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Most seen live act

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:02 pm
by Sivvy
So I've just realised that the RAH show on Sunday will mark a tipping point for me - the day when Frank sneaks past the Levellers to become the performer I've seen in concert the most times* . . . The Wonderstuff are in third place after seemingly playing my local pub every other weekend in their formative years, when I was too poor and/or lazy to go anywhere else.

Curious to know who tops other people's lists (assuming anyone else is as OCD as me in keeping tabs on such things)?

* as an aside, I've just bought tickets to see the Levellers again in June, so it's still all to play for. You know, if anyone fancied announcing some more UK dates any time soon . . . :wink:

Re: Most seen live act

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:17 am
by reitzel6570
I keep a list. Coincidentally, Frank & Souls also just tipped over into first place at the Toronto show. In second now is that other guy I chase. Gaslight Anthem is in third.

The next three have high numbers mostly because I saw them as support acts for Frank a bunch of times, and then a few times after too. Against Me! and Menzingers are tied for the next bands I've seen the most times because I went specifically to see them.

Re: Most seen live act

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:37 am
by Evan
Frank definitely wins mine. I have no idea how many times I have seen him, but it is in excess of 140 I believe.

Second would be Million Dead, who I saw 39 times.

Third would either be Tool, Clutch or New Model Army, all of whom I have seen more than 20 times.

Re: Most seen live act

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:12 pm
by Blonde
First place for me is Frank who I've seen 72 times. Second place is Kaiser Chiefs with 64 shows. No idea who is in third place.

Re: Most seen live act

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:31 pm
by DieselBenz
The Toronto show was my 40th for Frank and he continues to expand his commanding lead. Muse are second, I have 30 for them (31 if I count the four-song "private performance"/soundcheck I got to see through a contest). Arctic Monkeys came roaring up into the picture last year but are still far behind with 21. Hoping to add quite a few Muse gigs when they announce something with more than a week's notice ... forever crushed I missed those small gigs they just did. Of course I'll add as many Frank gigs as I can too.
I count everything; I love making lists.
My most-seen in a single year is AM last year with 19; Muse I saw 18 times in 2013; Frank I saw 17 times in 2012 and 15 times in 2013.
Frank is also back in the lead for miles-driven for me with 11,747 ... AM second with 11,404, Muse 7,345. I haven't ever bother to count miles-flown ... Muse would win that.

Re: Most seen live act

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:39 pm
by scottkeys
Almost embarrassing to type these numbers: Frank 139 shows, Dropkick Murphys 85 shows

Re: Most seen live act

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:03 pm
by Watergirl
I have seen Bruce Springsteen 53 times.
Haven't counted my Waterboys concerts, but probably a little under that.
Frank - 30 and counting.

Re: Most seen live act

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:18 pm
by Evan
scottkeys wrote:Almost embarrassing to type these numbers: Frank 139 shows, Dropkick Murphys 85 shows

This is quite annoying Scott. I knew you would pass me out on Turner shows, but I didn't expect it to be so soon.

Re: Most seen live act

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:37 am
by Helium
I counted this up (and updated my signature) the other night. Frank leads the way, last night's book show made it 28, which isn't bad in 4 years, (I'm mostly blaming Blonde for this) 2nd I'm really not sure. I saw the Levellers A LOT as a kid, or Feeder, or possibly Ben Marwood.

Re: Most seen live act

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:01 am
by reitzel6570
scottkeys wrote:Almost embarrassing to type these numbers: Frank 139 shows, Dropkick Murphys 85 shows
You're my hero, Scott. Who's in third?

Re: Most seen live act

Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:40 pm
by suitcaselife
Mine are:

1) Die Toten Hosen (Germany) 87x
2) Donots (Germany) 36x
3) Beatsteaks (Germany) 25x

Frank's on fourth place with 18x times.

Re: Most seen live act

Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:37 pm
by Jealous of Girls
Kinda lost count but ive seen bifty clyro and idlewild over 40 times. Seen Frank 25 times.

Re: Most seen live act

Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 5:53 am
by kim182
1.) Montreal (German Band) 56x
2.) Frank Turner 27x
2.) Mofa (German Band) 27x

Re: Most seen live act

Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 4:32 pm
by irishprincess32
I'm a fan of lists.
1. dave matthews band - 78
2. frank turner - 31
3. dropkick murphys - 20ish ... but will probably be passed by the smith street band by the end of this year.

Re: Most seen live act

Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:40 pm
by reitzel6570
irishprincess32 wrote:I'm a fan of lists.
1. dave matthews band - 78
2. frank turner - 31
3. dropkick murphys - 20ish ... but will probably be passed by the smith street band by the end of this year.
Excellent first post, irishprincess32. I enjoyed seeing SSB with you.