Throwback Concert: Joan Jett & The Blackhearts at Toad’s Place 1997

Throwback Concert: Joan Jett & The Blackhearts at Toad’s Place 1997

Happy Birthday Joan Jett! The lead singer of Joan Jett & The Blackhearts turns 62 on September 22nd. Today we look back at when Joan rocked Toad’s Place in New Haven in 1997. Check out her killer setlist below!   Joan Jett & The Blackhearts March 3, 1997 Toad’s Place in New Haven, Connecticut Setlist*…

Throwback Concert: Extreme at Toad’s Place 1995

Throwback Concert: Extreme at Toad’s Place 1995

This weekend we celebrate Nuno Bettencourt’s birthday! The lead guitarist for the Boston rock band Extreme celebrates his 54th birthday on September 20th. To celebrate, we look back at when Extreme came to New Haven in 1995 to support their newest album “Waiting For The Punchline.” After the tour ended, Nuno and singer Gary Cherone…

Throwback Concert: The White Stripes at Toyota Oakdale Theatre 2007

Throwback Concert: The White Stripes at Toyota Oakdale Theatre 2007

In 2007, rock duo The White Stripes released its sixth studio album, “Icky Thump.” Sadly this would be the band’s final studio album before they officially broke up in 2011. But before breaking up, Jack and Meg White did play one concert together in Connecticut: 2007 in Wallingford in support of “Icky Thump.” Today we…

Throwback Concert: Red Hot Chili Peppers at The XFINITY Theatre 2000

Throwback Concert: Red Hot Chili Peppers at The XFINITY Theatre 2000

20 years ago this summer the Red Hot Chili Peppers played at The XFINITY Theatre in Hartford. Sadly, they haven’t been back to Connecticut since. According to our calculations, over the past 35 years, the Chili Peppers have only played Connecticut six times, including a few stops at Toad’s Place. So seeing them here in…

Throwback Concert: Aerosmith at New Haven Coliseum 1994

Throwback Concert: Aerosmith at New Haven Coliseum 1994

Happy Birthday Joe Perry! The guitarist for the Boston rock band Aerosmith celebrates his 70th birthday on September 10th! To celebrate, today we look back at when Aerosmith brought their “Get A Grip” tour to New Haven in 1994. Originally the show was scheduled for January 8, 1994, but got postponed to August. Jackyl was…

Throwback Concert: Green Day at Webster Theater 1997

Throwback Concert: Green Day at Webster Theater 1997

Green Day is one of those bands you need to see live in concert at least once. You’ll easily get your money’s worth. They last played here in Connecticut in 2017 at The XFINITY Theatre. But long before that they were hitting the clubs around the state, like the old Sing in New Britain! Remember…

Throwback Concert: Pink Floyd at Palace Theater Waterbury 1973

Throwback Concert: Pink Floyd at Palace Theater Waterbury 1973

This weekend we wish a very happy birthday to Roger Waters! The co-founder of Pink Floyd celebrates his 77th birthday on September 6th! To celebrate, today we look back at one of the very first Pink Floyd concerts here in Connecticut: 1973 at The Palace Theater in Waterbury.   Pink Floyd Tour: Dark Side of…

Throwback Concert: Tool at New Haven Coliseum 2002

Throwback Concert: Tool at New Haven Coliseum 2002

September 1, 2002. The day the New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum officially closed its doors forever. But before the building closed, we got to enjoy one last concert there: Tool on August 20, 2002.   Tool Tour: Inside The Outside. Special Guest: Tomahawk August 20, 2002 New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum Setlist* Sober The Grudge Stinkfist…

Throwback Concert: U2 at Toad’s Place 1981

Throwback Concert: U2 at Toad’s Place 1981

Every band, even the big named ones, started off by playing small clubs. In the spring of 1981, an up-and-coming band named U2, rolled into New Haven and played a club show at Toad’s Place. This actually wasn’t their first visit to the Elm City, as they played Toad’s just five months earlier on their…

Throwback Concert: RUSH at New Haven Coliseum 1978

Throwback Concert: RUSH at New Haven Coliseum 1978

Happy Birthday Alex Lifeson! The guitarist for the Canadian progressive rock band RUSH celebrates his 67th birthday on August 27th! To celebrate, today we look back at when RUSH brought their “A Farewell To Kings” tour to New Haven in 1978. Blue Oyster Cult was also on the bill.   RUSH Tour: A Farewell To…