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Doobie Brothers Reviews

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Average customer review: 3.5 star rating (3.3 Stars)

Number of reviews: 45



2.0 star rating Bruce R from San Francisco, California


Horrible mix that overemphasized the base and overpowered the vocals. Additionally, the volume was cranked up way too high adding additional distortion. This ruined, ,what otherwise could have been, a good show. The band had good energy and Tommy J’s voice has held up well; Michael M’s not so much, but it was hard to tell with the bad mix. Song set was great, just wish the overall sound volume was lower and sound quality intelligible. Don’t understand why professional sound mixers would subject an audience to such abuse.

2.0 star rating Diane Rojas from Dallas, Texas


Very disappointed with the Doobie Brothers Concert in Dallas this weekend!!! acoustics were horrible and all you could hear was the drum beat all night!!! We left after 45 mins!!! People were complaining about them playing new songs on their new album!!! We came to hear Oldies from the Band!!! And the Majestic where we saw them needs a Update ASAP!!! Seats were so uncomfortable!!!!

2.0 star rating Rachel from Nashville, Tennessee


I was looking forward to a night of great music by the Doobie Brothers including classic tunes. The result was disappointing. The sound was terrible and the bulk of the concert included new music. It was hard to hear the vocals as the instruments and drums were so very loud. I kept thinking they would have a set of the older tunes but that was not the case. I think many left the concert disappointed. I know I did.

1.0 star rating from Chicago, Illinois


They wsnted till bery end to plsy hit songs and then they did sound the same. This theater had horrible sound and is one of the worst theaters in the world and very horrible for the handicapped!!! One of the worst conceets i have been to in 50 yeats

1.0 star rating Bob from Southern California


Born in 1956, I loved the Doobie Brothers and similar bands. I don’t attend many concerts, and this was my first at the Forum in Los Angeles. I’m not any musical expert but I know and appreciate good sounds. Tonight had about 4 minutes of halfway descent sounds, vocals and instruments. Yes, that bad. Mixing, equipment, venue, ??? I’m not sure what or why but I nearly walked out early with disappointment. I figured they’d probably finish with some oldies so my wife and I stuck it out and were semi rewarded with some fairly accurate renditions of studio releases. Mr McDonald’s voice/mic made him hard to understand and ‘stroke victim’ came to my mind. It was painful to hear him. Because of Covid and poor attendance, we could bounce around to see if different seats made a difference, but they did not. Perhaps two drummers, four guitarists, two keyboards and poor mixing, equipment, venue all contributed to a horrible listening experience. The few times members spoke to the audience, they were difficult to understand and were not in tune with the fans. There just seemed to be no repore. Granted these guys are in their seventies.. but I’ve been well entertained by Air Supply, Chris Isak and Journey in smaller venues that really left you wowed at the quality sound and persona experience. I hope this was a fluke if they were in fact ‘off’ for some reason(s) . I really feel this group and their oldies can entertain the fans if they can pull off a closer rendition to their studio quality sounds and also better connect with their fans.

1.0 star rating Judy from London, Ontario


This was the worst concert I’ve ever attended. The volume was cranked so high that the voices and instruments were indistinguishable. The acoustics were the worst I’ve experienced. Someone else commented that they couldn’t tell which songs were being sung. People were leaving. We left after 45 mins. What a huge disappointment after waiting through 2 years of Covid.

1.0 star rating Megan from Toronto, Ontario


The pacing of the songs was terrible. They saved their best songs for the encore, which I'm surprised they even got one given how boring the rest of the concert was. The audience wanted to be engaged and they did little to build any momentum. (The crowd went electric each time they were addressed or invited to sing - but only a couple times in a concert venue is not enough.) Every song is an opportunity to engage and build energy - opportunities they squandered. With the repertoire of songs they have, I wanted to be on my feet the whole concert. Everyone did. No one was. Several people left. Sound was sketchy in parts. Massively disappointing.


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