80's Rock Concerts

April 10th, 2006

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Posted by Scooby in Concerts

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  1. Glyn (Zaphod) Evans said:

    on April 10th, 2006 at 11:19 pm

    Well I saw Metallica on their very last decent album tour, And Justice for All. It was a good show, with The Cult of all bands opening. I missed the big Priest Fuel For Life tour, but saw them later on the Painkiller tour (’92) and last year on the Angel of Retribution tour. Easily the best band live…

    \m/ Priest rules \m/

  2. marie b. said:

    on April 20th, 2006 at 12:04 am

    U2, live at Red Rocks.

  3. Barnze said:

    on April 20th, 2006 at 12:07 pm

    The Clash at Derby assembly rooms.Fantastic!

  4. K said:

    on April 23rd, 2006 at 2:09 am

    Tuesday, August 4th, 1987
    T’pau at the Roxy in West Hollywood because it was my first concert.

    I use to listen to the song “I will be with you” over and over and over.

    I kept all of my concert stubs too. :wink:

  5. Tickles_Tapeworm said:

    on April 26th, 2006 at 11:28 pm

    I’m going to have to agree with Zaphod. Metallica was a great show. Heck, I was really only old enough to go to shows at the tail end of the ’80s. I saw them at the (then) Coliseum, in Seattle. I think it was the night after the show they recorded on the Binge and Purge box set.

    Another great show was The Headbanger’s Ball tour. It was Helloween, Exodus and Anthrax. It was the first real concert I ever attended, and is still one of my favorite. I think it was in April of ‘88.

  6. Dana said:

    on May 1st, 2006 at 4:52 pm

    B-52’s, the Go-Go’s, Missing persons, Elton John, The Cars, REO Speedwagon, A Flock of Seagulls, Duran Duran, Oingo Boingo, I could on…

  7. William said:

    on May 2nd, 2006 at 2:59 pm

    U2 in 1987 on Joshua Tree tour at Glasgow SECC

  8. prying1 said:

    on May 4th, 2006 at 11:12 pm

    I don’t remember…

  9. Tracy said:

    on May 10th, 2006 at 10:44 am

    Um, Poison was pretty good. Twice! Skid Row. The best would have been Bon Jovi. I actually got to touch Jon so I was in heaven! What I wouldn’t give to touch him now! :)

  10. DoubleDeckerGuy said:

    on May 11th, 2006 at 8:30 pm

    Talking Heads at Kingswood in Wonderland… near Toronto in Canada.

  11. Mike Badger said:

    on May 13th, 2006 at 1:46 pm

    I saw Milli Vanilli at the Metrodome. They rocked man! Girl you know it’s true. Blame it on the Rain. So many classics. Where are they now?

  12. Susan L. Prince said:

    on May 14th, 2006 at 5:12 pm

    I saw a few concerts in the 80s and some were mentioned by fellow commentors.

    There were two others however, that I’m sure not a lot of your readers had the privilege to see or even for that matter, remember.

    I saw Edie Brickell and New Bohemians…that was excellent! The best was “The Air of December” off “Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars”, which is most known for classic hit “What I Am”.

    Also, I got to see Basia. She had a couple of hits in the mid-late eighties including “New Day for You” with a pop/latin/jazz style that is unique, but what an awesome singer!

    I enjoy this site everytime I come across it because I get to reminisce. Thanks for the memories! LOL

  13. Riss said:

    on May 18th, 2006 at 10:47 pm

    Bon Jovi/Skid Row at the Great Western Forum in 1988 or something.

  14. robhamel said:

    on May 21st, 2006 at 10:50 am

    Some of my favorites were: 38 Special with Eddie Money; Dream Theater with Galactic Cowboys; Night Ranger with Van Zandt; Saxon; Hurricane; Zebra; extreme (3x!).

    The worst ever was Motley Crue. Y&T opened and crushed them.

  15. Ars Geek said:

    on May 21st, 2006 at 9:42 pm

    Metallica did definately kick. I saw them in Worcester (Boston near) on that same tour.

    Here are a few of the other shows I loved in the 80’s:

    Frank Zappa – small venue, amazing show!

    Pink Floyd – large venue with all the extras.

    Roger Waters – large venue, but he stopped the show halfway through to answer questions from the audience. This was his Radio KAOS tour.

    Queensyrche on their Empire tour, where they played Operation Mindcrime in its entirety. I saw that one twice, both with Suicidal Tendancies opening. Great shows!

  16. lando said:

    on May 25th, 2006 at 10:10 am

    the pixies in ft lauderdale, fl
    frank black in ft lauderdale
    nirvana a long time ago cant remember where
    radiohead at some amphitheater
    quit – churchill’s pub

  17. darkchapter said:

    on June 4th, 2006 at 11:34 am

    Edie Brickell and New Bohemians, twice

    once at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, Pa. and
    at the Keswick Theater in Glenside, Pa. both excellent
    shows, and saw Edie riding her bike outside the Keswick before the 2nd show. bonus. both were 87 or 88 i think.

    The Cure, 1989 Disintegration Tour at the Spectrum in Phiily,
    tremendous show, our “Obstructed View” seats, weren’t obstructed at all, they were great seats to the right front of the stage, so close that Fascination Street shook the entire section.

    The Grateful Dead, July of 1989, JFK Stadium in Philly, last shows in the old bowl before they tore it down. Also last shows in Philly before jonny law was a bothersome presence. Afternoon and Evening sets, and the atmosphere was the best ever, sunshine, green grass to sit on, or dance on and everyone up for fun. no drama just good times.

  18. jeff beamer said:

    on June 29th, 2006 at 3:39 pm

    Thanks for the brilliant site. I grew up in Orlando and went to a lot of these shows and others (YES 10th anniversary show, Genesis when they could only fill half the Lakeland Civic center) I think I got a contact buzz just from the nolstalgia!

  19. Rich said:

    on September 18th, 2006 at 8:53 pm

    Bob Seger/Molly hatchet/rockets/Nan-Tucket at The T-bowl

  20. Rich said:

    on September 18th, 2006 at 8:55 pm

    Billy Squier/Heart/Blue Oyster Cult/Reo Speedwagon at another T-bowl concert

  21. Terrapreata said:

    on October 4th, 2006 at 9:05 am

    Wow. there are so many :cool:

    REM, Fables of the Reconstruction tour, was a great show.

    I saw Midnight Oil open for UB40 in ‘85. They were so good that UB40 was a real downer and we left early.

    The same year I saw The Cure in a relatively small venue and had a ‘moment’ with Robert Smith. He looked up (he always stares at his feet when on stage) and we met eyes for about a second — but a second I will never forget :smile:

    And then there were the hardcore shows… those were the days!


  22. 38 Special » Comment on Your Favorites? by robhamel said:

    on June 6th, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    [...] Comment on Your Favorites? by robhamel Some of my favorites were: 38 Special with Eddie Money; Dream Theater with Galactic Cowboys; Night Ranger with Van Zandt; Saxon; Hurricane; Zebra; extreme (3x!). The worst ever was Motley Crue. Y&T opened and crushed them. [...]