Shows I’ve Seen…

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2017

March 20, 2017  Eric Clapton  Madison Square Garden, NYC, with opening acts Jimmie Vaughan and also Gary Clark, Jr.

June 17, 2017  Dead and Company  Fenway Park with John Mayer.  Thank you to Kyle for the Luxury Box tickets, I was able to bring my good friends, Paul, Kim and Michael.  We had a blast…

June 25, 2017 U2, Joshua Tree Tour, Gillette Stadium.  BIG thank you to Luke Ramaeka who gave me tickets to the John Hancock Suite!

July 2, 2017  Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs, Bank of NH Pavilion, Gilford, NH

July 5, 2017  Ziggy Marley, Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, NH

July 6, 2017  Joshua Tree, (U2 Cover Band), Ordiorne Point State Park

July 24, 2017  Elvis Costello, Thompson’s Point, Portland, ME

July 26, 2017  Michael Franti, Prescott Park Arts Festival, Portsmouth, NH

August 11, 2017   Get the Led Out, Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, NH

August 16, 2017  Taj Mahal and Keb Mo, Prescott Park Arts Festival, Portsmouth, NH

Sept 8, 2017  Eric Clapton, Madison Square Garden, NYC

Sept 9, 2017  Outlaw Music Festival, Jones Beach Theater on the Water featuring Willie Nelson & Family, Sheryl Crow, The Avett Brothers, Lukas Nelson and Particle Kid

Sept 22, 2017 Ed Sheeran (with James Blunt)  TD Garden, Boston, MA 

Coming up:

Bruno Mars

Colin Hay

Guns ‘n Roses

Doyle Bramhall II

2016

November 13, 2016    The Robert Cray Band   Capitol Center for the Arts, Concord, NH

October 21, 2016    Doyle Bramhall II    Tupelo Music Hall, Londonderry, NH

September 16, 2016   Andy Fairweather Low  Vinegar Hill Music Theatre, Arundel, ME

August 7, 2016    Pearl Jam        Fenway Park, Boston, MA   A BIG thank you goes out to Kyle Baker for getting me into the Luxury Suite!

April 23, 2016    Jimmie Vaughan      Bull Run Restaurant, Shirley, MA

 

2015

June 20, 2015     Keb’ Mo’                       State Theatre, Portland, ME

July 1, 2015         Gary Clark, Jr.           Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

May 15, 2015      Eric Clapton                Royal Albert Hall, London

 

2014

November 9, 2014  Doyle Bramhall II  Bull Run Restaurant, Shirley, MA

September 23, 2014  Bruce Hornsby  Lebanon Opera House   

August 31, 2014  Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, featuring Steve Winwood    Cross Insurance Arena, Portland, ME

August 9, 2014   Buddy Guy                    Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, NH

May 16, 2014      Joe Bonamassa          Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, NH

 

2012

March 13, 2012  Van Halen                    Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, NH

June 20, 2012  Gov’t Mule                     Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, NH

 

2011

August 2, 2011  Stone Temple Pilots   Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, NH

 

2009

June 19, 2009  The Black Crowes        Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, NH

 

2007

November 11, 2007  The Police              TD Garden, Boston, MA

Sometime that year….  Rod Stewart     TD Garden, Boston, MA

 

Sometime between 2003-2007

Tool, Madison Square Garden, NYC

 

2002

May 9, 2002    Bush        Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, NH

2001

September 29, 2001  Farm Aid – A Concert for America              Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, IN, with my cousins, Eric and Karen Becker.  Just over 2 weeks after 9/11, I went to IN to visit with my Aunt and Uncle (Steve and Carol) to see a Formula 1 Race at the Indy 500 Motor Speedway (on 9/30).  My cousins were going to Farm Aid and invited me along.  Why not!  We bought tickets at the door and the lineup was amazing.  It was my first time seeing Willie Nelson, first time seeing Dave Matthews (who I was impressed with – just him and his acoustic, no band, pretty amazing), John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Doobie Brothers.  Great show.  If I remember right, we had lawn seats and just hung out.

June 9, 2001  U2                                        Fleet Center, Boston, MA  Elevation Tour

June 12, 2001  Eric Clapton with Doyle Bramhall II and Smokestack opening

Wow, if I could turn back time and see this show again, I would love it.  As it turns out, this was Eric’s last World Tour and he had an amazing lineup in the band:

Eric Clapton – guitar / vocals
Andy Fairweather Low – guitar / vocals
Billy Preston – hammond organ
David Sancious – keyboards / guitar / vocals
Nathan East – bass / vocals
Steve Gadd – drums1988

Looking at this lineup, comparing to the EC show in London, 2015, Andy Fairweather Low, Nathan East and Steve Gadd were all there in 2001 and 2015.  Funny, I’m such a huge Doyle fan now, I wish I knew what I was seeing back in 2001!

July 2, 1996  The Cure                      Worcester Centrum, MA

1992-1995  The college years….

I wish I could remember them all….  Here’s a few:

Freshman Year – Ziggy Marley Snively Arena, UNH

Sophmore Year – The Black Crowes in Worcester, MA

June 4, 1993 Sting at the Great Woods Center, MA

Jimmy Buffet on the lawn at Great Woods

Steve Miller on the lawn at Great Woods (it poured rain at this show)

Allman Brothers at Great Woods

The Mighty Mighty Bostones the MUB, UNH

The Spin Doctors with Henry Rollings opening, Field House UNH

Genesis (or Phil Collins) Hershey Park, PA

Aug 4, 1994, John Mellencamp  Great Woods Amphitheater, Mansfield, MA

I remember this one like it was yesterday, because my fake ID was taken away at this show!

 

August 11, 1988  Poison opening for David Lee Roth  Riverfront Park, Manchester, NH  Skyscraper Tour

Can you believe I found that date online?  I was 15 years old and it was my first concert.  General admission down by the river.  It was so hot, they used hoses to spray water on the crowd.  I remember we were pretty close to the stage.  I was a big Van Halen fan back then, so I was pretty excited about the show!

 

Well, that’s all the shows I can remember!  Still missing from the list – The Rolling Stones….

 

Matthew Becker

Matt works as a Vice President for Morgan Stanley in Portsmouth, NH.

Live from Matt’s House – Matthew Becker

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