My Favorite Concert Photos of 2014

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2014 in Seattle was a banner year for me and my concert photography. I was invited to join Seattle Music Insider (SMI) and Guerrilla Candy, two music concert review and blog sites which cover shows throughout the Pacific Northwest. I’ve greatly enjoyed the friends, bands and fellow photographers that I’ve worked with and alongside this year and look forward to what lies ahead in 2015. In looking back over the past 12 months, I was fortunate to photograph 226 shows this year which consisted of several of my favorite artists of all time and I was exposed to many new acts who I’ve quickly become a fan of this year. Here are my favorite concert photos of 2014:

January 17, 2014: Justin Timberlake at Key Arena. Photo by John Lill

January 17, 2014: Justin Timberlake at Key Arena. Photo by John Lill

February 11, 2014: The X Ambassadors perform at Key Arena as opening support for Imagine Dragons. Photo by John Lill

February 11, 2014: The X Ambassadors perform at Key Arena as opening support for Imagine Dragons. Photo by John Lill

February 11, 2014: Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons, Seattle 2014. Photo by John Lill

February 11, 2014: Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons, Seattle 2014. Photo by John Lill

February 16, 2014: Miley Cyrus at the Tacoma Dome. Photo by John Lill

February 16, 2014: Miley Cyrus at the Tacoma Dome. Photo by John Lill

March 16, 2014: Joan Jett & the Blackhearts perform at Snoqualmie Casino in support the band's latest release, "Unvarnished." Photo by John Lill

March 16, 2014: Joan Jett & the Blackhearts perform at Snoqualmie Casino in support the band’s latest release, Unvarnished. Photo by John Lill

March 23, 2014: ZZ Top at the Paramount Theatre. Photo by John Lill

March 23, 2014: ZZ Top at the Moore Theatre. Photo by John Lill

March 28, 2014: Caleb Followill Kings of Leon performs at Key Arena in Seattle in support of their latest album, Mechanical Bull. Photo by John Lill

March 28, 2014: Caleb Followill Kings of Leon performs at Key Arena in Seattle in support of their latest album, Mechanical Bull. Photo by John Lill

April 9, 2014: Ayron Jones performs "Refugee" at the Showbox during Petty Fest 2014. Photo by John Lill.

April 9, 2014: Ayron Jones performs “Refugee” at the Showbox during Petty Fest 2014. Photo by John Lill.

April 18, 2014: Sevendust perform an acoustic concert at El Corazon in Seattle in support of their latest release Time Travelers and Bonfires. Photo by John Lill

April 18, 2014: Lajon Witherspoon of Sevendust performs an acoustic concert at El Corazon in Seattle in support of their latest release Time Travelers and Bonfires. Photo by John Lill

April 20, 2014: Snoop Dogg performs at WaMu Pavillion on 4/20 in Seattle. Photo by John Lill.

April 20, 2014: Snoop Dogg performs at WaMu Pavillion on 4/20 in Seattle. Photo by John Lill.

May 16, 2014: Macklemore perfoms in disguise at the EMP for the kick-off of the VIVID Spectacle: The Music Video exhibition. Photo by John Lill

May 16, 2014: Macklemore perfoms in disguise at the EMP for the kick-off of the VIVID Spectacle: The Music Video exhibition. Photo by John Lill

June 24, 2014: Matt Nathanson performs at Marymoor park in Redmond, WA. Photo by John Lill

June 24, 2014: Matt Nathanson performs at Marymoor park in Redmond, WA. Photo by John Lill

June 24, 2014: Gavin DeGraw performs at Marymoor Park in Redmond, WA. Photo by John Lill

June 24, 2014: Gavin DeGraw performs at Marymoor Park in Redmond, WA. Photo by John Lill

July 1, 2014: Nancy Wilson of Heart performs at Marymoor Park in Redmond, WA. Photo by John Lill

July 1, 2014: Nancy Wilson of Heart performs at Marymoor Park in Redmond, WA. Photo by John Lill

July 8, 2014: Ms. Lauryn Hill performs at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle, WA. Photo by John Lill

July 8, 2014: Ms. Lauryn Hill performs at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle, WA. Photo by John Lill

July 18, 2014: OK Go perform at Neumos in Seattle. Photo by John Lill

July 18, 2014: OK Go perform at Neumos in Seattle. Photo by John Lill

July 19, 2014: Chris Daughtry performs at Chateau St. Michelle. Photo by John Lill

July 19, 2014: Chris Daughtry performs at Chateau St. Michelle. Photo by John Lill

August 14, 2014: Sammy Hagar performs at Tulalip Casino with Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson. Photo by John Lill

August 14, 2014: Jason Bonham performs with Sammy Hagar at Tulip Casino. Photo by John Lill

August 14, 2014: Sammy Hagar performs at Tulalip Casino with Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson. Photo by John Lill

August 14, 2014: Sammy Hagar performs at Tulalip Casino with Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson. Photo by John Lill

August 14, 2014: Sammy Hagar performs at Tulalip Casino with Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson. Photo by John Lill

August 14, 2014: Vic Johnson of Sammy Hagar’s band at Tulip Casino. Photo by John Lill

August 15, 2014: Steve Winwood performs as opening support for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at the Gorge. Photo by John Lill

August 15, 2014: Steve Winwood performs as opening support for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at the Gorge. Photo by John Lill

Mike Campbell of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at the Gorge. Photo by John Lill

August 15, 2014: Mike Campbell of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at the Gorge. Photo by John Lill

August 15, 2014: Eye contact and a smile from Tom Petty at a sold out show at the Gorge. Photo by John Lill

August 15, 2014: Eye contact and a smile from Tom Petty at a sold out show at the Gorge. Photo by John Lill

August 24, 2014: Blues legend Buddy Guy performs at Chateau St. Michelle winery. Photo by John Lill

August 24, 2014: Blues legend Buddy Guy performs at Chateau St. Michelle winery. Photo by John Lill

August 24, 2014: Peter Frampton performs at Chateau St Michelle during his Frampton's Guitar Circus tour. Photo by John Lill

August 24, 2014: Peter Frampton performs at Chateau St Michelle during his Frampton’s Guitar Circus tour. Photo by John Lill

August 25, 2014: The Eagles perform at the Tacoma Dome in support of their "History of the Eagles tour." Photo by John Lill

August 25, 2014: The Eagles perform at the Tacoma Dome in support of their “History of the Eagles tour.” Photo by John Lill

August 27, 2014: Matt Shultz of Cage the Elephant at Showbox SODO in Seattle. Photo by John Lill

August 27, 2014: Matt Shultz of Cage the Elephant at Showbox SODO in Seattle. Photo by John Lill

August 29, 2014: Elvis Costello performs during Bumbershoot at Seattle Center. Photo by John Lill

August 29, 2014: Elvis Costello performs during Bumbershoot at Seattle Center. Photo by John Lill

August 30, 2014: Legendary funk bassist Bootsy Collins performs at Bumbershoot. Photo by John Lill

August 30, 2014: Legendary funk bassist Bootsy Collins performs at Bumbershoot. Photo by John Lill

September 1, 2014: Neon Trees perform at Bumbershoot. Photo by John Lill

September 1, 2014: Neon Trees perform at Bumbershoot. Photo by John Lill

September 1, 2014: Reverend Horton Heat performs at Bumbershoot. Photo by John Lill

September 1, 2014: Reverend Horton Heat performs at Bumbershoot. Photo by John Lill

September 4, 2014: Pharrell Williams performs at Century Link Field to celebrate the kickoff of the 2014 NFL season. Photo by John Lill

September 4, 2014: Pharrell Williams performs at Century Link Field to celebrate the kickoff of the 2014 NFL season. Photo by John Lill

September 4, 2014: Soundgarden performs at Century Link Field to celebrate the kickoff of the 2014 NFL season. Photo by John Lill

September 4, 2014: Soundgarden performs at Century Link Field to celebrate the kickoff of the 2014 NFL season. Photo by John Lill

September 9, 2014: Coheed and Cambria perform at the Paramount Theatre. Photo by John Lill

September 9, 2014: Coheed and Cambria perform at the Paramount Theatre. Photo by John Lill

September 12, 2014: Pop Evil perform at White River Amphitheater during Pain in the Grass. Photo by John Lill

September 12, 2014: Pop Evil perform at White River Amphitheater during Pain in the Grass. Photo by John Lill

September 12, 2014: Buckcherry perform at White River Amphitheater during Pain in the Grass. Photo by John Lill

September 12, 2014: Buckcherry perform at White River Amphitheater during Pain in the Grass. Photo by John Lill

September 12, 2014: Godsmack perform at White River Amphitheater during Pain in the Grass. Photo by John Lill

September 12, 2014: Godsmack perform at White River Amphitheater during Pain in the Grass. Photo by John Lill

September 12, 2014: Rob Zombie performs at White River Amphitheater during the Pain in the Grass music festival. Photo by John Lill

September 12, 2014: Rob Zombie performs at White River Amphitheater during the Pain in the Grass music festival. Photo by John Lill

September 13, 2014: AFI at the Gorge. Photo by John Lill

September 13, 2014: AFI at the Gorge. Photo by John Lill

September 13, 2014: Chester Bennigton of Linking Park at the Gorge. Photo by John Lill

September 13, 2014: Chester Bennigton of Linkin Park at the Gorge. Photo by John Lill

September 25, 2014: Sam Smith performs at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle. Photo by John Lill

September 25, 2014: Sam Smith performs at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle. Photo by John Lill

Oct 4, 2014: Lilly Allen performs at the Paramount. Photo by John Lill

Oct 4, 2014: Lily Allen performs at the Paramount. Photo by John Lill

Oct 6, 2014: The Dropkick Murphys from Bosoton perform at Showbox SODO. Photo by John Lill

Oct 6, 2014: The Dropkick Murphys from Bosoton perform at Showbox SODO. Photo by John Lill

October 21, 2014: James Bay performs at the Showbox in Seattle. Photo by John Lill

October 21, 2014: James Bay performs at the Showbox in Seattle. Photo by John Lill

November 20, 2014: Fleetwood Mac performs at the Tacoma Dome. Photo by John Lill

November 20, 2014: Fleetwood Mac performs at the Tacoma Dome. Photo by John Lill

November 22, 2014: Steel Panther at the Tacoma Dome. Photo by John Lill

November 22, 2014: Steel Panther at the Tacoma Dome. Photo by John Lill

November 22, 2014: Satchel of Steel Panther at the Tacoma Dome. Photo by John Lill

November 22, 2014: Satchel of Steel Panther at the Tacoma Dome. Photo by John Lill

November 22, 2014: Judas Priest at the Tacoma Dome. Photo by John Lill

November 22, 2014: Judas Priest at the Tacoma Dome. Photo by John Lill

November 26, 2014: Usher performs at Key Arena. Photo by John Lill

November 26, 2014: Usher performs at Key Arena. Photo by John Lill

Monophonics perform at the Nectar Lounge in Freemont. Photo by John Lill

December 2, 2014: Monophonics perform at the Nectar Lounge. Photo by John Lill

 

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