Live Shows

Our concert reviews of classic rock acts as well as what took place at festivals and other special musical events

Greenwich Village in the ’60s: Concert Review

On a lovely summer NYC night, as stellar artists paid tribute to a special time and place, getting together didn’t seem like such a crazy idea at all.

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Bob Seger 2017 Runaway Train Opener: Look Back

The star played a 20-song set in Toledo on opening night of his big arena tour. He was forced to abruptly end the tour due to surgery

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Jeff Lynne’s ELO at Radio City Music Hall: 2016 Review

Lynne’s gift is his ability to build complex arrangements into the simplest, most hummable of tunes. The concert was a taste of classic rock at its finest

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Moody Blues’ John Lodge 2017 Solo Tour: Review

It was a big year for the Moody Blues with a tour + expanded edition of their masterpiece, and selection for the Rock Hall

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Buckingham and McVie 2017 Tour Opener: Rewind

The Fleetwood Mac mainstays launched their first tour as a duo in Georgia, performing a mix of classics from the band’s catalog and their own new songs

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Steely Dan, Elvis Costello Shine in the Rain: 2015

A downpour & mists didn’t dampen spirits at the Red Rocks tour debut of Steely Dan & Elvis Costello. And the unusual bill works well, says our reviewer, with both acts delivering superb sets to delight the crowd

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The Eagles Live in Denver: Different, But the Same

After a lot of healing, the band unreeled hit after hit in their 23-song set. All anyone was thinking about was singing along

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Brian Wilson + ‘Pet Sounds’ Shine at 50th Bash: 2016

Brian Wilson led a 12-piece band in a “wonderful” golden anniversary celebration of his masterpiece at the Hollywood Bowl

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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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The Zombies at Levon’s Barn in Woodstock: Review

The British Invasion performed a career retrospective, plus some well-chosen covers and Argent songs, at the home of the Midnight Ramble

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