Seven – FIRST CONCERT EVER Seven – FIRST CONCERT EVER
In this First Concert Ever segment, the pop rock artist, Seven, talks about the story of his first experience with live music. Seven – FIRST CONCERT EVER

In this First Concert Ever segment, the pop rock artist, Seven, talks about the story of his first experience with live music. You can check out the story, after the break.

I was able to Google the exact date of my first concert (and contact-high), April 21 1996 at the University of Illinois Assembly Hall (now State Farm Center) in Champaign. I would’ve been 12 years old at the time and went with my older sister, Shari, who was a fan of all the bands playing that night. The headliner was Bush, touring their first album 16th Stone, which of course ended up being a somewhat classic album decades later.

 

Like a lot of kids at the time, I sort of transitioned to metal from grunge and Bush was one of the first bands I really got into. The 2 bands opening for them were Goo Goo Dolls and No Doubt also touring to support their first major-label albums. It was also the tour where Gavin Rossdale met Gwen Stefani and became a couple so there was some random “pop-culture” history in the tour ha.

 

Back then I was just starting to play guitar so it had a definite creative impact to experience my first big arena concert. I ended up seeing several more concerts there over the years, including Eminem at the peak of his career.

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Joshua Weidling Owner/Founder

I'm the owner & founder of Digital Tour Bus. I started the company in my dorm room during my freshman year of college. I have a degree in Marketing from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Outside of music and going to concerts, I'm a big fan of stand-up comedy, playing board games, trying the most amazing unhealthy food, and watching really mediocre comedy tv shows.