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Discussion in 'Saxon' started by Klingonbear, Oct 12, 2006.

  1. Klingonbear

    Klingonbear Member

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    Since so many bands have tours imminent and we usually end up wondering about the support acts, I just wondered what bands you folks out there had seen as support acts and were impressed by.

    Iron Maiden, Magnum, MSG, Bad Company, Anthrax, Sabbat, Skyclad, Primus... There's quite a list for my part, but I thought I'd start the ball rolling...

    Cheers!

    Klingonbear
     
  2. Fingers

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    Anthrax supported by Testament
    Ozzy supported by Ratt
    Motley Crue supported by Cheap Trick
    Slayer supported by Sepultura
    Iron Maiden supported by Waysted
    Iron Maiden supported by Slayer
    Arch Enemy supported by The Haunted
    Whitesnake supported by MSG
    AC/DC supported by Fastway
    Judas Priest supported by Saxon
    Judas Priest supported by Annihilator
    AC/DC supported by Dokken
     
  3. 747 Stranger

    747 Stranger Scandinavian 101

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    I'll start off by saying flat-out that Saxon is the best live band I've ever seen. However, the opening acts never seemed to leave an impression on me. The years for these shows may be a bit off, but I tried to recall as best as I could:

    W.A.S.P. supported by Armored Saint and Metallica (1984)
    Ozzy Osbourne supported by Metallica (1986)
    Ozzy Osbourne supported by Anthrax (1988)
    Iron Maiden supported by Dio and Motörhead (2003)
    Deep Purple supported by Scorpions and Dio (2003)
    Deep Purple supported by Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Dream Theater (1997)
    Judas Priest supported by Queensrÿche (2005)
    Megadeth supported by Suicidal Tendencies (1992)
    Dio Supported by Megadeth and Savatage (1987)
    Aerosmith supported by KISS and Saliva (2004)
     
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    I've only got two, seeing as Paxoman doesn't "do" support acts!!

    Saxon supported by Limehouse Lizzy
    Judas Priest supported by Scorpions (loved them both, but liked Scorps just a tiny bit more)
     
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    Here some of my favourite gigs.
    Iron Maiden supported by Wolvesbane.
    Aerosmith and Thunder.
    Levellers,Chumbawumba and Credit To The Nation.
    Credit To The Nation and Collapsed Lung.
    The Almighty and Horse(London).
    PWEI,Compulsion and BLAGGERS ITA(my all time favourite band).
    Crazyhead,Woderstuff and Miltown Brothers
    Carter USM and The Sultans Of Ping FC.
     
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    Let's see?

    I saw Maiden open for Priest several times.
    Queensryche open for Maiden
    Dio, motorhead open for Maiden
    Fastway open for AC/DC
    Jag Panzer open for Helloween
    Gamma open for AC/DC
    LA Guns open for AC/DC
    Ted Nugent open for AC/DC
    Def Leppard open for AC/DC
    Clutch open for Maiden
    Ace Frehley open for Maiden
    Waysted open for Maiden
    Anthrax open for Dio
    Halford,Queensryche open for Maiden
    GZR open for Bruce Dickinson
     
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    Saxon supported by Thunder and The Three Little Angels (both support bands did impress me, especially the guitarist from The Three little Angels, don't know his name, but he was good!)
     
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    Still Scorpions supported by Blackfoot for me! Columns of flame in Bradford St Georges Hall? What were they thinking!:hotjump:

    I even enjoyed the 'bar-stool' acoustic bit where they played a Lady Starlight/Always Somewhere/Holiday medley.


    Another favourite when Skynyrd supported Deep Purple a short while back and on the night blew them away!

    Finally Dr Feelgood including the late Lee Brilleaux supporting the legend that was/is Rory Gallagher. So glad I got to see Rory live before his untimely death.
     
  9. Mad Dan McCafferty

    Mad Dan McCafferty Don't Get Mad,Get Waysted

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    O.K.

    Waysted opening for Maiden..
    Waysted opening for Dio...
    Waysted Opening for Quo!!...
    Wendy & The Rockets opening for ZZ Top!!! (Nah only kiddin!!)
    Mams Boys Opening for the Scorpions
    Scorpions Opening for Priest
    Ratt Opening for Cindarella
    Gun Opening for the Rolling Stones
    Gun Opening For Def Leppard
    Thats all I can remember at the mo that were Rockin'!
     

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