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, money well spent!!! All I can say is Anita
showed up and showed out in kansas city
Mo!!! Yes indeed !!! She did her thang !
Steve G from Kansas City MO
AWESOME SHOW OF IN KANAS CITY
My 1st time seeing her. Very good concert she came out @ 8:40 and
brought the house down. A true and authentic vocalist which is rare.
She has her own sound I only wish I would have went both nites
Elaine from Bay Area, California (Los Angeles ticket sold-out fast!), We attempted to purchase tickets while at Bay Area concert
ANITA BAKER FAREWELL CONCERT 2018
Excellent crowd excited & happy! The music before Ms. Baker stepped
onstage was phenomenal &took u back to the good ole days, when
folk enjoyed dancing &singing together. Suddenly the beautiful lights
danced & the spectacular band began to play. Live musicians, live
background singers & the mother of all REAL singers opened her
mouth and the hairs on the back of my arms stood up! Believe me
that was a miracle bc I barely have hairs on my arms. She danced &
sang from the time she hit the stage until the time she left (8pm -
10:30pm) I kid u NOT! Anita Bakers' voice NEVER waivered, strong &
beautiful as ever. Beautiful dress w. heels, the woman seemed to enjoy
herself as we all danced,& sang. She allowed the audience to serenade
her -I don't want to brag, but our California audience was awesome
&on-key! Then she song the entire song back to us & it was awesome!
Her next concert soldout! U will not be disappointed! Nice to hear a
live band & singers.
D L M Town from Nashville, Tennessee
THE VERY BEST
She will always be my angel I grew up on
her songs, Thanks for giving us the best that
you got love you always.
KWB from St Louis, Missouri
ANITA BAKER STL
Unbelievable. Still the Songstress. My 5th time seeing her. 2 shows, both sellouts. 1st
show sold out in 6 hours. A venue record. Great seats. Row F center. Only complaint,
not enough. 2 hour show. And WE still look good at 60!!! If shes coming to your town,
a must see. For whatever price. Worth it.
Carolyn from Bowling Green KY
ANITA BAKER RYMAN NASHVILLE TN
We saw Anita Baker last night at the Ryman in Nashville. Wow is all I can say...the best
concert I have ever attended. She gave her heart and soul into the performance and her
voice was perfection. She had energy, wit, and grace. I have loved her music since her first
hits and now at 70 years old, I finally got to see her perform in person. It was my 37 year
old son's birthday and he loves Anita Baker as much as his mom does and this was a
concert we both came away from in total awe of her performance. It was sold out and
tonight she is performing there again. How I wish I had purchased tickets for both nights.
If she comes out of retirement, I will be there to see her again.
Catherine from Louisville, Kentucky
ANITA BAKER IN LOUISVILLE KY
She deserves 10 Stars. Anita Baker was the best! Her voice was
perfect and the crowd loved her. I am so happy she didn't have an
opening act. She is a class act on her own does not need to share a
stage. She gave us two hours of Sweet Love and I loved it. Don't
retire Anita, we need more of you!!!!! We had excellent seats and it
was worth the $400 we spent. BTW I took my 36 years old daughter
and she was singing alone with Anita, I guess she was listening to
my CD's after all.
Denise from Louisville, Kentucky
SHE'S STILL GOT IT ! LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY
Concert was on a Wednesday Night. So much love in the air for this lady. Anita you still look good and sound good. She sung so many of her hits that made her famous and loved over the years. The band was rocking! The adoration you felt in the arena was so strong. People singing along at first was drowning her out, but it was beautiful. Of course, she said, "ya better sing!" Beautiful to feel unity and connection from all kinds of people to "one person". Confetti surprise was spectacular! Thank you Anita for a "love" night from someone who still believes in the amazing power and influence of love !
VB from Louisville, Kentucky
One of the best concerts ever. Anita was
personable, beautiful and a true songbird
for the ages. From the time Anita took the
stage thru the last song, the audience stayed
pumped! I would totally go see her again. So
glad I saw her on her farewell tour. Real
music, what a pleasure!!!!!!
Tore from St. Louis, Missouri
I thought the show was great. The audience did sing her songs instead of letting her perform them,, so what she did she re song every song the audience took over which was a real pleasure. She said not only did you get two shows you get two songs. It was great that she did that though we didn't come to hear the audience but it was love. She is so humble. I wish she had sang Joy. Overall I thought it was a great concert. Confetti at the end was special.
Gregory Dandridge from Glen Carbon Illinois
ANITA BAKER, ST LOUIS
Having seen Anita live a couple of times back in
the day, my expectations were muted by her
being 60yrs old now. Man! She shut me down
quick on that! She was outstanding and sang
as beautifully as ever! She directed the sound
adjustments a couple of times. But, she wasn’t
disruptive about it. A real pros pro. She’s still
got it and didn’t disappoint! Bravo Ms Baker!
Kimberly from Atlanta, Georgia
AN EVENING WITH ANITA BAKER
I had a great seat, front row of the pit, just in
front of her pianist. Anita looked beautiful and
her voice was enchanting. Her performance
was sensual and graceful. She has a way of
making you feel like family. I thoroughly
enjoyed every moment. As she prepared to
end the show, she tossed roses into the
audience. I felt very special to have received
one and grateful to attend her farewell tour.
Anita Baker is my all time favorite singer. I
loved the show, I am still feeling the
excitement of her performance almost two
Sultry satisfaction from Orlando, Florida
I traveled half way around the world to see Anita
perform for her final tour and it was amazing! The
audience was electric as Ms Baker sang every song
that has made her who she is today! That was by far
one of the best concerts I’ve gone to and I hope to
see her again before her tour is over.
Ms Anita Baker is often immitated but never
Die hard fan from Orlando, Florida
I flew all the way From Chicago to Orlando to see the
incomperable Anita Baker and it was well worth my
trip! The audience was on fire and the ambiance was
electric! My only issue was with Anita constantly
checking the sound system which I’ve read happens
more often than not. Other than that, this was by far
the best farewell tour of all time and I’m hoping to see
her one more time before the tour is over!
Anita Baker- often immitated never duplicated❤️❤️.
Susan Price from Waycross, GA
ENJOYED EVERY MINUTE OF IT!
What an amazing evening! The concert was excellent from beginning to end. Anita
can SING like no one else, and it seems the years have just seasoned her. Her voice
is unique and oh so beautiful.and she had us all in the palm of her hand from the
minute she stepped on stage. She seemed as genuine as could be...I love that she
wore flat shoes...she knew we came to hear her sing, not ooh and ahh over her
costumes even though she looked great. We had magnificent seats...my daughter
treated me and a friend as my birthday gift this year. Our hotel, the Omni was right
across the street! I really would love seeing this show again...yeah that good! She
came out and sang a few more songs as an encore because the crowd just wouldn't
go home after the show...Loved it!
Jerome Smith from Jacksonville, Florida
ANITA BAKER FAREWELL CONCERT SERIES REVIEW
Fabulous concert last night from the great
Anita Baker, a true living legend! She gave the
sold out crowd a terrific all around
performance, singing many of her timeless
classic ballads from over her amazing career!
Her one of a kind supple voice still sounds
flawless to this day! She is one of the greatest
vocalists to ever grace any stage! This
particular show meant the world to me
because she is my favorite female singer and
it was the first time seeing her live in concert.
It left a lasting impression with me going
forward. She is the consummate professional
and definitely a perfectionist in her craft while
performing on stage! It was truly fascinating
watching her perform. She told the crowd
how much this tour means to her. This show
ranks very high on my list as one of the best
concerts I have seen, and I have witnessed
many over these years! Definitely go and see
Anita if you are able to do so while she is on
this Farewell Tour. You will not be
Grade: Solid A
Dionne from New York, New York
THE BEST THING YET!
I had seen her perform at Radio City music Hall on February 13th 2018 I cried my way through the show!!! amazing!!! her voice timeless. I've been rewinding the clips I recorded and I feel the goose bumps all over again. I wish she wouldn't retire I would love for my niece to be able to see her show her what real music is.... Thank you Anita Baker you have gotten me through my entire life
Lisa Ordonez from Las Vegas, Nevada
I love the entire show! Anita was great! The whole venue was filled with love and the audience totally enjoyed her and the band and the back up singers. I am so very grateful I had a chance to see her live. She is an all-time great!
Westley Johnson from Las Vegas, Nevada
ANITA FAREWELL AT VENETIAN
She did an excellent job, her voice might even be stronger at 61 than it was at 41 if that's possible, performed from 8:00 to 10:00, had to persuade the sold out crowd to leave, they just could not get enough.
K.L. Clay from Houston, Texas
FINALLY, ANITA BAKER FAREWELL TOUR ARRIVES IN HOUSTON,TX
My sweet wife had no idea who we were about to see in concert. Right before our mobile tickets were scanned, I showed her who we were there to see. Was she surprised? You betcha!!! 😊
The concert started a little over an hour late. We did not know what the hold up was, but all was forgiven when the curtain rose. The band began to plan a driving funky groove, then Anita took the stage paying homage to Patti Labelle with an opening rendition of "Lady Marmalade". All in attendance were on their feet. The excitement of the crowd was at a fever pitch. At 61 years of age, Anita's voice was just as sultry, smooth, strong and amazing as it has ever been! Just absolutely jaw-dropping. She was fantastic! Yes, she sang hit after hit. As much as we have all come to treasure her music, to she her live in concert on this farewell tour is something fans should not miss!
There are singers, and there are Singers.
And then there is "THE SONGSTRESS", ANITA BAKER. I'm a fan for life!!!😊
Del from Virginia
MADE ME CRY
I have loved Anita Baker for as long as I can remember. In 2019, at the age of 57, I finally had the chance to attend her concert at MGM National Harbor. My husband surprised me with the tickets and I had no idea where our seats were located until we walked into the theater. When we were escorted to our seats, I was overwhelmed with joy as we were in the front row, smack dab in the middle. Absolutely the best seats possible. When Anita Baker walked onto the stage, and I realized how close I was to her, I literally had tears in my eyes. I felt like I was the only person there and that she was performing just for me. It was a dream come true. Her voice is still absolutely amazing. I love her now more than ever.
Deanna C from Baltimore, Maryland
THE SONGSTRESS CFG BANK STADIUM 5-14-23
Anita Baker did not disappoint her voice was strong, her energy was high Babyface also did a great job! The total night was a win from parking to checking in to exiting I couldn't have had a better end to my Mother's Day!
from Baltimore, Maryland
STILL GOT IT
Anita Baker's performance in Baltimore was the best Mother's Day gift to myself! Her vocals were superb. Her voice was nothing short of magical. Her range, her clarity, quality and delivery are awesome. Altos don't get the love they deserve. From her low contralto to her upper mezzo soprano range her voice was amazing. The sound guy was messing up, but she gracefully got him together, She sang all of her hits, and it was very reminiscent of old times. Thank you Anita for a great show!!!!
Carolyn from Indianapolis, Indiana
ANITA BAKER CONCERT IN CHICAGO ILLINOIS
The concert was absolutely wonderful. It was a Christmas gift from my daughter, she knows how much I LOVE Anita Baker. She still has the most beautiful voice I ever heard and she looked stunning. The sound was great and I loved the way she involved the audience when she was singing. BEST CONCERT EVER!!!
Shiva Maxey from Denver, Colorado
ANITA BAKER IN DETROIT
OMG, I flew from Denver. Drove an hour to the venue and stood in the rain to see this woman. She was every thing and more I had imagined. She graciously thanked everyone for weathering the storm and sang her heart out for 2 hours. I didn't miss Babyface at ALL! Love you Anita!!!
Lorraine P. from Atlantic City, New Jersey
Love her and know all the songs. I had a blast reminiscing to her music. She was amazing.
Kevin from Boston, Massachusetts
EXPENSIVE CROWD KARAOKE
I love Anita Baker, was more than excited for her show. All I wanted was to hear
her sing her songs, instead I got crowd karaoke, she couldn't be heard. I was torn
between the energy of the audience and wanting to hear one of my favorite
artists sing her songs. I love Anita Baker, going to miss her.
from Jacksonville, Florida
ANITA BAKER TOUR-JACKSONVILLE
First, let me start by saying I love Anita Baker! She looked amazing for any age. Her voice is still a National Treasure. The concert was sold out! The crowd was amped and ready for her long awaited return to the stage. However, I was completely turned off by her constant berating of the sound crew (embarrassing) and house staff (she complained about the fog machine being used). It was an instant buzz kill from minute one. I could not enjoy her wonderful voice and beautiful songs due to her excessive complaining! I walked out of the concert early just to get away from the negative energy radiating from this truly gifted artist. What a shame! All the right ingredients were present to make for a magical event but her behavior and "Diva Tantrums" left a very foul taste in my mouth. I felt like I parted with my hard earned cash and time to see and hear a very bad "Sound Check" that was masquerading as a concert. Totally unprofessional and disrespectful to an adoring audience.
Ms. Lisa from New York, New York
WHAT HAPPENED? KARAOKE LIKE...
Could not follow along with song choices...just saw her a few months ago in Connecticut. ..and she was amazing. Farewell also...maybe she should have made that the last show..because tonight she seemed extremely tired and the show started late and ended super quick. So! For all you Valentines lovers tomorrow...there's hardly any classic Anita Baker love songs . . . . beware...signing off a disappointed Anita Baker Fan for over twenty years. 😢.
William Todd from Baltimore, Maryland
BABYFACE SAVES THE NIGHT
Have loved Nitta since the 1980s. Babyface started off the evening and while he seemed a bit wobbly at first it was amazing to hear such an iconic singer/producer. His set became magical when he, and his band, began to play the sounds he wrote and produced. Wow! Anita came out and was giving a 'diva' vibe from the start. She seemed to yell a lot and blamed the sound team for her not being heard correctly. It was an ongoing theme throughout the night. She did have moments that reminded you why you were there, however, it was a disappointment overall. She didn't sing Body and Soul - even after it was repeatedly screamed out for her to sing. I was seated in the 6th row and the ticket was almost $500. When she indicated she was going to change and return for her encore I, along with many many others, left the arena.
Reginald Gaulden from Baltimore, Maryland
Waited all these years to re-live one of the greatest vocalist Ms BAKER and all she did was complain about the sound.. ALL NIGHT!!!.. Ms. BAKER there is a thing called 'SoundCheck' and it's BEFORE we come in, not after.. As a paying customers..SHAME SHAME SHAME... Yes FAREWELL!! cuz you'll never get another penny from me.....
Chris A from Atlantic City, New Jersey
TOO MUCH TALKING AND NOT ENOUGH SINGING
The show was okay. Show time was supposed to be 8PM…yet Anita strolled out at 8:55PM…unacceptable. Her voice was beautiful but she talked way too much. Complained about the smoke machine, being tired, and other issues. It seemed like every song dragged on too long.
Long Time Fan Nancy from Greensboro, North Carolina
PERFORMANCE AWESOME BUT FACILITY LACKING
The Coliseum needs improvement from security check points to parking. The event was disorganized and frustrating for guests. The seats are entirely too small with no leg room. The performance started hours late, but was excellent once Anita Baker walked on stage. Anita song all of the audiences favorite songs from Angels to Rapture and more. She continued to perform from 9:00 to 11:00 pm. Thanks for giving us our money worth.
My 3 star score is because of the Coliseum not Anita Baker.
Janie from Boston, Massachusetts
ANITA BAKER AT THE WANG
I Love Anita Bake and was so excited to see her only to listen to the crowd sing most of
the songs and when she did sing the acoustics were soooooooo bad.
it seemed like the concert was very low budget.
Maybe it is a good thing this was her farewell tour
Melidy LaCoste from Atlanta, Georgia
Deeply disappointed! The music was good
and her audience sang a good number of her
biggest hits. Problem is...I didn't know I was
going to an Anita Baker sing along!!! This
woman allowed the audience to sing every
single song and she was completely drowned
out. She didn't even attempt to control her
audience so I guess all the jokes me made
about being tired weren't really jokes. She's
one of my all time favorite female artists but
she completely ripped us off. The only thing
comparable to my excitement before the
show was my disdain during and after.
Shelisa Williams from Las Vegas, Nevada
I attended the show on Friday June 1, 2019. Although Anita Baker can sing, I did not expect the entire show to be a sound check. It was a big waste of my money and time. She sang approx 5 songs because she kept complaining about the reverb, and inability to hear the horns and piano, but that’s what the soundcheck is for.
from Atlanta, Georgia
ANITA BAKER IN ATLANTA. FEBRUARY 14, 2023
I was very excited to see Anita. First, she was an hour late with no explanation. Second, the first song lasted 20 minutes with very little singing from Anita In fact , she hummed her way through all her songs. The band was fantastic and they carried her. She kept saying she was tired but if I didn’t know better, I think she was stoned. The sax player was awesome. The band played over any attempt Anita made to sing. Very disappointing. Baby Face was awesome and sang longer and better than Anita. One of the highlights was Usher appearing on stage. I really wanted to hear Anita sing her songs but she wasn’t up to it.
Terri from New York, New York
ANITA WAS OFF TONIGHT
We left. She seemed high and sang (in my opinion) off tune quite a bit of the time.
Dawn Bragg from Greensboro, North Carolina
I've seen Anita in several cities and the concert is always over an hour late. When she came out she was limping as she has been on all other concerts. She kept complaining about the engineering sound. She would sing one song and talk about 10min between songs. I came in from Chicago and was disappointed.
Steve from Raleigh, North Carolina
AND THE BAND PLAYED ON....AND OVER EVERYTHING ELSE. 11/18/23
Two themes from reviews from other sites carried through to last night...the show was gonna be an hour late, and performance/sound staff showed little competence. Anita asked for a mic stand, staffer got one 5 minutes later, but set it down 40 feet from her. Anita called to him to get it closer, he disregarded her and walked off. Stage equipment wasnt tested before hand, she walked someone through getting it right. " the button that says Anita, baby..." Worse of all, though Anita Baker still showcased her talented voice, it couldnt be enjoyed due to the overwhelmingly loud bass. WHUMP, WHUMP!! RUMBLE, RUMBLE RUMBLE!! Every wham of the bass drum, every note of the preconcert prerecorded music, was set/played far and away too loud for joyful listening to the vocals of a singer. It was so bad, I really couldnt wait for the show to end. Anita did sing a few songs past the end of show, maybe to atone for the late start. A lovely voice that couldnt be enjoyed due to the sound crew
Douglas Fairfax from Greensboro, NC 11/23
LATE AND UNAPOLOGETIC
I was really looking forward to the show. I arrived 45 mins. early, and the show finally started an hour and 15 mins. late. From the moment she came on stage, she barked complaints to the live nation folks. (She needed a better mic stand, she needed an acoustic piano, the volume levels weren't right etc.) She opened with a Patti Labelle song, why I don't know. She never apologized for being late. It really seemed to the audience she was unprepared and had done no walk throughs in preparation for the show. My wife and I were very disappointed and left an hour into the show. As we left the coliseum, we noticed many others leaving as well. Ive never walked out of a concert before, but we just couldn't take any more.Won't go to see here again.
Chris from Atlantic city, nj
BAD FOR MANY REASONS ..ATLANTIC CITY NOV 2023
First...I love her music. But...her concert was awful. Just like what I've read from others, she complained all night and appeared totally unprepared. I'll still listen to her music but I'll never go to another one of her concerts...
Marion from Greensboro, North Carolina
ALL FOR WHAT?
I traveled far and spent over $600 for my ticket and walked out early. No sound check! No professional… Looked like not much rehearsal.
She is a beautiful singer.., but the show was lousy… Never Again…so disappointed and sad.
Don’t waste your time or pay to see a less than
mediocre show. Anita needs to stop ….
James from Atlantic City, New Jersey
ANITA BAKER IN AC
Very disappointed in the concert. A great signer who no longer has it and should not be on tour. Could not remember words to song. Asked for tele-promoter throughout the concert. The venue played her songs for about an hour before she came out.
Frances Fraelich from Atlantic City, New Jersey
Nov 24 2023 Hard Rock casino Atlantic City, Show started 1 hr late I wish ms Baker would have sat down in a stool and sang her ballads so we could have really enjoyed her beautiful voice
Annette R from Buffalo, NY
The band was great, unfortunately they were so loud we couldn’t hear Anita. The acoustics were straight jacked up for the whole show!! And Anita spent the whole night blaming everyone from her band director to the venue staff by name. The mess that her fans for over 30 years had to sit through last night could’ve been avoided with more rehearsals and more sound checks at the venue! But again the band was great especially the brother on sax!! Last night they outshined Anita which may be why they were never introduced by name, we found that to be odd too🤔 Also, I don’t think the 5 star reviews were being accurate they obviously had a lot more to drink before the show than us.
LT from New York, New York
Went to see her at the Prudential Center in Newark. Concert starting over 2 hours late with no explanation except the excuse of technical difficulties. Babyface’s set was canceled. Acoustics were dreadful with the band drowning out her singing. She seemed more interested playing air guitar and facing the band versus the audience. Furthermore, she was introduced and then waited over five minutes to appear on stage followed by waving to the crowd. It appeared her affect was off and we ended leaving very early. A forgettable evening to say the least. On the positive side I had no problem getting out of the parking lot.
V from Newark Bew Jersey
“VERY DISAPPOINTED “
May 10, 2023 at the Prudential Center in Newark New Jersey the Anita Baker show. And absolutely disappointing debacle A two hour wait before someone came on the stage to inform us that baby face would not be showing up.
My daughter brought me to this venue as a Mother’s Day surprise I was surprised and again extremely disappointed I didn’t even stay to see Anita baker if she came on. And absolute waste of my daughter’s money
Lance H from Baltimore, Maryland
VERY DISAPPOINTING !
Babyface did ok job he coulda had his own concert with all his songs. Anita had issues with acoustics right from get go..it was like she kept doing sound checks and calling out people on controls, at times the screeching sound of mic drowned her words. Seemed she moved to karaoke style concert and letting band play on ..We found it extremely disappointing ..You think by Baltimore this production woulda had there problems figured out . It went on all night right till that last song and she kept telling us how blessed we all were and thanking us ! It got old after a while. She changed 2 songs before then end wardrobes which is when 1/3 of people left. She typically just marched back n forth on stage with his cape on trying to navigate the world mic which failed each time. We were surprised that they didn't take an intermission to fix the problem ..instead it continued during the supposed concert. Would NOT recomd this concert for the prices being charged Our high school band is better!!
Michael S. from Greensboro NC
WORST CONCERT EVER
Anita was an hour late and it was not worth the wait. She complained the entire time about this that or the other thing (mic, acoustics, etc.). Song and voice quality were mediocre at best. Not what you would expect from a Grammy award winner. She had a slight limp and we assumed she was on pain killer drugs. She seemed high and out of sorts. We left the concert early as we could not take any more. Total waste of time and money.
Derek Cashaw from Greensboro, North Carolina
ANITA BAKER GREENSBORO
I have been a avid fan for over 30 years. I literally did my Navy career listening to Anita Baker but last night's concert was A MAJOR DISAPPOINTMENT! It was all over the place, from the sound quality to the music arrangement to Anita talking walking and straying off musically. Truly my worst concert ever and Ive waited 30-40 years for that and travel from Florida to North Carolina for that was such a heartbreak!
KLK from Greensboro, NC
We didn’t see her in Vegas, but I can’t find where else to rate her awful behavior last night in Greensboro, NC. First off, she kept us waiting an hour to simply come out on stage. No opening act. Which is fine. But clearly she did not practice or prepare ahead of time. There was no mic ready for her and she kept asking for a mic stand. Then she didn’t like the one they brought out and was so rude to the staff. Then the poor people managing her sound got berated most of the night, in a patronizing way. By the third time the crowd laughed (at her) and she told the sound people “they’re not laughing at you, just with you.” 🙄 She had moments of a strong song but she added so many jazzy versions of the songs I couldn’t tell what she was trying to sing. If it weren’t for the back up singers we wouldn’t know what she was singing. She seemed high as she kept saying “I love you!” And waving randomly. And she kept asking the crowd to sing her songs. Absurd! She was not prepared & rude. Sad.
Bob from Memphis
SEEN ANITA BAKER 3 TIMES SINCE 1986. SORRY…WORST CONCERT OF ANY KIND THAT I’VE EVER ATTENDED ANYWHERE!
Memphis FedEx Forum. 11/22/23
I give one star because zero stars was not an option.
1 hour 10 minutes late starting. Sound system music pre-concert played the same AB song 7 times in a row. Once concert started, sound was horrible almost as if no one had performed the sound check. In the middle of the third song, AB stopped the concert and walked off stage for 20 minutes. She left claiming there was feedback in backup singers’ headphones and claimed when she came back that the Forum’s speaker system wasn’t putting out enough sound. I have loved AB’s music for 38 years, but, sadly, she seemed lost… most likely done as a performer. Do not go to this concert expecting the quality of music that she has been known for in the past. Do not waste your money…buy her old albums and listen to them. Sad.
Lu D. from Memphis, Tennessee
WORST CONCERT EXPERIENCE - BEWARE!!!
People should be aware of Anita Baker’s concert antics. Saw her in Memphis last night, concert started one hour and 15 minutes late. It was so bad, we left halfway through the concert, just couldn’t take any more of it. It was the worst concert experience of my life and we paid $350 a ticket, Her voice was good, but she stopped the concert several times complaining about her audio and sound, even once going off stage for 20-30 minutes until “they could get the sound right”. She commented that if “KISS” (white, all male band) were on stage, they would get better sound. Constant complaining by Ms Baker led to more delays and she talked on and on for like 10-15 minutes between songs. Hey folks, listen up! This is what she’s doing at every concert. Appears she’s not able to deliver two hours of vocals so she creates huge delays and gaps throughout the concert. She seemed in pain as she limped across the stage all night. It was gruesome to watch. Concert was a sham! Never again!
Kt from Atlantic City, New Jersey
Something not right and its a shame. Stop touring!
Carolyn from Atlantic City, New Jersey
30 years ago we saw Anita Baker at the same venue,at that time she was in her late 30s, I have her CD permanently in my car. The only music I play .last night was a real eye-opener. She was screaming. She must’ve said four times in her monologue she needed her teleprompter the people next to me got up to leave. I lasted 2 1/2 songs and my date and I got up and left it sucks getting old is the only reason I could give for why she was terrible
Craig Siman from Atlantic City, New Jersey
SADLY,,, I WAS VERY DISAPPOINTED, ATLANTIC CITY 11/24/23
First, let me say, Anita Baker is one of my all time favorites. She possesses one of the most soulful voices ever, exhibiting power, range and a style all her own. Unfortunately, none of those qualities were on display at the Hard Rock in AC on Nov. 24.
My quick impressions are as follows...
Band was a bit loud.
Anita was forgetting lyrics with some of her songs being unrecognizable.
Rambling dialog between songs was difficult to make sense of.
Poor production of show left Anita complaining about the amount of smoke on stage, lack of a teleprompter, etc.
Anita complained through out the show of being old and exhausted, being 68 myself, I get it. Funny first couple of times. not funny through most of the show.
In closing, what I found most curious was the fact that Anita's voice was still as strong as it was 30 years ago!
I have read many reviews regarding this tour and they all seem to echo the same criticisms.
Michele from Atlantic City, NJ
AWFUL AND SAD
Anita, Anita, Anita…you made us wait an hour and 30 minutes listening to your hits being sung and pictures of the younger you on a movie screen. You came out looking a hot mess disrespecting my all time favorite singer Patti Pattie by ruining her song! Heck you didn’t even no the words because you kept asking for a teleprompter! You talked most of the time about whatever and how old and tired you were and when you did sing you couldn’t remember the words to your own damn songs!! You were rude to the crew, mean to one of your fans and did I say you looked a HOT MESS! My Husband paid ALOT of money for us to come to this concert and it was the worst concert I’ve ever been to! We left before the so called concert was over and that is a first! If you are reading this PLEASE stop stealing people’s hard earned money . Go get some help and get some rest! Damn!
Diane from Atlantic City, New Jersey
SHE DIDN'T KNOW THE WORDS
So disappointed in this concert. First, she was almost an hour late. then she kept singing "where's my teleprompter" because she wasn't singing the words, and was constantly talking to her band and the audience (probably to stall so they could fix her teleprompter). Her voice was good, but 30 minutes into the show, she only sang 2 songs and didn't know the words. Seats were good but we got up and left--total waste of time
from Atlantic City, New Jersey
A COMPLETE DISASTER!
My wife and I were looking forward to seeing AB and hearing her sing her amazing catalog of songs. What we got instead was a totally disappointing night. First off, the 8 PM concert (Nov. 24, Atlantic City) started an hour late. Apparently, AB had a falling out with opening act, Babyface, months ago at the beginning of the tour, and asked him to drop out. Instead of starting at 8 PM, or at least informing ticket holders via email through Ticket Master that the concert would start an hour later, she did NOTHING. It just got worse from there. She talked to the audience more than she sang. When she did sing, it was clear she wasn't trying, and didn't care. She kept repeating that she needed a teleprompter (since she couldn't remember the lyrics). When she did sing, it was hard to determine what song it was, since it sounded NOTHING like the record. I don't know how many times she said she was tired and old and age 65. The sound of her band was all distorted and mushed together. I think AB really doesn't care, and just wants to get the tour over with. What a shame, and A REAL WASTE OF MONEY AND TIME!
J W Dardignac. from Atlantic City, New Jersey
DON’T WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!!
I saw Anita In Atlantic City November 24th. She was horrible!!! She was an hour late and she constantly complained about being old and needing her teleprompter. She didn’t sing and wailed most of the night. She turned the concert into an open mic night. Session When she couldn’t waste anymore time due to the fact that she couldn’t sing WITHOUT the teleprompter she came into the crowd and met people. It was by far the worst concert I have EVER SEEN!!!! People were walking out mid show because how horrible it was. I feel like they robbed me and took my money. She looked like she was on something or drunk. I WANT MY MONEY($650) BACK!!!
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