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: 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.┬áBut 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: Daughtry & 3 Doors Down at Mohegan Sun 2013

Throwback Concert: Daughtry & 3 Doors Down at Mohegan Sun 2013

Daughtry’s performance at Mohegan Sun scheduled for September 3, 2020 has been postponed to Friday April 9, 2021. So if you have tickets, hold onto them! They’ll be honored for the rescheduled date. Don’t have tickets? Purchase them here. Today we look back at a past Daughtry concert at Mohegan Sun: a co-headlining show with…

Throwback Concert: Iron Maiden at The XFINITY Theatre 2006

Throwback Concert: Iron Maiden at The XFINITY Theatre 2006

Happy Birthday Bruce Dickinson! The lead singer of Iron Maiden turns 62 on August 7th. Today we look back to 2006 when Iron Maiden opened its “A Matter of Life and Death” World Tour right here in Connecticut.   Iron Maiden A Matter of Life and Death Tour Special Guest: Bullet For My Valentine Wednesday…

Throwback Concert: Metallica at The XL Center 1997

Throwback Concert: Metallica at The XL Center 1997

Happy Birthday James Hetfield! The lead singer of Metallica turns 57 on August 3rd. Today we look back at Metallica’s second-to-last show in Connecticut: 1997 at Hartford’s XL Center. Metallica would play at The XFINITY Theatre the following year in the summer of 1998, making that the last time the band performed here in our…

Throwback Concert: Kiss and Def Leppard at The XFINITY Theatre 2014

Throwback Concert: Kiss and Def Leppard at The XFINITY Theatre 2014

It’s almost certain that we won’t see KISS this summer in Connecticut. So while we wait for Gene, Paul, Tommy and Eric to reschedule their 2020 North American Tour, let’s look back at when KISS came to Hartford and brought another headliner with them: Def Leppard!   KISS and Def Leppard KISS 40th Anniversary World…

Throwback Concert: AC/DC at MetLife Stadium 2015

Throwback Concert: AC/DC at MetLife Stadium 2015

40 years ago this weekend AC/DC released its most popular album to date, ‘Back In Black.’ After the tragic death of singer Bon Scott in February 1980, AC/DC regrouped and hired Brian Johnson to be the new frontman of the band. AC/DC was gaining worldwide popularity in 1979 with the release of ‘Highway To Hell,’…

Throwback Concert: Guns N’ Roses at The XL Center 2017

Throwback Concert: Guns N’ Roses at The XL Center 2017

Happy Birthday Slash! Born on July 23, 1965, the lead guitarist for Gun N’ Roses turns 55 years old. Today we look back at when Slash returned to Guns N’ Roses on the “Not In This Lifetime” reunion tour.   Guns N’ Roses Not In This Lifetime Tour Monday October 23, 2017 The XL Center…