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☀ Mike Scott & The Waterboys Complete Concert Statistics ☀

This page contains the concert statistics for Mike Scott from 1976 - 2016 and also for The Waterboys from 1984 - 2016.

* The information contained within this web page was provided by Mike Scott from his own personal archive.

So a HUGE Thank You to Mike for his kindness in sharing his personal records with me, and for allowing these statistics to be published here for the first time in such a comprehensive and accurate form.

And also a special thank you to Crispin Thomas for his invaluable help and support in the creation of this page.

☄ Mike Scott Complete Concert Statistics 1976 - 2016 ☄

  • This chart covers all concerts by Mike Scott with his various bands and solo from his first-ever shows in 1976 to the end of 2016.
  • It includes all his early shows 1976-78, the Another Pretty Face shows 1979-81, and those by Funhouse and The Red And The Black in 1982.
  • It includes the complete Waterboys shows from 1984-90 and 2000 to 2016, plus all Mike's solo shows from 1991 to 1999.
  • Also included are the solo readings by Mike for his 'Adventures of a Waterboy' autobiography.
  • Of the 34 readings worldwide, 24 were with Steve Wickham and these are included in The Waterboys statistics for these years.
  • The grand total of all shows combined is 1408.


☄ The Waterboys Complete Concert Statistics 1984 - 1990 and 2000 - 2016 ☄

  1. These Charts cover ALL of The Waterboys Concerts from 1984 to 1990 and from 2000 to 2016.
  2. The 1000th Waterboys show was on April 4th 2015 at The Byron Bay Blues Festival!
  3. The year with the largest number of shows (to date) is 2015.
  4. There were a total of 107 shows on the Modern Blues Tour, with the first three gigs of the tour in December 2014.
  5. The grand total of all of The Waterboys concerts from 1984 to 2016 is 1108 shows!
  6. * This information will be updated when all of the 2017 shows have occurred. *



☄ Mike Scott Complete Concert Statistics 1991 - 1999 ☄

  • This Chart covers the Mike Scott shows from 1991 to 1999.
  • The grand total of gigs for these years is 155 shows.
  • * Guest appearances by Mike at other Artists' gigs are not included in these listings.


☄ The 'Big Five' Complete Waterboys Appearances from 1984 - 2016 ☄

  1. Five members of the Waterboys have played many more shows than any others. They are Mike Scott, Steve Wickham, Anthony Thistlethwaite, Trevor Hutchinson and Richard Naiff.
  2. This Chart shows all of the Concert appearances by each of the Big 5 band members of The Waterboys.
  3. * This information will be updated when all of the 2017 shows have occurred. *


Most Played Song Live:

The most played song in The Waterboys canon is Fisherman's Blues.

The first performance of this iconic song was in January 1986 in The Baggot Inn, Dublin.

It was played at EVERY show for nearly three years prior to the release of the Fisherman's Blues LP in October 1988.

The Whole Of The Moon had its first live performance in October 1985.

These two songs were premiered onstage only 3 months apart. They are probably the two most universally known and well-loved Waterboys songs.

Additional Information:

  1. Guest Appearances are not counted in these Statistics.
  2. These figures are accurate up to the end of 2016.
  3. And these figures will be annually updated or when new information becomes available.
  4. Thank You again Mike Scott!
  5. And Thank You Everybody for visiting and hopefully contributing to this Waterboys Fan Site.
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