Concerts

Here is the list of concerts and festivals I have attended during my long years of Heavy Metal faith.

I’m sure I’ve missed some, especially in the early days, but it’s still quite a comprehensive list.

If it’s not specified, the gig took place in my hometown (Milano, Italy) or in towns nearby.

Every question or comment is welcome!

Concerts

  1. Gods of Metal 1997 (Manowar, Angra, Rage, Grave Digger, Moonspell…) – 7 June 1997
  2. Iron Maiden + Helloween – 5 May 1998
  3. Gods of Metal 1998 (Black Sabbath, Pantera, Stratovarius, Helloween, Gamma Ray, Blind Guardian, Iced Earth…) – 6 June 1998
  4. Blind Guardian – 5 November 1998
  5. Angra – 19 February 1999
  6. Gamma Ray – 26 April 1999
  7. Gods of Metal 1999 (Manowar, Motorhead, Angra, Hammerfall, Iron Savior…) – 6 June 1999
  8. Children of Bodom + In Flames – 5 October 1999
  9. UDO – 21 February 2000
  10. Grave Digger – 25 March 2000
  11. Rhapsody + Stratovarius – 28 April 2000
  12. DIO – 20 May 2000
  13. Gods of Metal 2000 (Iron Maiden, Demons and Wizards, Dark Tranquillity, Edguy…) – 10 June 2000
  14. Halford – 23 November 2000
  15. Hammerfall + Virgin Steele – 28 January 2001
  16. Iron Savior – 25 April 2001
  17. Gods of Metal 2001 (Judas Priest, Megadeth, Savatage, Motorhead, Gamma Ray, W.a.s.p.…) – 9 June 2001
  18. Gods of Metal 2002 (Manowar, Blind Guardian, Running Wild, Virgin Steele, Doro, Metalium, Blaze…) – 9 June 2002 – Monza (MB), Italy
  19. Manowar – August 2002 – Koln, Germany
  20. DIO – 20 September 2002
  21. Primal Fear – 3 October 2002
  22. Gamma Ray – 29 October 2002
  23. Manowar – 8 November 2002 – Brescia, Italy
  24. Manowar – 9 November 2002 – Faenza, Italy
  25. Manowar – 8 December 2002 – Freiburg, Germany
  26. Gods of Metal 2003 (Whitesnake, Queensryche, Motorhead, Saxon, Grave Digger, Angra…) – 8 June 2003
  27. Grave Digger – 20 January 2004
  28. Gods of Metal 2004 (Judas Priest, Rage, Alice Cooper, Testament, Motorhead, Twisted Sister, W.a.s.p., Stratovarius, Quireboys…) – 5, 6 June 2004 – Bologna, Italy
  29. Wacken 2004 (DIO, Doro & Warlock, Amon Amarth, Grave Digger, Feinstein & Joey de Maio of Manowar, The Rods, Quireboys…) – 6 August 2004
  30. Saxon – 4 November 2004
  31. Sebastian Bach – 18 December 2004
  32. Judas Priest – 10 April 2005
  33. Tradate Iron Fest (Dio, Saxon, Jon Oliva’s Pain, Riot, Axel Rudi Pell, Pink Cream 69, Rage, Brainstorm, Anvil, Exciter…) – 3,4,5 June 2005 – Tradate (VA), Italy
  34. Gods of Metal 2005 (Motley Crue, Accept, Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Hammerfall, Black Label Society…) – 12 June 2005 – Bologna, Italy
  35. Earthshaker Fest 2005 (Manowar, Children of Bodom, Primal Fear, Bludgeon, Holy Hell & Eric Adams of Manowar…) + Manowar Fan Convention – 21,22,23 July 2005 – Geiselwind, Germany
  36. Metalway Festival (Manowar, Accept, Saxon, Running Wild, W.a.s.p., Primal Fear…) – 12,13,14 August 2005 – Guernica, Spain
  37. Gamma Ray – 3 October 2005
  38. Anvil – 1 November 2005
  39. Hammerfall – 27 November 2005
  40. Rosae Crucis – 21 January 2006
  41. Deep Purple – 2 March 2006
  42. Keep it True VI (Exciter, Riot, Ross the Boss, Grim Reaper, Wotan…) – 8 April 2006 – Lauda-Königshofen, Germany
  43. Jon Oliva’s Pain – 21 April 2006
  44. UDO – 20 May 2006 – Cremona, Italy
  45. Gods of Metal 2006 (Strana Officina, Firetrails, Whitesnake, Def Leppard, Motorhead, Helloween, Gamma Ray…) – 2,3 June 2006
  46. Guns’n’Roses + Sebastian Bach – 29 July 2006 – London, UK
  47. Bud Tribe – 8 December 2006
  48. Hammerfall + Krokus – 13 February 2007
  49. Manowar – 24 March 2007 – Frankfurt, Germany
  50. Manowar – 27 March 2007 – Dortmund, Germany
  51. Manowar – 28 March 2007 – Hamburg, Germany
  52. Manowar – 30 March 2007 – Nurnberg, Germany
  53. Manowar – 31 March 2007 – Stuttgart, Germany
  54. Saxon – 15 April 2007
  55. Ross the Boss – 12 May 2007 – Gualtieri (RE), Italy
  56. Magic Circle Festival (Manowar & friends: Gamma Ray, David Shankle Group, Heavenly, Stormwarrior…) – 7 July 2007 – Bad Arolsen, Germany
  57. Bud Tribe + Rain – 29 September 2007
  58. Dokken + Kingdom Come – 8 October 2007
  59. Wotan + Doomsword – 27 October 2007
  60. Wotan – 25 January 2008
  61. Magic Circle Festival II (Alice Cooper, Ted Nugent, Michael Shenker Group…) – 10 July 2008 – Bad Arolsen, Germany
  62. Magic Circle Festival II (Manowar “first 3 albums in their entirety” & friends: Gotthard, W.a.s.p., Doro, Jack Starr, Stormwarrior…)- 11 July 2008 – Bad Arolsen, Germany
  63. Magic Circle Festival II (Manowar “following 3 albums in their entirety” & friends: Majesty, Holy Hell, Mob Rules…) – 12 July 2008 – Bad Arolsen, Germany
  64. Wotan – 31 October 2008
  65. Longorbardeath – 13 December 2008
  66. Wotan – 8 May 2009
  67. Strana Officina + Holy Martyr – 20 June 2009
  68. Manowar – 5 July 2009 – Bucharest, Romania
  69. Norway Rock Festival (Manowar, W.a.s.p., Testament, Satyricon…) – 10 July 2009 – Kvinesdal, Norway
  70. Magic Circle Festival III (Manowar & friends: Kingdom Come, Jack Starr, Wizard…) – 18 July 2009 – Loreley, Germany
  71. Play it Loud Revenge (Grim Reaper, Praying Mantis, Rain, Asgard…) – 26 September 2009 – Bologna, Italy
  72. Rosae Crucis – 3 October 2009 – Roma, Italy
  73. Wotan – 23 October 2009
  74. Wotan – 6 November 2009
  75. Tigertailz – 7 November 2009 – Bologna, Italy
  76. Amon Amarth – 17 November 2009
  77. W.a.s.p. – 24 November 2009
  78. Deep Purple – 15 December 2009
  79. Manowar – 18 January 2010 – Furth, Germany
  80. Manowar – 19 January 2010 – Berlin, Germany
  81. Manowar – 21 January 2010 – Ludwigshafen, Germany
  82. Manowar – 22 January 2010 – Ludwigsburg, Germany
  83. Manowar – 23 January 2010 – Offenbach, Germany
  84. Gamma Ray – 16 February 2010
  85. Virgin Steele*acoustic show – 26 February 2010
  86. Saxon – 15 March 2010
  87. Italian Gods of Metal (Strana Officina, Skanners, Sadist, Bulldozer, Trick or Treat, Pino Scotto…) – 21 March 2010
  88. Omen + Savage Grace – 6 April 2010
  89. Heathen – 8 May 2010
  90. Manowar – 25 June 2010 – Bucharest, Romania
  91. Skanners – 3 July 2010
  92. Magic Circle Festival IV (Manowar & friends: Arch Enemy, Virgin Steele…) – 11 July 2010 – Tolmin, Slovenia
  93. Strana Officina – 24 July 2010
  94. Manowar – 11 September 2010 – Madrid, Spain
  95. Rock Hard Festival (Sodom, Grave Digger, Exciter, Tygers of Pan Tang, Strana Officina, Gama Bomb, Rain…) – 19 September 2010 – Bologna, Italy
  96. British Steel Fest (Angel Witch, Crying Steel, Demon, Girlschool, Grim Reaper, Diamond Head…) – 7 November 2010 – Bologna, Italy
  97. Sodom – 10 February 2011
  98. Tygers of Pan Tang – 19 February 2011
  99. Overkill + Destruction + Heathen – 9 March 2011
  100. Manowar – 25 March 2011 – Basel, Switzerland
  101. Grave Digger – 4 April 2011
  102. Manowar – 10 April 2011 – Madrid, Spain
  103. Gods of Metal 2011 (Judas Priest, Whitesnake, Europe, Mr. Big…) – 22 June 2011
  104. Girlschool – 10 July 2011
  105. Judas Priest + Motorhead + Saxon – 30 July 2011 – Madrid, Spain
  106. Helstar – 5 September 2011
  107. Rock Hard Festival (Coroner, Onslaught, Master…) – 17 September 2011
  108. Alice Cooper – 14 October 2011
  109. Sacred Steel – 21 October 2011
  110. Steel Fest (Virgin Steele, Praying Mantis, Angel Witch, Picture, Skanners, …) – 5 November 2011 – Bologna, Italy
  111. Rhino – 16 March 2012 – Curno (BG), Italy
  112. Judas Priest – 11 May 2012 – Mantova, Italy
  113. Rhino singing with an Italian band – 12 May 2012
  114. Exodus + Heathen + Suicidal Angels – 14 June 2012 – Retorbido (PV), Italy
  115. Gods of Metal 2012 (Manowar, Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Unisonic, Cannibal Corpse…) – 21 June 2012
  116. Jon Oliva’s Pain – 10 July 2012
  117. Wacken Open Air 2012 (Scorpions, Amon Amarth, Machine Head, Hammerfall, Saxon, Axel Rudi Pell, Gamma Ray, Overkill, Sanctuary, Saor Patrol, Sepultura, UDO, Testament…) – 2,3,4 August 2012 – Wacken, Germany
  118. Overkill – 10 October 2012
  119. Kreator + Morbid Angel – 13 November 2012
  120. Grand Magus + Angel Witch + Enforcer – 13 February 2013
  121. Keep it True XVI (Warlord, Medieval Steel, Holocaust, Jack Starr, Angel Witch, Liege Lord, October 31…) – 19, 20 April 2013 – Lauda-Königshofen, Germany
  122. Iron Maiden – 8 June 2013
  123. Amon Amarth + Carcass – 24 November 2013
  124. Amorphis – 26 November 2013
  125. Trans-Siberian Orchestra – 25 January 2014 – Berlin, Germany
  126. Gamma Ray – 1 April 2014
  127. Keep it True XVII (Jag Panzer, Metal Church, Sinner, Atlantean Kodex, Persian Risk, Lethal, Battleaxe…) – 25, 26 April 2014 – Lauda-Königshofen, Germany
  128. Bang your Head festival (Axel Rudi Pell, Twisted Sister, Exodus, Kissin’ Dynamite, Michael Shenker, Rob Rock, Warlord, Riot, Sebastian Bach, Stryper, Europe, Atlantean Kodex, …) – 11, 12 July 2014 – Balingen, Germany
  129. Wacken Open Air 2014 (Kreator, Hammerfall, Amon Amarth, King Diamond, Saxon, Skid Row, W.a.s.p. …) – 31 July, 1,2 August 2014 – Wacken, Germany
  130. Overkill – 4 November 2014
  131. Rosae Crucis + Skanners – 22 November 2014
  132. Keep it True XVIII (Exciter, Riot V, Uli Jon Roth, Titan Force, M-Pire of Evil, Leatherwolf, Shok Paris, Fist, Jutta Weinhold Band…) – 24,25 April 2015 – Lauda-Königshofen, Germany
  133. Gamma Ray – 18 July 2015 – Cenate Sotto (BG), Italy
  134. Wacken Open Air 2015 (Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Judas Priest, Running Wild, Amorphis, Rock Meets Classic + Dee Snider, UDO, Annihilator, Death Angel, Stratovarius, Sabaton, Powerwolf…) – 30, 31 July, 1 August 2015
  135. Machine Head – 2 October 2015
  136. Grim Reaper – 7 November 2015
  137. Grave Digger – 29 January 2016 – Cremona, Italy
  138. Udo + Anvil – 9 April 2016
  139. Amorphis – 10 April 2016
  140. Fire & Steel Fest (Manilla Road, Ironsword, Rosae Crucis, Battle Ram, Axevyper…) – 7 May 2016
  141. Riot V – 13 May 2016
  142. Graspop Metal Meeting (Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Twisted Sister, Saxon, Loudness, Udo, Amon Amarth, Virgin Steele, Grand Magus, Overkill, Satyricon, Anthrax, Sacred Reich…) – 16, 17,18,19 June 2016 – Dessel, Belgium
  143. Kreator – 21 February 2017
  144. Ross the Boss – 24 March 2017
  145. Keep it True XX (Cirith Ungol, Fifth Angel, Manilla Road, Omen, Medieval Steel, Q5, Demolition Hammer, Eternal Champion, Night Demon, Atlantean Kodex…) – 28, 29 April 2017 – Lauda-Königshofen, Germany
  146. Barcelona Rock Fest (Aerosmith, Running Wild, Deep Purple, Krokus, Saxon, Alice Cooper, Exciter, Abbath, Metal Church, Angelus Apatrida, Carcass, Sodom, Udo, Hammerfall, Airbourne, Europe…) – 30 June, 1, 2 July 2017- Barcelona, Spain
  147. Colony Open Air Festival (Kreator, Exciter, Demolition Hammer, Death Angel, Loudness…) – 22 July 2017

Heavy Metal concerts wanted…work in progress!