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)

Anderson, Rabin & Wakeman (ARW)

Jeff Beck

Arthur Brown

Eric Burdon and the Animals

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

donovan in concert posterDonovan (UK)

Experience Hendrix (Buddy Guy, Billy Cox)

David Gilmour

Justin Hayward

Hot Tuna

Jorma Kaukonen

Iron Butterfly

King Crimson


Robby Krieger


Dave Mason

Paul McCartney

Roger McGuinn

Steve Miller Band

Moody Blues


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


Neil Young

The Zombies (Blunstone & Argent)

Grateful Dead-related acts

bob weir in concert grateful dead

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

John Fogerty

Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone

The Hollies (UK)

Booker T. Jones

Lovin’ Spoonful

Taj Mahal

John Mayall

The Monkees

NRBQ (Terry Adams)

Leon Russell

Richard Thompson

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

Claypool Lennon Delirium (Sean Lennon)

Flaming Lips


God Is an Astronaut

Tame Impala


Tribute bands

Dweezil Zappa

The Australian Pink Floyd Show

Brit Floyd

The Machine Performs Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd Experience

Zoso — The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience

Fab Four: Ultimate Tribute

Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles

Satisfaction: Rolling Stones 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)

Dead & Company

Fleetwood Mac

Os Mutantes

Procol Harum

Terry Reid

Kim Simmonds (Savoy Brown)

Smashing Pumpkins

The Turtles (Flo & Eddie)

TV on the Radio

Uriah Heep

Steve Winwood

The Yardbirds

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