Are your events/concerts such that you'd be able to use a flash?
In any case, I really don't care so much for using EF zooms for a crop camera such as the 70D when the EF-S zooms are lighter, smaller, cheaper and, for the most part, perform as well as their full frame counterparts.
I suggest you look into getting a used 15-85 IS or 18-135 IS STM. The former is built a bit better but, it's bigger, heavier and more expensive. IQ is about the same on each.
And I would supplement that purchase with either an EF 85 f/1.8 as noted above or a 135 f/2.8 (soft focus) or splurge on a 135 f/2. Or a 100 f/2.8.
The lenses noted in the last line above are prime lenses, that will work better in low light than any of the L zooms or EF-S zooms.
I see very little point these days in the 17-55 f/2.8 when you have already noted what's lacking - range wise - in your 18-55. The IQ in the 17-55 is not going to be much better - if at all - than the newer 18-135 STM but it is a lens that will perform better in low light. Still, how close are you to your subjects at these concerts and other events? Is 55mm enough? And, again, will a flash be used?
If you are going to be using a flash anyway, then the 18-135 STM would be fine.
If you need a longer range - like 70-200 - look at either the Tamron 70-300 VC or one of the f/4 Canons - 70-200 f/4 IS or without IS.