Best ones that pop into the mind straight away are:
Coldplay - Reebok Arena - plus the doves supporting
Coldplay & Jay Z - Hampden Park
Angels & Airwaves - Manchester Academy with YouMeAtSix supporting
Leona Lewis - Liverpool Echo (Was the girlfriends present but thoroughly enjoyed)
McFly - SECC & Carlisle (I know what your thinking but an incredible show and a lot of fun)
Justin Timberlake - MEN Arena (Twice, the FutureSexLoveShow was absolutely incredible. He can put on one hell of a show)
I am off to see Paramore next week in Liverpool. I Cant wait.
Level 42....Various, incl UEA, Ipswich Regent (Shook Mark King's hand AND got the set list!) and London a couplea times
Genesis at Earls Court.......(90's) + the European Launch Party for "We Can't Dance" album @ Ronnie Scotts in Brum.
Yes....Too many times to mention....Brilliant every time!
Madness... The first Madstock in Finsbury Park
Ian Dury and the Blockheads...Finsbury Park
Elton John....Sneaked into the posh seats at Wembley Arena!
Some properly good gigs in there!!! (IMO!!)
Too many to list!
Muse / Placebo / Kasabian / Arctic Monkeys / Limp bizkit (eek) - Awesome
Rage Against The Machine - Almost died on the crush barrier!
Foo Fighters - Everlong acoustic was immense
Seasick Steve - Bum with a broken guitar
Pendulum and Hadouken - Amazing
Tenacious D / Fallout boy / Lostprophets / Wheezer - All hilarious
In fact the only band I have been really disappointed in was Red Hot Chilli Peppers. Came on late, couldn't be bothered said bye and left. :(
Mind you have been to lots of festivals and Gigs. Will be seeing Feeder for the 4th time later this year.
Dont know whether you can call it a concert as technically it was a Rave, but this one still sends tingles up my spine everytime i think of that night. It was amazing.
120 Foot dragon breathing smoke and fire overhead, lasers drawing pictures on the clouds. Never seen anything like it before or since.
brings back many HAPPY memories that video , hardcore raver plaug me into a sega lol
Deep Purple circa 1974
Genesis at the Exhibition Centre (Birmingham)
Red Hot Chilli Peppers
I've been to an ungodly number of gigs, festivals, etc,etc - however the single greatest live band I've seen is Meshuggah
A band not to everyones tastes for sure but the technicality and amazing tightness to what they play shocked the crowd each time I've seen them.
I love this as a thread, lots of concerts people have already posted that I'm insanely jealous of and would've given anything to be there for.....the original Madstock Madness being a particular one!!
My favourite bands/acts to see live are Richard Ashcroft/The Verve, Muse, Maximo Park and Starsailor, I think I've seen Maximo Park around 15 times now (yes I'm completely obsessed) and recently saw them at the Warehouse Project in Manchester which was the best I've ever seen them, such an amazing show so full of energy.
In terms of individual concerts, I remember seeing the Verve at V Festival in 2008. Ashcroft has such an insanely amazing voice, and songs like Bittersweet Symphony, History and Drugs don't work send shivers down my spine. This particular one, the entire show was performed in the pouring rain, but it was weird in that it really didn't matter to the 50,000 or so people in attendance you just didn't seem to notice it (it was also the night I met my gf, and if she asks then that was what was memorable at V Festival that year!).
Muse at Wembley 2008 - HAARP Tour - Amazing live band, always put on a quality show
Kasabian - Manchester Apollo - circa 2004 (I think) on one of the NME tours just before they became huge, I'd never seen a band completely dominate a venue before, you just knew they were going to be huge.
Coldplay - Manchester Apollo - circa 1999/2000 (again i think) Just before parachutes was released, I distinctly remember Chris Martin standing before us and saying that his next song was going to be the one that launched them into the big time...they promptly performed Yellow, and he was right :-)
In all honesty though, I don't think I've ever seen a bad concert, I just love live music :-)
OMD - (included an absolutley magic drum recital)
U2 - Zooropa concert at Cardiff
I saw them at the NEC in Birmingham, someone shouted "Rocky Raccoon Neil!", an obscure Beatles number. Neil started playing and the rest of the band quickly fell in behind him. Perfect timing, etc - as if they'd been playing the song live for the past 30 years.
I've got a rip of a webcast from when they reformed back in 2007. The conversation turned about Drummers and how next to the drummer is the best place to sit. It reminded Neil of a concert he'd been to in his youth and he started playing "Room To Move" by John Mayell and the Bluesbreakers. Again this band who hadn't reformed for more than a couple of months just fell in together and kept the tempo/rythum.
Well many to list:
Lunasa in 2003
Liam O'Flynn in 2006
Biohazard in 1992
Crowbar in 1996
Dream Theater in 1999 & 2005
Sick Of It All - Many times
I would have to say
1991 - Runrig - Balloch Country Park (Loch Lomond)
possibly closely followed by
Faithless - MEN - 2005
the Prodigy - MEN - 2005