about half of his solo catalogue. Just PH a grand piano or an acoustic guitar.... very nice

Was the same promotor as for Progressive Circus 2018.
He told us that iamthemorning is now officially booked for the festival.
Gonna be great.... VUUR, iamthemorning and Anneke van Giersbergen solo.... great evening

Seen so far:

2018-02-26 - Stockholm, Circus - Steven Wilson

2018-03-24 - Gothenburg, Concert hall, Gothenburg Symphonic Orchestra with Jennie Abrahamson & Malin Dahlström - A tribute to Kate Bush

2018-04-06 Malmö, Palladium - Peter Hammill




Concerts booked so far:

2018-06-05 Stockholm, Södra Teatern - Neal Morse

2018-07-05 Stockholm, Circus - King Crimson
2018-07-06 Stockholm, Circus - King Crimson

2018-08-18 - Stockholm, Friends Arena - Roger Waters

2018-09-29 Malmö, Palladium - Progressive Circus 2018 (VUUR, iamthemorning, Anneke van Giersbergen, Merit Hemmingsson)
One day festival with 4 artists bands.

2018-10-07 Stockholm, Fryshuset - Fish
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Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on April 07, 2018, 08:54:24 AM
Taking my GF for date night at the sold out Bon Jovi concert this evening.  We had a blast last year so really looking forward to the show tonight. 
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Train of Naught on April 07, 2018, 01:33:30 PM
Also mostly @ home, I figured you may wanna go to Elder and Caspian and they play one day after eachother, so if you want to crash at my place those 1 or 2 days you can let me know, and I'll put you on the Caspian gl and maybe Elder too if we have a leftover spot :tup

That would be really cool! I'm not sure I will go to Elder tho, next period is going to be really busy, and I also have GIAA and Olafur Arnalds the week after, and Bevrijdingsfestival the week before. But if I can afford to skip classes the day Caspian plays I'lll let you know. :azn:

Also thanks for the guest list offer! but I already have tickets for Caspian. Really looking forward to that show  :metal
I found out Caspian is on the same day I have tickets for: The Ocean, Rosetta and Telepathy. I prefer all 3 bands over Caspian :lol that's how much I love this line-up. So unfortunately have to pass on Caspian. Maybe you're interested in Russian Circles? Believe they play near the end of May
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: home on April 08, 2018, 03:06:46 AM
Pff Caspian is better than all three ;) Also not sure if I can go to Russian Circles yet, as that's in a very busy period. But I'll see you at GIAA for shure, and possibly at Elder!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Train of Naught on April 08, 2018, 03:27:47 AM
Oh shit, completely forgot about GIAA, gonna get tickets when ome DUO gives me my money again, definitely want to see them again . Gonna see if I can convince some of my Haarlem buds to join us this time (doubt it though, 21 euros is a lot for us compared to most gigs we go to and they're not huge GIAA fans). Elder I will definitely be attending, would be awesome! But I understand school comes first
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on April 09, 2018, 10:12:28 AM
Such a fun time at Bon Jovi last weekend.  My gf and I had a good time seeing him last year so figured I'd pick up some tickets for this year as a fun concert to go to together on a Saturday night.  My tickets were in the nosebleeds since it was already about $90 for the cheap seats and I didn't want to spend more than that for a band who only has a handful of songs I really enjoy.  Anyway, it appears we timed our beer/bathroom run just right.  Right after they played You Give Love A Bad Name (3rd song) and while I was in the bathroom, someone from the venue approached my gf waiting outside for me.  Asked her "Is it just you and the guy in the bathroom?  Do you want seat upgrades?"  I heard my GF yelling for me while I was pissing.  I was really confused, but happy to find out the good news when I saw our new tickets.  We got upgraded to row 20 in the front floor section!  Got a nice private elevator ride down from the nose bleeds to the floor and shown to our seats up front.  I couldn't believe it.  Bon Jovi sung a couple songs from the crowd, right near our new seats.  Couldn't of asked for a better experience.  Pretty similar set (just a couple song changes) from last year and we also got Runaway (my favorite Bon Jovi song) for his encore.  Speaking of encore, right before he finished the last song of the set, we rushed the aisle down to the front.  The security came and kicked everyone else who followed back to their seats, but not us.  We got to stay up close in the aisle for the entire encore  :metal Also worth noting that Bon Jovi concerts would be a great place for a single older male to pick up girls. 

Bon Jovi Live at Sold Out Prudential Center (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ca9IH5zvCY)
and some time stamps:
The moment after getting the upgrade (https://youtu.be/-ca9IH5zvCY?t=9m1s)
Bon Jovi grabs a lady from the crowd to hold and sing to (https://youtu.be/-ca9IH5zvCY?t=19m55s)
Shortly after that as he heads back to the stage, he does one stop right by me and takes in the crowd.  I think this is my favorite clip of the evening.  He looks so happy. (https://youtu.be/-ca9IH5zvCY?t=21m)
Making our way up front for the encore (Runaway/Wanted Dead of Alive/Living on a Prayer (https://youtu.be/-ca9IH5zvCY?t=30m25s)

And just announced today that 311 and Offspring are touring together this summer so adding to my list :metal :metal

August 22nd - 311 and Offspring @ PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel NJ
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Architeuthis on April 09, 2018, 04:15:35 PM
Just saw Nightwish last night in Portland Oregon, awesome show!   Hopefully Sons of Apollo April 30th in Seattle, and Journey/Def Leppard at The Gorge in September
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: twosuitsluke on April 12, 2018, 01:02:01 PM
Just bought tickets to see Protest the Hero and Norma Jean, with some buddies, in July  :metal pretty stoked for this one actually. Haven't been to anywhere near enough gigs this year.

Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: ReaperKK on April 12, 2018, 07:08:19 PM
Oh damn Protest The Hero! I haven't listened to them in a long time.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: twosuitsluke on April 12, 2018, 07:22:52 PM
Oh damn Protest The Hero! I haven't listened to them in a long time.

They are apparently playing the whole of Fortress live, as it's the 10 year anniversary  :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: efxf on April 13, 2018, 05:58:59 AM
Not metal, but Wednesday night I saw Straight No Chaser in concert, an entertaining a cappella group:

https://youtu.be/E4-bBP5XnAk

Next week I'm seeing a touring production of Jersey Boys.

-Stef
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on April 13, 2018, 07:47:13 AM
My local amphitheater is doing a sale on a few of the metal shows this summer with $13 lawn tickets for Friday the 13th.  So I scooped one up for this show that I don't really like either band, but feel there's potential to be some serious drama:

July 24th - Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson @ PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel NJ
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: ProfessorPeart on April 14, 2018, 06:43:31 PM
Feb. 19th - The Dead Deads at Beat Kitchen
Feb. 23rd - Machine Head at Concord Music Hall
March 3rd - Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers at Subterranean (missed)
May 16th - Halestorm / In This Moment / New Years Day at BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford (confirmed with ridiculously good seats)
August 18th - Pearl Jam at Wrigley Field

A buddy got me a hookup with some great seats at face value for Pearl Jam. Couldn't pass it up.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: efxf on April 24, 2018, 11:05:27 PM
Saw Rocktopia on Broadway this past Sunday.  Great show, though its run will end on 4/29.  They allowed pictures but no video, however I did capture the encore at the very end:

Rhapsody In Blue (Gershwin)/Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen) - https://youtu.be/0D6flmx-hss

My photo album (Facebook):

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10216702589823467.1073742253.1423022519&type=1&l=ede935b53a

-Stef
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: chknptpie on April 25, 2018, 07:30:42 AM
I'm in this video - left edge of the pool. I got soaked during their set, moved to the back of the pool for Face to Face to dry off lol
https://www.facebook.com/lessthanjake/videos/10155757783046312/
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on April 25, 2018, 07:36:16 AM
I'm in this video - left edge of the pool. I got soaked during their set, moved to the back of the pool for Face to Face to dry off lol
https://www.facebook.com/lessthanjake/videos/10155757783046312/

I saw this on facebook this morning and was loving it  :lol
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Anguyen92 on April 25, 2018, 03:54:18 PM
Saw the Ticketmaster presale code of this show pop up in my email today.  Immediately got a ticket.

Owl City - House of Blues, Anaheim, CA - October 2nd

I've been listening a lot of Owl City in the last couple of months, and whilst it is different than I usually listen to, I enjoy it a lot.  Owl City has got a new album called Cinematic out in June and I enjoy the songs that Adam Young has released so far in support of that, so that should bode well for the show.

Now for the usual ticket pricing gripe.  I paid a total of $36.00 for the ticket which plus the $3.00 per hr of parking at the HOB, with the first two hours being free as long as the ticket is validated.  I'm fine with paying those prices, no problem.  It's going to be cheaper than seeing Halestorm and Breaking Benjamin (which was both fantastic shows) at the same venue.  However, the face value of the ticket is $25.00 with a $11.00 fee.  WTF???  I don't think that on principle alone, that Ticketmaster/Live Nation should charge their additional fees to be 44% of the face value of the ticket at all.  Like what is that fee going to support and where is the money going towards to warrant that fee?
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on April 25, 2018, 03:58:04 PM
Yea I agree, the fee should be standardized at a certain price point, but below that should be a %.  Unless it's a discounted ticket.  I bought a Rob Zombie/Marilyn Manson ticket for $13 for a Friday the 13th promotion, but the total cost was 25 after fees.  I felt that was more acceptable because of the discount, but otherwise I'd be a bit pissed off at 50% of the cost going to fees.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on April 27, 2018, 07:57:35 AM
Didn't share this here, but last weekend saw Kamelot/Delain/Battle Beast

I shared my thoughts on Kamelot in their thread, but must say I was impressed with Battle Beast.  They came out with something to prove on the small stage.  That lady can sing too.  Not music that I am going to buy, but really dug their live show.

Anyway, something happened at that show that kind of sucked for many.  The doors were at 7:30, Battle Beast went on at 8.  The show was sold out and a line down the street to get in.  I got there at 7:30 on the dot.  I asked security how long the wait would be, he said an hour from when the doors open, which didn't actually open until 7:40, but confirmed if I got on line, I would miss the opener completely.  I had a VIP balconey ticket so I was able to enter the venue on the VIP line before the GA line.  This was clutch and I had no idea my ticket gave me this privilege (thought I just got to watch from the balcony, not early venue access).  However, WTF.  Why do venues create a situation where you will completely miss the first band if you arrive on time?  Not to add that there was another delay, the meet and greets went too long and even though we got into the venue, they didn't open the floor for another 10 minutes.  So at 7:50 we finally got in and Battle Beast went on at 8pm with only 30 people watching.  I felt bad for the band.  People were there but couldn't get in.  Now I understand it takes time for security, but if it takes an hour, then open the doors an hour before the band.  I escaped unharmed personally from this, but now do I need to buy a VIP ticket for any concert where I want to see the opener and know I can't get out of work in time to be there super early?

Anyway, some vids:

Battle Beast - Familiar Hell (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgIWZcFicFI)
Delain - Don't Let Go (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKrs0NcgL3s)
Kamelot - Phantom Divine with Lauren Hart (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrVGL9eCV6E)
Kamelot/Delain/Battle Beast Live Sold Out New York City (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vp_DJceO-So)

and onto this weekend... going to see Sublime with Rome at the Asbury Park Music and Film Festival Saturday night.  In the same building as this concert will also be a Danny Devito Q&A which is kind of cool. 

Going to Denver Monday for work and might be able to catch the same Kamelot/Delain/Battle Beast show Tuesday night.  :metal  I see there are balcony tickets for sale, do I need to buy this?!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: kingshmegland on April 27, 2018, 08:03:19 AM
Steven Wilson tonight then RoSfest next Friday!!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: efxf on April 27, 2018, 09:53:31 AM
Saw Battle Beast, Delain, and Kamelot last night in Pittsburgh.  I was in the front row and it was a fun show!   :metal

Videos:

Battle Beast:
Black Ninja - https://youtu.be/CiKJ1TbFL_0
Beyond the Burning Skies - https://youtu.be/eM9LbClUNus

Delain:
Suckerpunch - https://youtu.be/g1cmmVa595A
The Glory and the Scum - https://youtu.be/faBjMWt1odY
Danse Macabre - https://youtu.be/xrwbHGNtBX4
Fire with Fire - https://youtu.be/Znv_SZNTtIg

Kamelot:
The Mission/Phantom Divine (Shadow Empire) - https://youtu.be/imoo7adGk4k
Here's to the Fall - https://youtu.be/OcUva4LzIwI
RavenLight - https://youtu.be/POxmPFEnPyU
Amnesiac - https://youtu.be/edtW9cjY9cc
Liar Liar (Wasteland Monarchy) - https://youtu.be/BU9fn1l35lg

-Stef
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: ReaperKK on April 28, 2018, 06:55:53 AM
Saw Michael Kelsey last night in a small room here in Charlotte. Wasn't a great turn out with only a handful of people but he put on an incredible show. Bill Toms was the closer who was a guy I haven't heard of but he was pretty good too. All in all it was a good friday night.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Anguyen92 on April 28, 2018, 08:41:39 AM
Don't know if this applies to everyone else in the states, but Groupon is having a deal for the Deep Purple/Judas Priest tour.  Tickets are $35.00 for the 300 sections at the amphitheater in Irvine, CA.  I shall pass on this one since I'm not a fan of either of those guys, but hey, $35.00 to see these guys and have a good night out?  It can be tempting.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: SwedishGoose on April 28, 2018, 09:42:55 AM
Just gotta put this here..so much looking forward to this day

(https://artrock.se/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/propgressive-circus-2018.jpg)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: lonestar on April 29, 2018, 12:01:51 AM
A double dose of Anneke is never a bad thing.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: SwedishGoose on April 29, 2018, 01:49:59 AM
A double dose of Anneke is never a bad thing.

Never seen her live so getting both sides is amazing.
In addition getting iamthemorning who I have never seen live eitger makes this soo great in my book.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on April 29, 2018, 07:14:49 AM
A double dose of Anneke is never a bad thing.

True

Saw Sublime with Rome last night.  Must say I was pretty unimpressed with only playing for about an hour.  For a headlining act, and one I've seen many times before, a 1.5 hour show was expected.  Not just by me, but there was a very large upset fan base last night.  I'll say this though, the performance was better than the past though.  Seems they got a full time touring member to play keys and trombone which gives the songs a bit more life.  They did one other new interesting thing to that made me happy.  For the encore, everyone expected the two hits What I Got and Santaria, which we got, but before that, they played a punk song which was unexpected and resulting in a mosh pit that consumed all the girls who tried to get up close for the hit songs  :lol  Must say, not happy for the show I got for the price I paid, but otherwise I had a good time.

Sublime with Rome Live @ Asbury Park Music and Film Festival (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwkCf09bdR4)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on May 02, 2018, 09:50:25 AM
After a crazy two days getting to Denver and working like a horse, I managed to scrape up whatever energy I had left and went to the same Kamelot/Delain/Battle Beast show I saw a week or two ago in New York City.  This time I enjoyed some of the legal things out here in this part of the world and had some gummy bears.  What an amazing experience.  I was able to park on the street right by the venue for free, got a $30 ticket off a scalper and when I walked in, was able to stand dead center at the rear (but elevated) part of the venue.  I stood there for 3 hours or so and saw the entire show.  I felt very immersed with the light show.  This venue was bigger than NYC and had a larger ceiling (without a chandelier blocking my view too) that allowed me to see the light show much better.  All three bands killed it again although I'd say Battle Beast had a huge following in Denver.  It seemed when I got there, everyone was already there and going nuts for them.  Delain seemed to have the bigger following in NYC though, and maybe about the same for Kamelot... everyone was into them.  I thought Kamelot was a bit tighter than a couple weeks ago as well.  Playing another bunch of shows with the temp replacement drummer would do that.

Kamelot - Sacrimony with Charlotte Wessels and Lauren Hart (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaKld8hlEcg)
Delain - The Hurricane (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbiMyvJam1E)
Battle Beast - Lost in Wars (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCs2eyAfzdM)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: twosuitsluke on May 03, 2018, 12:50:28 PM
So here in the UK, Damnation Festival have announced their line up. (https://www.damnationfestival.co.uk/lineup/) So far only four bands announced but as two of them are Ihsahn and The Ocean there is no way I'm missing this! Fuck, two of my favourite discoveries in the last few years. Looking forward to see who else they announce.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: twosuitsluke on May 04, 2018, 04:26:39 PM
So ArcTangent Festival have added more bands to their line up today:

(https://www.arctangent.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Day-Splits-Complete_FINAL_V2-e1525346545171.jpeg)

Not sure I can really miss this!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: home on May 05, 2018, 05:33:45 AM
Oh wow, that's a pretty sick line-up!

The only festival I've planned this year is one day of Fortarock: Igorrr, Baroness, Opeth, Nightwish, Meshugga, Avatar and Alestorm  :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: SwedishGoose on May 05, 2018, 06:28:29 AM
Moon Safari confirmed as support for Fish in Stockholm.

Seen so far:

2018-02-26 - Stockholm, Circus - Steven Wilson

2018-03-24 - Gothenburg, Concert hall, Gothenburg Symphonic Orchestra with Jennie Abrahamson & Malin Dahlström - A tribute to Kate Bush

2018-04-06 Malmö, Palladium - Peter Hammill




Concerts booked so far:

2018-06-05 Stockholm, Södra Teatern - Neal Morse

2018-07-05 Stockholm, Circus - King Crimson
2018-07-06 Stockholm, Circus - King Crimson

2018-08-18 - Stockholm, Friends Arena - Roger Waters

2018-09-29 Malmö, Palladium - Progressive Circus 2018 (VUUR, iamthemorning, Anneke van Giersbergen, Merit Hemmingsson)
One day festival with 4 artists bands.

2018-10-07 Stockholm, Fryshuset - Moon Safari, Fish
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: lonestar on May 05, 2018, 06:53:01 AM
Fucking stoked for Tesseract tonight  :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: bl5150 on May 05, 2018, 07:04:13 AM
Nothing proggy coming up but after very little for a while, got a few on the horizon


May:  Europe
         Jon Stevens (Noiseworks)

June:  Mr Big/Extreme

August:  Gene Simmons/Ace Frehley

November:   Def Leppard/Scorpions
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: chknptpie on May 05, 2018, 07:51:33 AM
Sabroso Festival tonight!  :metal Taco/Beer/Punk festival FTW
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on May 06, 2018, 05:10:14 PM
Sabroso Festival tonight!  :metal Taco/Beer/Punk festival FTW

How was it?  I missed it by a couple days when I came out here.

Got a ticket for the sold out Primus and Mastadon concert at RED ROCKS  :metal Looking forward to the experience in this amazing venue.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: chknptpie on May 06, 2018, 08:20:23 PM
Sabroso Festival tonight!  :metal Taco/Beer/Punk festival FTW

How was it?  I missed it by a couple days when I came out here.

Got a ticket for the sold out Primus and Mastadon concert at RED ROCKS  :metal Looking forward to the experience in this amazing venue.

I forgot to add in Lucha Libre above...

There was a lot of PA system issues which were not too horrible during the day. But for The Offspring, the sound cut out completely probably 10 times. It was brutal. Other than that, it was a lot of fun in the hot sun. Didn't run out of water like they did at Punk in Drublic, way more port-o-poty's too. Only 3 bruises, 2 cuts and lost my glasses at one point, but found them unbroken!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: lonestar on May 06, 2018, 11:22:52 PM
TesseracT is in the books, next up Orphaned Land in about two weeks!!!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on May 08, 2018, 11:16:32 AM
Sabroso Festival tonight!  :metal Taco/Beer/Punk festival FTW

How was it?  I missed it by a couple days when I came out here.

Got a ticket for the sold out Primus and Mastadon concert at RED ROCKS  :metal Looking forward to the experience in this amazing venue.

I forgot to add in Lucha Libre above...

There was a lot of PA system issues which were not too horrible during the day. But for The Offspring, the sound cut out completely probably 10 times. It was brutal. Other than that, it was a lot of fun in the hot sun. Didn't run out of water like they did at Punk in Drublic, way more port-o-poty's too. Only 3 bruises, 2 cuts and lost my glasses at one point, but found them unbroken!

 :lol actually sounds kind of miserable with the heat and sound issues and maybe the scramble to locate your glasses, but nice you had a good time.  Seems like a cool festival but I can't take that heat all day. 

My trip for work to Denver has churned out 3 really fun concerts.  I already spoke about the Kamelot show earlier, but over the weekend I checked out some bands I had only heard of but never really listened to their music.  Was a cool experience to kind of blindly just go into these shows and experience the music in its purest form. 

Saturday night I sw an Evening with Steven Wilson.  Really cool show.  His music is a bit all over the place in terms of genre and style, but there were quite a few songs that I really dug, a few I didn't care for, and a lot more that just kind of melted together into the set.  The videos to go along with the songs were FANTASTIC.  I thought they did an amazing job of immersing the crowd into the feel of the song with the videos, that occassionally were also projected in front of the band (there was a see through backdrop that would come down in front of the stage for those videos).  The second set was really awesome.  Lots of monster instrumental sections.  I'd consider myself a Steven Wilson fan after that show, but I'm not running out to buy albums.  Maybe I'll get To The Bone or a Porcupine tree album (I think my favorite song of the night was a PT song).

Steven Wilson - People Who Eat Darkness Live Ogden Theater Denver (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loPgf-XMwAw)

Then Sunday I bought a second hand ticket for the sold out Primus and Mastadon show at the Red Rocks.  I overpaid, but I had a good seat and honestly just wanted to experience another concert at this absolutely gorgeous venue.  I don't think I could say enough good things about seeing a concert here, from the view to the people who attend the shows, just everything is awesome.  I made some friends with the people near me which is always nice when you go solo.  Just some great smells everytime a gust of wind blew  :hat  :lol  Mastadon was a bit of a letdown, I figured I'd like them more than Primus as they are more of the type of music I generally like, but the sound for them was crap (you can see/hear that in my video).  I felt kind of uninterested since it sounded so poorly.  I did chill near the top of the venue for half their set and then made my way to my actual seat which did have better sound there, but nothing great for Mastadon.  The end of their set as the day turned into night was much more interesting, but I felt right when I started really digging them their set ended.  Then came Primus who is a bit odd musically.  I don't know how to describe them, but that BASS wow.  Really awesome sound and musicianship.  They had a cool light show as well.  The place was really rocking for them.  I thought they were really enjoyable live.  They seemed to fit right in with the setting as well.  I was offered shrooms by a 60 year old man and his wife.  I passed, but thought it was hilarious.  Guy was super nice and was trying to give me a treat for my first Primus show  :lol  I asked him to watch my beer as I went to the bathroom.  He was so happy I asked him to do that, he thought my trust in him for watching the beer meant a lot.  I don't think anyone has ever been so happy to hold a beer before (well I put it down on a stand really).  He did joke that he put the shrooms into my drink though which made me a bit uneasy drinking the rest of it but I kind of actually trusted him back.

Mastadon - Ember City Live @ Red Rocks (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfGDALlkhJQ)
Primus - Too Many Puppies / Sgt. Baker (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yy9Kk9d_EGA)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DcoP1ZoUwAAvEfF.jpg)

I really do love it out here in Denver.  Next concerts in 1.5 weeks, a back to back weekend:

May 18th - Sons of Apollo @ Playstation Theater, New York NY
May 19th - Misfits and Suicidal Tendencies @ Prudential Center, Newark NJ
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Kattelox on May 08, 2018, 11:26:40 AM
Was gonna see Tyr and (finally) Orphaned Land but the IL show is on Friday, not Saturday.  :yeahright Damn it. Missed OL at PP last year, now this...
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Big Hath on May 08, 2018, 11:37:00 PM
Is Mastodon's set before Primus at every show?
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on May 09, 2018, 08:41:15 AM
Is Mastodon's set before Primus at every show?

I think that was the first show of the tour so I can't confirm if that will always be the case, but it was that night.  Most people I talked to were there for Primus too.  Maybe some markets are different.  I'm not sure. 
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Ben_Jamin on May 09, 2018, 02:42:53 PM
Is Mastodon's set before Primus at every show?

I think that was the first show of the tour so I can't confirm if that will always be the case, but it was that night.  Most people I talked to were there for Primus too.  Maybe some markets are different.  I'm not sure.


Mastodon posted on Facebook that they're excited to just be sharing the stage with Primus. They're happy to be the first on stage every night, because that means they get to see Primus play every night.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Train of Naught on May 10, 2018, 02:25:17 AM
Yesterday: The Ocean / Rosetta / Torrential (Telepathy unfortunately canceled)

Torrential was amazing, liked them more than Telepathy to be honest, but they didn't fit the style of the 2 headliners at all. Maybe that's hard when you need to find a replacement on a couple hours notice but still I didn't mind because I really liked them. Rosetta wasn't as spectacular of a liveshow as I had been told, they're good, but it wasn't that more impressive than in studio. Still great show, and the best joke of the night: "Put your hands up! Don't worry, we're not in America, we aren't going to shoot you"

The Ocean put up one of the best concerts of the year, possibly even my #2 behind Amenra. That says a lot because I also loved The Hirsch Effekt. They're playing Proterozoic of the Precambrian album in full (tracks I believe #6 up until the end of the album), and I honestly think this is a more enjoyable set than Pelagial or Anthropocentric would be (my favourite albums by them). Highlights were Orosirian (my favourite Precambrian tune), Ectasian and Tonian. They also brought the cello girl with them which really added to the show. What mostly surprised me is their energy, I thought they would fall more into the prog-nerd category when it comes to shows, you know, kind of static. But the singer was jumping around and crowdsurfing and shit, dope dope dope.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: The Curious Orange on May 10, 2018, 03:33:53 AM
Updated:

18 June - Pearl Jam
19 June - Pearl Jam

Cost me a fortune on Viagogo, but I'm going to both nights. PJ really need to do more UK shows, the supply vs demand for these tickets is insane.

7 August - Iron Maiden
7 Sept - LeeAnn Womack
28 Sept - Halestorm
8 Dec - Nightwish
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Evermind on May 12, 2018, 06:29:19 AM
Seeing Myrkur today, not sure what to expect as I'm not a huge black metal fan, but hey, I'm sure it'll be a cool experience.

Actually there's not a lot of upcoming concerts for me this year so far:

August 25th - Sonata Arctica
November 3rd - Pain of Salvation

I'm also waiting for Seventh Wonder to announce their tour dates. If there are any tour dates in Europe in winter, I may consider travelling to see them.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on May 12, 2018, 06:48:29 AM
I'm also waiting for Seventh Wonder to announce their tour dates. If there are any tour dates in Europe in winter, I may consider travelling to see them.

Have they stated they plan on touring?  Would love to see them but I dont have any expectations of them coming to the US.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Evermind on May 12, 2018, 06:54:40 AM
I'm also waiting for Seventh Wonder to announce their tour dates. If there are any tour dates in Europe in winter, I may consider travelling to see them.

Have they stated they plan on touring?  Would love to see them but I dont have any expectations of them coming to the US.

They did not. I do hope they'll at least play a few shows in support of Tiara though. Given that Tommy is busy with Kamelot touring, I guess a few shows is the best we can hope for.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on May 12, 2018, 07:01:38 AM
I didn't become a fan until after he joined Kamelot, but it kind of came off as a band that didn't tour much anyway so I kind of assumed my only chance would be at a progpower show.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Evermind on May 12, 2018, 07:11:58 AM
I don't know, maybe they'll at least do some shows in Sweden. I don't think they're going to do the US tour, yeah, but their home country tour seems reasonable and I can afford travelling to Sweden for a few days. :)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on May 12, 2018, 07:13:34 AM
I don't know, maybe they'll at least do some shows in Sweden. I don't think they're going to do the US tour, yeah, but their home country tour seems reasonable and I can afford travelling to Sweden for a few days. :)

That would be sick, hope that works out
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: SwedishGoose on May 12, 2018, 07:14:47 AM
Seeing Myrkur today, not sure what to expect as I'm not a huge black metal fan, but hey, I'm sure it'll be a cool experience.

Well.... it depends I guess on what musicians she brings along.
She does both more folky shows and heavy shows.

I have all her albums/eps and love them. There is a lot of folk and choral music in her black metal.

Only seen her once as support for Opeth. Acoustic show with just her and a backing vocalist.... was fantastic

Hope you enjoy the show
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Evermind on May 12, 2018, 07:22:12 AM
Seeing Myrkur today, not sure what to expect as I'm not a huge black metal fan, but hey, I'm sure it'll be a cool experience.

Well.... it depends I guess on what musicians she brings along.
She does both more folky shows and heavy shows.

I have all her albums/eps and love them. There is a lot of folk and choral music in her black metal.

Only seen her once as support for Opeth. Acoustic show with just her and a backing vocalist.... was fantastic

Hope you enjoy the show

I'd love to pick some of her albums if they're at the merch stand, we'll see. :tup
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Evermind on May 12, 2018, 03:03:06 PM
Holy shit! That was outstanding. I didn't get any of her albums, there were none at the merch stand... they had all the vinyls though, but I have no use for vinyls. However I did get a shirt.

The show was fantastic though! The sound was just right, I didn't even have to use earplugs, it was awesome. It's been a long while when I actually visited any gig without knowing a lot of artist's music, but this time it all worked out. I loved the gig and I loved her vocals and I loved the music. That was a fantastic experience.

Not only the show was great, but Amalie and other musicians also went into the crowd after the show, signing stuff. I didn't have anything to sign (no CDs at the merch stand, and you can hardly sign a t-shirt, so I only had a ticket, but that's boring as hell)—and I actually managed to approach the band, proudly told Amalie exactly that, I don't have anything to sign, and signing the ticket is boring, but hey, I have that Joe Abercrombie's Best Served Cold book here, would you actually mind signing it? And now I have one copy of Best Served Cold signed by Amalie Bruun. :lol

Here's me trying to hide the total bewilderment that it's actually happening:

(https://oi63.tinypic.com/5exwjl.jpg)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: SwedishGoose on May 12, 2018, 03:16:29 PM
Great to hear.... I sure hope to get to catch Myrkur again and in a heavier setting...
She has become a huge favorite in the recent years.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Evermind on May 12, 2018, 03:19:41 PM
Oh yeah, the setting was heavy enough, there were guys with electric guitars and all. They opened with The Serpent (which has some electric guitar riffs alright) and there was also Maneblot (which is pretty heavy) and overall there were a lot of heavy songs I would say (I don't know anything beyond Serpent, Ulvinde and Maneblot). :)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: El Barto on May 12, 2018, 03:26:23 PM

Then Sunday I bought a second hand ticket for the sold out Primus and Mastadon show at the Red Rocks.  I overpaid, but I had a good seat and honestly just wanted to experience another concert at this absolutely gorgeous venue.  I don't think I could say enough good things about seeing a concert here, from the view to the people who attend the shows, just everything is awesome.  I made some friends with the people near me which is always nice when you go solo.  Just some great smells everytime a gust of wind blew  :hat  :lol  Mastadon was a bit of a letdown, I figured I'd like them more than Primus as they are more of the type of music I generally like, but the sound for them was crap (you can see/hear that in my video).  I felt kind of uninterested since it sounded so poorly.  I did chill near the top of the venue for half their set and then made my way to my actual seat which did have better sound there, but nothing great for Mastadon.  The end of their set as the day turned into night was much more interesting, but I felt right when I started really digging them their set ended.  Then came Primus who is a bit odd musically.  I don't know how to describe them, but that BASS wow.  Really awesome sound and musicianship.  They had a cool light show as well.  The place was really rocking for them.  I thought they were really enjoyable live.  They seemed to fit right in with the setting as well.  I was offered shrooms by a 60 year old man and his wife.  I passed, but thought it was hilarious.  Guy was super nice and was trying to give me a treat for my first Primus show  :lol  I asked him to watch my beer as I went to the bathroom.  He was so happy I asked him to do that, he thought my trust in him for watching the beer meant a lot.  I don't think anyone has ever been so happy to hold a beer before (well I put it down on a stand really).  He did joke that he put the shrooms into my drink though which made me a bit uneasy drinking the rest of it but I kind of actually trusted him back.
I think the awesome smells and bad sound go hand in hand. Wind circles around in that place and can really murder the acoustics. That could also vary quite a bit based on where you sit. One show it wasn't all that bad. Another show Alex Lifeson's guitar would come and go at random, and when it went it was gone. The other thing I've found is that the venue itself is somewhat overwhelming. You can spend more time marveling at your surroundings than you do minding the show. Still, I'd never pass up an opportunity to see a show there, and it's something everybody should do.

And you were probably right to pass on the shrooms. They're a bit too unpredictable to do in a random, public setting. LSD on the other hand. . .
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: ProfessorPeart on May 12, 2018, 05:58:01 PM
Updating for our second attempt for Roger Clyne, albeit a bit of a different show. Wife begged for it and bothered me while I was trying to get home from my business trip in Vegas yesterday. Totally forgot it was Mother's Day on Sunday so that took care of itself nicely.

Feb. 19th - The Dead Deads at Beat Kitchen
Feb. 23rd - Machine Head at Concord Music Hall
March 3rd - Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers at Subterranean (missed)
May 16th - Halestorm / In This Moment / New Years Day at BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford
July 19th - Roger Clyne (solo acoustic) at City Winery Chicago
August 18th - Pearl Jam at Wrigley Field

Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: SwedishGoose on May 18, 2018, 01:08:41 AM
Promise and the Monster added to the bill on Progressive Circus 2018

Seen so far:

2018-02-26 - Stockholm, Circus - Steven Wilson

2018-03-24 - Gothenburg, Concert hall, Gothenburg Symphonic Orchestra with Jennie Abrahamson & Malin Dahlström - A tribute to Kate Bush

2018-04-06 Malmö, Palladium - Peter Hammill




Concerts booked so far:

2018-06-05 Stockholm, Södra Teatern - Neal Morse

2018-07-05 Stockholm, Circus - King Crimson
2018-07-06 Stockholm, Circus - King Crimson

2018-08-18 - Stockholm, Friends Arena - Roger Waters

2018-09-29 Malmö, Palladium - Progressive Circus 2018 (VUUR, iamthemorning, Anneke van Giersbergen, Merit Hemmingsson, Promise and the Monster )
One day festival with 4, no scratch that... 5 artists bands.

2018-10-07 Stockholm, Fryshuset - Moon Safari, Fish
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on May 18, 2018, 04:44:28 AM
Should be an interesting concert weekend. Tonight is Sons of Apollo and tomorrow is the punk rock arena concert of the original Misfits line up.  I really have no idea what to expect for the Misfits show.  I think it's going to be fairly terrible from a music perspective, but I may witness one of the biggest mosh pits I'll ever see.

And on the topic of that show comes the no camera / no phone policy.  This concert will be the toughest I have seen.  Here is the policy from the Prudential Center website:
Quote
*** No cellphones, smart watches, cameras or recording devices will be allowed at The Original Misfits’ upcoming shows.

 Upon arrival, all phones and smart watches will be secured in Yondr pouches that will be unlocked at the end of the show. Guests maintain possession of their phones throughout the night, and if needed, may access their phones at designated Yondr unlocking stations in the lobby. All guests are encouraged to print their tickets in advance to ensure a smooth entry process. Anyone caught with a cellphone in the venue will be immediately ejected. We appreciate your cooperation in creating a phone-free viewing experience.

Most people on social media have said this rule is due to the terrible music performance from the Misfits.  May be true.  But should be interesting as I've not experienced a "Yondr" show before. 
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: mikeyd23 on May 18, 2018, 07:20:28 AM
I forgot to post, I went to see Bullet for my Valentine and Trivium in Pittsburgh on Monday.

I'm not into Bullet, but I really like Trivium, got offered free tickets, so why not? Opening band was Toothgrinder, I had never heard them before and I really liked their set. I'll be checking out their records.

Trivium played next, probably did about a 45 minute set. Really tight. The band sounded great, the sound was a little muddy at the beginning, but got better. Matt is definitely going easy on his voice, some of his higher register singing you can really tell he's being super careful.

Good set -

The Sin and the Sentence
Throes of Perdition
Betrayer
Until the World Goes Cold
Strife
The Heart From Your Hate
Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr
Capsizing the Sea
In Waves

Then Bullet came on, my buddy and I stayed for about 5 songs and called it a night. They aren't bad, I'm just not really super into them and I had to work the next day. Overall, for free tickets I can't complain - pretty good night.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Train of Naught on May 18, 2018, 07:31:45 AM
Toothgrinder are great! They blended a bit more traditional rock/metal into their last record but the album before that was more metalcore, curious which side of them showed the most in their set.

Also saw Trivium recently (bit more than 2 months ago), what struck me is that Matt honestly seems like one of the happiest frontmen in metal ever, so awesome to see him smiling all the time! And I was super happy to hear Pull Harder, that's the song that got me into the band and looking at previous setlists it didn't look like they played it an awful lot.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: mikeyd23 on May 18, 2018, 07:39:48 AM
Toothgrinder are great! They blended a bit more traditional rock/metal into their last record but the album before that was more metalcore, curious which side of them showed the most in their set.

Yeah I really liked their set, I will check out their records for sure. They sounded fantastic live.

Also saw Trivium recently (bit more than 2 months ago), what struck me is that Matt honestly seems like one of the happiest frontmen in metal ever, so awesome to see him smiling all the time! And I was super happy to hear Pull Harder, that's the song that got me into the band and looking at previous setlists it didn't look like they played it an awful lot.

I'd agree with as well, Matt seemed super happy. I forgot to mention - this was the first time I've seen them with Alex on drums, that dude is insanely good. I hope he stays around in the band longer than the last couple drummers. His performance on the new record is killer, but seeing him live cemented how good he really is in my mind.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Tomislav95 on May 18, 2018, 07:44:32 AM
Adding Leprous with Agent Fresco to my list for September :hefdaddy
I don't think there's band I'd like to see more right now (maybe Seventh Wonder) and it's super cheap :)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Dublagent66 on May 18, 2018, 09:24:44 AM
Scorpions w/special guest Queenryche Sept 5th at Comerica Theatre in Phx, AZ.  :2metal:
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: orcus116 on May 18, 2018, 07:02:50 PM
First concert in awhile but I'm seeing Spoon with Grizzly Bear on 6/19 in Port Chester, NY.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: lonestar on May 18, 2018, 09:39:15 PM
Getting hella pumped for Orphaned Land tomorrow night, they impressed the hell out of me last year. As to the other bands, I checked out some Tyr and it seems to be decent viking metal, always entertaining. Ghost Ship Octavius and Aeternem are getting a blind listen from me.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on May 21, 2018, 09:44:14 AM
Crazy juxtaposition of concerts this past weekend. 

Friday night was Sons of Apollo.  Not even half filled GA theater, but the band came out on fire.  I enjoyed their debut album, but didn't love it.  Felt Jeff Scott Soto wasn't my thing there, but boy did he change my mind live.  He was amazing, not sure vocally, but dancing on stage, doing a shot in the crowd, singing without the mic, he just showed he is a good front man.  Also, Bumblefoot blew me away.  His JPP playing was also spot on.  These guys were true show men and they played for about 2 hours.  For $35 at the door, I felt I got my money's worth easily.,  Also the sound was fantastic in the venue, could hear everything crystal clear and the guys played about as perfect of a performance as you can expect.  I was a borderline fan who kind of expected a good show from this group of musicians, but I was turned into a fan and my expectations were surpassed.

Sons of Apollo Live at Playstation Theater New York City NY 5/19/18 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUEIx4Ucoso)

Then Friday night was the original Misfits reunion show in their home of New Jersey.  They've done a few of these reunion shows over the last couple years, but not near where it all began.  First time in over 30 years, Glenn Danzig, Jerry Only, and Doyle playing together in NJ (also with Dave Lombardo on drums).  The concert sold out immediately and my ticket for dead center... in the very last row of the arena, was I think around $120.  Floor in the pit was $250 face value.  It was just insane pricing.  They also made everyone when entering the arena to put your phone in a locked pouch as it was supposed to be a phone free event.  That made things a bit interesting.  Anyone who wanted, was able to get their phone out regardless and the enforcement was fine as I found DT's TA show with the ushers to be way worse.  I don't recall an usher saying a word to anyone who had their phone out of the pouch.  Either way, the experience was pretty cool as it was one of the "darkest" concerts I can recall going to in recent memory. 

As for the performance...  :lol I'll give the guys props for putting it all out on the line.  Looked like everyone was really trying and having a blast performing this stuff (maybe the last time? they kind of left on an odd note of saying it could have been it).  From the last row, and without any video screens, I couldn't really see the guys that well, just figures running around on stage.... and the sound... where do I begin?  It was probably the worst sounding show I've ever attended.  I couldn't hear the vocals clearly at all.  In between songs Danzig would rant but it sounded like mish mash.  Everyonne around me was pretty mellow during the performance.  You could pretty much only tell the songs once the crowd started singing along.  That was pretty awesome though, 20k people singing along to all the Misfits classics.  Plus I had a nice view of the very large circle pit on the NJ Devils home floor  :lol

Misfits (Original Line Up) - Live at Sold Out Prudential Center, Newark NJ 5/19/18 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX7xdTj8hek)

It's just funny how these two concerts, completely opposite types of venues/crowd/music/performance.  Both offered something different and unique, but boy did the Misfits make Sons of Apollo come off like they were actually Van Halen  :lol 

Vacation tomorrow and when I come back the next concert is Slayer/Lamb of God/Anthrax/Behemoth/Testament June 2nd :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: SwedishGoose on May 24, 2018, 02:55:31 PM
I put this link in the Kate Bush thread but I guess it's better to put it here.

This is a stream of the whole Kate Bush tribute concert that I saw on the 24th of March in Gothenburg. A totally magical evening.... sat on row 2 (stood for Jig of Life so I see myself in the video).

It is the Gothenburg Symphonic Orchestra with two lead singers (Jennie Abrahamsson and Malin Dahlström), a choir and a band. Doing a wonderful interpretation of Kate Bush music.

Enjoy:
https://www.gso.se/gsoplay/klipp/hyllning-kate-bush/
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: twosuitsluke on May 27, 2018, 05:23:08 AM
Just got my tickets to see Leprous/Agent Fresco in September! So pumped for this. I've only seen Leprous once and they were first support when I saw Devin Townsend play. Can't wait to see them headline, and having Agent Fresco support is an amazing bonus, as Destrier has been kicking my ass recently  :metal

I've also put in holiday requests, at work, so I can see Pain of Salvation, Slayer and also go to ArcTangent and Damnation festivals! Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on June 01, 2018, 08:14:34 AM
I wasn't really that interested in heading into NYC to see them when they announced this tour, but they just added a new show at the venue in my backyard so I think I'll check this tour out since I've never seen them live before and really loved Mellon Collie when I was younger:

August 2nd - Smashing Pumpkins @ PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel NJ

also tomorrow, it's supposed to rain which will really dampen the fun, but....

June 2nd - Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax, Testament, Behemoth @ PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel NJ  :metal :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on June 06, 2018, 12:14:36 PM
My job has given everyone the week of July 4th off this year.  Pretty awesome.  Anyway, was talking to the GF and trying to figure out something to do, and we both came to an agreement that going to this reggae festival would be a lot of fun up at a ski resort in Vermont.  So I think I can add this to my concert calendar:

July 7th - Angry Orchards Rock the Roots w Sublime w Rome, Dirty Heads, Lupe Fiasco, Pepper & Matisyahu @ Mount Snow, Dover VT

That's a lot of stoner music for one day with a cider festival and lawn games to go with it.  Oh, and Vermont will have made recreational marijuana legal July 1st so that's going to be one smelly event  :lol  I've seen 4/5 of these bands before and they are always fun.  I don't think I've ever heard of Lupe Fiasco.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: chknptpie on June 06, 2018, 12:49:35 PM
Woah... just realized I edited and didn't actually do a new post! How did I even do that????

That Angry Orchards fest looks fun!


Been a while since I updated...  got quite a bit on the "possible attendance" list but just not sure yet.

2018-01-20 Unwritten Law
2018-01-31 Anti-Flag
2018-04-24 Less Than Jake/Face to Face
2018-04-29 Sum 41
2018-05-05 Sabroso Festival (Offspring, Pennywise and more)
2018-05-27 Subhumans


2018-06-19 New Found Glory
2018-08-12 Coheed and Cambria/Taking Back Sunday
Haven't decided yet for this one - 2018-09-11 Social Distortion
Still a maybe for this one - 2018-09-12 O.A.R
2018-09-15 Rise Against, AFI, Anti-Flag @ Red Rocks, because FUCK YEAH!
2018-09-30 Goo Goo Dolls - Dizzy Up The Girl 20th Anniversary Tour
Not sure about this one either - 2018-10-25 Agent Orange & UK Subs
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Nachtmerrie on June 07, 2018, 12:58:54 PM
Looking forward to Neal Morse next week. Will be my first seated show since The Astonishing last year.

Still thinking about Plini & Mestis the week after. It will be a trip for one on a weekday but I'm really into instrumental prog/djent recently.

July is offering Dynamo Metal Fest with Sons of Apollo and Leprous. Rest of the line-up is mosty trash & death and Ghost will be headlining (which will problably cause an early exit)

Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Train of Naught on June 08, 2018, 04:50:43 AM
Looking forward to Neal Morse next week. Will be my first seated show since The Astonishing last year.

Still thinking about Plini & Mestis the week after. It will be a trip for one on a weekday but I'm really into instrumental prog/djent recently.

July is offering Dynamo Metal Fest with Sons of Apollo and Leprous. Rest of the line-up is mosty trash & death and Ghost will be headlining (which will problably cause an early exit)
Can put you on the guestlist for Plini if you want, maybe it'll carry you over! I'm working at the Plini show, he's super entertaining live, definitely consider it.

Also going to Dynamo and also might be an early exit for me. Really tried with Ghost but most of their songs bore me to death, really excited to see Leprous play again though (and they'll probably play the new song!!)

As for my confirmed gigs this month:

8/6: Hillsphere, Semistereo, Hologram Earth
10/6: Nothing More
26/6: The Contortionist
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: twosuitsluke on June 08, 2018, 10:50:21 AM
Protest the Hero cancelled their upcoming tour  :censored :censored :censored
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Nachtmerrie on June 08, 2018, 12:08:26 PM
Looking forward to Neal Morse next week. Will be my first seated show since The Astonishing last year.

Still thinking about Plini & Mestis the week after. It will be a trip for one on a weekday but I'm really into instrumental prog/djent recently.

July is offering Dynamo Metal Fest with Sons of Apollo and Leprous. Rest of the line-up is mosty trash & death and Ghost will be headlining (which will problably cause an early exit)
Can put you on the guestlist for Plini if you want, maybe it'll carry you over! I'm working at the Plini show, he's super entertaining live, definitely consider it.

Also going to Dynamo and also might be an early exit for me. Really tried with Ghost but most of their songs bore me to death, really excited to see Leprous play again though (and they'll probably play the new song!!)

As for my confirmed gigs this month:

8/6: Hillsphere, Semistereo, Hologram Earth
10/6: Nothing More
26/6: The Contortionist

Thanks for the offer, much appreciated :tup Depending on my work schedule I will have to decide between Haarlen and Oberhausen.
I'll send you a PM if Haarlem is gonna fit my schedule.

Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on June 12, 2018, 07:52:26 AM
Ended up scooping up tickets for the sold out Imagine Dragons show at my local amphitheater last Saturday.  My gf really likes them and while it was sold out and tickets super expensive on stubhub ($130 for lawn seats before fees) they released a few cheap face value tickets a couple hours before the concert that I grabbed as I was constantly refreshing livenation.  Worked like a charm.  We had a good time, the opener was Grace Wandervaal who I've never heard of but apparently did really well in america's got talent or something playing her ukelele.  I wasn't into it, niether did it seem like anyone else was.  Imagine Dragons were solid though.  Not my music, nor my concert scene at all, but we had a lot of fun together.  I didn't realize how many of their songs I actually knew, also they opened with Radioactive which was really cool.  It was still light out though which felt odd.  The singer came into the crowd a few times including right next to me twice.  He touched the young girls in front of me who freaked out like it was the best thing in their entire lives.  So funny to see that.  Also, a significant amount of kids at this concert, especially compared to seeing Slayer a week earlier in the same venue  :lol

Imagine Dragons - LIVE @ Sold Out PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel NJ 6/9/18 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdAjYfuxvC4)
(I don't think I've ever zoomed in so much onto a guy without his shirt on  :lol)

and my gf and I got our tickets and a hotel room for the Angry Orchards Rock the Roots festival in Vermont  :yarr that's going to be fun
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: SwedishGoose on June 13, 2018, 05:42:57 AM
Tickets not released yet but this is a must.... Spock's Beard / The Flower Kings revisited

Seen so far:

2018-02-26 - Stockholm, Circus - Steven Wilson

2018-03-24 - Gothenburg, Concert hall, Gothenburg Symphonic Orchestra with Jennie Abrahamson & Malin Dahlström - A tribute to Kate Bush

2018-04-06 Malmö, Palladium - Peter Hammill

2018-06-05 Stockholm, Södra Teatern - Neal Morse



Concerts booked so far:

2018-07-05 Stockholm, Circus - King Crimson
2018-07-06 Stockholm, Circus - King Crimson

2018-08-18 - Stockholm, Friends Arena - Roger Waters

2018-09-29 Malmö, Palladium - Progressive Circus 2018 (VUUR, iamthemorning, Anneke van Giersbergen, Merit Hemmingsson, Promise and the Monster )
One day festival with 4, no scratch that... 5 artists bands.

2018-10-07 Stockholm, Fryshuset - Moon Safari, Fish

2018-12-01 Stockholm, Kulturhuset Studion - Spock's Beard / The Flower Kings revisited


Tickets not bought yet but definiteley planning to go....

2018-12-02 Malmö, KB - Spock's Beard / The Flower Kings revisited
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: pogoowner on June 17, 2018, 04:03:42 PM
Added several new shows to my list over the next few months!

2018-01-27 - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (with James McMurtry) - Murat Theatre at Old National Centre, Indianapolis, IN
2018-03-10 - Lights (with Chase Atlantic and DCF) - Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH
2018-03-17 - Turnpike Troubadours (with Bottle Rockets) - Bogart's, Cincinnati, OH
2018-05-12 - Myles Kennedy - The Cowan, Nashville, TN
2018-07-01 - Paramore (with Soccer Mommy) - Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park, Indianapolis, IN
2018-07-17 - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (with Hiss Golden Messenger) - The Rose Music Center, Huber Heights, OH
2018-07-18 - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (with Hiss Golden Messenger) - PNC Pavilion, Cincinnati, OH
2018-08-04 - Avenged Sevenfold with Prophets of Rage - Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
2018-08-14 - The Avett Brothers - Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, OH
2018-09-03 - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (with Aimee Mann, Amanda Shires) - Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO
2018-09-08 - Brandi Carlile - Murat Theatre at Old National Centre - Indianapolis, IN
2018-09-09 - Brandi Carlile - Taft Theatre - Cincinnati, OH
2018-09-15 - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park - Indianapolis, IN
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Train of Naught on June 17, 2018, 04:19:11 PM
Worked merchandise at Thrice tonight and got to catch a couple of tunes from them and support act Brutus, first time seeing Thrice and second time Brutus.

Never really liked Thrice that much, Beggars is their only good album in my opinion and the other ones have some good songs. Their concert was okay but Brutus was definitely better, but I notice that I find them way better live than their studio performances, it feels so lacking

Next up this Tuesday is Plini, Wednesday is Hawser + Madball and the week afterwards The Contortionist + Palm Reader :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Dreammajesty on June 18, 2018, 11:57:39 AM
Tickets in the pocket for Spock's Beard /Flower Kings revisited  Dec 7th 2018 Zoetermeer De boerderij
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Dublagent66 on June 18, 2018, 01:12:30 PM
Protest the Hero cancelled their upcoming tour  :censored :censored :censored

Maybe the fans should protest? :neverusethis:
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: home on June 18, 2018, 01:24:00 PM
I saw Death Cab For Cutie last saturday at the Amsterdamse Bos Theater which was really amazing  :angel: I don't think I've ever gotten so much goosebumps during an encore, but I Will Follow You Into The Dark and Soul Meets Body were absolutely stunning. The location, an outdoor theater place in a small forest, was really beautiful as well and really added to the atmosphere.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: twosuitsluke on June 19, 2018, 08:27:16 AM
(https://www.hrhdoom.com/media/wysiwyg/hrhdoom/HRHDVS3-0005-DVS3-Line-up-Ads-600px-WinWP_copy.jpg)

So I just won 6 weekend passes to this festival. I mean I've been a fan of Crowbar (but never seen them live) for years. Seeing Elder and Stoned Jesus will totally be worth it as well. Just need to round up some of the boys for this  :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on June 19, 2018, 09:09:55 AM
"Doom vs Stoner" sounds interesting  :lol never heard of any of those bands, but thats cool you won tickets, and 6 too.

Speaking of winning tickets, I just won a pair to see Poison, Cheap Trick, and Pop Evil this Saturday night.   :metal  I'll check that out

Last week, I caught two of the co-headlining shows of Def Leppard and Journey.  First at MSG, I had such a good time that I decided to go again in NJ.  They swapped nights headlining so it was really cool to experience both scenarios.  The setlists didn't change, both got about an hour and half which felt like I got great value on my tickets to see both bands like that.  Most people I spoke to seemed to agree Def Leppard had the better show, but I left more of a Journey fan than I was before.  Being I wasn't too into them, I didn't really care that they don't have Perry anymore, Arnel could sing.  And he sung perfectly.  I liked him a lot actually as a front man.  Great energy.  I'll also say I Joe Elliot sounds fantastic still.  He may have sounded better than I ever remember out of the 4 times I've seen them. 

I combined video footage from both nights into one really long live video featuring both bands
Journey and Def Leppard Live @ MSG & Prudential Center (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hOb6NV0yXk)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: twosuitsluke on June 19, 2018, 09:35:15 AM
Also, a friend has just invited me to go see Mono with him. I've only heard the odd song but I am familiar. Tickets are only £15, so I'm currently listening to a load of their music to see if I'll pull the trigger, I probably will.

I know there are Mono fans floating about on here, best album to start on? I'm going to listen to the live album they did with an orchestra as that shit is right up my alley.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: lonestar on June 19, 2018, 06:00:49 PM
I remember the one time I won tix on the radio, called in to answer the question "Name 2 bands Steve Howe played for?" and I answered Yes and GTR. DJ broke my balls for answering with the most obscure Steve Howe band possible :lol


Still got to see Crue, Anthrax and Megadeth for free though...
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on June 19, 2018, 06:12:08 PM
That's pretty awesome.

The amphitheater near me posts on facebook for poor selling events to enter a contest to win a pair of tickets.  Just have to put your name in on facebook and I've won every single time.  I'm not even sure if it's a draw, or they just give tickets to anyone who puts in.  I've seen a bunch of concerts by just waiting till they post the "contest". 
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: KevShmev on June 19, 2018, 09:02:19 PM
I saw Death Cab For Cutie last saturday at the Amsterdamse Bos Theater which was really amazing  :angel: I don't think I've ever gotten so much goosebumps during an encore, but I Will Follow You Into The Dark and Soul Meets Body were absolutely stunning. The location, an outdoor theater place in a small forest, was really beautiful as well and really added to the atmosphere.

Nice!  I love me some Death Cab. :coolio :hat
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Train of Naught on June 20, 2018, 12:15:31 AM
Also, a friend has just invited me to go see Mono with him. I've only heard the odd song but I am familiar. Tickets are only £15, so I'm currently listening to a load of their music to see if I'll pull the trigger, I probably will.

I know there are Mono fans floating about on here, best album to start on? I'm going to listen to the live album they did with an orchestra as that shit is right up my alley.
Oh yeah! Saw them 2 years ago with Alcest, their show is mesmerizing. Check out Hymn to the Immortal Wind (Burial At Sea into Silent Flight, Sleeping Dawn is my favourite MONO stuff) or Requiem for Hell (most consistent MONO album imo).

Yesterday met up with Nachtmerrie and worked at Arch Echo / Mestis / Plini, had the perfect view in the dead center back behind the bar, and the show was even better than Plini's concert here last year, loved it. Always fun to meet up with DTFers too, nice to mee you Nachtmerrie :tup

That festival line-up looks awesome luke, let me know if you have a spare ticket :lol
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: twosuitsluke on June 20, 2018, 03:51:41 AM
That festival line-up looks awesome luke, let me know if you have a spare ticket :lol

At this point I have 5 spare tickets!  :lol I've put the feelers out with friends but no one has bitten my arm off for one, yet.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Nachtmerrie on June 20, 2018, 12:19:00 PM
Also, a friend has just invited me to go see Mono with him. I've only heard the odd song but I am familiar. Tickets are only £15, so I'm currently listening to a load of their music to see if I'll pull the trigger, I probably will.

I know there are Mono fans floating about on here, best album to start on? I'm going to listen to the live album they did with an orchestra as that shit is right up my alley.
Oh yeah! Saw them 2 years ago with Alcest, their show is mesmerizing. Check out Hymn to the Immortal Wind (Burial At Sea into Silent Flight, Sleeping Dawn is my favourite MONO stuff) or Requiem for Hell (most consistent MONO album imo).

Yesterday met up with Nachtmerrie and worked at Arch Echo / Mestis / Plini, had the perfect view in the dead center back behind the bar, and the show was even better than Plini's concert here last year, loved it. Always fun to meet up with DTFers too, nice to mee you Nachtmerrie :tup

That festival line-up looks awesome luke, let me know if you have a spare ticket :lol

Yup. Great show and very nice to meet you for a beer before the show! Thanks again ;)

Plini was awesome and I really liked Arch Echo interesting. Already bookmarked the album on Spotify
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Ben_Jamin on June 20, 2018, 12:31:58 PM
Saw Bent Knee last night and they were amazing. Small turnout as I expected but they rocked the place off.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: twosuitsluke on June 20, 2018, 01:47:51 PM
So here in the UK, Damnation Festival have announced their line up. (https://www.damnationfestival.co.uk/lineup/) So far only four bands announced but as two of them are Ihsahn and The Ocean there is no way I'm missing this! Fuck, two of my favourite discoveries in the last few years. Looking forward to see who else they announce.

So Damnation Festival have just added new bands to the line up. As it stands we have:


Plus a host of others! Going to be pretty intense.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on June 25, 2018, 06:28:32 PM
Awesome 3 concert weekend for me last weekend.

Got home from work Thursday and was bored, so got a $10 (after fees) seat on stubhub for 30 Seconds to Mars.  Not really into them, and wasn't a huge fan of their show although their fans were quite loud singers and that was cool, but the music wasn't for me.  However, 10 bucks for an evening of entertainment, can't complain.  I just didn't like how the singer had the left half of the stage and the rest of the band had the right.  While he ran around in a cape.  I did like Jared Leto in in Requiem for a Dream though.

Thirty Seconds to Mars - This is War (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vc0fnnYjwRA)

Friday I had to rush home as work was hectic, but got home in time to meet my gf and head over to the Lynyrd Skynyrd show.  Their farewell tour just started and we snagged VIP seats (just center seats 25 rows back with waiter server) below face value on stubhub.  We got there and went to the VIP lounge to grab drinks before heading to our seats, and we ran into my brothers friends dad who has season VIP tickets.  After talking a bit, he gave me his number and an offer to take his tickets for Poison, Cheap Trick, and Pop Evil on Saturday.  Hell yea.  Anyway, Skynyrd was awesome.  My gf loved it as well.  They had a horn section which I absolutely love and while the singer looked a bit out of it, the performance was top notch. 

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Live @ PNC Bank Arts Center (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7PXz6RkPpo)

Saturday was the third night in the same venue, and I got there early to see the whole show.  The place was empty, with 4 VIP tickets for myself (couldn't find anyone to give them too) I figured I'd give someone a free upgrade once I got in  :lol but there was no one around.  Anyway, I walked right to the barrier since no one was up front.  I rocked out fairly alone with Pop Evil as people started coming in and went back to my seat half way through their set.  I was not familiar with them before, but thought they were pretty solid.  Singer reminded me of JSS, he came into the crowd for the last song and I got a hand shake as he walked past me.   By then people had started to come so it wasn't so awkward playing such a large empty venue.  Cheap Trick came on next and were fun.  I'm not a huge fan honestly, but really was looking forward to seeing such a historic rock band.  They had a good show and we got a special set of songs.  They did a Terry Reid cover song and brought Terry Reid on stage to sing it.  I have no idea who he is, but thought it was cool and they said they've never performed with him before so it seemed unique and fun.  Headliners were Poison and I had a few people chilling with me now in my seats.  This guy looked like Sal from Impractical Jokers  :lol Anyway, Poison was really fun.  Crowd was totally into it.  They looked like they were having a lot of fun too.  Bret Michaels comes off so well live, with his fan interaction and what he says between songs, including dedicating the concert to Vinnie Paul, as well as to his father who was in attendance (and came on stage at one point).   They ended with a cover of Kiss's Rock'n'roll All Night with the singer of Pop Evil. 

Poison, Cheap Trick, & Pop Evil Live @ PNC Bank Arts Center (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDN9D3PT-ho)

Next up is more classic rock with Foreigner, Whitesnake, and Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience at the same venue this Saturday
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: The Curious Orange on June 27, 2018, 02:30:24 AM
Updated:

17 July - Pearl Jam
7 Aug - Iron Maiden
7 Sept - Lee Ann Womack
28 Sept - Halestorm
8 Dec - Nightwish
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: ReaperKK on June 27, 2018, 05:10:04 AM
So here is my updated list right now:

July 29 - Ludovico Einaudi
August 5 - Live/Counting Crows
November 20 - Seven Lions
November 30 - Kaki King
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on June 27, 2018, 07:19:34 AM
August 5 - Live/Counting Crows

Might check this one out as well when they come to town.  Used to love Live as a kid and never seen them before.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: ReaperKK on June 28, 2018, 06:08:07 PM
Yea I'm really looking forward to seeing live. I was a big fan when I was younger too. They had some solid albums.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Anguyen92 on June 28, 2018, 07:15:33 PM
Woot.  Found the groupon deal for this one.

Evanescence and Lindsey Stirling - Fivepoint Amphitheater, Irvine, CA - September 1st.

I would absolutely not bought a ticket through Ticketmaster at the 300 sections for $65.00 (fees included), but I certainly would at $39.00.  I don't mind Evanescence, but I really wanted to see Lindsey Stirling.  Plus, it gives me an excuse to head out and drive to another city on a Saturday, so I'm cool with that.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on June 29, 2018, 06:36:00 AM
I was interested in seeing that show as well, but my plans had to change when work made me book a business trip, which sucks because I am also missing the 311/Offspring show that I have tickets for, but my gf and I are going to catch that show in Philly instead. 
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: faizoff on June 29, 2018, 06:45:56 AM
Aug 14 - Taylor Swift

Have to see if anyone else is swinging by my neck of the woods. Already missed Between The Buried And Me twice and deeply regretting it.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: kingshmegland on June 29, 2018, 06:52:08 AM
August 5 - Live/Counting Crows

Might check this one out as well when they come to town.  Used to love Live as a kid and never seen them before.

Man I saw that exact tour back in 2001 ish?!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on June 29, 2018, 06:57:35 AM
August 5 - Live/Counting Crows

Might check this one out as well when they come to town.  Used to love Live as a kid and never seen them before.

Man I saw that exact tour back in 2001 ish?!

I did think this tour happened before  :lol but so did the Journey/Def Leppard tour.  I guess if it worked then it may still work now  :lol
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: twosuitsluke on June 29, 2018, 04:29:02 PM
Bought my tickets to see Coheed and Cambria in October  :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: kingshmegland on June 29, 2018, 05:00:41 PM
Both bands were awesome live.  I saw Live in the Boston Orpheum and it was an amazing show.

Journey I saw with Foreigner 99 ish I think.  It all blurs together these days.  :lol
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on June 29, 2018, 07:06:26 PM
Both bands were awesome live.  I saw Live in the Boston Orpheum and it was an amazing show.

Journey I saw with Foreigner 99 ish I think.  It all blurs together these days.  :lol

 :metal and I'll be seeing Foreigner tomorrow
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: ReaperKK on June 29, 2018, 09:24:13 PM
I'm pissed at myself for not getting Metallica tickets sooner. I wasn't sure if I was going to go and now that I do want to go they are crazy expensive.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: pogoowner on June 30, 2018, 04:03:57 PM
I'm pissed at myself for not getting Metallica tickets sooner. I wasn't sure if I was going to go and now that I do want to go they are crazy expensive.
I thought they were crazy expensive at the start. :lol
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: twosuitsluke on July 04, 2018, 03:39:12 PM
So ArcTangent Festival have added more bands to their line up today:

(https://www.arctangent.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Day-Splits-Complete_FINAL_V2-e1525346545171.jpeg)

Not sure I can really miss this!

So I just decided to get tickets for this. I just got a Friday/Saturday ticket but it's going to be awesome. Gutted I miss And So I Watch You From Afar and Boss Keloid on Thursday! However, I'm proper excited to see:

Anathema
Glassjaw
Leprous
Zeal & Ardor
Pelican
Vennart
Poly-Math
Arcane Roots
Alcest
Giraffes? Giraffes!
Black Peaks
Plini
Mol

Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: ReaperKK on July 04, 2018, 04:38:35 PM
Damn Pelican! I"ve always wanted to see them live.

I'm excited to see Ludovico Einaudi Tuesday.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Evermind on July 05, 2018, 08:44:40 AM
What kind of band name is Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs? :lol
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Train of Naught on July 05, 2018, 09:06:15 AM
So ArcTangent Festival have added more bands to their line up today:

(https://www.arctangent.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Day-Splits-Complete_FINAL_V2-e1525346545171.jpeg)

Not sure I can really miss this!

So I just decided to get tickets for this. I just got a Friday/Saturday ticket but it's going to be awesome. Gutted I miss And So I Watch You From Afar and Boss Keloid on Thursday! However, I'm proper excited to see:

Anathema
Glassjaw
Leprous
Zeal & Ardor
Pelican
Vennart
Poly-Math
Arcane Roots
Alcest
Giraffes? Giraffes!
Black Peaks
Plini
Mol
Man, I swear I would join you if I had the money, this is the best festival line-up I have seen in a long time. Gonna move to Berlin in August so I need to save up some dough. Also took part in a contest to win some free tickets, if I would have won that I was totally down to pay travel costs but I lost :'(

My next show(s) are on the 14th (technically also the morning of the 15th) of July. Going to 2 festivals on the same day:

Dynamo Metal Fest: Ghost, Ministry, TBA (Sons of Apollo originally but they just canceled), Overkill, Annihilator, Leprous, I Am Morbid, Iron Reagan, Elephant

Kliko Fest (19:00 - 06:00 punk/rock festival):
(https://www.patronaat.nl/download/?id=20898492&maxWidth=737&width=737&zc=1)
Really just there to see Fidlar
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on July 05, 2018, 09:16:20 AM
Saw what was mostly a cover band concert last weekend.  It was Foreigner, Whitesnake, and Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin.  So why was it a cover concert?  Out of the three bands there are only 2 original members combined  :lol  Anyway, JBLZ was pretty solid.  Sounded exactly like LZ.  Jason had some nice words between sets, but kept saying this was his "spare time" gig which kind of felt pretentious.  Anyway, people were totally into it even though the place was mostly empty for their set.  Heard lots of people vocally mad Whitesnake wasn't the opener.  But come on, Whitesnake at least has David Coverdale.... who looks like an old lady.  They were the band I wanted to see the most and felt they were the worst of the three.  Coverdales' voice is shot.  He has no power behind it and the rest of the band sung most of the words with him to give him that power I guess.  He souded fine sometimes, but kind of felt like a lackluster performance.  I should add the heat was BRUTAL for this concert.  Just brutal.  I wouldn't be surprised if it played a role in their performance.  The sun was still out for almost their entire set.  Anyway, they weren't bad, just felt like they lacked a real punch.  Here I Go again really did sound great live, but the rest of the set was short but solid.  Then Foreigner came on and the blew the roof off the place.  Got to say, their singer was fantastic.  Similar to seeing Journey a couple weeks ago, the newer singer sounds like the original but still has all the range and power.  Really loved their set and I wasn't a huge fan going into this, but they won me over.  They had a sex, a flute, singing in the crowd, fireworks, a choir for one song.... it's like they pulled out all the strings for this show and I loved it.

Foreigner, Whitesnake, & JBLZ LIVE @ PNC Bank Arts Center (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUMjbmrNIR0)

next up is Angry Orchards Rock the Roots festival Saturday at Mount Snow in Vermont, lots of reggae/hip hop/rock music which is going to be super fun and chill.  They released the set times and all bands get at least an hour starting early and ending late

(https://www.mountsnow.com/content/uploaded/images/events/rock%20the%20roots%20flyer.jpg)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Nachtmerrie on July 05, 2018, 02:05:33 PM
So ArcTangent Festival have added more bands to their line up today:

(https://www.arctangent.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Day-Splits-Complete_FINAL_V2-e1525346545171.jpeg)

Not sure I can really miss this!

So I just decided to get tickets for this. I just got a Friday/Saturday ticket but it's going to be awesome. Gutted I miss And So I Watch You From Afar and Boss Keloid on Thursday! However, I'm proper excited to see:

Anathema
Glassjaw
Leprous
Zeal & Ardor
Pelican
Vennart
Poly-Math
Arcane Roots
Alcest
Giraffes? Giraffes!
Black Peaks
Plini
Mol
Man, I swear I would join you if I had the money, this is the best festival line-up I have seen in a long time. Gonna move to Berlin in August so I need to save up some dough. Also took part in a contest to win some free tickets, if I would have won that I was totally down to pay travel costs but I lost :'(

My next show(s) are on the 14th (technically also the morning of the 15th) of July. Going to 2 festivals on the same day:

Dynamo Metal Fest: Ghost, Ministry, TBA (Sons of Apollo originally but they just canceled), Overkill, Annihilator, Leprous, I Am Morbid, Iron Reagan, Elephant

Kliko Fest (19:00 - 06:00 punk/rock festival):
(https://www.patronaat.nl/download/?id=20898492&maxWidth=737&width=737&zc=1)
Really just there to see Fidlar

Hope we get a decent replacement for Sons of Apollo. Just saw they are also playing at Progpower Europe in October so hope to catch them there.

Bought my tickets for Progressive Alliance in Eindhoven (Effenaar) in november. You might be interesed as Ne Obliviscaris and Ihsahn are headlining.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Train of Naught on July 05, 2018, 02:25:17 PM
I was very interested in that! But unfortunately I won't be in The Netherlands at that time. Buuut the band I told you about managing the record label I'll be working at in Berlin also plays there, so if I'm lucky I get to join them on this trip and go see some Dutch friends at that show :D

But yeah, that line-up is amazing! Ihsahn and Ne Obliviscaris are the two names of bands I love on that line-up but have yet to see live. The Ocean, Rosetta and Astrosaur are all great live I can assure you!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: twosuitsluke on July 05, 2018, 05:17:33 PM
Make sure you check out The Dwarves at that Kliko Fest, great band!

Shame you can't make it to ArcTangent dude, it really is a great line up. Unfortunately most of my friends don't know a single band on the line up. I've managed to convince a few to come though (who do know one or two bands).
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: ReaperKK on July 06, 2018, 04:48:16 AM
I saw Better Than Ezra and Barenaked Ladies last night. It was a good show with some killer seats. Ed (lead singer of BNL) was coming off being sick so he was clearly struggling but other than that it was a solid performance.

Up next: Ludovico Einaudi July 10th.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: SwedishGoose on July 06, 2018, 07:10:11 AM
Saw King Crimson yesterday... it was totally magical

Tonight is the second of the two KC shows.... hope to hear the facorites that were not played yesterday today instead.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: twosuitsluke on July 07, 2018, 06:31:42 AM
Going to see Toots and the Maytals, in October, with my girlfriend  :hat :hat :hat

She's massively into her reggae and it's probably the only genre of music where our tastes crossover (and trip-hop I guess). Gonna be good.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on July 07, 2018, 11:41:55 AM
Ah Toots, that'll be cool.

We made it to Vermont for today's reggae festival. I've never been to Vermont before and already loving the green mountains here.  Also the state just legalized so it's going to be a fun concert full of stoners  :hat
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: TAC on July 07, 2018, 11:44:06 AM
I'm hope you'll have the Cramcorder running. Can't wait to see this.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on July 07, 2018, 12:15:32 PM
I'm hope you'll have the Cramcorder running. Can't wait to see this.

I got a new memory card so I can record even more since this is a 8 hour concert. But I'm not sure this music is something you'd like lol
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: TAC on July 07, 2018, 12:16:46 PM
I'm hope you'll have the Cramcorder running. Can't wait to see this.

I got a new memory card so I can record even more since this is a 8 hour concert. But I'm not sure this music is something you'd like lol

I was thinking more along the lines of "Heavy Metal Parking Lot".
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: SchecterShredder on July 07, 2018, 12:58:33 PM
Trivium and Avatar on the same bill October 25th. I'm really looking forward to that show! Those are 2 of my favorite metal bands right now.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: twosuitsluke on July 09, 2018, 09:59:40 AM
Bought tickets to see The Mad Caddies (for a gig in about 3 weeks time) for £12 yesterday! Such a ridiculously cheap price to see one of my favourite bands! Bonus to all this is that I'm going with some buddies that I probably haven't been to a gig with in at least 10 years.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on July 09, 2018, 10:19:39 AM
Nice, love a good ska show  :yarr

The festival in Vermont last weekend was SO much fun.  Maybe one of the best concerts of the year for me, and that's saying something.  Just the quality and quantity were really high here.  Show started with Matisyahu, who is alright.  I'd say he has some good reggae music, but also does some rap and a lot of beat blasting.  It was pretty cool, he has a full band and for the opener, had a decent crowd there already for him.  He did an encore, which is odd for an opener, and I was standing right in front of the sound booth and when he left the stage, the next bands sound crew came into the booth and I could hear them arguing about having 5 more minutes  :lol (you can hear them arguing in my video).  He did his hit single One Day, but he did it very differently.  I guess for essentially a one hit wonder, it's not that odd to change up the one song he plays every single day.  But I didn't really enjoy it, neither did my gf who was quite dissapointed with this version.  Either way, solid way to start the day.

Then came Pepper, who maybe did my favorite set of the day.  They just joke around so much on stage and interact with the crowds.  Lots of lol moments on that set, but their rock/reggae/ska sound is just so awesome and chill.  For their last song, a huge blow up joint was thrown into the crowd which got everyone going nuts since Vermont had just legalized so there was lots of that going on already, now through a huge J into the crowd and well, yea. 

The third band was probably my least interested artist, Lupe Fiasco.  But it became clear that a large amount of the audience came for him.  He has a few hit singles that blow away anything from anyone else had recently released performing at the festival.  It was also my first time seeing a rap artist live.  His rapping was good, he put the effort in and I respect that.  I just have a hard time loving a DJ vs. a full band.  Some of his music was clearly something a band could play (wasn't all technoy, some of the music the DJ was playing was funky and cool) which kind of makes it dissapointing to see almost everything besides his own vocals pumped in.  However, the crowd loved it.  He did seem a bit unprepared though.  A couple times he mentioned having too much time and was killing it by talking between songs and then ended a bit early.  The second half of his set was pretty enjoyable overall, and my gf loved it.  She wanted to see him the most.

Then was intermission essentially as the first 3 bands got 3 hours and the last two bands got 3 hours.  We ate some delicious food, lobster rolls and fresh waffles with chocolate.  The booze was flowing, it was sponsored by Angry Orchards and you could only buy their products which was kind of crappy as I can't have more than one cider without getting an upset stomach, but the had their Truly vodka soda drinks that were pretty good.  I had A LOT of that  :lol  They also had an arcade tent which was a blast playing ski ball.  It was free too.  I got to say the arcade truck was a total shit show.  Screaming laughing and drinking was out of control in there.  Those 15 minutes were some of the most fun of the day.

Then came Dirty Heads.  I would say I like half of their songs that I've heard.  They do a rap reggae type of music as well as acoustic beach type music.  Their set started with a lot more of the rappy type stuff, but what I love and respect even more is a full band.  A drummer, a percussionist, two keyboard, a bass, and a guitar.  They could play their music which brings so much more life to the live show.  I've seen them before so there was nothing new here besides knowing their music more now.  They were fun and it was disappointing that Matisyahu didn't come out for their song with him.  Apparently he had to leave the show early to get to his next gig.  They did do Lay Me Down with Rome from Sublime though which was probably the highlight of their set for me.

And finally when it got dark Sublime with Rome came on.  The crowd had kind of died a bit by then which was nice as there were A LOT of people there overall.  I was really happy with their set.  We saw them a couple months ago, but they actually changed things up a bit and played a few more original songs (not old Sublime songs) which I found to be really good overall.  However, I think it was pretty clear Rome and Eric were really messed up.  Romes guitar playing was a bit sloppy and Eric was actually singing (who knows what though) multiple times.  I overall liked their set though because it was different when i expected it to be the same.  For once, they surprised me a bit.

Angry Orchard Rock The Roots Festival @ Mount Snow, Dover VT (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=he1kBgZ_Qt8)

Got two weeks before the next show, Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson.  I'm just going to that for shits and giggles  :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: ReaperKK on July 10, 2018, 08:58:33 PM
Just got back from Ludovico Einaudi and it was a really special show. A lot different from what I'm used but it was a great venue with some talented individuals and some instruments that I've never seen before.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Kattelox on July 10, 2018, 09:26:22 PM
Haven't bought tix yet but I'm banking on Florence + The Machine at the United Center in Chicago, Friday 10/19.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: kingshmegland on July 14, 2018, 10:25:55 AM
My buddy had 2 extra tickets for the Foo Fighters at Fenway Park. We are up above in the club seats so that's an awesome spot for the show.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Train of Naught on July 16, 2018, 04:17:33 AM
Shoutout to Ghost! Don't really like their music apart from a couple songs, but they put up an amazing show last Saturday!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: ReaperKK on July 16, 2018, 05:16:58 AM
I've heard of them for the first time a few weeks ago. I have to check them out.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on July 16, 2018, 08:31:55 AM
Shoutout to Ghost! Don't really like their music apart from a couple songs, but they put up an amazing show last Saturday!

Yea, especially for a band that's sort of thrown together.  As in, those guys haven't been playing together for a terribly long time, but they come across really well as a band, like you would never know the Ghouls have been shifted in/out between the last couple years.  They are a good live band, I'm thinking of seeing them at the end of the year.

My buddy had 2 extra tickets for the Foo Fighters at Fenway Park. We are up above in the club seats so that's an awesome spot for the show.

That's sick

Debating about going to the Pixies and Weezer concert Friday night.  It's local and should be able to get a cheap ticket day of.  The GF has plans so I may not have much else going on so why not.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Cyclopssss on July 17, 2018, 04:10:03 AM
Seeing Pain of Salvation in September.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Vmadera00 on July 17, 2018, 05:15:37 AM
Just saw foo fighters yesterday.

Coheed and Cambria on Saturday and Five Finger Death Punch in August.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: axeman90210 on July 17, 2018, 08:58:10 AM
Weighing going to see Thank You Scientist tomorrow night. Kind of a pain to go all the way into Brooklyn on a Wednesday, so trying to find out when TYS goes on so I can guess when I might get home.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Nachtmerrie on July 19, 2018, 01:26:17 PM
Shoutout to Ghost! Don't really like their music apart from a couple songs, but they put up an amazing show last Saturday!

Based on the reviews I should have stayed till the end. I wasn't in the mood to wait 2 hours after Overkill as I find most of the Ghost songs pretty boring.

I was very happy to see Leprous and Vuur. Already got my tickets for Leprous with Agent Fresco in september. Smaller venue which suits their music way better.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: lonestar on July 19, 2018, 04:56:04 PM
Think I'll add Summer Slaughter to my list, Allegeon, Erra, Born of Osiris and BtBaM should be an ear splitting evening.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: The Curious Orange on July 20, 2018, 03:41:47 AM
What kind of band name is Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs? :lol

I was liking "Death and the Penguin" as a band name too.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: kingshmegland on July 20, 2018, 08:52:12 AM
Shoutout to Ghost! Don't really like their music apart from a couple songs, but they put up an amazing show last Saturday!

Yea, especially for a band that's sort of thrown together.  As in, those guys haven't been playing together for a terribly long time, but they come across really well as a band, like you would never know the Ghouls have been shifted in/out between the last couple years.  They are a good live band, I'm thinking of seeing them at the end of the year.

My buddy had 2 extra tickets for the Foo Fighters at Fenway Park. We are up above in the club seats so that's an awesome spot for the show.

That's sick

Debating about going to the Pixies and Weezer concert Friday night.  It's local and should be able to get a cheap ticket day of.  The GF has plans so I may not have much else going on so why not.

On my love hate music meter, Weezer is up there on the love side.  The Pixies are my most hated band of all time.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on July 20, 2018, 09:29:19 AM
Never heard of the Pixies, my gf and I youtubed a few songs and both agreed we aren't interested  :lol but we are definitely planning on going tonight.  I saw Weezer last year at Red Rocks for the first time and thought they were solid.  Brought back memories of childhood when I loved them.  However, since I don't really follow them, I didn't realize they had a very popular cover of Africa recently and it was brought on by a girl trolling them on twitter  :lol https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGQyeO3_1ec (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGQyeO3_1ec)  They close the set with this before the encore, I'm actually really excited to see it.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: kingshmegland on July 20, 2018, 09:48:10 AM
Did you know they trolled her back by releasing a cover of Toto's Rosanna first before releasing Africa? :lol


My first time seeing Weezer was with No Doubt opening in 1996.  What a great double bill.  That was also for Tragic Kingdom which is a fantastic album.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on July 20, 2018, 10:11:50 AM
I really could never get into No Doubt even though they were music right up my alley especially for back then.  That was a pretty cool line up though
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Nick on July 20, 2018, 10:37:24 AM
So far:
2018-02-03 – Rausch and Echoes at Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore
2018-02-15 – Eden at Chicago in Allentown
2018-02-22 - Neal Morse (solo) at Sellersville Theater in Sellersville
2018-04-25 - Steven Wilson at Keswick in Glenside
2018-04-28 - Steven Wilson at Playstation Theater in NYC 
2018-04-29 - Steven Wilson at Playstation Theater in NYC 
2018-05-04 - District 97 and Brand X at Majestic Theater in Gettysburg
2018-05-05 - Cell15, Perfect Beings, Barock Project, and Threshold at Majestic Theater in Gettysburg
2018-05-06 - Valdez, Lines in the Sky, Flor de Loto, Special Providence, and PFM at Majestic Theater in Gettysburg
2018-05-13 - Valdez and 3rDegree at Roxy and Dukes in Dunellen
2018-05-25 – Thank You Scientist, Lor, and Hungry Ghost at Milkboy in Philadelphia
2018-06-02 – MindMaze at Steel Pub in Bethlehem
2018-07-13 – Deafening Opera, Retrospective, Antimatter, Threshold, Riverside, and Big Big Train at Night of the Prog in Lorelei
2018-07-14 – Smalltape, Rikard Sjoblom's Gungfly, Wobbler, Long Distance Calling, Mystery, The Sea Within, and Camel at Night of the Prog in Lorelei

And tentatively upcoming:
2018-08-04 – Outside the Wall at Riverside in Easton
2018-09-07 – Manimal, Persefone, Bloodbound, Labyrinth, Redemption, and Sons of Apollo at ProgPowerUSA in Atlanta
2018-10-05 – Orpheus Nine, In Continuum, and Michael Sadler at ProgStock in Rahway
2018-10-06 – IQ at ProgStock in Rahway
2018-10-07 – IZZ, Evership, Mystery, and Jobson Plays UK at ProgStock in Rahway
2018-11-02 – Haken, Leprous, and Bent Knee at Underground Arts in Philadelphia
2018-11-03 – Haken, Leprous, and Bent Knee at Highline Ballroom in NYC
2018-11-04 – Haken, Leprous, and Bent Knee at The Sinclair in Boston
2018-12-01 – Haken, Leprous, and Bent Knee at Bottom Lounge in Chicago
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on July 20, 2018, 03:00:31 PM
Damn, Avenged Sevenfold cancelled their tour due to the singer having health issues with his vocal cords.   :sadpanda:
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: ReaperKK on July 20, 2018, 08:16:34 PM
That sucks, the entire tour?
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: KevShmev on July 20, 2018, 10:27:02 PM
Two nights of Morsefest in less than two months!

And then I will see Roger Hodgson in the middle of November, and then Haken a few weeks later.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on July 21, 2018, 09:53:20 AM
That sucks, the entire tour?

Yup, no singing for 3 months for M Shadows

Weezer was a blast last night, good times.  I got a song (In the Garage (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQYenRPt-qo)) but was more of a social event than a concert viewing show last night so didn't really bust out the camera much at all. 
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: jingle.boy on July 21, 2018, 01:31:11 PM
2018-10-05 – Orpheus Nine, In Continuum, and Michael Sadler at ProgStock in Rahway
2018-10-06 – IQ at ProgStock in Rahway
2018-10-07 – IZZ, Evership, Mystery, and Jobson Plays UK at ProgStock in Rahway

Are you skipping Enchant?  Is that when you're doing your other schtick?
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: v_clortho on July 21, 2018, 07:56:42 PM
I'm seeing Marah in the mainsail next Friday, the Family Crest a week or so after that and Blue October in October.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on July 24, 2018, 04:34:49 PM
About to head over to my local amphitheater for the Twins of Evil tour with Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson.  I was able to snag an awesome seat for super cheap and am pretty excited to see the show now (I had a super cheap lawn seat that I sold and got my money back to upgrade myself, especially if it rains tonight).  I've never been a Manson fan, but interested in seeing his set, and also kind of dig Zombie's live show.  His songs are mostly miss for me, but his live show includes the songs I do like and his performance and presentation are usually top notch (including John 5 on guitar) so I am excited.  They are also doing a Beatles cover (Helter Skelter) together that should be interesting.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: twosuitsluke on July 27, 2018, 10:39:26 AM
Just bought my tickets to see Caligula's Horse/Circles/I Built the Sky. Fucking bargain for £13!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on July 30, 2018, 08:21:40 AM
New concerts added to my list for the rest of the year:

August 2nd - Smashing Pumpkins @ PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel NJ
August 5th - Rise Against, AFI, and Anti-Flag @ Stone Pony Summerstage, Asbury Park NJ
August 10th - 311 and Offspring @ Festival Pier, Philadelphia PA
September 5-8th ProgPower USA @ Center Stage, Atlanta GA
September 10th - Ozzy Osbourne and Stone Sour @ PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel NJ
October 17th - Dirty Heads @ Playstation Theater, New York City, NY
October 20th - Metallica @ Bryce Jordan Center, University Park PA
November 3rd - Haken and Leprous @ Highline Ballroom, New York City, NY
December 1st - Steven Wilson @ Starland Ballroom, Sayreville NJ
December 15th - Ghost @ Barclays Center, Brooklyn NJ

Two concerts this week, really looking forward to the Smashing Pumpkins, never seen them before and they are doing a 31 song set list of all their older stuff for the 90s that I was a fan of.  I kind of don't really listen to them anymore, but listening to them the last week has gotten me excited. 
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: twosuitsluke on July 31, 2018, 11:32:04 AM
Just gone back through this thread and realised the only gig I've been to this year (as Protest the Hero cancelled their tour) is Mogwai, back in Feb! What the fuck!

I mean, I've got some good stuff coming up:

Mad Caddies tomorrow
ArcTangent in two weeks
Leprous/Agent Fresco in September
Toots and the Maytals in October
Caligula's Horse in November
Very likely Slayer's farewell tour in November.

Also likely I'll be seeing the following, later this year, if I can get the time off work:

Mono
Enslaved/High on Fire
Reel Big Fish/Less Than Jake
Damnation festival
Elder
Yob
The Slackers
Vennart
Zeal and Ardor
Clutch
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on July 31, 2018, 11:37:50 AM
Kind of crazy but saw this headline today about the Smashing Pumpkins show that I am going to on Thursday

https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/smashing-pumpkins-to-be-joined-by-courtney-love-chino-moreno-davey-havok-at-30th-anniversary-concert/ (https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/smashing-pumpkins-to-be-joined-by-courtney-love-chino-moreno-davey-havok-at-30th-anniversary-concert/)

I'm pretty excited cause that's a nice list of special guests and for a 31 song, 2 hour and 45 minute show, I feel like it was steal to get tickets this way....

essentially the show isn't selling well at all.  Almost the entire venue was for sale yesterday (today they must have put a hold on tickets as half the seats arent available now) but they just had a 10 minute 10 dollar sale on lawn tickets so I got two of those, no fees 20 bucks.  However, I told my gf I want a seat (A, in case it rains, and B, with this special show I want a view) so I used an old email I got for seat upgrades and apparently the link still works for all the concerts if the seats are available... so for 20 bucks flat per ticket, I got upgraded to the 15th row.  Not bad for 30 dollars each to get 15th row seats for such a cool show.  Looking forward to capturing a lot of it on video and seeing them for the first time ever.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: ReaperKK on August 06, 2018, 04:49:06 AM
Saw Counting Crows/Live/Boom Forest last night.

Boom forest I'd never heard of but they weren't that bad

Live was killer, they sounding amazing and put on an amazing show. First time I've ever seen a band have two drummers throughout the entire show.

Counting Crows were one of the most dull bands I've seen live. Adam Duritz talks so much between songs, roughly 30 minutes in total of talking (by the time we left). I didn't really mind as my gf was there for Counting Crows but I felt bad as she was pretty disappointed.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on August 06, 2018, 07:43:31 AM
That's annoying, I am going to try and see that show next week, mostly for Live who I've never seen before and it's a cheap local show.  Just hope I can get out of work in time to see their full set since it's a Tuesday and they aren't the headliners.

Last week was an unbelievable show for the Smashing Pumpkins 30th Anniversary.  Apparently they plan on doing a few shows to celebrate, but the first one seemed kind of random as they sold out MSG the night before and added this show in NJ later, but it really didn't sell well for such a large venue.  I managed to get 15th row tickets for 30 bucks (including fees).  We were on the side, but it didn't matter considering the price and occasion.

There were lots of special guests for this 28 song set they played (a bit shorter set actually than the rest of the tour, they went on abut 15 minutes late).  But after the initial set of SP songs, out the guests started flowing.  First was Chino Moreno, singer of the Deftones, who sang two SP songs that haven't been played in awhile.  Then we got the hit Tonight Tonight and a really cool cover of Stairway to Heaven  :metal  We then got two more classic SP tracks performed with Dave Keuning and Mark Stoermer of The Killers.  My gf's favorite guest was next, Mark McGrath from Sugar Ray and they performed his hit song Fly (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eib-CQJ37Uw) before going into a really surprising cover song of Breaking the Law.  Seeing Mark sing this song was awesome, he was loving it and so energetic on stage.  That was probably the highlight for me (and I guess the most metal moment of the night). 

That wasn't nearly all.  I'm not sure if people actually like her or not, but then Billy Corgan brought out Courtney Love and they performed her hit song Celebrity Skin by Hole (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGD5uzutrbU) and they also performed another Hole song, Malibu, before going into the song Bullet with Butterfly Wings together.  So having never seen Courtney Love before, I must say, she is exactly what I would have expected she would be if this was still her hey day, but some things never change.  She looked and sounded intoxicated.  She said a few really dumb things between songs, and could hardly sing.  I'll say this though, this was entertaining though  :lol

Next guest was Peter Hook and they did a few of his songs together including the final songs with guests.  The last surprise was Davey Havok of AFI and one of my favorite singers, they performed the Joy Division song Transmission (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEoNUDkpds0).  I love his style and voice (more to come on him next).  Courtney Love came back out and they did another Joy Division cover still with Davey and Peter as well.  Just epic.  The encore was the new single and another cover which seemed anti climatic after everything that just happened.

So back to Davey Havok and AFI, I guess the reason he could be a guest while on tour was because AFI were in town.  I caught them yesterday at the Stone Pony Summer Stage outside along the shore.  I got there in time to see Anti-Flag, who I've seen a few times, but I wasn't really into their set.  I honestly wasn't terribly loving this concert because the sun was just beating down on us.  The humidity was tough too, but the sun coming down behind the stage made viewing the bands really difficult.  AFI played 10 songs and were awesome, but I was bummed about the short set.  The sun was setting behind them as they played, which was cool and bad.  It looked great, but so hard to consistently watch. Also, my video kind of came out like shit because of the lighting.  AFI were really good though, got one really really old song which was cool (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HZy50R7WLA) and Davey was great live again. 
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: ReaperKK on August 06, 2018, 08:12:36 AM
That sounds like a good time and a hell of a long setlist. I really wish i got th chance to see smashing pumpkins.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Train of Naught on August 07, 2018, 04:20:12 AM
Saw Kamasi Washington last night in the most beautiful venue I'd ever attended, an open air theatre in the woods next to the dunes
(https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/38777991_1892428120795989_750562770679758848_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=6b69a986e92492397dc653529238c0f5&oe=5C0D6C6F)

Man, for someone that goes to a shitton of concerts, always in regular venues, this was a super cool new experience.

Next concert option is Frontierer on the 15th of August, but that's the same night as the night I arrive in my new place, and I imagine I'll be too exhausted to go because I'll be traveling all day and would only have about 30 minutes to move into my new apartment before going, and then I would only catch Frontierer and not any of the 3 (?) openers
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on August 07, 2018, 07:00:12 AM
Wow that is a pretty cool looking venue, and theres like a moat around the stage
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Train of Naught on August 07, 2018, 09:19:49 AM
Yeah, it's so when the kids are standing close to the edge, the saxophone player won't be able to jump towards them and attack them :corn
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on August 07, 2018, 09:21:51 AM
Hey, Train of Naught, you are in Amsterdam?  I am going to be there for the last two weeks of August for work.  You know of any concerts going on that might be of interest?  My searches have shown up empty besides Justin Timberlake but maybe a local would know better.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Train of Naught on August 07, 2018, 09:35:48 AM
Oh fuck, what day are you arriving? I am currently, but I'm moving to Berlin for half a year and leaving the 15th, so I think we will miss each other. :-[ would've been cool to meet up.

Therefore I haven't really kept track of concerts in the area from that date onward, but if you happen to be here on the 14th, Larry and his Flask are playing at the venue I work at, I know that style of punk is the sorta music you dig, but you probably won't be here by then? That's in a venue called Patronaat in Haarlem (city close to Amsterdam).

Otherwise it's a pretty empty set of weeks concert-wise, honestly. This venue called Vondelbunker (a shelter inside a bridge in Vondelpark) always has solid productions but it's more alternative, psychedelic rock, post-rock, garage-rock etc. for the most part. You can check out their schedule and see if anything sounds interesting, I think they always include descriptions of the acts and always in English: https://www.facebook.com/pg/vondelbunker/events/?ref=page_internal

There's a venue close to that one with a similar type of vibe called OCCII, you could look that up.

And in the center there are some nice rock cafés, my favourites are Cafe the Minds and Waterhole (this one has live productions too sometimes)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on August 07, 2018, 09:45:49 AM
Yea, I'll be there too late, arriving the 20th and leaving the 31st.  Sucks that its like a dead period, I know I saw some shows that I'd attend both before and after I am there.  Sucks, but this business trip I actually think I'll have to to take in a concert or something, and of course there's nothing on schedule, I checked the three venues you listed and I don't even see any shows for most of them, and the few I have no idea who they are.  Thanks for sharing though.  I won't rule out seeing Justin Timberlake though  :lol
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Train of Naught on August 07, 2018, 09:55:10 AM
Rather you than me :lol but I say that as someone who never really liked Justin Timberlake apart from a couple songs. There's an amazing festival coming up in The Netherlands that's pretty close to Amsterdam but that's, you know, a festival. Probably can't afford to take 3 days off during a business trip, and it has a bigger focus on hip-hop than rock (even though I personally like a lot of it, I wouldn't recommend it on DTF).
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on August 07, 2018, 09:59:48 AM
Yea probably not for me, and I have no real interest in JT, just as something to do honestly and my hotel is next to the arena.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Ben_Jamin on August 07, 2018, 12:26:47 PM
Decided on getting Godsmack/Shinedown tickets yesterday. Founs they had some good seats in the lower bowl, center. So I snatched those. It was a great last minute show.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: twosuitsluke on August 07, 2018, 12:30:35 PM
Therefore I haven't really kept track of concerts in the area from that date onward, but if you happen to be here on the 14th, Larry and his Flask are playing at the venue I work at, I know that style of punk is the sorta music you dig, but you probably won't be here by then? That's in a venue called Patronaat in Haarlem (city close to Amsterdam).

Damn, Larry and His Flask are one of the best live bands I've ever seen! I'd highly recommend to anyone (especially you cram). They aren't really punk music but they have that punk attitude. Train, are you going to get to see them then, seeing as you're leaving the next day?
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Train of Naught on August 07, 2018, 12:35:14 PM
I was originally going to work that shift, but as I leave in the morning the next day and the show demoted from the small hall to the café due to low ticket sales (this is awesome because the café is much more intimate and well-suited for any type of high energy rock-related set) they could take off a couple people. I wanted to take that evening off because I imagine I might want to do last-minute checks for my luggage/documents and that type of stuff. A bit unfortunate, if it were 1 day earlier I would have gone for sure.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on August 14, 2018, 07:28:52 AM
The GF and I took off work last Friday to spend the day in Philly and then went to the 311, Offspring, and Gym Class Heroes concert outside at the Penn's Landing Festival Pier right on the river.  Awesome venue, my second time there and just confirmed how much more I like this compared to the similar venue Stone Pony Summer Stage near me that I had gone to last week.  Anyway, I was blown away by how cool Gym Class Heroes were.  I didn't know a single song of theirs and loved their funkiness.  The bass player was great, and the two singers really killed it.  I wasn't expecting that at all having not known who the band was (I now know they have a few hit songs with some well known musicians) and then to just be blown off my ass with awesome funk and hip hop.  Anyway, Offspring is a bit different type of music, but were really good.  This may have been my favorite of the 3 times I've seen them.  Really cool set list and of the one rotated song, we got Smash which is a favorite of mine.  Their piano version of Gone Away (I saw it last year) was still really chilling and awesome. And of course 311 was amazing as usual, crowd was real rowdy for them which added to the fun of the show.  They played a "hits" setlist which kind of sucks for the hardcore fan that is used to getting a few rare songs each time.  However, I did tweet to the bassist Pnut to play Too Much to Think for my GF which he liked on twitter and then they played it  :metal So not sure how much my tweet influenced them or not, but I'd like to think it did.

311, The Offspring, And Gym Class Heroes LIVE @ Festival Pier, Philadelphia PA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0j4j-GfgldU)

If I can get out of work at a decent time, going to try to make this concert tonight:

Counting Crows and Live @ PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel NJ
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: twosuitsluke on August 16, 2018, 03:56:45 PM
So ArcTangent is tomorrow and I'm so hyped!

So ArcTangent Festival have added more bands to their line up today:

(https://www.arctangent.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Day-Splits-Complete_FINAL_V2-e1525346545171.jpeg)

Not sure I can really miss this!

Narrowed down the bands that I'm not willing to miss at any cost! It's an incredible line up and I frankly can't wait  :metal

So bands I'm going to be right in the pit for (in order of hype levels):

Leprous
Black Peaks
Vennart
Alcest
Zeal & Ardor
Telepathy
Plini
Arcane Roots
Anathema
VLMV
Myrkur
Poly-Math
Glassjaw
Giraffes? Giraffes!
Pelican
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: ReaperKK on August 16, 2018, 06:10:26 PM
I'd say Pelican would be the highlight for me.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: faizoff on August 16, 2018, 07:18:30 PM
Went to the Taylor Swift concert on Tuesday night and man was it a blast. Crazy good stage, catchy songs, some stripped down acoustic tracks, really talented musician. It was a bit awkward being a man in his 40s with his wife among a sea of teens and preteens. Even though I probably knew like 2 songs from her setlist, every song was entertaining in its own right and have to sort of admit that this concert was even better than the Coldplay one - presentation wise.

I also mulling on going to the game of thrones orchestra concert next month. I've read it's got great visuals that go with the music. Have time to decide on that.

Also just decided to attend the Nine Inch Nails concert next month in Atlanta, never been to one of their shows so it should be fun.

And then I've got Steven Wilson in December. Fun times ahead...
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: kingshmegland on August 16, 2018, 07:23:21 PM
Progstock in October.   DTF meetup with 7 of us!

Haken/Leporus Nov in Boston on the wife's birthday!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Architeuthis on August 16, 2018, 07:43:16 PM
Saw Kamasi Washington last night in the most beautiful venue I'd ever attended, an open air theatre in the woods next to the dunes
(https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/38777991_1892428120795989_750562770679758848_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=6b69a986e92492397dc653529238c0f5&oe=5C0D6C6F)

Man, for someone that goes to a shitton of concerts, always in regular venues, this was a super cool new experience.

Next concert option is Frontierer on the 15th of August, but that's the same night as the night I arrive in my new place, and I imagine I'll be too exhausted to go because I'll be traveling all day and would only have about 30 minutes to move into my new apartment before going, and then I would only catch Frontierer and not any of the 3 (?) openers
Wow, where is that venue??
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: lonestar on August 16, 2018, 09:48:21 PM
About to head over to my local amphitheater for the Twins of Evil tour with Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson.  I was able to snag an awesome seat for super cheap and am pretty excited to see the show now (I had a super cheap lawn seat that I sold and got my money back to upgrade myself, especially if it rains tonight).  I've never been a Manson fan, but interested in seeing his set, and also kind of dig Zombie's live show.  His songs are mostly miss for me, but his live show includes the songs I do like and his performance and presentation are usually top notch (including John 5 on guitar) so I am excited.  They are also doing a Beatles cover (Helter Skelter) together that should be interesting.

A friend of mine just offered me a freebie to this show. Never been a massive fan of either band, but hard to pass up free metal.

The upcoming months are looking quite busy, starting with Gloryhammer and Alestorm, then Amorphis, possibly AL Dimeola and JR, Angra and Niviane, and of course Progstock with IQ, Enchant and Mystery.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on August 17, 2018, 06:49:14 AM
About to head over to my local amphitheater for the Twins of Evil tour with Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson.  I was able to snag an awesome seat for super cheap and am pretty excited to see the show now (I had a super cheap lawn seat that I sold and got my money back to upgrade myself, especially if it rains tonight).  I've never been a Manson fan, but interested in seeing his set, and also kind of dig Zombie's live show.  His songs are mostly miss for me, but his live show includes the songs I do like and his performance and presentation are usually top notch (including John 5 on guitar) so I am excited.  They are also doing a Beatles cover (Helter Skelter) together that should be interesting.

A friend of mine just offered me a freebie to this show. Never been a massive fan of either band, but hard to pass up free metal.

The upcoming months are looking quite busy, starting with Gloryhammer and Alestorm, then Amorphis, possibly AL Dimeola and JR, Angra and Niviane, and of course Progstock with IQ, Enchant and Mystery.

If the music isn't your thing (which I get) take a look around and at least get some entertainment out of the people who come out to these shows.  I was surprised, I'd say half the crowd were females and most of them wearing little clothing.  A lot of people in bondage type clothing as well.  I stood outside for 15 minutes before entering the venue to people watch.   I captured a small bit of this in my video from the concert  :lol
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: chknptpie on August 17, 2018, 07:03:47 AM
Saw the last stop for Coheed and TBS. Amazing show. Each band sounded great and the set lists were awesome. Loved the little xfiles/alien prank TBS played on Coheed.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Architeuthis on August 18, 2018, 01:35:11 PM
Just saw Halestorm and In This Moment in Seattle last night. Both bands were fantastic, even though I was there for Halestorm,, and they absolutely killed it!!! :metal :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: twosuitsluke on August 19, 2018, 05:16:08 PM
So I was at ArcTangent over the weekend. I arrived later than planned on the Friday, due to traffic, so unfortunately missed Vennart  :yeahright

I didn't let that get me down too much though as there was too much good music going on (quick round up to follow).

Leprous

They were always going to be my highlight of the festival and they totally delivered. I mean the set had a few too many songs from Malina (even though I like the album) but I had a blast singing epic Leprous choruses, like only they can write, with random strangers and a bottle of rum  :metal

Black Peaks

They surpassed expectation and were really good live. Will definitely be getting their debut and the new one when it's out.

Alcest

This band finished off my weekend as I drove home after seeing them. Their sound was perfect for a dreary end to the day as it all clouded over and started to rain. It was very atmospheric.

Zeal & Ardor

Takes the award for "band that won over the most new fans" at the festival. Most people I spoke to had no idea who they were but came away like "that totally shouldn't work, but it really does!". I asked a lot of people I got chatting to if they'd caught them and no one seemed to have a bad word. I also appreciated them more in a live setting. Definitely going to see them when they headline near me later this year.

Telepathy

Their sound was LOUD! I went to use a porta-loo whilst they were playing and it felt like a helicopter was taking off next to me. So much bass. Really tight live and another highlight.

Plini

Was ok to be honest, nothing more. I enjoyed it but not much in the way of stage presence for me. They sounded pretty good though.

Glassjaw

I'll be honest, I was pretty wasted by the time they hit the stage. I remember enjoying it but I couldn't tell you why  :lol

Conjurer

Suprise of the weekend. I wasn't originally planning to check them out as I wasn't massively impressed by their debut. A friend of mine wanted to go though so I went with. They. Kicked. Ass! Super heavy, and I was kinda mesmerised by the whole performance. I'll give their album another listen. Live they were more up my alley though. Awesome
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Train of Naught on August 19, 2018, 05:21:13 PM
Mire really was one of my surprise AOTY contenders this year, Conjurer is on to some crazy good shit within the heavy music scene. Sounds like a Pelagic Records band for sure. Would kill to see them live as I already love their album listening to it  normally.

I've heard from my friends who've seen Zeal & Ardor today that it was the best shit ever, so I'm super hyped to see them headline in Berlin somewhere in November!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: twosuitsluke on August 19, 2018, 05:25:59 PM
Mire really was one of my surprise AOTY contenders this year, Conjurer is on to some crazy good shit within the heavy music scene. Sounds like a Pelagic Records band for sure. Would kill to see them live as I already love their album listening to it  normally.

I've heard from my friends who've seen Zeal & Ardor today that it was the best shit ever, so I'm super hyped to see them headline in Berlin somewhere in November!

The guys in Conjurer look really young. They blew me away though and I really wasn't expecting much. Zeal and Ardor were honestly so good though. I'm so chuffed they got such a good reaction. They're playing in Bristol in a few months so I'll definitely go.

Also forgot to say, I picked up Boss Keloid's most recent album on Orange vinyl. I love the album cover so may put it up on a wall at home.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Samsara on August 21, 2018, 08:39:25 AM
YES! Some tickets went on sale really cheap for my local Deep Purple/Judas Priest show. 25 bucks for 200 level (all fees included). I'm right on the aisle too, and while stage right, I am all the way over toward center, so it should be killer.

Good year for shows for me.

Fates Warning (2x)
Iced Earth/Sanctuary
Sons of Apollo
Myles Kennedy (acoustic)
Geoff Tate
Helloween (next month)
Deep Purple/Judas Priest (next month)
Stryper (November)

>>>And potentially both Angra, and a show featuring Gus G/VInnie Moore/Richie Kotzen (both next month)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on August 21, 2018, 09:17:32 AM
Haven't updated from last week, but my buddy and I saw Live and Counting Crows (well some of them).  We got there at 7:25 and Live were already on stage playing their first song which pissed me off because it said they were going on at 7:30.  I thought we timed it perfectly as we enjoyed a couple beers in the parking lot.  Oh well, what made up for it was the beautiful double (second was hard to see full) rainbow over the venue.  It was lightly raining and had just topped and we were treated with this beauty: https://twitter.com/Cramx3/status/1029892831303872512 (https://twitter.com/Cramx3/status/1029892831303872512) (the band even liked this clip) Made the setting really unique and special for their set.  I really enjoyed them, I've never seen them before but Throwing Copper was one of the first cassettes I had gotten and I was obsessed with it as a kid.   Cool to see the same guys still doing it, although I did feel the extra guitarist and drummer were a bit much, but what do I know.  Them both being shoved to the side stage made me feel like they were an afterthought.  When Counting Crows came on, the singer just kept talking and talking.  He took a seat on stage to talk.  At that point my friend had enough and we left  :lol  I was never into them and what I had heard wasn't my thing, but I typically would have stayed till the end, but I wasn't objecting.  They weren't enjoyable. 

Live - LIVE @ PNC Bank Arts Center 8/14/18 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7D8O_El8X9Y)

Next concert... now that I am in Amsterdam, seems likely I am going to check out Justin Timberlake at the arena next to my hotel on Saturday.  Everyone I've talked to about this in person has either expressed jealousness or said that it will be fun, even with my metal music preference  :lol  so why not? 
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: ReaperKK on August 21, 2018, 09:26:10 PM
Glad (or not so glad) to see that we weren't the only ones who left during the counting crows gig. I have honestly never seen someone talk so much between and during songs.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on August 22, 2018, 03:55:10 AM
Glad (or not so glad) to see that we weren't the only ones who left during the counting crows gig. I have honestly never seen someone talk so much between and during songs.

I know you had mentioned it before so I kind of was wondering how this would go.  I didn't even say a word to my friend, but as soon as the singer took a seat to keep talking, he was livid.  It was pretty funny actually.  My friend is a guitarist and singer and found his on stage performance to be so terrible and disrespectful. I really couldn't disagree.  The guy wasn't even saying anything interesting, it was like he was just telling really boring stories that went no where. 
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: ReaperKK on August 22, 2018, 04:59:30 AM
Did he tell you the story about driving across the US as a kid and the time he went to West Texas :lol
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on August 22, 2018, 05:15:04 AM
Dont actually remember :lol they weren't worth paying attention to
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Cyclopssss on August 23, 2018, 05:37:58 AM
Band-Maid and Lovebites in November.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Train of Naught on August 23, 2018, 07:06:23 AM
Saw Kamasi Washington last night in the most beautiful venue I'd ever attended, an open air theatre in the woods next to the dunes
(https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/38777991_1892428120795989_750562770679758848_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=6b69a986e92492397dc653529238c0f5&oe=5C0D6C6F)

Man, for someone that goes to a shitton of concerts, always in regular venues, this was a super cool new experience.

Next concert option is Frontierer on the 15th of August, but that's the same night as the night I arrive in my new place, and I imagine I'll be too exhausted to go because I'll be traveling all day and would only have about 30 minutes to move into my new apartment before going, and then I would only catch Frontierer and not any of the 3 (?) openers
Wow, where is that venue??
Sorry I missed this post! It's a venue called Caprera, located in Bloemendaal, The Netherlands. Forest next to the dunes/sea!

The concert agenda is a bit empty right now. Looks like my next gig will be The Hirsch Effekt on the 20th of September @ Nuke Club in Berlin. 10 year anniversary tour :metal :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on August 25, 2018, 11:52:08 AM
I got a first row on the top section for tongihts Justin Timberlake concert in Amsterdam that is pretty much sold out.  I paid 101 euros about 117 USD face value after fees on ticketmaster.  Which apparently is a steal.  He is playing at MSG in October and you are looking at $200 for worse seats.  This aint my music but Im looking forward to a different type of show and hopefully I get some good videos.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Anguyen92 on August 25, 2018, 01:12:27 PM
^^ I saw a couple of pro-shots of his show from the 20/20 Experience tour and it looked pretty entertaining for the most part.  Naturally, you're probably going to find yourselves in a group full of screaming ladies, but his set is full of big hitters that anybody can enjoy.

Enjoy the show, man.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on August 26, 2018, 03:46:44 AM
Oh totally surrounded by screaming ladies and I can't say I had any issues with it, especially mostly pretty dutch ladies.  Awesome concert last night.  Must say, I was blown away.  The Tennessee Kids (his backing band) sounded fantastic, I must say I feel like maybe it was all fake it sounded so good.  JT played piano, djed, did guitar, danced, sang, was a true front man and entertainer.  From start to finish it was non stop entertainment.  Not every song was my thing, but every song brought something worth paying attention to.  The stage was one of the coolest I had ever seen including the fireside songs which were much closer to me.  I cant wait to get home and review all the video footage, I had a fantastic view and I know I got a lot of really cool moments. 

One thing that annoyed me was to make any purchase in the arena, I needed to convert my euros to tokens and a minimum of 15 euros.  Of course I only had a 10 and 50.  So I got 50 euros worth of tokens and it was 2 for a large beer.  Sooo even with 4 beers  :lol I still had tons of tokens which meant I had to wait on some long line after the show to convert that back to cash.  What a pain and annoying system.  Although it turns out the beers were about 6 euros each if I did my math correctly which puts those Heineys at maybe the best price for beer in an arena that I maybe have ever seen.

I've got a couple songs up on my channel already, heres one:

Justin Timberlake - Say Something LIVE @ Ziggo Dome Amsterdam (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwsukg4TkqQ)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: ReaperKK on August 26, 2018, 06:20:29 AM
Looks like a cool gig cram!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: RodrigoAltaf on August 26, 2018, 02:00:36 PM
Just saw The Dead Daisies on Friday, and this Tuesday I'll be seeing The Temperance Movement!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Anguyen92 on August 31, 2018, 04:38:50 PM
Hey guys, so the Lindsey Stirling/Evanescence concert I'm going to is tomorrow, and I just want to make sure I get this correct.  So since, I bought the ticket through Groupon, if I use the Groupon app and hit "View Voucher" of the event and the people at the front sees the barcode and scan it (similar to the Ticketmaster app, I believe?), I can get in without needing to print my ticket correct?
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on August 31, 2018, 10:39:36 PM
Hey guys, so the Lindsey Stirling/Evanescence concert I'm going to is tomorrow, and I just want to make sure I get this correct.  So since, I bought the ticket through Groupon, if I use the Groupon app and hit "View Voucher" of the event and the people at the front sees the barcode and scan it (similar to the Ticketmaster app, I believe?), I can get in without needing to print my ticket correct?

Yup, I've used groupon before and that's how it works.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Train of Naught on September 01, 2018, 02:01:09 AM
One thing that annoyed me was to make any purchase in the arena, I needed to convert my euros to tokens and a minimum of 15 euros.  Of course I only had a 10 and 50.  So I got 50 euros worth of tokens and it was 2 for a large beer.  Sooo even with 4 beers  :lol I still had tons of tokens which meant I had to wait on some long line after the show to convert that back to cash.  What a pain and annoying system.  Although it turns out the beers were about 6 euros each if I did my math correctly which puts those Heineys at maybe the best price for beer in an arena that I maybe have ever seen.
Yep. Never bought anything inside Ziggo Dome or AFAS (the other big concert hall next to Ziggo) because their system is so shitty. Though something I've noticed recently as well is that The Netherlands seem to be one of the few countries where most people (my age at least) purchase pretty much everything by card, so we never deal with cash. Maybe that would make the token system more convenient, but I'm still doubtful about it. It felt so weird to me going to a convenience store and having to go outside to look for an ATM because I couldn't pay with my card for the first time. :lol
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on September 01, 2018, 06:37:58 AM
One thing that annoyed me was to make any purchase in the arena, I needed to convert my euros to tokens and a minimum of 15 euros.  Of course I only had a 10 and 50.  So I got 50 euros worth of tokens and it was 2 for a large beer.  Sooo even with 4 beers  :lol I still had tons of tokens which meant I had to wait on some long line after the show to convert that back to cash.  What a pain and annoying system.  Although it turns out the beers were about 6 euros each if I did my math correctly which puts those Heineys at maybe the best price for beer in an arena that I maybe have ever seen.
Yep. Never bought anything inside Ziggo Dome or AFAS (the other big concert hall next to Ziggo) because their system is so shitty. Though something I've noticed recently as well is that The Netherlands seem to be one of the few countries where most people (my age at least) purchase pretty much everything by card, so we never deal with cash. Maybe that would make the token system more convenient, but I'm still doubtful about it. It felt so weird to me going to a convenience store and having to go outside to look for an ATM because I couldn't pay with my card for the first time. :lol

 :lol I was so confused, and almost everyone was buying the credits with their cards.  So I had sometime to use the cash machine and talk to the lady for help, but she really didn't do much to help me and slowly a huge line built up behind me.  Oh well, I got my money back from all the unused credits, just thought the system was pretty odd. 

Anyway, I got home yesterday and made my full video from the show (I've got to be the first DTFer to capture JT live in concert right?!):

Justin Timberlake - LIVE @ Ziggo Dome Amsterdam (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwsukg4TkqQ)

And to follow that up, heading to Atlanta Wednesday morning for ProgPower USA 19  :metal :metal :metal

Bands most looking forward to (in order from most to not as most):

Nocturnal Rites
Alestorm
Eclipse
VUUR
Angra
Sons of Apollo
Redemption
Tarja
Bloodbound

I come back on Sunday, then Monday is my last concert at PNC Bank Arts Center before they close the doors for the summer.... Ozzy!  :metal  After my moment of pop, it's going to be a lot of metal for the next week.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Anguyen92 on September 02, 2018, 11:35:28 AM
So, went to the Lindsey Stirling/Evanescence concert yesterday at the FivePoint Amphitheater in Irvine.  I had a good time overall.  Despite being a little confused on where to park, I manage to get a good parking spot early and it was free so that was an additional bonus.  Had a good view in Section 305, 12th row and given that I paid $40.00 for the ticket, it was pretty much a steal and I knew waiting for the Groupon deal will be worth it.

Lindsey Stirling was amazing during her set.  It was everything I hoped for and more.  Great production values, beautiful visuals on the screen, great choreography, sound was good, some good humor and banter in-between songs.  One minor gripe though was that she had an orchestra backing her and I don't think I could have heard it that much and I think that's due to the fact that the main instrument of the set is the violin so it was going to be harder for me to piece it all together.  On another note, she had a good intro video, before playing her opener The Arena, displaying about overcoming obstacles and heartbreaks and how it relates to her going back to her days when she was on America's Got Talent where Sharon Osborne thought Lindsey would go nowhere with her act.  Well, whose laughing now, you old crone?  Another positive is that Lindsey played a song called Shatter Me, where the lead vocals were sung by Halestorm's Lzzy Hale, and playing the role of Lzzy Hale on vocals was Evanescence's Amy Lee and it sounded great.  I didn't think this was ever going to be a thing that was going to happen during this tour, but I'm glad they did it, because it was a good highlight of the show.

The Evanescence's set though was while well-performed and had good orchestration elements (both sets were backed with an orchestra) and Amy Lee sounded great, I felt it was very lacking in other areas for me to deem this an amazing set.  One thing, the guitarists and bassist were sitting down throughout the entire set with the exception of the encore of them doing a cover of No More Tears and they were moving around.  I understand shows with an orchestra there's got to be a certain level of sophistication, but dang it, I thought this would still be a rock concert.  Another thing, I couldn't really piece together the guitars and bass that much during the set and I rather, and this is how I feel, if rock bands are going to do a show with an orchestra, I would prefer the guitars to be more front than the orchestra, while the orchestra still making their presence felt, rather than the other way around (which I think Alter Bridge will accomplish that with their Royal Albert Hall DVD, on a side note).  Otherwise, to me, the set mainly comes down to Amy Lee singing Evanescence songs with an orchestra backing her (which the concept is still solid though, don't get me wrong) without an actual rock band backing.  Another depressing flaw was that they played Bring me to Life pretty early (I think it was around the 5th song of the set) and after that was over, some people left and after My Immortal was played (which was not the closing song), more people left.  There were still a lot of people though throughout the show, just not around the 10,000 or so people that was there when the show started.  On a brighter note, Lindsey Stirling did come out during a song called Hi-Lo (which she did violins on) and during the cover of No More Tears and I felt that her presence really energized the room.

Overall, I had a good night.  I paid $40.00 for the ticket (could have costed me $65 if I bought it through Live Nation).  Had free parking, had a great view, and I enjoyed the atmosphere of being in the FivePoint Amphitheater and I wouldn't mind seeing more shows there now that I understand everything is sorted when it comes to parking and lining up.  Lindsey Stirling delivered an amazing 75 minute set and I would put this set on par with when I saw Foo Fighters (in 2015) and Alter Bridge (2014), but I would not put this on par when I saw Breaking Benjamin (2017), Halestorm (2017), and Myles Kennedy (a more active crowd during Lindsey Stirling may have a chance to get there as my most enjoyable concerts ever).  The Evanescence set, despite my gripes it was still a good set, I would put this set above me seeing Big Wreck (had horrible sound flaws where I couldn't hear Ian Thornley that much on vocals or guitars) and me seeing Slash/Myles/Conspirators (worst crowd ever, I would guaran-damn-tee about 95% of the crowd has no idea on whose in the band other than Slash or knows the non-GNR songs).

Next concert for me is Owl City on October 2nd at the Anaheim House of Blues.  Probably will binge on listening to everything Owl City and Adam Young-related throughout the month to get me ready (I do that anyway, nowadays).
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: The Curious Orange on September 03, 2018, 02:26:34 AM
Updated:

7 Sept - Lee Ann Womack
28 Sept - Halestorm
8 Dec - Nightwish
9 Dec - Spock's Beard/The Flower Kings
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Cyclopssss on September 04, 2018, 04:01:49 AM
15 September:  Pain of Salvation.
13 November:  Lovebites (Japan)
16 November:  Band-Maid (Japan)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on September 05, 2018, 12:45:27 PM
Made it to Atlanta, ProgPower officially starts in an hour.  Tonight I am going to see:

Ross the Boss
Gloryhammer
Nocturnal Rites
Voyager

 :metal :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: DP_Gumby on September 05, 2018, 01:33:11 PM
Went to see Judas Priest with Megadeth as "special guests" earlier this summer. Saw both live for the first time ever. Quick summary; money well spent.  :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: lonestar on September 05, 2018, 01:59:20 PM
Made it to Atlanta, ProgPower officially starts in an hour.  Tonight I am going to see:

Ross the Boss
Gloryhammer
Nocturnal Rites
Voyager

 :metal :metal

Can't wait to see Gloryhammer next Friday.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on September 05, 2018, 04:47:33 PM
They just finished and were really good. I'm not really into them but they were a good live show. You'll enjoy that. Also kattleox just told me that's the same guy from alestorm? Which I kept thinking while watching but that's cool since I really like alestorm and gloryhammer is kind of similar for the genre  :lol
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Ben_Jamin on September 05, 2018, 10:40:31 PM
I was thinking about going to see Def Leppard w/ Journey tonight. Good thing I didn't, they cancelled the show due to weather. At least people got to see some of Journeys set though.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Architeuthis on September 06, 2018, 01:33:04 AM
Updated:

7 Sept - Lee Ann Womack
28 Sept - Halestorm
8 Dec - Nightwish
9 Dec - Spock's Beard/The Flower Kings
Nice!  I saw Halestorm a couple weeks ago, and Nightwish back in April.  Both fantastic shows!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: lonestar on September 06, 2018, 07:07:48 AM
They just finished and were really good. I'm not really into them but they were a good live show. You'll enjoy that. Also kattleox just told me that's the same guy from alestorm? Which I kept thinking while watching but that's cool since I really like alestorm and gloryhammer is kind of similar for the genre  :lol

Who's the same guy? They share a band member?


Edit: Just checked, it's the same lead singer. That's gonna be one hell of a tour for him if he's singing with the opener and the headliner. Dayum...
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on September 06, 2018, 08:07:14 AM
They just finished and were really good. I'm not really into them but they were a good live show. You'll enjoy that. Also kattleox just told me that's the same guy from alestorm? Which I kept thinking while watching but that's cool since I really like alestorm and gloryhammer is kind of similar for the genre  :lol

Who's the same guy? They share a band member?


Edit: Just checked, it's the same lead singer. That's gonna be one hell of a tour for him if he's singing with the opener and the headliner. Dayum...

The singer from alestorm plays keyboard for Gloryhammer.  I was watching the set thinking to myself, that guy dressed in medival clothing looks like the pirate singer from Alestorm.  Kattleox was watching with me and confirmed that it is indeed the same dude.  And yea, looks like he's got his work cut out for him with this tour.  He also did a solo spot on keytar during Voyager's set.  So far this guy is the king of PP19.

I was thinking about going to see Def Leppard w/ Journey tonight. Good thing I didn't, they cancelled the show due to weather. At least people got to see some of Journeys set though.

That show was really fun, great combo of bands.  Sucks it got cancelled but at least that worked out for you.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: lonestar on September 06, 2018, 08:17:17 AM
Gotcha, thanks for the correction. I've spun some Alestorm and it doesn't do a ton for me. Gloryhammer however is one of my favorite bands to blow my eardrums out with in the car. Fucking stoked to hear the good reports from all my buds at PPUSA about them. :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: RodrigoAltaf on September 06, 2018, 10:33:45 AM
There are SO MANY in the upcoming days, but I'll have to take a rain check on some of those, because my life is pretty hectic right now. the ones I'm interested in: Terry Bozzio, Obscura and Amorphis in September (three separate shows), and Clutch and Haken/Leprous in October.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Tomislav95 on September 07, 2018, 12:58:11 AM
I think I already said it here, I'm going to see Leprous, Agent Fresco and 22 in a week :metal First two are my favorite bands at the moment and seeing them before (although Leprous just as an opening act) I know how good they're live, can't wait.
Also, Caligula's Horse is playing in alternative club on my college next month. Even though I'm not their biggest fan the ticket is ridiculously cheap so I'm going for sure.
Deafheaven is coming in Zagreb next month as well. Still didn't check out their latest, I'll see if I like it enough. They actually sound like something I'd enjoy to listen to in live environment but, but unlike Caligula's Horse, ticket is not that cheap (not expensive either).
I'm thinking about starting to save some money (finally) and start checking out bands abroad, Slovenia, Hungary, Austria host many more concerts.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on September 07, 2018, 02:47:10 PM
Day 3 of ProgPower off to a sick start

Manimal (awesome)
Persefone (not my thing)
and next up for today:
Bloodbound  :metal
Labyrinth  :metal :metal
Redemption  :metal :metal :metal
Sons of Apollo  :metal :metal :metal :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: RodrigoAltaf on September 07, 2018, 02:55:38 PM
Day 3 of ProgPower off to a sick start

Manimal (awesome)
Persefone (not my thing)
and next up for today:
Bloodbound  :metal
Labyrinth  :metal :metal
Redemption  :metal :metal :metal
Sons of Apollo  :metal :metal :metal :metal

You gotta give it to MP : he played a set with Metal Allegiance yesterday full of songs that had their live debut, and will play in a different band today, with a different set of musicians, and a handful of songs that are VERY busy, and there's ZERO repetition between those bands/setlists. Simply amazing.

By the way, the Labyrinth drummer is John Macaluso, whom I interviewed recently - check it out: https://www.sonicperspectives.com/interviews/interview-with-john-macaluso/
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Indiscipline on September 10, 2018, 07:40:23 AM
Europe 2/10
Spandau Ballet 23/10
Robben Ford 15/11
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on September 10, 2018, 08:08:21 AM
Day 3 of ProgPower off to a sick start

Manimal (awesome)
Persefone (not my thing)
and next up for today:
Bloodbound  :metal
Labyrinth  :metal :metal
Redemption  :metal :metal :metal
Sons of Apollo  :metal :metal :metal :metal

You gotta give it to MP : he played a set with Metal Allegiance yesterday full of songs that had their live debut, and will play in a different band today, with a different set of musicians, and a handful of songs that are VERY busy, and there's ZERO repetition between those bands/setlists. Simply amazing.

By the way, the Labyrinth drummer is John Macaluso, whom I interviewed recently - check it out: https://www.sonicperspectives.com/interviews/interview-with-john-macaluso/

Oh yea, I'll give him credit for being a hard worker for sure.  No doubt about that.

Sunday's ProgPower was fucking epic with Alestorm and their giant inflatable duck stealing the show, but of course VUUR and Tarja were both amazing as well (and well, everyone else I didn't mention was great too).

I feel like I am still recovering from PP.  But tonight is the last concert of the summer for me at my local amphitheater, PNC Bank Arts Center.

None of than the Prince of Darkness himself, Ozzy  :metal :metal  and back out the door to Denver tomorrow morning.  Sucks because I don't think I'll be able to enjoy this concert as much as I'd like just do to the travel and my mind being kind of fucked up (and I'm getting worked at work this week).  Stone Sour is the opener and I'd like to check them out too, but I need to get out of work on time and get myself packed and ready before the concert so it may be tough, but I am hopeful to catch most if not all of their set.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: RodrigoAltaf on September 10, 2018, 09:09:41 AM
What's the deal with that duck? I saw it being posted on Facebook, and it seemed like a lame joke stretched too far, but I'm all ears if you want to explain...

My next concerts: I'm trying to get a pass for Amorphis/Dark Tranquility/Moonspell tonight, but doubt it will happen. And Terry Bozzio this Friday, which will be EPIC, since I interviewed him a while ago and it got me pumped to see him!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on September 10, 2018, 10:09:46 AM
I dont know the history of the ducks with Progpower, that is all new to me, but Alestorm played their set with a huge inflatable duck on stage and during the song "Drink" they threw it into the crowd, and this is one large duck that was flying around the venue which was all fun.... but after the finished the song, the singer said to kill it and the duck just got gang raped essentially.  I was one of them, kicking and ripping at it to deflate it.  It was hilarious and then the dead carcass was being thrown around.  Someone took it home with them.  Just really funny and I bet if I understood more of the inside joke about the ducks and progpower then it would be even funnier.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: SwedishGoose on September 11, 2018, 10:20:23 AM
Bought a ticket for Vulkan / Pain of Salvation

Seen so far:

2018-02-26 - Stockholm, Circus - Steven Wilson

2018-03-24 - Gothenburg, Concert hall, Gothenburg Symphonic Orchestra with Jennie Abrahamson & Malin Dahlström - A tribute to Kate Bush

2018-04-06 Malmö, Palladium - Peter Hammill

2018-06-05 Stockholm, Södra Teatern - Neal Morse

2018-07-05 Stockholm, Circus - King Crimson
2018-07-06 Stockholm, Circus - King Crimson

2018-08-18 - Stockholm, Friends Arena - Roger Waters
Concerts booked so far:


2018-09-27 - Stockholm, Kraken - Vulkan / Pain of Salvation

2018-09-29 Malmö, Palladium - Progressive Circus 2018 (VUUR, iamthemorning, Anneke van Giersbergen, Merit Hemmingsson, Promise and the Monster )
One day festival with 4, no scratch that... 5 artists bands.

2018-10-07 Stockholm, Fryshuset - Moon Safari, Fish

2018-12-01 Stockholm, Kulturhuset Studion - Spock's Beard / The Flower Kings revisited

2018-12-02 Malmö, KB - Spock's Beard / The Flower Kings revisited
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: lonestar on September 12, 2018, 07:40:46 AM
I dont know the history of the ducks with Progpower, that is all new to me, but Alestorm played their set with a huge inflatable duck on stage and during the song "Drink" they threw it into the crowd, and this is one large duck that was flying around the venue which was all fun.... but after the finished the song, the singer said to kill it and the duck just got gang raped essentially.  I was one of them, kicking and ripping at it to deflate it.  It was hilarious and then the dead carcass was being thrown around.  Someone took it home with them.  Just really funny and I bet if I understood more of the inside joke about the ducks and progpower then it would be even funnier.

I don't know the history with the ducks at PPUSA either(I'll try to remember to ask a buddy who's part of the crew) , but it seems.that its a thing with Alestorm, there are plenty of duck massacre videos from them on YouTube (I went looking for the PPUSA one yesterday)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on September 12, 2018, 07:44:39 AM
Ah so it's like a combo of some inside joke with PP and something Alestorm does  :lol I'm just pissed I had some video up front of the death of it, since I took part of the zombie horde but I apparently never hit record.  I haven't had a chance to review a lot of my PP footage yet, but I know all my alestorm footage came out like garbage and has a lot of me singing really bad drunk lyrics  :yarr
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Ben_Jamin on September 12, 2018, 09:14:53 AM
Awesome. Guess now I'll add

11/3 -  Coheed and Cambria w/ Maps & Atlases, Thank You Scientist

Our show is the start of the tour, so no knowing the setlist beforehand. Guarantee though they'll play the usual shit I complain about.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on September 12, 2018, 09:23:45 AM
Last Monday I saw Ozzy Osbourne and Stone Sour.  It was a really fun show.  Packed house, not an empty seat, but I feel bad for those on the lawn as it was pouring all night and it was just pure mud up there.  But down in the bowl level, it was nice and toasty with a pretty dead crowd for Stone Sour that turned energetic for Ozzy.  Corey kept yelling at the crowd to wake up  :lol but this venue is fairly consistent to not be a crazy crowd, especially for the opener.  Stone Sour wasn't bad, had a few songs I enjoyed and I thought Corey did one hell of a job being a front man.  I knew he was good with Slipknot having seen them before but this was my first taste of Stone Sour.

Ozzy came on and he was pretty energetic and I thought he mostly sounded good for someone almost 70.  Of course except between songs when he talked and then you couldn't understand him.  I did find it a bit annoying that almost every minute he said to put your hands in the air.  It was worse than Bloodbound at PP  :lol but I'll admit, it was still fun, just like Bloodbound.  The highlight of the night had to be the encore though.  They performed the song "Mama, I'm coming home" and as soon as it ended Ozzy made it clear he was not happy with his performance on the song and insisted to the band they play it again, which they did  :rollin I've never seen something like that before at a concert, especially from a top headlining act actually admitting his performance was shit and looking for a do over.  That was funny.  I'll say I didn't like that he played a few Black Sabbath songs.  They were good live and all, but it's an Ozzy show and he has lots of his own songs that I feel would be cool to see instead.  Also Zakk Wylde was pretty nasty on guitar, but he also did a solo that seemed to last forever.  I wish they did another song instead, but his performance overall was really awesome.  And that closes out my summer attending shows at that venue  :'(

Ozzy Osbourne and Stone Sour LIVE @ PNC Bank Arts Center (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E50I5jaSISs)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: El Barto on September 12, 2018, 09:32:49 AM
Also Zakk Wylde was pretty nasty on guitar, but he also did a solo that seemed to last forever.  I wish they did another song instead, but his performance overall was really awesome.
Longer than the Sabbath drum solo 2 years ago? The reality is that Ozzy needs a few long solo spots to rest, drink the blood of virgins, get a b-12 shot, etc. That's not a knock on the guy, as you said he's ancient, but a reality. It's not all that different from Van Halen or Def Leppard using long solo spots to drink, do blow, and bang groupies.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on September 12, 2018, 09:58:43 AM
Also Zakk Wylde was pretty nasty on guitar, but he also did a solo that seemed to last forever.  I wish they did another song instead, but his performance overall was really awesome.
Longer than the Sabbath drum solo 2 years ago? The reality is that Ozzy needs a few long solo spots to rest, drink the blood of virgins, get a b-12 shot, etc. That's not a knock on the guy, as you said he's ancient, but a reality. It's not all that different from Van Halen or Def Leppard using long solo spots to drink, do blow, and bang groupies.

Yea, but this was definitely over 10 minutes.  Much longer than any solo spot I've seen from other bands including those mentioned, and then the drum solo started after so it was close to 20 minutes without Ozzy.  I understand he needs breaks, but spreading it out would have been better for the show IMO, but then again maybe this is better for Ozzy. 
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: lonestar on September 12, 2018, 10:10:40 AM
Talked to my bud, he said there's no back story to the ducks at the Atmore fountain, they just started appearing a few years ago. The big duck he confirmed is a regular part of Alestorm's set. Which means I get to tear that fucker up Friday!!!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on September 12, 2018, 10:13:57 AM
 :lol

I really want to see the show when it comes to NYC but it sold out and tickets are listed at over $200 on stubhub.  That's insane.  Good for them for being a big draw, but shit that's more than the cost for the 2 nights of ProgPower
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Anguyen92 on September 13, 2018, 07:18:35 PM
So I'm noticing that the Trans-Siberian Orchestra is playing in Ontario, CA at the Citizens Business Bank Arena on December 1st and I saw that there's a Groupon deal for $50.00 for a $83.25 ticket and the seats is in the 200 sections on the left and right side of the arena as close to the stage as it can get for the 200 sections.

Are their shows really good in terms of stage production and musicianship?  Should I spend the $50.00 and the one hour drive to see them even if I don't know their stuff?

I also note that there's a 3:30PM show and a 7:30PM show.  Is there any differences between the afternoon show and evening show?
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on September 13, 2018, 07:27:16 PM
Can't help you with the TSO questions, but tonight things are looking up for me.

Got ahead of my work in Denver and have tonight free now so I am going to check this out:

Alice in Chains @ Fillmore Auditorium, Denver CO
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: lonestar on September 13, 2018, 07:32:22 PM
:lol

I really want to see the show when it comes to NYC but it sold out and tickets are listed at over $200 on stubhub.  That's insane.  Good for them for being a big draw, but shit that's more than the cost for the 2 nights of ProgPower

Hearing stuff like that makes me grateful that the metal scene in the bay area is less than stellar. Bought mine yesterday for 20$
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on September 13, 2018, 07:46:34 PM
:lol

I really want to see the show when it comes to NYC but it sold out and tickets are listed at over $200 on stubhub.  That's insane.  Good for them for being a big draw, but shit that's more than the cost for the 2 nights of ProgPower

Hearing stuff like that makes me grateful that the metal scene in the bay area is less than stellar. Bought mine yesterday for 20$

I told my gf, who likes alestorm too, after PP that I would love to actually go to that NYC show now (I only didn't want to because I figured Id see both bands at PP and a Tuesday in NYC is tough).  I think she looked to buy tickets for us because its near my bday (and I know for a fact she's been looking for a bday gift) but it's just insane.  I told her I bet face value was closer to 30 and that up price is just absurd for this type of music. 

But on another level, I'm super happy for these bands.  It shows there's a demand for this which is nice to see.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: efxf on September 15, 2018, 03:01:40 AM
So I'm noticing that the Trans-Siberian Orchestra is playing in Ontario, CA at the Citizens Business Bank Arena on December 1st and I saw that there's a Groupon deal for $50.00 for a $83.25 ticket and the seats is in the 200 sections on the left and right side of the arena as close to the stage as it can get for the 200 sections.

Are their shows really good in terms of stage production and musicianship?  Should I spend the $50.00 and the one hour drive to see them even if I don't know their stuff?

I also note that there's a 3:30PM show and a 7:30PM show.  Is there any differences between the afternoon show and evening show?

TSO always puts on a great show with lots of lights, lasers, and pyro.  As for performers, since you'll have the West tour, you'll have Al Pitrelli, Jeff Scott Soto, Blas Elias, Mats Leven, Johnny Lee Middleton, Chloe Lowery, Vitalij Kuprij and other great talent in the lineup.  $50 is well worth the price.

The only difference between the afternoon and the evening show is that after the evening show there is a signing line where you can meet the performers and get pictures and autographs.  Other than that it's the same show.

Here's one of my videos of last year's show (East tour) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAOI9HtOkmg

Hope this helps.

-S
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Anguyen92 on September 15, 2018, 08:11:34 AM
^^ Oh, that really helps a lot.  Didn't really need to take much convincing to get a ticket.  Decided to go for the 3:30PM show  The only thing I'm really dragged about it the drive.  If only, they were willing to do the Honda Center, that would make things a lot easier in terms of commute.  I'm sure the $50.00 is worth it for all of these production values.  With that bought, these are my final concerts for the year.  Five concerts overall, this year.  Not bad.

Owl City - House of Blues, Anaheim, CA - October 2nd
Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, CA - December 1st.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: lonestar on September 15, 2018, 04:17:09 PM
:lol

I really want to see the show when it comes to NYC but it sold out and tickets are listed at over $200 on stubhub.  That's insane.  Good for them for being a big draw, but shit that's more than the cost for the 2 nights of ProgPower

Hearing stuff like that makes me grateful that the metal scene in the bay area is less than stellar. Bought mine yesterday for 20$

I told my gf, who likes alestorm too, after PP that I would love to actually go to that NYC show now (I only didn't want to because I figured Id see both bands at PP and a Tuesday in NYC is tough).  I think she looked to buy tickets for us because its near my bday (and I know for a fact she's been looking for a bday gift) but it's just insane.  I told her I bet face value was closer to 30 and that up price is just absurd for this type of music. 

But on another level, I'm super happy for these bands.  It shows there's a demand for this which is nice to see.

They actually came close to selling out the Oakland Metro, which I've only seen Anathema do. The show itself was fucking insane. As I said, I went to see Gloryhammer, and they delivered everything I expected. Alestorm was a whole new level of goofy fun. The best part though was that crowd. I don't think I've ever seen a crowd that criminally insane for their band. From the costumes, the pirate flags, how everyone knew every damn word, the energy, it was truly something else. One fucker even had a little pirate puppet that headbanged to the show. The other highlight was one kid who was dressed up as a gnome for Gloryhammer. She was in the very front and was more into it than I have ever been for any show. Ever. I swear I spent half the show watching her and laughing my ass off. Her passion was beyond insane, and holy crap she even went crowd surfing. Way too much fun man.

Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: lonestar on September 15, 2018, 10:01:12 PM
Went on a ticket buying binge today, so Amorphis in two weeks and Haken in Nov are officially official now.


So let's do a full recap...

Intervals/Jason Richardson
Orphaned Land/Tyr/Aeternam/Ghost Ship Octavius
Tesseract
BtBaM/Born of Osiris/Erra/Allegeon
Rob Zombie/Marylin Manson
Gloryhammer/Alestorm

And to come...

Amorphis/Dark Tranquility/Moonspell
Progstock with IQ/ Mystery/Enchant/Earthrise/and a ton of others I can't remember right now
Haken/Leprous

Still waffling on Angra, since I gotta drive up to Sacramento for that one, and if I had to work the next morning it'd hella suck.

All in all, a stellar year as is, and their might still be more to come.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on September 15, 2018, 10:46:19 PM
:lol

I really want to see the show when it comes to NYC but it sold out and tickets are listed at over $200 on stubhub.  That's insane.  Good for them for being a big draw, but shit that's more than the cost for the 2 nights of ProgPower

Hearing stuff like that makes me grateful that the metal scene in the bay area is less than stellar. Bought mine yesterday for 20$

I told my gf, who likes alestorm too, after PP that I would love to actually go to that NYC show now (I only didn't want to because I figured Id see both bands at PP and a Tuesday in NYC is tough).  I think she looked to buy tickets for us because its near my bday (and I know for a fact she's been looking for a bday gift) but it's just insane.  I told her I bet face value was closer to 30 and that up price is just absurd for this type of music. 

But on another level, I'm super happy for these bands.  It shows there's a demand for this which is nice to see.

They actually came close to selling out the Oakland Metro, which I've only seen Anathema do. The show itself was fucking insane. As I said, I went to see Gloryhammer, and they delivered everything I expected. Alestorm was a whole new level of goofy fun. The best part though was that crowd. I don't think I've ever seen a crowd that criminally insane for their band. From the costumes, the pirate flags, how everyone knew every damn word, the energy, it was truly something else. One fucker even had a little pirate puppet that headbanged to the show. The other highlight was one kid who was dressed up as a gnome for Gloryhammer. She was in the very front and was more into it than I have ever been for any show. Ever. I swear I spent half the show watching her and laughing my ass off. Her passion was beyond insane, and holy crap she even went crowd surfing. Way too much fun man.

That's awesome.  It's funny how you talk about people dressed up.  The last day of PP as it got closer to Alestorm's set, you started seeing more and more pirates hanging around.  And the blow up swords  :yarr

What's the deal with Prog stock? That's in my back yard
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: lonestar on September 16, 2018, 07:03:56 AM

What's the deal with Prog stock? That's in my back yard

Three day prog music festival in Rahway. Main draw, for most of us, is IQ and their first US performance in years. They're the reason I'm travelling across country (and to hang with my daughter of course). Also of note playing are Enchant, Mystery, Evership, and Michael Sadler. There's a gang of us DTFers meeting up for the show, including Jingle, Nick, King and the queen, DrDVT, Axeman, and Splent. One night tix just went on sale if you wanna catch IQ on Saturday, or if it's that close to where you live just come hang and have lunch with us or something.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: kingshmegland on September 16, 2018, 07:08:30 AM
Cram, get you ass there Saturday night.

Also Haken Leporus and Bent Knee in Nov.

December I'm seeing David Crosby. My ears will be pleased with the best harmonies ever.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on September 16, 2018, 09:11:02 AM
Cram, get you ass there Saturday night.

You guys are my draw  :biggrin: I don't know any of those bands and it's kind of expensive for just Saturday night, but I'd like to either actually go or meet up with you all at some point so keep me in the loop.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: kingshmegland on September 16, 2018, 09:18:17 AM
You've never heard of Enchant?
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Ben_Jamin on September 16, 2018, 11:12:51 AM
I'd go just for IQ. Too bad its way over there though.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: lonestar on September 16, 2018, 12:58:44 PM
I'd go just for IQ. Too bad its way over there though.

It's the only reason I'm going cross country.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: SwedishGoose on September 16, 2018, 01:08:59 PM
I'd go just for IQ. Too bad its way over there though.

It's the only reason I'm going cross country.

It's a bit too far for me but I would really love to see IQ again and this time doing one of my favorite albums, Ever, in full.....

Envious!!!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Cyclopssss on September 17, 2018, 01:35:08 AM
Saw Pain of Salvation on Saturday and they were amazing. Great mix of old and new songs, (although I missed some 'hits') and Daniel looks fantastic, like in the days of The Perfect Element, great stage presence and humour. Also, he asked for a sweater because he was freezing on stage and got a band-hoody. A swede that's complaining about the cold?  :lol
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: twosuitsluke on September 17, 2018, 02:46:34 AM
I REALLY wanted to see PoS this year but they played like 2 or 3 dates in the UK, and the only one I was free for was a 3+ hour drive away  :tdwn

Oh well, got Leprous and Agent Fresco on Sunday  :metal :metal :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Evermind on September 17, 2018, 02:51:51 AM
I'm seeing PoS in November, glad to hear they're in good form these days.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: twosuitsluke on September 17, 2018, 03:07:27 AM
If I can get Sunday 30th off work then I have the chance to see Deafheaven/Inter Arma, followed by MONO the following night. Really hope I can catch both of these as the tickets are pretty cheap.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on September 19, 2018, 07:38:24 AM
A follow up from last week...

Had a really fun time at Alice in Chains while I was in Denver for work.  Denver concerts have been so much fun, this was my 4th time this year catching a show out there.  This was at the Fillmore Auditorium which was just a huge GA pit, with some second floor VIP seating, but as soon as you walk in you just notice how big this floor was for an indoor venue.  I googled and it holds 3,900 people and it apparently sold out at the door (I scalped my ticket walking in for face value minus the fees, so saved about 15 bucks).  I got there right as the opener was ending and it was already full, so pretty much impossible to get anywhere close, but the venue had like a ring around it of slightly raised standing room so there were some spots along the sides where I could get a decent view.  I've never really been an AiC fan.  I always liked them the most of the big four from Seattle, but never really got into them.  My friend had been trying to get me into them for the last few months and it was probably him as the reason why I went to this show.  I knew like half the songs they played since I had familiarized myself with them more recently due to this friend.  I really thought they were a solid live band.  I know people shit on the singer, but he sounded and performed good for me.  I did end up spending maybe 20 minutes of their set chilling outside in the smoking section though.  I was having a lot of fun talking to people out there, just everyone is so friendly at these Denver concerts  :hat  Anyway, AiC won me over a bit.  I don't think I'll ever totally love them, but after 25 years since I first heard them as a kid, it was cool to check them out and have a good time doing so.

Alice in Chains LIVE @ Fillmore Auditorium Denver CO (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUn4ObjG86E)

And this concert was just announced yesterday so I am waiting for the presale at 10am to scoop up a couple tickets.  I think this will sell out fairly easily.  They had just headlined the local amphitheater here a few weeks ago (I was in Amsterdam so couldn't attend) so playing at the local club to end their tour has got to be a hot selling show.  I want in.

12/13/18 - Breaking Benjamin @ Starland Ballroom, Sayreville NJ
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Samsara on September 19, 2018, 03:01:51 PM
Added TSO, Testament, and Great White/Vixen to the list for this year and next.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Train of Naught on September 22, 2018, 05:10:07 AM
I went to see The Hirsch Effekt for the second time this year and was blown away. Show and setlist were just as good if not better than the first, but the audience in Germany is obviously a little more into it than The Netherlands, and singing along all the time. Highlights were Limerent, Lysios, Lifnej, Bezoar and Cotard (almost half the set :lol)

Next week Deafheaven, not sure yet about October but confirmed shows for November are TesseracT / BTBAM / Plini and Zeal & Ardor :2metal:
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: RodrigoAltaf on September 22, 2018, 07:04:25 AM
 I'm seeing a hardcore/punk band tonight, Comeback Kid.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Nachtmerrie on September 22, 2018, 08:45:46 AM
I saw Leprous and Agent Fresco on thursday. Great to see an estimated 1000 people showed up in a venue that has a 1500 capacity.

Great show. I'm not too familiar with Agent Fresco but really enjoyed them.
Leprous was excellent. They sound fantastic live and play with so much energy. I wish they would have played a few more of the older songs as half the setlist were Malina songs but that's the only minor comment.
Couldn't keep my eyes of Baard, amazing drummer :metal

Next shows:
Halestorm
Sons of Apollo
Progressive Alliance festival (with Ihsahn, Ne Obliviscaris, Vuur, the Ocean and others

Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Train of Naught on September 22, 2018, 08:52:16 AM
Progressive Alliance festival (with Ihsahn, Ne Obliviscaris, Vuur, the Ocean and others
I'm almost 100% positive that I'll be coming back that weekend to catch this show! Have yet to see NeO and Ihsahn live.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: twosuitsluke on September 23, 2018, 01:53:41 PM
Seeing Agent Fresco and Leprous tonight. Damn, Agent Fresco were spicy!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: lonestar on September 23, 2018, 11:42:00 PM
Amorphis fucking killed it, very impressive show. Dark Tranquility was solid too. Moonspell musically was good, but the singer wore on me really quickly.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on September 25, 2018, 07:09:05 AM
:lol

I really want to see the show when it comes to NYC but it sold out and tickets are listed at over $200 on stubhub.  That's insane.  Good for them for being a big draw, but shit that's more than the cost for the 2 nights of ProgPower

Hearing stuff like that makes me grateful that the metal scene in the bay area is less than stellar. Bought mine yesterday for 20$

I told my gf, who likes alestorm too, after PP that I would love to actually go to that NYC show now (I only didn't want to because I figured Id see both bands at PP and a Tuesday in NYC is tough).  I think she looked to buy tickets for us because its near my bday (and I know for a fact she's been looking for a bday gift) but it's just insane.  I told her I bet face value was closer to 30 and that up price is just absurd for this type of music. 

But on another level, I'm super happy for these bands.  It shows there's a demand for this which is nice to see.

So I definitely have the best girlfriend.  After I had given up on the idea of seeing this Alestorm show, my girlfriend had not and prices dropped to a much better 60 bucks per ticket and she scooped two of them up for my birthday present.   Which I found out lats night and the show is tonight so another concert to add to my list...

September 25th - Alestorm and Gloryhammer @ Gramercy Theater, New York NY

and the rest of my concert schedule for the year:

October 17th - Dirty Heads @ Playstation Theater, New York City, NY
October 20th - Metallica @ Bryce Jordan Center, University Park PA
November 3rd - Haken and Leprous @ Highline Ballroom, New York City, NY
December 1st - Steven Wilson @ Starland Ballroom, Sayreville NJ
December 13th - Breaking Benjamin @ Starland Ballroom, Sayreville NJ
December 15th - Ghost @ Barclays Center, Brooklyn NJ
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on September 27, 2018, 06:50:42 PM
Another memorable concert in the books this week.  Alestorm and Gloryhammer just destroyed in NYC.  I always talk about the concert experience and this one started early with rain, lots and lots of rain in NJ/NY.  I work just on the other side of the Hudson River in NJ, about 5 actual miles from midtown Manhatten.  It took me 70 minutes to get from work to the train station (3 miles away) in NJ (so I can park there and not have to drive in and pay city prices to park overnight) because the roads were so flooded.  Apparently I was not alone in these struggles:

Posted by the singer of Alestorm before the show
(https://scontent.fewr1-3.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/42590528_10209617268389087_6200191552732528640_o.jpg?_nc_cat=101&oh=298b7d3d032427b67ee76e5cfbe4ee97&oe=5C17D721)

and this is one picture of my drive to the train station
(https://scontent.fewr1-3.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/42677621_10117746987381914_4949885461439971328_o.jpg?_nc_cat=102&oh=80babf1fad1f57080a0a1d5c4211ea38&oe=5C634C0C)

None the less, I met my GF in the city and we had an absolute blast at the concert.  Gramercy is a small venue, holds 500 and was sold out.  Everyone was already there when we arrived at 7:50 before Gloryhammer even came on.  Place was packed, you could hardly move or even get in really.  But once you pushed through to get to the bar and then into the center more, you really walked into a cloud of pure power metal. Our only complaint for the night was maybe it was over sold.  It was uncomfortable at times how hard it was to move.  There was a bar downstairs that was empty and maybe they sell tickets thinking people will chill down there, but no one did besides us for a couple songs since we were up front until Mexico.  We were getting smashed, but we wanted more booze and less sweat from others so figured we would make our way back later.  The downstairs bar was a nice break where I can yell about wenches.  Oh and did I say my GF brought an eye patch that I wore the entire concert? Anyway, Gloryhammer was a lot of fun.  Total energy with cheese, but that good cheese.  Crowd absolutely loved them.  I was singing along for most since the ProgPower show as I've become more of a fan since then. Between bands they played a lot of Queen over the speakers and some balloons started flying which really got everyone worked up.  Alestorm were amazing.  They were the most fun at ProgPower and they just brought the good times to NYC on a really rainy night.  My gf loved the show, the mosh pits and all.  She got the experience.  Probably the best birthday present I ever received.   All of this (minus the flood) are captured in this really bad video

Alestorm & Gloryhammer LIVE @ Sold Out Gramercy Theatre New York City (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_qN3W_CMZw)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: faizoff on September 28, 2018, 07:51:59 AM
First time seeing Nine Inch Nails live and man what a show. They played two nights in Atlanta and I'm kicking myself for not going both nights. The setlists were almost entirely different and I attended the 2nd night where they played a bunch of stuff from the older albums.

Amazing night and the opening bands were cool too, I'm sure it was sold out both nights.


Don't have any other concert planned other than when Steven Wilson comes to FL in December.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Kattelox on September 28, 2018, 07:54:08 AM
Cram, I love your videos  :lol Awesome stuff!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on September 28, 2018, 03:26:29 PM
Cram, I love your videos  :lol Awesome stuff!

Thanks man  :metal  Now if only my progpower video will upload...
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: home on September 30, 2018, 03:30:50 AM
Got tickets for Spiritualized 15th of march in Amsterdam  :angel:


Seeing Agent Fresco and Leprous tonight. Damn, Agent Fresco were spicy!
:metal :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: SwedishGoose on September 30, 2018, 04:50:30 AM
So I was in Malmö yesterday (sitting on a long train ride home now) for the Progressive Circus 2018 festival. Had a fantastic time seeing 5 acts that I had never seen before.... VUUR, iamthemorning, Promise and the Monster, Anneke van Giersbergen and Merit Hemmingsson. A link to a FB album with pics and video will follow...

Merit Hemmingsson started the evening with her folk infused music on just Hammond and drums. Have not listened to her before but bought two signed CDs from her in the paus.

Next up Anneke van Giersbergen solo, just her and an acoustic guitar. Some of her own material, Valley of the Queens (Ayren) and lots of covers, Wish you were here, Broken Wings, Wasted Years and the highlight for me Kate Bush Cloudbusting. No The Gentle Storm even though I shouted for it... but she promised it woul come later.
Wonderful voice and wonderful entertainer... soo charming

Promise and the Monster is a solo project but on the stage were three young women and one man. Billie Lindahl (whose project it is) stood upfront with an acoustic guitar and sang beautifully as did the keyboardist who also played flute and cymbal. Then we have violinist and last the man on drums and electric guitar at the same time, so mostly drumming by feet. He also played the guitar with a bow.... very atmospheric and mezmerizing music.

iamthemorning was in Sweden for the first time and they had brought a band, guitar, bass and drums in addition to Glebs keyboards. Marjana with bare feet and a white dress dancing across the stage singing beautifully was very mezmerizing and also told some funny stories in between the songs.
Got good eye contact with her at times and espescially at "Your house is on fire cause you were annoying and I threw the match in"... hope she didn't find me annoying ;-)
Highlight was maybe 5/4 which is such a great live song and where Marjana had the audience in total control for the handclapping parts.
Managed to get her to sign my Lighthouse CD in the paus but unfortunately Gleb was not around.

The end of the evening took it up a few notces... VUUR were amazing to see. All of them were really into it and had great contact with the audience. Anneke van Giersbergen totally ruled and really impressed with her voice. Lot's of songs from the album but also songs from Annekes earlier projects The Gathering and The Gentle Storm. When she introduced The Storm she pointed at me as I had shoted for The Gentle Storm during her solo concert.
Unfortunately it was a seated theater but there was lots of room infront of the first chairs so me and a friend sat on the floor just infront of the lead vocalist for all the evening rocking out, espescially during VUUR. At one point Anneke came up and gave us a high five.
Towards the end of the concert she got everyone to stand and rock out and I thought "In this moment we are free".

Fantastic night.... pics and videos below

https://m.facebook.com/martin.sandberg.334/albums/1581680211968041/?ref=bookmarks

Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on September 30, 2018, 12:28:12 PM
Towards the end of the concert she got everyone to stand and rock out and I thought "In this moment we are free".

 :metal :metal amazing, I am watching some of my own VUUR clips and I am thinking how these videos do no justice for the power in her voice.  Like you could feel it vibrating your body in real life that you just can't capture in video/audio.  Sounds like you had a great time.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: SwedishGoose on September 30, 2018, 12:54:15 PM
Towards the end of the concert she got everyone to stand and rock out and I thought "In this moment we are free".

 :metal :metal amazing, I am watching some of my own VUUR clips and I am thinking how these videos do no justice for the power in her voice.  Like you could feel it vibrating your body in real life that you just can't capture in video/audio.  Sounds like you had a great time.

Oh yes.... she can sing anything and it is fantastic.. was so glad to get both sides of her too.
The rest of the evening was amazing too.... started at 4:00 and kept going until 23:00 with just very short intermissions.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Indiscipline on September 30, 2018, 12:56:35 PM
.. was so glad to get both sides of her too.

You lucky bastard.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Evermind on September 30, 2018, 12:57:42 PM
The rest of the evening was amazing too.... started at 4:00 and kept going until 23:00 with just very short intermissions.

So it went on for nineteen hours then? :biggrin:
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: SwedishGoose on September 30, 2018, 01:38:54 PM
The rest of the evening was amazing too.... started at 4:00 and kept going until 23:00 with just very short intermissions.

So it went on for nineteen hours then? :biggrin:

Strangeley enough it only felt like about 7  ;)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: The Curious Orange on October 01, 2018, 03:17:42 AM
Halestorm were pretty good on Friday night, although a bit show-offy and they only played for 90 minutes, which always leave me feeling short-changed after making the trip down to That There London.
But the surprise of the night were the support band, Avatar. I'd never heard of these guys, but by God they were funny, and their lead singer is one of the most charismatic frontmen I've seen, part Alice Cooper, part Jack Nicholson and part Pennywise the Clown. Been a long time since I saw a band upstaged by the support act...
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Architeuthis on October 03, 2018, 03:48:45 AM
Just saw Terry Bozzio in Seattle. Just a one man show on a monster drum kit and all kinds of percussive instruments. So glad I went, this guy is an incredible drummer/percussionist and takes such a musical approach to the drums.  I've never heard drums perfectly tuned to all the musical notes before, including octaves.  It's like a one man symphony on drums.  If you would like to have a unique experience, go check him out on this tour.  :tup
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: lonestar on October 03, 2018, 07:36:53 AM
Update time, moving Amorphis to the 'seen' section, and man did they kick ass.

Intervals/Jason Richardson
Orphaned Land/Tyr/Aeternam/Ghost Ship Octavius
Tesseract
BtBaM/Born of Osiris/Erra/Allegeon
Rob Zombie/Marylin Manson
Gloryhammer/Alestorm
Amorphis/Dark Tranquility/Moonspell

In two days...
Progstock with IQ/ Mystery/Enchant/Evership/Micheal Sadler, Saga/IZZ/Orpheus Nine/In Continuum/Flying Dreams/Tom Brislin/UK


and in November....
Haken/Leprous
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Big Hath on October 03, 2018, 12:22:16 PM
Update time, moving Amorphis to the 'seen' section, and man did they kick ass.

indeed they did
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Nachtmerrie on October 04, 2018, 12:23:43 PM
Halestorm were pretty good on Friday night, although a bit show-offy and they only played for 90 minutes, which always leave me feeling short-changed after making the trip down to That There London.
But the surprise of the night were the support band, Avatar. I'd never heard of these guys, but by God they were funny, and their lead singer is one of the most charismatic frontmen I've seen, part Alice Cooper, part Jack Nicholson and part Pennywise the Clown. Been a long time since I saw a band upstaged by the support act...

Different support act (Devilskin from New Zealand) but same feeling. Devilskin was a great opener with a fantastic female singer.
Halestorm was good but a 'been there done that' kind of show. They bring a lot of energy and the songs are pretty catchy but they should make a next step in songwriting and overall performance.


Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Architeuthis on October 04, 2018, 01:48:26 PM
I really liked the Halestorm concert this year, and they sounded great!  I wish Lzzy Hale would use more variations in her voice instead of just screaming at us most of the time. I prefer her cleaner tone over her raspy tone anytime. The raspy tone would be fine if used at just the necessary times, but it's a little overkill at this point.
 And yes, I agree they need to step it up in the lyrical department. I could care less about her sexual explorations, those kind of lyrics have no depth, just self indulgent..lol
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on October 04, 2018, 02:17:25 PM
Lots of DTFers coming to NJ for ProgStock this weekend.  I finally got in touch with someone at ProgStock who said it's cool to bring a camera so I am going to get a ticket for Saturday (I was leaning on going, but glad they dont have a no camera policy because as I'm sure everyone knows, I love capturing video of concerts).  I won't lie when I say I am more into the crew heading to the show than the actual bands, but even at $85 for a ticket, I think it's kind of a steal for the amount of music plus a meet and greet with the bands.  I just simply don't know these bands, although I've been listening to a lot of IQ today and yesterday.  I'm not sure I'll check out the early bands, but I think I'll see the last two for sure.

October 6th - IQ and Enchant @ Progstock, Rahway NJ
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: lonestar on October 05, 2018, 05:22:53 AM
:dangerwillrobinson:

I'll add you to our chat n on FB...
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: El Barto on October 05, 2018, 05:27:08 PM
Just saw Terry Bozzio in Seattle. Just a one man show on a monster drum kit and all kinds of percussive instruments. So glad I went, this guy is an incredible drummer/percussionist and takes such a musical approach to the drums.  I've never heard drums perfectly tuned to all the musical notes before, including octaves.  It's like a one man symphony on drums.  If you would like to have a unique experience, go check him out on this tour.  :tup
Yeah, we caught that down here. Really cool thing to see. Seven and Seven was the highlight for me since it was the only song I actually understood while he was playing it. Seeing that a member of the same species as I can play a separate time with each foot while playing variations of a third up top really makes me feel inadequate. Thankfully, I can accept that he's a mutant so I'm therefore the normal one.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: RodrigoAltaf on October 15, 2018, 08:28:37 AM
Just saw Terry Bozzio in Seattle. Just a one man show on a monster drum kit and all kinds of percussive instruments. So glad I went, this guy is an incredible drummer/percussionist and takes such a musical approach to the drums.  I've never heard drums perfectly tuned to all the musical notes before, including octaves.  It's like a one man symphony on drums.  If you would like to have a unique experience, go check him out on this tour.  :tup
Yeah, we caught that down here. Really cool thing to see. Seven and Seven was the highlight for me since it was the only song I actually understood while he was playing it. Seeing that a member of the same species as I can play a separate time with each foot while playing variations of a third up top really makes me feel inadequate. Thankfully, I can accept that he's a mutant so I'm therefore the normal one.

Hey, i interviewed Terry when he was preparing for the tour: https://www.sonicperspectives.com/interviews/interview-with-terry-bozzio/

And here's my review of his concert here in Toronto: https://www.sonicperspectives.com/concert-reviews/terry-bozzio-september-2018/
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: twosuitsluke on October 15, 2018, 08:33:31 AM
Going to see Toots and the Maytals on Wednesday for my reggae fix  :hat
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on October 15, 2018, 08:51:14 AM
Going to see Toots and the Maytals on Wednesday for my reggae fix  :hat

Nice, was thinking and had scheduled myself to see Dirty Heads this Wednesday to get my reggae fix and I feel like I am debating that now.  With Metallica this weekend in PA, I am thinking this Wednesday night concert might be too much this week with the way work is going (already tried to get my to work Saturday, but hell no I paid a lot of money for Metallica and our room for the night).
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on October 19, 2018, 08:39:55 PM
Got a new car and ready for the road trip to my Alma Mater tomorrow for the sold out Metallica show at Penn State's campus arena.  Floor tickets, going to be awesome to see this show in Happy Valley.   :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Evermind on October 21, 2018, 03:33:49 AM
Pain of Salvation's concert here in November was moved to March 2019. :-\ I was kinda looking forward to it. So I guess no concerts left for this year.

Next year looks good though.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: efxf on October 21, 2018, 05:53:04 PM
Saw Metallica last night at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College, PA.  It was my first time seeing them (I didn't get the chance to see them last time they were in the area) and I thought the band sounded great.  I also had never been to a show where they had a live DJ, a mini game show (hosted by Jim Breuer), and a singalong before the concert.  While it made it a late night, it was also an interesting and entertaining one. 

My videos:

1. Jim Breuer Intro - https://youtu.be/5S52juB5zDY

2. Hardwired/Atlas, Rise! - https://youtu.be/prbNmCiy5QQ

3. Fade to Black - https://youtu.be/8xLtswMbN0A

4. Creeping Death - https://youtu.be/Ckv0qiIjv8A

5. For Whom the Bell Tolls - https://youtu.be/Y4MT2sJcFY0

6. The Nittany Lion - https://youtu.be/PLsKiDs7aqw

7. Fuel - https://youtu.be/NbnhAqA-UHs

8. Moth Into Flame - https://youtu.be/CBf_Ewn9rSo

9. James Speaks/Sad But True - https://youtu.be/MsoJRzzPr74

10. One/Master of Puppets - https://youtu.be/Y-nHD4JHWbs

11. Nothing Else Matters - https://youtu.be/oLiABzHnkRU

12. Enter Sandman - https://youtu.be/RdHIBD46KnE

-Stef
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: SchecterShredder on October 22, 2018, 10:37:24 AM
Gonna check out Trivium Thursday night. I saw them open for In Flames quite a few years ago,  but i hadn't heard of them at the time. I'm looking forward to seeing them again now that I'm actually a fan.  Avatar is opening,  so that's a bonus too   ;D
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on October 22, 2018, 12:20:02 PM
I was also at the Metallica concert at the Penn State campus arena.  Must say it was kind of a bizarre experience.  It was sold out and there was an away football game.  My friend and I went to a bar to watch and booze before the show.  It was sold out, but the atmosphere was pretty quiet and tame in the town and at the arena.  It definitely on the outside didn't feel like a metal concert.  None the less, once we got inside.  It definitely didnt feel like a metal concert.  There was no alcohol being sold.  Walked the entire arena, people holding cups of water, no beer.  Asked a cop who said he didn't know if there was booze and that it is hit or miss at the venue.  I know they don't sell booze at college games, but thought they would sell it for a concert.  Must say I was severely dissapointed.  Things started to make sense then.  There were A LOT of families there.  Lots of young kids too.  Kids were on the barrier, in the front rows.  Our Uber driver had told us earlier it was family weekend at PSU.  I guess that explains the tameness to the entire campus for a Saturday  :lol

Jim Breuer opened the show.  I really enjoyed his first bit, he did sort of a stand up routine but focused about Metallica and being a metal fan.  Something a lot of the crowd could relate to.  I thought it was cool, then he left for a bit and had a DJ play select metal songs.  Jim came back from the rafters and gave some random people upgraded seats.  More DJ, Jim comes back says Metallica is coming soon, more DJ, Jim comes back and has some fans play a Metallica trivia game on stage, more DJ, Jim comes back says Metallica is coming on now, more DJ.  Finally Metallica hit the stage.  I didn't think Jim Breuer was bad himself, just more of the structure.  I think they could have done the trivia and free upgrade stuff early on and then have him end with his stand up routine (the part that was actually engaging and interesting) before introducing Metallica. 

Anyway, Metallica kicked ass. Not a single mosh pit or really active crowd at all on the floor though.  For a sold out and record breaking crowd for the arena, it sure was tame.  Probably due to no booze.  I liked this set list a bit more than what I saw the first time seeing Metallica 1.5 years ago.  We got Holier Than Thou and Blackened which were probably the highlights of the show for me.  During the Rob and Kirk solo they brought out sheet music and they attempted to play Hail to the Lion for the Penn State crowd (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmvOIRo8jsw).  It was terrible  :lol  It wasn't recognizable and the crowd was crickets.  When they said they were going to do it, I thought it would be amazing if they got the crowd to sing along, instead it sounded way off and I guess everyone else felt the same.   At the end they threw cup fulls of guitar pics into the crowd.  My friend and I both got one.

Concert was pretty awesome overall, but I would have rather seen this show somewhere else sad to say.  I don't think I will go back to my Alma Mater for a concert again.

Metallica with Jim Breuer LIVE @ Sold Out Bryce Jordan Center Penn State (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tl7GnNMof4)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DqAaUBOWoAA4W0P.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: efxf on October 25, 2018, 07:30:44 AM
Went to see Rocktopia yesterday in Greensburg, PA.  For those who are not familiar with them, they mix classical/orchestral/opera music with popular rock songs that make for quite a musical experience.  I've seen the show 4 times now and each time it was a little different, either with new band members, more musicians, or new songs.  Last night's performance included guest vocalists Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Constantine Maroulis and James Valenti.

Videos:

1.  Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor (Rachmaninoff) / Alone (Heart) - https://youtu.be/7AupRT3S_SU

2.  Symphony No. 7 Allegretto (Beethoven) / Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin) - https://youtu.be/A205FwCkjuo

3.  Another Brick in the Wall (Pink Floyd) / Uprising (Muse) - https://youtu.be/y6kihae1F1g

4.  Kashmir (Led Zeppelin) / Con Te Partirò (Sartori) - https://youtu.be/wDENewKbDm0

5.  Pictures at the Exhibition (Mussorgsky) / Where the Streets Have No Name (U2) - https://youtu.be/tceeaSYT-74

6.  Symphonie Fantastique (Berlioz) / Dream On (Aerosmith) - https://youtu.be/6D-amUiiXh4

7.  Finale - Mars (Holst) / Space Oddity (Bowie) / Adagio for Strings (Barbor) / Who Wants To Live Forever (Queen) / Champions (Queen) / Ode to Joy (Beethoven) / Don't Stop Believin' (Journey) - https://youtu.be/LVme73CYUyQ

8.  Rhapsody In Blue (Gershwin) / Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen) - https://youtu.be/crdwxi7WWDA

Upcoming shows:
Something Rotten - State College, PA
Bela Fleck - State College, PA
Trans-Siberian Orchestra - State College
Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Pittsburgh, PA

-Stef
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: bl5150 on October 25, 2018, 07:38:30 AM
8th Nov -  Def Leppard/Scorpions ............first time Scorps have toured Australia was the clincher.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on October 25, 2018, 07:49:49 AM
8th Nov -  Def Leppard/Scorpions ............first time Scorps have toured Australia was the clincher.

wow that is a killer duo  :metal

next up is Haken/Leprous in NYC next weekend
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: The Curious Orange on October 25, 2018, 08:04:01 AM
Only 2 gigs left to go this year, on consecutive nights too:

8 Dec - Nightwish
9 Dec - Spock's Beard/The Flower Kings
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: mike099 on October 25, 2018, 01:13:34 PM
8th Nov -  Def Leppard/Scorpions ............first time Scorps have toured Australia was the clincher.

Enjoy the show!  I saw Def Leppard and Journey in Nashville and the show was fantastic.  The drummer for Def Leppard was so moved by the crowd reaction to his solo.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on October 25, 2018, 01:21:05 PM
8th Nov -  Def Leppard/Scorpions ............first time Scorps have toured Australia was the clincher.

Enjoy the show!  I saw Def Leppard and Journey in Nashville and the show was fantastic.  The drummer for Def Leppard was so moved by the crowd reaction to his solo.

Yea, I went to this show twice and loved it.  I think the Scorpions are better than Journey though, so I think that show would be more interesting to me personally.  Scorpions played here last year and were really good.  I don't think I've ever been let down by Def Leppard out of the 5 times I've seen them and their new setlist for the Hysteria tour is fantastic.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: twosuitsluke on November 05, 2018, 07:46:05 AM
So I've got Circles and Caligula's Horse tomorrow! I'm well pumped for this and Circles are really growing on me.

Then Slayer/Lamb of God/Obituary on Wednesday  :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on November 05, 2018, 07:53:42 AM
Nice  :metal

Haken and Leprous were awesome last Saturday.  Energized sold out crowd, I had a cool interesting spot along the side of the stage.  Got to give Ross from Haken a high five and thought both bands delivered. 

Haken & Leprous live in New York City (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZH2Tr-O2yg)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: RodrigoAltaf on November 05, 2018, 08:43:35 AM
A friend saw the Toronto show on Oct 31, and said that Leprous stole the show. Can anyone confirm?
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on November 05, 2018, 09:18:34 AM
A friend saw the Toronto show on Oct 31, and said that Leprous stole the show. Can anyone confirm?

Didn't steal the show, they were really good and maybe equals if anything.  The crowd was pretty into them and then also really into Haken.  It didn't look like anyone left or anything.  The people near me were all there for Haken, I asked them  :lol  So I don't think either stole the show from either, both were fantastic and both received good crowd reactions.  Could be different for different cities though.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Ben_Jamin on November 05, 2018, 09:49:36 AM
Did you see Bent Knee, Cram?


I got to check out Coheed and Cambria on Saturday. First stop of the US Tour.

Thank You Scientist were fortunate enough to make the show as they had RV troubles with their tire blowing out and Then another tire almost falling off, according to Ben whom i met at the sidebar. Set was great and they were amazing. Sound wasn't loud which was quite nice for a change.

I missed Maps and Atlases. I was in the sidebar at the time talking to people and then Ben walked in and talked to him for a bit. The guy I was talking to bought him a beer/shot. So by the time I noticed Maps and Atlases had ended.

Coheed came on and saw the intro from the balcony, which I guess people didn't snap was open. Went down to the floor, and being small structured, wiggled my way close to the front. They were amazing as always, in part due to the crowd singing along. Claudio let us sing some parts alone, which he enjoyed. Highlight for me was Wake Up, entire place sang and Claudio started singing the verse but then he took a back seat for us to sing that and the chorus, which he was shocked with. They also brought down the Disco ball which made for a great atmosphere.

Overall, it was a great show musicwise and the atmosphere/energy was perfect, not too rowdy and not too laidback.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on November 05, 2018, 09:54:10 AM
Did you see Bent Knee, Cram?

No, was having a drink with El Barto and got there right when they were ending. 
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Ben_Jamin on November 05, 2018, 09:59:17 AM
Did you see Bent Knee, Cram?

No, was having a drink with El Barto and got there right when they were ending.

Awe...they're amazing I feel. Although, looking at the setlist they mainly played new songs. With two older songs opening the set. Sad to see no Land Animal, which I feel is a wasted potential as that song is amazing and I'm sure wouldve won new fans.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on November 05, 2018, 10:01:30 AM
I youtubed them a few weeks ago and they weren't my thing otherwise I would have made it a point to check them out.  People seem to enjoy their show though, it's just not for me so figured I'd chill at the bar for a bit longer.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Ben_Jamin on November 05, 2018, 10:05:40 AM
I youtubed them a few weeks ago and they weren't my thing otherwise I would have made it a point to check them out.  People seem to enjoy their show though, it's just not for me so figured I'd chill at the bar for a bit longer.

Yeah I understand. I'm actually amazed they're on Inside Out, and touring with Haken/Leprous which I find to be an odd pairing but label mates right. I'm interested in the new songs though. Might look up on Youtube to see if theirs videos.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Nachtmerrie on November 05, 2018, 12:22:10 PM
Progressive Alliance yesterday: one day festival with Ihsahn, Vuur, Ne Obliviscaris and The Ocean among others.

Ne Obliviscaris were my main reason to go. Second time I've seen them this year and they kicked ass. Their live sound is amazing. Brutally heavy, technical but such a clear presence for all the instruments.

I really liked the intensity of The Ocean, going to check out their new album this week and dive a little more in to Pelagial.

Ihsahn was also great. Never really listened to his albums but an impressive performance.

Next show on saturday; Plini, BTBAM and Tesseract :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Ben_Jamin on November 06, 2018, 01:31:47 AM
I youtubed them a few weeks ago and they weren't my thing otherwise I would have made it a point to check them out.  People seem to enjoy their show though, it's just not for me so figured I'd chill at the bar for a bit longer.

Well I looked more and Bent Knee are actually changing the sets each night. No Land Animal for you guys. If they play it on the AZ or Denver date I'll be more disappointed I can't go
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: twosuitsluke on November 06, 2018, 05:22:19 AM
Progressive Alliance yesterday: one day festival with Ihsahn, Vuur, Ne Obliviscaris and The Ocean among others.

Ne Obliviscaris were my main reason to go. Second time I've seen them this year and they kicked ass. Their live sound is amazing. Brutally heavy, technical but such a clear presence for all the instruments.

I really liked the intensity of The Ocean, going to check out their new album this week and dive a little more in to Pelagial.

Ihsahn was also great. Never really listened to his albums but an impressive performance.

Next show on saturday; Plini, BTBAM and Tesseract :metal

Goddamn, I want to see The Ocean and Ihsahn so badly!

I really hope that Caligula's Horse play Graves tonight  :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on November 06, 2018, 06:29:20 AM
Caligula's Horse is on my list to check out, they are playing ProgPower next year and I only know them by name
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Tomislav95 on November 06, 2018, 12:18:28 PM
Caligula's Horse is on my list to check out, they are playing ProgPower next year and I only know them by name
You should, they are awesome!
Saw them 2 weeks ago and I was blown away, especially by singer. I might be biased though because I love his voice, he's currently in my top 5 favorite singers for sure. I was glad they hanged out after the show at the merch stand and signed my copy of In Contact :)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: twosuitsluke on November 06, 2018, 12:31:51 PM
Caligula's Horse is on my list to check out, they are playing ProgPower next year and I only know them by name
You should, they are awesome!
Saw them 2 weeks ago and I was blown away, especially by singer. I might be biased though because I love his voice, he's currently in my top 5 favorite singers for sure. I was glad they hanged out after the show at the merch stand and signed my copy of In Contact :)

The venue I'm seeing them at tonight is tiny! They are likely going to be playing to no more than 100 people  :sadpanda: it's a shame that bands this awesome can't draw more. On the plus side, at this place I can order pizza and sit, eat and watch the bands! It's also a bowling alley and a hostel  :lol
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on November 06, 2018, 12:36:23 PM
I'm sure they will enjoy the larger crowd at PPUSA then  :lol but also that sounds really cool though to see a band you like so much at a small intimate place.  I will check them out soon.  I'm going through lots of bands for PPUSA next year so they are one of many.  Been listening to Galneryus today and damn they are good.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: twosuitsluke on November 06, 2018, 12:46:26 PM
I'm sure they will enjoy the larger crowd at PPUSA then  :lol but also that sounds really cool though to see a band you like so much at a small intimate place.  I will check them out soon.  I'm going through lots of bands for PPUSA next year so they are one of many.  Been listening to Galneryus today and damn they are good.

Yea dude! I don't listen to much power metal nowadays, but when I do it's Galneryus or Angra  :lol
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on November 06, 2018, 12:48:14 PM
 :metal and Angra was sick at PPUSA this year.  Damn, they really do get the right bands for my tastes
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: twosuitsluke on November 07, 2018, 03:44:37 AM
Caligula's Horse were pretty good last night. The venue was criminally small for a band this good but they didn't seem to care. They played a pretty 'In Contact/Bloom' heavy set but I'm fine with that as they are my favourite albums. The vocalist is really good live but he comes across pretentious. The rest of the band seemed to really be enjoying themselves (especially the two guitarists). Highlights were definitely Graves and Bloom/Marigold. They just fucking killed. Graves is becoming one of my all time favourite epics, it's just awesome and the finale of that song live.....wow.

Shout out to Circles as well. They didn't sound quite as good but all the songs they played off their new album were great. I need to give it a few more listens as some of the choruses are really catchy and it'll likely end up in my top 20 albums of the year.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: twosuitsluke on November 07, 2018, 03:49:34 AM
Now to prep myself for Obituary, *not you Anthrax*, Lamb of God and fucking SSLLLLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

This will be like the 5th time I've seen them I reckon. I'm going to be right in the pit for the duration and a broken man tomorrow!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on November 07, 2018, 07:36:11 AM
Now to prep myself for Obituary, *not you Anthrax*, Lamb of God and fucking SSLLLLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

This will be like the 5th time I've seen them I reckon. I'm going to be right in the pit for the duration and a broken man tomorrow!

I saw this tour (except Behemoth instead of Obituary) and I was pleasantly surprised by Anthrax who I never really got into, neither any of my friends.  I think we all agreed after the show they were better than expected.  Also I thought Lamb of God was really awesome live, better than Slayer I think.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: twosuitsluke on November 07, 2018, 07:46:29 AM
I think I've seen Anthrax before, at Download Festival or something, they are just not my type of thrash (although I do dig the odd song, such as Deathrider!)

The first time I saw Lamb of God they were supporting Slayer on one of the Unholy Alliance tours (in '06 I think). That tour also had Children of Bodom and In Flames  :hefdaddy that time was the perfect time for me to see those bands as I think they went really downhill with all the albums they released post 2005. Anyway, Lamb of God were fucking incredible that night, definitely better than Slayer, which was saying a lot as I only know Laid to Rest. It's a sign of a good band when they can be that captivating when you don't even know their music!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on November 07, 2018, 07:50:36 AM
I actually saw Lamb of God open for Gwar back in like 2001 or so.  I didn't like their set at all, but also when I was that young, I wasn't really into that type of music either.  The only thing I really remember was Randy was asking the crowd if the band can crash at their house after the show because they had no where to go  :lol I think that was the one and only time I've ever seen that at a show before and that band ended up becoming pretty popular and I don't think they need beds to sleep on anymore

I enjoyed them much more this year, although I still don't really know any of their music, but just thought they sounded great live and had good energy.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Samsara on November 07, 2018, 09:55:15 AM
I saw Lamb of God in August 2003 opening for Anthrax (with Bush fronting). I wasn't into the vocals of Lamb of God AT ALL. But Anthrax was incredible (I am a John Bush fanboy). The place was this really old movie theater that was re-done as a music venue in a shitty part of town. Had maybe 200 people there. The mosh pit on the floor was intense.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: bl5150 on November 08, 2018, 08:15:58 AM
8th Nov -  Def Leppard/Scorpions ............first time Scorps have toured Australia was the clincher.

Scorpions cancelled a few hours before the show and we got some shitty local bar band as replacement  >:( :censored
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on November 08, 2018, 08:19:10 AM
8th Nov -  Def Leppard/Scorpions ............first time Scorps have toured Australia was the clincher.

Scorpions cancelled a few hours before the show and we got some shitty local bar band as replacement  >:( :censored

what????
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: earlilano on November 08, 2018, 10:21:21 AM
My shows so far this year:

March 3 - Self Help Fest (A day to remember and Papa Roach)
March 13 - Between the Buried and Me
March 27 - Panic! At The Disco
April 7 - Gin Blossoms
April 12 - Shinedown
April 13 - Jonathan Davis
May 11 - Apocalyptica
June 16 - Nine Inch Nails
June 17 - The Ataris
June 25 - Meg Myers
June 28 - The Regrettes
August 8 - Weezer
August 31 - Alice in Chains
September 1 - Lindsey Stirling + Evanescence
Oct 2 - Lovelytheband
October 5 and 6 - Cal Jam
October 13 - System of a Down, Incubus

Future Shows:

November 12 - 98 degrees - don't judge me. It's for the wife.
November 21 - Good Charlotte
December 1 - Trans Siberian Orchestra
December 11 - The Ataris

Top show for me this year so far is Nine Inch Nails and I was at the show when they had Gary Newman. Cal Jam was also awesome because they played 6 Nirvana songs at the end and Grohl went back to drums for the Nirvana songs.  :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on November 08, 2018, 11:29:19 AM
Thats a nice list of shows, how was System of a Down and Incubus?   That's southern cal, right?  Which has been on my mind this week...

It's nearing the end of the year for me and as typical of the past couple, I'm a few thousand miles away from keeping my United status.  I find it worth it to keep because I usually get a couple free first class upgrades a year, almost always an economy plus free upgrade, and free bag and early boarding is an extra bonus too.  Anyway, point being, I am looking at places to travel for a quick weekend to get my miles and to make it fun, catch a concert somewhere.  I found one that has my interest:

(https://2ab9pu2w8o9xpg6w26xnz04d-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/kroq-almost-acoustic-christmas-2018-1200x689.jpg)

It's a cheap flight that meets my miles for Saturday morning to Sunday night and that Saturday line up looks cool.  Love the AFI/Bad Religion punk early start and then Greta Van Fleet who has sold out so quickly the shows locally here that I haven't gotten to see them yet, and Smashing Pumpkins who I really enjoyed over the summer.  Then you got 30 Seconds to Mars and Third Eye Blind (Ive seen both before) who I'm not terribly into, but at least I know them and some of their music and I know it can be fun.  Also, the Forum is a historic venue that I've never been to.  I'm going to see if I can get a ticket tomorrow and decide from there.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: bl5150 on November 08, 2018, 02:46:08 PM
8th Nov -  Def Leppard/Scorpions ............first time Scorps have toured Australia was the clincher.

Scorpions cancelled a few hours before the show and we got some shitty local bar band as replacement  >:( :censored

what????

Klaus - sore throat/lost voice/doc's orders etc...........they didn't even announce it at the venue beforehand.  Didn't stop them selling Scorps t-shirts to the fans who didn't know .

Just one of those things I suppose but damn disappointing , esp if (like me) Scorps were a big reason you went.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on November 08, 2018, 02:54:08 PM
8th Nov -  Def Leppard/Scorpions ............first time Scorps have toured Australia was the clincher.

Scorpions cancelled a few hours before the show and we got some shitty local bar band as replacement  >:( :censored

what????

Klaus - sore throat/lost voice/doc's orders etc...........they didn't even announce it at the venue beforehand.  Didn't stop them selling Scorps t-shirts to the fans who didn't know .

Just one of those things I suppose but damn disappointing , esp if (like me) Scorps were a big reason you went.

I just read the blabbermouth article actually.  That sucks big time man.  Like you don't even get an option for a refund, you just get to see some other random band instead.  Like that can replace the value in seeing Scoprions.  I feel for you man.  I'd be so mad.  Klaus has had some voice health issues and htey had to cancel the ending of their last US tour because of it.  I guess if you are planning to see them, beware they could cancel.  Seems they are going to try to play the last show, but that may not happen either.

I guess the saving grace was you still got Def Leppard.  Although, looking at the setlist, it's not like you got more of Def Leppard to make up for the lack of Scorpions.  Def Leppard played a lot more songs on their Hawaii tour (likely because they weren't sharing the stage with Scorpions, would have been cool for them to give the fans a longer set to make up for it, but I guess it's not really their job to do so).
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: El Barto on November 08, 2018, 03:11:42 PM
Thats a nice list of shows, how was System of a Down and Incubus?   That's southern cal, right?  Which has been on my mind this week...

It's nearing the end of the year for me and as typical of the past couple, I'm a few thousand miles away from keeping my United status.  I find it worth it to keep because I usually get a couple free first class upgrades a year, almost always an economy plus free upgrade, and free bag and early boarding is an extra bonus too.  Anyway, point being, I am looking at places to travel for a quick weekend to get my miles and to make it fun, catch a concert somewhere.  I found one that has my interest:

(https://2ab9pu2w8o9xpg6w26xnz04d-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/kroq-almost-acoustic-christmas-2018-1200x689.jpg)

It's a cheap flight that meets my miles for Saturday morning to Sunday night and that Saturday line up looks cool.  Love the AFI/Bad Religion punk early start and then Greta Van Fleet who has sold out so quickly the shows locally here that I haven't gotten to see them yet, and Smashing Pumpkins who I really enjoyed over the summer.  Then you got 30 Seconds to Mars and Third Eye Blind (Ive seen both before) who I'm not terribly into, but at least I know them and some of their music and I know it can be fun.  Also, the Forum is a historic venue that I've never been to.  I'm going to see if I can get a ticket tomorrow and decide from there.
The Forum is pretty cool. From a realistic standpoint it's kind of a dump. It's annoying to get to and with the new stadium construction that's probably become far more of a problem. Yet it's got an energy to it. It's one of those places that just feels special when you see a show there.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on November 08, 2018, 03:13:32 PM
Yea, I kind of was thinking the same thing.  Looks shitty but has a lot of history to it.  Obviosuly Iron Maiden comes to mind, but also Avenged Sevenfold and AFI both filmed their DVDs there too.  Looks like it has a big pit and would be fun to check out. 
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Anguyen92 on November 08, 2018, 03:53:42 PM
The A7X DVD was in Long Beach Arena, not the Inglewood Forum? The one filmed in 2008?
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on November 08, 2018, 03:56:02 PM
The A7X DVD was in Long Beach Arena, not the Inglewood Forum? The one filmed in 2008?

oh was it?  I thought that was the forum.  Now I might be confusing venues... because I was thinking Live After Death too.  NOw that sucked the life out of seeing that.  I definitely got those two confused.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: earlilano on November 09, 2018, 06:11:45 AM
Thats a nice list of shows, how was System of a Down and Incubus?   That's southern cal, right?  Which has been on my mind this week...

It's nearing the end of the year for me and as typical of the past couple, I'm a few thousand miles away from keeping my United status.  I find it worth it to keep because I usually get a couple free first class upgrades a year, almost always an economy plus free upgrade, and free bag and early boarding is an extra bonus too.  Anyway, point being, I am looking at places to travel for a quick weekend to get my miles and to make it fun, catch a concert somewhere.  I found one that has my interest:

(https://2ab9pu2w8o9xpg6w26xnz04d-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/kroq-almost-acoustic-christmas-2018-1200x689.jpg)

It's a cheap flight that meets my miles for Saturday morning to Sunday night and that Saturday line up looks cool.  Love the AFI/Bad Religion punk early start and then Greta Van Fleet who has sold out so quickly the shows locally here that I haven't gotten to see them yet, and Smashing Pumpkins who I really enjoyed over the summer.  Then you got 30 Seconds to Mars and Third Eye Blind (Ive seen both before) who I'm not terribly into, but at least I know them and some of their music and I know it can be fun.  Also, the Forum is a historic venue that I've never been to.  I'm going to see if I can get a ticket tomorrow and decide from there.

Yup. i saw them in Glen Helen. It was an awesome show. Incubus was really good live. System of a down was just crazy good with multiple mosh pits and I saw fires in the lawn. I was down in the pit area and there was moshing in front and back of me but I'm to old to mosh. Lol.

I really like The Forum. The sound is great and pit area is huge. I wish I could go to the KROQ shows but the wife won't let me go to concerts on weekends anymore. Greta Van Fleet is great live, I saw them at Cal Jam.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on November 09, 2018, 06:50:20 AM
Yea I totally fudged the Forum and Long Beach Arena  ::) but good to hear the Forum is still a cool venue.  Of course now work might be sending me somewhere next week so this might all be moot for me
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Anguyen92 on November 09, 2018, 09:22:01 AM
In all fairness, The Forum is a great venue.  I'm just a bit scared of the location it is in though.  Still a place ripe with a lot of sports and music history.  I saw Foo Fighters play there in 2015 and I enjoyed the atmosphere of it.  Parking is on the steep end of things in comparison the other places I paid for parking, but that's just how it goes for arena shows.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on November 09, 2018, 09:27:29 AM
I'd probably just uber if this actually happens.  Im going to try to get a ticket at 3pm est when they go on sale and see what happens from there.  I think that alone might be a challenge for a decent price. 
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on November 13, 2018, 03:40:05 PM
I didn't update here, but I did manage to score a GA floor ticket for the Saturday show of KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas in LA.  I expect to have that fully booked soon.  Looks like it's not only manageable from a time perspective, but from a cost one as well.  I might be in and out of LA quickly and cheaply for this show over the weekend and not missing any work or anything.

So Novemeber is a quiet month for me, but December is shaping up to be a beast of a month for concerts to end the year:

December 1st - Steven Wilson @ Starland Ballroom, Sayreville NJ
December 8th - KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas (Smashing Pumpkins, 30 Seconds to Mars, Third Eye Blind, Greta Van Fleet, Bad Religion, AFI) @ The Forum, Los Angeles CA
December 13th - Breaking Benjamin @ Starland Ballroom, Sayreville NJ
December 15th - Ghost @ Barclays Center, Brooklyn NJ
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Rattlehead on November 13, 2018, 07:17:53 PM
I'll be at Starland Ballroom for Steven as well  :metal I'm also going to the record signing at Vintage Vinyl in Fords.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on November 13, 2018, 07:31:09 PM
I'll be at Starland Ballroom for Steven as well  :metal I'm also going to the record signing at Vintage Vinyl in Fords.

Nice, I just got my Home Invasion blu ray that I started watching, it'll be cool to see him in this venue
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Ben_Jamin on November 15, 2018, 05:07:25 PM
Leprous tonight....Almost forgot.

$15 at the door in an intimate venue means going to be a wonderful night.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Rattlehead on November 15, 2018, 05:27:46 PM
I'll be at Starland Ballroom for Steven as well  :metal I'm also going to the record signing at Vintage Vinyl in Fords.

Nice, I just got my Home Invasion blu ray that I started watching, it'll be cool to see him in this venue

Not a fan of Starland Ballroom personally, but I would never pass on an opportunity to see Wilson even if I didn't like the venue.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on November 15, 2018, 06:40:47 PM
I'll be at Starland Ballroom for Steven as well  :metal I'm also going to the record signing at Vintage Vinyl in Fords.

Nice, I just got my Home Invasion blu ray that I started watching, it'll be cool to see him in this venue

Not a fan of Starland Ballroom personally, but I would never pass on an opportunity to see Wilson even if I didn't like the venue.

I don't particularly like it for this type of music, that venue is more for punk rock shows.  It's got a nice pit and you are close to the band, but for the types of shows where you stand and watch, it's not a great venue.  I just like it so much because it's close to home and it gets a decent amount of good acts each year.  Plus I know a spot to go where you can often meet the band if you are lucky.  I met Devin Townsend, Kamelot, and Less Than Jake there before. 
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Ben_Jamin on November 15, 2018, 08:29:58 PM
Man oh man...The Opener just got done and man are they good. Reminded me of Superior and Opeth. The keyboardist uses a Seaboard. Their called Patema. I highly suggest hearing them, I'll ask them where we can find some songs. Epic epic prog metal.

https://m.facebook.com/pg/patemaofficial/about/?ref=page_internal&mt_nav=0

Here's their Facebook page.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Rattlehead on November 16, 2018, 07:03:35 AM
I'll be at Starland Ballroom for Steven as well  :metal I'm also going to the record signing at Vintage Vinyl in Fords.

Nice, I just got my Home Invasion blu ray that I started watching, it'll be cool to see him in this venue

Not a fan of Starland Ballroom personally, but I would never pass on an opportunity to see Wilson even if I didn't like the venue.

I don't particularly like it for this type of music, that venue is more for punk rock shows.  It's got a nice pit and you are close to the band, but for the types of shows where you stand and watch, it's not a great venue.  I just like it so much because it's close to home and it gets a decent amount of good acts each year.  Plus I know a spot to go where you can often meet the band if you are lucky.  I met Devin Townsend, Kamelot, and Less Than Jake there before.

I could see that, I've only been there a few times (for Danzig and Opeth) and I came away with the impression that the acoustics are terrible and ear plugs are a must  :lol
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on November 16, 2018, 08:02:56 AM
Yea, not a place known for it's sound.  It's really popular for those sing a long pop punk bands.  I follow their instagram and you can tell which type of music the venue actually relaly likes and cares about  :lol like they never advertise or have live shots from the metal shows, it's always the pop punk ones.  Just an observation  :lol  It used to be called the Hunka Bunka Ballroom and was where I saw my first concert.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Ben_Jamin on November 18, 2018, 05:11:14 PM
I found a song from Patema, they're a local band here in Albuquerque. Really good stuff.

https://youtu.be/E9xrAWkKcxs
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: RodrigoAltaf on November 18, 2018, 07:20:38 PM
My last concert of the year: Steven Wilson this Thursday.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: lonestar on November 18, 2018, 07:25:44 PM
Sitting on the rail at Haken, probably my last show for the year unless I pull the trigger on TSO next week.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Train of Naught on November 20, 2018, 07:36:07 AM
Yesterday was Tesseract /BTBAM / Plini. Man, fucking amazing gig!

I had never seen Tesseract before, I went in with low expectations caude for some reason I read negative things about their live shows but nothing could be less true. Most balanced setlist ever (man, they played half of Concealing Fate, I was in heaven), Dan made me like the Altered State songs more than I already did because it was him singing instead of Ashe.

Oh and first time seeing BTBAM play Sun of Nothing, b2b with Voice of Trespass. Fucking-a

Tonight Zeal & Ardor!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on November 20, 2018, 10:21:43 AM
I thought my 2018 was all booked, but I forgot about a local ska show coming up next month that is kind of special for me and my youth of loving the local ska music scene when I was in high school.

December 21st - Streetlight Manifesto @ Starland Ballroom, Sayreville NJ

They are playing the entire Keasby Nights album by Catch 22 (this is his newer ska band and they already re-recorded the entire album under this band's name).  But this is one of my all time favorite ska albums and being that they are a local band, I must have seen Catch 22 10+ times in small venues around NJ growing up.  Those shows were always so much fun and energetic too.  The second night is sold out (where they are doing another album of theirs in entirety, but the Keasby Nights is what I want to see).  Will be cool to take a stroll down memory lane for this one plus I expect a big crowd for them.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: lonestar on November 20, 2018, 10:43:04 AM
Yesterday was Tesseract /BTBAM / Plini. Man, fucking amazing gig!

I had never seen Tesseract before, I went in with low expectations caude for some reason I read negative things about their live shows but nothing could be less true. Most balanced setlist ever (man, they played half of Concealing Fate, I was in heaven), Dan made me like the Altered State songs more than I already did because it was him singing instead of Ashe.

Tesseract is ridiculously good live, very bummed I have to miss this tour.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Nachtmerrie on November 20, 2018, 11:28:04 AM
Yesterday was Tesseract /BTBAM / Plini. Man, fucking amazing gig!

I had never seen Tesseract before, I went in with low expectations caude for some reason I read negative things about their live shows but nothing could be less true. Most balanced setlist ever (man, they played half of Concealing Fate, I was in heaven), Dan made me like the Altered State songs more than I already did because it was him singing instead of Ashe.

Oh and first time seeing BTBAM play Sun of Nothing, b2b with Voice of Trespass. Fucking-a

Tonight Zeal & Ardor!

I completely agree. Saw them in Nijmegen last week, fantastic show.
My first time for both BTBAM and Tesseract.

Seeing Tesseract again in Eindhoven, march 2019
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: twosuitsluke on November 20, 2018, 11:50:09 AM
I thought my 2018 was all booked, but I forgot about a local ska show coming up next month that is kind of special for me and my youth of loving the local ska music scene when I was in high school.

December 21st - Streetlight Manifesto @ Starland Ballroom, Sayreville NJ

They are playing the entire Keasby Nights album by Catch 22 (this is his newer ska band and they already re-recorded the entire album under this band's name).  But this is one of my all time favorite ska albums and being that they are a local band, I must have seen Catch 22 10+ times in small venues around NJ growing up.  Those shows were always so much fun and energetic too.  The second night is sold out (where they are doing another album of theirs in entirety, but the Keasby Nights is what I want to see).  Will be cool to take a stroll down memory lane for this one plus I expect a big crowd for them.

Yes mate! Love Streetlight Manifesto and Keasbey Nights  :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: lonestar on November 29, 2018, 12:12:26 AM
Ok, leaving what is probably my last show for the year. Here's the final tally...

Intervals/Jason Richardson
Orphaned Land/Tyr/Aeternam/Ghost Ship Octavius
Tesseract
BtBaM/Born of Osiris/Erra/Allegeon
Rob Zombie/Marylin Manson
Gloryhammer/Alestorm
Amorphis/Dark Tranquility/Moonspell
Progstock with IQ/ Mystery/Enchant/Evership/Micheal Sadler, Saga/IZZ/Orpheus Nine/In Continuum/Flying Dreams/Tom Brislin/UK
Haken/Leprous
Trans Siberian Orchestra

Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: twosuitsluke on November 29, 2018, 01:21:43 AM
Which was the best show dude?

My final tally was:

Mogwai
The Mad Caddies
ArcTangent Festival
Leprous/Agent Fresco
Toots and the Maytals
Caligula's Horse/Circles/I Built the Sky
Slayer/Lamb of God/Obituary

I still might get to see Solstafir and Telepathy in a few weeks. I'm a bit disappointed in my final count, I didn't go to anywhere near as many gigs as I wanted to  :lol
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: lonestar on November 29, 2018, 06:07:11 AM
IQ by far.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on November 29, 2018, 08:01:06 AM
IQ by far.

 :metal :metal

5 more concerts in December for me, and if my GF's birthday wasn't on the same day as another concert, I'd considering going to a 6th  :lol By far the most concerts from me in a year and might be hard to surpass that tally ever again, but man was it a good year.  I've actually been thinking about what my favorite concerts were, and specifically some of the best "concert moments" I've witnessed and captured on video.  I started listed and rewatching videos from the past year and built a rough list and might turn it into a video on youtube once the year is over.  Either way, I think I'll share my favorite lists once the years over since December is looking like a beast of a month for me.

December 1st - Steven Wilson @ Starland Ballroom, Sayreville NJ
December 8th - KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas (Smashing Pumpkins, 30 Seconds to Mars, Third Eye Blind, Greta Van Fleet, Bad Religion, AFI, The Interrupters) @ The Forum, Los Angeles CA
December 13th - Breaking Benjamin @ Starland Ballroom, Sayreville NJ
December 15th - Ghost @ Barclays Center, Brooklyn NJ
December 21st - Streetlight Manifesto @ Starland Ballroom, Sayreville NJ
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on November 29, 2018, 03:06:23 PM
I thought my 2018 was all booked, but I forgot about a local ska show coming up next month that is kind of special for me and my youth of loving the local ska music scene when I was in high school.

December 21st - Streetlight Manifesto @ Starland Ballroom, Sayreville NJ

They are playing the entire Keasby Nights album by Catch 22 (this is his newer ska band and they already re-recorded the entire album under this band's name).  But this is one of my all time favorite ska albums and being that they are a local band, I must have seen Catch 22 10+ times in small venues around NJ growing up.  Those shows were always so much fun and energetic too.  The second night is sold out (where they are doing another album of theirs in entirety, but the Keasby Nights is what I want to see).  Will be cool to take a stroll down memory lane for this one plus I expect a big crowd for them.

Yes mate! Love Streetlight Manifesto and Keasbey Nights  :metal

What's your thoughts on The Interrupters?  I've heard the name before and I'm going to see them soon so just youtubed them finally and realized they are a ska/punk band, made me wonder if you know them and what your thoughts were?  I see they got a lot of support from Tim Armstrong (also read their wikipedia page), almost sounds like when Rancid does ska.  THis song She's Kerosene is cool, they seem like they will be fun live.  Making me really look forward to the KROQ show with the punk/ska opening bands before the big rock bands hit the stage.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: twosuitsluke on November 29, 2018, 03:22:12 PM
I thought my 2018 was all booked, but I forgot about a local ska show coming up next month that is kind of special for me and my youth of loving the local ska music scene when I was in high school.

December 21st - Streetlight Manifesto @ Starland Ballroom, Sayreville NJ

They are playing the entire Keasby Nights album by Catch 22 (this is his newer ska band and they already re-recorded the entire album under this band's name).  But this is one of my all time favorite ska albums and being that they are a local band, I must have seen Catch 22 10+ times in small venues around NJ growing up.  Those shows were always so much fun and energetic too.  The second night is sold out (where they are doing another album of theirs in entirety, but the Keasby Nights is what I want to see).  Will be cool to take a stroll down memory lane for this one plus I expect a big crowd for them.

Yes mate! Love Streetlight Manifesto and Keasbey Nights  :metal

What's your thoughts on The Interrupters?  I've heard the name before and I'm going to see them soon so just youtubed them finally and realized they are a ska/punk band, made me wonder if you know them and what your thoughts were?  I see they got a lot of support from Tim Armstrong (also read their wikipedia page), almost sounds like when Rancid does ska.  THis song She's Kerosene is cool, they seem like they will be fun live.  Making me really look forward to the KROQ show with the punk/ska opening bands before the big rock bands hit the stage.

I think I may possibly have seen them at a festival years ago but I don't really know their music. What I do know though is that they have been involved with some of Tim Armstrong's solo work. A few years ago he had this project called 'Tim Timebomb and Friends' where he recorded a song a day, everyday, and released it, for like 3 or 4 months. I have most of the songs recorded at that time and there were some real gems in there. I know some of that work includes The Interrupters. I also thought it was The Interrupters who were the backing band for Tim Armstrong's solo album 'A Poet's Life' (which you should check out) but I just googled it and it was The Aggrolites (who are also great)

 I'm intrigued now, I'm going to go listen.

Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on November 29, 2018, 03:27:16 PM
Yea the wiki mentioned all of that, but I wasn't sure exactly what Tim's bands were.  Tim produced the interrupter's albums and as I listen to their newest album on youtube, Rancid does a guest appearance on one song I just listened to.  Definitely makes me think it's something up your alley especially after yesterday's recommendation. 
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: twosuitsluke on November 29, 2018, 03:33:12 PM
Yea the wiki mentioned all of that, but I wasn't sure exactly what Tim's bands were.  Tim produced the interrupter's albums and as I listen to their newest album on youtube, Rancid does a guest appearance on one song I just listened to.  Definitely makes me think it's something up your alley especially after yesterday's recommendation.

Giving them a listen now, they sound great! I don't actively go looking for new music like this now but you know what, I could do with some new ska  :biggrin: you're right, they do sound like Rancid's style of ska (which I love) but fronted by Brody Dalle. Good shit, cheers dude.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on November 29, 2018, 03:44:34 PM
 :yarr

Yea, on my second listen of the album (it's so short  :lol ) and like yesterday, I feel like I would have been all over this 15 years ago (even though they weren't around).
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: chknptpie on November 30, 2018, 06:17:56 AM
Just saw The Interrupters! They did a free show here and they were awesome.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on November 30, 2018, 07:33:32 AM
Just saw The Interrupters! They did a free show here and they were awesome.

 :metal :metal I was watching some live videos last night on youtube and seem really fun and energetic live.  I'm really just kind of shocked a band like this who is new in this music genre are finding some success.  Just making me even more excited for next weekend.

However, tomorrow night, Steven Wilson at my local ballroom in NJ  :hat
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: ReaperKK on November 30, 2018, 08:40:19 PM
Just got back from seeing Kaki King. This was a very different show then ones she has done in the past and was a lot of more a stage show than her just playing guitar. That said I loved the show. I had front center seats and she ended up playing some of the classics.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: twosuitsluke on December 02, 2018, 10:15:07 AM
Just saw The Interrupters! They did a free show here and they were awesome.

 :metal :metal I was watching some live videos last night on youtube and seem really fun and energetic live.  I'm really just kind of shocked a band like this who is new in this music genre are finding some success.  Just making me even more excited for next weekend.

Dammit! Just found out that The Interrupters are playing near me, tonight!! The new album is great and I would've gone to see them if I'd have known!

A mate has also offered me free tickets to go see Flogging Molly and The Bronx next Friday, can't decide whether to go as I kind of have plans already?? Hmmmm
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: BRGM on December 03, 2018, 02:38:52 PM
So 2018 shaped up real nice  :coolio

Toto - Copenhagen, Forum
Steven Wilson - Copenhagen, Vega
G3 - Aalborg, Skråen
Godspeed! You Black Emperor - Malmoe, Slagthuset
Foo Fighters - Gothenburg, Ullevi
King Crimson - Stockholm, Cirkus
Roger Waters - Copenhagen, Royal Arena
The Flower Kings / Spock's Beard - Malmoe, KB

Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on December 03, 2018, 02:48:47 PM
Dammit! Just found out that The Interrupters are playing near me, tonight!! The new album is great and I would've gone to see them if I'd have known!

damn that's coincidence

Steven Wilson was pretty awesome last weekend close to home, love how I can hang near the side railing and get fist bumps from the band (minus Steven, he didn't want to interact with me) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTzQFZkrd-w (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTzQFZkrd-w)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: SwedishGoose on December 03, 2018, 11:08:59 PM
Saw my last two shows of 2018 on saturday and sunday.
Spock's Beard and Roine Stolts Flower Kings revisited in both Stockholm and Malmö.... fantastic shows both of them.

So this is my final tally... nice year for me.
I also had a ticket for Vulkan / Pain of Salvation but was sick and could not go.

2018-02-26 - Stockholm, Circus - Steven Wilson 

2018-03-24 - Gothenburg, Concert hall, Gothenburg Symphonic Orchestra with Jennie Abrahamson & Malin Dahlström - A tribute to Kate Bush

2018-04-06 Malmö, Palladium - Peter Hammill

2018-06-05 Stockholm, Södra Teatern - Neal Morse

2018-07-05 Stockholm, Circus - King Crimson
2018-07-06 Stockholm, Circus - King Crimson

2018-08-18 - Stockholm, Friends Arena - Roger Waters

2018-09-29 Malmö, Palladium - Progressive Circus 2018 (VUUR, iamthemorning, Anneke van Giersbergen, Merit Hemmingsson, Promise and the Monster )
One day festival with 4, no scratch that... 5 artists bands. 

2018-10-07 Stockholm, Fryshuset - Moon Safari, Fish

2018-12-01 Stockholm, Kulturhuset Studion - Spock's Beard / The Flower Kings revisited 

2018-12-02 Malmö, KB - Spock's Beard / The Flower Kings revisited
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Nick on December 03, 2018, 11:12:41 PM
I believe I'm done for the year, so here is what 2018 had in store:

2018-02-03 – Rausch and Echoes at Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore
2018-02-15 – Eden at Chicago in Allentown
2018-02-22 - Neal Morse (solo) at Sellersville Theater in Sellersville
2018-04-25 - Steven Wilson at Keswick in Glenside
2018-04-28 - Steven Wilson at Playstation Theater in NYC
2018-04-29 - Steven Wilson at Playstation Theater in NYC
2018-05-04 - District 97 and Brand X at Majestic Theater in Gettysburg
2018-05-05 - Cell15, Perfect Beings, Barock Project, and Threshold at Majestic Theater in Gettysburg
2018-05-06 - Valdez, Lines in the Sky, Flor de Loto, Special Providence, and PFM at Majestic Theater in Gettysburg
2018-05-13 - Valdez and 3rDegree at Roxy and Dukes in Dunellen
2018-05-25 – Thank You Scientist, Lor, and Hungry Ghost at Milkboy in Philadelphia
2018-06-02 – MindMaze at Steel Pub in Bethlehem
2018-07-13 – Deafening Opera, Retrospective, Antimatter, Threshold, Riverside, and Big Big Train at Night of the Prog in Lorelei
2018-07-14 – Smalltape, Rikard Sjoblom's Gungfly, Wobbler, Long Distance Calling, Mystery, The Sea Within, and Camel at Night of the Prog in Lorelei
2018-08-04 – Outside the Wall at Riverside in Easton
2018-09-07 – Manimal, Persefone, Bloodbound, Labyrinth, Redemption, and Sons of Apollo at ProgPowerUSA in Atlanta
2018-10-05 – Orpheus Nine, In Continuum, and Michael Sadler at ProgStock in Rahway
2018-10-06 – Enchant and IQ at ProgStock in Rahway
2018-10-07 – IZZ, Evership, Mystery, at ProgStock in Rahway
2018-11-02 – Haken, Leprous, and Bent Knee at Underground Arts in Philadelphia
2018-11-03 – Haken, Leprous, and Bent Knee at Highline Ballroom in NYC
2018-11-04 – Haken, Leprous, and Bent Knee at The Sinclair in Boston
2018-11-09 – MindMaze at Game Changer World in Allentown
2018-11-24 - Haken and Leprous at the Bluebird Theater in Denver
2018-11-30 - Steven Wilson at The Fillmore in Philadelphia
2018-12-01 – Haken, Leprous, and Bent Knee at Bottom Lounge in Chicago
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on December 06, 2018, 04:00:16 PM
Flying out early Saturday to LA for the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas and holy shit am I excited for this.  They released the set times and every band gets at least 30 minutes and the headliners get 50.  Not bad, I actually thought the early bands might only get 15 so the main bands could get 40, but what I didn't realize is they are using a rotating stage so there is actually no downtime between bands.  So theres 90 minutes of The Interrupters/AFI/Bad Religion in that order and I am not sure how I will survive that  :lol To me, that alone is worth the price of admission.  Nevermind that after that comes Greta Van Fleet who I've been wanting to see for the last year now.  Then comes the bigger rock acts, which may be a let down after the energetic punk bands, but I think 30 Seconds to Mars is going to be a lot of fun and I'm thinking Smashing Pumpkins might do some special stuff, especially since they've performed a few times with the singer of AFI.  Essentially from 5pm to 11pm is going to be straight up live music which is mostly a hit from music I like.  I cannot wait. 

I'm sure no one cares, but I started a twitter chain where everyday this week I share one of my one videos from the five bands I've seen before who are performing Saturday.  Fun to go down memory lane with some of these bands who (such as Bad Religion and Smashing Pumpkins) that I've liked since I was child https://twitter.com/Cramx3/status/1069744616637902848 (https://twitter.com/Cramx3/status/1069744616637902848)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on December 09, 2018, 06:30:37 AM
Chicken and Luke, I think you might enjoy this

The Interrupters - Time Bomb with Tim Armstrong (https://youtu.be/YknKi0_rnGE)

Probably the only real surprise guest last night and this was awesome!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: chknptpie on December 09, 2018, 09:13:13 AM
Chicken and Luke, I think you might enjoy this

The Interrupters - Time Bomb with Tim Armstrong (https://youtu.be/YknKi0_rnGE)

Probably the only real surprise guest last night and this was awesome!

Awesome!
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on December 10, 2018, 02:59:40 PM
Long review write up, please feel free to scroll past...

So this weekend went by like a flash, just a crazy 20 hours traveling to LA and going to the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas show.  The reason I went, besides the awesome line up, was to get my last 3300 miles with United to keep my status so this trip was cheap and enough miles, plus a cool show to do over the weekend without taking time off from work.  The show was two days but day 2 I couldn't even tell you who those bands are  :lol but day 1 was right up my ally.  I snagged a general admission floor ticket the moment they went on sale and the show sold out at the Forum.

Started out with Badflower.  I had never heard of this band before.  They were some sort of rock band, not too heavy, but not soft either.  There was a couple songs that were decent, but I overall didn't really like them very much.  Thought the singer's style was not really my thing, but they are a new band and probably growing.  I recorded their latest single (I think at least, they just released a music video a couple days before the show for it)

Badflower - Heroin (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-6M0f0KIoE)

Next up was AJR.  I never heard of them, but my gf had.  She played a couple songs for me and I was not into it.  I knew this would be the band I enjoyed the least going in and my thoughts were confirmed.  I felt they did belong musically, they just weren't rock.  More like drum/bass/keyboards.  They did a cool part of the set where they say "this is how we write a song" and they played some noises and turned it into a beat and then it lead into an actual song which was the one song I really enjoyed with a trumpet.  This band was three brothers though which was cool, but man did they all have really goofy dance moves.  I just felt like the music and dancing didn't mix.  I don't know, I used this time for a bathroom and drink break. 

How AJR writes a song (https://youtu.be/T-GxijZGQZ8?t=330)

Speaking of, there were no breaks between bands!  It was a rotating stage so maybe a minute of downtime as the KROQ people would come out and introduce the next band and it would rotated with the band already there and maybe even playing.  I thought this was one of the coolest things.  Next up spinning around the stage were the Interrupters.  For me, this is when the concert got good, and I mean really good.  I didn't know their music but really enjoyed the up tempo ska.  Plus they all were just moving around and having fun on stage.  And apparently this band is also a group of three brothers.  They were clearly loving their opportunity to share such a big stage.  To me, they set the bar for this event.  The crowd was definitely into them and they had the only interesting guest of the night when they brought up Rancid member Tim Armstrong for the final two songs, one of which was a Rancid cover of Time Bomb (shared above).  This was AWESOME!  What was really cool was the guitarist after said KROQ was the reason he played guitar and discovered Rancid.  Holy shit, same with me!  Back when NYC had a KROQ 92.3 they used to play Time Bomb by Rancid when I was little and fell in love with ska and punk music.  Something that you just don't hear on the radio anymore except that one peroid in the 90s.  Was so cool to see the public recognition of this.  I got another song of theirs live:

The Interrupters - A Friend Like Me (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7gPWv6ivok) (and you can watch that stage rotate  :metal  like that has got to me their most epic intro ever or at least one of them)

The punk wave continued next with my favorite band of the line up AFI.  Davey Havok has been one of my favorite singers for a long time and while AFI has changed their sound a lot, I've always enjoyed whatever they released mostly because I love his vocals.  However, I thought Davey might have been my biggest dissapointment.  It seemed like he or his mic had issues.  Kept cutting out, but I'm wondering if it was user error as he used a mic with a cable and kept pushing the limits of that cable.  If I didn't know he was straight edge, I would have thought he was wasted by the way he moved and acted on stage.  Either way, they were super fun and so energetic on stage, the rest of the band sounded tight.  They have a new EP out and I captured the live debut of their new single.

AFI - Get Dark (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mUH3_U-cfY)

And the punk rock portion of the show ended with one of the biggest and best in the genre, Bad Religion.  Must say they sound so damn good live.  Just like their albums, so consistent.  Even with changing line ups (their old drummer moved onto play for Avenged Sevenfold, and they've gone through so many guitarists over the years) and this show we got to see Brett Gurewitz perform with them (original guitarist and still contributes to BR but doesn't tour or is active normally with the band).  They live debuted a couple songs, one a holiday song and another an anti-trump one.  Must say I wasn't a huge fan of either, but their set was short and sweet (like the two before them).  They played Los Angeles is Burning which seemed appropriate and I captured a fitting song

Bad Religion - Fuck You (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_UAyoYrwOo)

Things changed a bit next.  I was mostly in the back of the floor, and I could see all the punks leaving from the pit sweaty  :lol The punk rock portion truly had ended and what a change it was.  We got the up and coming big band, Greta Van Fleet next!  As the punks moved out, you then saw tons of people move up.  All of the sudden all of the seats in the arena had butts in them.  It seemed like everyone wanted to see GVF.  And they did not upset.  A solid 40 minutes of rock n roll.  I wish they didn't include a drum solo with such a short set, but it felt right given their show.  Classic rock sounding, amazing guitar and sweet bass lines.  The singer's voice just resonated through the arena.  I think they stole the show.  You could feel something you couldn't feel before.  They were AWESOME!  They ended the set with a long jam as well, so cool.  Kind of made me wish DT would just go back to being a raw band like this, nothing extra just perform and jam and have fun with amazing execution.

Greta Van Fleet - Edge of Darkness (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBq6q6E4IBY)

Next up could not keep up.  It was Third Eye Blind and while they opened with a hit song, it felt a bit of a downer.  They weren't bad by any means.  It was a good time to go back to the bathroom and grab another drink since it was hard to find time without missing anything.  By the end of their set though, i thought they got the crowd back into it with Semi Charmed Life and there were a lot of really drunk girls near me going crazy  :lol I've never been a huge fan, but they were definitely cool to see again and I was kind of bummed they didn't play Hows It Going to Be.  They were probably the only band who didn't have new music out.  They said they were in the studio in LA so playing this show was a nice break to get out.  They didn't give us a taste of that new music though.  Here was an older track.

Third Eye Blind - Motorcycle Drive By (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4SWOT2c9sA)

Next up was probably the rowdiest band of the show.  30 Seconds to Mars got the crowd going like no other this evening.  With all the crowd sing a longs, they also must have staged some people in the crowd as people started showing up with huge flags to wave.  Obviously you couldn't just walk in with those so something was set up for that plus the entire concert was live streamed except their set so I wonder if they filmed it for something?  Either way, I'm not a huge fan of their music and I don't like how they don't perform with a full band (only the drummer and keyboardist is on stage). But I can't deny Jared Leto's control of the crowd and getting the girls to go wild.  I noticed even more drunk crazy girls for them than Third Eye Blind.  They also had balloons dropping in the beginning and confetti shooting out at the end.  Defintiely brought everything they had for their set.  I didn't record any full songs, but got plenty of footage of the balls dropping and confetti shooting (which was so much fun, probably the funnest moment of the show)

Me knocking the balloon away from a few girls (https://youtu.be/T-GxijZGQZ8?t=2743) (:lol sounds dick but this was after I caught about 3 of them for them and they kept letting them go so this time after they took a selfie I knocked it away as a joke and when I realized they were mad I ran away and then felt really bad)
The confetti blowing out right by me (https://youtu.be/T-GxijZGQZ8?t=2956)  :lol

Finally the headliners were next, The Smashing Pumpkins, and I must say I felt a little bad for them having to come out after all that.  People just immediately left and it seemed after every song the Smashing Pumpkins played that another wave of people left.  This is where I blame the band though, their set list was shit. They played a lot of low energy music, did a few covers that were not impressive and thier special guest, Mike Garson, was not terribly interesting.  It was defintiely cool though and they did have a small choir for another song, but overall their performance was really flat considering the bands before them.  By the time their set ended, the place was mostly empty and kind of was a bummer of a way to end the night.  I couldn't complain though.  I had a total blast and it was 6 straight hours of non stop music from some of my favorite bands and some new bands that I really enjyoyed (The Interrupters and Greta Van Fleet).  Definitely a contender for concert of the year for me  :metal

KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas *cramx3 concert experience* (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-GxijZGQZ8)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: twosuitsluke on December 11, 2018, 06:03:47 AM
Chicken and Luke, I think you might enjoy this

The Interrupters - Time Bomb with Tim Armstrong (https://youtu.be/YknKi0_rnGE)

Probably the only real surprise guest last night and this was awesome!

Awesome!

Yea, that was great! I'd have been skanking my tits off to that. I've just ended up downloading the new Interrupters album, it's gold. She's Kerosene and Gave You Everything are my faves. Cheers for the recommendation dude.

Cram, you need to come check out my top 50 albums thread, I'll be putting plenty of punk in there  :metal
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on December 11, 2018, 07:09:14 AM
 :yarr I'll follow, was reading through before but didn't comment to get it on my feed.

I may not be able to attend the Breaking Benjamin concert this Thursday, so looks like I might have two tickets to sell to the sold out show in NJ if anyone potentially here wanted to go. 
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on December 15, 2018, 09:01:16 AM
I did end up making it to that Breaking Benjamin show, got there just in time and it was sold out and so damn packed, could hardly even enter the venue.  However I followed some people to the side bathroom and managed to get right in my spot before they came on stage so I could be right next to the band.  Got a fist bump from Benjamin and I could also watching him vape and drink coffee before going on stage.  He was clearly annnoyed by the few ladies next to me taking pics with their flash on though.  Anyway, I ended up just chilling in the back and trying to dodge the tall people's heads so this wasn't the greatest concert from a viewing perspective, but I thought they sounded good and the crowd was really into it.  Tons of singing a long and you can see the band enjoying it.  They talked a bunch about loving playing the smaller venue (they headlined the local shed over the summer).  There definitely was a good energy in the building, even I could feel it all the way in the back.  Highlight of the show was probably during the encore they had a bunch of fans on stage including this one little kid who stole the show with his dancing all over the stage  (https://youtu.be/UkTYEJT8_p4?t=65) :lol

Breaking Benjamin Live @ Sold Out Starland Ballroom NJ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDFCD1_-OMg)

Tonight is Ghost at their arena show to end the NA tour in Brooklyn.  Still trying to figure this one out since it's such a bitch to get there and I haven't bought a ticket, but it didn't sell well at all and there's plenty of options so I'm just waiting for a good deal.  Looking forward to checking them out since Prequell was such a good album.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: Anguyen92 on December 15, 2018, 09:41:26 AM
I saw Breaking Benjamin at an acoustic show in Anaheim back in 2017 and I agree, they sounded really great and the crowd was amazing singing along to virtually everything, but especially Breath, I Will Not Bow, and of course, The Diary of Jane.  The smaller House of Blues venue in comparison to the Amphitheater helped a lot when it comes to crowd atmosphere.  I deemed that concert along with two others as close to a perfect concert for me as it can get (the other two was seeing Halestorm in Anaheim last year, and Myles Kennedy this year).  All of them were in smaller venues that is GA (first come, first serve).

I sorta regret not taking advantage of one of those Groupon/Live Nation summer deals where they were doing $20-25 tickets for the far back seats for the local Amphitheater show when Breaking Benjamin came back to Southern California this year.  The thing is that I really do not like Five Finger Death Punch and would not want to give them the pleasure of watching them for over an hour and after the set Breaking Benjamin delivered in 2017, seeing a co-headlining set would pale in comparison. 

The opening bands they had would have made up that shortcomings I had about that tour package.  Bad Wolves look solid and I enjoy them more than their big brother, FFDP.  Nothing More delivered a great album in 2017, The Stories We Tell Ourselves, and I hear good things about their live sets.  Oh well, maybe I might catch Nothing More in their own show in 2019, but I have to work out a couple of things regarding my schedule.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: SoundscapeMN on December 15, 2018, 10:15:34 AM
After seeing her perform the complete Ingénue last night on PBS, I wish I had been able to see k.d. Lang's performance in Minneapolis back in May.

My wife is quite a big fan, but yet didn't know she was coming and found out about it a few days after the show.

Sucks, but at least the TV Broadcast last night was a consolation.

That album is quite jazzy. Ben Mink of FM and who appeared on Losing It from Rush was very involved with Ingénue.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on December 15, 2018, 10:39:58 AM
I saw Breaking Benjamin at an acoustic show in Anaheim back in 2017 and I agree, they sounded really great and the crowd was amazing singing along to virtually everything, but especially Breath, I Will Not Bow, and of course, The Diary of Jane.  The smaller House of Blues venue in comparison to the Amphitheater helped a lot when it comes to crowd atmosphere.  I deemed that concert along with two others as close to a perfect concert for me as it can get (the other two was seeing Halestorm in Anaheim last year, and Myles Kennedy this year).  All of them were in smaller venues that is GA (first come, first serve).

I sorta regret not taking advantage of one of those Groupon/Live Nation summer deals where they were doing $20-25 tickets for the far back seats for the local Amphitheater show when Breaking Benjamin came back to Southern California this year.  The thing is that I really do not like Five Finger Death Punch and would not want to give them the pleasure of watching them for over an hour and after the set Breaking Benjamin delivered in 2017, seeing a co-headlining set would pale in comparison. 

The opening bands they had would have made up that shortcomings I had about that tour package.  Bad Wolves look solid and I enjoy them more than their big brother, FFDP.  Nothing More delivered a great album in 2017, The Stories We Tell Ourselves, and I hear good things about their live sets.  Oh well, maybe I might catch Nothing More in their own show in 2019, but I have to work out a couple of things regarding my schedule.

That coheadlining tour came to my town over the summer but I missed it because of a business trip, but it seemed they played about the same setlist (swapped two songs) so not sure you would have missed anything between the solo headline or coheadline show.  That acoustic show last year also came to me locally but once again I was on a business trip.  This band had been alluding me for awhile and it was a close call even being able to make it Thursday.
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on December 22, 2018, 10:32:39 AM
Last night was my 39th concert of the year (if I count PPUSA as one), it was a local band that made a pretty awesome ska album Keasbey Nights 20 years ago and they performed the entire thing to a really wild sold out crowd.  I saw Steven Wilson and Breaking Benjamin at this same venue in the last couple weeks and this was blew the roof off those shows in terms of energy in the building.  The entire pit was wild pushing people against the side bars  :lol I forgot what it was like to see Catch 22 locally back in the day, but this brought back tons of memories. 

Streetlight Manifesto Live @ Sold Out Starland Ballroom NJ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqEr39PmN34)
Title: Re: Your concerts for 2018
Post by: cramx3 on January 02, 2019, 02:19:30 PM
My final post on 2018 concerts!

39 concerts total - 92 band performances (at least, I may have missed some openers not included in my list but I did actually witness)
8 states
2 countries
1 video for each show! (OK no videos for Misfits since Danzig went after me on youtube)

Below are all my concerts listed with a link to a video from me:

February 18th - Less Than Jake @ Starland Ballroom, Sayreville NJ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fD4qfqrdDZw)
March 3rd - Sabaton, Kreator, and Cyhra @ House of Blues, Boston MA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpV6bJqf8Wg)
March 14th - Nightwish @ Playstation Theater, New York NY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Hr8f89FRYk)
April 7th - Bon Jovi @ Prudential Center, Newark NJ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ca9IH5zvCY)
April 20th - Kamelot, Delain and Battle Beast @ Irving Plaza, New York NY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrVGL9eCV6E)
April 28th - Sublime w Rome @ Convention Hall, Asbury Park NJ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwkCf09bdR4)
May 1st - Kamelot, Delain and Battle Beast @ Ogden Theater, Denver CO (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaKld8hlEcg)
May 5th - Steven Wilson @ Ogden Theater, Denver CO (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loPgf-XMwAw)
May 6th - Primus and Mastadon @ Red Rocks Amphitheater, Denver CO (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yy9Kk9d_EGA)
May 18th - Sons of Apollo @ Playstation Theater, New York NY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUEIx4Ucoso)
May 19th - Misfits (original line up) @ Prudential Center, Newark NJ
June 2nd - Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth @ PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel NJ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rchaHGyscw)
June 9th - Imagine Dragons  @ PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel NJ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdAjYfuxvC4)
June 13th - Def Leppard and Journey @  Madison Square Garden, New York NY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hOb6NV0yXk)
June 15th - Journey and Def Leppard @  Prudential Center, Newark NJ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9eNc_QkMjw)
June 21st - 30 Seconds to Mars @ PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel NJ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuSTXGsZBiY)
June 22nd - Lynyrd Skynyrd @ PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel NJ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7PXz6RkPpo)
June 23rd - Poison, Cheap Trick, and Pop Evil  @ PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel NJ  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDN9D3PT-ho)
June 30th - Foreigner, Whitesnake, and Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Eperience @ PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel NJ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUMjbmrNIR0)
July 7th - Angry Orchards Rock the Roots w Sublime w Rome, Dirty Heads, Lupe Fiasco, Pepper and Matisyahu @ Mount Snow, Dover VT (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=he1kBgZ_Qt8)
July 20th - Weezer @ PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel NJ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQYenRPt-qo)
July 24th - Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson @ PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel NJ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=On4IAqakZsA)
August 2nd - Smashing Pumpkins @ PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel NJ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bV25fpOEmyA)
August 5th - AFI and Anti-Flag @ Stone Pony Summerstage, Asbury Park NJ   (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HZy50R7WLA)
August 10th - 311 and Offspring @ Festival Pier, Philadelphia PA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0j4j-GfgldU)
August 14th - Counting Crows and Live @ PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel NJ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7D8O_El8X9Y)
August 24th - Justin Timberlake @ Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam Netherlands (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttxQqiDVt7g)
September 5-8th ProgPower USA @ Center Stage, Atlanta GA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2_ghZd1qis)
September 10th - Ozzy Osbourne and Stone Sour @ PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel NJ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E50I5jaSISs)
September 13th - Alice in Chains @ Fillmore Auditorium, Denver CO (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUn4ObjG86E)
September 25th - Alestorm and Gloryhammer @ Gramercy Theater, New York NY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_qN3W_CMZw)   
October 6th - IQ, Enchant, & Tom Brislin's Gold Rotation @ ProgStock, Rahway NJ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsxh2l9p3kk)
October 20th - Metallica @ Bryce Jordan Center, University Park PA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tl7GnNMof4)
November 3rd - Haken and Leprous @ Highline Ballroom, New York City, NY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZH2Tr-O2yg)
December 1st - Steven Wilson @ Starland Ballroom, Sayreville NJ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTzQFZkrd-w)
December 8th - KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas (Smashing Pumpkins, 30 Seconds to Mars, Third Eye Blind, Greta Van Fleet, Bad Religion, AFI, The Interrupters, AJR, Badflower) @ The Forum, Los Angeles CA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-GxijZGQZ8)
December 13th - Breaking Benjamin @ Starland Ballroom, Sayreville NJ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDFCD1_-OMg)
December 15th - Ghost @ Barclays Center, Brooklyn NJ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLBcd-m3PT8)
December 21st - Streetlight Manifesto @ Starland Ballroom, Sayreville NJ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqEr39PmN34)

Over the holidays I went through and made a video of my top 10 concert moments which is a very different style than my typical videos and I am actually pretty proud of this (it's not perfect and I learned some lessons to fix things I don't like for next time):

Cramx3's Top 10 Concert Moments of 2018 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCutPwVfSzw)

And here are my top 5 concerts:

1. KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas - This was one hell of an experience.  6 hours straight of live music from some of the biggest rock bands of today as well as some new bands.  I finally got to see Greta Van Fleet and they did not dissapoint.  I got to see Tim Armstrong perform a couple songs with the Interrupters.  I was on the floor of a sold out arena and just had an amazing experience here.

2. ProgPower USA - This may have been #1 if you compacted it a bit to make it more comparable to the KROQ show.  There were so many bands I had really wanted to see here but sadly a couple of my top bands dissapointed.  Nocturnal Rites singer was sick so his singing was not very good and Eclipse had technical issues that got their set cut short.  But what makes this concert so damn good is the community there.  Just a great group of people to be around for 4 days enjoying good music.  I got to meet Sons of Apollo, Angra, Nocturnal Rites, Eclipse, and Tarja. 

3. Angry Orchards Rock the Roots - This was mostly all reggae music so not really the style you'd typically see here in DTF, but as with the above two, this was a festival setting with lots of bands I really like.  Kind of hard to compete when you have these stacked festivals.  But the setting, a ski resort in Vermont on a beautiful summer day, is a big reason to have this so high too.  This was just a perfect day.

4. Justin Timberlake - I don't really follow pop and only really know him by name. I did watch his Superbowl half time show and didn't care too much for it.  I went to this concert because it was something to do while on a business trip.  I left with the biggest smile on my face.  Maybe because I just didn't realize how good his backing band was (The Tennessee Kids) but they really made what I thought would just be a pop show come to life with some great live music.   I didn't go out and buy an album or anything, but I felt 110% entertained every second of this show, between the dancing, the lights, the bands, and the huge female crowd.  I just had so much fun at this one.

5. Alestorm and Gloryhammer - It was a sold out rainy night show, but holy crap was that one fun experience being packed in like sardines and with this super fun music.  My GF's first power metal show  :lol and she even had a blast.  I also wore an eye patch the entire show for the occasion. 

Some honorable mentions:

ProgStock - Getting to hang with so many DTFers
Smashing Pumpkins - 30th Anniversary show had so many guests and surprises
Misfits - Original line up show playing a sold out arena = biggest mosh pit I've ever seen
Less Than Jake - Getting to meet Roger and a story I told him actually got told on stage to the crowd
Breaking Benjamin - Fist bumping Benjamin
Bon Jovi - Getting a free upgrade to the floor