The Greatest Live Bands of All Time Bands/Musicians
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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 very best live performers 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.

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  1. 1
    + 1720
    - 957

    most listed
    Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 1488
    - 866

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

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 1151
    - 784

    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 1175
    - 766

    Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 1051
    - 734

    Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 790
    - 732

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 673
    - 613

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 666
    - 751

    Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 576
    - 588

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 743
    - 807

    Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 686
    - 629

    Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 503
    - 662

    often listed
    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 471
    - 436

    Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 603
    - 745

    Rock music, Alternative rock, Punk rock

    ) open buy at  
  15. 15
    + 508
    - 461

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

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 559
    - 727

    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 471
    - 531

    Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 527
    - 638

    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 449
    - 471

    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 432
    - 513

    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 443
    - 473

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

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 406
    - 473

    Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 426
    - 479

    Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 497
    - 620

    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 377
    - 420

    Outlaw country, Blues-rock, Boogie rock

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 378
    - 478

    Blues-rock, Psychedelic soul, Rock music

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 381
    - 457

    Glam metal, Experimental rock, Shock rock

    ) open
  28. 28
    + 378
    - 548

    Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 345
    - 345

    ranked low on reranks & added by misterp01
    Country pop, Rock music, Folk rock

    ) open
  30. 30
    + 347
    - 438

    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 417
    - 523

    Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 364
    - 580

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

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 390
    - 547

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 436
    - 420

    ranked low on reranks & added by hayleigh.hesketh
    Space rock, Rock music, Electronic music

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 280
    - 311

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

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 278
    - 362

    Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 315
    - 512

    Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 238
    - 330

    Hip hop music, Doo-wop, Pop music

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 175
    - 261

    Soul blues, Pop music, Rock music

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 172
    - 126

    ranked low on reranks & added by midnightq2
    Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 152
    - 195

    often listed & added by mafitzer
    Pop punk, Glam metal, New Wave

    ) open
  42. 42
    + 241
    - 300

    Pop punk, Rock music, Classic Punk

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 196
    - 268

    added by mrblond
    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 92
    - 52

    ranked low on reranks & added by mainpleine
    Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 308
    - 300

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

    ) open
  46. 46
    + 247
    - 345

    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 233
    - 298

    Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 238
    - 265

    Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

    ) open
  49. 49
    + 150
    - 172

    added by Dismalhead
    Rock music, Pop rock, Soft rock

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 212
    - 332

    Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

    ) open
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