Here is the list of concerts of 2010. Click to get a review and some pictures.
2010 was an amazing year! In just 12 months time, I saw some of my favourite bands, including some of the biggest rock and metal legends.
One accomplishment was to see all 3 Iron Maiden singers playing live: Blaze Bayleyís band in February, 3 Paul DiAnno gigs in May, and 3 Iron Maiden shows in August!
I also managed to see the Russian band Aria in their hometown, Moscow. And the luxury opening acts for a 25-year career celebration concert were the bands formed by ex-Aria members: Mavrick, Master, Arteria and Kipelov.
Another big event was the mythical Big Four, with thrash masters Anthrax, Slayer, Megadeth and Metallica playing together for the first time.
Later, GunsíníRoses toured in Europe and I was delighted to catch them in Paris and Antwerpen.
By the end of the year, I was lucky to attend the Avantasia tour, with several special guests, including former Helloween singer Michael Kiske, a man I never thought Iíd see performing on stage.
But thatís not all: I had to chance to see Twisted Sister, The Scorpions' farewell Tour, AC/DCís Black Ice Tour. I had a Sonic Boom with KISS, went to the Theatre Of Death with Alice Cooper, and screamed with Ozzy OsbourneÖ plus many other great bands such as Annihilator, Steel Panther, Jetboy, HadesÖ
2010 was unforgettable.
What to expect next in 2011?
January 19 - Faster Pussycat / Enuff Z'Nuff – Savigny Le Temple, France – L'Emplreinte
January 20 - Europe - Paris, France - La Cigale
February 23 - Overkill - Paris, France - Nouveau Casino
March 10 - Blaze Bayley - Cergy, France - Pacific Rock
March 26 - The Exploited- Paris, France - Elysée Montmartre
April 10 - Scorpions - Mons, Belgium - Lotto Mons Expo
May 1 - Paul DiAnno - Santeny, France - Pub Le Moulin
May 2 - Paul DiAnno - Vitry Le François, France - L'Orange Bleue
May 4 - UFO - Paris, France - Trabendo
May 7 - Paul Di Anno - Vauréal, France - La Forum
May 19 - Scorpions - Paris, France - Olympia
May 22 - AC/DC - Wels, Austria - Flugplatz Wels
May 23 - KISS - Prague, Czech Republic - O2 Arena
May 24 - Accept - Paris, France - Bataclan CANCELLED
June 19 - Hellfest - Clisson, France
Slash, Twisted Sister, Alice Cooper, Anvil, Annihilator, Airbourne
June 20 - Slash - Paris, France - Bataclan
June 26 - Sonisphere Tuborg Green Festival - Bucharest, Romania
Anthrax - Megadeth - Slayer - Metallica
June 29 - Aerosmith - Paris, France - Bercy
July 17 - Bang Your Head Festival - Balingen, Germany
Twisted Sister, Treat, Fates Warning, Sacred Steel, Hades.
August 7 - Sonisphere Festival - Stockholm, Sweden
Iron Maiden, Alice Cooper, Slayer
August 14 - Iron Maiden / Kamelot - Budapest, Hungary - Sziget Festival
August 21 - Iron Maiden - Valencia, Spain - Auditorio Marina Sur
Opening band: Edguy
September 13 - Guns'n'Roses - Paris, France - Bercy
September 19 - Steel Panther - Köln, Germany - Luxor
September 20 - Ozzy Osbourne - Paris, France - Bercy
September 28 - Blind Guardian - Paris, France - Elysée Montmartre
September 30 - Guns'n'Roses - Antwerpen, Belgium - Sportpaleis
October 5 - Annihilator - Paris, France - Le Divan Du Monde
October 9 - Alestorm / Sabaton - Paris, France - Nouveau Casino
October 15 - The Sticky Boys - Paris, France - Virgin Megastore
October 16 - ZZ Top - Paris, France - Bercy
October 22 - Ten Years After - Massy, France - Espace Culturel Paul Baillart
November 10 - Deep Purple - Paris, France - Zénith
November 13 - Tracy Gang Pussy / Jetboy - Paris, France - La Java
November 17 - Lynch Mob - Paris, France - Le Divan Du Monde
November 20 - Cathedral - Paris, France - Le Divan Du Monde
November 27 - Aria - Moscow, Russia
Ariafest with Kipelov, Mavrin, Master and Arteria
December 2 - Molly Hatchet - Paris, France - Trabendo
December 4 - Avantasia - Kaufbeuren, Germany - All-Kart Halle
December 9 - L.A. Guns / Pretty Boy Floyd - Savigny, France - L'Empreinte
December 13 - Kreator / Exodus / Death Angel - Paris, France - Elysée Montmartre
December 18 - Avantasia - Fulda, Germany - Esperantohalle