Van Morrison live in concert.

Van Morrison

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Based on 114 concert reviews, the critic consensus is that Van Morrison is rated as an impressive live performer, with many notable strengths. Van Morrison concert reviews describe live shows and performances as nostalgic, stunning, jazzy, elegant, dazzling, versatile, and dreamy.


Starlite Auditorium, Marbella, Spain (June 15); Iveagh Gardens, Dublin, Ireland (July 4);


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Latest Release

Accentuate The Positive (November 3, 2023)

Artist Info

Belfast, United Kingdom (8/31/1945) (8/31/1945) (8/31/1945)
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
The 78-year-old’s voice is still strong but his reworkings of early rock’n’roll tunes are more wily than wild

Glide Magazine (USA)

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

The Santa Barbara Independent (USA)

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

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
Van Morrisson Live In Concert In Belgium

Evening Standard (UK)

June 29, 2023
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

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