Why do you visit live shows? Presumably, to hear your favorite artists and songs live. But the fans of these eight bands are the ones who get even luckier. Curious what makes their live shows memorable, makes the fans cry and makes their live shows much more than just live song performance?

U2

During the 1990’s, U2 was experimenting a lot with different performance style and finally found the formula that works undeniably. Bono’s charisma makes U2 one of the highest-demanding bands to play live. Bono and the band manage to kill the audience but at the same time, create intimacy. It always seems like it’s just the band and you.

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili peppers acts on the stage as if they were twice younger. When they play Californication, the audience is over-excited. Warm weather is making them even wilder whenever they play onstage. RHCP have definitely found the formula of making the crowd burst of excitement. The band displays so much energy no matter how many fans they gather together. For their excellent performance, they’ve received 16 awards and 60 nominations through their entire career.

Metallica

Metallica knows perfectly well what its audience wants and gives them even more to exceed their expectations. When on the stage, they never make any mistakes, yet act naturally. Fans adore it when they can sing a lot themselves during the concerts. Visiting their concerts is an unmatched experience. You will never get bored with them, as they are each time different.

Muse

No other bands can bring such a massive paranoia into the stadium. A lot of attention is paid to the lighting and design. It often looks like the band members hang in the air when playing. Light shows and laser effects are magnificent. Matt Bellamy usually starts the concert with the solo guitar playing. Muse performances never lack spectacular shows, emotions and surprises.

AC/DC

The band’s shows are something unbelievable. Despite older age, AC/DC are hyperactive and energized. An ancient schoolboy on the stage makes the crowd shout wildly. It’s not enough for the group to play their songs live – ACDC create spectacular shows that are talked about all over the world. Riding a train on the stage – who else could ever invent something like that? They know perfectly well how to organize a spectacular act. “Attending a concert in a giant corporate arena is a necessary evil when it comes to seeing high-profile bands with a large stage presence, but when done right, those arena-ready bands can make you forget the hell you’re living in” – one of the fans wrote about AC/DC.

The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones can’t stop showing they are the world’s favorite rock band. The band always reminds the public which music killed the sixties. RS’ tours are some of the highest-demanding in the world. After nearly five decades on the stage, they never look weary or bored – they adore the audience.

Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters have become the monsters of the stadium rock. Their fans adore the band and want more. Even 100,000 of fans can turn into a giant mass of screaming lunatics. It’s always felt that it is effortless to them and they adore playing for the public.

Gogol Bordello

Eugene Hütz and his gypsy-punk band Gogol Bordello have always been inventive during their live shows. Eugene impresses the public by swinging the microphone over the head and other 8 musicians burn the stage and make the audience slam on the mosh pit. This is what the fans always remember after attending their shows. The band can easily outperform the majority of modern mainstream bands.

Recently, a former Gogol Bordello accordionist, Newmer has teamed up with MusicSnake to create a genre bending hip-hop-folk project. Their single, Elusive Light, is available on all music platforms.