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.

Faces Reunion Concert Gives 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 Faces.

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J. Geils Band Rocks Hometown Crowd

The J. Geils Band can still deliver the blues-rock goods with power and panache for their loyal Boston fans; plus Q&A with the band’s namesake guitarist who’s no longer in the group.

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U2 Soars to the Rafters in Boston

Jim Sullivan observes how U2 can still summon up greatness & emotional wallop throughout an arena on their iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE tour of America.

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Steely Dan, Elvis Costello Shine in the Rain

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

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Billy Joel Packs the Garden Yet Again

In the Piano Man’s monthly sold-out concerts at the Garden, the Billy Joel MSG residency keeps fans cheering with a set list full of hits

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