My fave Gigs & Events summary of 2016.
I went to 149 gigs in 2016 which brings the grand total to 6552 gigs seen by me since 1973.
Too many great gigs seen by me this year but I will mention 21 that stood out.
1.The best gig of 2016 was Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band live at Wembley Stadium on June 04. A stunning 3 hours 30 mins on stage with a great view in the gold circle front of stage area.
2.David Gilmour live at The Royal Albert Hall. I went to three of his shows with the one on 24 April an incredible front row centre seat.
3.AC/DC with Axl Rose live at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on June 05. AC/DC have had a turbulent year but Axl Rose did a brilliant job on those classic songs.
4.Iggy Pop live at The Royal Albert Hall on 13 May.
4.The Who live at Wembley Arena on 13 Feb.
4.Muse live at The 02 Arena on 12 April.
4.Brian Wilson live at The Palladium on 22 May.
4.Alice Cooper live at The 02 Arena on 18 June.
4.Rich Kids + The Professionals live at The Islington Academy on 23 June.
4.Whitesnake + Thin Lizzy + Europe live at The Ramblin' Man Festival,Maidstone on 23 July.
4.Elton John + Madness + Status Quo live at Hyde Park on 02 Sept.
4.Paul Simon live at The Royal Albert Hall. Both shows seen on 07 and 08 Nov.
4.Kylie Minogue live at The Royal Albert Hall. Both shows seen on 09 Dec and 10 Dec.
14.Bill Wyman 80th Birthday Gala Concert live at Indigo. Loads of guest singers including three songs by Robert Plant,three by Van Morrison,three by Mark Knopfler.
14.Chic feat Nile Rogers live at Hammersmith Apollo on 23 Dec.
14.Cure live at Wembley Arena 02 Dec.
14.Rod Stewart live at The 02 Arena on 12 Dec.
14.Placebo live at Wembley Arena on 15 Dec.
14.Lionel Richie live at The 02 Arena on 02 July.
14.Bryan Adams live at The 02 Arena on 07 May.
14.The Damned live at The Royal Albert Hall on 20 May.
The Damned played their longest ever show to celebrate their 40th anniversary.
Also over 100 non live music events attended by me in 2016 including product launches,restaurant launches,bar launches,store launches, summer parties, gallery private views,fashion shows,theatre first nights,awards shows etc.