The Top Live Bands Of All Time

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For music lovers, nothing beats seeing your favorite band on stage. No matter how many thousands of other people are in the crowd, it can feel like they’re performing just for you.

Plus, going to concerts is linked to a range of health benefits. One study, published in the journal Psychology of Music, found that people who regularly attend musical performances have a higher feeling of well-being than those who don’t. Sign us up for some of that!

So which shows will give you the most bang for your buck? Some of the artists on this list are no longer with us, some have already performed their swan song and others are still touring the world. They all have one thing in common — they’re considered the best live bands of all time, based on the votes of the Ranker community. (The ranking is based on the results as Feb. 21, 2019; some biographical details within the article have been updated more recently.)

Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly referred to Ronnie Wood as an original member of the Rolling Stones. We regret the error.