The Greatest Live Bands of All Time Bands/Musicians
Ultimate List
113  items 32,956 votes 3,962 voters 92,255 views more info

The Greatest Live Bands of All Time

List Criteria: Only a band's live show and not their studio albums. No pop stars

List of the greatest live bands or artists of all time, created and ranked by music fans worldwide asks the question "who is the best live act of all time"? What band or artist had such an impact up on that stage that it took their music to a whole new level? Maybe they had a spectacular stage show - like Floyd - or maybe they just overpowered you with their live presence - like Bruce. Or maybe their music just sounded better in person. Whatever your criteria, vote and rank the musicians you think had the absolute best live act of all time. If you see a group or artist that is missing, be sure to add to this list of the best live bands of all time! 

Share your thoughts on the best live bands ever with your friends. To vote on more music lists, check out these lists of the Best Rock Vocalists and the Best Female Rock Vocalists of all time.
  • 62 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • See list ranked by
</> Rerank List
Score
  1. 1
    Up 819
    Down 422

    the people's #1 & most listed Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

    open
  2. 2
    Up 908
    Down 456

    Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

    open
  3. 3
    Up 668
    Down 363

    Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

    open
  4. 4
    Up 676
    Down 379

    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

    open
  5. 5
    Up 623
    Down 388

    Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

    open
  6. 6
    Up 436
    Down 359

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

    open
  7. 7
    Up 375
    Down 279

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock

    open
  8. 8
    Up 452
    Down 410

    Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock

    open
  9. 9
    Up 380
    Down 276

    Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    open
  10. 10
    Up 391
    Down 352

    Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    open
  11. 11
    Up 304
    Down 318

    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    open
  12. 12
    Up 339
    Down 366

    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    open
  13. 13
    Up 299
    Down 263

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

    open
  14. 14
    Up 341
    Down 369

    Rock music, Alternative rock, Punk rock

    open
  15. 15
    Up 249
    Down 234

    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

    open
  16. 16
    Up 229
    Down 229

    Blues-rock, Psychedelic soul, Rock music

    open
  17. 17
    Up 254
    Down 183

    ranked low on reranks Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

    open
  18. 18
    Up 309
    Down 302

    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

    open
  19. 19
    Up 262
    Down 215

    Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

    open
  20. 20
    Up 311
    Down 321

    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

    open
  21. 21
    Up 235
    Down 294

    Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave

    open
  22. 22
    Up 256
    Down 246

    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

    open
  23. 23
    Up 245
    Down 334

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Motown Sound, Rock music, Electronic music

    open
  24. 24
    Up 239
    Down 315

    ranked high on reranks Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock

    open
  25. 25
    Up 267
    Down 283

    Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

    open
  26. 26
    Up 181
    Down 150

    added by misterp01 Country pop, Rock music, Folk rock

    open
  27. 27
    Up 220
    Down 215

    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

    open
  28. 28
    Up 222
    Down 203

    Outlaw country, Blues-rock, Boogie rock

    open
  29. 29
    Up 240
    Down 256

    Glam metal, Experimental rock, Shock rock

    open
  30. 30
    Up 267
    Down 215

    New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

    open
  31. 31
    Up 225
    Down 234

    Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

    open
  32. 32
    Up 222
    Down 198

    added by ChristineNewman Classic rock, Jazz-funk, Rock music

    open
  33. 33
    Up 205
    Down 287

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

    open
  34. 34
    Up 240
    Down 279

    Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

    open
  35. 35
    Up 142
    Down 118

    added by mrblond Blues-rock, Classic rock, Heavy metal

    open
  36. 36
    Up 205
    Down 121

    ranked low on reranks Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

    open
  37. 37
    Up 140
    Down 152

    Hip hop music, Doo-wop, Pop music

    open
  38. 38
    Up 198
    Down 195

    added by hayleigh.hesketh Space rock, Rock music, Electronic music

    open
  39. 39
    Up 172
    Down 180

    Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge

    open
  40. 40
    Up 135
    Down 150

    Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

    open
  41. 41
    Up 135
    Down 127

    Pop punk, Rock music, Classic Punk

    open
  42. 42
    Up 141
    Down 135

    Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

    open
  43. 43
    Up 97
    Down 89

    added by mrblond Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    open
  44. 44
    Up 92
    Down 128

    Synthpop, Rock music, Acoustic music

    open
  45. 45
    Up 138
    Down 153

    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

    open
  46. 46
    Up 86
    Down 107

    Soul blues, Pop music, Rock music

    open
  47. 47
    Up 152
    Down 147

    New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Power metal

    open
  48. 48
    Up 98
    Down 121

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

    open
  49. 49
    Up 67
    Down 49

    added by Dismalhead Rock music, Pop rock, Soft rock

    open
  50. 50
    Up 47
    Down 38

    added by DebbyHood Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

    open
  51. 114 +

    Something missing? Add it!

Is this list missing something?
RANKERS WHO ADDED ITEMS + 39 MORE

items 1 - 50 of 113

think you can do better?

Rerank This List

got a blog or website?

embed this list

viewers of this list also saw...

more popular lists