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
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
Bruno Mars TD Garden, Boston, MA
Colin Hay Capitol Center for the Arts, Concord, NH
Guns ‘n Roses TD Garden, Boston, MA
November 6, 2017 Jon Bellion Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell (ok, this one was for my daughter)
Doyle Bramhall II Tupelo Music Hall, Derry, NH
November 19, 2017 Dead & Co. TD Garden, Boston, MA
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
June 20, 2012 Gov’t Mule Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, 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
May 9, 2002 Bush Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, NH
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….
Matt works as a Vice President for Morgan Stanley in Portsmouth, NH.
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