15 Memorable Concerts From 2010
2010 is nearing an end and it’s that time when every media outlet gives you their top ten news stories and other stuff you don’t care about anymore (if you ever did). JACK is taking this time to remind you of the great concerts we brought you this year. So get ready to reminisce with some of our exclusive live concert shots.
[photogallerylink id=26884 align=left]Do you remember when [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers[/lastfm] performed at the United Center on July 17th, 2010? The sold-out show featured Petty playing many hits like ‘American Girl’, ‘Free Fallin’, and ‘Learning to Fly.’ They also played covers like ‘Oh Well’ and ‘I should have known.’ Petty is known for putting on some of the best shows around, and he certainly didn’t hold out on Chicago. Plus he let JACK sneak up to the front row. We thought that was pretty nice of him.
[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Aerosmith[/lastfm] rocked out the First Midwest Bank Amphitheater in Tinley Park on August 22nd, 2010. Steven Tyler and Joe Perry put their recent disputes behind them and gave Chicago one of their best shows. They busted out the gate with ‘Same Old Song and Dance’ and went through hits like ‘Dream On,’ ‘Love in an Elevator,’ ‘Walk This Way’ and many more. We’re hoping Steven’s American Idol time won’t keep them from hitting the streets in the near future.
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[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bon Jovi[/lastfm] and special guest [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kid Rock[/lastfm] came to Soldier Field on July, 30th and July 31st to give Chicagoans a show to remember. Thousands of fans got geared up to watch their favorite band play hit songs like ‘Livin on a Prayer’ and ‘Dead or Alive.’ Some of our interns dressed up as the guys from Bon Jovi and they hit it off with a few drunk ladies. Well at least that’s what they told us anyways.
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[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Pink Floyd[/lastfm]’s legendary bassist, singer, and songwriter [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Roger Waters[/lastfm] played four memorable nights at the United Center on September 20th, 21st, 23rd, and 24th. Waters played his famous album The Wall in its entirety, even constructing a 250 by 50 foot wall brick by brick on stage. Of course, Waters had to tear down the wall at the end.
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[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Eagles[/lastfm] came to Soldier Field on June 19th, 2010. Henley, Walsh, Frey, and the rest of the band belted out hit after hit, covering each others solo careers as well. Some of the most memorable songs were ‘Rocky Mountain Way,’ ‘In the City,’ and ‘Heartache Tonight.’ It was one of those shows where you should’ve known every song. Few artists can pull that off today.
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[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Carlos Santana[/lastfm] and special guest [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Steve Winwood[/lastfm] gave an unforgettable performance at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park. Santana melted faces with his electric guitar playing and later proposed to his fiance on stage. She accepted. Who wouldn’t?
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[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Elton John[/lastfm] played at the Sears Centre Arena on April 15th, 2010. The self-described “Rocket Man” blew Chicagoans away with his piano and singalongs like ‘Bennie and the Jets’ and ‘Crocodile Rock.’ It’s really the most exciting thing that’s happened in Hoffman Estates this year.
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[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Chicago[/lastfm] and the [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Doobie Brothers[/lastfm] came to Charter One Pavillion for two show on July 16th and 17th. Both bands got the fans on their feet dancing as they played gems like ‘Listen to the Music’ and ‘Saturday in the Park.’ JACK enjoyed the fresh air all night long.
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[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]REO Speedwagon[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Pat Benatar[/lastfm] lit up Charter One Pavillion on June 18th, 2010. Both acts played hit after hit including songs like ‘Keep on Loving You,’ Riding the Storm Out,’ and ‘Shadows of the Night.’
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The [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Dave Matthews Band[/lastfm] came to Wrigley Field for two memorable shows on September 17th and 18th. Wrigleyville was slammed with partiers as Dave played both sold-out shows. Jason Mraz opened for DMB. JACK opened a few bottles outside of the stadium. Because they wouldn’t let us bring it in.
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[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Billy Idol[/lastfm] and special guest [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Slash[/lastfm] from [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Guns n’ Roses[/lastfm] let loose at the Riviera Theater on September 8th, 2010. They not only jammed on Idol songs like ‘White Wedding’ and ‘Rebel Yell,’ but also played Guns n’ Roses songs. Trust us… you’ve never seen a old rocker that’s this ripped. Imagine the opposite of Keith Richards face on Billy Idol’s body. Just sayin’.
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[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bret Michaels[/lastfm] from [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Poison[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lynyrd Skynyrd[/lastfm] played at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre on June 25th, 2010. This great concert featured Bret Michaels playing hits like ‘Unskinny Bop’ and ‘Every Rose has its Thorns,’ while Skynyrd jammed out to ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ and ‘Free Bird.’
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[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Styx[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Foreigner[/lastfm], and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kansas[/lastfm] all teamed up for a triple threat concert at Charter One Pavillion on June 6th, 2010. This legendary lineup played all the hits from ‘Dust in the Wind’ to ‘Come Sail Away.’ And we know you enjoyed it with all that foot tapping and screaming.
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[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jimmy Buffett[/lastfm] and the rest of the Coral Reefer Band played at Toyota Park in Bridgeview on August 14th, 2010. All the parrotheads came out to see Jimmy play songs like ‘Margaritaville,’ ‘Fins,’ and ‘Cheeseburger in Paradise.’ After all, it’s not summer time without Jimmy Buffett and Margaritas. Blend us up a few?
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The recently reunited [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Stone Temple Pilots[/lastfm] came to Charter One Pavillion on August 20th, 2010. STP put on a great show, playing gems like ‘Plush,’ ‘Interstate Love Song,’ and ‘Vasoline.’ The best part? Scott Weiland didn’t trip and stumble on the stage like his last Chicago performance. Well at least from what we remember.
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