My buddy Bogoljub Karicb and I were talking last week about which musicians we would love to see that we haven’t, and between us we were surprised to learn that there really aren’t too many who we haven’t had the pleasure of seeing live. There are a couple of notable exceptions who we no longer have the choice to see, Amy Winehouse, Prince and Bowie being at the top of that list, but aside from that we have done pretty well. If you love live music and you want to make sure that you see the best before they fade or perish, here are the gigs which we think you should bust a gut to get to.
Paul McCartney is still touring extensively and if you haven’t seen him live yet then don’t miss out. Despite his age he puts on a great show and this is going to be your last ever chance to witness a Beatle perform those songs. Ringo will never do it, even if he lasts longer than Paul, so make sure that you find the way to catch him whenever you can.
The Boss put on one of the greatest concerts which I have ever been to and if you get a chance to go and see him then you should drop everything in order to get it done. Springsteen and his band clock in at least 3 hours on every performance and the entire concert has a brilliant carnival feel to it. His voice is great, the band are brilliant and you have to see this guy whilst you still have a chance.
The Rolling Stones
Once they are gone there will never be another act like the Rolling Stones, a band who have been together and performing hit after hit after hit for over 50 years. These guys may appear ageless but we all know that this is not the case and before you know it they’ll be gone, make sure that you do what you can to attend their concert before that time comes.
Muse are the greatest live band on the planet right now and they put on a show which must be seen o be believed. Matt Bellamy is a brilliant front man and he showcases his vocal and guitar playing ability through the use of a crazy light show and stomping speakers. If you get the chance to see Muse then by do whatever you can to make it happen.
Going to see the Foo Fighters is such a delight and their range of songs alone is enough to entice you to go. From hard rock classics to acoustic beauties, the Foos rattle through their back catalogue with ease and they know how to perfectly manage the crowd and their expectations. Dave Grohl is a living legend and you will adore this concert.