Venues You've seen the most concerts in

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  1. Glenn Christense

    Glenn Christense Foremost Beatles expert... on my block

    The late great Kinetic Playground in Chicago in the late 60’s .

    I’d go there almost every weekend, and one weekend I went there twice.
  2. Tim 2


    Alberta Canada
    The Winspear Center in Edmonton, We've seen about a dozen concerts there.
    1700 capacity
    Sound is exceptional due to adjustable acoustics by way of moving doors, open of rooms, curved acoustic reflectors and many other ways of dialling in the environment.
  3. Purple Jim

    Purple Jim Forum Resident

    Manchester Free Trade Hall (70s):
    Groundhogs (three times)
    Rory Gallagher (three times)
    Black Sabbath
    Chuck Berry
    Dr. Feelgood
    Eddie & The Hot Rods
    The Tubes

    Manchester Polytechnic - The Union (70s):
    Split Enz
    Slaughter & The Dogs
    The Only Ones
    Wilko Johnson
    Clive James & Pete Atkin

    The Electric Circus, North Manchester (70s):

    The Jam
    Steel Pulse
    The Members
    The Drones
    The Adverts
    John Cooper Clarke
    Magazine (debut gig)

    The Russel Club/The Factory (late 70s/early 80s):
    The Undertones
    Stiff Little Fingers
    Joy Division
    Pere Ubu
    The Only Ones
    Red Crayola
    Teardrop Explodes
    A Certain Ratio

    The Venue, London (early 80s):
    Tom Verlaine
    Iggy Pop
    The Stray Cats
    Georgie Fame
    James Blood Ulmer
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  4. jmpatrick

    jmpatrick Forum Resident

    Detroit, MI
    Cobo Arena
    Black Sabbath
    Iron Maiden
    Judas Priest
    Van Halen
    Ted Nugent
    The Cult
    Frank Marino
    April Wine
    Quiet Riot
    J Geils Band
    Pat Travers
    Coheed & Cambria
    Keith Emerson Band
    ...and a bunch more.

    Joe Louis Arena
    Deep Purple
    Iron Maiden
    Judas Priest
    The Mars Volta
    Foo Fighters
    Peter Gabriel
    Roger Waters
    Twisted Sister
    Black Sabbath
    Blue Oyster Cult
    Max Webster
    System of a Down
    ...and a bunch more.
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  5. ABBDutchFan

    ABBDutchFan Forum Resident

    Been to lot's of venues in various countries and although the number isn't that high i guess it's The Paradiso in Amsterdam.
    From the top of my head i've seen there:

    The Black Crowes ( at least 4 times)
    Gov't Mule (4 times including the Free themed Mule-O-Ween show)
    Warren Haynes Band
    Gregg Allman
    The Derek Trucks Band (with the Steelin' & Slidin' Project that also featured Sonny Landreth and various other slide / steel guitarists)
    Jimmy Barnes
    The Alarm
    The Palladins
    Slobberbone & The Reverend Horton Heat
    The Brian Setzer Orchestra
    Little Charlie & The Night Cats
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  6. aravel

    aravel starchitect...then, father!

    GDL - MEX
    PLAZA DE TOROS NUEVO PROGRESO (Guadalajara Mexico)

    This is a bullfight arena, built around mid 60's, rounded circular venue
    25,000 but more if GA or seats are added in the round pitch
    As an 2/3 part open air venue, quality sound depends on the performer's equipment.
    1989 Caifanes & Maldita Vecindad & Patente (top Mexican Rock Band) - Sold out
    1990 Caifanes & Guests (Fobia, Neon, Maldita Vecindad) - 3/4 venue ( I remember it was wednsday raining and I went alone)
    1990 Cyndi Lauper - sold out
    1990 Air Supply Plus guest (Carmin Local Band) - half venue, but amazing GH show
    2003 Bosé - sold Out

    It has a metalic laminated roof, without elements to make a good reverberance
    so, the quality of the sound goes to Excellent, if you're in front of the stage, GA level
    to Awful if you're in the stands (I've been on both)
    1991 Chicago (Twenty 1 album Tour) Sold Out!The band was at their peak, Amazing sound! full GH show, we were 3rd row
    1993 Duran Duran & Guest Julieta Venegas (Wedding Album TOur), kinda acoustic show - sold out
    1995 Caifanes - LAst show with original Line Up - sold out, overcrowded venue, very risky as people were packed like sardins on GA
    2002 The Cranberries (Wake Up Smell The Coffee TOur) - Sold Out, Overcrowded venue, the Band actually shortened the setlist due to
    risk of crowd crushing at front stage, first and last EVER rock show I went with the missus with GA tickets, as she was very scared
    of people pushing all aorund us trying not to fall to the ground

    Built for the Olympic Games 1968 for the indoors sports category, used for Rock Shows since 1991 after being renewed
    (INXS re-opened the venue X Tour), as the Dome it's a copper laminated roof, also the quality goes for awful to acceptable
    20,000 seated plus GA (4 back to back ZooTV shows from U2 tour were performed here, Metallica played 8 more in 2012 and the 2cds
    from Bing and Purge box set were recorded here)

    1994 Bon Jovi - These Days Tour - Sold out! in the stands, amazing quality sound, band at their peak,
    Jon still had a powerful voice, look for the bootleg of this one in YouTube
    2000 Oasis - Standing On The Shoulders... Tour, Sold Out! so damn loud, but great quality sound, the band in Top Form!
    2004 The Cure - Sold Out, first night of 3 visiting for the first time Mexico City, as I was in the highest stands, as far as it
    can gets in the venue, sound was not what I expected, but a great setlist was played and I enjoyed the moment.

    ESTADIO AZTECA (Mexico City)
    Biggest Soccer Stadium built in Mexico (Pele and Maradona were champions playing FIFA World Cup here)
    Venue Capacity has changed with the years, even has been remodeled for NFL season games:
    MJ performed here 6 shows (500,000+ in attendance)
    Elton John also 2 sold out shows back in 1992, Macca Also has been Here

    2006, x2 U2 (sold out both 70,000+according Wikipedia) Vertigo Tour - 1 on Edge's side, 1 on Adam Side
    2011 U2 (sold out 94,000+ according Wikipedia) 360 Tour

    This basically is a big open space where people get robbed, since, from the stands to the stage, easy there are beyond 100 meterspaying overpriced tickets. The stands are divided in 2 sections by the concrete road where F1 cars pass by. The rest are hundreds of square meters of plain area to be standing. Pink Floyd, Rush, Bowie played single shows here...from Madonna to Radiohead, Coldplay to Pearl Jam, this is the WORST venue to attend for a rock concert, so now you know...and I've been 4 rows from stage (1997) and close
    to rail on Stage B (2019) and the terrible stands- at least U2 had a big screen, the rest of shows, have been armed robbery

    1997 U2 PopMart TOur 52,000+ Sold Out
    2017 U2 & guest Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Joshua Tree Tour 30th anniversary Sold Out 58,000+
    2019 MUSE & guest the Ruse 47,000+

    Quality of the sound was beyond expectations on those shows, despite casual fans of the band chatting, eating, drinking yelling at the vendors for more and more beer,going to the bathroom every 15 mins...terrible, but that's what bigger venues are for.

    Did you know that instant ramen noodles soup, tacos and even salty and spicy boiled corn grains with lemon are sold in the Mexico City venues?

    Vendors push their way through the fans yellin out the products, and they don't care if Robert Smith is starting to play 10:15 saturday night or The Edge is about to begin the heavenly intro of Where The Streets Have No Name...

    Be prepared if you come down here for a big concert in a stadium...
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  7. blair207

    blair207 Forum Resident

    Fife, Scotland
    The greatest venue in the world. Glasgow Barrowlands
    Echo and the Bunnymen
    Terence Trent D’Arby
    Big Country
    The Jesus and Mary Chain
    The Gaslight Anthem
    Paul Weller x2
    Arcade Fire
    Royal Blood
    The War On Drugs
    Depeche Mode
    Robert Plant
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  8. Daryl M

    Daryl M Forum Resident

    London, Ontario
    Aside from the hockey arena here in town (I go to just about every rock show there),
    it would have to be the Beacon in NYC. I saw the Allmans there every year from 1998
    to 2014.
  9. WithinYourReach

    WithinYourReach Resident Millennial

    Austin, TX
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  10. oxegen

    oxegen Forum Resident

    Dublin, Ireland
    3Arena (formerly The Point Theatre)
    The Olympia Theatre
    Vicar St.

    All in Dublin

    London - Royal Albert Hall

    GLUDFSSR Senior Member

    Los Angeles, CA
    Top 5
    LA Forum - 116
    Greek Theatre - 97
    Universal Amphitheatre - 71
    Staples Center - 52
    Hollywood Bowl - 48
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  12. bigdoug920

    bigdoug920 Forum Resident

    Warwick, RI
    FleetCenter/TD Garden in Boston:
    Pearl Jam x3
    Prince x2
    David Bowie
    The Rolling Stones x8
    Guns N Roses x2
    Paul McCartney x3
    CSNY x3
    KISS x5
    Bruce Springsteen x4
    Black Sabbath
    Queen + Adam Lambert
    Billy Joel x2
    Van Halen x2
    Stone Temple Pilots
    Fleetwood Mac
    Dead & Co.
    Roger Waters x2
    Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Dave Matthews Band
    Foo Fighters
    The Killers

    Great Woods/Tweeter Center/Comcast Center/XFinity Center in Mansfield:
    Bruce Springsteen x2
    Dead & Co
    Steely Dan
    Neil Young x5
    Aerosmith x2
    KISS x3
    Phish x4
    Roger Waters
    Queen + Adam Lambert
    Motley Crue
    The Allman Brothers Band x4
    Pearl Jam x4
    Oasis x2
    Jimmy Page/The Black Crowes
    Fleetwood Mac
    Jimmy Buffett
    Jeff Beck
    Van Halen
    BB King
    Robert Cray Band
    Ringo Starr
    Jethro Tull
    Sex Pistols
    Spin Doctors/Soul Asylum

    Plus a bunch of shows at Lupo's in Providence, Fenway Park, The Paradise, The Avalon, House of Blues, the Orpheum in Boston.
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  13. Roger Thornhill

    Roger Thornhill Forum Resident

    Ilford, Essex, UK
    Including tonight (just got in from seeing the 3rd night of an Anthony Braxton residency) I've seen 204 gigs at Cafe Oto since January 2013.

    Basically one room with bar at one end and a space where the musicians play up the other. Capacity I guess is about 150-ish.

    I tend to go there a lot...
  14. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    I love the Big Country New Year's Eve 1983 video. That was one rabid crowd - they made me want to see a show at Barrowlands!
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  15. Experiencereunited

    Experiencereunited Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I see many of you are now adding the bands seen at your most attended venues. Not my original intent but a cool thought so might as well join in. My top five most attended venues with bands seen added in.....

    Crystal Ballroom Portland, Oregon
    Big Head Todd And The Monsters
    Bill Kreutzman Trio
    Galactic (x2)
    George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic (x2)
    Government Mule (x2)
    Greensky Bluegrass
    Greyboy Allstars
    Kyle Hollingsworth
    Leftover Salmon
    Mickey Hart Band
    Railroad Earth (x6)
    Ray Manzarek and Robbie Krieger
    Slightly Stoopid

    Aladdin Theater
    David Nelson Band
    Hot Tuna (x3)
    Jackie Green (x2)
    Johnny Winter
    Jorma Kaukonen
    Mickey Hart Band
    Mickey Hart Global Drum Project
    New Riders Of The Purple Sage
    Railroad Earth
    Robin Ford
    Steve Kimmock and Crazy Engine
    Steve Kimmock

    Cotillion Ballroom Wichita, Kansas
    Brecker Brothers
    Buddy Guy
    Dr John
    Government Mule (x2)
    Joe Cocker
    Joe Walsh
    Johnny Lang
    Kenny Wayne Shepherd
    Marshall Tucker Band
    Mitch Ryder
    Peter Frampton
    Rare Earth
    Robin Trower
    Spin Doctors

    Neptune Theater Seattle, Washington
    George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic
    Hot Tuna w/Steve Kimmock
    Kyle Hollingsworth
    Leftover Salmon (x4)
    Railroad Earth (x4)
    Yonder Mountain String Band

    Cuthbert Amphitheater Eugene, Oregon
    Furthur (x3)
    Jackie Green
    String Cheese Incident (x4)
    Widespread Panic (x2)
  16. dlemaudit

    dlemaudit Forum Resident

    France, Paris area
    In Paris : El Dorado Theater for sure
    In London : Town and Country Club , Dingwall's , Archway Tavern and Sir George Robbey

    mid 80 s to mid 90 's in my twenties , the peak of my gigging frenzy
  17. Anonamemouse

    Anonamemouse my other pink shirt is black too

    The Heineken Music Hall, now called AFAS Live, in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Netherlands (the HMH and the ZD are right next to each other).
    Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
    Vitesse Stadium, Arnhem, Netherlands.
    Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    Het Paard, The Hague, Netherlands.
  18. Sordel

    Sordel Forum Resident

    Midlands, UK
    Probably the Royal Festival Hall, where I've seen Randy Newman, Roy Harper, Tori Amos, David Sylvian, Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed, Richard Thompson, Elvis Costello, Steven Wilson and whole bunch of Classical concerts over the years.

    Runner-up is probably Warwick Arts Centre, where I've seen Elvis Costello, Richard Thompson, Eels, The Magnetic Fields, Steven Wilson, Zappa Plays Zappa, Rufus Wainwright & Pat Metheny (but no Classical that I can remember).

    In fact, most of the venues I've been to a lot are (principally) Classical: Birmingham Symphony Hall, Barbican Hall, ENO Coliseum, Royal Opera House.
  19. scoutbb

    scoutbb Forum Resident

    Grant Street Dancehall
    Lafayette, LA
  20. BDC

    BDC Forum Resident

    not counting clubs seeing unsigned bands......less than 100 for me......
    Tacoma Dome
    Seattle Center coliseum
    Paramount (Seattle)
    The Gorge- George Wa.

    I've seen a lot of national acts in clubs and theatre's but not a lot of times at any particular venue.
    Clubs come and go and a bunch of venues I've seen national acts play in no longer exist, others changed names.
    A saw a few shows in the SF bay area in the early 80s, a couple shows in Oregon and most around Tacoma/Seattle or other places in Washington.
  21. Lilmoxie

    Lilmoxie Forum Resident

    St. Andrews Hall Detroit.
    100's of bands including: New Order, Echo & the Bunnymen, Simple Minds, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Spiritualized, Swervedriver and tons more.
    Best venue: The Brudenell in Leeds. Great staff, great beer at super inexpensive prices, fantastic sound system.
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  22. Roger Thornhill

    Roger Thornhill Forum Resident

    Ilford, Essex, UK
    That's now up to 213.

    Capacity is, I learned recently is 180.

    No idea when I'll be back there though.

    Next on the list is the Barbican - 27
  23. ghoulsurgery

    ghoulsurgery House Ghost

    New Jersey
    I spent the last few months trying to compile info on every show I’ve been to and I have some actual concrete data for this thread now! Like I assumed, I’ve been to the First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia more than anywhere else: 96 times. I’m surprised I didn’t break 100. Number two on my list is the Trocadero, also in Philly, at 52 times.
  24. MikeT

    MikeT Prior Forum Cretin and Current Impatient Creep

    New Jersey, USA
    Capitol Theater, Passaic, NJ
    Academy of Music/Palladium, NY
    Schaefer Music Festival/Dr. Pepper Music Festival, Central Park, NY
    Beacon Theater, NY
    Meadowlands Arena (Brendan Byrne Arena/Izod Center), NJ
    Wellmont Theater, Montclair, NJ
    At the Tabernacle, Mt. Tabor, NJ
    Splatter Concerts in Whippany, NJ
    Garden State Arts Center/PNC Bank Arts Center, NJ
    Morris Stage/Mayo Arts Center, Morristown, NJ
    Dirt Club, Bloomfield, NJ
    Hitsville, Passaic NJ
    South Orange Performing Arts Center, South Orange, NJ
    Giants Stadium, NJ

    and a lot more, but not as much as those listed above... the funny thing is I only went to Madison Square Garden a few times - not sure why.
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  25. Jvalvano

    Jvalvano Forum Resident

    Capital theater in Passaic NJ
    Tupelo music hall Londonderry NH
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