We’re all missing live music at the moment. There’s nothing quite like the atmosphere of a gig – the roar of the crowd, the stunning visuals – and while musicians have been pulling together tonnes of livestream content to satisfy our music fix, some have also delved into the memory bank of past concert footage and made full shows available to view online for free. Here, we’ve listed some you can check out right now…


The English rock band, fronted by Thom Yorke, are rumoured to have planned a 2021 tour before the current outbreak. While that may be up in the air for now, they’ve put together something special on their Youtube channel instead. With #StayHome with Radiohead, you can catch a live show from the archives every single Thursday at 10pm. So far there’s been past shows from around the world – from Buenos Aires to Berlin and across the band’s decade-spanning career. All full concert movies stay up on the channel for you to view at your leisure for free.

Pink Floyd

The legendary Pink Floyd – a band at the forefront of the progressive rock genre and known for their elaborate live shows – have uploaded an extra special past concert to their Youtube channel. Filmed live at Earls Court, London back in 1994 – viewers can enjoy the restored and re-edited full 90 minute performance of their Pulse live album performance. Featuring spectacular visuals and tracks from across their career including The Great Gig In The Sky and Comfortably Numb – you can view this concert for free right now. There is also opportunity to donate to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO.


American heavy metal giants Metallica have been going for almost four decades and their live shows over the years are well renowned the world over. The band, missing the thrill of live music themselves, have started #MetallicaMondays via their Youtube channel. Every single week (on Tuesday at 1am over here in the UK), a full-live show from the past is uploaded to their channel. From Michigan 1991 all the way to a performance at Slane Castle, Ireland which took place just last year. All of these uploads remain on the band’s Youtube for you to view in full and for free. You can donate to support Metallica’s foundation All Within My Hands which is raising funds directed to hunger and other COVID-19 needs.

Foo Fighters

Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters have also thrown their hat into the free show ring, offering up their sell-out Hyde Park performance in full, recorded back in 2006. Available on their YouTube channel (as of yet, there’s no word on just how long it’s available for), audiences can enjoy classic Foo hits like Learn to Fly, My Hero, Breakout and Times Like These – a cut that feels particularly resonant during these difficult times. The show even includes guest appearances from Motörhead frontman Lemmy and Queen guitarist Brian May. Enjoy!

Sun 10 May
Cat Allan
Published on:
Fri 5 Jun 2020