Live Shows

Want to know about the shows by legacy and new classic artists currently or recently on tour as well as what went down at festivals and annual or onetime special musical events? Our reviewers report on what they heard and saw.

The Killers Kill in Boston: Review

From the review: There’s a relentlessness about the Killers—we’re going to entertain you if it kills us: 22 songs in an hour-50-minute show.

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Petula Clark Treats Audience to Her Big Hits

The English singer performed many of the hit singles that delighted radio listeners in the ’60s, displaying an air of confidence befitting her 7 decades as an entertainer

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Dream Syndicate: Majestic, Loud, Noisy, Fun, Alive

They came roaring back with the kind of majestic, loud, noisy, fun, alive show that would be impressive from a band half their age.

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Squeeze, Rejuvenated, Treat Fans to Standout Show

Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford, buoyed by two new members plus the skills (and antics) of Stephen Large (keys) and Simon Hanson (drums) sound better than ever

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Olivia Newton-John and Audience: A Love-Fest

The beloved singer has a big vocal range and signature sound unlike anyone else’s. Her tour resumed just months after announcing a recurrence of cancer

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Heartbreakers’ Benmont Tench Shares His Sorrow

Though the keyboardist never said his friend’s name during his nearly two-hour set, Tom Petty’s spirit was felt by all. Our review

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Moody Blues’ John Lodge Plays Solo Tour: Review

2017 has been a big year for the Moody Blues with a big tour and expanded edition of Days of Future Passed. So what does their 72-year-old bassist do in his spare time?

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Mudcrutch ‘Crush It’ at NYC’s Webster Hall

The concert by Tom Petty’s “other” band allowed these remarkable musicians to showcase their talents. They were joined by none other than Roger McGuinn

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Faces 2015 Reunion Gave Fans a ‘Glorious’ 7 Songs

It was “exactly that shambolic bonhomie” that fans loved about the Faces, as Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood and Kenney Jones revived the band for one night

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Roger Waters Reminds Fans Who ‘Us’ + ‘Them’ Are

Audiences for his “Us + Them” North American tour–and we suspect they will be left-leaning–are in for a treat. Waters chose many Floyd favorites; watch some video highlights

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