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Is there a band that you'd like to see play in Ohio Stadium?

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Sofa Kingdom's picture

The one, the only, PEARL JAM!

AcrossTheField11's picture

I saw Pearl Jam last night in Manchester, UK.  I'm over here for work and caught the show.  I can tell you without a doubt that that is a life-changing concert.
The only active bands I'd consider worthy of playing in the shoe would be Radiohead and the Foo Fighters.
If you've never seen Pearl Jam live... please please please do yourself a favor.
 

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AJBor41's picture

Maybe I was blinded because I worked at the entertainment venue, or because I just wasn't a diehard Pearl Jam follower in the 90s, but I didn't love their performance in Columbus a few years ago.  On the other hand, Foo Fighters put on a helluva show.

AcrossTheField11's picture

Maybe they had an off night or something.  I admittedly don't know much of their music outside of their hits so roughly 60% of the concert were songs that I was unfamiliar with and it was still incredible.  Great stage presence, energy, musicianship, sound.  Eddie still brings the heat even though he looks about 100 years old these days.

Time and change will surely show how firm they friendship... O-HI-O.

buckeyedude's picture

Van Halen, but only with the original 4. David Lee Roth, Alex and Eddie, and Marc Anthony(Sobieski).
Ooooops. Never mind. I heard on 104.7 in Toledo that they're already booked for next year's Super Bowl. True story.

 

 

holystiffarm's picture

Hate to sound old here, but roger waters, the wall.  Considering Floyd already played there, it only makes sense.  No one else is big enough, even though I love the other 2 suggestions, they just don't have the juice to work it.  
 

buckeyedude's picture

If you would have suggested the Rolling Stones, that would have made you sound old.

 

 

WyoBuckeye's picture

You don't need to be old to appreciate the Rolling Stones.  I'd love to see them in the 'shoe. 

Baroclinicity's picture

I saw Pink Floyd in '94 at Ohio Stadium as a freshman.  25th row, center, on the field.  Definitely a game changer.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Hoody Wayes's picture

Even though Ohio State lost to Michigan, 1977 - for me - was unforgettable. I saw:
Elvis Presley April 23 1977 Centennial Hall Toledo, Ohio
Led Zeppelin April 30, 1977 Pontiac Silverdome
Pink Floyd June 25 1977 Cleveland Municipal Stadium

ArTbkward's picture

I'm very jealous of you right now. 

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NoVA Buckeye's picture

Just TBDBITL and no one else, so I guess that warrants a "yes".

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WyoBuckeye's picture

AC/DC
You can close the thread now.
 
 
 

Conroy's picture

If it wasn't totally inappropriate, Phish.  But ya...

RBuck's picture

Why keep it to one band? Revive the World Series of Rock and call it something like B1G Rocks. Get your pipes and botas ready.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Series_of_Rock

"It's just another case of there you are". ~ Doc (1918-2012)

flipsaari2's picture

i like that in 1977 they only had floyd. they WOULD win the world series of rock.

flipsaari2's picture

dont get me wrong, Arcade Fire is great. but they would be a Schottenstein/Nationwide show. they barely sold out the old ABA arena in Indy with the National opening (a cincy band). it was a great show, but they wouldnt translate at the shoe

willshire58's picture

The question was not who do you think would fill the 'Shoe?  I know they don't have the biggest following and I probably prefer it that way. I was at their Lollapalooza headlining set a couple of years ago and there were 50,000+ at their stage so it's not the craziest thing in the world for them to draw a huge crowd.

pcon258's picture

too many of these suggestions are older bands who are kinda in their twilight years. I'd love to see a band that was in their prime show up to the shoe and just blow some minds. but unfortunately i cant think of anyone popular enough to fill the shoe that id actually want to see haha

WyoBuckeye's picture

Exactly.  Bands today pretty much blow compare to their older counterparts.  Not there's not some good ones out there now, but when it comes down to it we all know that the heyday of stadium class rock-n-roll bands is pretty much over.  You have to tie a bunch of today's lesser bands together to make a decent show.

Baroclinicity's picture

There are probably only a small handful of bands that can pull off a stadium show at this point in time.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

pcon258's picture

I think the whole "all music nowadays is terrible" argument is a sad side effect of the internet. the "popular" musicians aren't neccesarily the most popular musicians, they are simply the ones who sell the most records. and since the main music fanbase (typically teenagers) often don't actually pay for music, radio stations think people like drake are the most popular, and so they play drake on the radio, and as a result more people hear and subsequently like him. 
I would put a band like fun. up against the likes of queen (although their body of work is significantly larger and thus, more impressive), jay-z up against the likes of tribe called quest, and plenty of other examples. music is not dead. in fact, with the easy access to pretty much all recorded music in history as a result of the internet, id say music is about to have a renaissance unlike any we've since since the early 60's.
New music genres have always been maligned; when the blues first came out, it was called the devil's music. Now that notion seems ridiculous. The same will be true about all the people who rail on beiber (who by the way has a lot of similarities with a young micheal jackson, heard of him?)
Sorry for the long post, i'm just getting tired of hearing people talk about how music is dead and how the only good music was recorded before the internet. 

hodge's picture

Amen, except I'd equate The Darkness to Queen, instead of Fun.  I have to give it to them, though; "We Are Young" managed to be a massive hit, despite the fact that it's 70% refrain haha.

Jbuckham94's picture

They may be older, but Metallica is still kicking and it would be awesome if they came to the shoe.

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WyoBuckeye's picture

But only if they promised not to play anything after the Black album.

GoBucks713's picture

This man deserves a nobel peace prize

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Jbuckham94's picture

Hahaha, I certainly wouldn't be opposed to that.

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gosolow2000's picture

I saw Metallica play the Shoe back in 2003. They were there with Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park and 2 other bands I can't remember the names of. It was a rockin concert.
 

WyoBuckeye's picture

Tool would also be an excellent concert to see in the 'shoe.

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^This 1000x

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GoBucks713's picture

There aren't many bands that could sell out a show at the shoe, unless its an exclusive show or a festival, which i don't really seeing either happening there. Foo Fighters, Metallica, the Stones, U2,  and maybe Green Day are the only bands that I can think of. Maybe, MAYBE Rush if it was the only show they did in Ohio, and maybe Pearl Jam under the same circumstances. But personally, I would pay to see Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and STP play a show there. Maybe sprinkle in some Sonic Youth, Mudhoney, the Pretenders,  and the remainders of Alice in Chains and do it for a weekend.

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Nappy's picture

Rage Against the Machine followed by hologram MCA and the Beastie Boys, Nirvana and Wu-Tang with hologram Ol' Dirty aka Osiris aka Big Baby Jesus aka Dirt McGirt.

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aka Old Dirty Chinese Restaurant

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Johnny Ginter's picture

i wanna see kanye rapping with a hologram of himself

Nappy's picture

"Hold up hold up, Imma let Kanye finish, but first I wanna talk about how awesome Kanye is"

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Johnny Ginter's picture

kanye punches hologram. hologram punches kanye. then they duet "through the wire"

Nappy's picture

then they have an impromtu wedding with Kim K except she accidently marries hologram Kanye

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Grayskullsession's picture

I would love to see Rush play at Ohio Stadium. They are one of the best performers live I have ever seen.

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hodge's picture

I saw them once at Polaris in '07 or something.  Wasn't bad, but their sound was really off; I think their engineer is to blame for that one.  2112 in it's entirety would be epic.

hodge's picture

The White Stripes, whenever Meg comes around and they get back to touring and making music (a man can dream, can't he?).  With The Hives and Black Keys as the two featured openers.
The stadium already goes bat-shit crazy for "Seven Nation Army," imagine it live.

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

maaaaaaan...love me some Hives

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

A straight jam sesh including Umphrey's McGee...man they can jam
but realistically..def Rage against the machine or the combo i saw years ago with Foo Fighters and Red Hot

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

Hoody Wayes's picture

Nobody's bigger than a former-Beatle. I'd pay to see Paul McCartney and he would fill Ohio Stadium.

flipsaari2's picture

all of you people saying jam bands like phish and (LOL) umphrey's McGee are seriously reaching.
The Wall tour should have made a stop in columbus and i would have loved to see it at the shoe. Pearl Jam and Radiohead would be the only two current bands i could see playing at the shoe.

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

glad my music taste has to be based off some guy on the opposite side of the internet

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

DefendOhio's picture

It has to be an Ohio band. The Black Keys............

tennbuckeye19's picture

The Black Keys are from Akron but have pulled a Herbstreit and moved to Nashville.

RedStorm45's picture

see: Patrick Carney's twitter page

tennbuckeye19's picture

I wasn't dissing them. I know they still love Ohio. I was just passing along the info that they no longer reside there. 
 

BuckeyeNation's picture

Well if it has to be an Ohio band, why don't we take it one step further and make it Columbus natives.... Rascal Flatts.

RedStorm45's picture

Eff that...O.A.R. haha

GoBucks713's picture

Why go with those jerk faces? Besides, aren't most of the DBags in OAR actually from Maryland? I say Watershed and the Dead Schembechlers. Watershed are alums, and actually make up 3/4 of DS. And Lou is an Alum and even calls himself Lou Brutus on his Radio Shows. Doesn't get much more Buckeye than that.

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pcon258's picture

i saw a kenny chesney, opened by zac brown band, show in giants stadium, which was the biggest concert i'd ever been to. obviously nyc is a bigger population base, but there arent many country music sympathizers out there, so i think someone like that could potentially fill the shoe. 
get like an all star line up of country stars: zac brown band, brad paisley and alan jackson opening for kenny chesney? Not saying it would happen, but i think they could feasibly sell out the shoe, and put on a pretty awesome show. 
not sure how you all will respond to country music, but ohio is definitely more open to country music than most states of similar population density

ArTbkward's picture

I'm seeing Kenny Chesney with Tim McGraw next weekend at Heinz Field, not sure if it's sold out but I'll bet it's a rockin' show.  They're not playing Columbus this year but are in Cleveland and Cincy so I think you're exactly right saying that Ohio could easily sell out a good country concert there.

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GuidedByVoices's picture

An "Ohio Rocks" all-day, 2-stage show could get 50,000+ in there. All Ohio-connected bands: The Black Keys, Afghan Whigs (back together and touring), The National, Guided by Voices, John Legend (for the ladies), Devo, The Ohio Players (for the funky, and the old timers), Lydia Loveless, The Breeders, Heartless Bastards, New Bomb Turks, Scrawl, Times New Viking. Who am I forgetting? Warren, OH's Dave Grohl could be the MC/host and sneak in a few acoustic FF songs. The Rock Hall then brings down a travelling exhibit from Cleveland. After expenses, profits go Stephanie Spielman Fund. I'm ready to volunteer.

RBuck's picture

The headliner should be Joe Walsh. He'll always rock hard.

"It's just another case of there you are". ~ Doc (1918-2012)

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

Great idea.  Isn't NIN from Cleveland?

buck-I.8's picture

Trent Reznor is from NE Ohio, but I'm not sure about his bandmates

Buckeyebrowny919's picture

hope the bandmates part is a joke...

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

mr.green's picture

Foo Fighters. They don't need anyone else.

hail2victors9's picture

There are several bands that could play Ohio Stadium.  Last time I was there was to see Metallica with Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, Mudvayne, and Deftones.  If I recall, it was far from a sellout.

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gravey's picture

Led Zeppelin reunion show....the American One Stop Tour.  Saw Pink Floyd in the Horseshoe twice; they and perhaps the Beatles, Who, Stones and Zep are the only bands with the prestige and nobility to play the Horseshoe.   

William's picture

Led Zeppelin or The Who. All other bands are laughingly inferior. I did however see Iron Maiden last night in Charlotte and they put on a damn good show. 

Nick's picture

Taylor Swift, Luke Fickell would go.

zacisone's picture

The parrothead, Mr Jimmy Buffet!

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osubuckeye4life's picture

AC/DC (rocked the Schott and I think they would do just as well at The Shoe).

Rush (one of the best bands ever, even though they are Canadian, we won't hold that against them).

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street band (played there before, I believe there is an audio recording of the band breaking into "Sloopy" in the middle of "Glory Daze" with the crowd singing along and doing
"O" "H" "I" "O").

Metallica (they did it back in 2003 and are still very popular).

Iron Maiden (a great live band and always have a huge showing. UP THE IRONS!)

The Stones (the Stones sell tickets wherever they go).

Pink Floyd (played in 94' and could definitely sell a ton of tickets).

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

Love Tool, but I'd rather see them in doors for the freaky shit they do.  The folks hanging from the rafters etc.
Old school music would be cool, but I saw Metallica with Cliff Burton open for Ozzy with Randy Rhodes when I was like 11.  It was the near last time either were any good to me.
U2, while I don't love them, is awesome live and could bring a crowd.  Anything older than that is too old and no fun to me.
Saw the Foo several times.  Once in Dayton with Pete Yorn who rocked hard but sounded like shit doing so.  But there was a place with dollar beers....
I have to side with the folks who suggested mutiple band shows.  Make it epic.  Muse, Radiohead, make Jack White perform with all 1,000 of his bands and Maynard can do the same.  Mix in some Deertick, Band of Horses and Sea Wolf....3days or so of good music.  Would need at least 2 days to recover.
 

aboynamedtracy's picture

Explosions in the Sky.

And if you think music of today isn't as good as days of yore... you are simply out of touch. AC/DC writes on a 3rd grade level (lyrically and musically), their appeal is lost on me.

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