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My Best Gigs Of 2022.

Wednesday 04 January 2023. Happy New Year to everybody. 2022 was a great year for live music after it bounced back from that awful covid mess. I went to 187 live music events in 2022. Brings my gig total to 7372 since Sept 1973. Here are my fave gigs of the year. Gig of the year.. TAYLOR HAWKINS Tribute Show at Wembley Stadium - 04 Sept 2022. Featuring 80 mins greatest hits set from The Foo Fighters + Paul McCartney + Queen + Rush + Liam Gallagher plus several other acts. ------- Next best in no particular order... SIR PETER BLAKE 90th Birthday Tribute Show at Royal Festival Hall - 02 Dec 2022. Madness + The Who + Noel Gallagher + Paul Weller + Chrissie Hynde. ROBBIE WILLIAMS at The Royal Albert Hall - 07 Nov 2022. COLPLAY live at Wembley Stadium -17 Aug 2022. REBELLION PUNK FESTIVAL - Blackpool Aug 2022. Over 20 bands over the four days including Sham 69 + Gary Numan + Peter Hook & The Light. GUNS N ROSES at Tottenham Hotspur Football Ground - 02 July 2022. SAXON + URIAH HEEP at Hammersmith Apollo - 29 Jan 2022. ROLLING STONES at Hyde Park - 03 July 2022. STIFF LITTLE FINGERS + NEVILLE STAPLE BAND + PROFESSIONALS + TV SMITH at The Roundhouse - 27 March 2022. BLONDIE at The 02 Arena - 26 April 2022. GLEN MATLOCK BAND at The 100 Club - 16 Sept 2022. ROXY MUSIC at The 02 Arena - 14 Oct 2022. BILLY IDOL + KILLING JOKE + TOYAH WILLCOX at Wembley Arena - 19 Oct 2022. DAMNED + SKIDS + TV SMITH at Hammersmith Apollo - 28 Oct 2022. WHITESNAKE + FOREIGNER + EUROPE at The 02 Arena - 16 May 2022. ALICE COOPER + THE CULT at The 02 Arena - 25 May 2022. FLAMING LIPS at The Forum - 02 June 2022. HUMAN LEAGUE + MIDGE URE plus others at Henley Rewind Festival - 21 Aug 2022. CULTURE CLUB + BANANARAMA + LULU at Kenwood -17 June 2022. ABC with orchestra at Royal Albert Hall - 23 June 2022. PYSCHEDELIC FURS at Royal Albert Hall - 05 April 2022. SPARKS at The Roundhouse - 17 April 2022. THE VACCINES at Hammersmith Apollo - 21 April 2022. TOM MEIGHAN at Shepherds Bush Empire - 04 May 2022. ERIC CLAPTON at Royal Albert Hall - 08 May 2022. POWERWOLF at The Roundhouse - 29 Nov 2022. THE PROFESSIONALS at 229 Great Portland Street - 19 Dec 2022. BRYAN ADAMS at The Royal Albert Hall - 09 May 2022. MUSE + RAZORLIGHT at Hammersmith Apollo - 10 May 2022. ADAM ANT at The Roundhouse - 13 May 2022. PET SHOP BOYS at The 02 Arena - 22 May 2022. BEACH BOYS at The Royal Albert Hall - 24 June 2022. LADY GAGA at Tottenham Hotspur Football Ground - 30 July 2022. ----------------- 2023 is already looking good for another great year of live music.

Tuesday 03 January 2023.

Tuesday 03 January 2023. Happy New Year to everybody. 2022 was a great year for live music after it bounced back from that awful covid mess. I went to 187 live music events in 2022. Brings my gig total to 7372 since Sept 1973. Here are my fave gigs of the year. Gig of the year.. TAYLOR HAWKINS Tribute Show at Wembley Stadium - 04 Sept 2022. Featuring 80 mins greatest hits set from The Foo Fighters + Paul McCartney + Queen + Rush + Liam Gallagher plus several other acts. ------- Next best in no particular order... SIR PETER BLAKE 90th Birthday Tribute Show at Royal Festival Hall - 02 Dec 2022. Madness + The Who + Noel Gallagher + Paul Weller + Chrissie Hynde. ROBBIE WILLIAMS at The Royal Albert Hall - 07 Nov 2022. COLPLAY live at Wembley Stadium -17 Aug 2022. REBELLION PUNK FESTIVAL - Blackpool Aug 2022. Over 20 bands over the four days including Sham 69 + Gary Numan + Peter Hook & The Light. GUNS N ROSES at Tottenham Hotspur Football Ground - 02 July 2022. SAXON + URIAH HEEP at Hammersmith Apollo - 29 Jan 2022. ROLLING STONES at Hyde Park - 03 July 2022. STIFF LITTLE FINGERS + NEVILLE STAPLE BAND + PROFESSIONALS + TV SMITH at The Roundhouse - 27 March 2022. BLONDIE at The 02 Arena - 26 April 2022. GLEN MATLOCK BAND at The 100 Club - 16 Sept 2022. ROXY MUSIC at The 02 Arena - 14 Oct 2022. BILLY IDOL + KILLING JOKE + TOYAH WILLCOX at Wembley Arena - 19 Oct 2022. DAMNED + SKIDS + TV SMITH at Hammersmith Apolllo - 28 Oct 2022. WHITESNAKE + FOREIGNER + EUROPE at The 02 Arena - 16 May 2022. ALICE COOPER + THE CULT at The 02 Arena - 25 May 2022. FLAMING LIPS at The Forum - 02 June 2022. HUMAN LEAGUE + MIDGE URE plus others at Henley Rewind Festival - 21 Aug 2022. CULTURE CLUB + BANANARAMA + LULU at Kenwood -17 June 2022. ABC with orchestra at Royal Albert Hall - 23 June 2022. PYSCHEDELIC FURS at Royal Albert Hall - 05 April 2022. SPARKS at The Roundhouse - 17 April 2022. THE VACCINES at Hammersmith Apollo - 21 April 2022. TOM MEIGHAN at Shepherds Bush Empire - 04 May 2022. ERIC CLAPTON at Royal Albert Hall - 08 May 2022. POWERWOLF at The Roundhouse - 29 Nov 2022. THE PROFESSIONALS at 229 Great Portland Street - 19 Dec 2022. BRYAN ADAMS at The Royal Albert Hall - 09 May 2022. MUSE + RAZORLIGHT at Hammersmith Apollo - 10 May 2022. ADAM ANT at The Roundhouse - 13 May 2022. PET SHOP BOYS at The 02 Arena - 22 May 2022. BEACH BOYS at The Royal Albert Hall - 24 June 2022. LADY GAGA at Tottenham Hotspur Football Ground - 30 July 2022. ----------------- 2023 is already looking good for another great year of live music.