With the lack of touring, and the related delay of album releases, there’s only so many times one can listen to an album without mixing it up by hearing the songs live. If you’re missing the live setting and hearing different takes on your favorite songs, but don’t want to commit to watching a live set, check out these live albums you can find on streaming that you may have forgotten about!
Avenged Sevenfold’s recorded live performance Live in the LBC is finally available on streaming! Originally released on DVD in 2008, the band’s performance was remastered and rereleased on digital and vinyl earlier this year. The album includes live performances of songs from the band’s self-titled album, City of Evil, and Waking the Fallen, as well as a Pantera cover.
Bayside released their album Shudder and their live album Live at the Bayside Social Club on the same day in 2008. The band recorded the live album at SIR Studios in New York for some lucky members of the band’s fan club, the Bayside Social Club. The performance spans Bayside’s discography up until the time of recording.
Fall Out Boy
The only Fall Out Boy live album currently (widely) available is 2008’s Live in Phoenix. The live album was recorded and filmed at the Cricket Pavilion (now the Ak-Chin Pavilion) at Phoenix, AZ during the 2007 Honda Civic Tour. The performance features songs from Take This To Your Grave, From Under the Cork Tree, and Infinity on High.
My Chemical Romance
My Chemical Romance has released quite a few live albums, including some live footage as well. The two that are widely available on streaming are Life on the Murder Scene & The Black Parade is Dead! The former is comprised largely of performances of songs from the 2004 album Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge, along with a performance of “Headfirst for Halos” from the band’s first album. The Black Parade is Dead! was recorded at the band’s performance at Palacio de los Deportes in Mexico City on October 7, 2007, where they played the entire The Black Parade album. At that same show, the band played an encore of 9 songs from Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge. This performance was also recorded, and later release as ¡Venganza!, but is unfortunately not available on streaming services.
Panic! At the Disco
Panic! At the Disco has 4 live albums, though only two are available for streaming on Spotify: Live in Chicago and All My Friends We’re Glorious. The former was recorded at the Congress Theater at the two Chicago dates of the 2008 Honda Civic Tour, and features 17 songs from A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out and Pretty. Odd. The latter was recorded in 2017 at a show at the Amway Center in Orlando, and prominently features live performances of tracks from Too Weird to Live, To Rare to Die and Death of Bachelor, with only a few tracks from the bands earlier albums. The band’s other two live albums were iTunes sessions, which are not available on Spotify.
Taking Back Sunday
If any band knows how to keep the live albums coming, it’s Taking Back Sunday. To date, the band has released 5 live albums, 4 of which are available on Spotify – Louder Now: PartTwo, Live from Bamboozle ’09, Live from Orensanz, and TAYF10 Acoustic. Each album has their own charm. Louder Now: PartTwo features songs entirely from the album Louder Now, as well as the band’s cover of “12 Days of Christmas” that they usually play at their annual holiday show. Live from Bamboozle ’09, of course, features the band live in a festival setting, whereas Live from Orensanz is from a headlining show in New York. If acoustic is more your jam (or you like the old stuff), then TAYF10 Acoustic is for you.
Thrice has 2.5 live albums available on Spotify – Live at the House of Blues, Anthology, and Live from the Apple Store (a live split with Thursday). Live at the House of Blues was recorded in Anaheim, CA on May 28, 2008. It features live performances of songs from the Alchemy Index albums, as well as Vheissu and a few other Thrice releases. Anthology includes 24 of the 25 most-played songs, and includes a few songs from albums released after the previous live album was recorded. Live from the Apple Store (2003) includes only 4 Thrice tracks – “Melting Point of Wax,” “Cold Cash, Colder Hearts,” “The Artist in the Ambulance” and “Stare at the Sun.”
Not quite as prolific as the other aforementioned ‘-day’ band, Thursday has only 1.5 live albums – the split with Thrice and the Five Stories Falling, released in 2001. The EP includes 4 live songs, as well as bonus track “Jet Black New Year.”
Additional Live Albums
Bright Eyes – Motion Sickness: Live Recordings
The Notwist – Superheroes, Ghostvillains, & Stuff (live)
Radiohead – I Might Be Wrong
Sleater-Kinney – Live in Paris
The White Stripes – Under Great White Northern Lights
Have a suggestion on what we’re missing? Let us know in the comments below!
Be sure to check back this time on Tuesday for our list of iconic live albums from the previous millenium!