Bands you've seen live. Musicians you've met

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I haven't seen a topic like this and why not have one? :) Oh, and also feel free to mention the musicians you've met!

I'll list just the better known ones:

  • Bon Jovi
  • Scorpions
  • Iron Maiden
  • Roxette
  • Depeche Mode
  • Tarja x6 (from which 1 Christmas concert)
  • Within Temptation x2
  • Sonata Arctica (x1 so far but another one is coming up this year!)
  • Nightwish x3
  • Epica
  • Stratovarius
  • Therion
  • Haggard
  • Delain
  • Lacuna Coil
  • Poets of the Fall
  • Xandria (with Manuela Kraller, I'm so glad I caught them with her!)
  • Eluveitie
  • Amaranthe
  • Beyond The Black
  • Edguy
  • Orphaned Land
  • Deathstars
  • Helloween
  • Die Toten Hosen
  • Lacrimosa
  • Pain x2
  • Negative
  • Indica
  • My Dying Bride
  • Deine Lakaien
  • Omega
  • Edda
  • Cargo x3-4
  • and Andre Rieu (this one is not like the others but has to be mentioned!)

I've met:

  • Tarja x2 (x3 if a press conference counts, and x5 if saying hi on the street counts, lol)
  • Nightwish (Tuomas x2, Marco x2, Emppuu)
  • Poets Of The Fall (Marko Saaresto)
  • Within Temptation (everyone, 2016)
  • Epica (everyone, 2012) / Mark Jansen x3
  • Sonata Arctica (everyone, 2011)
  • Delain (everyone, 2012) / Charlotte x2
  • Xandria (everyone, 2013) / Manuela x2 - we were staying at the same hotel, haha
  • Amaranthe (everyone x2, 2013) - same
  • Edguy (everyone except for Tobias, 2013)
  • Deine Lakaien

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Cool topic!

  • Nightwish (x2)
  • Within Temptation (x2)
  • Epica (x3)
  • Tarja (x4)
  • Evanescence
  • Lacuna Coil
  • Dead Can Dance (x2)
  • Delain
  • Battle Beast
  • Beast in Black
  • Leaves' Eyes
  • Arch Enemy (x2)
  • Jinjer
  • Eluveitie
  • Cellar Darling
  • Anneke van Giersbergen (rock and accoustic shows)
  • Sabaton
  • Firewind
  • Elysion (x3)

I've met

  • Epica (x2)
  • Within Temptation
  • Leaves' Eyes (back when Liv was in the band of course :P )
  • Anneke van Giersbergen (x2- she is the cutest)
  • Lacuna Coil
  • Cellar Darling

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It's a very short list for now

  • Nightwish (x2)
  • Epica
  • Moonspell (x2)
  • Amon Amarth
  • Sonata Arctica
  • Stravaganzza
  • Rhapsody of Fire
  • Beast in Black
  • Alquimia

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Some of these are very, very unmetal and make me realize how much my tastes have changed over the years. :P I still enjoy most of these bands though, trveness be damned.

Seen live:

Alkaline Trio (x3)
Bad Religion (x2)
Against Me! (x2)
The Bronx (x2)
Pennywise (x2)
Kamelot (x2)
Dragonforce (x2)
Sabaton (x2)
Iced Earth
Fleshgod Apocalypse
The Agonist
Cradle of Filth
Wednesday 13
Coheed and Cambria
Luca Turilli's Rhapsody
Primal Fear
Blind Guardian
Grave Digger 
Lacuna Coil
Flogging Molly
Dropkick Murphys
A Wilhelm Scream 
The Offspring
New Found Glory
Saves the Day
Into It. Over It.
Hostage Calm 
The Starting Line
The Almost
Fake Problems 
Have Heart
Rise Against
Cancer Bats
The Unseen 
Dillinger Four
Masked Intruder
The Movielife
Travis Shettel
The Bouncing Souls
The Menzingers
Four Year Strong
Motion City Soundtrack
Go Betty Go
Fall Out Boy

Bands/artists I've met:
- Kamelot (whole band)
- Epica (whole band)
- New Found Glory (whole band)
- Mixtapes (whole band)
- Matt from The Bronx
- Tripp from The Unseen

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Phew, I am not sure if I remember all of them, but lets try:

  • Soilwork (5x)
  • In Flames (6x)
  • Dark Tranquillity (3x)
  • Amon Amarth (2x)
  • Disturbed (3x)
  • KoRn (3x)
  • Metallica (2x)
  • Rammstein
  • Breaking Benjamin (2x)
  • Nightwish (2x, both times on Festivals, 2008 and 2016, before I was really into them, so I don't know if it counts, but this will change during the next World Tour for sure :D)
  • Three Days Grace
  • Papa Roach (3x)
  • Limp Bizkit (3x)
  • Eisbrecher
  • Trivium (3x)
  • As I Lay Dying
  • Battle Beast
  • Sabaton (3x)
  • System Of A Down
  • Iron Maiden (2x)
  • Hatebreed (3x)
  • Dimmu Borgir
  • Ghost
  • Alter Bridge (2x)
  • Shinedown (2x)
  • Slayer
  • Five Finger Death Punch
  • The Offspring
  • Green Day
  • Bullet For My Valentine
  • Starset
  • Slipknot
  • Anthrax
  • Rise Against
  • Guano Apes
  • Ill Nino (2x)
  • Danzig
  • Arch Enemy
  • Walls of Jericho
  • Jinjer
  • Amorphis
  • Evanescence
  • Die Toten Hosen
  • In Extremo
  • Machine Head (2x)
  • Motörhead (2x)
  • Marilyn Manson (2x)
  • Sonic Syndicate
  • Killswitch Engage (2x)
  • Lamb Of God
  • One-Way Mirror
  • Judas Priest
  • Godsmack
  • Avenged Sevenfold
  • Stone Sour (2x)
  • Chevelle
  • Linkin Park (2x)
  • Poets Of The Fall


I've met:

  • Björn Strid from Soilwork (if saying just "hi" Counts :))
  • Mikael Stanne from Dark Tranquillity (just a Handshake ;))


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In chronological order, and after Radiohead you'll read a bunch of small bands that I catched on German festivals

  • Tarja
  • Mayan
  • Within Temptation
  • Asspera
  • Epica
  • Linkin Park
  • Nightwish
  • Anneke van Giersberger
  • Kamelot
  • Soundgarden
  • Red Hot Chilli Peppers
  • Therion
  • Foo Fighters
  • Sonata Arctica
  • System of a Down
  • Slipknot
  • Cirse
  • Iron Maiden
  • The Gentle Storm
  • Avantasia
  • Halestorm
  • Disturbed
  • Marilyn Manson
  • Rammstein
  • Aerosmith
  • Lacuna Coil
  • Evanescence
  • Prophets of Rage
  • Ghost B.C
  • Five Finger Death Punch
  • Rob Zombie
  • U2
  • Coldplay
  • Amaranthe
  • Delain
  • Radiohead
  • Shiran
  • Exit Eden
  • Oomph!
  • Judas Priest
  • Amorphis
  • Children of Bodom
  • Doro
  • Helloween
  • Arch Enemy
  • Gojira
  • Cellar Darling
  • Auðn
  • Alestorm
  • The Black Dahlia Murder
  • Powerwolf
  • Northlane
  • Trivium
  • Megaherz
  • Annisokay
  • Feuerschwanz
  • Jinjer
  • Papa Roach
  • Dirkschneider
  • Kreator
  • Bush
  • Stone Temple Pilots
  • Vuur

Bands/artist I've met:

  • Tarja (inc. Doug Wimbish, Mike Terrana, Kevin Chown, Alex Scholpp, Christian Kreshmar)
  • Mayan (only Mark Jansen, Laura Macrí, Isaac Delahaye, Arjen van Weesenbeek)
  • Within Temptation
  • Epica
  • Nightwish (exc. Emppu)
  • Anneke van Giersberger (inc. TGS line-up: Ruud Jolie replacing Merel B., Johan van Stratum, Ferry D., Marcela Bovio)
  • Kamelot
  • Therion (inc. Thomas Vikström, Cristian Vidal, Línnea Vikström and Chiara Malvestiti)
  • Sonata Arctica
  • Cirse (they're 4 and they're a local band :P recently disbanded after 15 years =( )
  • Iron Maiden (only Nicko McBrain)
  • Avantasia (inc. Tobias, Kiske, Herbie, Ronnie, Eric Martin, Jorn Lande, Felix, Sascha Paeth)
  • Lacuna Coil (only Maki and Ryan)
  • Amaranthe
  • Delain
  • Living Colour
  • Cellar Darling (exc. Merlin)
  • Forever Still (only Maja Shinning <3 came across her at Summer Breeze)
  • Bush (only Gavin Rossdale)
  • Vuur
7 hours ago, crypt said:

Linkin Park (2x)

When exactly? 




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I have seen:


Sacrety (German band) 

Subway to Sally (2x)

Nightwish (2x)



Within Temptation 

Seventh Wonder

Duné (Danish rock band) 

Die Herren (U2 cover band) 

Carpark North (Danish rock band) 


I have met:


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5 hours ago, Damian said:

When exactly? 

Err, I think it was 2012 and 2014. Would've loved to see them in their earlier days, because I love Hybrid Theory and Meteora, the albums after those weren't really my thing.

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Going backwards, but only for the first few (as it's going to get harder as I "get younger"!!)

  • Take That
  • Cellar Darling
  • Nightwish (x2)
  • Within Temptation (x0.5:nea:)
  • Katie Melua
  • Devin Townsend Project
  • Anathema
  • Marillion (x3)
  • Steve Hackett (plays old Genesis) (x2)
  • IQ (x5)
  • Katherine Jenkins (x3)
  • Dream Theater
  • Jeff Wayne's War Of The Worlds (x2)
  • Muse
  • Iron Maiden
  • Metallica
  • Heart
  • Bon Jovi
  • ZZTop
  • Stevie Nicks
  • Bryan Adams (10ish times)
  • Dan Reed Network
  • King's X (4ish times)
  • REM
  • Georgia Satellites (x3)
  • David Lee Roth
  • Duran Duran
  • Richard Marx
  • Extreme
  • Jeff Healey Band
  • Robert Cray
  • Tori Amos
  • Galactic Cowboys
  • Little Angels
  • Quireboys
  • Warrior Soul
  • Faith No More
  • Thunder
  • Roger Waters (The Wall at Wembley Stadium)
  • Steve Miller Band

And there must be many more I've forgotten, they'll come back to me at some point I'm sure....

Never met any of them though!

Edited by Essexboyinwales
forgotten gems!

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Ok, I'll try.

Nightwish (x2)
Tori Amos (x6)
Loreena McKennitt (x2) seeing her this weekend again
Gamma Ray (x2)
Blind Guardian (x2)
Poets of the Fall
Nanowar of Steel
Vision Divine
Freedom Call
Sonata Arctica
Ludovico Einaudi
Nicola Piovani
Seth Lakeman
and a bunch of other bands in random concerts and weird alternative festivals, like Fast Animals and Slow Kids, Akua Naru, Shame, Pere Ubu, Willie Peyote, Lo Stato Sociale, Elio e le Storie Tese etc.

Met: Tori Amos, Immanuel Casto (and a few others I don't know well).

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I'll give it a go as well, been a regular concert goer since I was 14 so it's hard to remember everything :P


Amaranthe (x3)



Battle Beast

Beast in Black

Bullet for My Valentine (x2)

Calvin Harris

Children of Bodom (x3)

Circus Maximus (x2)

Danko Jones



Deep Purple





Ed Sheeran

Eluveitie (x2)



Epica (x5)


Fatal Impact


Foy Vance


Guns N' Roses (2006 line-up)

Havana Brown

Highland Glory

In Flames (x5)

Iron Maiden


Jaqueline (x2)

Jarle Bernhoft

Jason Derulo

Kamelot (x7)



Lamb of God (x2)

Leaves' Eyes (x2)

Machinae Supremacy


Mötley Crüe


Mortal Love



Nightwish (x8)


Pagan's MInd

Papa Roach

Pitbull (yes, I know..)



ReVamp (x2)



Satyricon (x2)

Seventh Wonder

Sirenia (x2)

Skàlmöld (x2)



Sonata Arctica (x3)



Tellus Requiem

The Carburetors (x3)

The Cumshots

The Horrors

The Sirens

Thine Eyes Bleed

Taio Cruz




Triosphere (x2)

Trivium (x2)


U.D.O (x2)




Within Temptation (x2)


Met in person and had a conversation with; Mark Jansen, Simone Simons, Floor Jansen, Jaap Melman (Revamps' bassist), Sharon den Adel, Ruud Jolie, Tommy Karevik, Alissa White-Gluz


Guitar picks from: Emppu Vuorinen (x2), Thomas Youngblood (Kamelot), Elias Viljanen (Sonata Arctica), Mark Jansen (Epica), Richard Kruspe (Rammstein), Björn Gelotte (In Flames), Ewout Pieters (Delain)

Drumstick from: Jukka Nevalainen, Casey Grillo (Kamelot)

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