The Greatest Live Bands of All Time Bands/Musicians
Ultimate List
46,567 votes 115,613 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 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.
  • 64 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • See list ranked by
The List
Comment
Embed
Options
rerank list
  1. 1
    Up 1171
    Down 659

    Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

    open
  2. 2
    Up 1038
    Down 636

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

    open
  3. 3
    Up 822
    Down 551

    Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

    open
  4. 4
    Up 809
    Down 579

    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

    open
  5. 5
    Up 741
    Down 558

    Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

    open
  6. 6
    Up 545
    Down 538

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

    open
  7. 7
    Up 466
    Down 450

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock

    open
  8. 8
    Up 541
    Down 594

    Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock

    open
  9. 9
    Up 468
    Down 544

    Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    open
  10. 10
    Up 474
    Down 448

    Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    open
  11. 11
    Up 369
    Down 496

    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    open
  12. 12
    Up 352
    Down 303

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

    open
  13. 13
    Up 368
    Down 433

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

    open
  14. 14
    Up 409
    Down 548

    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    open
  15. 15
    Up 415
    Down 549

    Rock music, Alternative rock, Punk rock

    open
  16. 16
    Up 380
    Down 487

    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

    open
  17. 17
    Up 381
    Down 475

    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

    open
  18. 18
    Up 310
    Down 390

    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

    open
  19. 19
    Up 295
    Down 326

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

    open
  20. 20
    Up 321
    Down 362

    Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

    open
  21. 21
    Up 285
    Down 373

    Blues-rock, Psychedelic soul, Rock music

    open
  22. 22
    Up 289
    Down 433

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave

    open
  23. 23
    Up 335
    Down 345

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

    open
  24. 24
    Up 329
    Down 417

    Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

    open
  25. 25
    Up 323
    Down 372

    Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

    open
  26. 26
    Up 274
    Down 323

    Outlaw country, Blues-rock, Boogie rock

    open
  27. 27
    Up 286
    Down 469

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

    open
  28. 28
    Up 281
    Down 448

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock

    open
  29. 29
    Up 272
    Down 355

    Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

    open
  30. 30
    Up 270
    Down 337

    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

    open
  31. 31
    Up 286
    Down 366

    Glam metal, Experimental rock, Shock rock

    open
  32. 32
    Up 239
    Down 256

    added by misterp01 Country pop, Rock music, Folk rock

    open
  33. 33
    Up 205
    Down 215

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

    open
  34. 34
    Up 237
    Down 413

    Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

    open
  35. 35
    Up 293
    Down 410

    Pop punk, Rock music, Alternative rock

    open
  36. 36
    Up 267
    Down 301

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

    open
  37. 37
    Up 179
    Down 253

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Hip hop music, Doo-wop, Pop music

    open
  38. 38
    Up 210
    Down 288

    Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge

    open
  39. 39
    Up 242
    Down 231

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

    open
  40. 40
    Up 194
    Down 156

    ranked low on reranks Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

    open
  41. 41
    Up 176
    Down 234

    Pop punk, Rock music, Classic Punk

    open
  42. 42
    Up 177
    Down 234

    Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

    open
  43. 43
    Up 162
    Down 263

    Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

    open
  44. 44
    Up 177
    Down 264

    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

    open
  45. 45
    Up 136
    Down 195

    added by mrblond Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

    open
  46. 46
    Up 123
    Down 202

    Soul blues, Pop music, Rock music

    open
  47. 47
    Up 182
    Down 251

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

    open
  48. 48
    Up 114
    Down 232

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Synthpop, Rock music, Acoustic music

    open
  49. 49
    Up 67
    Down 55

    added by golddustwoman Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

    open
  50. 50
    Up 96
    Down 131

    added by mafitzer Pop punk, Glam metal, New Wave

    open
112 +

Something missing? Add it!

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