I highly recommend the app bandsintown. It’s a great way to track your favorite artists and to find local shows.
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
Get the Led Out
Guns ‘n Roses
Doyle Bramhall II
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
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
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
March 13, 2012 Van Halen Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, NH
August 2, 2011 Stone Temple Pilots Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, NH
June 19, 2009 The Black Crowes Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, NH
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
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
Allman Brothers at Great Woods
The Mighty Mighty Bostones the MUB, UNH
Genesis (or Phil Collins) Hershey Park, PA
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….
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