Top Ten Concerts and Live Performances

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81 D'erlanger - Rose Tinted View (Hibiya Yagai Ongakudo 2007)

comeback concert of derlanger, I have a download copy of it. amazing - ronluna

82 Foo Figters (Live at Wembley Stadium 2008)

One of the best live sound bands... Their songs give you energy, not to mention that dave is one awesome guy wait the whole thing is awesome

Great show, surprise appearence by jimmy page and john paul jones at the end

83 Rammstein (Live aus Berlin 1998)

Rammstein is a band that is actually better in concert. That paired with their amazing pyrotechnics leave little to wonder at.

In my opinion, Rammstein is one of the greatest bands ever with practicaly every song of theirs being unique in its own way and they are definitely the greatest band live. Their music has transcended any perceived language barrier out there.

84 Rush (Exit...Stage Left)

the best concert of all time, including progressive rock anthems such as 'tom sawyer' and 'closer to the heart'.

Why isn't this higher on the list? This and Rush in Rio should be in the top 10 for sure! - Medmac

Even though I prefer newer concerts, this one tops the charts.

85 Bon Jovi (Giants Stadium New Jersey 2001)

great concert!
3 night show - richie4life

86 Nirvana (Live at Reading 1992)

I was there - those muppets were boring and we were ripped off, I can remember the sound and the stag performance was no better than band that just played together for the first time.

Just the chills it sends down your spine from beginning to end make it an unforgettable performance.

Awesome from beginning to end :D Kurt even plays Star Sprangled Banner - nivvAna

Nirvana just banged the whole city... Ausome festival by Nirvana. Thanks to kurt Cobain, the grudge god

87 Madonna (Confession Tour 2006)

My girlfriend made me go to one of her shows a few years ago. By far the worst concert I was ever at and the shortest performance by a headline act I have ever seen (while we were slowly making our way home we could see her helicopter leaving 10 minutes after show) My girlfriend apologised after it was so crap.

Epic like always. I doubt any artist can deliver great concert like Madonna.

Her concerts are fantastic! Her Blond Ambition Tour is a revolutionary concert.

Flawless production and performance. Her best concert hands down.

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88 Coldplay (Rock in Rio 2011)

Most entertaining group, who have produced great music.

Very entertaining!

Fix you is great

COLDPLAY ANYWHERE, best concert ever!

89 AC/DC (Live at River Plate 2009)

The Rock veterans came back and showed everyone how the big boys do it. This is one hell of a concert, amazing crowd combined with an amazing band!

This is my favourite live performance come on just 103?

The energy! It's a lesson worth learning...

Amazing crowd, best concert ever.

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90 Gladys Knight (VH1 Divas Live)
91 Bob Seger (Cobo Hall 1975)

Seger in his prime recorded in front of his hometown Detroit rock fans

92 Jimi Hendrix (Woodstock 1969)

Because he performed star spangled banner

I mean, jimi Hendrix in just one event? Where is Monterrey, Berkley etc.? - waldo

93 Michael Jackson (Super Bowl XXVII Halftime Show 1993)

Michael is still the best of all I love you mj danish

Can't stop watching it when I start. RIP King of Pop.

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94 Jackie Evancho ("Awakening" TV Special, Longwood Gardens, 2014)

This was a lovely, funny, focused, professional and completely mesmerizing performance by teenager Jackie in a lush, natural environment. All new material, too! - BobG

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95 The Who (The Kids Are Alright 1979)

THE BEST rock performance in history by a single act, well maybe with the exception of L Z - slacker121234

96 311 (311 Day 2004)

68 songs... 5 hours long... great show

97 K.S.Chithra (Royal Albert Hall)
98 John Mayer (Where The Light Is, Live in LA 2008)

"Free Fallin'" was absolutely unreal. Should be number 1 in my opinion

In my opinion, the best live performance I have ever seen!

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99 Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite (Elvis Presley)

One of the most watched concerts ever and one of the first ever broadcast via satellite, the Aloha from Hawaii concert is one of Presley's crowning moments. This concert greatly contributed to Elvis' image worldwide, and thus deserves to be counted among the greatest musical events of all time.

This was a great concert! I remember watching it myself all those years ago. Elvis was sure at the top of his game.

I actually watched this when it aired... Great performance!

It's ok but it is not as good as his 68 comeback show.

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100 Eric Clapton (Madison Square Garden 1999)

This concert is one of the main reasons I believe he's the one of the greatest guitarists to ever live so I'll what I said there - I honestly can't believe this isn't number one on the list. This concert and really all of Clapton's music is so personal to me and so many millions of people in this world who've been inspired to pick up a guitar because of him. I remember never particularly liking the guitar as an instrument, whether it was to play with or to listen to, but this concert changed everything for me. From Layla to Wonderful Tonight, Tears In Heaven to River Of Tears, even though he wrote them such a long time ago, you can hear the emotion and sadness going through every word and every note he plays on his guitar. You can just understand the lyrics and connect with them even without knowing what he sang them for. That's what music is. You don't need a context, you should be able to understand it just by listening to it. Music is supposed to be an outlet for everything - your ...more - guyritchi


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