Live Shows

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

The Who: Loud as Ever at Solid 2016 Coachella Show

On the final night of Desert Trip’s first weekend, they gave a career-spanning performance and showed they can still play as feverishly and loudly as ever

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Paul McCartney Plays 2016 Desert Trip Set: Review

Following Neil Young on night two of the much-heralded three-day classic rock festival in California, the former Beatle mixed the hits and a few surprises.

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Rolling Stones Put on a Spectacle in 2016 Desert Trip Set

At the Stones’ 20-song opening night headlining set, Mick Jagger shimmied his way around the stage as the band offered some surprises. Our review…

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Bob Dylan in Total Command in 2016 Desert Trip Set

The bard let his music do the talking with a career-spanning set – including a tweaked version of “Tangled Up in Blue” – at the eagerly anticipated festival’s opening night

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Rolling Stones Open 2021 Tour, Minus Charlie Watts

The 13-date tour was originally scheduled to take place in 2020. The storyline, however, was the absence of the man who kept the beat for nearly 6 decades

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The Monkees’ ‘Farewell Tour’ Review: ‘1966 All Over Again’

Credit is due Dolenz and Nesmith for keeping alive the spirit, as well as the sound, of the Monkees. Their televised impishness continues to translate well.

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Genesis Opens 2021 Reunion Tour

The Last Domino, delayed for a year, is the first reunion tour for Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks since 2007

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Eric Clapton Opens 1st Tour Since 2014

After years of playing either brief residencies or a handful of shows here and there, Slowhand is back at age 76 with a real tour, though the set is brief

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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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Review: Eagles Return to the Stage—Such a Lovely Place

At last, the band’s Hotel California tour has resumed with a generous (31-song) set from Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Timothy B Schmit, Vince Gill and Deacon Frey

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