Throwback Concert: Judas Priest at New Haven Coliseum 1986

Throwback Concert: Judas Priest at New Haven Coliseum 1986

This week we celebrate Glenn Tipton’s birthday! The lead guitarist of Judas Priest celebrated his 73rd birthday on October 25th! To celebrate, today we look back at when Judas Priest, along with Dokken, melted several thousand faces at New Haven Coliseum in 1986! Judas Priest hit the road in ’86 to support their album Turbo.…

Throwback Concert: “Weird Al” Yankovic at Toad’s Place 1992

Throwback Concert: “Weird Al” Yankovic at Toad’s Place 1992

Happy birthday to “Weird Al” Yankovic! The American signer, songwriter and all around funny guy turns 61 on October 23rd. Weird Al is no stranger to New Haven. Back in the 80s and 90s he we would regularly perform at New Haven’s famed Toad’s Place and pack the house. He would also be a regular…

Throwback Concert: Black Sabbath at New Haven Arena 1972

Throwback Concert: Black Sabbath at New Haven Arena 1972

Before there was the New Haven Coliseum there was the New Haven Arena. Located on Grove Street, the old Arena was first opened in 1914. Two things the Arena was probably best known for: hockey and concerts. While hockey fans cheered on the New Haven Blades and its “Slapshot” style of hockey, music fans were…

Throwback Concert: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers at New Haven Coliseum 1995

Throwback Concert: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers at New Haven Coliseum 1995

For nearly 40 years Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers have been rockin’ Connecticut. From their first show here (at Shelton’s Pinecrest in 1980) to their final show (at The XFINITY Theatre in 2017) Tom and his band has entertained tens of thousands of fans across our state. Sadly we’ll never see another Tom Petty live…

Throwback Concert: The Black Crowes at New Haven Coliseum 1995

Throwback Concert: The Black Crowes at New Haven Coliseum 1995

Let’s face it, 2020 has been terrible. The Black Crowes were scheduled to bring its much anticipated “Shake Your Money Maker” tour to Connecticut this year, but due to Covid-19 the tour has been postponed to 2021. It’s just one of many shows we missed out on this year, but thankfully we’ll have an opportunity…

Throwback Concert: Grateful Dead at Yale Bowl 1971

Throwback Concert: Grateful Dead at Yale Bowl 1971

Happy Birthday Bob Weir! The co-founder of the Grateful Dead turns 73 on October 16th. The Grateful Dead played many shows in New Haven, mostly at The Coliseum between 1977-1984, but their first show here was held outdoors at the Yale Bowl in the summer of 1971. Today we look back at that show…  …

Throwback Concert: Pearl Jam at The XFINITY Theatre 1996

Throwback Concert: Pearl Jam at The XFINITY Theatre 1996

It’s safe to say Pearl Jam will never forget their first time in Connecticut. It was 24 years ago this month a riot ensued at the end of Pearl Jam’s sold out 1996 concert at The XFINITY Theatre (then known as The Meadows Music Theatre). According to the Hartford Courant, Hartford Police arrested 30 people…

Throwback Concert: Radiohead at Toad’s Place 1995

Throwback Concert: Radiohead at Toad’s Place 1995

Radiohead is a band that doesn’t play in Connecticut often. In fact, they last played here in 1996. Today we look back at when Radiohead first played in Connecticut: May 30, 1995 at Toad’s Place. By 1995, Radiohead had already established itself as one of the bigger alternative rock acts with its breakthrough single Creep…

Throwback Concert: The Smithereens at The Sting 1994

Throwback Concert: The Smithereens at The Sting 1994

Today we remember the late, great Pat DiNizio, who would’ve celebrated his 65th birthday on October 12th. Pat was a great friend to our radio station, having played the Chaz and AJ Toy Drive back in 2007. We miss you Pat! Today we look back at when Pat and his band, The Smithereens, played at…

Throwback Concert: Van Halen at The XFINITY Theatre 2015

Throwback Concert: Van Halen at The XFINITY Theatre 2015

Rest In Peace Eddie Van Halen. Eddie passed away this week at age 65. Today we look back at Van Halen’s last ever Connecticut concert: 2015 at The XFINITY Theatre in Hartford. In total, Van Halen played Connecticut 20 times, dating back to 1978 when they opened up for Black Sabbath at the New Haven…