Limelight Magazine’s Top 10 Concerts of 2019

In 2019, we attended 25 concerts, which is up from 21 in 2018. This year, we traveled outside of New England several times to see some great shows, including Las Vegas, NV, to see Lady Gaga; Grand Prairie, TX, to see Lost 80s Live featuring A Flock of Seagulls, Missing Persons, Thomas Dolby, The Tubes, The Motels,  Wang Chung, Farrington + Mann The Original When In Rome UK, Real Life,  The Escape Club, The Vapors,  Boys Don’t Cry, Anything Box, Trans X, & Christopher Anton; Buffalo, NY, to see Berlin with Leigh Nash; and Philadelphia, PA, to see Jeff Lynne’s ELO with Dhani Harrison. Of those acts we saw in New England, it was the first time in 30 years seeing Tesla and 23 years seeing Alanis Morissette. This year also marked the 19th time we’ve seen both Dream Theater and YES, which are the most we’ve seen any artist in concert. So, without further ado, here is Limelight Magazine’s top 10 concerts of 2019, which is followed by the complete list of shows we’ve seen this year [with notations for those artists we saw for the first time]. (Please note: this list does not include any shows booked by JKB Entertainment Group/Limelight Magazine in 2019).

 Top 10 Concerts of 2019

  1. Jeff Lynne’s ELO w/Dhani Harrison @ Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA , & Tool @ TD Garden, Boston, MA [tie]
  2. King Crimson @ Boch Center, Boston, MA
  3. Riverside w/Contrive@ Sinclair, Cambridge, MA
  4. Lady Gaga @ Park Theater, Las Vegas, NV
  5. Queen + Adam Lambert @ Xfinity Center, Mansfield, MA
  6. Ghost with Nothing More @ Cross Insurance Arena, Portland, MA
  7. Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets @ Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA
  8. Mott the Hoople w/Dream Syndicate @ Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA
  9. King Diamond @ Worcester Palladium, Worcester, MA
  10. Disturbed with Three Days Grace @ DCU Center, Worcester, MA

Complete List of Concerts for 2019

  • February 27 – Disturbed with Three Days Grace @ DCU Center, Worcester, MA
  • March 1 – The Wall Live Extravaganza @ Strand Theatre, Providence, RI [FIRST TIME]
  • March 10 – Dokken @ Vault Music Hall, New Bedford, MA
  • April 8 – Dream Theater @ Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA
  • April 9 – Mott the Hoople w/Dream Syndicate @ Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA [FIRST TIME]
  • April 13 – Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets @ Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA [FIRST TIME]
  • May 11 – Metal Church & Doro @ Greasy Luck, New Bedford, MA
  • May 12 – Riverside w/Contrive@ Sinclair, Cambridge, MA [FIRST TIME]
  • June 9 – Collective Soul w/Gin Blossoms, Bold Point Park, Providence, RI [FIRST TIME GIN BLOSSOMS]
  • June 30 – Yes with Asia, John Lodge & Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy @ Bold Point Park, Providence, RI
  • July 13 – Jeff Lynne’s ELO w/Dhani Harrison @ Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA [FIRST TIME]
  • August 1 – Lost 80s Live featuring A Flock of Seagulls, The Motels, Farrington + Mann The Original When In Rome UK, Real Life, The Vapors, Boys Don’t Cry @ Lynn Memorial Auditorium, Lynne, MA [FIRST TIME]
  • August 4 – Queen + Adam Lambert @ Xfinity Center, Mansfield, MA [FIRST TIME WITH ADAM LAMBERT]
  • August 8 – Tesla @ Fox Theatre, Ledyard, CT
  • August 24 – Lost 80s Live featuring A Flock of Seagulls, Thomas Dolby, The Tubes, Missing Persons, The Motels,  Wang Chung, Farrington + Mann The Original When In Rome UK, Real Life, The Escape Club, The Vapors,  Boys Don’t Cry, Anything Box, Trans X, & Christopher Anton @ Theater at Grand Prairie, Grand Prairie, TX [FIRST TIME, EXCEPT MISSING PERSONS, THOMAS DOLBY, WANG CHUNG & TRANS X]
  • September 8 – Stone Temple Pilots @ Fox Theatre, Ledyard, CT
  • September 19 – King Crimson @ Boch Center, Boston, MA
  • September 21 – Berlin with Leigh Nash @ Riviera Theatre, Buffalo, NY [FIRST TIME LEIGH NASH]
  • October 12 – Loverboy @ Twin River Event Center, Lincoln, RI [FIRST TIME]
  • October 19 – Ghost with Nothing More @ Cross Insurance Arena, Portland, ME [FIRST TIME NOTHING MORE]
  • October 23 – Lady Gaga @ Park Theater, Las Vegas, NV
  • November 8 – King Diamond @ Worcester Palladium, Worcester, MA
  • November 14 – Tool @ TD Garden, Boston, MA
  • November 24 – The Pineapple Thief w/Randy McStine @ Sinclair, Cambridge, MA [FIRST TIME]
  • December 7 – Alanis Morissette @ Fox Theatre, Ledyard, CT

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