Van Morrison live rating based on critic concert reviews.
ON TOUR

Van Morrison

111
critic concert reviews
rock

How Good Are They LIVE?

Live Rating  

78
%
Based on 
111
critic concert
reviews
LAST 12 MONTHS RATING  
70
%
Based on 
8
critic concert
reviews

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Critic Consensus

Based on 111 concert reviews, the critic consensus is that Van Morrison is rated as an above average live performer. Van Morrison concert reviews describe live shows and performances as nostalgic, stunning, jazzy, elegant, dazzling, versatile, and dreamy.

ON TOUR

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Latest release

Accentuate The Positive (November 3, 2023)

artist info

GENRE
rock
ORIGIN
Belfast, United Kingdom (8/31/1945)
BIO
Sir George Ivan "Van" Morrison, OBE (generally known as Van Morrison or Van The Man) (born 31 August 1945) is a Grammy Award-winning artist from Belfast, Northern Ireland. He's a singer, songwriter, author, poet, and multi-instrumentalist, who has been a professional musician since 1958.
HAS PERFORMED with
Tom Jones, Jeff Beck

CRITIC concert REVIEWS

XS Noize (Northern Ireland)

November 30, 2023
%
When Van Morrison opened with the Johnny Mercer cover "Accentuate the Positive", the audience was mute. It appeared nonplussed, but when Morrison finished, there was uncontrollable clapping and cheering as if they were held back following deep absorption and concentration of the opening song.

The Guardian (UK)

November 28, 2023
60
%
The 78-year-old’s voice is still strong but his reworkings of early rock’n’roll tunes are more wily than wild

The Santa Barbara Independent (USA)

September 19, 2023
%
Van Morrison at the Santa Barbara Bowl on September 16, 2023

Glide Magazine (USA)

September 19, 2023
%
Van Morrison’s Soul & Vocal Workout at Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre Shined Bright

San Diego Union Tribune (USA)

September 5, 2023
%
The 78-year-old music legend sang well during a performance that played down his own songs in favor of chestnuts by Lead Belly, Hank Williams, Washboard Sam and other pioneering American artists who inspired him early on

Knack Focus (Belgium)

July 5, 2023
70
%
Van Morrisson Live In Concert In Belgium

Evening Standard (UK)

June 29, 2023
80
%
As retro tributes to an artist’s root inspirations go, this was a refined and joyful display

Past critic reviews published in

Gaffa (Denmark), The Aquarian Weekly (USA), The Scotsman (Scotland), Hot Press Magazine (Ireland), Aftonbladet (Sweden) and more

IMAGE CREDIT

Jarle Vines [CC BY-SA 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons