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Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:18 pm

In the Eddie Money thread, I mentioned having seen him on the same bill as Blondie and Alice Cooper and someone replied about how cool that was. So rather than derail that thread, figured I'd start a new one. What are some concerts you've been to where there were multiple good bands on the same bill? A few I've gone to over the years (they skew old school since I'm an old man now):

1973: Lynyrd Skynyrd opened for The Who
1975'ish: Kansas opened for Bad Company
1977 or 78: Be Bop Deluxe opened for Kansas - Nektar opened for Wishbone Ash
1978: Stadium show - Gary Wright, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Peter Frampton, Yes
late 70's: Donovan opened for Yes
Early 2000's: George Thorogood opened for ZZ Top

There were some others but the memory is a bit fuzzy at my age :old:
 
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Live Aid 85 everyone opened for

Status Quo, The Style Council, Boomtown Rats, Adam Ant, Ultravox, Spandau Ballet, Nik Kershaw, Sade, Sting, The Police, Phil Collins, Bryan Ferry, Roxy Music, Paul Young, U2, Dire Straits all opened for Queen who killed it and that’s all she wrote.
 
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Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:45 pm

1983: UFO opening for Ozzy Osbourne
1982: After The Fire opening for Van Halen
1971-ish: Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Faron Young, and several other country acts on one stage
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Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:48 pm

1978 or so, Circle Theater, Indianapolis:

Elvis Costello
Mink de Ville
Rockpile featuring Nick Lowe

I've seen Elvis C. many times since - we've grown old together.

Still have the ticket -$5 advance, $5.50 day of show.

Saw Eddie Money around the same time at the Vogue theater, also in Indy. Less than memorable - he was really stoned.
 
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Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:04 pm

The brosband repeats the same story over and over and over about he went to see Rolling Stones years ago in San Francisco. I usually tune out about this time because I have heard the story so many times. The first act was George Thurgood, the second was Lynard Skynard and the final act was Rolling Stones. Apparently, they all played Johnny B. Good to lead into the next act. George Thurgood played Johnny B Good as Lynard Skynard took the stage and Skynard continued playing as Thurgood left and Skynard ended their set with Johnny B Good as the Stones took the stage and continued playing as Skynard left.

It is his story, so ask him for further clarification.

I did not start going to concerts on my own until 1988. The best concerts I saw were Joe Satriani at Roseland in Portland.
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Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:20 pm

seb146 wrote:
The brosband repeats the same story over and over and over about he went to see Rolling Stones years ago in San Francisco. I usually tune out about this time because I have heard the story so many times. The first act was George Thurgood, the second was Lynard Skynard and the final act was Rolling Stones. Apparently, they all played Johnny B. Good to lead into the next act. George Thurgood played Johnny B Good as Lynard Skynard took the stage and Skynard continued playing as Thurgood left and Skynard ended their set with Johnny B Good as the Stones took the stage and continued playing as Skynard left.

It is his story, so ask him for further clarification.

I did not start going to concerts on my own until 1988. The best concerts I saw were Joe Satriani at Roseland in Portland.

I didn't go, but a couple friends saw the Stones in 1972 and Stevie Wonder was the opening act!
Also, a little before my time, but an older friend went to a club in Chicago called the Kinetic Playground circa 1969 and the lineup, in this order, was Jethro Tull, Led Zeppelin, Vanilla Fudge.
He said Vanilla Fudge had no chance, they'd been blown off the stage twice before they ever started their set :smile:
 
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Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:29 pm

Stevie Ray Vaughn opening for the Moody Blues--Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor in 1983.
Foghat and Ted Nugent opening for Aerosmith--Pontiac Silverdome in 1976. I did a Google search and they said that the Outlaws were also there but I don't remember them and I should've.
 
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Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:24 pm

The Top of list for me would be the 1978 Texxas Jam at the Dallas Cotton Bowl. It sure was hot that July 1st!!
Our party got there early that morning, around 10am, and the Cotton Bowl was already 70% full. One reason for that was that Van Halen had been added to the lineup with an expected performance around 11am. The highlight of the event for me was Ted Nugent's set. The vast openness of the Cotton Bowl was just right to fit Ted's ego. Heart, and the Atlanta Rhythm Section were also very good. Aerosmith's performance sucked.

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In the summer of 1992, at the height of grunge, I had the pleasure of seeing Pearl Jam open for Nirvana. And inbetween the two shows, Denmark won the European football (soccer) championships. To say people were in a good mood would be quite the understatement.
 
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Lollapalooza 1992:

Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Ministry, Lush, Jesus and Mary Chain, Ice Cube, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against The Machine (Irvine Meadows), Tool (Waterloo Village, NJ), Jim Rose Circus Sideshow, Sharkbait, Archie Bell dancers, Porno for Pyros, Basehead, Cypress Hill, House of Pain, Sweaty Nipples, Arson Garden, Seaweed, Seam, Smashing Pumpkins, Green Magnet School, Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E., The Look People, Stone Temple Pilots, The Vulgar Boatmen, NIN, Skrew, Tribe, The Authority, Samba Hell, Café Tacuba Groovement,Gary Heffern with Ivan Krall, Ice-T & Body Count, Treponem Pal, Luscious Jackson.


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Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:32 pm

ER757 wrote:
In the Eddie Money thread, I mentioned having seen him on the same bill as Blondie and Alice Cooper and someone replied about how cool that was. So rather than derail that thread, figured I'd start a new one. What are some concerts you've been to where there were multiple good bands on the same bill? A few I've gone to over the years (they skew old school since I'm an old man now):

1973: Lynyrd Skynyrd opened for The Who
1975'ish: Kansas opened for Bad Company
1977 or 78: Be Bop Deluxe opened for Kansas - Nektar opened for Wishbone Ash
1978: Stadium show - Gary Wright, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Peter Frampton, Yes
late 70's: Donovan opened for Yes
Early 2000's: George Thorogood opened for ZZ Top

There were some others but the memory is a bit fuzzy at my age :old:

Best lineup I saw was played as Charlie Daniels, Gregg Allman, Stevie Ray Vaughn.

The lineup was supposed to be reversed, but it was an outdoor venue and rainy, CDB was considered the headliner due to record sales so CDB went first.

SRV was in general little known at the time but I was already fully in on him.

SRV ended up with the headliner's time slot and made the most of it, Voodoo Child was very memorable.

2nd best lineup for me was simply seeing the 30th Anniversary tour of Yes, with Anderson, Wakeman, Howe, Squires and White.

I was too poor to see much of anything in the 70s so I had to wait for the 2000s to see my favorite band ever.

Actually I did see the 1980 Drama tour but, well, that wasn't Yes, sigh.

And next week I see King Crimson for the first time since the Power to Believe tour in the 2000s.

Also next week am seeing Steve Hackett doing "Selling England By The Pound" along with his solo stuff.

Guess I'm making up for lost time whilst these virtuosos of the classic period are still able to tour.
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Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:06 pm

The worst opening act ever was when Toots and the Maytals opened up for The Who at the Pontiac Silverdome in 1975. Reggae was at its peak but they sucked and got booed off the stage.
The two biggest "upstages" I saw were the previously mentioned SRV/MB tour and Muddy Waters opening up for Eric Clapton in Mobile, Alabama in 1979.
The Moody Blues played hardly any of their classics but insisted on playing their whole new album, which wasn't that good. SRV was just making a name for himself and his guitar did the talking.
I really like EC, but that tour wasn't any good. He tried to "out-blues" Muddy Waters and it wasn't happening. He played all of his recent (but not that good) stuff like Lay Down Sally, Cocaine, etc. The only older songs were Crossroads, Badge and Layla. Layla was cut short right where it went into the piano instrumental.
 
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Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:20 pm

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The worst opening act ever was when Toots and the Maytals opened up for The Who at the Pontiac Silverdome in 1975. Reggae was at its peak but they sucked and got booed off the stage.
The two biggest "upstages" I saw were the previously mentioned SRV/MB tour and Muddy Waters opening up for Eric Clapton in Mobile, Alabama in 1979.
The Moody Blues played hardly any of their classics but insisted on playing their whole new album, which wasn't that good. SRV was just making a name for himself and his guitar did the talking.
I really like EC, but that tour wasn't any good. He tried to "out-blues" Muddy Waters and it wasn't happening. He played all of his recent (but not that good) stuff like Lay Down Sally, Cocaine, etc. The only older songs were Crossroads, Badge and Layla. Layla was cut short right where it went into the piano instrumental.

Yeah, I saw the Who in 75 and Toots was the opening act - terrible idea putting them on the same bill. But hey, seeing The Who doing Tommy with Moonie still alive and well more than made up for it. "Amazing Journey" was maybe the best live song I have ever seen.
Saw Clapton with Muddy as the opening act as well, probably the same tour you are referring to. Johnny Winter played in Muddy's band the night I saw them. The last encore Clapton did was "Kansas City" and Muddy and Winter both came out and jammed. Johnny blew Eric off the stage (and I'm a Clapton fan, so that's saying something).
 
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There were some others but the memory is a bit fuzzy at my age :old:

Best lineup I saw was played as Charlie Daniels, Gregg Allman, Stevie Ray Vaughn.

The lineup was supposed to be reversed, but it was an outdoor venue and rainy, CDB was considered the headliner due to record sales so CDB went first.

SRV was in general little known at the time but I was already fully in on him.

SRV ended up with the headliner's time slot and made the most of it, Voodoo Child was very memorable.

2nd best lineup for me was simply seeing the 30th Anniversary tour of Yes, with Anderson, Wakeman, Howe, Squires and White.

I was too poor to see much of anything in the 70s so I had to wait for the 2000s to see my favorite band ever.

Actually I did see the 1980 Drama tour but, well, that wasn't Yes, sigh.

And next week I see King Crimson for the first time since the Power to Believe tour in the 2000s.

Also next week am seeing Steve Hackett doing "Selling England By The Pound" along with his solo stuff.

Guess I'm making up for lost time whilst these virtuosos of the classic period are still able to tour.[
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One on my biggest regrets was never seeing SRV - I envy you.
Saw Yes a bunch of time in various lineups - was glad to see the Wakeman/Anderson/Howe/Squire/White configuration on a number of occasions.
King Crimson and Steve Hackett? Man, those should be some good show. Never saw Hackett solo but did see him twice with Genesis.
Never saw Crimson but did have a neat experience with Robert Fripp. The record company I worked for owned a chain of record stores and we had him come to one of them once. He brought his black Les Paul and a tape machine - started playing and used the tape machine to loop the previous passage and he'd add on layers as he went. By the time he finished it sounded like an entire orchestra!
Afterwards, he and a few of us from the store and record company just hung out in the back room talking music. - A VERY memorable evening to be sure
 
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Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:47 pm

Another great line-up I saw was the opening date for the 1983 US ARMS Tour in Dallas at the Reunion Arena. One of the few shows I ever got 2nd row seats for in the center section.

The best performance of the night was Eric Clapton. He was flawless.
Jeff Beck with Jan Hammer was also good.
Jimmy Page with Paul Rodgers was just okay. But, I had seen Jimmy with Led Zeppelin before, so this was another ball of wax for him.
The All-Star Jam at the end was very nice. "Living on Tulsa Time" was the standout.

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Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:44 pm

Two best I've seen: AC/DC opening for the Stones and Pantera opening for Black Sabbath..... Both were amazing
 
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Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:44 pm

Big 4 of Thrash Metal in Indio, CA in 2011:

Anthrax
Megadeth
Slayer
Metallica

Amazing.
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Summer Sanitarium Tour 2000

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The night before on June 30

I saw Ted Nugent, Skid row and Kiss.

That was a memorable 30 hours.
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Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:46 pm

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Lollapalooza 1992:

Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Ministry, Lush, Jesus and Mary Chain, Ice Cube, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against The Machine (Irvine Meadows), Tool (Waterloo Village, NJ), Jim Rose Circus Sideshow, Sharkbait, Archie Bell dancers, Porno for Pyros, Basehead, Cypress Hill, House of Pain, Sweaty Nipples, Arson Garden, Seaweed, Seam, Smashing Pumpkins, Green Magnet School, Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E., The Look People, Stone Temple Pilots, The Vulgar Boatmen, NIN, Skrew, Tribe, The Authority, Samba Hell, Café Tacuba Groovement,Gary Heffern with Ivan Krall, Ice-T & Body Count, Treponem Pal, Luscious Jackson.


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Actually for sheer volume, I saw the 2013 Crossroads Guitar Festival at MSG with:

Albert Lee
Alice Smith
Allan Holdsworth
Allman Brothers Band
Andy Fairweather Low
B.B. King
Beth Hart
Blake Mills
Booker T
Buddy Guy
Citizen Cope
Dave Biller
Derek Trucks
Doyle Bramhall II
Earl Klugh
Eric Clapton
Gary Clark Jr.
Jeff Beck
Jimmie Vaughan
John Mayer
John Scofield
Keb' Mo'
Keith Richards
Keith Urban
Kurt Rosenwinkel
Los Lobos
Matt Murphy
Paul Carrack
Quinn Sullivan
Robbie Robertson
Robert Cray
Robert Randolph
Sonny Landreth
Steve Cropper
Taj Mahal
Vince Gill

It wasn't as memorable as some other shows since it was all great stuff but also pretty predictable.

The best moment was something I didn't predict: three guys, two acoustic guitars, nothing else.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAWMRmIO92A

The three guys were Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks and Gregg Allman, doing Neil Young's "Damage Done".
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One on my biggest regrets was never seeing SRV - I envy you.
Saw Yes a bunch of time in various lineups - was glad to see the Wakeman/Anderson/Howe/Squire/White configuration on a number of occasions.
King Crimson and Steve Hackett? Man, those should be some good show. Never saw Hackett solo but did see him twice with Genesis.
Never saw Crimson but did have a neat experience with Robert Fripp. The record company I worked for owned a chain of record stores and we had him come to one of them once. He brought his black Les Paul and a tape machine - started playing and used the tape machine to loop the previous passage and he'd add on layers as he went. By the time he finished it sounded like an entire orchestra!
Afterwards, he and a few of us from the store and record company just hung out in the back room talking music. - A VERY memorable evening to be sure

Well, I envy you because you got to see the earlier Yes lineups as well as Genesis, along with the cool Fripp experience.

Any Gentle Giant?

Hackett seems to be a great guy. I did a quick "meet and greet" with him once and he was so nice to everyone. His Twitter feed is usually pretty good when he's on tour, he gives a shout out to the people and places he visits.
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It will never happen, but my "dream" lineup would be Mac Sabbath opening for Ghost.

For those of you who haven't heard of them, Mac Sabbath is an Ozzy parody band whose members dress up like McDonaldLand characters: Ronald McOsborne, Slayer McCheeze, the Catburglar, and GrimAlice. There's a video on YouTube of the band performing an Iron Man parody called "Frying Pan" for Ozzy....and Ozzy loves it.

Another great lineup would be Ghost opening for Ministry.
 
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Wembley Friday 11 July 1986 Status Quo warmed up for Queen,

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ZZ Top's First Annual Texas Size Rompin' Stompin' Barndance & BBQ at UT Memorial Stadium, Austin, Texas over the Labor Day weekend, Sunday, September 1st 1974.

Joe Cocker - Being Joe Cocker
Bad Company - Jimmy Page guested for an encore number.
Santana - Came on at sunset. Magical.
ZZ Top - One the best, if not the best ZZ Top show I have ever seen. 'Just Got Paid Today' was sublime.

There was BBQ served. It was okay BBQ.
I sat on the field, about half way back.

The daytime overhead shot of the stadium was used on the record sleeve of ZZ Top's album Fandango.

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Pick a year...These shows were great!

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