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Average customer review: 2.5 star rating (2.6 Stars)

Number of reviews: 135



1.0 star rating Annette from New York, New York


1st time seeing the iconic Bib Dylan. Didn’t recognize any of his hits. Didn’t understand any of the lyrics sung. He never said a word to the audience who paid too much money for his concert weeks before Christmas . Hey Bob....stop touring. And by the’re welcome for the donation to your already large bank account.

1.0 star rating Tribeca Fan from New York, New York


Have seen many great concerts at the Beacon. When the place gets rocking the energy fills the concert hall. Sorry to say it did not happen on Thursday Nov 27th show at the Beacon. Agree with much of what others had said. While it was wonderful to see the legend, it was a low energy show and many of those sitting in expensive seats around me left early.

1.0 star rating Christian from New York, New York


What a disaster it was last night at The Beacon. Please save your money. Terrible show. His voice was off and the band was way not as good as I remember. I barely knew 3 songs, my girlfriend one song. You suck Bob !

1.0 star rating Martha Moran from New York, New York


Completely devoid of any energy or effort on Dylan's part. Every single song was arranged the same, had the same tempo and the same (non) melody. It was incredibly boring. Dylan clearly put little to no effort into the show or the rearrangements of his greatest hits. He said not one word--no welcome, no thanks, did not introduce his (very good) band. I guess he's laughing all the way to the bank.

1.0 star rating Marc from Houston, Texas


Imagine Paul McCartney singing Helter Skelter as a country Ballad. How about The Rolling Stones singing Jumping Jack Flash as a '60s surfer number. How qbouaFrank Sanatra singing Shena is a Punk Rocker. Now imagine those shows being done without even acknowledging that an audience was there except to insult and intimidate you about not taking pictures. If you would like these shows, then you will like the current Bob Dylan show. The melody is so unimportant that there's no need to introduce the band.

1.0 star rating Mag Ranft from Columbus, Ohio


Very disappointed. Bob's back up band was great but overpowered the vocals. Favorite songs were rearranged so as to be almost unrecognizable and the "crooner" songs were bad. He lost most of the audience after about 4 songs...many left to avoid the end of concert rush. However, Mavis Staples was great! She waked up the crowd so that Bob could put them back to sleep.

1.0 star rating Sarah from Columbus, Ohio


If you attended Bob Dylan's concert last night at the Palace Theatre expecting to see a lounge act and almost unrecognizable versions of Desolation Row and Tangled Up in Blue then you got what you paid for. If, like me, you were hoping to see Bob with his harmonica and guitar playing Just Like a Woman, Don't think Twice it's Alright, Like a Rolling Stone, Knockin' on Heaven's Door...ANY of his songs - in their original arrangements - that define him as one of the best poets/storytellers/lyricists to ever live, then you were left absolutely heartbroken like me. Before going to the show, I had heard that for years Dylan hasn't been great live, that he doesn't acknowledge or interact with the audience, that he doesn't play many of his classics, so I guess I'm the fool for not listening to those comments and thinking my experience would be different. As I sit here today listening to live Dylan albums from '67, I can't help but cry for the artist I never got to see live. Mavis ROCKED.

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