The Boomtown Rats's Concert History

The Boomtown Rats is a rock group led by Bob Geldof (full name: Robert Fredrick Zenon Geldof, born October 5th 1951). Playing punk and New Wave influenced music, their initial incarnation lasted from 1976 to 1986), but the band recently reformed. All six primary members (Gary Roberts, Pete Briquette, Gerry Cott, Simon Crowe, and Johnnie Moylett alongside Geldof) were originally from Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland.

Date   Concert   Venue   Location  
Oct 05, 2018 –
Oct 08, 2018
Great British Alternative Music Festival 2018  
The Boomtown Rats / Bad Manners / The Exploited / Sham 69 / New Model Army / UK Subs / The Rezillos / The Wildhearts / Spear of Destiny / The Blockheads / The Professionals / Flight Brigade / Hung Like Hanratty / Verbal Warning / Dirtbox Disco
Butlin's - Skegness Hull, England, United Kingdom
Sep 21, 2018 –
Sep 22, 2018
MTV Presents Gibraltar Calling 2018  
Two Door Cinema Club / Rita Ora / Chase & Status / Stormzy / Rag'n'Bone Man / America / Scouting for Girls / Sister Sledge / The Sweet / Texas / Rose Royce / Albert Hammond Jr / The Boomtown Rats / George McCrae / Suzi Quatro / Bad Manners / Eruption / April / GIRLI / Glow / Precious Wilson / JetStream / Dead City Radio / Angelwings / Sour (UK) Show all bands
Victoria Stadium Gibraltar, Gibraltar
Aug 03, 2018 –
Aug 05, 2018
Rewind North 2018  
Bonnie Tyler / The Jacksons / Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark / Billy Ocean / Howard Jones / Soul II Soul / The Undertones / Big Country / Heaven 17 / Tiffany / Leo Sayer / The Boomtown Rats / Musical Youth / Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel / Midge Ure's Band Electronica / Roachford / Marc Almond / Transvision Vamp / Hue and Cry / Captain Sensible / Doctor And The Medics / Fizz / Kim Appleby Show all bands
Capesthorne Hall Macclesfield, England, United Kingdom
Jul 08, 2018 Queen + Adam Lambert / The Darkness / The Boomtown Rats   Marlay Park Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
Jun 16, 2018 Let's Rock! Leeds   Temple Newsam Park Leeds, England, United Kingdom
Aug 24, 2017 –
Aug 26, 2017
Vilar De Mouros Festival 2017   Vilar De Mouros Vilar de Mouros, Caminha, Portugal
Aug 03, 2017 –
Aug 05, 2017
Wacken Open Air 2017  
Marilyn Manson / Europe / Volbeat / Apocalyptica / Trivium / Amon Amarth / Lacuna Coil / Architects / The Boomtown Rats / Kreator / Soilwork / Sonata Arctica / Turbonegro / Paradise Lost / Napalm Death / Mayhem / Nile / Avantasia / Emperor / Annihilator / Heaven Shall Burn / Orange Goblin / UK Subs / Powerwolf / Crowbar / Kadavar / Rage / Candlemass / Clawfinger / Aborted / Walls of Jericho / Primal Fear / Fit For An Autopsy / Brujeria / Fates Warning / Possessed / Dog Eat Dog / Tankard / Grand Magus / Batushka / Saltatio Mortis / Serenity / ASP / Ahab / Svbway To Sally / Mortiis / Uli Jon Roth / Witchery / Aura Noir / Twilight Force / Hämatom / Evil Scarecrow / Psychotic Waltz / Kärbholz / Imperium Dekadenz / Cypecore / Lords of Black / Warpath / Kryptos / Heldmaschine / Dawn Of Disease / Nale / Memoriam (Metal) / Snoozebutton / Grave Digger Show all bands
Wacken Open Air Wacken, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Aug 03, 2017 –
Aug 05, 2017
Wacken Open Air 2017  
Aborted / Accept / Aeverium / Ahab / Alice Cooper / Amon Amarth / Annihilator / Apocalyptica / Architects / ASP / Asrock / Asyllex / Aura Noir / Avantasia / Bai Bang / Batushka / Beyond The Black / Blaas of Glory / Blechblos'n / British Lion / Brujeria / Candlemass / Charlie Harper / Clawfinger / Corvus Corax / Crowbar / Cypecore / Dawn Of Disease / Dog Eat Dog / Domination / Emil Bulls / Emperor / Ereb Altor / Europe / Evil Scarecrow / Fates Warning / Fit For An Autopsy / Flotsam & Jetsam / Fuchsteufelswild / Ganaim / Grand Magus / Grave Digger / Hämatom / Harpyie / Heaven Shall Burn / Heimataerde / Henry Rollins / Heldmaschine / Hell-O-Matic / High Fighter / Imperium Dekadenz / Insomnium / J.B.O. / Jet Jaguar / Johnny Deathshadow / Kadavar / Kaiser Franz Josef / Kärbholz / Katatonia / Kissin' Dynamite / Kreator / Kryptos / Lacuna Coil / Lords of Black / Mambo Kurt / Marilyn Manson / Max & Igor Cavalera / Mayhem / Megadeth / Megalodon / Memoriam / Mr. Irish Bastard / Nile / Null Positiv / nulldB / Omnium Gatherum / Orange Goblin / Pampatut / Paradise Lost / Phil Rind - Spoken Word / Possessed / Powerwolf / Primal Fear / Prong / Psychotic Waltz / Rage / Rampart / Ross The Boss / Russkaja / Sacred Reich / Saltatio Mortis / Sanctuary / Saor Patrol / Serenity / Shawn James & The Shapeshifters / Skàlmöld / Skorbut / Skull Fist / Skyline / Snoozebutton / Soilwork / Sonata Arctica / Soulless Faith / Stahlmann / Status Quo / Steak Number Eight / Stinger / Sub Dub Micromachine / subway to sally / Taina / Tankard / Tears For Beers / tengger cavalry / The Amity Affliction / The Boomtown Rats / The Dillinger Escape Plan / The Dolmen / The Hirsch Effekt / The Kroach / The O'Reillys & the Paddyhats / The Wild Lies / Thundermother / Trivium / Turbobier / Turbonegro / tuXedoo / T.V. Smith / Twilight Force / Ugly Kid Joe / UK Subs / Uli Jon Roth / Une Misère / Verge of Umbra / Versengold / Victims of Madness / Volbeat / Vorbid / Wacken Firefighters / Waldkauz / Warpath / Warrant / Whiskey Dick / Wirrwahr / Witchery / Wolfbrigade / Wolfchant / Wolfheart Show all bands
Wacken Open Air Wacken, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Aug 03, 2017 –
Aug 05, 2017
Wacken Open Air 2017   Wacken Open Air Wacken, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Aug 27, 2016 –
Aug 28, 2016
Victorious Festival 2016  
Manic Street Preachers / Ash / Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds / Travis / The Boomtown Rats / The Selecter / Wolfmother
Victorious Festival Southsea, England, United Kingdom
Sep 04, 2015 –
Sep 06, 2015
Electric Picnic 2015  
My Morning Jacket / Grace Jones / We Cut Corners / Alvvays / Future Islands / Ride / Mac DeMarco / George Ezra / Hot Chip / Sam Smith / Blur / Pond / Jurassic 5 / The Boomtown Rats / Interpol / Manic Street Preachers / Tame Impala
Stradbally Hall Stradbally, Leinster, Ireland
Aug 28, 2015 –
Aug 30, 2015
Carfest South 2015  
Bellowhead / Paloma Faith / The Lionels / Take That / The Shires / Jools Holland / The Boomtown Rats / Level 42 / Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott / Seasick Steve / Scouting for Girls / The Feeling / Sophie Ellis-Bextor / Midge Ure / Ward Thomas / Texas
Laverstoke Park Farm Hampshire, UK
Aug 09, 2015 –
Aug 12, 2015
Rebellion  
The Boomtown Rats / Misfits / Anti-Flag / The Damned / Sham69 / Buzzcocks / The Adicts / Sick of It All / Subhumans / The Business / Chaos UK / UK Subs / Poison Idea / Steve Ignorant & Paranoid Visions / Peter And The Test Tube Babies / Citizen Fish / Culture Shock / MDC / The Restarts / Booze & Glory / The Lurkers / Drongos For Europe / The Mahones / Gimp Fist / Sick on the Bus / Police Bastard / Ferocious Dog / The Roughneck Riot / Louise Distras Show all bands
Winter Gardens Blackpool, England, United Kingdom
Aug 06, 2015 –
Aug 09, 2015
Rebellion Festival 2015  
Buzzcocks / The Damned / Anti-Flag / The Boomtown Rats / Sick of It All / Sham 69 / Subhumans / The Boys / The Restarts / Popes Of Chillitown / Billy Liar / Ned Dylan
Blackpool Winter Gardens Blackpool, England, United Kingdom
Jul 17, 2015 –
Jul 19, 2015
Latitude Festival  
All We Are / Ed Harcourt / King Creosote / Public Service Broadcasting / Santigold / Summer Camp / The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart / Unknown Mortal Orchestra / Benjamin Booker / Izzy Bizu / James Blake / Laura Marling / Nadine Shah / Portishead / Admiral Fallow / The Boomtown Rats / Wolf Alice / Lianne La Havas Show all bands
Henham Park Southwold, England, United Kingdom
Jul 16, 2015 –
Jul 19, 2015
Latitude Festival  
alt-J / Manic Street Preachers / Nitin Sawhney / James Blake / Laura Marling / The Vaccines / Catfish & The Bottlemen / Wolf Alice / Beaty Heart / Drenge / Caribou / The Boomtown Rats / Ezra Furman / Genghar / Songhoy Blues / King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard / Curtis Harding / Timbre Timbre / Dolores Haze / Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds / Seasick Steve / Jack Garratt / Shura / Susanne Sundfør / DM Smith / Admiral Fallow / Duke Garwood / Tom Robinson Band Show all bands
Henham Park Suffolk, UK
Jul 16, 2015 –
Jul 19, 2015
Latitude Festival 2015   Henham Park Southwold, England, United Kingdom
Nov 03, 2014 The Boomtown Rats / Republica     The Junction Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
Oct 18, 2014 The Boomtown Rats / Republica   Wulfrun Hall Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom
Jul 18, 2014 –
Jul 20, 2014
Guilfest 2014    
The Activators / Adam Bloxsome / Ade / The AfterParty / Aimée / The Algorithm / Ally Kemp / Andrew Morris / DJ Andi Warren / Any Given Thursday / Arcane Roots / A Room Swept White / Ashley Roberts / Badman Beats / Bad Solution / Bambarra / Barry Obzee / Bel Esprit / Bemis / Ben Lovejoy / The Bermondsey Joyriders / Black Futures / The Blackout / Blobbie Williams / Boney M / Boom & Bass / The Boomtown Rats / Boy Jumps Ship / The Brompton Mix / B.Traits / Buzzcocks / Canterbury / Captain Flatcap / Carnival Youth / Charlotte Sterland / Chelsea / Cherry Pie / Chopshop / Chukonu / Claudia / Confessions of a Traitor / Cosmic Encounters / The Correspondents / The Crosstown Trio / The Darling Buds / Davinci Sound / DDHR / Dead Kansas / Defect / Dirty Revolution / The Doors Alive / Dreadzone / Easy On The Amoeba / Echo and The Empress / Electric River / Emnibis / Empress AD / The Enemy / The Farm / Feed the Rhino / Fin Evans / Fire At Night / Floored Capri And Robi-Wan / Following Foxes / Forleigh / Fred V & Grafix / Freshold / Friction ft P Money And Linguistics / Fun Lovin' Criminals / The Fureys / Gallows / Gavin Thomas / Gnarlwolves / Golding / Hammerjack / The Handsome Devils Club / Hannah Wants / Headlight / Heart of a Coward / The Human League / Itch / Imperial Leisure / I See Monstas / James Bluck / James Trystan / Jamie Lenman / Jason Chance / Jay Info / Jedward / Jez Charles / Joe Carabine / The Jokers / Kamla / Katrina / Kid In The Cloud / The Kelly Lee Band / Kenelis / Kidnap Kid / Kingsland Road / Kool & The Gang / La Flamme / Lions / Lit Like Vegas / Mak And Pasteman / Manu / Maria Lua & Band / Mary Jane Burning / Matt Price / Maybe Gaga / Maybe Neverland / Metronome / Miss Vincent / Model Society / Mr. B The Gentleman Rhymer / Mr Fame / Ms Dynamite / Murkle / My Nu Leng / My Never Time / DJ Naughty And Missy D / Naughty Boy / The Nefarious Picaroons / Neighbourhood Threat / New Town Kings / Norman Jay MBE / Nylon Sky / Orange Bomb / Orangafruup / Orbit / The Other Tribe / Paper Boats / Parkway / Passenger Smith / PBS & JS / Pig Ignerents / Pipe And Tabor / Public Service Broadcasting / Radio Riddler / The Ramonas / Red Emperor / Reverbed / Riskee and the Ridicule / Risking The Writer / Rival Empires / Rock Choir / Ruts DC / Sam Bailey / The Scintillas / Second Hand Citizens / Second Hand Poet / The Serial Thrillers / Servers / The Sex Pistols Experience / Shadow Child / The Shakespearos / Sham 69 / Shane Richie & the Prelude / Sigma / Sister Leona / Skaciety / The Skints / Slim Chance / Soulfly / Soundation / Space / Spink / Split Glory / Spotlight Cannibal / Spriggan Mist / Squat Dom / Street Vibes / Stone Foundation / Stu (Cause4Concern) / The Sugarhill Gang / Synergy / Their Turn To Lose / Three's A Crowd / The Toniks / Tomorrow Is Ours / Tom Upton / Traced / Tree House Fire / The True Deceivers / Timmy Seashoe / Two Sense / Underview / The United Stoats Of America / The Urban Voodoo Machine / Vanity Draws Blood / Vector Vendetta / The Vibrators / Ward Thomas / Weyward Chile / White Hot Flames / Witchdoktors / The Wonderyears / The Zone / NERVE / the spitfires Show all bands
Stoke Park Guildford, England, United Kingdom
May 30, 2014 Concert at the Kings 2014 The King's Arms, All Cannings Wiltshire
Oct 26, 2013 The Boomtown Rats / Patrik Fitzgerald     Roundhouse London, England, United Kingdom
Oct 25, 2013 The Boomtown Rats / Patrik Fitzgerald   Norwich Nick Rayns LCR UEA Norwich, England, United Kingdom
Jun 16, 2013 IOW Festival 2013 Sunday  
Blondie / Bon Jovi / Imperial Teen / Young Guns / Paloma Faith / The Boomtown Rats / Kodaline / Alistair Barrie / Benny Boot / Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel / Little Angels
Seaclose Park Newport, Isle of Wight
Jun 13, 2013 –
Jun 16, 2013
Isle of Wight Festival 2013  
The Killers / Ellie Goulding / Bastille / Bon Jovi / The Script / Fun. / Bloc Party / Ben Howard / Blondie / Emeli Sandé / Jake Bugg / The Stone Roses / Paloma Faith / The Maccabees / Lianne La Havas / Rizzle Kicks / Sub Focus / Paul Weller / Bonnie Raitt / Everything Everything / Happy Mondays / Modestep / Delilah / The Boomtown Rats / Palma Violets / Benga / Young Guns / Republica / Kids In Glass Houses / Levellers / Alex Metric / The Farm / Willy Moon / Imperial Teen / Damian Lazarus / Russ Chimes / Steve Forbert / Liz Lawrence / The Blockheads / Hugh Cornwell / Tankus the Henge / The Greg Foat Group / Plastic Mermaids / Smokey Bastard / Ian Hunter & The Rant Band / Knocking Ghost / Newton Faulker / Pip Mountjoy / Bitr8 / The Bear Social / Ba•Dow / Weatherkings / Floella Grace (Band) Show all bands
Seaclose Park Isle of Wight, England
Jun 07, 2013 The Boomtown Rats       The Gate Ifield, UK
May 04, 2013 The Boomtown Rats       Hurtwood Park Polo Club Ewhurst Green, UK
Dec 04, 2009 James Morrison / Coldplay / Jeff Lynne's ELO / Biffy Clyro / Meat Loaf / Phil Collins / Fish / Heart / The Boomtown Rats / Simple Minds / Deacon Blue / James Blunt / Texas / White Lies / OneRepublic / Jay-Z   Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre (AECC) Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
Nov 14, 2003 Crossing Border Festival the Hague 2003
The Flaming Lips / David Thomas And Two Pale Boys / The Boomtown Rats /
Festival Grounds The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands
Jul 13, 1985 –
Jul 13, 1985
Live Aid 1985  
U2 / Queen / Elton John / The Who / Paul McCartney / Sting / Phil Collins / Sade / Wham! / Elvis Costello / David Bowie / Spandau Ballet / Bryan Ferry / David Gilmour / Status Quo / Howard Jones / paul young / Ultravox / Band Aid / Adam Ant / Thomas Dolby / The Boomtown Rats / Kiki Dee / Nik Kershaw / The Style Council / Autograph / branford marsalis / Dire Straits / Bob Geldof / Coldstream Guards / Band Fur Afrika Show all bands
London, England, United Kingdom
Jul 13, 1985 –
Jul 13, 1985
Live Aid 1985  
U2 / Queen / Elton John / The Who / Paul McCartney / Sting / Phil Collins / Sade / Wham! / Elvis Costello / David Bowie / Spandau Ballet / Bryan Ferry / David Gilmour / Status Quo / Howard Jones / paul young / Ultravox / Band Aid / Adam Ant / Thomas Dolby / The Boomtown Rats / Kiki Dee / Nik Kershaw / The Style Council / Autograph / branford marsalis / Dire Straits / Bob Geldof / Coldstream Guards / Band Fur Afrika Show all bands
London, England, United Kingdom
Jul 13, 1985 Live Aid    
David Bowie / The Who / Elton John / U2 / Elvis Costello / Adam Ant / Queen / Sade / Dire Straits / Spandau Ballet / Bryan Ferry / The Boomtown Rats / Howard Jones / Status Quo / Ultravox / The Style Council / Paul Mccartney / The Coldstream Guards / Nick Kershaw / Sting and Phil Collins / Paul Young and The Royal Family / Band Aid Show all bands
Wembley Stadium London, England, United Kingdom
Jun 21, 1985 –
Jun 23, 1985
Glastonbury Festival 1985  
Echo & the Bunnymen / Madness / James / Joe Cocker / The Pogues / Billy Bragg / Midnight Oil / The Boomtown Rats / Nick Lowe / The Style Council / Aswad / Clannad / Third World / We are KING / Hugh Masekela / The Colourfield / The Triffids / The Men They Couldn't Hang / Misty In Roots / Green On Red / Gregory Isaacs / Working Week / Roger Chapman / Microdisney / Robin Williamson / Poison Girls / Ian Dury & The Blockheads / Alexei Sayle / Big Sound Authority / Hammer & Sickle Show all bands
Shepton Mallet, England, United Kingdom
Mar 13, 1985 The Boomtown Rats / The Faith Brothers Malvern Winter Gardens Malvern, UK
Oct 25, 1982 The Boomtown Rats Country Club Reseda, CA
Feb 27, 1981 The Boomtown Rats / The Shirts Orpheum Theatre Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Feb 21, 1981 The Boomtown Rats   Capitol Theatre Passaic, New Jersey, United States
Feb 15, 1981 The Boomtown Rats / Loverboy / John Carroll   Aragon Ballroom Chicago, Illinois, United States
Jun 06, 1980 The Boomtown Rats Apollo Stadium Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
May 25, 1980 The Boomtown Rats Capitol Theatre Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Apr 12, 1980 The Boomtown Rats Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Portland, Oregon, United States
Mar 28, 1980 The Boomtown Rats   Riviera Theatre - Jam Productions Chicago, Illinois, United States
Mar 17, 1980 Private Lightning / Luna / The Boomtown Rats   Orpheum Theatre Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Mar 17, 1980 The Boomtown Rats   Orpheum Theatre Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Oct 11, 1979 The Boomtown Rats The Glasgow Apollo Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
May 28, 1979 The Boomtown Rats Brighton Centre Brighton, England, United Kingdom
Apr 07, 1979 –
Apr 08, 1979
California World Music Festival 1979  
AC/DC / Aerosmith / Journey / Van Halen / Toto / Cheap Trick / REO Speedwagon / Ted Nugent / Eddie Money / U.F.O. / The Boomtown Rats / The Outlaws / April Wine / Cheech & Chong / Head East / Steve Lukather / brownsville station / Mother's Finest / Mahogany Rush / The Fabulous Poodles Show all bands
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Los Angeles, California, United States
Mar 20, 1979 The Boomtown Rats alumni hall, providence college campus providence, R.I.
Oct 27, 1978 The Boomtown Rats Gaumont Southampton, England, United Kingdom
Oct 18, 1978 The Boomtown Rats Market Hall Carlisle, UK
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Concerts Per Year:
2018 5 concerts
2017 4 concerts
2016 1 concert
2015 7 concerts
2014 4 concerts
2013 6 concerts
2009 1 concert
2003 1 concert
1985 5 concerts
1982 1 concert
1981 3 concerts
1980 6 concerts
1979 4 concerts
1978 8 concerts
1977 7 concerts
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