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Best Gigs of 1999

Well for me the KISS shows were amazing. On this tour for Pyscho Circus they had 3D glasses to be put on for parts of the show and it somehow worked great. Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band had now reformed after a 10 year break and were superb. It was a great year for big bands playing small venues as I saw Bowie at The Astoria, Who at the Shepherds Bush Empire, Iggy Pop at the Mean Fiddler/Astoria 2 and The Rolling Stones at Shepherds Bush Empire (I had a ticket for this show but was made an offer I could not refuse so I missed the show). I saw the Stones a few days later and for one of the shows got into the front pit wristband only area for a fantastic close up view. Other highlights that I saw this year were Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, Scorpions, Patti Smith, Black Sabbath, Godfathers, Alanis Morissette, Meat Loaf, Blondie, Glen Matlock Band, Roger Daltrey Band with British Rock Symphony Orchestra, Iggy Pop, Pork Dukes, Blur, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Offspring, Cyclefly, Deep Purple, Buzzcocks, Bryan Adams, Brian Setzer Orchestra, Flaming Lips, Morrissey, Aerosmith, Joe Strummer And The Mescaleros, Robbie Williams, Marilyn Manson, Metallica, James, Maze, Suede, Damned and Sparks.

  # Artists Venue Date Rating
1= 3329 KISS + Buck Cherry Bercy, Paris, France 22.03.1999 10
1= 3330 KISS + Buck Cherry Wembley Arena, London 25.03.1999 10
2 3351+3352 Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band Earls Court Arena, London 18+21.05.1999 9,75
3 3418 David Bowie Shepherds Bush Empire, London 02.12.1999 9,75
4 3428 Who Shepherds Bush Empire, London 23.12.1999 9,75
5 3358 Rolling Stones Wembley Stadium, London 12.06.1999 9,75