Concerts and Festivals

Concert History

This list is a pretty complete overview of all the concerts I've been to, but since I haven't kept tickets from all of the concerts I still have to do some research to get it complete. I've only included the big(ger) names here, of course I also went to a lot of performances in local pubs or festivals. Among my favourite concerts ever are Lou Reed (1989), Iggy Pop (1991), Page & Plant (1994), The Tragically Hip (1997), Black Sabbath (1998), The Rolling Stones (1998), Paul McCartney (2003) and Grant-Lee Phillips (2010).

  1. 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


  2. 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


  3. 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


  4. 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
    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


  5. 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


  6. 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


  7. 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


  8. 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
    The Deaf, Peter Pan Speedrock, Waterpop, Wateringen
    Bettie Serveert, Fiction Plane, Schollenpop, Scheveningen
    The Cult, Paard van Troje, The Hague
    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


  9. 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
    Ten Years After, Schollenpop 2009
    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


  10. 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
    Repomen at Waterpop 2008
    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


  11. 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


  12. 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


  13. 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 USA, 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


  14. 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


  15. 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


  16. 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


  17. Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Ahoy, Rotterdam
    Novastar, Johan, George Thorogood, Parkpop, The Hague
    Pat Travers, De Boerderij, Zoetermeer


  18. The Posies, Paard van Troje, The Hague


  19. Black Sabbath, Ahoy, Rotterdam


  20. 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


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


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


  23. 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


  24. 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


  25. The Prodigal Sons, De Boerderij, Zoetermeer
    Herman Brood & His Wild Romance, De Boerderij, Zoetermeer
    Herman didn't give much of a show, really. He hardly moved on stage and mumbled his funny remarks. But 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


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


  27. The Pixies, Iggy Pop, Paul Simon, Sting, Rock Werchter (Belgium)
    I especially went to Rock Werchter for the Pixies but it was Iggy Pop who blew me away. What an energy on the stage! I knew who he was of course but didn't know The Stooges records yet.
    Alex Chilton, Paard van Troje, The Hague
    Back when the Paard van Troje was still a bunker, Alex Chilton came 'round. Only some people knew who he was, others just heard of his reputation. Alex certainly didn't want to show off or anything. He just plays the music he likes. But his band was very good and the songs from High Priest and Black List mixed really well with the Big Star songs (6 or 7, among them September Gurls and In The Street). Other highlights included his singles Bangkok and No Sex.
    The Moody Blues, Nederlands Congres Centrum, The Hague


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


  29. Deep Purple, Ahoy, Rotterdam
    My first real concert! By this time however, the 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.