Latest Concerts News

When purple reigned: A 1985 Prince concert finds a new life

May. 23, 2022 11:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The first thing you hear is a familiar voice over the sound of thousands of screaming fans. “Hello, Syracuse and the world. My name is Prince and I’ve come to play with you.” The Purple One soon arrives, rising up through the stage — wearing...

Review: A joyous encounter between musical legends lives on

May. 19, 2022 11:08 AM EDT

Mavis Staples & Levon Helm, “Carry Me Home” (ANTI-Records) Some efforts to bring musical legends together feel contrived, like they were cooked up for a between-albums payoff. Occasionally, though, when the convergence isn't calculated, the moment just needs to be preserved....

Female country stars to join Wynonna Judd on tour this fall

May. 19, 2022 08:03 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country stars Faith Hill, Trisha Yearwood, Brandi Carlile, Little Big Town, Martina McBride and Ashley McBryde will join Wynonna Judd on tour this fall after the sudden death of her mother and musical partner, Naomi Judd. The mother-daughter duo's final tour...

Eagles of Death Metal members testify about Bataclan attack

May. 17, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Members of the Californian rock band Eagles of Death Metal provided emotional testimony Tuesday about the night Islamic State group extremists stormed their Bataclan theater concert, killing scores of people in France’s worst attack in generations. Singer Jesse...

Get on your bike: Coldplay hopes to lead with a green tour

May. 16, 2022 14:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It's often said that fans at live concerts give the band a jolt of electricity. Coldplay wants to literally harness that. The pop superstars have added kinetic dance floors and energy-storing stationary bikes to their latest world tour, encouraging fans to help...

Review: Halestorm's new album is a roar (and lots more, too)

May. 05, 2022 09:51 AM EDT

“Back From the Dead” by Halestorm (Atlantic) Lzzy Hale, the lead singer and guitarist for the heavy metal band Halestorm, is that rare breed of wild child whose path you cross at your own peril, and her aggressiveness soaks through her music. The band's new album,...

Ray Charles' 'lost' concert makes way to digital platforms

May. 04, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One night in Stockholm half a century ago, Ray Charles delivered a blood-pumping, soul-shaking concert that was almost lost to history. The evening begins with a finger-snapping rendition of Charles' classic concert opener, “Alexander’s Ragtime Band,” followed...

Astroworld movie released despite lawyers' concerns

Apr. 29, 2022 20:38 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The experiences of panicked concertgoers who couldn’t breathe and had no clear path to escape a massive crowd surge at last year’s deadly Astroworld music festival in Houston are featured in a documentary released Friday. But lawyers for Live Nation, which is...

Review: Broadway's 'Funny Girl' a Beanie Feldstein triumph

Apr. 24, 2022 23:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Broadway's revival of “Funny Girl” begins, star Beanie Feldstein sits in a Broadway dressing room, getting ready to go on. She wonders nervously to her assistant: "You ever feel like there’s someone watching from the shadows?" The line takes an extra jolt...

Boston Symphony Orchestra cancels Europe dates over COVID

Apr. 12, 2022 10:15 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Symphony Orchestra has canceled its European tour that had been scheduled for next month because of an increase in positive coronavirus cases among orchestra members as well as concerns about the rising number of cases on both sides of the Atlantic. Despite...