So I'm talking to my friend and we are reminiscing about who we saw perform live so I decided to ask who SG has seen.
I got to see -
The Rolling Stones
Meatloaf
Lamb of God
Dimmu Borgir
Goatwhore
Cannibal Corpse
The Haunted
Nocturne
Entombed
King Diamond
Gwar (twice)
God Forbid
Single Bullet Theory

So, who has Sg seen perform live?

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Blind Guardian
Helloween (twice)
Kreator
Arch Enemy (I don't like it, but they came along with Kreator and Helloween)
Iron Maiden

And a couple of chilean bands:
Sanguinius Terra
Bloodline
Drake (not the one from Canada)
H&H

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You got me intrigued about Sanguinius Terra so I looked it up. I like it. Thanks.

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Sadly, they split up already :(.

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I'll also list my favorite song from each concert. I've seen:

Linkin Park (Wretches and Kings)
Megadeth (A Tout le Monde)
Alice in Chains (Dam That River)
Nightwish (The Islander)
Xandria (Ravenheart)
Amaranthe (Drop Dead Cynical)
Delain (Here Come the Vultures)
Tarja (Until My Last Breath)
Powerwolf (We Drink Your Blood)
Amon Amarth (Twilight of the Thunder God/Raise Your Horns)

Highly recommend you check those songs out if you don't know the bands!

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I envy you for being able to see Linkin Park live. Wretches and Kings is one of my favorites from A Thousand Suns.

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Only 3 so far:
Within Temptation
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Of Monsters and Men

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Of Monsters and Men! What a great band to see live! I discovered them in 2013, when they opened for Franz Ferdinand in a free gig and instantly loved them. ♥

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Most recently (today), I went to see Clutch play live (again). Which entailed traveling from the jam room to the living room to watch their show online. ;)

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Clutch #1

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Radiohead (twice)
Rival Sons (twice)
Massive Attack
Tricky (twice)
Grzegorz Turnau
The Tallest Man On Earth
Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Dead Weather
Skunk Anansie
The Hives
2ManyDJs
Natalia Przybysz
Michael Kiwanuka
Royal Blood
Moderat
At The Drive-In
Florence + The Machine
Biffy Clyro
Foals
Neena
LCD Soundsystem
Sigur Ros
Cypress Hill
Matisyahu
Parov Stelar
BOKKA

And many more (big names like Pharell Williams, Wu-Tang Clan etc.) but I've seen them briefly so I didn't include them.

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Reo Speedwagon
Kiss
Beach Boys
Crosby Stills and Nash
Rolling Stones
Bob Dillan
Husker Du
Red Hot Chilli Peppers
REM
U2
Chris Cornel
Lady Gaga
And a bunch of smaller venue shows, too many to list.

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Quite a few now, but the most notable is that I'm glad I got a chance to see Chris Cornell. Dude belted it out so damn effortlessly, had his family on stage with him, and just had a good vibe that day. I compare most male singers to him now.

Also got to see The Prodigy a while back, and thankful for that.

Most recently, Halestorm on a few occasions as they're the girlfriend's favorite band. Girl's also got a damn powerful voice. Not as effortless as Mr. Cornell was, but still a great one to see live. Too many others to list while on mobile, especially since doing Coachella for a couple of years way back when it was only a two day festival.

Haven't got back to the music festival scene in a while though, and kinda miss it. Good times, good friends, terrible parking! :)

(Since you have metal bands in your OP, Opeth in a smallish club in LA! Was hoping to hear a few more songs than they did, but still a good show.)

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Prodigy? I am jealous.

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I caught part of a small live show Halestorm did at a radio station, before their concert that day, and they were very impressive.

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Pantera / Sepultura / Biohazard (first concert, one concert, was awesome)
Seven Mary Three
Cannibal Corpse
Brutal Truth and other bands I can't recall, I think Immolation was among them
Nine Inch Nails / Jane's Addiction
Rob Zombie / Fear Factory / Monster Magnet
Rolling Stones
Tenacious D at Blizzcon
Ozzy Osbourne at Blizzcon
Foo Fighters at Blizzcon

probably forgetting some, but have not been to too many concerts.

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Pantera, Sepulture, Biohazard lineup is killer. Wish I could have seen that, very nice first concert.

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Yeah, it was an amazing experience. Far Beyond Driven tour, the album was about 3 months old, June 1994 Albany, NY =)

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I've heard many good things about that tour, super jealous :P

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Biohazard stole the show even though they went on first, I became a HUGE fan after that night! But it was a great show all around, all 3 bands right at the height of their popularity =D A guy in front of me caught one of Vinnie's drumsticks he tossed at the end, I bought it off im for the entire 20 dollars I had to spend. It's kind of sad, I was still in school, and I was offered a literal back end of a van in cases in beer for it ;P I told my dad, who was my ride, and he looked at me and, being my dad as he was, said "WHY DIDN'T YOU MAKE THAT DEAL?" LoL

Ended up trading it to a friend some time later for Dragon Warrior 1-4 on the NES and a couple other semi rare rpg's on NES ;P

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Heh, the first concert that my Mom took me to was in Albany - though that was Billy Joel.

The first concert that I went to by myself (well, with friends) was a The Living End / Offspring concert in Troy in 1999.

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Nice! I moved from NY about a year after that, I'd love to go back someday. Always had a good metal and grindcore scene in the area.

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Some:

  • Guns N' Roses (twice)
  • U2
  • Peter Gabriel
  • Sting
  • The Rolling Stones
  • Emerson, Lake & Palmer.
  • Santana
  • Roger Waters
  • Madonna
  • Elton John
  • The Police
  • The Cure
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Bad Religion (twice)
Billy Joel
Billy Idol
Billy Talent
Blink-182
Dropkick Murphys
Everclear
Fall Out Boy
Flyleaf
Goldfinger
Green Day (twice)
Less Than Jake
Lit
The Living End
Marcy Playground
Nothing More
Offspring
Presidents of the United States of America
Rancid
Reel Big Fish
Rise Against (twice, because they opened for both Offspring and Bad Religion)
Three Days Grace
Third Eye Blind
Weezer

Others that I caught as opening acts or parts of larger festivals and don't remember.

Wow, I didn't realize it was that many. I guess I used to go a lot more when I was younger.

I've rather lost interests in going to concerts in recent years, just like I've lost interest in going to the movie theater - it's too expensive, too loud, and I'd rather just enjoy it from the comfort of my home.

I was supposed to go to a Rage Against the Machine concert this summer - as they're one of my favorite bands, enough to overcome my disinterests in concerts - but that's not happening now.

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Presidents of the USA gave easily the best live performance I've ever seen. Those guys put on a hell of a show, I love them.

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I dunno, it's been a while.

August Burns Red
Lamb of God
As I lay Dying
Municipal Waste
God Forbid
Texas in July
Iwrestledabearonce (3 times)
Darkest Hour
The Bunny the Bear
Job for a Cowboy
Parkway Drive
Emmure

I'm certain I've seen more. I used to drink a lot, though. >.>

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They Might Be Giants

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Fun show

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I do miss going to concerts :(
Anyway, my stats according to setlist.fm (counting festival sets, not counting stuff I had to suffer through while keeping my sweet first row):

Franz Ferdinand x4
Kasabian x4
Depeche Mode x4
Patrick Wolf x4
Nick Cave: solo x1, The Bad Seeds x2, Grinderman x1
Suede x3
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds x3
Garbage x3
Muse x3
Miles Kane x2
Foals x2
Damon Albarn: Blur x1, The Good, The Bad and The Queen x1, Gorillaz x0.5 (festival set was canceled midway because of an impressive storm)
Peter Doherty: solo x2, The Libertines x1, Babyshambles x1
IAMX x2
Kaiser Chiefs x2
Keane x2
She Wants Revenge x1
Ladytron x1
Jack White x1
Arcade Fire x1
Belle and Sebastian x1
The Kills x1
PJ Harvey x1
Metronomy x1
Elbow x1
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club x1
Editors x1
Bat for Lashes x1
Hurts x1
Arctic Monkeys x1
Savages x1
New Order x1
alt-J x1
Woodkid x1
Paul Banks x1
The Kooks x1
Scissor Sisters x1
The Cure x1
Paul McCartney x1
Beady Eye x1
Placebo x0.3

Have tickets for shows that were supposed to happen this spring/summer but were postponed for obvious reasons; I do hope that they'll happen eventually (most already have new dates):
Editors
Bjork
Pixies
Woodkid
IAMX
Foals
The Killers
Pete Doherty

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Pixies are great. Had lots of shows I was looking forward to this year, very bummed about them being cancelled and postponed :(

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lol, I watched your list and wanted to ask if you are from Russia, because I saw a patten of concert I've been myself
...then I saw your nickname))

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Все так по обоим пунктам))

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Haven't been to too many... but off the top of my head, I've seen:

  • VNV Nation
  • 3TEETH
  • Seraphim Shock
  • Straftanz
  • Author & Punisher
  • Razed in Black
  • GosT
  • Pop Evil
  • Megadeth
  • Godsmack
  • Staind
  • Ratt
  • Jackyl
  • KISS

Always wanted to go see Pink Floyd for their famous laser light shows, but life has a habit of getting in the way. 😑

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I never been much into going to concerts but think I saw many bands live, due to visiting Rheinkultur about 10 times.
H-Blockx, 2002, was very memorable.

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Artists only very rarely go to my country and I only go to concerts when I'm a really big fan of the artist (concerts are expensive compared to the median salary here), so I only have very few. Mine is also noticeably very different compared to most of the comments in this thread, haha. ^^;;

  • Paramore (my first concert ^-^)
  • Red Velvet (also Elris, because they were in the same concert)
  • Tiffany Young

Almost got to see Taeyeon also, bought the ticket but sold it to someone else since I couldn't attend. I was out of the country for a competition when she had her concert here, and I am still terribly sad about that.

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Riot
Seven Lions
Kill The Noise
crankdat
Joyryde which sucked blech
The Killers legs hurt so bad after it sucked and the show was meh.
Mother Mother
Cold war Kids
white horse

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How was the Riot show? Was it before or after Mark Reale passed?

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RIOT is a duo no one is the ded

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My bad, I thought you were referring to the heavy metal band called Riot that formed in 1975.

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nope, dubstep and rock you should check them out ^_^

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Way too many to list here. But I guess these are some of the highlights I can think of right now:

  • Brocas Helm
  • Megadeth
  • The Crown
  • Manowar
  • Iron Maiden
  • King Diamond
  • Possessed
  • Candlemass
  • Immortal
  • Nile
  • Sabbat
  • Metalucifer
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Far too many to list, but highlights include:
Queen - after The Game album, while Freddy was still alive
Pink Floyd on the Pulse tour
Styx before Mister Roboto ruined them
The Monsters of Rock tour that featured Kingdom Come, Metallica, Dokken, Scorpions, & Van Hagar
Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Dio, Metallica (Justice tour with Queensryche)

Biggest Regrets: Shannon Hoon OD'ing 2 days before I had tickets for Blind Melon and not going to see Babymetal w/ Avatar last year

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...while Freddy was still alive
Lucky you

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I think the most renown ones i've seen are the following

AC/DC
Die Ärzte
Airbourne
Alice Cooper
Alter Bridge
Amon Amarth
Amorphis
Annihilator
Anthrax - 4x
Anvil
Arch Enemy
Billy Talent
Bloodhound Gang
Bullet for my Valentine - 3x
Carcass
Clawfinger
Danko Jones - 8x
Danzig
Death Angel
Deep Purple
Destruction - 2x
DevilDriver - 2x
Dream Theater
Dropkick Murphys
Enforcer - 2x
Eluvetie
Epica
Evanescence
Exodus - 6x
FURT
Fear Factory
Flotsam & Jetsam
Gama Bomb
Ghost
Godsmack
Gojira
Guano Apes
Hatebreed
Iron Maiden - 2x
J.B.O.
Killswitch Engage
Knorkator
Kreator - 3x
Lamb of God - 3x
Legion of The Damned
Machine Head
Mad Sin
Marilyn Manson
Mastodon
Megadeth
Metallica - 4x
Millencolin
Misfits - 2x
Motörhead - 4x
Nightwish
The Offspring - 2x
Opeth
Overkill - 5x
Papa Roach
Periphery
Rage
Rammstein - 3x
Sabaton - 2x
Saxon
Sepultura - 2x
Slayer - 2x
Slipknot - 2x
Sodom - 4x
Soulfly
Suicidal Angels
Steel Panther
System of a Down
Tankard - 2x
Tenacious D - 3x
Testament
Die Toten Hosen - 2x
Trivium - 3x
Vader
Venom - 2x
Volbeat
Zebrahead

I'd really like to see Rage against the Machine live someday .. and i'd have loved to see Queen, but that was before my time :(

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Children Of Bodom
In this moment
Crucified Barbara
Hypocrisy
Slipknot
Paradise Lost
Atreyu
Him
Ministry
The Defaced
Sixx:A.M.
Dark Tranquillity
Marilyn Manson
Soilwork
Aurora
Slayer
Nile
Carpathian Forest

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I've only been to one concert but what a better band to see on your first concert than Oasis.
No one knew it back then but it would turn out to be their last tour ever :(

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Only some of the most known bands

Agalloch
Anathema (x5)
Annihilator
Arcturus
Benediction
Burst
Cannibal Corpse
Circle II Circle
Cradle of Filth
Crippled Black Phoenix
Cynic
Decapitated
Deeds of Flesh
Deicide
Destruction
Dodheimsgard
Dream Theater (x5)
Dying Fetus
Edguy
Entombed
Fates Warning (x2)
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Haggard
Hate Eternal
Heaven and Hell (Black Sabbath with Ronnie James Dio)
Hypocrisy
Iced Earth (x2)
Iggy Pop (attended for my x gf)
Immolation
In Flames
Iron Maiden
Judas Priest (x2)
Katatonia
Kreator
Lacuna Coil
Mastodon
Megadeth
Meshuggah
Metallica
Moonspell (x2)
Morbid Angel
My Dying Bride (x2)
Neal Morse
Nevermore
Nightwish
Nile
Obituary
Opeth (x3)
Pain of Salvation (x3)
Paul Di'anno
Rage
Riverside
Rotting Christ (x9)
Savatage
Septic Flesh (x3)
Shadow Gallery
Sieges Even
Sodom
Tankard (x2)
The Haunted
The Ocean
The Residents (x2)
Threshold
Tiamat
Tool
Transatlantic
Tristania
Ulver
Vader
Venom
Yann Tiersen

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Great list! Have seen maybe a 3rd of those live plus quite a few other bands - Would take a while to remember them all.
Three on your list that would really like to see live: Opeth, Dream Theatre and Pain of Salvation. How were they? (I know the answer already btw - have seen vids :p) - but just wondered how they were for you?

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Thanks for asking, I am glad to share. For starters I need to mention that it’s crucial whether a band is playing as a part of a festival/support, or having their own venue / being headliners. Interestingly enough, I have seen all these 3 bands that you asked in both situations and I think it is needless to say that those times when they were playing as a support band it was barely enjoyable to watch. So you should consider this if you really like some band and want to experience it at its fullest/the best, or you don’t mind to just see them perform - there are many times that some bigger gigs are the only chance to see some bands.

So, the times that I’ve seen these bands playing at their own concerts were great! Dream Theater was the most filing experience, you can expect a minimum of 2 hours and up to 3 hours of solid prog performance, it was epic. I also had the luck to watch Metropolis Pt. 2 at its entirety. I have only seen the old line-up of Pain of Salvation, kind of theatrical and Daniel Gildenlöw was very expressive on stage. I just remembered there was a fourth time that I’ve seen them at an unplugged concert. Opeth was another solid experience, Michael Ackerfield could keep the whole concert at his shoulders, dynamic performance - not in terms of motion, but voice.

One last comment regarding Pain of Salvation and Opeth. It’s a very long time since I’ve seen them and that means that the playlists cannot be the same anymore. I had the luck to see both at their peak (personal opinion) latest concerts at that time were “Be” and “Deliverance” respectively, I think there is some decline from that point for both, so it is a subjective issue of how much do you like their latest albums - which are probably going to have a wider representation.

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I understand what you mean between seeing a good band in their own concert or as a supporting act and agree. I saw In Flames have a bit of a rough time with sound engineers at a festival - and Metallica lose some patients at another!

I've a few commercially released dvds -one of DT and the other of Opeth - both high quality and can only imagine how great it would have been have been there!

I've always thought of Daniel Gildenlöw and Michael Ackerfield as the respective heart and geniuses in their bands. Seeing them unplugged must have been great for you too. A shame the prog or technical side of metal does not have more exposure. They'ed have huge followings if more people knew that metal is often played buy extremely talented musicians, and is not just a noise as many suspect, lol.

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In Flames is another example of how awesome playlist they had back at Clayman tour when I saw them (no matter what they’d play up to date) and how mediocre it would be now (at least for me).

Yep they are both brilliant minds and the core of their bands!

Nicely said, I have stumbled upon many people in the past being prejudiced that metal is just a growling noise.

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Damn some nice lists here

I only have a disappointment list of concerts I didnt go to :D

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