Bands With The Best Live Performances


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41 Van Halen Van Halen Van Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972. From 1974 until 1985, the band consisted of guitarist Eddie Van Halen, vocalist David Lee Roth, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Michael Anthony.

Van Halen is top 5 five for sure in regards to live Bands and or Rock and Roll music in general for sure. Come on there is no doubt about it. Energy, great entertainment, and one of the greatest guitar players of all time. Awesome band!

Van Halen is better then ever right now. I mean how can they be only 40? There live sound is unbelievable! Eddie Van Halen has never been better, and with wolfgang singing the back up vocals, its just fabulous.

42 Motley Crue Motley Crue Mötley Crüe was an American metal band formed in Los Angeles, California on January 17, 1981. The group was founded by bassist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee, lead vocalist Vince Neil and lead guitarist Mick Mars.

The crowd is always with em and Tommy Lee is a show beast and even James the rev sullivan said it was one of the best live shows he has ever seen.

Guns N' Roses favorite band but as far as live performances go can't believe motley isn't higher

Saw Mötley Crüe live last night. They were great. They had great sound quality and everything

43 Ozzy Osbourne Ozzy Osbourne John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne was born on December 3, 1948. He is also known as ''The Prince of Darkness''. Ozzy is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the band Black Sabbath. Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath more.

The Prince of Darkness should be WAY HIGHER (On the list not drugs)

From bitimg bats heads off to mooning the crowd to playing ozzfest with a broken leg while detoxing. Ozzy would do anything for his fans and has also been around longer than anyone on this list evan led zepplin and queen and he's still going 1967-. Did anyone else do that? Plus hg can actually sing

44 Coldplay Coldplay Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996. The band consists of Chris Martin (lead vocalist and pianist), Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist) and Will Champion (drummer and backing vocalist). Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed more.

I've seen almost all of these bands live and Muse was my favorite act... until I saw Coldplay. I have never seen such an emotionally charged and passionate show... the lights, the band, and the crowd all singing together in unison brought me to tears. I wasn't SUPER into Coldplay at first but now that I've seen them live I am a lifelong fan. 10/10 best show ever, I would spend my life savings to follow them around on tour and die a happy man.

Chris Martin. Amazing performer to watch live. The band is phenomenal and the music is great. I came into this list expecting Coldplay to be the top 10, if not the top. Their style of performance is truly unique. They also interact with their audiences.

Best concert I've ever seen. The entire band were flawless with every instrument and chris' vocals were wonderful. The fireworks and the light show and the abundance of energy from the entire band that resonnated to the audience was completely amazing. They deserve to be in the top ten.

This should be number one. Watch a video of Charlie Brown live from 2012 or 2016 and you will see why.

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45 Slipknot Slipknot Slipknot is a Nu Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa . The band released their first album in 1999 and was well received by critics and fans. The group gained success after the release of their second studio album, "Iowa". more.

Saw them at Mayhem 2012, which was their first tour after Paul Grey died, and it was a very emotional performance in which they poured every ounce of energy, blood and sweat into one of the greatest sets ever performed.

Saw them at Rock on THE RANGE 2015 and just my god...they were absolutely phenomenal. Nobody could ever top them in my personal opinion.

Great band live, can't believe they score so low

Very insane live, and very impressive!

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46 Pearl Jam Pearl Jam Pearl Jam is a Grunge Rock Band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990. The band had comprised of Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament. more.

They're not always the flashiest live performers, but in each one of their live shows, they put so much emotion in their songs and they end up sounding better than pretty much any other band live. A live performance isn't all visual, you know. - LoganR93

47 Breaking Benjamin Breaking Benjamin
48 Megadeth Megadeth Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. The group was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine's dismissal from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums, and their biggest hits are Symphony of Destruction, Holy more.
49 Nine Inch Nails Nine Inch Nails Nine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock/metal band and, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio.
50 Foo Fighters Foo Fighters Foo Fighters is an American rock band, formed in Seattle in 1994. It was founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl after the death of Kurt Cobain and the dissolution of his previous band. The band consists of obviously Dave Grohl (lead vocalist, songwriter), Pat Smear (lead guitarist, pianist), Nate Mendel more.

I saw them on the broken leg tour and it was amazing! They Gould be in the top ten so everyone vote for Foo Fighters

This description isn't needed, it's the foo fighters for gods sake! - TheDanSyndrome

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51 Dave Matthews Band Dave Matthews Band Dave Matthews Band is an American rock band that was formed in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1991. The founding members were singer-songwriter and guitarist Dave Matthews, bassist Stefan Lessard, drummer/backing vocalist Carter Beauford and saxophonist LeRoi Moore.

They are clearly the best band ever live. No other band can release live albums that sell millions then put them on a studio recording and sell more. The question is why are people so jealous of Dave Matthews popularity because he is for white males only. I forgot the band is mostly black, and he deserves the credit for driving his poetic message. 80 is a joke and he deserves better.

Not many bands can successfully deliver a different show every time. The Dave Matthews Band has successfully done this since their first show and continue to do it every time.

Dave Matthews Band is simply the best band ever to see live

52 Grateful Dead Grateful Dead

This isn't even a question. Everyone knows this whether your a dead head or not. They were the best live band ever and didn't even qualify as concerts. These were life changing "events" each and every one of the 2300+ shows. They have performed for more people than any other band EVER.. not even close.

There's just no comparison. When thet were on it's a whole other level of music. None of the bands discussed here could ever do what they did.

Let's clarify something. I'm a music lover and listen to everything from Glenn Miller to Venom... there is and never will be another band like the dead. I've seen most of the bands on this list and it should be separate. Incredible concerts for sure, but the dead we're hands down life changing, earth moon and sky changing events. On drugs and off didn't matter. Ask anyone who has ever seen them and they will tell you the same and they're are tens of millions+
Yes, would step and AC/DC maiden the stones queen Metallica all be here? Of course and mind blowing but still NOT a Dead show. It's it's own category all together

53 Santana Santana Santana is an American Latin rock band formed in San Francisco, California in 1967 by Mexican-American guitarist Carlos Santana.
54 Faith No More Faith No More Faith No More is an American rock band from San Francisco, California, formed in 1979. Before settling on their current moniker in 1983, the band performed under the names Sharp Young Men and later Faith No Man.
55 L'Arc~en~Ciel L'Arc~en~Ciel L'Arc-en-Ciel is a Japanese rock band, founded in Osaka in 1991. With a reported 40 million records sold, they were the first Japanese act to headline at Madison Square Garden.

Simply the best performance I've ever seen
They played even better than the album version
The sfx was great
The lighting and such were overwhelming
And they get along with the crowd well
Well, I almost lost words to describe their performance
If you don't believe me just check it out for yourself

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56 Pantera Pantera Pantera was a Heavy Metal band formed in 1981 by guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul. The group got into mainstream after changing from Glam Metal to Groove Metal. The band's most successful album is "Vulgar Display of Power". As the pioneers of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal, They more.
57 Porcupine Tree Porcupine Tree Porcupine Tree were an English rock band formed by musician Steven Wilson in 1987. The band began essentially as a solo project for Wilson, who created all of the band's music.

PT should be top 5 easy! What is wrong with people?

Linkin Park LIVE haha. Porcupine Tree blow them away!

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58 Tool Tool Tool is an American progressive metal/alternative metal band, that was formed in 1990. more.

Great live, album quality performance, enhanced versions of songs, progressively better lights/lasers as show goes on.

Simply the greatest band ever. Best live performances... Will literally take you away. Tool is life.

Seeing "Stinkfist" live will send you into a seizure. - IaChoquette311

How is this not higher? Best live show ever!

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59 Bullet For My Valentine Bullet For My Valentine Bullet for My Valentine are a Welsh metalcore band from Bridgend, formed in 1998 . The band is composed of Matthew Tuck (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Michael Paget (lead guitar, backing vocals), Michael Thomas (drums) and Jamie Mathias (bass guitar). Former members include Nick Crandle and Jason James; more.
60 System Of A Down System Of A Down System of a Down formed in 1994 as an Armenian-American Nu Metal group from Glendale, California . The band name is sometimes shortened to System or SOAD. more.

Playing live in Holland has to be one of the best concerts ever! Daron's guitar stopped working, so he announced "This sucks and so do we," then got the crowd to boo them and give them the finger. And also, unlike some other bands, they actually played their songs well (when the guitar worked anyway) - Porcupine

Trust me they're the best at this. They can be so humorous on stage at times, like when Daron gets the crowd excited, Serj dances uniquely feeling the melody of the song, and they can actually perform unlike other bands.

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