Concert Reviews

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So, yeah, I’ve reviewed a few shows over the years.

THE AGE OF ELECTRIC at the Commodore Ballroom, April 30, 2016

GENERATION AXE at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, April 6, 2016

ULI JON ROTH’S ULTIMATE GUITAR EXPERIENCE at Venue on March 19, 2016

BLACK SABBATH at Rogers Arena, March 7, 2016

JUDAS PRIEST at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver, Oct. 28, 2015

NEIL YOUNG + PROMISE OF THE REAL at Rogers Arena, Oct. 5, 2015

FOO FIGHTERS at Rogers Arena, Sept. 11, 2015

STEVE EARLE & THE DUKES at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver, Aug. 30, 2015

RUSH at Rogers Arena, July 17, 2015

JOURNEY at Rogers Arena, July 11, 2015

DAVE ALVIN AND PHIL ALVIN at the Electric Owl, June 30, 2015

WHITESNAKE at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver, May 31, 2015

TOMMY EMMANUEL at the Vogue Theatre, May 16, 2015

U2 at Rogers Arena, May 14, 2015

DEF LEPPARD at Rogers Arena, April 18, 2015

FLEETWOOD MAC at Rogers Arena, April 4, 2015

LYNYRD SKYNYRD at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver, March 20, 2015

BOB SEGER at Rogers Arena, March 7, 2015

BILLY IDOL at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Feb. 12, 2015

THE TRAGICALLY HIP at Rogers Arena, Feb. 6, 2015

STEVE HACKETT at the Vogue Theatre, Dec. 11, 2014

MOTLEY CRUE and ALICE COOPER at Rogers Arena, Nov. 21, 2014

ELTON JOHN at Rogers Arena, Sept. 13, 2014

SLASH at the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver, Aug. 15, 2014

TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS at Rogers Arena, Aug. 14, 2014

ROD STEWART and SANTANA at Rogers Arena, Aug. 2, 2014

RINGO STARR & HIS ALL-STARR BAND at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver, July 15, 2014

QUEEN + Adam Lambert at Rogers Arena, June 28, 2014

DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS at the Vogue Theatre, April 22, 2014

THE STEVE MILLER BAND at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver, April 12, 2014

PAUL SIMON & STING at Rogers Arena, Feb. 20, 2014

THE NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS at the Rio Theatre, Jan. 24, 2014

TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND at the Vogue Theatre, Nov. 1, 2013

GOV’T MULE at the Commodore Ballroom, Oct. 25, 2013

JOE SATRIANI at the Vogue Theatre, Oct. 19, 2013

THE EAGLES at Rogers Arena, Sept. 5, 2013

BLACK SABBATH at Rogers Arena, Aug. 22, 2013

FLEETWOOD MAC at Rogers Arena,  April 19, 2013

BOB SEGER at Rogers Arena, March 27, 2013

WISHBONE ASH at Venue, March 19, 2013

SOUNDGARDEN at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Feb. 10, 2013

PAUL McCARTNEY at B.C. Place Stadium, Nov. 25, 2012

BUDDY GUY & JONNY LANG at Red Robinson Show Theatre, Sept. 28, 2012

JOE WALSH at Red Robinson Show Theatre, Sept. 7, 2012

METALLICA at Rogers Arena, Aug. 24, 2012

STEVE EARLE at Red Robinson Show Theatre, June 8, 2012

CHICKENFOOT at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, June 5, 2012

ROGER WATERS at B.C. Place, May 26, 2012

GEORGE THOROGOOD at Red Robinson Show Theatre, May 19, 2012

VAN HALEN at Rogers Arena, May 7, 2012

THE DARKNESS at the Commodore Ballroom, Feb. 24, 2012

JUDAS PRIEST at Rogers Arena, Oct. 30, 2011

JEFF BECK at the Centre in Vancouver, Oct. 27, 2011

SOUNDGARDEN at Rogers Arena, July 29, 2011

RUSH at Rogers Arena, June 30, 2011

ROD STEWART at Rogers Arena, April 22, 2011

ROBERT PLANT at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, April 17, 2011

MOTORHEAD at the Vogue Theatre, Feb. 7, 2011

ROGER WATERS at Rogers Arena, Dec. 10, 2010

OZZY OSBOURNE at Rogers Arena, Nov. 14, 2010

AEROSMITH at Rogers Arena, Sept. 16, 2010

IRON MAIDEN at GM Place, June 24, 2010

TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS at GM Place, June 8, 2010

THE EAGLES at GM Place, May 9, 2010

ROB ZOMBIE & ALICE COOPER at the Pacific Coliseum, May 1, 2010

THE TRAILER PARK BOYS at River Rock Show Theatre, Jan. 29, 2010

KISS at GM Place, Nov. 14, 2009

ROGER DALTREY at the Commodore Ballroom, Oct. 10, 2009

THE JONAS BROTHERS at GM Place, June 29, 2009

JOHN FOGERTY at GM Place, June 7, 2009

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY at the Commodore Ballroom, March 15, 2009

SONNY LANDRETH at the Yale Hotel, Feb. 19, 2009

RANDY BACHMAN at the Commodore Ballroom, Jan. 23, 2009

AC/DC at GM Place, Nov. 28, 2008

JOHN HIATT at the Commodore Ballroom, Nov. 18, 2008

SHERYL CROW at GM Place, Oct. 4, 2008

ALICE COOPER at the Centre in Vancouver, Sept. 18, 2008

CARLOS SANTANA at GM Place, Sept. 7, 2008

STEVIE WONDER at GM Place, July 12, 2008

IRON MAIDEN at the Pacific Coliseum, June 3, 2008

RUSH at GM Place, May 29, 2008

VAN HALEN at GM Place, Dec. 5, 2007

OZZY OSBOURNE & ROB ZOMBIE at GM Place, Oct. 20, 2007

ZZ TOP, THE PRETENDERS & THE STRAY CATS at GM Place, Aug. 23, 2007

ROGER WATERS at GM Place, June 21, 2007

THE POLICE at GM Place, May 28, 2007

ERIC CLAPTON at GM Place, March 23, 2007

HEAVEN AND HELL at the Pacific Coliseum, March 11, 2007

AEROSMITH & MOTLEY CRUE at GM Place, Dec. 13, 2006

THE ROLLING STONES at BC Place, Nov. 25, 2006

JAMES BLUNT at GM Place, Nov. 5, 2006

QUEEN & PAUL RODGERS at the Pacific Coliseum, April 13, 2006

JUDAS PRIEST at the Pacific Coliseum, Oct. 23, 2005

JOHN FOGERTY & JOHN MELLENCAMP at GM Place, Aug. 23, 2005

STEVE VAI at the Commodore Ballroom, April 23, 2005

VELVET REVOLVER at the Pacific Coliseum, March 31, 2005

THE TRAGICALLY HIP at GM Place, Nov. 14, 2004

VAN HALEN at the Pacific Coliseum, Oct. 23, 2004

HILARY DUFF at the Pacific Coliseum, Sept. 10, 2004

NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Feb. 19, 2004

DAVID BOWIE at GM Place, Jan. 24, 2004

THE WALLFLOWERS at the Commodore Ballroom, Jan. 17, 2003

NICKELBACK at the Pacific Coliseum, Oct. 25, 2002

BUDDY GUY at the Commodore Ballroom, Sept. 27, 2002

THE EAGLES at GM Place, June 12, 2002

THE WORD at the Commodore Ballroom, Jan. 19, 2002

AC/DC at GM Place, April 22, 2001

U2 at GM Place, April 13, 2001

JEFF BECK at the Commodore Ballroom, Feb. 17, 2001

THE TRAGICALLY HIP at GM Place, Nov. 15, 2000

SANTANA at GM Place, Oct. 26, 2000

STEVE EARLE at the Commodore Ballroom, Aug. 11, 2000

STING at GM Place, July 28, 2000

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS & FOO FIGHTERS at GM Place, May 28, 2000

TINA TURNER at GM Place, May 13, 2000

THE PRETENDERS at the Orpheum Theatre, Feb. 24, 2000

JEFF BECK at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Sept. 18, 1999

ALICE COOPER at the Orpheum Theatre, Sept. 11, 1999

TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS at GM Place, Sept. 2, 1999

THE GOO GOO DOLLS at GM Place, July 24, 1999

JOHN MELLENCAMP at GM Place, May 15, 1999

MOTLEY CRUE at GM Place, March 28, 1999

THE TRAGICALLY HIP at GM Place, March 11, 1999

KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD at the Vogue Theatre, Jan. 10, 1999

B.B. KING BLUES FESTIVAL at GM Place, Aug. 7, 1998

YES at GM Place, July 17, 1998

AEROSMITH at the Pacific Coliseum, Oct. 25, 1997

INXS at the Rage, Aug. 31, 1997

LYNYRD SKYNYRD at the Pacific Coliseum, Aug. 28, 1997

JOHN FOGERTY at the Orpheum Theatre, Aug. 22, 1997

LINK WRAY at the Starfish Room, July 4, 1997

ZZ TOP at GM Place, June 1, 1997

RUSH at GM Place, May 16, 1997

SCREAMING TREES at the Rage, March 16, 1997

HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH at GM Place, Nov. 22, 1996

THE TRAGICALLY HIP at the Pacific Coliseum, Nov. 8, 1996

THE WHO at GM Place, Oct. 16, 1996

GRANVILLE ISLAND BLUES FESTIVAL at Granville Island, Sept. 21, 1996

THE SEX PISTOLS at the Pacific Coliseum, Aug. 31, 1996; and KISS at GM Place, Sept. 2, 1996

OZZY OSBOURNE at GM Place, July 29, 1996

FOXFEST at the Plaza of Nations, July 19, 1996

ALICE COOPER and THE SCORPIONS at the Pacific Coliseum, July 7, 1996

OZZY OSBOURNE at GM Place, June 6, 1996

CRACKER at the Commodore Ballroom, April 5, 1996

EVERCLEAR at the Commodore Ballroom, March 30, 1996

TOM COCHRANE at the Commodore Ballroom, March 22, 1996

AC/DC at GM Place, Feb. 9, 1996

BLUES TRAVELER at the Commodore Ballroom, Dec. 2, 1995

DEF LEPPARD at the Commodore Ballroom, Oct. 23, 1995

BROTHER CANE at the Commodore Ballroom, Oct. 20, 1995

COLLECTIVE SOUL at the Commodore Ballroom, Sept. 14, 1995

JUNKHOUSE at the Town Pump, Sept. 8, 1995

ANOTHER ROADSIDE ATTRACTION at Thunderbird Stadium, July 13, 1995

TOM PETTY at the Pacific Coliseum, May 6, 1995

EXTREME at the Commodore Ballroom, April 10, 1995

THE EAGLES at the Pacific Coliseum, March 27, 1995

THE ROLLING STONES at B.C. Place Stadium, Dec. 17, 1994

AEROSMITH at the Pacific Coliseum, Oct. 24, 1994

THE PAYOLA$ at the Town Pump, Oct. 13, 1994

METALLICA at Thunderbird Stadium, July 17, 1994

PINK FLOYD at B.C. Place Stadium, June 25, 1994

ROBERT CRAY and TAJ MAHAL at the Commodore Ballroom, Jan. 21, 1994

BLIND MELON at the Commodore Ballroom, Dec. 20, 1993

BON JOVI at the Pacific Coliseum, Nov. 28, 1993

WISHBONE ASH, URIAH HEEP, BLUE OYSTER CULT & NAZARETH at the Commodore, Nov. 6, 1993

BLIND MELON at the Pacific Coliseum, Oct. 31, 1993

STEVE VAI at the Commodore Ballroom, Sept. 29, 1993

BRUCE HORNSBY at the Vogue Theatre, Sept. 23, 1993 (the day I met my wife!)

WILD ‘T’ AND THE SPIRIT at the Town Pump, Aug. 26, 1993

BOB DYLAN and CARLOS SANTANA at the Pacific Coliseum, Aug. 22, 1993

AEROSMITH at the Pacific Coliseum, Aug. 14, 1993

ANOTHER ROADSIDE ATTRACTION at Seabird Island, July 17, 1993

FOXFEST 1993 at Seabird Island, July 3, 1993

TINA TURNER at the Pacific Coliseum, June 10, 1993

PAUL RODGERS at the Commodore Ballroom, May 14, 1993

BLUES TRAVELER at the Commodore Ballroom, May 13, 1993

GUNS N’ ROSES at B.C. Place Stadium, March 30, 1993

KEITH RICHARDS & THE X-PENSIVE WINOS at the Orpheum Theatre, Jan. 21, 1993

ALICE IN CHAINS at the 86 Street Music Hall, Dec. 18, 1992

THE BLACK CROWES at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Oct. 28, 1992

RICK DERRINGER at the Lunatic Fringe, Oct. 9, 1992

DEF LEPPARD at the Pacific Coliseum, Oct. 3, 1992

BLUE RODEO at the Commodore Ballroom, Oct. 2, 1992

JEFF HEALEY, ROBERT CRAY & COLIN JAMES at the Pacific Coliseum, Sept. 3, 1992

ROBERT GORDON and CHRIS SPEDDING at the Town Pump, May 30, 1992

METALLICA at the Pacific Coliseum, May 23, 1992

DIRE STRAITS at the Pacific Coliseum, March 31, 1992

JOHN MELLENCAMP at the Pacific Coliseum, Feb. 26, 1992

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS at the PNE Forum, Feb. 3, 1992

LENNY KRAVITZ & THE CULT at the Pacific Coliseum, Jan. 11, 1992

JETHRO TULL at the Orpheum Theatre, Dec. 10, 1991

TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS at the Pacific Coliseum, Nov. 18, 1991

VAN HALEN at B.C. Place Stadium, Nov. 13, 1991

TOM COCHRANE at the Orpheum Theatre, Nov. 4, 1991

GEORGE MICHAEL at the Pacific Coliseum, Oct. 17, 1991

ROCKHEAD at the Rock Cellar, Oct. 5, 1991

PEARL JAM at the Town Pump, Sept. 26, 1991

CROWDED HOUSE at the Orpheum Theatre, Sept. 1, 1991

DON HENLEY at the Pacific Coliseum, Aug. 16, 1991

13 ENGINES at the Town Pump, Aug. 7, 1991

MARSHALL CRENSHAW at 86 Street Music Hall, July 20, 1991

THE TRAGICALLY HIP at the Commodore Ballroom, July 16, 1991

THE REPLACEMENTS at 86 Street Music Hall, June 28, 1991

THE DOOBIE BROTHERS at the Pacific Coliseum, June 7, 1991

NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE at the Pacific Coliseum, April 17, 1991

DAMN YANKEES and BAD COMPANY at the Pacific Coliseum, March 15, 1991

TAD at the Town Pump, March 9, 1991

POISON at the Pacific Coliseum, Jan. 19, 1991

AC/DC at the Pacific Coliseum, Jan. 11 and 12, 1991

D.O.A. at the Commodore Ballroom, Dec. 1, 1990

THE BEAT FARMERS at the Commodore Ballroom, Nov. 23, 1990

DANZIG at the Commodore Ballroom, Oct. 8, 1990

ZZ TOP and COLIN JAMES at the Pacific Coliseum, Oct. 2, 1990

ROBERT PLANT and THE BLACK CROWES at the Pacific Coliseum, Sept. 21, 1990

SAVATAGE at the Commodore Ballroom, Aug. 31, 1990

THE LONDON QUIREBOYS at 86 Street Music Hall, Aug. 11, 1990

STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN and JOE COCKER at the Pacific Coliseum, July 22, 1990

SCATTERBRAIN at Club Soda, July 9, 1990

MOTLEY CRUE at the Pacific Coliseum, June 9, 1990

AEROSMITH at the Pacific Coliseum, March 17, 1990

ALICE COOPER at the Pacific Coliseum, Jan. 18, 1990

THE B-52s at the Orpheum Theatre, Jan. 17, 1990

THE ROLLING STONES at B.C. Place Stadium, Nov. 1, 1989

JOHNNY WINTER at the Commodore Ballroom, Sept. 1, 1989

MEAT LOAF at 86 Street Music Hall, Aug. 31, 1989

ROD STEWART at B.C. Place Stadium, July 16, 1989

METALLICA at the Pacific Coliseum, May 31, 1989

BON JOVI at B.C. Place Stadium, May 11, 1989

THE DICKEY BETTS BAND at 86 St. Music Hall, April 2, 1989

TOM COCHRANE AND RED RIDER at the Orpheum Theatre, March 2, 1989

CHEAP TRICK and EDDIE MONEY at the Pacific Coliseum, Feb. 24, 1989

JOHNNY WINTER at the Commodore Ballroom, Sept. 18, 1987

DAVID BOWIE at B.C. Place Stadium, Sept. 15, 1987

ALVIN LEE at Expo Theatre, Aug. 8, 1987

VAN HALEN at B.C. Place Stadium, Oct. 23, 1986

GEORGE BENSON at the Expo Theatre, Sept. 6, 1986

GEORGE THOROGOOD at the Expo Theatre, Sept. 1, 1986

KIM MITCHELL at the Expo Theatre, Aug. 25, 1986

EURYTHMICS at the Expo Theatre, July 28, 1986

THE EVERLY BROTHERS at the Expo Theatre, July 13, 1986

LOVERBOY at the Expo Theatre, June 30, 1986

JOHN COUGAR MELLENCAMP at the Pacific Coliseum, April 16, 1986

ROY BUCHANAN at the Town Pump, Feb. 10, 1986

ZZ TOP at the Pacific Coliseum, Dec. 16, 1985

MOTLEY CRUE at the Pacific Coliseum, Nov. 12, 1985

TINA TURNER at the Pacific Coliseum, Sept. 28, 1985

DIRE STRAITS at the Pacific Coliseum, Sept. 23, 1985

BUDDY GUY & JUNIOR WELLS at the Commodore Ballroom, Sept. 20, 1985

STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN at the Commodore Ballroom, Aug. 29, 1985

ERIC CLAPTON at the Pacific Coliseum, July 26, 1985

FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD at UBC War Memorial Gym, June 22, 1985

ROBERT PLANT at the Pacific Coliseum, June 10, 1985

NRBQ at Club Soda, June 6, 1985

EDDIE MURPHY at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, May 11, 1985

HEAVY METAL ROCKARAMA at the New York Theatre, April 26, 1985

THE JACKSONS at B.C. Place Stadium, Nov. 16, 1984

THE STRAY CATS at the Commodore Ballroom, Aug. 20, 1982

THE GO-GO’s at the Pacific Coliseum, Aug. 21, 1982

BLUE OYSTER CULT & ALDO NOVA at the Pacific Coliseum, Aug. 22, 1982

OZZY OSBOURNE at the Pacific Coliseum, June 10, 1982

THE JAM at Kerrisdale Arena, June 5, 1982

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