Specific Tours you wished you had attended (in your adult life)

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What are the tours you really regret not making it along to, in your adult life?

I will start of by mentioning the Simple Minds 5X5 Tour they did, around 2012 (i think). On this tour, they played 5 songs, from each of their first 5 albums. If ever a tour was meant for me, this was it. I absolutely adore that period of Simple Minds
In the garden I was playing the tart
I kissed your lips and broke your heart
You
You were acting like it was the end of the world

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Re: Specific Tours you wished you had attended (in your adult life)
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2024, 09:34:54 AM »
Zoo TV arena show. 

I wouldn't have minded seeing Bruce Springsteen and REM, too.  In arenas of course.

You Lost the League at Goodison Park

God Save The King

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Re: Specific Tours you wished you had attended (in your adult life)
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2024, 10:10:30 AM »
The Who came to Montreal in 1997. I missed that and I regret it.
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Re: Specific Tours you wished you had attended (in your adult life)
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2024, 10:59:44 AM »
"Really regret" is a high standard; let's see what I can come up with:

Queen's Hot Space tour, 1982. Turned down a free ticket from the kid next door and his girlfriend. Told them I'd take them to see Queen the next time they came to town. There was no next time.

That last Soundgarden tour in 2017. I was ill that week, but goddamn, that Detroit show was their last show ever.

Mastodon's Emperor Of Sand tour, which hit town the same week Soundgarden's did. Again, illness did me in.

ELO's tour for Time, 1981 or 1982, with Hall and Oates opening. Really bad time in my life; concerts weren't really a priority for a while there...

I wish I had gone to Kiss' opening show at Tiger Stadium on the 1996-97 reunion tour just to see Alice In Chains open; I would've left right after they finished. Saw Kiss twice back in the '70s, and they got blown off the stage by their opener both times.

Juanes on his 2017 tour. Not that I give a fuck about him, but Mon Laferte was his opening act. Only time she's played here.

...damn, 2017 kinda sucked.  🤣😭

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Re: Specific Tours you wished you had attended (in your adult life)
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2024, 06:27:14 PM »
Not to many that have come through town that Iíve missed. The one I can think of is the VH reunion tour. It sold out right away.
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Re: Specific Tours you wished you had attended (in your adult life)
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2024, 07:52:16 PM »
I can honestly say that i have been lucky enough to go and see all acts i have really wanted to...there might be the odd specific run that if i think about it i would say ah yeah that tour would have been a good one to catch a show or two on from some of those acts, but honestly nothing that instantly springs to mind or really bugs me.
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Re: Specific Tours you wished you had attended (in your adult life)
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2024, 08:04:36 PM »
Could have seen Wolf Alice on the Blue Weekend tour and didn't.  Will regret that for a while.

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Re: Specific Tours you wished you had attended (in your adult life)
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2024, 09:55:01 PM »
oh good lord theres so many and i think about this a lot, especially when im searching for high quality bootlegs of concerts.

Zoo TV - Dublin 93, the Zoo Europa show.

Queen's first tour in the USA

Bowie and NIN in the USA. Not that that was my fav era for Bowie but cmon?? both those concerts in one night?


now for shows i COULD have gone to and didn't?
REM, Beastie Boys, Bowie and Prince.

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Re: Specific Tours you wished you had attended (in your adult life)
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2024, 08:56:26 AM »
Saw that Bowie/NIN tour stop here in Detroit. A truly amazing night.
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Re: Specific Tours you wished you had attended (in your adult life)
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2024, 05:11:46 PM »
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Arcade Fire - Every tour before I finally saw them on Everything Now. Kicked myself that it took so long. Particularly would have liked to see  their first UK tour when they performed in interesting venues like churches.

PJ Harvey - Let England Shake

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Any tour to come to our shores. Still on my wishlist.

Bob Dylan - Wish I'd seen him about 20 years ago.

Not a tour but wish I'd seen Kraftwerk play at Tate.







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Re: Specific Tours you wished you had attended (in your adult life)
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2024, 11:34:50 PM »
Saw that Bowie/NIN tour stop here in Detroit. A truly amazing night.

i bet it was!!!

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Re: Specific Tours you wished you had attended (in your adult life)
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2024, 04:01:37 PM »
Billy Joel's playing his last MSG show this summer (we'll see...) and it would bother me to have never been.

Missing out on Queens of the Stone Age last year really sucked, though. I'm not sure if Josh Homme is still death-spiraling, but who knows how that band comes out of it with future releases.
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