Rolling Stone Magazine names greatest concerts from 2011-2016

Rolling Stone Magazine recently curated a list for their 50th anniversary issue titled "50 Greatest Concerts of the Last 50 Years." The list starts with Jimi Hendrix's tour in 1967 and ends with Beyonce's tour in 2016. Here are the concerts from the last five years.


  1. April 2, 2011: LCD Soundsystem.

  2. This concert was the group's farewell concert. The concert lasted nearly four hours with the group playing songs from their entire catalog. The group only had two months to prepare for the show. Rolling Stone said it was a spectacle "featuring a choir, a horn section and a rickety spaceship."
  3. LCD Soundsystem - All My Friends (Live at Madison Square Garden) [HD]
  4. 2011-2012: Jay Z and Kanye West

  5. The duo went on tour after the success of their joint LP "Watch the Throne." Rolling Stone called it "the greatest superstar summit in hip-hop history." When the tour stopped in Paris, they "encored with their hit "N***** in Paris" 12 times in a row."
  6. Jay-Z & Kanye West - Watch The Throne Concert in 1080p (MONTREAL, Canada)
  7. 2014-2015: Fleetwood Mac

  8. This was Fleetwood Mac's first tour after Christine McVie rejoined after leaving the band 16 years prior. Rolling Stone said McVie's return "brought the Mac's live show to a whole new dimension" and that "it was all the magic of 1977 without the distractions of hard drugs and sexual soap operas."
  9. Fleetwood Mac - live at The Forum, Inglewood CA, 12/6/2014
  10. 2015: Taylor Swift

  11. This was Taylor Swift's first tour after she parted ways with country music. Rolling Stone said "she turned up the glitz, but she didn't compromise on her trademark emotional overshares." Nearly every show in the North American leg of the tour featured high profile guests such as Mick Jagger, Justin Timberlake and Wiz Khalifa.
  12. Taylor Swift - New Romantics
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  14. 2016: Beyonce

  15. Beyonce's tour had an intimate feeling despite the show being projected in 70-foot magnification. The superstar performed her long-time hits as well as songs from her latest album "Lemonade." Steven Pamon, chief operating officer of Beyonce's label said, "I would put that tour up against any performance. By any artist at any age."
  16. To read the full list, pick up a copy of the latest issue on newsstands now.