Psychedelic concert guide

Time marches on. Many of the musicians from the original psychedelic music era are out there touring and playing as well as ever. But most are in the autumn of their careers. Catch these remarkable geezers live and in concert while you still can.

Here are links to tour dates for a field of artists selected by Most links go to the concert-tracking site Pollstar. Always confirm dates and venues. *

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Psychedelic music heavies

Performers with strong connections to 1960s-’70s psychedelic rock.

Ian Anderson, Jethro Tull (pictured, above left)

Yes featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin & Rick Wakeman (ARW)

Arthur Brown

Eric Burdon and the Animals

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

Dead & Company

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Hot Tuna

Jorma Kaukonen

King Crimson


Robby Krieger


Dave Mason

Paul McCartney

Roger McGuinn

Steve Miller Band

Moody Blues

Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy


Terry Reid

Todd Rundgren

Strawberry Alarm Clock


Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band

Steppenwolf (John Kay &)

Robin Trower

Vanilla Fudge


Roger Waters (pictured, top of page, right)

The Who

Steve Winwood

The Yardbirds


The Zombies (Blunstone & Argent)

Grateful Dead-related acts

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Dead & Company

Mickey Hart

Phil Lesh

Bob Weir


Dark Star Orchestra

More acts of the 1960s-early ’70s

Alice Cooper

The Beach Boys

Brian Wilson

Bob Dylan

Fleetwood Mac

John Fogerty

Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone

The Hollies (UK)

Booker T. Jones

Taj Mahal

John Mayall

NRBQ (Terry Adams)

Kim Simmonds (Savoy Brown)

Richard Thompson

The Turtles (Flo & Eddie)

Uriah Heep

Wishbone Ash

ZZ Top

1970s-1990s alternative

Adrian Belew


Sigur Rós

Thurston Moore

Neo-psychedelic, experimental

Contemporary acts that carry forward the psychedelic spirit.
andrew bird touring

Andrew Bird (pictured, above)

Black Angels

Flaming Lips


Tame Impala

TV on the Radio


Tribute bands

Dweezil Zappa

The Australian Pink Floyd Show

Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience

Brit Floyd

The Machine Performs Pink Floyd

Zoso — The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience

Fab Four: Ultimate Tribute

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*Notes: Do a reality check to ensure the artists are performing where and when these lists say they will. Not all artists will have upcoming tour dates, but all have performed in recent months. Use of band’s name is no guarantee original members will perform.

Off the road

Recently active acts without upcoming concert dates.:

Jon Anderson (of Yes fame)

Jeff Beck

Experience Hendrix (Buddy Guy, Billy Cox)

David Gilmour

The Monkees

Os Mutantes

Procol Harum

Smashing Pumpkins

Neil Young

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