Live Shows

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

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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J. Geils Band Rocks Hometown Crowd: 2015

The rock ‘n’ roll band delivered for their loyal Boston fans in one of their final performances together. The good times rolled

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Jeff Beck Live at the Hollywood Bowl: Review

The crowd was treated to a jaw-dropping display of deep blues, hot licks and dive-bombing Stratocaster forays into the ionosphere of rock with special guests Billy Gibbons and Steven Tyler. It’s available in a variety of formats

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Rolling Stones’ Final 2017 #NoFilter Concert: Recap

The Stones spread out 14 European dates across 46 days and closed out their 2017 tour with three nights in the City of Lights. Our recap

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