2011 Concert List
This is a compilation of all the bands that I have hopes of catching at a live show. Most of the bands listed below I have never seen live before so its sort of my "Wish List". I hope to mark off some of these groups in 2011. Read a quick overview below of why I would love to catch each groups show and check the links to see if these bands are touring near you. I know I'll be keeping a close eye on these links as the summer tour's get announced. Do you agree with some of my band choices? Who would you like to see live? Leave comments below!
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Dashboard Confessional - I've been wanting to catch Chris Carrabba live since 2002. That is when his MTV Unplugged session was released and I've been digging his music ever since. The Unplugged album was a great live album that must have been recorded in front of some hardcore Dashboard fans because they sang along loudly with every song during the set. It sounded like a great live experience with a very talented artist and I hope I catch him live somewhere soon.
Tour Schedule: http://bit.ly/fEWAhT
Third Eye Blind - This band blew up big in the 90's and I am really glad they are still making music. I have really enjoyed their sound and song writing over the years. Semi-Charmed Life is one of the few songs that I can never get sick of and its just one of many hits they have had during their time.
Tour Schedule: http://bit.ly/fkiSkM
Gin Blossoms - Speaking of 90's bands that are still making music, the Gin Blossoms just happen to be my favorite 90's band. They are just coming off a recent album release called "Chocolate Cake" and I hope a tour of some sort comes close by.
Tour Schedule: http://bit.ly/i0Frnu
Yellowcard - I was lucky enough to catch a Yellowcard show from about 10 feet in front of the stage. This is the only band on my list that I've seen live before but I have an urge to catch another show since they are now back from hiatus!!! I really love this band and their "Ocean Avenue" release was practically the soundtrack to my high school years. They put on a great show. Don't hesitate to catch them on tour somewhere. Bogarts in Cincinnati Ohio is recommended. I plan on being there.
Tour Schedule: http://bit.ly/el5QIY
Jason Mraz - I knew of Jason Mraz way before I was into his music. But not too long ago I heard some of his live recordings and it blew me away. This guys voice can practically be the whole band as he hums and skidlle-E-bee-bops his way through each song he plays. The background bongos and vocals provided by a man named Toca Rivera completes the package. Its a sweet soulful sound, and this is a top priority for me to catch him live.
Tour Schedule: http://bit.ly/fNpv9B
The Rocket Summer - I have never heard any live music from this band, but I have to believe that it has to be phenomenal. The singing and song writing of Bryce Avary on his studio album releases practically sounds like live tracks without the fans. From yelling highs to whispering lows mixed into all the instruments this guys plays, this group has to be stellar live.
Tour Schedule: http://bit.ly/hYJhuM