Rob the Concert Guy

I love live music and will pretty much go to just about any concert. I've made a lot of friends because of my willingness to put that extra ticket to good use. I've been to hundreds of shows and finally I decided I should start writing about them. Better late than never I guess.
Rob the Concert Guy has written 36 posts for Rob the Concert Guy

Rob Zombie

July 30, 2022 – Xfinity Center (aka Great Woods!), Mansfield, MA                 I’ll keep this one short(ish). Rob Zombie is a friggin’ beast! The dude is 57 years old, he’s been rocking for forever, but he shows no signs of slowing down. I hadn’t even considered going to see him live, but when my son … Continue reading


w/The Pretty Reckless, The Warning, and Lilith Czar July 20, 2022 @ Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater Man, oh man was this a treat! First let me say, this was my first time at this venue and it’s a fantastic venue! Kudos to the mastermind behind this. Former baseball stadium converted into a beautiful amphitheater. I’ll be … Continue reading

Jason Aldean – July 16, 2022

(With Gabby Barrett & John Morgan) Hartford, CT Xfinity Theatre Yep. So, I did it. I went to my first country show. I decided to check out Jason Aldean on his Rock and Roll Cowboy tour. Having recently gone to my first hip-hop show, I figured what the hell, right? This time, it was me … Continue reading

Better Than Ezra – 4/14/22

                Sometimes gambling pays off, even if you don’t win. Foxwoods Casino treated people with a player’s card to a free concert on April 14, 2022. Just respond to the email and show up…which I did. I decided to go catch the show with my buddy Frank. His thoughts on seeing the band were, “they … Continue reading

That time In Flames kicked me off their tour bus

September 28, 2002 My friend Dan and I were doing a Sunday night Metal show on 90.3 FM in RI – a channel that reached all of RI, parts of MA, CT, and even NY on a clear night. Through this show, we managed to score meet and greet passes, as well as an interview, … Continue reading

Tyler the Creator – March 3, 2022

First, let me just say that whatever it was I witnessed, the crowd was really into it. On March 3, 2022 I found myself at a Tyler the Creator concert in Worcester, MA. I’ve gotten to the point in my concert going career that I’m now taking my teenage son and his friends to see … Continue reading

Bret Michaels

February 17, 2022 Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT (Tickets $0) Bret Michaels. You know the guy! Celebrity Apprentice, Rock of Love, Letter from Death Row, and of course, lead singer of the mega hit-producing 80s hair band, Poison. Well, he played himself a “private show” at Mohegan Sun. Apparently, you could not buy tickets … Continue reading

Atreyu – November 24, 2021 – Palladium – Worcester, MA

Atreyu puts on a great show. What a fun, heavy, talented group of dudes. While not a mega-fan, I’ve been casually listening to Atreyu since their second album, The Curse, was released in 2004 (sorry – I must’ve not been paying attention when their first record was released). I say they’re a metal band, but … Continue reading

Guns n’ Roses – 2021

Ahhh. Guns n Roses at Fenway Park in Boston, MA. The 2021 must-attend Super Spreader event of the year. It was awesome! Of course, this event was originally scheduled for July 2020 with Smashing Pumpkins as the opening act, but it was moved to August 3, 2021 with Mammoth WVH as the opener. The show … Continue reading

Steve Vai – Live!

Steve Vai. Amazing guitar player! UNREAL guitar player! He’s really quite the sight to see. I’ve seen Steve Vai twice. Once on November 18, 1999 in Providence, RI at Lupos Heartbreak Hotel (when they were still on Westminster Street) and again in Boston, MA on March 31, 2005 at the Avalon (which is now the … Continue reading