Concert History

This is a pretty complete overview of all the concerts I've been to, but since I haven't kept the tickets from all the concerts I may have missed a couple. I've only included the big(ger) names here, of course I also went to a lot of performances in local bars and festivals.

Among my favourite concerts ever are Lou Reed (Carré, 1989), Iggy Pop (Werchter, 1991), Page & Plant (Ahoy, 1994), The Tragically Hip (Nighttown, 1997), Black Sabbath (Graspop Dessel (B), 1998), The Rolling Stones (The Hague, 1998), Paul McCartney (Arnhem, 2003) and Grant-Lee Phillips (The Hague, 2010).



  1. Son Mieux, Zuiderpark theater, The Hague
    EUT [livestream] album release party, Tivoli, Utrecht
    KT Tunstall, Jo Harman, Hannah Williams a.o. [livestream], Carole King - Tapestry tribute, The Sound Lounge, London
    Robin Kester [livestream], Paard, The Hague


  2. Ellen ten Damme, Theater de Veste, Delft
    Supergrass, Paradiso, Amsterdam
    Pink Project, Rijswijkse Schouwburg, Rijswijk


  3. The Brahms, Paard, The Hague
    The Young Gods, Paard, The Hague
    Luminize, Paard, The Hague
    Blood Red Shoes, Paard, The Hague
    Motorpsycho, Paard, The Hague
    The Analogues, Ziggo Dome Amsterdam
    Son Mieux, Inhaler, Racoon, Appelpop, Tiel
    Tape Toy, Ten Times A Million, Electric Hollers, Waterpop, Wateringen
    Tusky, White Lies, Zwarte Cross, Lichtenvoorde
    Bob Reynolds Group, Jett Rebel, Macy Gray, Ahoy, Rotterdam
    Neil Young & The Promise Of Real, Ziggo Dome Amsterdam
    Tears For Fears, Triggerfinger, Skunk Anansie, Zuiderpark, The Hague
    The Fatal Flowers, Paard, The Hague
    The Analogues perform Abbey Road, Rijswijkse Schouwburg, Rijswijk
    Novastar, Paard, The Hague
    White Lies, Paard, The Hague
    Max Meser Group, Hipfest, Scheveningen
    Indian Askin, Paard, The Hague
    Son Mieux, Paard, The Hague


  4. Handsome Poets, Orange Skyline, Paard, The Hague
    Johan, Paard, The Hague
    Pink Project, Paard, The Hague
    Paul weller, Tivoli, Utrecht
    The Wedding Present, Paard, The Hague
    Her Majesty, The best of Crosby,Stills,Nash & Young, Paard, The Hague
    Jesse Malin, Chuck Prophet, Lantaren Venster, Rotterdam
    Leif de Leeuw Band, Musicon, The Hague
    Roger Waters, Ziggo Dome Amsterdam
    Suede, Paradiso, Amsterdam
    Son Mieux, The Brahms, Paard, The Hague
    Fischer-Z, De Boerderij, Zoetermeer
    Luminize, The Brahms, Pinata, King's Day, The Hague
    Justin Hayward, Tivoli, Utrecht
    St. Tropez, Case Mayfield, Dakota, Ellen ten Damme, Record store day, Velvet music, Delft
    Gaz Coombes, Rotown, Rotterdam
    The Killers, Ziggo Dome Amsterdam
    Stereophonics, AFAS live, Amsterdam


  5. Spinvis, Paard van Troje, The Hague
    Spoon, Paradiso, Amsterdam
    Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express, Paard van Troje, The Hague
    The Rolling Stones, Johan Cruijff Arena, Amsterdam
    Pinata, Embassy festival, The Hague
    Danny Vera, Jett Rebel, Schollenpop, Scheveningen
    Nathan James, Zwarte Cross, Lichtenvoorde
    John Fogerty, Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam
    Paul Weller, Paard van Troje, The Hague
    Rondé, Paard van Troje, The Hague
    Amber Arcades, Moss, Paard van Troje, The Hague
    Jo Harman, Paradiso, Amsterdam


  6. Steve Smyth, Zonnehuis, Amsterdam
    Therapy?, Arminius, Rotterdam
    Echo & The Bunnymen, Paard van Troje, The Hague
    The Boxer Rebellion, Paard van Troje, The Hague
    A Balladeer, Paard van Troje, The Hague
    Patti Smith, Caprera theater, Bloemendaal
    The Suburbs, Danko Jones, Pat Smith, Sven Hammond, Schollenpop, Scheveningen
    Mark Lanegan Band, Melkweg, Amsterdam
    Vandenberg's Moonkings, Novastar, Westerpop, Delft
    Kaiser Chiefs, Jake Bugg, New Order, Paul McCartney, Rock Werchter (Belgium)
    Television, Patronaat, Haarlem
    The House Of Love, Paradiso, Amsterdam
    Roger Hodgson, Luxor, Rotterdam
    Indian Askins, Ellen ten Damme, Aapnootmies, Record Store Day, Velvet Music, Delft
    The Posies, Paard van Troje, The Hague
    Her Majesty, Deja vu - A tribute to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Theater de Veste, Delft
    Elske Dewall, Stadstheater, Zoetermeer


  7. Gabriel Rios, Theater de Veste, Delft
    Nils Petter Molvaer, Paard van Troje, The Hague
    Y&T, De Nobel, Leiden
    Golden Earring, Paard van Troje, The Hague
    Roger Hodgson, Carré, Amsterdam
    The Who, Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam
    Pinata, Bongo Botrago, Chef' Special, OMD, Parkpop, The Hague
    Robert Cray Band, Paard van Troje, The Hague
    Anouk, Volvo ocean race festival, Scheveningen
    Paul McCartney, Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam
    Fleetwood Mac, Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam
    Jesse Malin, The Replacements, Paradiso, Amsterdam
    Bill Evans Soulgrass Band, Jazz in Duketown, Den Bosch
    Paul Weller, Paradiso, Amsterdam
    Paulusma, Theater de Veste, Delft
    Shaking Godspeed, Monomyth, Paard van Troje, The Hague
    Nick Mulvey, Paard van Troje, The Hague
    Evan Dando, Tivoli, Utrecht
    Roddy Frame, Bitterzoet, Amsterdam
    Grant-Lee Phillips & Howe Gelb, Paard van Troje, The Hague


  8. Daryll-Ann, Melkweg, Amsterdam
    Morrissey, Tivoli, Utrecht
    Alamo Race Track, Moss, Paard van Troje, The Hague
    Bells Of Youth, Paard van Troje, The Hague
    Ryan Adams, Paradiso, Amsterdam
    Paco Renteria, Embassy festival, The Hague
    Bells Of Youth, The Posies, Waterpop, Wateringen
    Charles Bradley & his Extraordinaires, Paard van Troje, The Hague
    The Vagary, Velvet Music (CD presentation "Salute"), Delft
    Taymir, DeWolff, Pinata, Handsome Poets, Schollenpop, Scheveningen
    Taymir, Jacqueline Govaert, Caro Emerald, Kensington, Damaris festival, Amsterdam
    Graham Parker & The Rumour, Paradiso, Amsterdam
    The Kooks, Ed Sheeran, Editors, Arctic Monkeys, Pinkpop, Landgraaf
    Paul Weller, Paard van Troje, The Hague
    Sky Pilots, Supermarkt, The Hague
    Moss, Daryll-Ann, King's Night, The Hague
    Mud Morganfield, Paard van Troje, The Hague
    Nick Lowe, Paard van Troje, The Hague


  9. The Hoax, De Boerderij, Zoetermeer
    Lloyd Cole, Paard van Troje, The Hague
    Jo Harman, De Boerderij, Zoetermeer
    Mark Eitzel, Paard van Troje, The Hague
    Built To Spill, Bitterzoet, Amsterdam
    Milkbar, Rigby, Grote Markt, Den Haag
    Nick Oliveri's Mondo Generator, Bitterzoet, Amsterdam
    Mondo Generator
    Woot, Soul Sister Dance Revolution. Splendid, Schollenpop, Scheveningen
    Barry Hay & The Flying V Formation, Bob Geldof, Parkpop, The Hague
    Masters Of Reality, Bitterzoet, Amsterdam
    Rush, Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam
    Snowy White's Bluesdrivers, De Boerderij, Zoetermeer
    A Brand, Paard van Troje, The Hague


  10. Jan Akkerman & Bert Heerink, My Brainbox, Paard van Troje, The Hague
    Ian Siegal & The Mississipi Mudbloods, De Boerderij, Zoetermeer
    Peter Hammill, De Boerderij, Zoetermeer
    Moke, Velvet Music (CD presentation "Collider"), Delft
    Coldplay, Malieveld, The Hague
    Alain Clark, Van Velzen, De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig, Anouk, Beatstad, Malieveld, The Hague
    Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam
    Paul Weller, Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam
    Ed, Grote Markt, The Hague
    Tim Christensen, Velvet Music (acoustic session), Delft
    Moke, Grote Markt, The Hague
    Manic Street Preachers, Paard van Troje, The Hague
    Paul McCartney, Ahoy, Rotterdam
    King Jack, Tommy Ebben, Paard van Troje, The Hague


  11. John Mellencamp, World Forum, The Hague
    Rush, Ahoy, Rotterdam
    Jody Stephens, Jon Auer, Ken Stringfellow, JB Meijers & Guests (Jacco de Greeuw, Jelle Paulusma a.o.) play The Music of Big Star, Paard van Troje, The Hague
    Rigby, Velvet Music (acoustic session), Delft
    King Jack, DeWolff, Paard van Troje, The Hague
    Erwin Nyhoff, De 2 Wezen, Sassenheim


  12. Cheap Trick, O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London (England)
    Cloud Machine, Tim Christensen, Paard van Troje, The Hague
    Grant-Lee Phillips, Paard van Troje, The Hague
    Direct, Anouk, Beatstad, Malieveld, The Hague
    Go Back To The Zoo, The Deaf, Peter Pan Speedrock, Waterpop, Wateringen
    Bettie Serveert, Fiction Plane, Schollenpop, Scheveningen
    The Cult, Paard van Troje, The Hague
    Nuff Said, Rigby, Paard van Troje, The Hague
    Fiction Plane, Velvet Music (acoustic session), Delft
    Andy Timmons Band, De Boerderij, Zoetermeer
    The Deaf, New York Dolls, Paard van Troje, The Hague
    Turin Brakes, Velvet Music, Delft
    Mumford and Sons, Motel Mozaique, Rotterdam


  13. Paul McCartney, Gelredome, Arnhem
    Southside Johnny & The Ashbury Jukes, Paard van Troje, The Hague
    Coparck, Velvet Music, Delft
    The Cult, Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam
    ZZ Top, Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam
    Moke, Velvet Music, Delft
    Coldplay, Goffertpark, Nijmegen
    Alice In Chains, Melkweg, Amsterdam
    The Tenement Kids, Gomer Pyle, Waterpop, Wateringen
    Johan, Ten Years After, The View, The Suburbs, Schollenpop, Scheveningen
    U2, Snow Patrol, Arena, Amsterdam
    The Buzzcocks, Ed Kowalczyk, Shantel & Bucovina Club Orkestar, Parkpop, The Hague
    The Black Crowes, Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam
    Johan, Velvet Music, Delft
    A Brand, Garland Jeffreys, De Nach, The Hague
    Garland Jeffreys, Spuiplein, De Nach 2009
    The Sheer, Velvet Music (acoustic instore session), Delft
    Anneke van Giersbergen & Danny Cavanagh (Anathema), Velvet Music (acoustic instore session), Delft
    Julian Sas Band, Velvet Music (acoustic instore session), Delft


  14. Golden Earring, Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam
    dEUS, Paradiso, Amsterdam
    De Dijk, Paard van Troje, The Hague
    Keith Caputo, Speakers, Delft
    Queen + Paul Rodgers, Ahoy, Rotterdam
    Bryan Adams, Ahoy, Rotterdam
    Tracy Bonham, Paard van Troje, The Hague
    The Madd, Repomen, Hit Me TV, Waterpop, Wateringen
    Vegas For Millions, Leaf, Alain Clark, Trailerpop, Rotterdam
    R.E.M., Westerpark, Amsterdam
    Matt Bianco, Monte Montgomery, Kula Shaker, Sheryl Crow, Parkpop, The Hague
    Kula Shaker at Parkpop
    GEM, Velvet Music (acoustic instore session), Delft
    Claw Boys Claw, 16 Down, Westerpop, Delft
    GEM at Velvet
    The Black Crowes, Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam
    Fiction Plane, Cooper, Paard van Troje, The Hague
    Fiction Plane sign cd's after the concert


  15. Fiction Plane, Velvet Music (acoustic instore session), Delft
    Stevie Ann, Paard van Troje, The Hague
    Editors, Paard van Troje, The Hague
    Magnapop, Astrosoniq, Waterpop, Wateringen
    Astrosoniq at Waterpop
    Seven, The Sheer, Vlietpop, Leidschendam
    Pearl Jam, Goffert Park, Nijmegen
    Pearl Jam in the Park
    Johan, Marc Ford (ex Black Crowes) a.o., Parkpop, The Hague
    Sioen, Speakers, Delft
    Sioen live in Speakers
    The Who, The Cult, Ahoy, Rotterdam
    Roger Daltry sings Baba O'Reilly
    Sioen, Velvet Music (acoustic instore session), Delft
    Marty Friedman (ex-Megadeth), De Boerderij, Zoetermeer


  16. Erwin Nijhoff & Flip The Switch (Rolling Stones tribute), De Terp, Valkenburg
    Alamo Race Track, Velvet Music (instore session), Delft
    The Suburbs, De Paap, The Hague
    Joan As Policewoman, Velvet Music (acoustic instore session), Delft
    Heather Nova, Paard van Troje, The Hague
    The Cult, 013, Tilburg
    Joe Satriani, Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam
    Therapy?, Velvet Music (acoustic instore session), Delft
    Tracy Bonham, Velvet Music (acoustic instore session), Delft
    The Gathering, De Boerderij, Zoetermeer
    The Posies, Velvet Music (acoustic instore session), Delft
    The Chuck Deely Band, Museon, The Hague


  17. Alquin, Speakers, Delft
    dEUS, Velvet Music (acoustic instore session), Delft
    Golden Earring, Den Haag Beatstad Festival 2005, Malieveld, The Hague
    Voicst, Peter Pan Speedrock, Intwine, Schollenpop, Zuiderstrand, Scheveningen
    The Presidents Of The United States of America, Paard van Troje, The Hague
    Audioslave, Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam
    Killing Joke, Elvis Costello, De Dijk, Parkpop, The Hague
    The Wedding Present, Rotown, Rotterdam
    Who's Next, Purple Rainbow a.o., Classic Rock festival, Total Music, Schiedam
    Grand Slam (ft. Erwin Nijhoff, The Prodigal Sons), Total Music, Schiedam
    The Musical Box (Genesis coverband) perform "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway", Dr. Anton Philipszaal, The Hague
    Golden Earring, Nederlands Congres Centrum, The Hague


  18. Ken Stringfellow (The Posies), Rotown, Rotterdam
    Face Tomorrow, Speakers, Delft
    Sioen, Face Tomorrow, Wealthy Beggar, Gem a.o., Waterpop, Wateringen
    Brian Wilson, Nederlands Congres Centrum, The Hague
    Lenny Kravitz, Arena, Amsterdam
    Living Colour, De Boerderij, Zoetermeer
    Dream Theater, Ahoy, Rotterdam


  19. Travis, Athlete, Pepsi Stage, Amsterdam
    Y & T, De Boerderij, Zoetermeer
    Thin Lizzy, De Boerderij, Zoetermeer
    Steve Winwood, "Heats The Hague", Plein, The Hague
    Live, Coldplay, Supergrass & Nada Surf. Goffert Park, Nijmegen
    Paul McCartney, Gelredome, Arnhem
    Colin Blunstone & Rod Argent, De Boerderij, Zoetermeer


  20. Cuban Heels, Julian Sas Band, De Koninck Bluesfestival, De Tobbe, Delft
    Golden Earring, Groenoordhallen, Leiden
    Jimmyhat, Lianan Shee, Musicon, The Hague
    Silkstone, Westerpop, Delft
    16 Down, Schollenpop, Scheveningen
    Joe Satriani, Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam


  21. Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Ahoy, Rotterdam
    Novastar, Johan, George Thorogood, Parkpop, The Hague
    New Model Army, Paard van Troje, The Hague
    Pat Travers, De Boerderij, Zoetermeer


  22. The Posies, Paard van Troje, The Hague


  23. Black Sabbath, Ahoy, Rotterdam


  24. Golden Earring, Rijswijkse Schouwburg, Rijswijk
    The Rolling Stones, Malieveld, The Hague
    Andy Tielman, Houtrusthallen, The Hague
    Paradise Lost, Dream Theater, Black Sabbath. Graspop, Dessel (Belgium)
    The Hellacopters, Anouk, Parkpop, The Hague
    Pink Project perform "Dark Side Of The Moon", Markt, Delft


  25. Golden Earring, Nighttown, Rotterdam
    The Who, Ahoy, Rotterdam
    The Tragically Hip, Nighttown, Rotterdam
    The Hellacopters, Johan, Bettie Serveert, Waterpop, Wateringen


  26. Steely Dan, Ahoy, Rotterdam
    Motorpsycho, Waterpop, Wateringen
    Deep Purple, Ahoy, Rotterdam
    Tina Turner, Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam


  27. Rainbow, Ahoy, Rotterdam
    The Rolling Stones, Goffert Park, Nijmegen
    Steve Lukather (Toto), Micheal Lee Firkins a.o., "Jimi Hendrix Festival". Paard van Troje, The Hague
    Pink Project, perform "The Wall", Korzo theater, The Hague


  28. Page & Plant, Ahoy, Rotterdam
    Pink Floyd, De Kuip, Rotterdam
    The Prodigal Sons, Urban Dance Squad, Smashing Pumpkins, Soul Aylum, Crowded House, Therapy?, Afghan Wigs, Morphine, Björk, The Breeders, Rage Against The Machine. Pinkpop, Landgraaf


  29. The Prodigal Sons, De Boerderij, Zoetermeer
    Herman Brood & His Wild Romance, De Boerderij, Zoetermeer
    Herman Brood didn't give much of a show, really. He looked in bad shape, hardly moved on stage and mumbled some funny remarks. But once started this band knew how to play rock 'n' roll and they kept on giving encores. Like so many bands live they were just a bit better than on their records.
    Robert Plant, Parkpop, The Hague
    Paul McCartney, Ahoy, Rotterdam
    Sister Double Happiness, Radiohead, Claw Boys Claw, Manic Street Preachers Waterpop, Wateringen
    Brian May, Ahoy, Rotterdam


  30. Gary Moore, Ahoy, Rotterdam
    The Breeders, The Tragically Hip, Walter Trout Band. Parkpop, The Hague


  31. The Pixies, Iggy Pop, Paul Simon, Sting, Rock Werchter (Belgium)
    I really went to Rock Werchter to see the Pixies but it was Iggy Pop's performance that blew me away. What an energy on the stage! I knew who he was of course but didn't know The Stooges records yet.
    The Moody Blues, Nederlands Congres Centrum, The Hague


  32. Alex Chilton, Paard van Troje, The Hague
    Back when the Paard van Troje was still a cellar, Alex Chilton came 'round. Some people knew who he was, others had heard of his reputation and wondered if this was really such a legend. Alex certainly didn't want to show off or act like a star. He was relaxed, funny and just played the music he likes (including "Volare"). His band was very good and the songs, mainly from "High Priest" and "Black List" mixed well with the Big Star songs (5 or so, a real treat, among them "September Gurls", "She's A Mover" and "In The Street"). Other highlights included his singles "Bangkok", "Can't Seem To Make You Mine" and "No Sex".


  33. Lou Reed, Carré, Amsterdam
    "New York" was a big come-back, his best and most succesful album in years. The performance was impressive with a complete "New York" first and after the break the classics (with Rock 'n' Roll as one of the highlights).
    Tröckener Kecks, Paard van Troje, The Hague


  34. Deep Purple, Ahoy, Rotterdam
    My first real concert! Although "The House of Blue Light" was a pretty good album, by this time the 80's reunion of the famous Deep Purple Mark II line-up was starting to fall apart. Blackmore and Gillan were hardly on speaking terms and Blackmore's performance was uninspired (although it's kind of cool to wait 'till the last solo part of Child In Time and then play it as fast as ever). Fortunately, Gillan was in fine voice and Lord filled in the gaps left by Blackmore.

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