The 90’s


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Station to Station

It’s not the side-effects of the cocaine
I’m thinking that it must be love

Written by David Bowie
From the album Station To Station

As unlikely as it may seem I saw a number of “classic rock” bands for the first time two decades or more on from when they first set out. David Bowie on his Sound + Vision tour, a tour which he swore would be the last time all of his hits were dragged out and paraded on stage. Considering the fact that he retired from touring on stage in 1973, I took this statement with a grain of salt, but it was still one killer show.

I saw the Black Crowes opening up for Robert Plant at the old Maple Leaf Gardens. Rod Stewart at the CNE Stadium anyone? Truth be told I really wasn’t that impressed with Rod the Mod. Haven’t been back to see him since. Even got to see the closest thing any of us will probably ever come again to seeing the mighty Led Zeppelin in concert when Page and Plant brought their tour to the Skydome Skytent. I am, of course, assuming that you were not one of the lucky few that got to see LZ’s reunion at the O2 Arena in London, England in 2008.

So check out, if you dare, all the concerts that the 90’s had on offer for me.

Skid Row, 1990-01-06, Skydome Skybowl, Opening for Aerosmith
Aerosmith, 1990-01-06, Skydome Skybowl, Pump Tour

Downchild Blues Band, 1990-02-03, Nagshead North, Pub Tour

David Bowie, 1990-03-07, Skydome Skybowl, Sound + Vision Tour

Voivod, 1990-05-16, Maple Leaf Gardens, The Nothingface Tour (opening for Rush)
Rush, 1990-05-16, Maple Leaf Gardens, Presto Tour

Gowan, 1990-08-12, Ontario Place Forum, Lost Brotherhood Tour

The Black Crowes, 1990-10-03, Maple Leaf Gardens, Opening for Robert Plant
Robert Plant, 1990-10-03, Maple Leaf Gardens, Manic Nirvana Tour

Gowan, 1990-10-03, Rock Emporium, Lost Brotherhood Tour

Yes, 1991-04-23, Skydome Skybowl, Union Tour

Andy Curran, 1991-10-25, Copps Coliseum, Opening for Rush
Rush, 1991-10-25, Copps Coliseum, Roll The Bones Tour (Opening Night)

Metallica, 1991-11-14, Maple Leaf Gardens, Metallica Tour (The Black Album)

The Tragically Hip, 1991-12-09, Maple Leaf Gardens, Opening for Rush
Rush, 1991-12-09, Maple Leaf Gardens, Roll The Bones Tour (Closing Night)

Emerson, Lake and Palmer, 1992-08-09, Kingswood Theatre,Black Moon Tour

The Black Crowes, 1992-08-15, G. Ross Lord Park, High As The Moon Tour

Jethro Tull, 1992-11-03, Massey Hall, A Little Light Magic Tour

The Black Crowes, 1993-04-14, Varsity Arena, High As The Moon Tour

4 Non Blondes, 1993-08-30, CNE Grandstand, Opening for Aerosmith
Aerosmith, 1993-08-30, CNE Grandstand, Get A Grip Tour

Rod Stewart, 1993-08-20, CNE Stadium, Unplugged…And Seated Tour

Procul Harem, 1993-09-04, Kingswood Theatre, Opening for Jethro Tull
Jethro Tull, 1993-09-04, Kingswood Theatre, 25th Anniversary Tour

Brother Cane, 1993-11-24, Varsity Arena, Opening for Robert Plant
Robert Plant, 1993-11-24, Varsity Arena, Fate Of Nations Tour

Stone Temple Pilots, 1994-08-20, CNE Stadium, Opening for The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones, 1994-08-20, CNE Stadium, Vooodoo Lounge Tour

Lawrence Gowan, 1994-08-23, CNE Bandshell, But You Can Call Me Larry Tour

The Spin Doctors, 1994-12-04, Skydome, Opening for The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones, 1994-12-04, Skydome, Voodoo Lounge Tour

Rusted Root, 1995-03-27, Skydome Skybowl, Opening for Page and Plant
Page and Plant, 1995-03-27, Skydome Skybowl, No Quarter Tour

Max Webster, 1996-01-25, The Hammer Café, Max Is Back Tour

Sting, 1996-07-19, Molson Amphitheatre, Mercury Rising Tour

Emerson, Lake and Palmer, 1996-08-19, Kingswood Theatre, Opening for Tull
Jethro Tull, 1996-08-19, Kingswood Theatre, Roots To Branches Tour

Jonny Lang, 1997-07-06, Molson Amphitheatre, Opening for Aerosmith
Aerosmtih, 1997-07-06, Molson Amphitheatre, Nine Lives Tour

Wide Mouth Mason, 1998-04-26, Skydome, Opening for The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones, 1998-04-26, Skydome, Bridges To Babylon Tour

The Alan Parsons Live Project, 1998-06-18, Molson Amphitheatre, Opening for Yes
Yes, 1998-06-18, Molson Amphitheatre, Open Your Eyes Tour (Opening Night)

Fuel, 1998-10-24, Copps Coliseum, Opening for Aerosmith
Aerosmith, 1998-10-24, Copps Coliseum, A Little South Of Sanity Tour

Big Sugar, 1999-02-25, Air Canada Centre, Opening for The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones, 1999-02-25, Air Canada Centre, No Security Tour

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