Tour of the Year: 2015 Ultimate Classic Rock Awards
Since most classic rockers have dramatically reduced the time they spend recording and releasing new music – and, in some cases, altogether stopped – the concert stage has become the best if not only place to see the true power and cultural impact of the genre's biggest stars.
Which, if you think about it, makes the 2015 Ultimate Classic Rock Award's Tour of the Year category pretty important. Many of rock's biggest names hit the road for extended treks this year – often teaming up for double or even triple bills to pry the value-minded music lovers away from their comfy home entertainment systems.
Some artists, such as AC/DC, Robert Plant and Judas Priest, were indeed supporting new albums. Others, such as John Fogerty, were celebrating specific moments from their past and a couple – Motley Crue and Rush – were supposedly saying some form of goodbye to the concert stage forever.
So, which artist or artists deserves top honors in our poll? For the next several weeks, your vote will determine who wins the 2015 Ultimate Classic Rock Awards. Vote now for the Tour of the Year (and all of the other seven categories while you're at it). The polls will stay open until 11:59PM ET on Jan. 4, 2016. And you can vote once an hour every day until then, if you need an excuse to get away from your family every once in a while.
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