GIG 001: Whitesnake / MSG – Wembley Arena, 29th December 1987

I’ve decided to chronicle the gigs I’ve been to over the years. No matter how cringe worthy some of the bands I’ve seen have been I’m going to post each gig in order, including the support bands, venue and date and include a video of all the bands involved in said gig experience… for better or for worse.

Although I’m sure I will come across many bands that YouTube won’t be helpful about because they were so small in the age before the internet and cheap digital cameras/phones for even the crappy quality gig-vids that people film. I’ll do my best though and will try to provide links to websites for those I can’t find decent footage of.

Anyway, first up I travel almost 34 years into the past to a cold evening on the run-up to New Years Eve. There I was at Wembley Arena for my first ever live music experience, courtesy of a friend having a spare ticket, to see… WHITESNAKE supported by MSG (then known as the McAuley Schenker Group although previously were Michael Schenker Group). It was Whitesnake’s “1987 Album Tour” – which had a host of really classic songs on it. Whitesnake were fantastic and I sang along like crazy and couldn’t get them out of my head for the next couple of days. I wasn’t really into MSG though.

Legendary guitarist Steve Vai was playing with Whitesnake at the time, complete with his double (or triple…?) necked-guitar!

Price: £10.00

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