Bo Diddley's Concert History

Ellas McDaniel (born Ellas Otha Bates, December 30, 1928 – June 2, 2008), known as Bo Diddley, was an American rhythm & blues and rock & roll singer, guitarist, songwriter and music producer. He is cited as a key figure in the transition of blues into rock and roll, by introducing more insistent, driving rhythms and a harder-edged guitar sound. His use of African rhythms and the signature "Bo Diddley beat", a simple five-accent hambone rhythm, is a cornerstone of r&b, rock, pop and hip hop.

Date   Concert   Venue   Location  
May 05, 2006 –
May 07, 2006
Beale Street Music Festival  
Little Richard / Jerry Lee Lewis / BB King / Huey Lewis & The News / Gov't Mule / Yellowcard / Three Six Mafia / Gin Blossoms / Bo Diddley / The Romantics / Bruce Hornsby / Bryan Adams / Blues Traveler / Jason Mraz / Johnny Winter / Booker T and the MG's / james brown
Tom Lee Park Memphis, TN
May 05, 2006 –
Jul 05, 2006
Beale Street Music Festival 2006  
Cake / Trapt / Shemekia Copeland / Gin Blossoms / Yellowcard / Eisley / Train / Three Days Grace / Jerry Lee Lewis / Robert Randolph & The Family Band / Shinedown / Puddle of Mudd / 10 Years / Slightly Stoopid / Jason Mraz / Staind / Blues Traveler / Bruce Hornsby / Zac Brown Band / Gov't Mule / Galactic / Little Richard / Yonder Mountain String Band / Bryan Adams / james brown / Gomez / B.B. King / Bo Diddley / Johnny Winter / Eric Sardinas / Huey Lewis And The News / The Romantics / Needtobreathe / Augustine / George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic / Devon Allman's Honeytribe / Paul Thorn / big star / Ronnie Baker Brooks / Saffire - The Uppity Blues Women / Janiva Magness / Rod Piazza And The Mighty Flyers / Booker T. & The MG's / John Lee Hooker jr. / Billy Lee Riley / Robert "Wolfman" Belfour / The Bar-Kays / Lazy Lester / Malpais / Big Jack Johnson / Mafia / Billy Gibson / Hemphill / three 6 / Duwayne Burnside & Mississippi Mafia / Marty Casey & Love Hammers / Hubert Sumlin With G.E. Smith / Richard Johnston & Jessie Mae
Tom Lee Park Memphis, TN
Sep 02, 2005 –
Sep 05, 2005
Bumbershoot 2005  
Buckwheat Zydeco / Nick Swardson / Mary Gauthier / Joe Bataan / Sonny Landreth / The Locust / Hive / The Duhks / Idiot Pilot / Tegan and Sara / Stan Ridgway / Common / Luke Temple / Dolorean / The Decemberists / Eugene Mirman / Choklate / Garbage / Kinski / Talib Kweli / Todd Barry / Jesse Sykes and The Sweet Hereafter / KJ Sawka / Dashboard Confessional / Math And Physics Club / Charlie Hunter Trio / The Cops / Elvis Costello / Eva / Smoosh / Citizen Cope / Headphones / JJ Grey / Maktub / Michael Franti & Spearhead / Samite / Flogging Molly / Craig Robinson / Demo / Visqueen / Flight of the Conchords / Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen / Schoolyard Heroes / David Poe / John Butler Trio / Akimbo / Boom Bap Project / Bo Diddley / M. Ward / The Waybacks / Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion / Chris Stamey / The Pharcyde / Laguna / Carolyn Mark / Minus the Bear / Anna Oxygen / Pepper / Skerik's Syncopated Taint Septet / The Duke Robillard Band / Okkervil River / Paul Gilmartin / The Academy Is... / Kelley Hunt / Alpha YaYa Diallo / Mercir / Darrius Willrich / Howard Kremer / Iqu / Tim Seely / Brothers Of The Baladi / Ani DiFranco / Gospel Hummingbirds / DeVotchKa / Cancer Rising / Post Stardom Depression / Ian McFeron Band / Damien Jurado / Clinton Fearon & The Boogie Brown Band / Wheedle's Groove / Ruby Dee And The Snakehandlers / The Ruby Doe / Andre Feriante / The Fading Collection / Upper Left Trio / Digable Planets / Vicci Martinez Band / The Tiptons Sax Quartet / Dudley Manlove Quartet / Charming Snakes / swampdweller / Iggy & the Stooges / Beyond Reality / Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra / Cuchata / The Bradbury Press / Graham Travis / Jovino Santos Neto Quinteto / Gruff Mummies / Infomatik / Ayinde Howell / Zion I / Omar Torrez Band / The Posies / The Transatlantic Orchestra / Sub-motive / Bill Frisell With Tony Scherr & Kenny Wollesen / razrez/ / Iguales / Harvey Danger / Altered States Of Funk / Jude Bowerman Band / The Bastards of Jazz / Mangoson / Mavis Staples / Thomas Marriott Quartet / Blues Orbiters / The Tim Sherman Band / Mudhoney / The Donnas / New York Dolls / Brazilian Girls / Marlena Shaw / Billy Preston / Junkie Xl / Los Amigos Invisibles / JJ Grey & Mofro / Blue Scholars / The Be Good Tanyas / Marc Broussard / Little Brother / Keren Ann / Son Volt / Aziz Ansari / Ted Leo and The Pharmacists / Trey Anastasio / Israel Vibration / Demetri Martin / Hothouse Flowers / Juana Molina / J Boogie's Dubtronic Science / Viva Voce / Earlimart / Midival Punditz / Tift Merritt / Billy Joe Shaver / Mike Birbiglia / Pretty Girls Make Graves / Hidden in Plain View / Aqueduct
Seattle Center Seattle, WA
Sep 02, 2005 Bo Diddley / Robert Lockwood Jr. The Landing St. Louis, MO
Mar 24, 2005 –
Mar 28, 2005
Bluesfest 2005   Unknown venue Gold Coast, QLD
Mar 24, 2005 –
Mar 28, 2005
Bluesfest 2005  
Bright Eyes / Jack Johnson / Dave Matthews Band / R.E.M. / G. Love / Violent Femmes / Sarah McLachlan / Gomez / Bo Diddley / Solomon Burke / Angélique Kidjo / Fred Eaglesmith
Unknown venue Gold Coast, QLD
Aug 14, 2004 Little Steven / Iggy & the Stooges / The Strokes / New York Dolls / The D4 / The Pretty Things / Bo Diddley / big star / nancy sinatra / The Raveonettes / The Pete Best Band / The Mooney Suzuki / The Romantics / The Forty-Fives / The Paybacks / Th...   Randall's Island New York (NYC), NY
Jun 06, 2004 Crossroads Guitar Festival  
Eric Clapton / Steve Vai / Sonny Landreth / Pat Metheny / John McLaughlin / Robert Cray Band / Jimmie Vaughan / Bo Diddley / Joe Walsh / Booker T / Vince Gill / Jerry Douglas / James Taylor / BB King / John Mayer / Buddy Guy / Santana / Jeff Beck / ZZ Top / Doyle Bramhall II / Billy Preston
Fair Park Dallas, TX
Jun 04, 2004 –
Jun 06, 2004
Crossroads Guitar Festival 2004  
John Mayer / Eric Clapton / Santana / ZZ Top / James Taylor / Joe Walsh / Jeff Beck / Buddy Guy / Booker T. & The MG's / B.B. King / Vince Gill / Steve Vai / Pat Metheny / Jonny Lang / Robert Randolph & The Family Band / The Robert Cray Band / John McLaughlin / J.J. Cale / larry carlton / Jimmie Vaughan / Bo Diddley
Dallas - Fort Worth, TX
Aug 16, 2003 Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers / Bo Diddley   AmSouth Ampitheater Antioch, TN
Jul 12, 2003 Fleet Blues Festival
Bo Diddley / Guy Forsyth / Delta Moon
Empire State Plaza Albany, NY
Jun 28, 2003 Summerfest 2003  
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers / Bo Diddley
Marcus Amphitheater Milwaukee, WI
Jun 28, 2003 Tom Petty / Bo Diddley   Marcus Amphitheater Milwaukee, WI
Jun 16, 2002 North Mississippi Allstars / Bo Diddley / Living Color Erie Basin Marina Buffalo, NY
Jun 05, 2002 Innsbrook After Hours
Bo Diddley / The Tom Larson band
Innsbrook Pavilion Glen Allen, VA
May 04, 2002 David Mead / Garbage / ani difranco / No Doubt / Incubus / Counting Crows / Jethro Tull / Jack Johnson / John Mayer / Bo Diddley   River Stages Nashville, TN
Feb 01, 2002 Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley
9:30 Club Washington, D.C.
Nov 11, 2000 Cheap Trick / Bo Diddley / Steppenwolf / The Edgar Winter Group Mesa Park Fellsmere, FL
Jul 06, 2000 Bo Diddley Summerfest Milwaukee, WI
Jul 06, 2000 Bo Diddley Summerfest Milwaukee, WI
Jul 06, 2000 Bo Diddley Summerfest Milwaukee, WI
Jul 03, 1999 Hootenanny
Bo Diddley / The Rev. Horton Heat / Dave Alvin / Mike Ness
Oak Canyon Ranch Silverado, CA
Jun 04, 1999 Bo Diddley House of Blues Chicago Chicago, IL
Sep 18, 1998 Bo Diddley Hard Rock Cafe St. Louis, MO
Jun 11, 1997 debbie hastings / Bo Diddley House of Blues - Chicago Chicago, IL
Feb 28, 1997 HLSR  
Hank Williams Jr / The Charlie Daniels Band / The Marshall Tucker Band / Bo Diddley
Astrodome Houston, TX
Nov 14, 1996 Bo Diddley buddy guys legends Chicago, IL
Jul 20, 1996 –
Jul 21, 1996
Rhythm and Blues  
Bo Diddley / Little Richard
Sportzone De Deuster Peer, Belgium
Mar 09, 1996 Bo Diddley / The Soul Pigs shades Deerfield, IL
Sep 30, 1995 fulton county blues bash
Bo Diddley
charles ingersoll mansion canton illinois
Feb 18, 1995 Bo Diddley comba beach club palatine illlinois
Feb 19, 1994 Bo Diddley buddy guys legends Chicago, IL
Nov 19, 1993 eliis koll band / Bo Diddley rock island brewing company rock island illinois
Nov 18, 1993 kinsey report / debbie hastings / Sugar Blue / eddie clearwater / otis clay / Bo Diddley Park West Chicago, IL
Jan 17, 1992 Bo Diddley buddy guys legends Chicago, IL
Oct 16, 1990 John Lee Hooker Tribute Concert    
Bonnie Raitt / Gregg Allman / Warren Haynes / Joe Cocker / Bo Diddley / Johnny Winter / Mick Fleetwood / albert collins / Charlie Musselwhite / Willie Dixon / John Lee Hooker / James Cotton / George Porter Jr. / Ry Cooder / Al Kooper
Madison Square Garden New York, NY
Mar 06, 1990 Bo Diddley UF Bandshell University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Nov 17, 1989 –
Nov 17, 1989
Giants of Rock'n'Roll 1989  
B.B. King / Little Richard / Jerry Lee Lewis / Fats Domino / james brown / Ray Charles / Bo Diddley
Rome, Italy
Nov 15, 1989 Bo Diddley / Matt Guitar Murphy / The Jimmie Stagger Band Kalamazoo State Theatre Kalamazoo, MI
Sep 19, 1989 Legends of Rock
Chuck Berry / Jerry Lee Lewis / Bo Diddley
National Tennis Centre Melbourne, Australia
Jun 04, 1989 Jerry Lee Lewis / Bo Diddley   Warner Theatre Washington, D.C.
Nov 17, 1988 –
Nov 17, 1988
The giants of rock' n' roll 1988  
Chuck Berry / B.B. King / Little Richard / Jerry Lee Lewis / Fats Domino / james brown / Ray Charles / Bo Diddley
Rome, Italy
Jul 09, 1988 –
Jul 09, 1988
Out In The Green 1988  
Foreigner / Jethro Tull / Starship / Ten Years After / T'Pau / IQ / Ron Wood / Bo Diddley / Gunslingers
Nuremberg, Germany
Apr 13, 1988 Bo Diddley QE2 Albany, NY
Jun 06, 1987 Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley
Seaport Line Sail New York, NY
Aug 01, 1986 Bo Diddley Astoria Ballroom Leeds, UK
Jul 13, 1985 –
Jul 13, 1985
Live Aid 1985   John F. Kennedy Stadium Philadelphia, PA
Jul 13, 1985 Live Aid  
The Four Tops / Neil Young / Bob Dylan / Black Sabbath / The Cars / REO Speedwagon / Santana / Eric Clapton / Simple Minds / Run DMC / Kenny Loggins / Judas Priest / Duran Duran / Hall and Oates / Bryan Adams / Madonna / Tina Turner / Phil Collins / Bo Diddley / Rick Springfield / The Hooters / Led Zeppelin / Mick Jagger / Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young / Joan Baez / Thompson Twins / albert collins / Patti La Belle / Pretenders / Keith Robinson / Billy Ocean / Ashford And Simpson / Ronnie Wood / George Thorogood and The Destroyers / Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers / The Power Station / Beach Boys / USA For Africa
JFK Stadium Philadelphia, PA
Jul 13, 1985 Live Aid  
Led Zeppelin / Joan Baez / The Hooters / The Four Tops / Billy Ocean / Run DMC / Men At Work / Rick Springfield / REO Speedwagon / Crosby, Stills & Nash / Judas Priest / Bryan Adams / Beach Boys / George Thorogood & The Destroyers / Bo Diddley / Simple Minds / The Pretenders / Santana / Ashford And Simpson / Teddy Pendergrass / Kool and the Gang / Madonna / Paul McCartney / Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers / Kenny Loggins / The Cars / Neil Young / Power Station / Thompson Twins / Eric Clapton / Phil Collins / Duran Duran / Patty Labelle / Dionne Warwick / Hall and Oates / Mick Jagger, Ron Wood, Keith Richards w/Tina Turner / Bob Dylan / Lionel Richie / Harry Belafonte / Cher
JFK Stadium Philadelphia, PA
Sep 03, 1983 –
Sep 05, 1983
Bumbershoot 1983
The Animals / Three Dog Night / King Sunny Adé / Charles Lloyd / Ray Charles / Danny O'Keefe / Will Ackerman / Shadowfax / Oingo Boingo / The Busboys / Bo Diddley / Willie Dixon / Betty Carter / Ken Kesey
Seattle Center Seattle, WA

Variations: Bo Diddley / bo diddley / Bo Diddley

Latest Setlist (08/14/2004):

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Concerts Per Year:
2006 2 concerts
2005 4 concerts
2004 3 concerts
2003 4 concerts
2002 4 concerts
2000 4 concerts
1999 2 concerts
1998 1 concert
1997 2 concerts
1996 3 concerts
1995 2 concerts
1994 1 concert
1993 2 concerts
1992 1 concert
1990 2 concerts
1989 4 concerts
1988 3 concerts
1987 1 concert
1986 1 concert
1985 3 concerts
1983 2 concerts
1982 2 concerts
1979 4 concerts
1977 1 concert
1973 2 concerts
1972 3 concerts
1971 2 concerts
1969 1 concert
1968 2 concerts
1964 2 concerts
1963 1 concert
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