2006 – English songbird Katie Melua performs a concert 303 meters below sea level. The world’s deepest gig happens at the bottom of an oil rig shaft in the North Sea. Unfortunately, someone lifts Melua back to the surface. Katie Melua has entered the record books by playing the deepest ever gig. Melua set the […]
2006 – Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young are joined by Dave Matthews, Steel Pulse, Gov’t Mule, Jerry Lee Lewis, Gov’t Mule, Steve Earle and Allison Moorer for the organization’s 21st anniversary concert at the Tweeter Center in Camden, N.J.
2006 – A man dies after being severely beaten by two unidentified assailants in the moshpit at Korn’s Atlanta concert. The band appeal for witnesses to the attack to help with the investigation.
2006 – Robert Plant leads the bill for a June 23 benefit concert for Love principal Arthur Lee, who is battling leukemia.
2006 – Deep Purple perform a concert to inspire the Croatian soccer squad after their 1-0 defeat to Brazil in the World Cup. “Music gets the rhythm process going and the blood stream running,” says the team treasurer. Steve Morse replaces Ritchie Blackmore on guitar… Awesome…. with all due respect to Ritchie.
2006 – Led Zeppelin and conductor/artistic director Valery Gergiev are awarded the 15th annual Polar Music Prize on by His Majesty King Carl Gustaf XVI of Sweden. The prestigious prize is presented during a nationally televised ceremony from Konserthuset, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra’s concert hall, where the annual Nobel Prize ceremony is held.
2006 – During its second annual benefit concert at the Music Box/Henry Fonda Theater in Hollywood, the MusiCares MAP Fund, a non-profit organization aimed at helping music industry professionals with addiction recovery treatment, present Metallica.
2006 – The Rolling Stones play their first-ever concert in China with a gig in Shanghai.
2005 – U2’s Vertigo tour is declared the top-grossing trek of 2005, according to year-end figures from Chart Toppers Boxscore. Vertigo reports grosses of $260 million and draws more than 3 million people to 90 concerts, all of which are sell-outs.
2005 – The Strokes unveil new songs from their horribly titled third album First Impressions of the Earth during a concert at Rio de Janeiro’s Museum of Modern Art.
2005 – Tommy Lee is injured during a pyrotechnics display at a Motley Crue concert in Casper, Wyo. He is treated at a nearby hospital, but the drummer’s injuries are not serious.
2005 – A Rolling Stones concert at the University of Virginia is stopped after the venue receives a bomb threat. The concert continues after bomb-sniffing dogs survey the stage.