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Best Gigs of 1992

Well I suppose it had to happen but at the end of this year Hammersmith Odeon was taken over by new owners and my front of stage security job would cease. In Jan 1993 it would be renamed The Apollo with new management who would get a different security company in. It was a fantastic 10 years of getting paid to watch (mostly) great bands. U2 show was the highlight of the year. It sold out in a couple of hours and was an early show in the huge Zooropa world tour with tv sets and trabant cars everywhere. Def Leppard did 2 stunning shows in the round with a superb light and laser show. Micheal Jackson always did a great live show. KISS were not wearing costumes or make up but they still had those great songs. Other highlights of this year included Rush, Simply Red, Buzzcocks, Barry White, Europe, Suzi Quatro, Lou Reed, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, The Jesus And Mary Chain, The Cult, Gary Moore, Prince, Santana, Mick Jagger Allstar Blues Band, Ringo Starr Allstars, Bruce Springsteen, Erasure played 15 shows at Hammersmith Odeon (I saw a few of them), Damned, Black Sabbath, Godfathers, Stray Cats and those rock gods Spinal Tap.

  # Artists Venue Date Rating
1 2498 U2 + Fatima Mansions Earls Court Arena, London 31.05.1992 9,75
2 2509 + 2510 Def Leppard + Gun Earls Court Arena, London 26/27.06.1992 9,75
3 2520 Micheal Jackson Wembley Stadium, London 31.07.1992 9,75
4 2517 Bryan Adams + Extreme + Squeeze Wembley Stadium, London 18.07.1992 9,75
5 2496 KISS + Danger Danger Wembley Arena, London 21.05.1992 9,75