Discussion in 'Tour Forum' started by riotspray, Nov 22, 2019.
What were your favorite live performances from the last 10 years?
I'll have to go back and look at my lists but these are off the top of the dome.
Kanye's Life of Pablo show was one of the funnest shows I've EVER seen. The Yeezus tour was cool too.
The Thrice farewell and eventual "reunion" were both pretty great.
Metallica's Hardwired show was pretty special, because I happened to be right next to the barricade by Kirk.
The whole "hardcore renaissance" or whatever you want to call it, has produced lots of crazy ass shows in the past few years... Vein, Knocked Loose, Code Orange, Candy, etc...
On top of my head.
Fall Out Boy/Panic At The Disco!/Twenty One Pilots.
A Day To Remember/Pierce The Veil/All Time Low/The Wonder Years.
Warped Tour 2011/2012/2018.
Both Pvris headliners.
A Day To Remember/Bring Me The Horizon/Pierce The Veil/We Came As Romans.
All Time Low/Pierce The Veil/Mayday Parade/You Me At Six.
Warped Tour 2010 in Detroit, seeing We the Kings on stage and meeting Travis/Cassadee Pope/Mike Posner/Bryce Avery, which was the coolest thing that 17 year old Landon had ever done.
Foxy Shazam at Warped 2011 in Detroit is still my favorite set of all-time. Just completely blew me away.
LMFAO at CMU in 2011. Was amidst the height of their popularity and it was an absolute blast.
Turnstile at a skate shop in Dearborn in 2015.
Weird Al Yankovic in Mt Pleasant, 2015. Fourth row and met him afterwards.
Insane Clown Posse at a 300 cap venue in Lansing in 2016. Still one of the best sets I've ever seen. Absolute insanity.
The Menzingers' acoustic after show in Chicago in 2017.
Warped Tour 2018 in Cleveland, where I got called up on stage to sing with The Maine.
The Maine in Baltimore in October 2018 in Baltimore. Was the first show I took a flight to, and was totally worth it.
The Lonely Island in June in Detroit. Danny Brown came out to do Lazy Sunday, and Tim from I Think You Should Leave introduced the show.
Seeing Patton Oswalt in Grand Rapids back in July in Grand Rapids, and then meeting him at a Denny's the next day.
Kacey Musgraves / Maggie Rogers / Yola in Nashville about a month ago. Harry Styles came out to do Space Cowboy.
Brand New: 12/22/2013 at The Bell House
Phish: Magnaball 2015 (specifically 8/22/15)
Phish: 12/30/18 at Madison Square Garden
Phish: 7/25/17 at Madison Square Garden (Jam-Filled)
Phish: 7/28/17 at Madison Square Garden (Double Chocolate)
Phish: 8/6/17 at Madison Square Garden (Glazed)
Phish: 8/12/15 at Mann Center
Phish: 12/29/13 at Madison Square Garden
My Morning Jacket: LOCKN' Festival 2016
Darkside: 9/12/14 Farewell Show at Brooklyn Masonic Temple
Brand New: 7/14/16 at Madison Square Garden
Arcade Fire: Panorama 2016
Arcade Fire: Coachella 2014
Foals: Coachella 2013
Hot Chip: Coachella 2013
Ariana Grande: Dangerous Woman @ MSG
Yelle @ Elsewhere Hall
Polica, Spank Rock & Marijuana Deathsquads @ Pioneer Works
Dessa @ National Sawdust
POS: 10 year Never Better @ Knitting Factory
Charli XCX: N1A @ le Poisson Rouge
Foals @ Brooklyn Steel
Any of the times I saw St Vincent
I wish I could remember all of the amazing shows I've gone to.
@Henry Went to Saturday and Sunday of those Foals shows. The material from Part 1 was so goddamn good. White Onions was an absolute rager.
Any show with Jason Butler on stage
Riot Fest 2014 was a blast; seeing Circa Survive for the first time, and the likes of The Cure, Manchester Orchestra, Glassjaw, BMTH, and more
Radiohead in 2018 was a memorable bucket list show
The Contortionist in 2018 helped reignite my love of shows when it was beginning to wane
Muse in 2016 when they were on top of their live game and performed my favourite song from them in Citizen Erased
Linkin Park in 2011; A Thousand Suns is the best LP album (I will fight you on this) and the show behind it was phenomenal
The Wonder Years in 2014; first real pop-punk show, been hooked ever since
Warped Tour 2014; still the best Warped experience I've had
Periphery in September of this year; band and crowd went off, new album is something else in a live setting
Dream Theater in April of this year; new songs + seeing all of Metropolis pt 2, high school me will never be more jealous
Enter Shikari 2017; the craziest tiny venue show I've ever seen, and the best performance from Enter Shikari yet to be topped
I had to go back and Google to see how long ago this show was, but seeing Every Time I Die play to a 400 cap over capacity room in 2010 upstairs above a restaurant/larger music hall was like top 3 shows I've ever been to. It was too packed to really mosh, but the entire floor was shaking from people jumping, I thought we were going to fall through. People were swinging from chandeliers. Maybe the wildest show I've attended.
Every Time I Die Setlist at The Loft, Dallas
I’d have to sift through the archives but a few that come to mind are :
- The Underoath ‘secret’ show right before the Rebirth tour where they played a 300 cap venue
- Wrecking Ball Festival 2016 (Thursday reunion, Quicksand, TUI, Tigers Jaw, Touche Amore, Ceremony, etc)
- and literally anytime I saw The Chariot (long live)
All Time Low’s “So Wrong It’s Right” anniversary shows
Metallica’s worldwired tour
All Time Low/Pierce The Veil/Mayday Parade/You Me At Six
The Wonder Years/Fireworks/Real Friends/Citizen/Modern Baseball
The Maine’s Modern Nostalgia and Fry Your Brain tours
Alexisonfire’s Farewell (At the time) shows + their reunion
Fall Out Boy/Rise Against
Silverstein/Beartooth/Hands Like Houses/Major League
A Day To Remember/Pierce The Veil
Rise Against/Killswitch Engage/Letlive
Rise Against/Gaslight Anthem/Hot Water Music
State Champs/Neck Deep/Knuckle Puck
Neck Deep/Seaway/Creeper/Speak Low
Taking Back Sunday/The Maine
Motionless in White at the Shelter this past September.
Letlive at the Shelter 2015
Coheed and Cambria at Peires in 2012
Enter Shikari and Can't Swim at The Crofoot in October
ICP at The Loft (ATL was not joking...)
Well, have to start with the 20+ free shows I got to see over the last decade at the local casino, some of the better ones were: Weezer (2x), The Offspring, Alice In Chains (2x), Stone Temple Pilots, Megadeth.
March/2010 - Our Lady Peace, at Massey Hall, Toronto, Ontario. They played the Clumsy album and another set of songs and I had VIP tickets, so I was like 3 rows from the front, in a great venue, and I also got to meet OLP and got some pretty cool posters and stuff too. Top 3 shows in my life for sure.
July/2010 - Primus, at Sound Academy, Toronto, Ontario.
September/2010 - Mastodon/Deftones/Alice In Chains, at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre (Budweiser Stage), Toronto, Ontario.
July/2011 - Soundgarden, at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre (Budweiser Stage), Toronto, Ontario.
August/2011 - Foo Fighters, at Air Canada Centre (Scotiabank Arena?), Toronto, Ontario. Oh man, this show was crazy good. Foo Fighters have always been one of my faves, ever since I could remember, as a younger kid. But this show would definitely be in my top 2 or 3, maybe even my favourite ever, I just know in 2010 and 2011 I had a really good time with shows.
July/2014 - Modest Mouse, at London Music Hall, London (Ontario, Canada). This was my second time seeing my favourite band, and I would end up seeing them quite a few more times in the decade. This particular show, was quite amazing though, really great setlist, pretty good venue.
May/2015 - Faith No More, at Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, Ontario.
July/2015 - WayHome Festival, located in Oro Medonte, Ontario, Canada. Great music festival, pretty impressive lineup, especially in its inaugural year. Got to see some pretty great bands, and best of all, it was only a 15 minute drive from where I was living!
October/2018 - Modest Mouse, at UB Center for the Arts, Buffalo, New York. Good show, one of the more impressive setlists that Modest Mouse has played, and I have now been to 7 shows of theirs.
May/2019 - The Contortionist/Animals As Leaders, at The Opera House, Toronto, Ontario.
All in all, a pretty good decade!
Yellowcard @ the Intersection in Grand Rapids in early fall 2003. Ocean Avenue had came out maybe a month earlier. Tiny venue. Sparse crowd (100-150 maybe). We were second row the whole time. It was incredible.
Minus the Bear - Menos el Oso tour.
All Time Low/Every Avenue/Mayday Parade in Grand Rapids in fall 2007
Some of my favourites:
Jul 12, 2010
The Monster Ball Tour Lady Gaga
Nov 23, 2011
Watch the Throne: Kanye West / Jay-Z
Aug 06, 2012
OVO Fest - Drake, Weeknd, Asap Rocky, 2 Chainz, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, Wack Flocka, Meek Mill
Nov 13, 2013
Yeezus Tour: Kanye West / Kendrick Lamar
Oct 03, 2014
Every Time I Die / Expire
Jul 08, 2015
Foo Fighters / Royal Blood
Oct 25, 2015
Yellowcard / New Found Glory / Tigers Jaw
Jun 10, 2016
Brand New / mewithoutYou / Greater Pyrenees
Oct 07, 2016
Apr 12, 2017
The Bronx / Dave Hause and The Mermaid / Dead Broke
Mar 16, 2018
Matthew Good / Our Lady Peace
Oct 16, 2018
High As Hope Tour 2018 Florence and the Machine / Grizzly Bear
Mar 01, 2019
Thursday - 20 years: Full Collapse Thursday / American Pleasure Club
Jul 07, 2019
Enema 20 - blink-182 / Simple Plan / Neck Deep
Underoath's Rebirth in Atlanta.
Taylor Swift's reputation tour in Atlanta.
Beyonce's Formation tour in Nashville.
Jimmy Eat World in Knoxville for Integrity Blues.
The Science Fiction tour for Brand New just before everything came out was very important to me at the time, but now it's kinda over-shadowed and colored by what happened next.
Every Time I Die’s Boat shows.
Even though I wasn’t there I know this is the correct answer
The Wonder Years/Polar Bear Club/Transit/A Loss For Words/The Story So Far
Of Mice & Men/Woe, Is Me/Texas In July/Volumes/Capture The Crown
Man Overboard/The Story So Far/Tonight Alive/Citizen/The American Scene
Title Fight/Balance & Composure/Cruel Hand/Slingshot Dakota
A Day To Remember/Pierce The Veil/All Time Low/The Wonder Years
A Day To Remember/Seaway
(Tickets went on sale three weeks out from event. Hooligans, the venue, was 720 cap. Friends from all over came, and I brought my younger sister to her first show)
Senses Fail/No Bragging Rights/Knuckle Puck/To The Wind
(Let It Enfold You 10 Year Anniversary Tour)
The Acacia Strain/Counterparts/Fit For An Autopsy/Kublai Khan
Coheed & Cambria/Glassjaw/I, The Mighty/Silver Snakes
Between The Buried & Me/The Contortionist/Polyphia/Toothgrinder
I am absolutely going to make one of those ETID boat shows happen in the next three years. On God.
Possible recency bias, but Vulfpeck at MSG was one of, if not the best live show I've ever been to. Definitely worth finding on Youtube for a good watch
Killswitch Engage / Shadows Fall / Acaro (Reunited with Jesse, doing all of Alive or Just Breathing, and the only time I've seen Killswitch without a barricade)
Rob Zombie at Mayhem Fest (really great stage show, unlike anything I've seen before)
Bring Me The Horizon / Of Mice & Men / Issues / letlive. (Basically every band except OM&M was at the prime in their career at this point to me. Also my first letlive. set so that's reason enough. Plus it was basically the last chance I'll probably ever have to see BMTH in a club)
August Burns Red / Miss May I / Northlane / Fit For A King / Erra
Suicide Silence / Emmure / Within The Ruins (pretty much just because I always wanted to see Suicide Silence in high school and finally got the chance)
The Devil Wears Prada / Born of Osiris / The Word Alive / Secrets (Zombie in full, plus Mike used my hands to hold the mic and scream into for Outnumbered)
Being As An Ocean @ Warped Tour
Rise Against / Killswitch Engage / letlive.
Foo Fighters / Gary Clark Jr. (life long desire to see Foo Fighters and they just killed it)
Slipknot / Suicidal Tendencies / Beartooth (similar to Foo Fighters)
The Ghost Inside on the Locals Only Tour (I feel this has more significance when thinking about what happened a few weeks later)
Parkway Drive / Miss May I / Thy Art Is Murder / In Hearts Wake
State Champs / Neck Deep / Knuckle Puck / Like Pacific
Smashing Pumpkins / Liz Phair
The Black Dahlia Murder / Fallujah / Disentomb (all of Unhallowed in a tiny ass club)
letlive. / Seahaven / Silver Snakes / Night Verses (what wound up being letlive.'s last US tour)
Warped Tour 2016
Blink-182 / A Day To Remember
Beartooth / Every Time I Die / Fit For A King / Old Wounds
Sum 41 / Senses Fail / As It Is
August Burns Red / Protest The Hero / In Hearts Wake / '68 (all of Messengers)
Silent Planet / Hail The Sun / Dayseeker / Ghost Key
Born of Osiris / Volumes / Oceans Ate Alaska / Fire From the Gods (all of The New Reign)
Chelsea Grin / Ice Nine Kills / Gideon / Enterprise Earth
Carnifex / Despised Icon / Fallujah / Rings of Saturn / Lorna Shore (Carnifex stage show was just fantastic)
Being As An Ocean, Fit For A King, Silent Planet, Movements, Knocked Loose @ Warped Tour 2017 (Movements was still on the small stage and not many people knew about them yet, and Knocked Loose closed the day with crowd members and security members covered in Gwar's orc blood, and Pat from Movements moshing)
Metallica / Avenged Sevenfold / Gojira
Suicide Silence / Upon A Burning Body / Prison (all of The Cleansing)
Foo Fighters / The Struts
August Burns Red / Born of Osiris / Erra / Ocean Grove
Neck Deep / Seaway / Speak Low / Creeper
Knuckle Puck, Movements, Every Time I Die, Senses Fail, Trash Boat, and State Champs @ Warped 2018
Kingdom Hearts Orchestra (massive lifelong fan of the series and never thought I'd be able to go)
Neck Deep / Trophy Eyes / WSTR / Stand Atlantic
After The Burial / The Acacia Strain / Erra / Make Them Suffer (all of Rareform and Continent)
Goo Goo Dolls (doing all of Dizzy Up The Girl and some deep cuts)
Tenacious D / Wynchester
The Amity Affliction / Senses Fail / Silent Planet / Belmont (Amity wasn't great but everyone else crushed it)
Knocked Loose / The Acacia Strain / Harms Way / Sanction / Higher Power (sold out show in a small VFW hall. Pretty sure they use an image from this show on a shirt now)
Spite / Fallujah off date from Chaos & Carnage (I've never seen so much insanity ensue in a pit than when Spite came on)
Stand Atlantic off date from Sad Summer
Think I'm going to make a nice list but for now one of my favorites is Senses Fail/Bayside/Balance & Composure/Title Fight