Top 10 Rock and Metal Bands that Performed Live at the Royal Albert Hall
Performing at the Royal Albert Hall is an honor because it's a very prestigious concert hall. The Royal Albert Hall is in London, UK. Some bands even released live albums and I put these bands higher on this list.
The Top Ten
1OpethOpeth is a Swedish progressive death metal band from Stockholm, formed in 1990 by David Isberg, who invited Mikael Akerfeldt into the band as a bassist. Isberg ended up leaving the band, which lead to Mikael becoming the band's vocalist, guitarist, principal songwriter, and driving force. Along with ...read more.
Opeth played a 20th Anniversary Concert in 2010 and released a live double album DVD - In Live Concert at the Royal Albert Hall. The cover art is purposely similar to that of Deep Purple's Concerto for Group and Orchestra, which was recorded at the same venue in 1969, "underlining the band's [Opeth] longstanding love for their prog-rock roots". - Metal_Treasure
2Deep PurpleDeep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in 1970. Deep Purple, ...read more.
They are at #1 because in 1969 Deep Purple not only performed at The Royal Albert Hall - they played WITH the Royal Albert Hall Orchestra and recorded their album "Concerto for Group and Orchestra". Oh, and they were the first rock band that did it. - Metal_Treasure
3Judas PriestJudas Priest are a British heavy metal band that formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. They are often referred to as one of the greatest metal bands of all time, and are even commonly called “The Metal Gods”, after one of the songs on their 1980 album “British Steel”. ...read more.
4HeartHeart is an American rock band that first found success in Canada and later in the United States and worldwide.
5Emerson, Lake & PalmerEmerson, Lake & Palmer were an English progressive rock supergroup formed in London in 1970. The band consisted of keyboardist Keith Emerson, singer, bassist, and producer Greg Lake, and drummer and percussionist Carl Palmer.
In 1982 they recorded their show and it became a live album - Live at the Royal Albert Hall. - Metal_Treasure
6CreamCream were a 1960s British rock supergroup power trio consisting of bassist/vocalist Jack Bruce, drummer Ginger Baker, and guitarist/vocalist Eric Clapton.
They recorded a live album - Metal_Treasure
7The BeatlesThe Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented ...read more.
I can't put them higher because they didn't play entire concerts and didn't release live albums. In 1963 they played several songs sharing the stage with other musicians (they did it twice in 1963) - Metal_Treasure
8The WhoThe Who is an English rock band formed in London, England in 1964. The most recognizable lineup was Roger Daltrey (lead vocals), Pete Townshend (guitar), John Entwistle (bass guitar), and Keith Moon (drums). They are best known for their live performances and hit songs Baba O'Riley, My Generation, and ...read more.
9Devin TownsendDevin Garret Townsend is a Canadian musician, songwriter and record producer. He was the founder, songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist in extreme metal band Strapping Young Lad from 1994 to 2007 and has an extensive career as a solo artist.
10The KillersThe Killers is an American indie rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2001, by Brandon Flowers and Dave Keuning.
11Alter BridgeAlter Bridge is an American rock band from Orlando, Florida, formed in 2004. The band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Myles Kennedy, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips.
12Bring Me the HorizonBring Me the Horizon is a British rock band from Sheffield, Yorkshire. Formed in 2004, the group currently consists of vocalist Oliver Sykes, guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt Kean, drummer Matt Nicholls, and keyboardist Jordan Fish. They are signed to RCA Records globally and Columbia Records exclusively ...read more.