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Initial post: Jun 11, 2012 12:29:56 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 19, 2012 8:12:10 AM PDT
Just got my tickets for WAR for july 18 2012. This gets me thinking about the first time I saw the band,and it turns out to be august 1973 at atlantic city convention center.WOW 39 years between War shows, thats along time.It was also 39 years between J. GEILS shows,My first october 1972 at a high school dance and then last year 2011 at iveys park in danbury connecticut.I'm also putting this out there, though they are different bands, 1974 THE WHO at msg and last year ,2011 ROGER DALTERY prefoms TOMMY at the hartford civic center 37 years apart.
I guess other bands like CHICAGO,SANTANA,THE ROLLING STONES have played longer.Anyone got similiar distance between shows? If not give your own longest time.

UPDATED 7/19/12 Saw WAR last night and it was great.
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 11, 2012 1:24:25 PM PDT
The best I can do is Cheap Trick in '80 and again in '04.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 11, 2012 1:35:31 PM PDT
24 years is along time HFTM.Cheap trick is currently touring,so you could add 8 more years.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 11, 2012 1:36:48 PM PDT
Maybe if they pass by anywhere close.

Posted on Jun 11, 2012 1:37:57 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 11, 2012 1:39:05 PM PDT
zlh67 says:
I think the closest I can come is

TOM PETTY - 1985 & 2008
RUSH - 1983 & 2002
YES - 1983 & 2002
THE WHO - 1982 & 2000

I am trying to go see Cheap Trick here in 2012, and that would be 1988 and 2012. VH would be even better: 1981 - 2012

Posted on Jun 11, 2012 1:47:52 PM PDT
B L T says:
Roger Waters - May 1977 and November 2010

Posted on Jun 11, 2012 1:49:04 PM PDT
Johnny Winter-1976 & 2009

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 11, 2012 2:30:31 PM PDT
Stiff Little Fingers - 1980/2011

Posted on Jun 11, 2012 8:17:31 PM PDT
bass boy says:
Whitesnake in 1984 and 2011.

Posted on Jun 12, 2012 5:50:22 AM PDT
I guess the two factors are when you first saw the band and second are they still active doing shows.DUH!!!I think there are only a handfull of bands with 30 to 40 years of playing concerts.

Who else?

Posted on Jun 12, 2012 6:22:01 AM PDT
zlh67 says:
Dylan and The Who come to mind... Hell, Dylan's been at it 50 years. Does Deep Purple still tour? If so, they've been at 40 years plus. Rush has been going since 1974, very nearly 40 years.

Posted on Jun 12, 2012 6:57:19 AM PDT
Just thought of AEROSMITH,formed early 70's and currently touring. But yeah dylans been around forever,good call zlh67

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 7:15:22 AM PDT
B L T says:
Crosby Stills & Nash are on tour.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 7:19:00 AM PDT
neil young and crazy horse also on tour.

Posted on Jun 12, 2012 7:23:00 AM PDT
If I go see Rush this Fall, it will be 1990 to 2012, 22 years.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 1:49:47 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 12, 2012 1:51:24 PM PDT
bass boy says:
Yeah, zlh67, Deep Purple still tours, although they (sadly) rarely tour the U.S. these days. Caught them at a rare Dallas show in 2007. It was the last night of their "Rapture of the Deep" tour and it was mind-blowing. The lineup was, as it is now and has been since about 2004, Ian Gillan, Ian Paice, Roger Glover, Steve Morse and Don Airey. Good stuff. :)

Other long-timers now touring:
Paul Rodgers - Free started touring in 1968.
Aerosmith and Cheap Trick's "Global Warming Tour"
Ian Anderson (Tull started touring in 1968ish)
Steve Miller Band
Rod Stewart & Stevie Nicks
Crosby Stills & Nash
Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Bob Weir (with Bob Weir Chris Robinson Jackie Greene Acoustic Trio)
Joe Walsh (James Gang goes way back)
Black Sabbath (minus Bill Ward; Sabbath goes back to 1968ish)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2012 2:02:52 PM PDT
Max Flash says:
Chuck Berry may hold the record. He's got bookings this month. His first recording was in 1955 and I imagine he toured then.

Posted on Jun 13, 2012 10:57:02 AM PDT
vivazappa says:
J Geils 1981 to 1999
KISS 1977 to 1996
Sabbath (w/Ozzy) 1975 to 1999
Joe Walsh 1980 to 2012
Alice Cooper 1981 to 1998
Phish--Friday night then Saturday night ;)

Posted on Jun 13, 2012 11:53:43 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 13, 2012 11:54:36 AM PDT
I am a huge fan of Jethro Tull. From 1973 To 1978 I saw them play live 12 times including 1976 at SHEA Stadium with Robin Trower and Rory Gallagher and 3 shows in a row at MSG when they recorded BURSTING OUT ablum. Anyway I got my tickets for Thick As A Brick 2 at Mohegan Sun Casino in October which I'm looking foward to.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 13, 2012 12:15:48 PM PDT
bass boy says:
Hey Michael, I, too, am looking forward to seeing Anderson in concert. It will be my first Anderson/Tull show. I'm curious as to who will be in his solo band for the tour.

Posted on Jun 13, 2012 1:15:28 PM PDT
bass boy i wish I could tell you the names of the band members, but I don't remember off the top of my head.I actually just recieved TAAB2 monday to get to know the music before the show and it had a dvd disc that showed behind the scenes practices and interview's,I found it very intersesting,but i don't remember any band members name.Steve Wilson from P.Tree mixed it and it seems like the musician's are all locally known to Anderson or pub musicians.When i get home tonight I'll give another look and listen.You will enjoy the show eventhought IAN must be about seventy he's a great entertainer.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 14, 2012 10:38:58 AM PDT
vivazappa-You forgot Sabbath w/Ozzy in 1992 at Pacific Amphitheater. Ozzy's last show! LOL

Posted on Jun 14, 2012 11:33:47 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 14, 2012 11:34:04 AM PDT
vivazappa says:
Oh yeah...I prefer the Halford line up that you!

Posted on Jun 14, 2012 7:36:40 PM PDT
Fischman says:
How 'bout the longest stretch between any concerts even by different bands?

I saw Dream Theater in '93. Then kids, work, . . . . life . . . outgrew that phase in life . . . . blah blah blah.
Then here in 2012, I hopped in on a show with Lacuna Coil/Volbeat/Motorhead/Megadeth. Now been to a few more since. Coolest thing was I went to the last one with my three kids (17, 15, and 13). So much for having outgrown such things!

Posted on Jun 14, 2012 8:47:33 PM PDT
Grandpa Tom says:
Bruce Springsteen. 1978, then 1991 (or 1992).

Both great, but quite different. 1978 Was at Southern Illinois University, the '90-something was World Music Theater, Chicago outdoors. By then, much more in his catalog. '78 Was amazing! Both were exceptional shows. The man works very hard for his fans.
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