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.

Bryan Adams Concert Wins Fans’ Hearts and Voices

The onetime hitmaker and ’80s MTV favorite delivered the rock plus meaning and emotion to an enthusiastic crowd of fans

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Steve Miller Explores His Roots in Special NYC Show

In a concert at New York City’s Jazz at Lincoln Center, Steve Miller reached back to his blues, jazz and classic pop influences.

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The Who Triumph at MSG: 2016 Review

The band’s farewell tour arrived (finally) in Manhattan. Our reviewer notes, happily, that Roger Daltrey hit all the high notes

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Jeff Lynne’s ELO Lights Up NYC Stage

It was a triumphant night for Jeff Lynne and ELO as they played to an enthusiastic sold-out crowd at NYC’s Irving Plaza.

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The Who Hits 50 Right on the Bullseye

They perform in concert like a great band should: Playing their music in a way that’s still alive and musically anew, showing their staying power

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Hey, Bitch, She’s Madonna: Review

Our reviewer may not be a fan of her music. But he knows an entertaining concert when he sees one, and her latest tour is just that

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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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