Venues You've seen the most concerts in

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Experiencereunited, Jan 20, 2020.

  1. gkella

    gkella Let there be songs to fill the air

    Toronto, Canada
    Massey Hall...Here are as many as I can recall...
    Van Morrison Astral Weeks Tour
    Johnny Winter..original band with Edgar
    Roy Buchanan
    Ry Cooder and Randy Newman
    Joe Walsh
    The Kinks
    Neil Young
    Diana Krall
    Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt
    Murray McLaughlin
    Little Village
    Levon Helm
    John Hiatt
    Lyle Lovett
    Barenaked Ladies ( my two daughters first concert)
    Lucinda Williams
    Steve Earle
    John Prine
    Bela Fleck and The Flecktones
    Alison Krauss and Union Station
    King Crimson
    Steven Wilson
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  2. Old Fart At Play

    Old Fart At Play He won't eat it, he hates everything

    Los Angeles
    Never thought about it before, but probably the Ryman. No idea how many shows I've seen there and when you factor in various industry things that may or may not qualify as a concert (a TV taping of the "Nashville" cast performing live???), it would be impossible to have a definitive number. The Nashville Arena (whatever it may be called at any given moment) is likely the second.

    Earlier in the thread someone mentioned the Santa Barbara Bowl. I have been there once, but definitely one of my favorites.
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  3. Paul W

    Paul W Forum Resident

    Air Canada Centre, Toronto
  4. angelo73

    angelo73 ⬚⿻⬚⿻⬚

    Orbiting Sgr A*
    Without listing the hundreds of Dead shows across the Midwest and East coast between 1977 and 1987, there were these local venues in Michigan :

    Pine Knob Amphitheatre Clarkston
    Meadowbrook Amphitheatre in
    Auburn Hills,
    Pontiac Silverdome (demolished)
    Olympia Stadium Detroit (demolished)
    Cobo Arena Detroit (still there? was around before Joe Louis Arena was built so maybe not)
    Joe Louis Arena Detroit (demolished)
    Harpos Theatre (East Detroit)
    Royal Oak Theatre (Royal Oak Michigan)
    Washington Theatre Royal Oak (demolished )
    Fox Theatre (Detroit)
    Grand Circus Theatre Det. (located on Grand circus park at Witherell and Madison about one block east of the State theater which was originally called the Palms theater)
    Addams Theatre Detroit (demolished)
    Madison Theatre Detroit
    Capitol Theatre Detroit
    State Theatre Detroit
    Majestic Theatre Detroit
    Masonic Temple Detroit
    Michigan Theatre Ann Arbor
    Belle Isle Amphitheatre (original)
    Ford Auditorium Detroit (demolished)
    Michigan State Fairgrounds Bandshell
    Ferndale Theatre
    Punch &Judy Theatre Grosse Pointe

    Then there were hundreds of tiny clubs like Bakers Keyboard Lounge, Alvins Twilight Lounge, The Soup Kitchen, and others of similar 100 to 300-or-so person capacity.
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  5. applejam101

    applejam101 Humble Fan

    NYC, NY, USA
    Beacon Theatre in Manhattan and Jones Beach Theater on Long Island.
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  6. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    Without a doubt, Knuckleheads Saloon in Kansas City, MO. Hundreds of shows at this point.

    After that, Schuba's Tavern in Chicago.

    I hope both survive.
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  7. Johnny Feathers

    Johnny Feathers Forum Resident

    The United Center in Chicago.

    U2 8
    Peter Gabriel 3
    Roger Waters 2
    Depeche Mode 1
    Genesis 1
    Yes 1
    Radiohead 1
    Prince 1
    Sting 1
    David Gilmour 1
    Smashing Pumpkins 1
    Rush 1
    REM 1
    Star Wars in Concert 1
  8. PJayBe

    PJayBe Forum Resident

    Probably the Academy 3 in Manchester, including when it was known as The Hop And Grape. Certainly Manchester Academy if all 4 venues onsite are included.
  9. PCM7027

    PCM7027 Forum Resident

    All in Dublin...

    85 Vicar Street
    71 Olympia Theatre
    67 Point Theatre
    63 O2 and 3Arena (same venue)

    The O2 was rebranded as the 3Arena, but it's the same building with no change to the interior. The O2 was the original name of the redeveloped Point, which was redesigned and expanded a decade ago.

    Several shows I attended were later released as albums or concert films.

    David Bowie A Reality Tour (Point)
    Daryl Hall and John Oates Live in Dublin (Olympia)
    Horslips Live at the O2
    Planxty Live 2004 (Vicar Street)
    R.E.M. Live (Point)
    Bruce Springsteen with the Sessions Band Live in Dublin (Point)
    Neil Young Greendale (Vicar Street)

    Selections from:
    Jackson Browne Solo Acoustic, Volume One (Olympia)
    R.E.M. Live at the Olympia
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  10. dumangl

    dumangl Senior Member

    Zuma Coffee, Marshall, NC

  11. Guy E

    Guy E Senior Member

    Antalya, Turkey
    Maxwell's in Hoboken. I spent well over 1,000 night there.

    Here's a list of 201 bands that I remember seeing at Maxwell's, most of them more than once.
    1. “a” band
    2. A Certain Ratio
    3. A-Bones, The
    4. Alejandro Escovedo
    5. Alex Chilton
    6. Alter Boys, The
    7. Antietam
    8. Arms Akimbo
    9. Babylon Dance Band
    10. Beat Rodeo
    11. Big Black
    12. Big Dipper
    13. Bill Popp & The Tapes
    14. Black Flag
    15. Blasters, The
    16. Bongos, The
    17. Bush Tetras
    18. Celibate Rifles
    19. Chain Gang
    20. Chesterfield Kings
    21. Chris Stamey’s It’s a Wonderful Life
    22. Christmas
    23. Church, The
    24. Clarence Whitfield & The Savages
    25. Clintons, The
    26. Come On
    27. Condo ****s
    28. Crackers, The
    29. Cries, The
    30. Cyclones
    31. Dangerous Birds
    32. Danny Amis
    33. Das Damen
    34. David Thomas
    35. dB’s, The
    36. Deep Six
    37. Del Fuegos
    38. Delta 5
    39. Dinosaur (later, Dinosaur Jr.)
    40. DNA
    41. Dogmatics
    42. Dream Syndicate
    43. Dreams So Real
    44. Dumptruck
    45. East of Venus
    46. Elliot Sharp
    47. Ex, The
    48. Ex-Husbands
    49. Fall, The
    50. Feelies, The
    51. Firehose
    52. Fish & Roses
    53. Flamin’ Groovies
    54. Flesheaters, The
    55. Fleshtones, The
    56. Flies, The
    57. Flipper
    58. Fluid, The
    59. Fred Frith
    60. Freedy Johnston
    61. Fugazi
    62. Full Time Men
    63. Fuzztones, The
    64. Gigolo Aunts, The
    65. Go-Betweens, The
    66. Golden Palaminos
    67. Green
    68. Green River
    69. Gun Club, The
    70. Gut Bank
    71. Helen Wheels
    72. Hi-Sheriffs of Blue
    73. Hoboken Ho-Dads
    74. Human Switchboard
    75. Hüsker Dü
    76. Individuals, The
    77. Insect Surfers
    78. Jason & The Scorcher
    79. John Klages Band
    80. John Zorn
    81. Jon King & The Cats
    82. Jonathan Richman
    83. Joy Ryder & Avis Davis
    84. Kevin Ayers
    85. Killkelly Cats
    86. Last Roundup, The
    87. Lemmy Caution
    88. Let’s Active
    89. Lifeboat
    90. Liquid, Liquid
    91. Long Ryders, The
    92. Love Delegation (Peter Zaremba & The)
    93. Love of Life Orchestra
    94. Love Tractor
    95. Lydia Lunch 13.13
    96. Lyres, The
    97. Meat Puppets
    98. Medium Medium
    99. Mekons
    100. Melvins
    101. Method Actors
    102. Minutemen
    103. Miracle Legion
    104. Mission of Burma
    105. Mofungo
    106. Mudhoney
    107. Myra Holder
    108. Nails, The
    109. Naked Raygun
    110. Neats
    111. Nervous Rex
    112. New Order
    113. NNB
    114. Ordinaires, The
    115. Outsets
    116. Pavement
    117. Peter Blegvad
    118. Peter Holsapple
    119. Phantom Tollbooth
    120. Phosphenes
    121. Pixies, The
    122. Pogues, The
    123. Poi Dog Pondering
    124. Polyrock
    125. Primitons
    126. Protex
    127. Pylon
    128. Quincy
    129. R. Stevie Moore
    130. R.E.M.
    131. Rage To Live
    132. Rain Parade
    133. Raincoats, The
    134. Rank & File
    135. Raunch Hands, The
    136. Raybeats, The
    137. Red Buckets
    138. Red Hot Chili Peppers
    139. Red House
    140. Reducers, The
    141. Regina Richards & The Red Hots
    142. Replacements (I was there the night For Sale: Live at Maxwell's was recorded)
    143. Richard Barone and Jim Mastro
    144. Robert Forster
    145. Robyn Hitchcock
    146. Roky Erickson
    147. Roms, The
    148. Run On
    149. Salem 66
    150. Schramms, The
    151. Scrawl
    152. Screaming Trees
    153. Scruffs, The
    154. Scruffy The Cat
    155. Second Thoughts
    156. Senders, The
    157. Shockabilly
    158. Shoes
    159. Slickee Boys, The
    160. Soft Boys, The
    161. Sonic Youth
    162. Sorrows, The
    163. Soul Asylum
    164. Soundgarden
    165. Southern Culture on the Skids
    166. Spectres, The (w/ Glen Matlock)
    167. Speed The Plough
    168. Squirrel Bait
    169. Steve Wynn
    170. Swans
    171. Swinging Neckbreakers, The
    172. Tav Falco & The Panther Burns
    173. Taxi Boys
    174. 10,000 Maniacs
    175. The Health & Happiness Show
    176. The Scene is Now
    177. Tirez Tirez
    178. Tommy Keene
    179. True Believers, The
    180. True West
    181. Trypes, The
    182. Uzi (w/ Thalia Zadek)
    183. V-Effect
    184. Victoria Williams
    185. Violent Femmes (a - - hole prize-winners)
    186. Vipers, The
    187. Volcano Suns
    188. Wild Seeds
    189. Windbreakers, The
    190. Winter Hours
    191. Wire
    192. WKGB
    193. World, The
    194. Wrinkle Music
    195. Wygals, The
    196. X
    197. Yankees, (Jon Tiven & The)
    198. Yo La Tengo
    199. Yung Wu
    200. Zantees, The
    201. Zev
    I put this list together a few years ago and there are many more that I’m forgetting, but probably not any big, BIG names. I stopped working there in the late-80’s. Nirvana played there twice, but I wasn’t at either show. I missed later performers such as Beck, Stereolab, My Bloody Valentine, artists that I love.

    But y’know… no complaints.
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  12. EdwinM

    EdwinM Grumpy old man

    1. The Paradiso in Amsterdam. An old church in Amsterdam with excellent acoustics
    2. Tivoli-Vredenburg in Utrecht. Has several rooms. The best one was designed for classcal music and has perfect acoustics, the rest is good enough as well.
    3. Fluor in Amersfoort. Our local club. The basement of an old toothpaste factory and the place to see Dutch bands in the club circuit.
    4. Afas Live in Amsterdam. Bigger venue, close to the ZiggoDome which is even larger and the Johan Cruijff Arena.
    5. Ahoy Rotterda,. Went there a lot when I was younger, old sports hall designed for football and cycling. Sound can be crap, but a good technician can overcome the shortcomings of this hall.
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  13. gkella

    gkella Let there be songs to fill the air

    Toronto, Canada
    Would love to see a list of who you saw there...
    My list is in my post...
  14. Electric

    Electric The Medium is the Massage

    Vancouver, CANADA
    Off the top of my head and aside from the Toronto Symphony a few times, partly because I ushered at Massey Hall briefly:
    Fairport Convention
    Savoy Brown
    The Beach Boys
    There must be more, but I can't remember at the moment. Actually, I might have to change this to the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver. That would be a longer list that I can remember since moving here in '83:
    Jesus and Mary Chain
    Medeski, Martin and Wood
    Loudon Wainwright III
    Sharon Jones
    The Budos Band
    St. Germain
    Nomo ...
    Again, a short list off the top of my head.
  15. gkella

    gkella Let there be songs to fill the air

    Toronto, Canada
    we were both at the Cream show !!!
    You ushered at Massey Hall.
    You probably shined a flashlight at me when I was smoking a joint !!!
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  16. Catcher10

    Catcher10 I like records, and Prog...duh

    The Tacoma Dome
    White River Amp
    The Moore Theater
    The Showbox
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  17. mbrownp1

    mbrownp1 Forum Resident

    Providence Civic Center
    The Great Western Forum
  18. Electric

    Electric The Medium is the Massage

    Vancouver, CANADA
    Ha Ha! If you were smoking a joint while the Toronto Symphony played, then maybe. Otherwise not, as I only ushered during Symphony performances. And that was only for a few weeks in 1980. I was not suited for the job.

    I remember Cream being a bit lacklustre and the headline in the Globe or Star the next day "For the leading white Blues band, the Cream seemed a trifle thin." Apparently it was June 5, 1968, rescheduled from April 22 which somehow was why I could get tickets at the last minute to a previously sold out show. I was in grade 8 and the parent of one of the other kids in my class who went drove us.

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  19. Brian Doherty

    Brian Doherty Forum Resident

    Los Angeles CA
    Places I've seen dozens of acts in include the old Hardback Cafe in Gainesville Fla, the 9:30 in DC, and Spaceland in LA. I wish to heck I'd kept a log of every show seen to type out a anywhere near thorough list, but in all three of those cases over 50 amazing shows in very comfortable and inviting places.
  20. adriatikfan

    adriatikfan Forum Resident

    Up to age 18: Wolverhampton Civic Hall

    18 - 24: Bristol Colston Hall and Bristol Student Union Anson Rooms

    24 - present: Harrogate Royal Hall and City Varieties, Leeds

    Best Wishes,
  21. Bingo Bongo

    Bingo Bongo Music gives me Eargasms

    I was lucky that Metal bands came yearly to our town, when I was heavy into Scorpions, Ozzy, Maiden, Priest, Motorhead, ect... I had to drive 2 hours away to Montreal if I wanted to see the big name bands. It was worth it.
  22. dennis1077

    dennis1077 Forum Resident

    Philadelphia's historic Trocadero!
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  23. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    I went there in December 1999 to see Big Country! I was in the UK for other shows and made the trek from Manchester to Wolverhampton just for that one concert.

    Stayed in a hotel walking distance from the venue, and I think the band stayed there too. I was tempted to try to visit their floor but chickened out! :D
  24. adriatikfan

    adriatikfan Forum Resident

    I don't often find people these days who have known the venue. That's great - I hope it was a good show. Which hotel did you stay in?

    Best Wishes,
  25. gkella

    gkella Let there be songs to fill the air

    Toronto, Canada
    great biggest memory of the concert was Ginger Baker..I couldn’t take my eyes off him.
    Best live drummer I ever saw and I saw Moon and Bonham as well.
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