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Last October 25th, the world has witnessed the very first live concert streaming in history simulcast across five continents via YouTube featuring the phenomenal rock band U2 staged at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
Your truly was able to watch the concert though I’m not a U2 fan, I appreciated the effort that they put into that milestone which afterward became the next big thing in online media streaming following its massive success.
In connection with this new and rather vibrant concept of talent showcase, the following post will feature websites where you can get live concert streaming and pre-corded tours and events that are both upcoming and from the not-so-distant past and get to listen to concert recordings.
For upcoming live streamed concert events, you can rely on Billboardlive.com which showcases soon to be shown live concert feeds right at the comfort of your computer.
To travel back in the days when John Lennon and Yoko Ono are together singing some songs and the likes of Bob Dylan & The Band, you can consult the concert vault of Wolfgangsvault.com for classic collection of concert performances from your favorite artists however the site only has the massive collection of concert recordings and not videos but great enough for an avid fan who loves listening to music. A great site to unwind and reminisce the old times through songs from the musical geniuses of the past and present generation. On a side note, in order to be able to listen to the live concert recordings, one must first sign-up for an account.
One of the best songs of all time (or maybe my personal favorites) include Paul McCartney’s The Long And Winding Road, Let It Be, Hey Jude, and Yesterday. I’ve embed one of the songs below for your listening pleasure.
Current artists and their performances however can be easily viewed via AOL Live Concerts page readily available for viewing while Bandsvideos.com offers a vast collection of live recorded concert performances of various bands from different decades which you surely would enjoy in case you’ve missed some of them.
For the meantime, those are the handy resources I was able to find out online so just incase you have some suggestions or sites you’d like to add, just leave it at the comments section.
At present, watching live streaming concerts on Billboardlive.com would require speeds of at least 350Kbps which is quite disappointing aside from the fact that it requires you to download Microsoft Silverlight before you could even view the player screen. “Two-thumbs down!”