2023 Concerts for Fans of the 70s

By Mitch Rice

You may not be in your teens or twenties anymore, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still go out and have fun! Fashions and trends change, but one thing that remains the same is the music you grew up on. Sure, the Eagles may not bring the same energy as in their prime, but experiencing the music live can reset the clock for decades.

Ask a family member or caregiver to take you to the concert. Or if you are younger and know someone a bit more experienced in life, you can invite them and enjoy watching them rock out in a way they haven’t for decades! And who knows, maybe you will love it too! 

2023 is a ‘Now or Never’ Year

Certain music artists make their final tour every year, but in 2023, this could be a year where many artists and groups make their final appearances before calling it quits. Below are some artists who have already announced or at least hinted that this may be their last rodeo. 

  • Elton John: Elton John is already going through his final tour, “Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour.” He has left the US but will perform in London in 2023 before finishing his tour in Sweden in 2024. So while, technically, he will perform in 2024, his English tour will conclude in 2023, making this 70s rock star a must-have ticket. 
  • The Eagles: Although Glenn Frye passed away in 2016, the Eagles have continued to perform, and it feels like “The Hotel California” tour may be their last. It isn’t official, but a national tour named after their biggest hit may be a hint that the end is near. Even if it isn’t, why take the risk?
  • Aerosmith: In 2016, Steven Tyler announced that Aerosmith would be on their final tour in 2016-17. While some speculate this was leaked to create buzz and sell more tickets, every tour since has been viewed as a potential final tour, particularly as Tyler has had recent health issues that have already canceled shows. 

Many other artists may end up calling quits after 2023. As tough as it’s to admit, many of these groups and artists are getting older, so every show could be their last. That’s the crazy thing about music groups and artists. They are immortalized, and people assume they can go on forever. 

But just like everyone else, there is an end, and for 70s-era rock stars and artists, that time is likely soon. 

Must See Shows

Aside from artists and groups who may end up calling it a career following this year, other shows are must-sees. Even if these artists continue to perform for years to come, the following may never be at the 2023 levels. 

  • George Thorogood – Fifty years since playing with The Destroyers, he will celebrate his 50th-anniversary tour. Typically, any milestone tour goes all out and often features surprise guests. 
  • Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks: Neither individual has announced they are calling it quits, but catching these two together will likely never happen again. The two will both be on their individual tours, but they will come together for a combined show nine times in different locations around the US.
  • Metallica: The M72 tour will feature Pantera, Mammoth WVH, Five Finger Death Punch, and Architects, among others. For the entire tour, Metallica will perform two dates in each city/location and has promised not to repeat songs or opening acts during the stops. If you go twice, you will get two different shows. Metallica seems to be going all out on this one, so if you’re a fan, you won’t want to miss it.

This list could continue, but the point is the same; there are plenty of concerts and performances to attend, even if your genre of music is fifty years old. If you feel too old or believe you wouldn’t enjoy the music like you once did, you may be pleasantly surprised.

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