We can’t help but notice that more than one rock god of yonder will be gracing London with their stage presence this week, right on time for Father’s Day. The Boss (aka Bruce Springsteen) will be kicking off the dad rock revival tonight (June 15), regaling Wembley with classics such as Dancing in the Dark and Born to Run. Tonight (and tomorrow) sees The Who take on the capital for the first time since the Olympic Closing Ceremony last August – a performance which, unlike George Michael’s, set the bar pretty high. In not-so-hot pursuit are Neil Young and Crazy Horse, who on June 17 will be taking Londoners on a winding trip down memory lane… hopefully by way of Old Man and Heart of Gold. And, to cap it all off, next Friday June 21, the legendary Leonard Cohen will have the chance to show crowds at the O2 that there’s still life in the old dog yet, by performing favourites like Suzanne from his melancholy back catalogue. Sure everyone worries that they’re turning into their parents at some point or other, but when it comes to a penchant for dad rock, we say it’s totally permissible. Go ahead and indulge with our cheesy Father’s Day dad rock playlist:
Missed out on this flurry of dad rock gigs? There are still tickets for Leonard Cohen at the O2 Arena on September 14 and Neil Young and Crazy Horse at the O2 Arena on August 19.
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