Throwback Concert: KISS at New Haven Coliseum 1990

Throwback Concert: KISS at New Haven Coliseum 1990

30 years ago tonight KISS gave us a Crazy Crazy Night at New Haven Coliseum! On October 27, 1990 KISS rolled into the Coliseum in support of their 15th studio album Hot In The Shade. Since taking off the makeup in 1983, KISS would play “unmasked” at the Coliseum 5 times. This show in 1990…

Throwback Concert: Judas Priest at New Haven Coliseum 1986

Throwback Concert: Judas Priest at New Haven Coliseum 1986

This week we celebrate Glenn Tipton’s birthday! The lead guitarist of Judas Priest celebrated his 73rd birthday on October 25th! To celebrate, today we look back at when Judas Priest, along with Dokken, melted several thousand faces at New Haven Coliseum in 1986! Judas Priest hit the road in ’86 to support their album Turbo.…

Throwback Concert: Black Sabbath at New Haven Arena 1972

Throwback Concert: Black Sabbath at New Haven Arena 1972

Before there was the New Haven Coliseum there was the New Haven Arena. Located on Grove Street, the old Arena was first opened in 1914. Two things the Arena was probably best known for: hockey and concerts. While hockey fans cheered on the New Haven Blades and its “Slapshot” style of hockey, music fans were…

Throwback Concert: The Black Crowes at New Haven Coliseum 1995

Throwback Concert: The Black Crowes at New Haven Coliseum 1995

Let’s face it, 2020 has been terrible. The Black Crowes were scheduled to bring its much anticipated “Shake Your Money Maker” tour to Connecticut this year, but due to Covid-19 the tour has been postponed to 2021. It’s just one of many shows we missed out on this year, but thankfully we’ll have an opportunity…

Throwback Concert: Pearl Jam at The XFINITY Theatre 1996

Throwback Concert: Pearl Jam at The XFINITY Theatre 1996

It’s safe to say Pearl Jam will never forget their first time in Connecticut. It was 24 years ago this month a riot ensued at the end of Pearl Jam’s sold out 1996 concert at The XFINITY Theatre (then known as The Meadows Music Theatre). According to the Hartford Courant, Hartford Police arrested 30 people…

Throwback Concert: Radiohead at Toad’s Place 1995

Throwback Concert: Radiohead at Toad’s Place 1995

Radiohead is a band that doesn’t play in Connecticut often. In fact, they last played here in 1996. Today we look back at when Radiohead first played in Connecticut: May 30, 1995 at Toad’s Place. By 1995, Radiohead had already established itself as one of the bigger alternative rock acts with its breakthrough single Creep…

Throwback Concert: Van Halen at The XFINITY Theatre 2015

Throwback Concert: Van Halen at The XFINITY Theatre 2015

Rest In Peace Eddie Van Halen. Eddie passed away this week at age 65. Today we look back at Van Halen’s last ever Connecticut concert: 2015 at The XFINITY Theatre in Hartford. In total, Van Halen played Connecticut 20 times, dating back to 1978 when they opened up for Black Sabbath at the New Haven…

Throwback Concert: Van Halen at New Haven Coliseum 1986

Throwback Concert: Van Halen at New Haven Coliseum 1986

Rest In Peace Eddie Van Halen. Eddie passed away on Tuesday at age 65. Today we look back at when Van Halen, then with new singer Sammy Hagar, came to New Haven (or “New Halen” as they called it) in 1986. Van Halen played back-to-back nights at New Haven Coliseum on their 5150 Tour. You…

Throwback Concert: Primus at Seaside Park 2010

Throwback Concert: Primus at Seaside Park 2010

Happy Birthday Les Claypool! The founder and lead singer of the funk metal band Primus turns 57 on September 29th. Today we look back at when Primus co-headlined the 2010 Gathering of the Vibes Music Festival at Seaside Park in Bridgeport with Furthur featuring Phil Lesh & Bob Weir, Damian Marley and Robert Randolph &…

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*…