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Doobie Brothers Reviews

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Average customer review: 3.5 star rating (3.4 Stars)

Number of reviews: 54



3.0 star rating Howard from Edmonton, Canada


I thought the performances were quite good but the FOH mix was difficult to listen to. The sax, although played by a super saxophonist, was too loud and too often. Michael sounded good for his advanced years but far from the old days. Overall my wife and I thought we got good value for our C$140 date night.

2.0 star rating Marybeth H from Nashville, Tennessee


Excited to finally come to Nashville for the Doobie Brothers Concert that was cancelled twice. Unfortunately we were very disappointed. The sound was horrible. Too loud drowned out the vocals. Sound Team? We tried to stay, but had enough of the ear piercing volume level.

2.0 star rating Sue from Destin, FL


We moved from Nashville last year so would be flying in for this show. The last band on my bucket list and I was so excited! I was also very happy you needed to be vaccinated or had a negative Covid test to attend. Flash forward, we're sitting in our seats, the band is late, which we expected, and it finally begins... THE WORST ACOUSTICS of any concert I have ever seen in my 55 years. It was so over-amplified and loud that it was distorted and hurt our ears. I must think they had it turned up to match Michael McDonald's power, as I have no other explanation as to why. You couldn't distinguish between instruments. It was awful! We left about an hour into it as we were disgusted.

2.0 star rating Jerald from Nashville, Tennessee


After almost two years of waiting, due to rescheduling, to see/hear one of my favorite bands of all time I sat thru nine songs then got up and walked out. Why? Simply because the sound system was cranked up so high that every instrument, except drums, and every voice was so distorted that it ruined the music. Lyrics so loud could'nt understand a word sung. sounded like singing with a mouth full of mush into an empty can. The audience applauded between songs but I can't say how enthusiastically cause my ears were ringing from all the distorted noise of the band. I've been to many concerts and never experienced such disregard for the quality of the music and the audience with way over the top volume that distorts every sound coming from the stage. So disappointed. And to make matters worse it was a gift from my son who was with me and had to come find me after I walked out. Hearing my reason he said he would agree it was way to loud. I can handle loud, after all it's rock'n roll, but so loud it distorts the music is not acceptable.

2.0 star rating Diane S. from London, Ontario


I am a huge fan and was so excited to see them (in my top 5 of all time). The sound quality was extremely distorted. It was hard to hear anything that was said. Much worse, it was even difficult to identify the song until several bars in. Michael McDonald was the biggest disappointment...he went out of his way to sing all my favourite song differently. Different timing, different intonation...I wanted to hear the songs I love note for note. He changed them so much, it was impossible to sing along. The set (lighting and visuals) was low-budget and dated. It was a great vibe in the audience because we all love them and sang with them. ust wished they had put more effort into the sound. Michael needs to be more engage.

2.0 star rating E. Stevens from Cincinnati, Ohio


The Doobies can still rock after 50 years on the road. But they need to give the audience what they want - to hear the hits! The band played 17 songs before we recognized one of their hits. Don’t play 3 songs from your new album - no one cares! Also, if you say the concert starts at 7:30 don’t start at 7:56. Very disrespectful to the audience.

2.0 star rating Ken C from Tampa, Florida


A boring evening watching a band I grew up on struggle to stay in sync. Michael McDonald was just off and often out of time with band. A Hot Mess is a good description. Certainly not worth the two years I waited for this twice delayed concert !

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