Fritzubus1967

Fritzubus1967

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What are your best live bands you have seen.

Since 80s I was on dozens of live concerts and festivals like Monsters Of Rock, Dynamo Eindhoven - rock, punk and metal til death and black metal, real live and not on youtube. On youtube i have seen any concerts from j-rock bands.

After seen on youtube from:
Silent Siren the complete shows from Budokan 2015, Yokohama Arena 2016 and Dream On! Tokyo Gym 2016
Scandal the complete shows from Budokan 2016 and 10th Anniversary Osaka 2016

...both bands are the best, I have seen live.

This is just the song list of Silent Siren, Yokohama Arena 2016:
Milk Boy, August Night, Bang! Bang! Bang!, Bisan, China Kiss, Love Install, Hikari, Love Fighter, What Show Is It?, Refreshing Rock, Hapimari, Nukumor, Reira, Slow Morning, Ms. Yoshida, C.A.F.E., DanceMusiQ, Kakumei, Guruguru Wonderland, Cherribum
and full of power throughout, mainly fast songs and rock to go with.

And tih is just the sonlist of Scandal, 10th Anniversary Osaka 2016:
Love Survive, Beauteen, Happy Birthday, Playboy, Taiyou Scandalous, Yoake No Ryuuseigun, Koi Moyou, Uchiage Hanabi, Doll, Shoujo S, Shunkan Sentimental, Switch,  Aitai, Sayonara My Friend, Sisters, Love Me Do, Stamp!, Take Me Out, Koe, Awanaitsumorino, Genkidene, Everybody Say Yeah!, Your Song, Image, Rock'n Roll, 8gatsu, Scandal Baby, Scandal in the House
yes this must be 4 hours of full power

Both bands shows:
Much show an comunication with fans from all band members. They animated fans and playing songs in other versions. This is full of power, cheerful and happy, friendliy and fun and without aggression.
But I have seen Scandal and Silent Siren just on youtube and not real live. Real live is even better and bigger.
My words can only tell weakly, you should see for yourself Scandal and Silent Siren Happy


I have forgot one band. Rush and my Rush in Rio live dvd. Long time ago I have seen. And Rush from Canada ist the best  progressive rock band for me.
Awake from Dream Theater is my fafourite metal album. I have seen live on DVD  also in the week I have seen Rush in Rio. I don´t remember this video, but it was even great.

Today I´m watching Gacharic Spin - Tour Final @ Tokyo Dome City Hall. Very good and full of power and comparable to Scandal and Silent Siren. Exist in Japan more great live bands like these three?

Best real live seen band was death metal band Disharmonic Orchestra, this must be 1990 or 1990 and played just before 50 fans. An intersting band with many ideas and fun.

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Don Dio

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For me a great live band is one that combines good songs played very well with high energy and enthusiasm.  The band appears to be having fun, and they get the crowd to participate in the overall performance.  The stage can be completely bare of props, lights and special effects, or it can have all the bells and whistles to accentuate the musical experience.

If I were to make a full list of all the bands I have seen live that were incredible it would include some of the biggest names in rock history: The Who, Rolling Stones, Van Halen, Iron Maiden, AC/DC, KISS, Alice Cooper, Scorpions, Def Leppard, Prince, Queen, Elton John, etc.  Unfortunately I have only seen bands of this caliber in large venues and amphitheaters.  I personally feel the best way to experience a band live is in a smaller, more intimate venue or club. 

With that in mind, here is my list of some of my favorite live acts over the years where I was fortunate to see up close.  Many of these artists I have seen multiple times over, and it is no way an exhaustive list of good live bands and experiences, only my top selection (in no particular order, but the first few are absolutely high on the list).  

1.   Fishbone
2.   Mighty Mighty Bosstones
3.   Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes
4.   Red Hot Chili Peppers
5.   The Ramones
6.   Sammy Hagar
7.   Bruce Springsteen
8.   Reverend Horton Heat
9.   Living Color
10. Dave Wakeling/The English Beat
11. The Dead Milkmen
12. Halestorm
13. Trombone Shorty
14. Dragonforce
15. Anthrax
16. Rancid
17. Stevie Wonder
18. The Descendents
19. Paul Gilbert
20. John 5
21. The Adicts

BTW, Scandal is in my list of top bands but I didn't add them since on this site that would seem too obvious of a selection.



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enricult

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Any metalhead here?
Well I don't live in a place where many bands would come here frequently so I don't have many experience in "international" concerts.
That being said, there's a yearly metal festival that is the biggest in south east asia, Hammersonic. I went to that back in 2017, which Megadeth was the headliner. Felt unreal because Megadeth is one of my fav band of all time. Probably the best night of my live.
I also got to watch The Black Dahlia Murder and Abbath in that festival. What a night.

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tonymiller

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@enricult

Yes I love Metal and I have seen Iron Maiden live many times and they are excellent Happy


I was also lucky enough to see SCANDAL in London and they were also awesome live !



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Haruna's Ears

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Too many to mention.

BUT... Nashville Pussy were one of the rowdiest live shows I've ever seen. This was years ago, so I can't vouch for them nowadays, but yeah. Wow.

Also, seeing The Guess Who, Rush, AC/DC and The Rolling Stones on the same bill was pretty tremendous.



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p.t.r

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There's not too many bands out of my favorites that I have seen live (meaning I was actually at a show, not watched it from a youtube video, DVD, stream or anything else). And SCANDAL is, unfortunately, not one of them, so far.

The ones I have seen live are: My Chemical Romance (twice, both concerts were, if I remember correctly, in 2007), Billy Talent (as support for one of those MCR concerts), Iron Maiden (in 2015) and Blind Guardian (in 2017). Blind Guardian was my favorite.

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Meph1766

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I've seen a lot, hard to remember all, but these I think the best for me.
Iron Maiden 2008
Halestorm 2018
Overkill 2013
Metallica 2019

Japanese bands
SCANDAL
Aldious
BAND-MAID
PassCode (It was absolutely insane, with peoples lifting,  you must be very careful on their concert, every second if you in the rows near to scene, it remembered to me old school metal concerts)



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Haruna's Ears

Haruna's Ears

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The only Japanese band I think I've ever had the pleasure of seeing live is Guitar Wolf sometime in the late 00s. That was a wild club gig. The singer was either insanely drunk or doing a great job at pretending to be. Some guy jumped on stage and played guitar for him for a song or two. The crowd was nuts. I don't remember a whole lot but I do recall finding the bassist's pick in my pocket the next morning, having slept in my clothes. It's always a sign of a good night when you wake up with your boots on. Thanks, Guitar Wolf!



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Andy666

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The last best gig I went to was Foo Fighters at Bellahouston Park. Lucky the rain held off since the park was a mud field due to another band playing day before in rain.

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kakotov

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SCANDAL!, and because it's also one of my favorite bands "Tonight Alive", pop/punk band from Australia that is really cool, that I highly recommend. 

I still can't see another band from my top3 which is Blink182, I hope to have the chance one day



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spacecadet

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A little surprised I didn't reply to this when it was first posted, but better late than never, I guess. I remember seeing this thread and probably just had a hard time picking even a top 5. But I've got some time to kill right now...

My faves:

#1 - Scandal vs. Budokan, 2012. This is still my favorite live show of theirs and edges out any other show by anybody for #1 all time. I wasn't even *that* into Scandal before this show - I liked them, obviously, but I went to the show mostly because I happened to be in Japan at the time and it seemed like a fun and somewhat unique thing for a western tourist to do. After this show, I was obsessed and that feeling never really went away, though they've changed a lot since then. I went on a mad buying spree after this show and of course was filled with glee when it came out on disc. I have rewatched the Blu-Ray many times; way more than any of their other discs, and not just because I was there. I still get chills when I watch them launch into "Everybody Say Yeah!" That was the point when it felt like everybody loosened up and it just got crazy, and you can feel that on the disc.

#2 - Lush - The Ritz, NYC, 1992. Lush is kind of a forgotten band now and this was definitely their peak before the whole genre they were in sort of fell apart. But I left this show drenched in sweat. It was almost more like a rave. I remember during one part of the show just trying to stand still for one moment and looking around and the entire floor full of people was just a single mass going up and down in unison. I've never seen anything quite like that at any other show, and I've been to a lot of shows. It wasn't just part of the crowd, it was *everybody*. It was hard to even stand still; I was being carried by the crowd. For a *long* time, this was clearly my #1 show ever and nothing even came close. It was in a different class; one of those almost mystical experiences where you really become one with the music and the band.

#3 - Scandal - PlayStation Theater, NYC, 2018. I've seen Scandal five times and all those shows were great in their own way, but this was the only time I went alone and in a way that was liberating because I did not care what anybody else (other than the band) saw me doing. So I was about three people deep from the stage and I went nuts. It's the only show out of those five where I caught Haruna's eye, and did so repeatedly. Every time she saw me, she smiled. I also had the VIP ticket and got to meet them at this show, and even though it was short, I definitely felt like it was worth it. Of course they played great, looked great and sounded great, and I really dug their set list that was heavy on old favorites but also had all the best new songs.

#4 - Pink Floyd - Giants Stadium, NJ, 1988. Going *way* back, this was only a few years after my first ever concert (which was Journey in 1984). This was post-Roger Waters, but I was really too young to see any previous concerts with him still in the band. In any case, the David Gilmour-led Pink Floyd put on a pretty amazing spectacle that used the entire stadium for its visual effects, and also altered some of the songs in ways that I think actually improved them. It also cemented Gilmour as probably my favorite-ever guitarist, hearing him actually improvise extended solos to songs like "Comfortably Numb" that were better than what's on the original albums. In fact, I remember that song specifically as another mystical concert experience where I felt like I was being lifted up off the ground. There is a live disc of this tour out there, but I've always felt like the version of that song on that disc is edited down from what I remember, or maybe they played it shorter at whatever show they actually recorded it at. It's still really good, though.

#5 - Perfume - Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC, 2016. I also saw them there in... 2014? Whenever they played previous to that. And that was good too, but I was a little distracted during that show by some stressful stuff going on, and watching footage of it later (it was partially released on disc), I think the 2016 show was legitimately better for the most part. (The only downside is that they didn't play "Game"!) I've always wanted to see Perfume at one of their giant stadium shows, which are just incredible to watch even on disc, but they still managed to do everything they normally do at Hammerstein. They're a group who I can't really just sit and listen to without visuals, but they are amazing to watch in pretty much every way. Of course they're unbelievable dancers, but they're also incredibly artistic (or their whole team is), and it's just total performance art mixed in with chest-thumping music. I don't know what the world is going to be like when they hang it up. There will always be rock bands, but I actually don't think there will ever be another Perfume.

Well that's my top 5. I could keep going but this is long enough. There are a lot of shows that I may have put up there on a different day, but that's my list for today.

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I cannot get enough of Scandal Best Xmas. That wasn't a crowd, that was collective madness. Awesome concert! 
 concerts that I've been to
PanterA
Iron Maiden
Ozzfest
The Warning

The Warning you should all get to know.

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Mitchan

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The only band I've seen live is ONE OK ROCK
-2018.12.12


So, 2 years ago, OOR members announced their last Europe tour to promote their AMBITIONS album. I checked the lists of countries and dates of the concerts and because my country is pretty close to Europe, decided to ask my dad if we could afford the tickets and the trip itself. Fortunately, my dad agreed and we both flew to Paris. It also was my first ever trip abroad! I was so happy. It was really memorable, because I went on a trip abroad for the first time to see the band I've loved for 8 years for the first time. I couldn't hide my excitement! 
When the concert day came, my heart wouldn't stop beating fast. I stayed in the line for 6 hours while there was -5 Celsius, I almost froze to death lol But I didn't really care. And then, when I finally entered the hall with my dad, I literally can't describe how unreal everything felt. Throughout the whole concert I couldn't stop shaking because of how happy I was haha It meant so much to me, I even cried a bit when we left the hall. It was an amazing night. I will never forget it. [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
And once again, I was convinced that ONE OK ROCK is 100 times better live than in their studio recordings!



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