Live Shows

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

Moody Blues’ Justin Hayward: Concert Review

The group’s lead singer, guitarist and writer of many of their favorites offered songs and stories from throughout his career

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Olivia Newton-John and Audience: A Love-Fest

The beloved singer has a big vocal range and signature sound unlike anyone else’s. Her tour resumed just months after announcing a recurrence of cancer

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Ringo Starr–A Star Among All-Starrs: NYC Review

The lineup’s current edition, with Rolie, Lukather, Gouldman and Hay, was as exuberant and polished a concert as an audience could hope for

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Roger Waters Reminds Fans Who ‘Us’ + ‘Them’ Are

Audiences for his “Us + Them” North American tour–and we suspect they will be left-leaning–are in for a treat. Waters chose many Floyd favorites; watch some video highlights

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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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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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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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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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