Top 5 artists you’ve seen live the most

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  1. CassetteDek

    CassetteDek I’m sorry, it won’t go any louder! Thread Starter

    Provide city and year for bonus points!

    In the case of a tie, just share the same ranking.

    Keep solo acts separate from their original bands.

    No shame, I’m sure each time was worth it. It was for me.
  2. Denaz

    Denaz Well-Known Member

    Asheville NC
    Grateful Dead 1977 thru 1995, hundreds of shows, all across the USA,
    Jerry Garcia Band, dozen times, all across the USA
    Bob Weir's Ratdog, 1995 > couple a dozen times, all over USA,
    Phil Lesh and Friends, 1995> couple of dozen times, mostly NY and West Coast,
    Nick Cave 2000 > dozen times, mostly east coast
  3. steveharris

    steveharris Forum Resident

    Van Halen
    Iron Maiden
    A PinkFloyd Tribute band

    All by chance not design,went with family and friends spontaneously.
  4. Son of Ziggy

    Son of Ziggy Forum Resident

    Iron Maiden so far 5 times. It would have been Rush but was late to the party.
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  5. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

    Bromheads Jacket (I lost count during 2004 - 2008. At least 14 times in North East England. They were an indie trio from Sheffield. Friends with Arctic Monkeys. Good people and always entertaining live)
    Morrissey (5 times - Manchester 2004 - 2009, Sunderland 2008 & Hartlepool 1999)
    Status Quo (5 times - 4 in North East England 2004 - 2010 & the classic line up reunion in Wolverhampton 2015)
    The Wedding Present (5 times Sunderland 1990, Newcastle & Middlesbrough 1991 - 2019)
    Blur (4 times - Middlesbrough 1991, Newcastle 3 times 1994 - 1997)
    Motörhead (4 times Newcastle 2008 - 2012)
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  6. Price.pittsburgh

    Price.pittsburgh Forum Resident

    Not a big concert goer but I've seen two artists twice.

    Paul McCartney
    1990 (Miami) and 1993 (Tampa)

    Def Leppard
    1992 (Ft Myers) and 2014 (Tampa)
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  7. Rosskolnikov

    Rosskolnikov Designated Cloud Yeller

    Béla Fleck & The Flecktones
    Steven Wilson
    Adrian Belew
    Mark O’Connor
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  8. bvb1123

    bvb1123 Rock and Roll Martian

    Cincinnati Ohio
    The Grateful Dead
    The Moody Blues
  9. Fischman

    Fischman RockMonster, ClassicalMaster, and JazzMeister

    I haven't seen many artists multiple times

    Rush x 6
    Moody Blues x 4
    Dream Theater x 2
    Buddy Guy x 2
    Lacuna Coil x 2
    Heart x 2 (mostly accidental... was there to see someone else on the ticket)
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  10. CassetteDek

    CassetteDek I’m sorry, it won’t go any louder! Thread Starter

    I’ll go.

    1. Pearl Jam 11 times
    -98 East Lansing
    -00 Detroit
    -03 Tampa
    -03 Detroit x2
    -06 Chicago x2
    -07 Chicago
    -11 East Troy x2
    -16 Chicago

    2. Toadies 5 times
    -01 Detroit
    -07 Chicago
    -08 Chicago
    -10 Chicago
    -17 Chicago

    3. Radiohead, Neil Young and Cake 4 times
    -01 Cuyahoga Falls
    -03 West Palm Beach
    -08 Chicago
    -18 Detroit

    Neil Young:
    -00 Detroit
    -00 West Palm Beach
    -07 Chicago x2

    -98 Detroit
    -01 Detroit
    -02 Detroit
    -17 Atlanta

    4. Chris Cornell (solo), Bob Dylan 3 times
    Chris Cornell:
    -99 Detroit
    -07 Chicago
    -16 Chicago

    Bob Dylan:
    -99 Detroit
    -01 Grand Rapids
    -18 Milwaukee

    5. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Soundgarden, Buddy Guy, The Strokes
    Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers:
    -99 Detroit
    -01 Detroit

    Buddy Guy:
    -00 Detroit
    -09 Chicago

    The Strokes:
    -03 Orlando
    -06 Milwaukee

    -96 Detroit
    -13 Chicago
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  11. Luvtemps

    Luvtemps Forum Resident

    Well..Temptations-in D.C.[Howard Theater-3 times-Constitution Hall-2 times-Howard University-1 time-Warner Theater-1 time]
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  12. Luvtemps

    Luvtemps Forum Resident

    Oh,you did say five...Four Tops-5 times..The Moments-4 times..The O'Jays-4 times..Chi-Lites-4 times..The Manhattans-4 times.
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  13. cdollaz

    cdollaz Forum Resident

    Sonic Youth
    King's X
    Barenaked Ladies
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  14. danasgoodstuff

    danasgoodstuff Forum Resident

    Portland, OR
    They would all be local yokels:

    Paul Delay
    Jim Mesi
    Robert Cray (when he was local)
    Curtis Salgado
    Scott Fultz (in MN, the rest in OR)

    national acts: Sonny Rollins and Bill Frisell, 6 or 7 each. IIRC. The locals all at least a dozen.
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    PHILLYQ Forum Resident

    Brooklyn NY
    Sonny Rollins
    Jeff Beck
    Miles Davis
    Allman Brothers
    John McLaughlin
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  16. WhoTapes1

    WhoTapes1 Forum Resident

    Greensboro, NC
    The Who
    Van Halen
    Bruce Springsteen
    The Police
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    PHILLYQ Forum Resident

    Brooklyn NY
    What are yours?
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  18. ConnieGuitar

    ConnieGuitar I know this road like the back of my hand...

    Paul McCartney - 17x (18?)
    all in NYC bar Atlantic City, NJ (2003?), Liverpool (2008), Duluth, GA (2016?) and Greenville, SC (2019)

    Lucinda Williams (12x)
    Evenly-ish split between NYC and NC

    Arcade Fire (12x)
    Most in NYC bar Toronto, ON (2014), Philadelphia, PA (2017), Duluth, GA (2017), Chicago, IL (2017) and Raleigh, NC (2018)

    Bruce Springsteen (10x)
    All in NYC bar Pittsburgh, PA (2012)

    Probably The Roches would be in 5th, no idea how many times but quite a few, from the mid-80's through early 00's, all in NYC.
  19. RSteven

    RSteven Forum Resident

    Brookings, Oregon
    Kenny Rogers ( Approximately a couple of dozen times) His recent death hit me hard.
    Olivia Newton John (4 times)
    Frank Sinatra (3 times, twice in Vegas and once at San Diego Sports Arena)
    Garth Brooks (4 Times)
    Oak Ridge Boys (Close to a dozen times)

    ( I have also seen Michael Bublé and Carrie Underwood 3 times each. Oh, this is getting too tough to do as I have seen up to a couple hundred concerts in my life.)
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  20. ghoulsurgery

    ghoulsurgery House Ghost

    New Jersey
    Glad to see the Toadies on someone’s list! Excellent band. I’m trying to sort out my own list. There are some bands on the local side that I’ve seen anywhere from 15-30 times. Either from just being around at a lot of shows or being friends with them and touring/playing together a lot.
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  21. FloydMaui

    FloydMaui Forum Resident

    Grateful Dead x23 (1987-1993)
    Roger Waters x10 (1987-2010)
    The Who x8 (1989, 2004, 2006)
    Pink Floyd x7 (1987-88)
    Van Halen x6 (1981-2015) every lineup, including with Gary Cherone in '98
    David Gilmour x5 (2006, 2016)
    Jeff Beck x5 (1999, 2001, 2009)
    The Police x5 (1980, 1984, 2006-07)

    I had to fly for all of these except for when The Who came to Maui in 2004 !
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  22. DPK

    DPK Forum Resident

    Lexington, SC
    Not counting a ton of punk and indie-rock shows by various, mostly obscure Tampa bands throughout the 80s and early 90s, here's what I came up with:

    Guided by Voices (12 shows in GA and FL, all between 2000 and 2004 except for one FL show in 2018)
    My Morning Jacket (6 shows in SC, NC and FL, 2008-2016)
    Wilco (4 shows in GA and NC, 2002-2005)
    Green Day (4 shows in FL, 1990-1993)
    Samiam (3 shows in FL, 1991-1994)
  23. NightGoatToCairo

    NightGoatToCairo Sheik Madeir

    Hampshire, UK
    Prodigy 15
    Super Furry Animals 13
    David Bowie 12 [I believe @Oatsdad and @stepeanut are close behind me :p]
    Melvins 12
    Queens Of The Stone Age 8
  24. FillmoreGuy

    FillmoreGuy Forum Resident

    springfield nj
    Genesis 8x ..1972-77 UK/NYC/NJ
    ELP 6x...1971-? Fillmore East/ Carnegie Hall/ MSG/ NYC/NJ various venues
    Jethro Tull 5x...1970-2019 Fillmore East/ NYC/NJ various venues
    King Crimson 4x...1974-2018 NYC/NJ various various
    Pat Metheny Group 5x...1976-1980's NYC/NJ
    I saw many other acts 2 0r 3 times, but I'm not overly obsessive about concerts.
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  25. lightbulb

    lightbulb Not the Brightest of the Bunch

    Smogville CA USA
    Neil Young
    Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band
    Rolling Stones
    Steely Dan
    The Who
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