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from New York, New York
DOOBIES BEACON 11.16 2018
Hey what can I say about the hardest working band in the USA Seen them at least 50 times traveled to NYC from charlotte NC to see the shows Toulouse street and captin and me are classics and they nailed em It was gre who t hearing Ukiah they should include th as t all the time and white sun and snake man wow Would like to see stampede and once were habits done next together Keep rocking you beasts Jedster guy
Katz from Tucson, Arizona
CENTENNIAL HALL ROCKED
The Doobies were at their best last night and the audience responded in kind. Great evening of their eclectic style and enthusiasm. Patrick Simmons, jr started it off with a warm up worthy of his name and was joined by his Dad for a few songs as well. Worth every cent and more. Bravo
Michael Benner from Phoenix, Arizona
DOOBIE BROTHERS CLASSIC PERFORMANCE
The Doobie Brothers delivered a great performance and displayed energy and precision. Loved the addition of Blue Smoke to the playlist. Thank you for your enduring commitment to great fun and enriching our lives all over the world!
J. Michaels from Los Angeles, California
DOOBIES THOUSAND OAKS, CA 4-8-18
Can't believe it's been 40 years since I saw these guys the first time. I don't know if there was more joy then or tonight in Thousand Oaks, Ca., but I just have to say that my path in music would have never been the same, or might not have even happened for that matter, if it weren't for this band. So grateful to have lived this music on vinyl, cassette and disc over and over and over, to have heard it live at least 8 times and to have played a part of one of the songs about every other time I've picked up a guitar since 1977............
Chris from Des Moines, Iowa
WELCOME BACK DOOBIE BROS, THANK YOU!
Awesome kickoff in Des Moines. Appreciated the energy and effort put into a nostalgic song list with newbies mixed in. The Doobies are how old? Way to go guys, you rocked and we loved your performance!
Don Bresnan from St. Louis, Missouri
DOOBIE BROTHERS, FANTASTIC
Doobie's proving "never to old to Rock n Roll" Fantastic outdoor concert on a beautiful night !
Cindy from Houston, Texas
WOODLANDS HOUSTON TEXAS
Awesome show, great sound. These guys can still groove, love y'all!!
Tony from New Orleans, Louisiana
DOOBIE BROS WITH MICHAEL MCDONALD
The band was great. The vocals were also great. Michael McDonald was off and pitchy. That’s too bad. I saw him as a solo performer in a smaller venue 2 years ago and he sounded great, but not last night.
Don in Spokane from Spokane, Washington
DOOBIE BROTHERS SPOKANE
The sound mixing seemed off; much too harsh and, dare I say it, too loud. This harshness detracted from the evening. The band played for 2.5 hours; that was great. A mixture of old and new songs. Michael McDonald still can sing great. Covid-wise; mask compliance was about 25% and no enforcement; if that worries you, probably should stay home. But why did the band ask the audience to sing along? That is a well-described way to start a super-spreader event. That is a disappointing oversite.
Tom from Seattle, Washington
I love the Doobie Brothers, but I was really disappointed with the sound mix. In particular, Michael McDonald's mic washed out horribly. The bassist and percussionist were hard to hear, too. And Michael McDonald was off on his vocal timing. But the harmonies were tight, and the other vocals and musicians sounded great.
Dockmaster Michael Atilano from Marina Del Rey, California
BAND SOUNDED GREAT, CROWD NOT FESTIVE AND BORING
We had 3rd row tickets, because of the rain lawn crowd was allowed to fill empty seats. Shortly after the concert began the people around me became upset because I was dancing and by 'Dependin' On You', the 6th song in their set, we decided to leave. Crowd was atrocious and wanted to sit the entire time. Doobies sounded fantastic, too bad the crowd sucked
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.
Sue from Destin, FL
NOT WORTH WAITING 2-YEARS FOR!
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.
Jerald from Nashville, Tennessee
LITERALLY BLOWN AWAY.
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.
from Chicago, Illinois
CHICAGO AT HOLLYWOOD
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
Bob from Southern California
OCT 9, 2021 LA FORUM VERY DISAPPOINTED
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.
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