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Music, Year in Review 2016

Year in Review: The Best Concerts of 2016

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Julian Avram
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Artist: David Gilmour
Venue: Air Canada Centre
City: Toronto 
Date: March 31

david-gilmour-2016

It’s not often that you get an oportunity to see David Gilmour in concert.  The last time he played in Toronto was back in 2006 at Massey Hall, so it was great to see the voice of Pink Floyd perform live again.

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Artist: Muse
Venue: Air Canada Centre
City: Toronto 
Date: January 16

muse-2016

While Drones isn’t one of my favourite Muse albums, the band sure knows how to put a live show. With a rotating center stage & drones flying around above the fans, it was a show to remember and easily the best from a visual/live production standpoint.

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Artist: Pearl Jam
Venue: Air Canada Centre
City: Toronto 
Date: May 10 & 12

2017 Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductees Pearl Jam.

When Pearl Jam drops in town, the show is almost guaranteed to be included in a top five list.  Since the band played 33 songs and over three hours (including 2000’s Binaural) it felt like I’ve seen two shows for the price of one.

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Artist: The Who
Venue: Air Canada Centre
City: Toronto 
Date: April 27

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 26: Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of The Who perform during their Hits 50! North American tour at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on May 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

When a band has been around for 50 years, they must be doing something right.

Even though they are now in their 70’s, Roger Daltrey & Pete Townshend still put on a great show.

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Artist: Tragically Hip
Venue: K-Rock Centre 
City: Kingston
Date: August 20

Gord Dowie of The Tragically Hip. (Photo: Dan Nawrocki)

I watched this concert streamed in a park, so while I wasn’t actually there, it still felt like a concert experience.

Discussion

One thought on “Year in Review: The Best Concerts of 2016

  1. Bush lead singer in Abbotsford the best ! Went into crowd. Amazing !!

    Posted by rocket | August 29, 2018, 8:22 pm

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