Throwback Concert: Yes at The XFINITY Theatre 2004

Throwback Concert: Yes at The XFINITY Theatre 2004

99.1 PLR celebrates 50 years! This week we are celebrating another great year in our history: 2004! That year we saw YES hit the road to celebrate its 35th Anniversary. We were thrilled to welcome them to Connecticut, not once but TWICE! The band play at Mohegan Sun Arena on May 12, 2004 and then…

Throwback Concert: Van Halen at The XL Center 2004

Throwback Concert: Van Halen at The XL Center 2004

99.1 PLR celebrates 50 years! This week we are celebrating another great year in our history: 2004! In 2004 we saw Van Halen hit the road for the first time since 1998 and saw the return of singer Sammy Hagar, who left the band in 1996 after differences with Eddie Van Halen. The band was…

Throwback Concert: Living Colour at Toad’s Place 2004

Throwback Concert: Living Colour at Toad’s Place 2004

99.1 PLR celebrates 50 years! This week we are celebrating another great year in our history: 2004! By 2004 there weren’t many options for concerts in New Haven. The Coliseum closed two years earlier and the old Palace Theater on College Street was boarded up. Sure clubs like Café Nine, Rudy’s and BAR were bringing…

Throwback Concert: The Dead at The XFINITY Theatre 2004

Throwback Concert: The Dead at The XFINITY Theatre 2004

99.1 PLR celebrates 50 years! This week we are celebrating another great year in our history: 2004. WPLR and The Grateful Dead have had a long history together. From the shows at New Haven Coliseum and Yale Bowl right up until Jerry Garcia’s death in 1995, we have been grooving with our fellow Deadheads all…

Throwback Concert: Santana at Pinecrest 1980

Throwback Concert: Santana at Pinecrest 1980

99.1 PLR celebrates 50 years! This week we are celebrating our ninth year on the air: 1980. Remember the old Pinecrest in Shelton? Sadly the venue no longer exists, but before its closing, many of classic rock’s greatest bands played there. Acts like The Allman Brothers Band, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Journey, Chicago, Meatloaf,…

Throwback Concert: Queen at The XL Center 1980

Throwback Concert: Queen at The XL Center 1980

99.1 PLR celebrates 50 years! This week we are celebrating our ninth year on the air: 1980! That year Queen came to Connecticut and rocked Hartford’s XL Center (then called the Hartford Civic Center).  Queen was supporting its eighth studio album, “The Game,” which featured hit songs “Another One Bites The Dust” (which Queen played…

Throwback Concert: Eagles at Yale Bowl 1980

Throwback Concert: Eagles at Yale Bowl 1980

99.1 PLR celebrates 50 years! This week we are celebrating our ninth year on the air: 1980. Today we look back at one of the biggest concerts to ever come to Connecticut: Eagles with special guest Heart and Little River Band at Yale Bowl in 1980. Nearly 68,000 people came to The Bowl on a…

Throwback Concert: Rush at New Haven Coliseum 1980

Throwback Concert: Rush at New Haven Coliseum 1980

99.1 PLR celebrates 50 years! This week we are celebrating our ninth year on the air: 1980! WPLR’s studio at the time was on Chapel Street, which was a short drive to New Haven Coliseum. WPLR and The Coliseum had a long history of presenting some of the biggest rock acts to New Haven. In…

Throwback Concert: The Cars at New Haven Coliseum 1980

Throwback Concert: The Cars at New Haven Coliseum 1980

99.1 PLR celebrates 50 years! This week we are celebrating our ninth year on the air: 1980. WPLR’s studio at the time was on Chapel Street, which was a short drive to New Haven Coliseum. WPLR and The Coliseum had a long history of presenting some of the biggest rock acts to New Haven. In…

Neil Young at Shakespeare Festival Theatre 1971

Neil Young at Shakespeare Festival Theatre 1971

99.1 PLR celebrates 50 years! This week we are celebrating our first year on the air: 1971. That same year Neil Young hit the road for a solo tour that came to The American Shakespeare Festival Theatre and Academy in Stratford in January ’71. Unfortunately The Shakespeare Theatre is no longer around (it sadly burned…