2016 brought some of rock's biggest acts to Philly. Here's our list of our favorite concerts that came to Philly this year. Each listing includes a setlist and video.
The awesomeness of 2016's classic rock concerts can be summed up by what may go down as the greatest 7 days (July 9-15) of concerts in Philly history. During that time period, the following bands came to town: Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, Guns N Roses, Bob Dylan, Journey/Doobie Bros.
Here's our favorite Philly concerts of the year in chronological order.
Bruce Springsteen - 2/12 at Wells Fargo Center
The last 8 minutes of the already legendary Philly "River" Show. Includes Band intro...Heart stompin , pants dropping, etc and "I`m just a prisoner of rock n Roll !! Asburys best...on stage and off !!
The Who - 3/14 at Wells Fargo Center
Who Are You, The Who, Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA; March 14th, 2016; The Who Hits 50 Tour; 1st song of the set
Lynyrd Skynyrd & Peter Frampton - 6/10 at Mann Center
Lynyrd Skynyrd performing "Free Bird" at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, PA on June 10, 2016.
MGK's Big Gig with Bad Company and Joe Walsh - 6/12 at BB&T Pavilion
Bad Company 2016-06-12 BB&T Pavilion Camden NJ 'Burning Sky"
Billy Joel - 7/9 at Citizen's Bank Park
My Life, Billy Joel, Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pa; July 9th, 2016; Summer Stadium Tour
Paul McCartney - 7/12 at Citizen's Bank Park
Live and Let Die, Paul McCartney, Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA; July 12th, 2016; One on One Summer Tour
Guns N Roses - 7/14 at Lincoln Financial Field
Paradise City, Guns N Roses, Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA; July 14th, 2016; Not in this Lifetime Tour; Final Song of the night
Journey & Doobie Bros - 7/15 at BB&T Pavilion
Uploaded by Michael Cavacini on 2016-07-16.
Black Sabbath - 8/19 at BB&T Pavilion
Recorded live at BB & T, Camden NJ
Steven Tyler - 9/7 at Tower Theater
Steven Tyler Band performance of "Dream On" at the Tower Theater in Philadelphia, September 7. 2016. Video recorded by Gina Cappello. Special thanks to Janie Gregory and Billy and Ryan Gregory for the gift of meeting Steven Tyler before the show. XOXOXOXOXO
Bruce Springsteen - 9/7 & 9/9 at Citizen's Bank Park
2016 The River Tour - Summer Stadium Leg Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band Citizens Bank Park Philadelphia PA Sept 7, 2016 Shot from the pit Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Van Zandt, Max Weinberg, Garry Tallent, Roy Bitten, Nils Lofgren, Soozie Tyrell, Charlie Giordano, Jake Clemons
Stevie Nicks / Pretenders - 11/20 at Wells Fargo Center
Gypsy, Stevie Nicks, Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA; November 20th, 2016; 24 Karat Gold US Tour