Gig List for 2000

NumberBand(s)VenueDateRatingComments
3543 Duran Duran Wembley Arena , London 17.12.2000 9,5 DD did a fantastic 1 hour 45 mins set of all their greatest pop songs .superb 
3544 Hawkwind Astoria , London 29.12.2000 it seems like years since I last saw these legends of space rock but the main set was pretty boring and only the encores set the place alight  
3542 Counterfeit Stones + Circus Of Horrors  Shepherds Bush Empire , London 16.12.2000 9,25 special Xmas show had the support doing a 45 mins set of body torture routines not for the faint hearted. C .Stones did a really enjoyable 1 hour 45 mins set of classic Stones material  
3539 Halford  Astoria 2 , London 06.12.2000 9,25 Really good to see his ex singer with Judas Priest playing live again .1 hour 35 mins set of new album songs and classic Judas Priest songs . encore had Bruce Dickinson (Maiden) and Geoff Tate (Queensryche) on stage 
3540 Reef + Crashland Shepherds Bush Empire,London 08.12.2000 9,25 Reef did a great 85 mins back to basics indie rock set full of their hit singles  
3541 Alarm Shepherds Bush Empire , London 15.12.2000 9,5 This was billed as greatest hits so we got 1 hour 55 mins of classic Alarm anthems that were just excellent .  
3537 AC/DC Wembley Arena , London 04.12.2000 10 Really looking forward to these shows and of course AC/DC deliver the best shows of the year . Totally stunning  
3538 AC/DC Wembley Arena , London 05.12.2000 10 Great views near the stage both nights as AC/DC did a very loud 2 hour set of riff laden rock anthems . Classic  
3536 Tom Jones Wembley Arena , London 03.12.2000 9,5 no support . 1 hour 55 mins set .Tom is now even a bigger star after the success of his ""Reload"" album .Loads of hits and cover versions .Great vocals and stage persona . 
3535 Thin Lizzy  Shepherds Bush Empire,London 29.11.2000 9,25 all those great songs and the twin guitar attack .1 hour 40 mins set John Sykes is still doing the vocals . Met Eddie Jordan (Formula 1) at the neat aftershow party  
3533 David Essex Royal Albert Hall , London 23.11.2000 he did a 90 mins set that featured lots of his 1970s hits and material from the albums he still brings out . The ladies still love his cheeky chappie persona 
3534 The Who with guests Noel Gallagher + Eddie Vedder + Bryan Adams + Paul Weller + Kelly Jones  Royal Albert Hall , London 27.11.2000 9,75 End of tour charity show for ""The Tennage Cancer Trust"" 2 sets lasting 2 hours 40 mins with guests coming on for 1 or 2 songs and all those great classic Who anthems . 
3531 Bon Jovi Continental Airlines Arena ,New Jersey , USA . 16.11.2000 9,5 went straight from JFK into New York centre then the bus to the venue the venue is similar to Earls Court .Great 2 hours 10 mins show with loads of their pop rock anthems .Shame my seat was not nearer the stage  
3532 Black 47 Connollys Bar , New York , USA  18.11.2000 9,5 They are New Yorks version of The Pogues . Great irish themed songs that made the 1 hour 50 mins set really fun and a great atmosphere  
3529 Jazz Passengers feat Deborah Harry and Elvis Costello Royal Festival Hall , London 14.11.2000 8,5 no support . 80 mins show .enjoyable set of jazz and blues  
3530 The Who + Joe Strummer And The Mescaleros  Wembley Arena , London 15.11.2000 9,75 Both bands played the same sets as the great Docklands show 2 days ago.Both were again really excellent .Got into the aftershow party tonight  
3525 Smashing Pumpkins Wembley Arena , London 03.11.2000 last ever UK tour before they split up .no support . 2 hour show .Set featured all their best songs but the use of non stop strobes in the light show spoilt the presentation  
3526 Robbie Williams  Docklands Arena , London 05.11.2000 9,75 this was one of an amazing 6 nights for Robbie at Doclands Arena .He is a great arena entertainer with non stop 90 mins of catchy pop songs  
3527 James Brixton Academy , London 08.11.2000 9,5 sold out 2 hour show . several new songs played tonight but the last 75 mins was non stop big tunes 
3528 Who + Joe Strummer And The Mescaleros  Docklands Arena , London 13.11.2000 9,75 Fantastic double bill of legends . Joe Strummer did a good 40 mins set but a lot of the crowd not interested.The Who did 2 hours 15 mins that was superb and we were 3 rows from front with a brilliant view all night  
3524 Daniel O Donnell  Royal Albert Hall , London 02.11.2000 my mum loves him so I went along to keep her company ( honest ) . This irish singer did a pleasant 2 hours 40 mins set and as usual he stayed behind after the show for over an hour talking to any fans that wanted to say hello .This is how he retains such a very strong fanbase .My mum loved it  
3522 Placebo Brixton Academy , London 31.10.2000 9,5 Placebo did a great 90 mins set with songs from their 3 albums .1st of 2 Placebo Brixton shows 
3523 Magnetic Fields + Departure Lounge Shepherds Bush Empire,London 01.11.2000 8,5 The critics love these two bands .Marc Almond came on for 2 songs .Magnetic Fields singer is really cool but I did not feel the earth move  
3521 Ronan Keating Royal Albert Hall , London 30.10.2000 8,5 loads of screaming girls as expected .Ronan played a 85 mins set with a good mix of solo material , covers and 3 Boyzone hits . 
3520 Joe Strummer And The Mescaleros 100 Club , London 27.10.2000 9,5 low key warm up show for The Who tour and Q Mag awards show next week .what a great sweaty 70 mins gig .14 songs played , first 6 were solo stuff then 8 on the bounce that The Clash recorded inc London Calling , White Man Palais and White Riot. Superb 
3519 Paul Simon Hammersmith Apollo , London 23.10.2000 9,5 Paul had a 12 piece band with him .no support . 2 hours 10 mins show .the band and sound quality was great .much better show than I expected .so many great songs from his career  
3518 John Otway + Dr Feelgood + Eddie And The Hot Rods +The Hamsters Beck Theatre , Hayes ,Middx 17.10.2000 9,25 another gig review for the local paper .Naughty Rhythms Package Tour .All the bands did good 40 mins sets but John Otways fun and lunacy stole the show . Great evening  
3514 Trisha Yearwood + Kim Richey Royal Albert Hall , London 25.09.2000 90 mins set by this massive in USA country artist . Pretty good , 
3515 Reef + Placebo + Coldplay+ Toploader + Manson + Space  The Dome , Docklands , London 26.09.2000 9,25 all the bands did 30 mins set apart from Reef who did 45 mins .Placebo and Reef were the best bands tonight  
3516 Jeff Healey Band + Alex Lloyd Shepherds Bush Empire, London 04.10.2000 NZ support was pretty good .90 mins set from this amazing blind blues guitarist who has not played over here for a good few years  
3517 Bob Dylan Wembley Arena , London 06.10.2000 2nd of 2 sold out Wembley Bob shows.no support . 2 hours set .the sound and band were superb and there are some great songs but his vocal style is too blurry for me  
3512 Glen Matlock And The Philistines + Chelsea + Spizz Energi +Menace + TV Smith + Alternative TV Garage , London 09.09.2000 9,5 mega punk rock event . Chelsea and Spizz both did really good sets .Glen Matlock and band did a really good 45 mins set with Gene October coming on for the encores , 
3513 Bond Royal Albert Hall , London 20.09.2000 mega hyped debut show by these 4 pretty girls playing classical material with a pop feel to it .75 mins set that was really enjoyable , 
3511 Lou Reed Shepherds Bush Empire, London 05.09.2000 9,25 no support . 2 hours 10 mins set .same set as RAH shows in May 2000, 
3509 Stereophonics + Placebo + Slipknot + Rage Against The Machine+Blink 182 + A Reading Festival , Berkshire 27.08.2000 9,5 really mental atmosphere for set by Slipknot who looked great but the music was not very nice . Rage Against The Machine were the best band today  
3510 Sparks Shepherds Bush Empire, London 01.09.2000 9,25 really good 1 hour 40 mins set of old +new songs similar to last years shows  
3507 Oasis + Primal Scream + Foo Fighters + Bluetones + Limp Bizkit +Asian Dub Foundation  Reading Festival ,Berkshire 25.08.2000 9,75 The place went mental for Limp Bizkit afternoon set . Foo Fighters and Oasis both did really great rockin sets 
3508 Pulp + Beck + Idlewild + Queens Of The Stone Age + Black Star+Supersuckers  Reading Festival , Berkshire 26.08.2000 9,5 Pulp and Beck both did really good sets and Jarvis really is such a cool pop star as ever . 
3505 Bon Jovi Wembley Stadium , London 20.08.2000 9,75 Bon Jovi did a fantastic 2 hour show of their catchy pop rock anthems. We enjoyed the second show more as we got into the front of stage pit area  
3506 Foo Fighters + Queens Of The Stone Age  Rex , Stratford , London 24.08.2000 9,5 warm up show for Reading Festival for both bands .QOTSA did a good set .Foo Fighters did a great 90 mins set but it was not as mega as The Scala show a few months go  
3504 Bon Jovi Wembley Stadium, London 19.08.2000 9,5 These Bon Jovi shows are the last at Wembley Stadium before it gets torn down to make way for the new one  
3502 Glen Matlock ( Acoustic Show ) Borders Book Shop , London W1  17.08.2000 9,25 unusual setting to hear Pretty Vacant but it was a really good 45 mins set that feat solo material and Rich Kids 
3503 Glen Matlock And The Philistines Borderline , London 17.08.2000 9,75 Special London gig for launch of new album Open Mind which was a totally rockin 65 mins set feat solo material + 2 Rich Kids hits + Pretty Vacant . Patti Palladin was on backing vocals and Mick Jones(Clash) was here. 
3501 Alvin Stardust Roadhouse ,Cov Garden,London 12.08.2000 he did a crowd pleasing hour set of hit singles and some cover versions , 
3500 Trextasy + B.C.Sweet Olympia Beer Festival , London 04.08.2000 9,25 BC Sweet did a really good 55 mins set of Sweet songs and Trextasy did a great 65 mins set of Bolan hits .Great 1970s glam rock memories 
3497 Motorhead + Terrorvision Guildford Festival , Surrey 28.07.2000 9,5 Terrorvision did a bouncy 60 mins set Motorhead did a great 70 mins set inc new single God Save The Queen 
3498 Culture Club + Aswad + Marc Almond + Stiff Little Fingers +Bad Manners  Guildford Festival , Surrey 29.07.2000 9,25 all the bands today did really good sets all lasting between 60 and 70 mins .Poured with rain for Culture Club set 
3499 Joan Armatrading + Lonnie Donegan + David Gray + Abba Gold + The Hamsters  Guildford Festival , Surrey 30.07.2000 I saw Lonnie Donegan do a great set in the small tent instead of watching Van Morrison on the main stage .David Gray did another boring set .Joan Armatrading did a good set 
3496 999 + Red Letter Day  100 Club , London  27.07.2000 9,25 Lively punk rock atmosphere .999 did a really good energetic 50 mins set of all their best material 
3495 Oasis + Happy Mondays  Wembley Stadium , London 22.07.2000 9,75 Happy Mondays did a good hour set that started slow but got much better .Oasis on both nights did a greatest hits set lasting 1 hour 40 mins set .Both nights I got into front stage pit area .Fantastic rowdy , footie atmosphere  
3492 Alice Cooper Hammersmith Apollo , London 19.07.2000 9,75 Alice Cooper never does an ok show .So many great songs and his fun and theatre always makes a good night , 
3494 Oasis + Happy Mondays Wembley Stadium , London 21.07.2000 9,75 mega celebration shows to confirm Oasis are as popular as ever .This was the night when Noel and Liam kept moaning at each other on stage 
3493 Buzzcocks Camden Underworld , London 20.07.2000 9,5 now going for over 20 years The Buzzcocks did a 75 mins set of old punk classics and a few new ones  
3490 Uriah Heep Astoria , London 15.07.2000 8,5 3pm start for a 2 hour show that was filmed for a live concert video .Good mix of old and new material 
3491 Tina Turner + Lionel Richie + John Fogerty Wembley Stadium , London 16.07.2000 9,75 a rare UK showing by John Fogerty who played a few Creedence Clearwater Revival hits from the 1960s/1970s Lionel Richie did a stunning 60 mins greatest hits set with a voice that was so clear you could hear every word.Tina Turner did a fantastic 2 hour show.So many great songs and dancing .All 3 acts were excellent today 
3489 Eels Hammersmith Apollo , London 14.07.2000 really fun and quirky 90 mins set but this venue does not suit them 
3488 Manhattan Transfer  Royal Festival Hall , London 12.07.2000 7,5 1 hour 40 mins by this famous vocal harmony group 
3486 Radiohead Royal Festival Hall , London  01.07.2000 9,25 sold out in an hour small venue show .good 1 hour 40 mins show but I think it could have been a lot better 
3487 Blur Royal Festival Hall , London 02.07.2000 9,25 85 mins set with album material and a few hits .Maybe it was the venue but like Radiohead this should have been a bit better as it lacked atmosphere 
3484 BB King Hammermith Apollo , London 29.06.2000 74 year old blues legend still going strong .90 mins set of licks and chat  
3485 Burt Bacharach And Hal David tribute show feat Dionne Warwick+Elvis Costello + Bob Geldof + Brian Kennedy  Royal Albert Hall , London 30.06.2000 9,5 They wrote so many classic songs together that were performed tonight over the 2 hours . Bacharach and David both were here on stage tonight 
3481 Nine Inch Nails + Moby + The The + Bloodhound Gang +Methods Of Mayhem + Fu Manchu + A Perfect Circle Glastonbury Festival , Somerset 23.06.2000 9,5 Tommy Lee was OTT as per usual .Nine Inch Nails did a good rocky set .Moby has lots of catchy hit tunes 
3482 Travis + Pet Shop Boys + Ocean Colour Scene + Reef + Semisonic + Brand New Heavies + Asian Dub Foundation Glastonbury Festival , Somerset 24.06.2000 9,5 Travis got everyone singing along .The sun was out for most of the festival. Nice to see The Pet Shop Boys again 
3483 David Bowie + Muse + Dandy Warhols + Willie Nelson +David Gray + Jools Holland  Glastonbury Festival , Somerset 25.06.2000 9,75 David Bowie was the best act of the entire weekend with a stunning 1 hour 50 mins greatest hits set .Willie Nelson got a heroes welcome.Dandy Warhols are so cool it hurts 
3480 Elliot Smith Royal Festival Hall , London 21.06.2000 7,5 pretty average 80 mins set by this trendy New Yorker 
3479 Lynyrd Skynyrd + Company Of Snakes Hammersmith Apollo , London 20.06.2000 9,5 superb rock double bill.one off Skynyrd UK show .support did a really good 50 mins set of Whitesnake songs as they featured ex members of rhe band .Skynryd did a great set just like the old days 
3477 Santana Wembley Arena , London 14.06.2000 9,25 sold out show due to success of the Supernatural album . 2 hour show .Carlos Santana is still a fantastic guitarist with some great songs 
3478 Iron Maiden Earls Court Arena , London 16.06.2000 9,5 sold out show as this was the first UK show by Maiden with Bruce back on the vocals .Great to see this Great British rock band back together playing all those classic rock oldies and the new stuff sounds good as well 
3476 Shirley Bassey Royal Festival Hall , London 13.06.2000 9,5 She is still a true mega star who has a great voice and looks fantastic .Full orchestra for this 1 hour 45 mins 
3475 Shirley Bassey Royal Festival Hall , London 11.06.2000 9,5 3rd of 7 sold out Shirley Bassey shows at The Royal Festival Hall 
3473 John Mayalls Bluesbreakers + Peter Greens Splinter Group Royal Albert Hall , London 02.06.2000 8,5 double bill of 1960s British Blues .Peter Green did a good 80 mins set .John Mayall did a 1 hour 40 mins set with John playing some great keyboards and his Texan guitarist playing some awesome blues guitar 
3474 Undertones Mean Fiddler,Harlesden,London 09.06.2000 9,25 reunion show which is their first in London for over 15 years but sadly Feargal Sharkey is not on vocals . The band did a 75 mins greatest hits set and played Teenage Kicks twice 
3472 Pearl Jam Wembley Arena , London 30.05.2000 9,25 Great atmosphere for this 2 hour show . Sound quality was great and the band were superb.The crowd really loved it 
3470 Nigel Kennedy The Dome,Docklands,London 27.05.2000 9,25 really good show that was hosted by Sex Pistols ex manager M McClaren .Nigels first set was 90 mins of popular classical pieces and his second set was 75 mins of Jimi Hendrix classics done on the violin . Fantastic violinist 
3471 Mick Hucknall + Emma Bunton + Rolf Harris +Tony Hadley BBC Music Live Show  BBC Studios , London W12 28.05.2000 They all did 1 or 2 songs each . Amazing to watch Mick Hucknall sing live in front of you only 5 feet away 
3467 Lou Reed Royal Albert Hall , London 18.05.2000 9,25 no support . 2 hours 20 mins show .Lou Reed is still so super cool 
3468 Lou Reed Royal Albert Hall , London 19.05.2000 9,25 Loads of great songs in the main set before a mega encore of Sweet Jane Vicious Dirty Blvd Perfect Day 
3469 Richie Blackmores Night  Cambridge Theatre , London W1  25.05.2000 9,25 surprisingly good show this one .Richies dungeons and dragons style of music was a bit naff but his lovely blonde wife on vocals did a brilliant job of keeping it all together plus they did one Purple track and one Rainbow track 
3466 Ricky Martin + Gabrielle Royal Albert Hall , London  11.05.2000 many acts played this charity concert .Ricky Martin did a 25 mins set of hits with loads of dancers in sexy outfits .Gabrielle did an ok 25 mins set of hits 
3464 Bush + Muse Shepherds Bush Empire,London 09.05.2000 9,25 support did a good set .85 mins set by Bush who have got some good songs and Gavin is a really great rock star front man 
3465 Hardcore Superstar Madame Jo Jos , London W1 10.05.2000 8,5 40 mins set by this swedish version of Buck Cherry .trash rock and tattoos 
3463 James + Kent Shepherds Bush Empire,London 08.05.2000 9,5 not as good as the Wembley Arena show last December but still a very good 1 hour 45 mins set 
3461 Simply Red Wembley Arena , London 04.05.2000 9,5 Good seats near the front for this 1 hour 50 mins set .Micks singing is still just the sweetest white soul voice around .Mainly a greatest hits set tonight 
3462 Dio Kentish Town Forum, London 07.05.2000 not as good as previous Dio shows as he started off with an hour of weaker newer material before the big classics. He is still a great rock singer 
3459 Buddy Guy Royal Festival Hall , London 01.05.2000 blues legend with a really good 90 mins set of classic material 
3460 Paul Weller Royal Albert Hall , London 03.05.2000 I love Paul Wellers attitude but some of tonights 1 hour 45 mins set was boring but there were loads of great songs too 
3458 Moody Blues Royal Albert Hall , London 30.04.2000 no support . 2 hour show .Good show but nothing exciting 
3454 Cure Wembley Arena , London 22.04.2000 only UK show . No support .2 hours 45 mins set that feat too many slow and boring songs in there .some good hit singles but Robert Smith vocal style really got on my nerves 
3455 Bobby Whitlock with Eric Clapton + Embrace + Doves +Lynden David Hall with Hilda Hicks + Ute Hemper BBC 2 Later With Jools Holland TV Show  BBC Studios , London W12 25.04.2000 very rare live appearance in UK for Bobby Whitlock . Each act did 2 or 3 songs and it was a really good night 
3457 Trextasy Standard Pub , London E17 29.04.2000 9,5 another great tribute band . They did a great 85 mins of hits and rare Bolan 
3456 Dr Feelgood Borderline , London 27.04.2000 80 mins blues rock set with a few old Feelgood classics played as well 
3450 Sting Royal Albert Hall , London 07.04.2000 9,5 Sting just does it all in his stride and makes it all look so very easy 
3451 Bryan Ferry Royal Albert Hall , London 11.04.2000 backed by a jazz blues band and an 8 piecs orchestra . No support .90 mins set split between the jazz covers from his current album and Roxy hits done in a jazz blues style 
3453 Dee Dee Ramone + Janus Stark Garage , London 19.04.2000 9,25 fast and furious 65 mins set from Dee Dee and band that was 80 % Ramones classics .Good ole punk show 
3452 Dressed To Kill (KISS Tribute) Standard Pub , London E17  15.04.2000 9,75 how can a tribute band be this great?? stunning 1 hour 40 mins of KISS mega tunes with costumes, fireworks and perfect stage chat and routines 
3449 Sting Royal Albert Hall , London 04.04.2000 9,5 His backing band are superb esp Dominic Miller on guitar 
3446 Sting Royal Albert Hall , London 28.03.2000 9,5 I went to 5 nights of this 10 show run 
3447 Sting Royal Albert Hall , London 31.03.2000 9,5 totally fantastic 2 hour show full of Sting solo hits and Police hits 
3448 Sting Royal Albert Hall , London 02.04.2000 9,5 The old Police songs still seem to get the best reaction from the crowd 
3444 Henry Rollins Band Kentish Town Forum, London 25.03.2000 Henry was great as a front man but his band were too thrashy for me . Best bits were 2 Thin Lizzy cover versions , 
3445 Status Quo Shepherds Bush Empire,London 27.03.2000 9,25 one off show for new album release .show of two halves really .First set was a horrible 45 mins of the new album which was all cover songs.Second set was just like the old days at Hammy Odeon where they did a 60 mins greatest hits set that rocked .of gigs by Sting at Royal Albert Hall , 
3443 Beck Wembley Arena , London 23.03.2000 indie funk king returns to UK to a venue that does not suit his style at all .Really good 90 mins set but he should have played a smaller venue , 
3440 Asian Dub Foundation HMV , Oxford St , London W1 20.03.2000 35 mins set to promote new album release that should have been better 
3441 Van Morrison + Bobby Bland Royal Albert Hall , London 21.03.2000 blues legend support did a good 45 mins set for a 70 year old . 
3442 Van Morrison + Bobby Bland Royal Albert Hall , London 22.03.2000 Van did a 1 hour 40 mins set and Chris Farlowe came on for 3 songs  
3438 Harry Connick Junior And His Big Band Royal Albert Hall , London 13.03.2000 sold out 2 hour jazz big band show that never really got me that excited , 
3439 Hothouse Flowers + Paul Brady + Sharon Shannon + Jack L Royal Albert Hall , London 14.03.2000 7,5 all acts did 30 mins each but the half empty RAH made it a non even really 
3437 Steve Vai + Eric Sardinas  Astoria , London 08.03.2000 1st of 2 Astoria Steve Vai shows .double bill of guitar masters .support was pretty good .Steve Vai did a 2 hours 10 mins and proved what a great guitar showman he still is .his backing band were excellent 
3432 Queensryche Brixton Academy , London 06.02.2000 8,5 Queensryche did a good set but they seem to have lost it a little bit  
3433 Yes Royal Albert Hall , London 19.02.2000 8,5 no support . 2 hours 15 mins set .a few good songs in the set .funniest sight of the night was looking down and seeing so many bald patches amongst the crowd here tonight 
3434 Counting Crows Royal Albert Hall, London 22.02.2000 8,5 singles were good but a lot of the show just plodded along and got a bit boring , 
3435 Bush + Cyclefly  Hammersmith Palais , London 29.02.2000 9,5 first rock show that I have been to at this venue for years .great double bill.Cyclefly did a superb 40 mins set .Bush did a great rocking 1 hour 40 mins  
3436 Foo Fighters Scala , Kings Cross ,London 04.03.2000 9,75 invite only show via XFM radio . stunning 80 mins set from this really fantastic live rock n roll band .small venue that holds about 500 people 
3429 Rage Against The Machine + Asian Dub Foundation Wembley Arena , London 28.01.2000 9,5 great double bill .ADF did a good 40 mins set and the place went totally mental for RATM 85 mins mega set , 
3430 The Jamm + Whos Who Garage , London 29.01.2000 both bands did good hour tribute sets but the Who band seemed to have more of a cool attitude working for them, 
3431 The The Garage , London 31.01.2000 really boring 75 mins set ,