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JOE BONAMASSA OUTSTANDING AT THE GREEK THEATRE 8/1/18
First things first. This was my 1st time seeing a concert at the Greek and have to say it's one
the great venues I've ever been to. Joe Bonamassa ,being a L.A native put on very balanced
and professional show and his fantastic band never missed a beat. Some Be bop,jazz,blues
jazz fusion,new original tunes and some of Joe's very hot fan favorites.His crazy good version
of Zeps "How Many More Times" was worth the price of admission alone.Playing a vintage
Telecaster he did some mind blowing finger picking including playing the pick up on the
guitar. The crescendo was something to behold a d witness. Went up on the neck ,pulled all
6 strings down and hit the wah,wah, what a beautiful sound that was!. Do yourself a favor
and catch this guitar wizard and go home very happy and feeling ,,,outstanding!!
Karen Brake from Pensacola, Florida
JOE BONAMSSA...A MUST SEE
Saw him many years ago and now have seen him 05/2018 in
Pensacola and he is AMAZING. He is a guitar master - there are not
enough adjectives to describe his sound/ability. The sound was
wonderful and his interaction with the audience was spot on. If you
have a chance to see him live GO and do it. You will love it !
Mike Y. from Owego, New York
J.B. FIRST LIVE PERFORMANCE I EXPERIENCED
Had an amazing time. Joe and his band are loaded with talent. I was impressed that they
played for so long with a break only long enough to introduce the band members . I was also
surprised that he played very little of his most popular tunes. Joe can sing too! If I have any
criticism, it would be that he didn't display his voice enough . But the theater was a perfect
place to see him. I can't wait to see him again!!
JOEY GUIDRY from GALLIANO, LA.
HE WAS ONE OF THE GREATEST GUITAR PLAYERS i HAVE EVER SEEN, i'VE BEEN GOING
TO CONCERTS SINCE 1974, i HAVE SEEN JIMMY PAGE, ERIC CLAPTON, PETER FRAMPTON,
JEFF LYNN, TED NUGENT, & MANY OTHERS. JOE IS SOMETHING ELSE. I WOULD GO SEE
Bk jones from Providence, Rhode Island
One of the most gifted guitarist of the
last 20 years.I always feel amazed
and like I am receiving a gift from
Bob N from Los Angeles, California
AUG 1 AT THE GREEK
All was good except ugly, BRIGHT lights that kept shining into my eyes (the audience) just as I'm trying to concentrate on Joe playing great solos - bad, avoidable distractions - yuck
from Winnipeg, Manitoba
WINNIPEG SHOW SEPT 29, 2017
Here's my review on the Joe Bonamassa concert...or should I call
him Joe BonaAWESOME!
What a show...what a guitar player/singer...what a band....WOW!
Jim from Winnipeg, Manitoba
best clean sound
greatest preformance hear in the peg
what more can you say
Pierre Mercier 66 and still playing from Montreal, Quebec
JOE IN MONTREAL THANK YOU
Had a fantastic night with my old friend Jake and the
band and Joe were really solid. Nobody can do it like
him as he is not just a great guitarist he is a great
showman in a great super well structured show. Also
congrats to his team as they are very important to all
this. SEE YOU NEXT TIME AND MEANWHILE I WILL
KEEP JAMMING WITH HIS TRACKS TILL I GET OLD
Scott from Winnipeg, Manitoba
JUST SAW JOE TONIGHT
Absolutely amazing. All of the best musicians and awesome performers.
Highly recommend seeing this band. It is an experience. Music, is back!
(Pantages however, is not the best venue for good sound. Not to mention the overkill of amplifiers hanging from the ceiling blocks a huge part of the stage)
Bill from Toronto, Ontario
Amazing . Never heard anything as
good. I died and went to heaven
David from Cincinnati, Ohio
SOUND WAS GREAT IN CINCY
I read a few negative reviews about sound in Indy, (muddy, too loud, etc) so I thought I'd share my thoughts on last night's
show at the Taft Theater in Cincinnati. I was just right of center on the floor, about 20 rows back. Sound was excellent.
Levels were good. Not sure if the other bad experiences were due to the venue, equipment, proximity/angle to the line
arrays, or other. I was really nervous after reading those reviews, but the second Joe started I was relieved and excited.
As for the show, you should not expect the Royal Albert Hall setlist. Go to setlist.fm and you'll see what he's going to play.
Giving a one-star review because he didn't cover a bunch of stuff when you can see the setlist before buying tickets is not
fair to the artist, IMO. The tour is to promote his new album. I thought the show was fantastic, as did my wife who is not a
rock/blues fan at all.
Dan Shambaugh from Portland, Oregon
AWESOME BIRTHDAY SHOW
GREAT show last night by Joe and the band - the energy never let up, and the individually
showcased TALENT level of each and every band member kept sneaker-punching the
audience as the show progressed. The SHREDDING skills of Bonamassa were astonishing,
and his voice has can TRANSPORT the audience to the sights and sounds of dark, slow-
moving backwaters, and the edgy New Orleans "Mystique" of the deep south.
Bonamassa's haunting voice just keeps getting better as the years go by... and those songs
STAY in your head the next day. After the first couple of songs, either my ears acclimated
to the distortedly loud sound levels, or the Sound Engineer leveled the volume off.
Whatever the case, it was a GREAT Birthday present (from Angela), and Joe Bonamassa.
Will probably try to hit the Vancouver show now while he's on the last leg of his 2018 tour.
L. Storey from Los Angeles, California
JOE BONAMASSA DOLBY THEATRE 12/16/16
One of the best blues/rock players I have ever seen ... and Ive seen just about everybody.
Great venue too!
Georgene Brown from Fresno , California
LOVE MY JOEB
I've seen 4 of Joe's concerts every single one of then
is ABSOLUTELY PHENOMENAL!! I had front row
center at tv's Warfield theatre in San Francisco and
he takes my breath away and brought happy tears, I
don't get out much so this is how I treat myself. God's
blessings upon you my Joe B. Your BIGGEST FAN ❤
K Kingston from Chicago, Illinois
JOE BONAMASSA AMAZING
I saw him last year....great showman, great music. Nice
Nick GUASTADISEGNI from Toronto, Ontario
After spending almost 2 1/2 hours watching JOE BONAMASSA and his Band perform
at the SONY CENTRE on the 16 November 2016 , I can only say this - DO NOT MISS
Mr BONAMASSA and his band never quit, the energy was out of this world, the
talent was bar none with some of the biggest names in the industry as his band
He is truly one of the most talented individuals at his craft and believes in
committing to his audience and giving the best performance he can and boy does he
He is blessed with talent, and has a good sense of humour, and knows how to
surround himself with great talent.
Excellent concert. -Thank-you Mr BONAMASSA and Band.
Craig collier from chattanooga tn
SAW JOE B IN2013 AT THEFOX AWSOME
his show was as awesome ashis recorded music. we had front row seats handicapped thanks to the fox staff.
from Des Moines, Iowa
BONAMASSA NEVER DISAPPOINTS
Playing was perfect. keyboards were best I've heard. Joe explained he almost had to cancel show but powered through. (was in hospital with bronchitis 2 hours before the show) Played nonstop for 2and a half hours. Joe's playing on pretending rivaled Clapton;s. He has expanded his style and remained the best tour for guitar enthusiasts. I will see him whenever I can. Backup singers (2) were fantastic addition to the show. I wonder if they are called the Bona-mommas? theater was great sound quality wonderful. Not a show for the kiddies.
Carlos from Vancouver, British Columbia
Second time seeing Joe Bonamassa in
Vancouver. Preferred commodore style
venue. 40$ for two's high balls a bit
steep. The reality is we came to see Joe
and his band play. Great Canadian
representation didn't miss a beat.
In short I LOVED how Joe Plays his guitar
like it owes him money!:-) ! A true
pleasure to watch so much Soul going
into his art expressed in the voice of the
guitar. Enjoy the suite fire Joe. Well
earned rest, until the new year.
Tvasc from Greenville, South Carolina
NOT DISAPPOINTED IN GREENVILLE SC
First time I have seen Joe B. From reading previous reviews, I was worried about the sound., and brought my earplugs... I didn't use them! Although the
arena was not designed for great sound, the sound at the concert last night was great. I heard every lick that Joe played. The notes were clear and sweet.
The second hour had more volume, but still clear and not overpowering. Good job Joe, thanks for coming to Greenville!
from Memphis, Tennessee
JB AT THE CANNON CENTER IN MEMPHIS, 12-07-2016.
Blues lovers, the guitar man was really feeling
it in Memphis. JB was tearing it up. The whole
band was on target and tight. My first time at
the Cannon Center, seats a few under 2100,
and was sold out way ahead of time. Acoustics
were off the chart, beautiful place. Gotta say it
was amazing, can't wait to see him again!
from Vancouver, British Columbia
Awesome!! Sound was perfect. Joe is amazing!
Bert K. from Chicago, Illinois
BETTER EVERY TIME
Another tremendous effort and perhaps best band yet. See him every
time he comes to Chicago. And every time it sets a new high. This dude
was half dead and gave us 2 1/2 hours of awesomeness. Nobody like
him. Keep on doing it Joe B!
Tom from Charlotte, North Carolina
BONAMASA BELK THEATRE FEB 2017
My wife and I are from Spartanburg SC, I'm a
huge fan but she is not really, but she had a
blast..... That's how good it was!. Not too
loud, had ear plugs but didn't need them. I
thought the sound was very well mixed, could
hear all instruments and vocals, and that is
harder to do than most people think. Bass hit
really hard if you like that you would have
loved it. He played a good variety of stuff I
know and some I didn't, and threw in a little "
Do you feel like we do"....... Niiiiiice!! He
played 2 hours, and then did Hummingbird as
an encore.....Only wish he could have played
Mark W. Stern from Vancouver, British Columbia
Joe Bonamassa, came to town with a hall of fame band and just blew the audience away with his legendary guitar riffs and Blues/Rock, (think Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton Jeff Beck, Joe Satriani, BB King), you get the picture. Anton Figg,and the bassist were tight and rock steady, all star horns, piano/keys and the two back up singers were just the icing on the cake.
Thank you, Mr Bonamassa and your band for an amazing performance!
They are here for two more nights in a row and I'm really considering seeing them before their final show Saturday night, which incidentally will be their last show of 2018!!
Ann C from Dallas, TX
JOE WAS GREAT....BUT
We drove down from Dallas to see Joe in concert May 25.
Joe, the band and singers were terrific. The sound was meh.
Not sure this is a great venue for big amps. The quality of the sound
was lacking. Then there was the heat. It was absolutely sweltering in
the Moody. They finally turned the air on toward the end of the
Linda and Sean from Toronto, Ontario
Joe Bonamassa is the most talented passionate
Show was awesome!
He is the ultimate blues guitarist and vocalist!
First show we saw was in May of this year in
Clearwater Florida it was so good we immediately
bought tickets to his Toronto show November 3 and
he did not dissapoint!
Whenever he is around we will definately go see him
play and .... do yourself a favour do the same you will
not regret it
Roberto Patricelli from Ottawa, Ontario
JOE WAS AMAZING
Effortless talent on guitar. Amazing talented band behind him. Big double thumbs up.
Gloria Davis from Arlington, TX
Phenomenal guitar playing..outstanding showmanship. Band was solid..female singers
were songbirds of unmatched skill.
Linda from Seattle, Washington
Saw him on Thursday, 12th and loved the show. But disappointed that the huge speakers blocked the band
and him at times. Didn’t need all that sound in the small Moore. Too loud.
Bill Turner from Cleveland, Ohio
While Joe is a truly gifted guitarist, he underutilizes his equally gifted
voice. The guitar riffs seemed to run togather and after a while
sounded alike. More vocals, less instrumentals, please
Joan Jones from Rancho Mirage, California
JOE BONAMASSA CONCERT AT RANCHO MIRAGE, CA.
I just saw Joe Bonamassa in concert at the
Aqua Caliente theater. Beautiful theater, I
loved my seat! And Joe is awesome, everyone
on stage is so talented! I love him, I love his
music, but I must express two things. First, I
really think the sound was way too loud! Their
voices and his quitars sounded distorted, not
to mention my hearing! 2nd, I love when he
plays his acoustic guitars, I think he should
divide his concerts, half electric and half
acoustic, that way we get to see his talent on
both! I still love him, just way too loud!!
Michelle Lane from Detroit, Michigan
WOULD HAVE GIVEN 5 STARS, BUT MISSED FIRST 15 MINUTES
Joe B is phenomenal. No questions asked. But we were so disappointed having
missed the first 15 minutes because of his production company's rules regarding
admittance into the FOX theater and promptly starting at 8:00 p.m. Attendees could
get no further than the lobby because JB production company disallowed admittance
into the main theater until a set time. Consequently there was a human traffic jam
that couldn't budge because the doors remained closed until minutes before the
concert. Lines outside were down the block on both sides of the FOX. The production
company should have realized it was a sold out show and made accommodations to
permit earlier entry. What harm is there to permit ticket holders to find their seats an
hour or more before the show starts. Thank goodness the weather was nice even
though it was November in Michigan. Otherwise, having to wait 45 minutes outside
would have been a major bummer.
Linda from Kankakee
AWESOME IN CHICAGO
First time seeing Joe Bonamassa. It was a great evening at the historic
Chicago Theatre! Even though he was struggling with bronchitiis, it
was an awesome 2 1/2 hour show non stop. I will definitely see him
R. Griswold from Charlotte, North Carolina
NOT THE BEST SOUND MIXING
I love Joe Bonamassa and went to his concert at
Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte, NC on Nov 12, 2013.
Joe and the band played their hearts out for two
hours. However, the folks in the mixing booth were
terrible. Many of the songs were way too loud. I
could hardly hear most of Joe's vocals. The mixing
people need to go back to school or someone needs to
from Kitchener, Ontario
THE MAN CAN PLAY!!
Wow, he is amazing. Loud show, but very good. Band is top notch. Sometimes songs went on a bit too long, he was in his own world. Wish he would include DRIVE, love that song.
Bert from Toronto, Ontario
BONAMASSA IS THE REAL DEAL
Great show in Toronto at the Sony Centre. This is one of my favourite venues because it's not too big but not too small that it can't attract great musicians.
There were no complaints in the sound system there as were noted in other venues for his shows.
Bonamassa is an outstanding blues player. He has all the licks that the legendary Blues players had before him.
Think SRV with his keyboard player, horns and female backup vocalists and that's what you get with his current tour.
He plays fast, loud, slow, soft - all with great emotion.
In an era where so many pop and hip hop stars entertain you without playing any musical instruments, it's so refreshing to watch someone perform who has mastered an instrument and music genre and takes his whole expression to another level.
Without the help of promotion or radio play, this guy is selling out tours everywhere. He gives me a lot of faith that rock is still alive and still matters in this world
Jason S. from Indianapolis, Indiana
JOE B. WAS AWESOME... SOUND QUALITY WAS HORRIBLE.
Went to see the show in Indianapolis last night. The sound was terrible. The instrument mics were too loud, and the vocal mics were too quiet. The sound was overpowering the room to the point where it
was better for us to put our fingers in our ears to try to kill off the reverb. It was really disappointing to have spent all that money to see one of the few concerts I was really excited to see, and end up
walking out wishing we had stayed home. Joe is one of the greatest guitarists I've ever seen. His vocals are outstanding. His stage presence was commanding. His set list was excelent (I wish he would have
played "Driving towards the daylight" but you can't have then all I guess). Everything about the show was awesome... too bad the sound engineers screwed it all up.
Brian from Tucson, Arizona
I have a been playing guitar for over 36 years, so I am fairly picky when I see live
shows. I have seen many of the "best" blues and rock bands that have come along,
and Joe was absolutely the best show I have seen. One, I like he plays relatively
small venues. Unlike many on this forum, I thought the sound at the Tucson, AZ's
Music Hall was fantastic. No ear plugs, and after 2 hours my hearing was fine with
no ringing! I have never had that! The sound was crisp where I was sitting (20 rows
back on bottom floor). DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW if you have an opportunity. Even if
he did have questionable sound engineers, he will still sound better than most other
acts. He was AMAZING. Only issue I had was he didn't play hardly anything old. I
am all for new material, but no Who Killed J. Henry, Dust Bowl, Slow Gin, anything. I
feel he should touch the older catalog to a minor degree. Plus, he didn't play Drive
off the new album. I found that odd. GREAT SHOW
Paul Hunter from Kitchener, Ontario
Great show. First four songs did not overly impress and it took them a
while to clean up the sound. Great rendition of LED Zep and Jeff Beck
going down. Overall a great show. Joes guitar playing does not rate at
the top with Beck, Steve Vai , Satriani or even Buddy Guy for me who
also have been at The Center in The Square. Good show and glad I
from Tucson, Arizona
JOE IS FABULOUS-SOUND BOYS STINK
5th time i've seen Joe and will always go if he's within 2 hours drive. This concert was
at Tucson Music Hall--the best venue he's played in Tucson. IMO he's the best guitar
player in the world--see his acoustic performances sometime if you think Satriani or
SRV were better--no comparison. Biggest issue was hearing both his and backup
vocals--the sound level of the bass was way too high and even overpowered some of
Joe's licks--the vocal mics had to be ramped up so high to carry with the instruments
that Joe's lyrics were incomprehensible. The sound boys need to take off their
headphones and hear what the audience is hearing. Loud is cool; too loud is not--
the level would have been fine outdoors in a stadium but not in a 2500 seat venue.
Unlike others i liked that Joe played mostly new stuff. I don't need to hear him play
all the same old songs we've heard before although i must admit i would have liked
to hear Drive--never get tired of that. Joe is always "don't miss" !
Eric from Toronto, Ontario
AWSOME SHOW IN TORONTO NOV 3 2018
First time seeing Joe for me and my brothet.
Only complaint is wish he'd played a bit
more to his left on stage and a drum solo
would have beern nice. Just discovered him
this year but will definitely see him again.
Just a 5 minute walk from the train station in
heart of Toronto.
Steve Ko from Fort Myers, Florida
JOE AT BARBARA MANN
I saw the friday nite show from row 3 orch. I was a little on the right
side. Joe played a lot of Rock & r in the first part of the show. Even
though there was no break, it still had a rock and roll feel. The more
Bluesy stuff came toward the later part. I have seen him 3 times
and i missed the slow " midnight blues "stuff. He played "how
many more times " from Led Zep. in the beginning, well done,
everyone was pounding on anything. Excellent. $ stars. s.m.k.
Spence from Vancouver, British Columbia
JOE BONAMASSA QUEEN E. THEATRE
Joe was fantastic, slick, focused and charismatic but unfortunately
the sound tech needed to tweak the board and failed to do so.
Could'nt hear his vocals very well and sometimes lost the guitar.
The players on stage were amazing and the back up singers great.
Overall the show was well worth seeing and I will go again. Keep on
rockin it Joe !
FR Weidman from Austin, Texas
I have been looking forward to seeing this guitar legend for weeks.. We had great
seats and it started well...WOW that guy can sure play !! I was not sure if it was just
me, but after the 4th or 5th song, I'm dripping with sweat and sticking to my seat. A
brief reprieve to the bar was small conciliation. Dang it was hot and we retreated to
the confines of a cooler venue. This was really disappointing and out of character for
The curious part is several ushers and management told myself and others, The
artist requested this temperature setting.
from Houston, Texas
SOUND SYSTEM SUCKED
Been to 100s of concerts and as much as I love JB the sound system at
this show was a great big disappointment. The show was good but for
theirs prices the sound should be clear and crisp. Enjoyed show but
not as much as much as others I have seen. Playing loud alone does
not do it for me anymore. When I was young and stoned maybe. Today
Mike Warshauer from Milwaukee, Wisconsin
MIKE FROM MILWAUKEE, WI.
I saw the August 27th show at the Riverside
Theater in Milwaukee. Poor mixing at the
sound board and way over the top with
sound level. I paid to hear the subtlety of this
world class bluesman and his voice. He was
drowned out too many times by the other
musicians. Didn't care for the 3 backup
vocalists. Their noise did not fit well at all with
Joe's musical style. lastly, needed to hear
some of his great early stuff. No doubt the
greatness is there, but it appears he is trying
to do too much. Still would highly
recommend seeing him
Don Schuepbach from San Antonio, Texas
R. Griswold Wrote the perfect review in November 2013. The San Antonio show last night started off great. The first hour was well done and we could hear and enjoy. Then the show ramped up during the electronic portion power, power, power and a muddled sound really taking away from the enjoyment of the experience.....Sound board help IS DRASTICALLY needed. I mean anyone who has knowledge of sound knows that loudness and volume are two separate animals. I would never fault a show where a performer pours his heart out for two and half hours but there was a problem with the production and it seems to to ongoing. DON'T STAY AWAY FROM THIS SHOW JOE B. IS WORTH THE MONEY TO SEE HIM!
John from Toronto, Ontario
SAW JOE AT SONY CTR TORONTO WED NOV 16
This is the 3rd time I've seen Joe. This was the least entertaining.
First the acoustics were off. You could barely here the backup singers, bass guitar, or
brass over Joe playing his guitar. Then throughput the show the volume got louder
to the point it was almost painful.
The guitar work was still outstanding and a pleasure to listen too. I also wish he
would have played some of his earlier work. This would have made the show more
To me the worst was the Zeppelin cover. He has more than a dozen albums it was
dumb to play a Zeppelin cover for your closing song before the encore. I came to
hear Joe not Zep.
Billy Bob from Vancouver, British Columbia
JOE BONAMASSA QE THEATRE VANCOUVER NOV29, 2018
Sadly, this highly anticipated show was mediocre at best. The band, smoking hot players. Joe, a technical genius with great, soulful vocals. The sound, well, stunk and I was right behind the mixing board. I thought I had a problem with my ears and they needed a song or two to adjust. Nope. My main issue was that the bass player was way too loud for about 70% of the concert. Also, during certain songs the show was just too loud. (This theatre holds about 3000). During many songs there seemed to be a sonic fight between the Hammond organ, the bass player and Joe's guitars. Joe lost every time except during solo's which were excellent.
As usual, the back up singers were excellent but you couldn't hear them for about 50% of the show.
I was also disappointed by the lack of on stage chemistry between the band. This made it seem to me like a Vegas show that musicians play night after night just focusing on playing their part.
For a $130 ticket, the sound needs to be much better than that
Rich Jazdzewski from Carmel, Californina
LOUD ≠ GOOD
11/23/18 Long Beach: The person/s responsible for the sound must have turned the
volume nob to 11 and left for the evening. What a disservice to Joe and his talented,
veteran band, not to mention the audience. Joe's lyrics were nearly impossible to
hear, or understand. A six-hour drive, both ways, and two nights in a hotel for our first
Bonamassa concert left our expectations unfulfilled. The music ( did I mention LOUD,?)
we heard at the concert wasn't even close to that on Joe's well-mixed DVDs such as
"Live at the Greek Theater", or Amsterdam.
Joe is the most talented guitarist on the planet and we intend to attend more of his
concerts - we'll just limit them to outdoor venues. In the meantime we'll continue
buying and listening to Joe's CDs and DVDs.
Jack from Portland, Oregon
THE PA BASS RUINED THE SHOW
The bass was set so loud by the sound guys that I was unable to clearly hear the lyrics, the horns, the drums... yes the drums and the back-up singers. The bass got louder as the night progressed. I had in ear plugs which muffled most of the high end sound, thus ruining the music. Paid a premium for tickets and the sound techs ruined the performance. All of those in my group had the same complaint. It was a horrible experience over all. Joe was fantastic as were all the band members. But the sound techs were crap. We could only imagine what a decent mix would have been like.
Gilbert from Buffalo, New York
The only person to truly enjoy this truly wonderful band was the man paid to be there , the sound man sitting under his headphones . The fans who paid to go to shea's got tortured. I have traveled from Welland ON to Beverly Hills to hear Buddy Guy. Would I travel 18 miles to see him at Shea's? Probably not because I want pleasant memories of Buddy and Joe
Mark from Buffalo, New York
Was way too loud couldn't understand the
Dana from Vancouver, British Columbia
VERY POOR SOUND CONTROL
Expected a better sound. Too loud and could not hear vocals.
Guitars and band - very good performance!
Pat Lindgren from Los Angeles, California
JOE AT LONG BEACH
we have gone to see Joe 5 previous times>every show was fantastic, until last
night.the first 3 songs were way to load and no balance between instruments and
singing.after that balance was restored but still to load for a inside venue.just turned
down about 10 % would have been prefect.
Scott from Bellingham, Washington.
Would have thought the sound in the Queen E. Theater would have been better.
Seemed muddy and disproportionate to the drum set. Had to struggle to hear the
entirety of Joe's solos. Not sure if that is on the Bonamassa crew or the Theater crew.
Was also quite disappointed in the song selection. I know new music is important to
keep the train rolling. But the train began through the energy provided by those
songs, such as Slow Gin, Mountain Time, John Henry, and Dust Bowl. I even thought
I would hear the title song Redemption from his new album. I have been a big fan
for the last 6-7 years, thanks to PBS, You Tube, and Pandora. But I only heard two
songs I knew of in the 2+ hours he generously played.
Although his skill and talent was definitely on full display last night, he's still the best,
I left the theater sadly disappointed. Tickets cost too much anymore, and this may
likely have been my one shot to see him. Maybe I can get some redemption in Red
Rocks some day.
Robert from Toronto, Ontario
JOE BONAMASSA SONY CENTRE OCT 15/2016
Enjoyable concert but disappointed Joe didn't play "any" older familiar material like Just Got Paid, Django, John Henry etc.
Lynn Norris from Arlington, Texas
GREAT BAND BAD SOUND
I love Joe B. He is a monster player and the band was great. However, whoever ran the
sound board needs fired. You could barely hear any vocals because the band was way
too loud. Learn how to run a proper mix!
Randy from Columbus, Ohio
PALACE COLUMBUS OHIO
Been waiting for years to see Joe. Clearly an
awesome guitar player but very dissapointed with
the set that was played. No Midnight Blues or other
classic blues tunes he plays, not what I expected to
see and hear. I still have a raging headache.
Gary Robinson from Toronto, Ontario
I was really looking forward to this concert after having seen the Royal Albert Hall show on DVD. The Saturday show at the Sony Centre in Toronto was NOT even close in entertainment value. After 3 songs it became just more of the "same ol' blues" and very boring. When he came out to do the encore (thank goodness it's almost time to leave) he actually said that maybe it would be a good idea to play something the audience knows. This whole evening was just a plug for his latest album... sad really that such a gifted and diverse guitarist would just choose to "phone it in". The only reason I stayed to the end - Anton on drums & Marcel on keyboards. The only song I really enjoyed was "How many more times" - the Zeppelin cover. How many more times will I go see Joe Egomassa ? ........ NONE.
S.Thompson from Los Angeles, California
JOE BONAMASSA AT THE TERRACE THEATER IN LONG BEACH, CA.
The sound reinforcement was terrible or The Terrace Theater acoustics were terrible. The
entire concert was muddy. Couldn’t hear the back up singers, the words to the songs, or the
leads well. I know Joe can do better. Waste of money. Too bad. Didn’t the engineers hear this?
Tom Lanane from San Francisco, CA
SONIC HUNG OVER
Eschews drone farming for endless ramparts
of merciless 6 and 12 bombastic collages.
Teeming aside the void of fretless hollows,
intersections of kebobing, mangled shoots
arrive ferociously on peeling planes of unlikely
scripts. So unlikely as to be wreckful and
marveled in sonic nature, plowing aside
predetermined eclectic natural mating.
Scrubbing furrows of both orthodox and
impatient scrubland of scars tripping overnight
into moatland shells. Endless applauds.
Jimmy Barber from Indianapolis, IN
Has yet to grasp the age old standard that
substance is the treasure over style. He gallops
wildly in the frenetic attempt to amuse ...
himself as much as the holy on their knees.
Earning a viceroy's indulgence in pyrotechnics,
he'll meet himself wandering as the host of
music gradually embraces him in his scorched
earth deliberations. Would be interesting to
witness 60 looking back at 40.
Al nelson from west hempstead ny
JOE B AND BAND HIGH ENERGY
treat yourself to a great night of high energy music for a price that
won't break the bank.have a signed picture with joe that was taken
at bb kings.his hard work over the years has proven he is one of the
best. thank you joe and the great band behind you for a great night.
Len Wilson from Anytown, AT 55555
VOLUME LEVELS WERE DEAFENING
Murat Theatre in Indianapolis
Len Wilson from Goshen, Indiana
VOLUME LEVELS WERE DEAFENING
Joe plays with intensity and I liked his performance. Unfortunately, it was so loud that we hardly heard any words all night, and our whole body vibrated from the amplification. I would have
left if we didn't have ear plugs. I heard comments from other people about the sound like "I'll talk to you in 2 days when I can hear again".
James Armstrong from Mississauga, Ontario
BAD BAD SOUND
I love joe bonamassa and really looked forward to seeing
him. Paid lots to go. I was ready to leave after the first
song. I waited thinking somebody would notice the sound
quality. But after 35 minutes . Nothing happened. I had to
leave. When my old poor quality home stereo sounds
better than the sony center somethings wrong . Very Very
Jim Clark from Fort Lauderdale, Florida
There were very few great parts to the show. The keyboards and Joe’s guitar competed for clarity and there was none. Most of the show the music was muddled and the vocals were as well. There were very few instances of what JB does the best and that is play lead guitar. The songs seemed to be lengthened with many repetitive verses repeating themselves way to long. In short, make the songs drag on so as to decrease the amount of songs in the show? What a complete disappointment. The venue The Au Rene Theater clearly out shined Joe Bonamassa’s show. To think I have tickets for the show in two days in Ft. Myers as well...... I’ll be selling them for sure.
Tom H. from Hershey, Pennsylvania
BONAMASSA HERSHEY 3/12
Joe and the band played flawlessly last night and really put on a great show. They are truely talented. We sat in the mezzanine and could see the show very well. Only 4 stars because of the crazing white lights that would come on and blind the audience at times. Would have loved some more older material but that's personal preference and not the band's fault. Great job guys and thanks for coming to Hershey!
Vincent Galante from New York, New York
WESTBURY NY EXCELLENT SHOW!
Joe was great and so was the band! Great set of songs enjoyed it very much! Good job Joey!
from Hartford, Connecticut
EVERYTHING YOU HOPE FOR AND MORE
It is a great day when you can catch a live performance of a rare talent. Joe and his band gave a goosebumps level performance at a venue (Hartford Bushnell Theater) that has luckily very good acoustics which is really important. SLo Gin, Self Inflicted Wounds, and the rest of the playlist were just performed to perfection. Count on seeing me in the audience again next time you are in our area. Turning my family into Joe B fans.
from Fort Lauderdale, Florida
JOE IS AWESOME. TOO BAD SOUND ENGINEERS ARE DEAF.
Joe always puts on an awesome performance, but the sound engineers need to fix the levels so that the audience can hear comfortably. The sound was too loud for this theater. I could hardly hear Joe's vocals. My wife had to keep her fingers in her ears to be comfortable. This level may be good for a larger venue or outdoors, but not in this size auditorium. I'm glad I got a chance to see him, but did not enjoy the concert too much,
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