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Patti Labelle Reviews

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Average customer review: 2.5 star rating (2.7 Stars)

Number of reviews: 24



5.0 star rating Elby from Orlando, Florida


OMG I went to see her in orlando and she was amazing I just love her she is so down to earth . She is definitely worth seeing .

5.0 star rating Lj Smith from New Brunswick, New Jersey


Patti is better than ever, if that's even possible! I have absolutely loved each of her concerts. I'm looking forward to seeing the Godmother of Soul at the State Theater in April

5.0 star rating Lj Smith from New Brunswick, New Jersey


Patti is better than ever, if that's even possible! I have absolutely loved each of her concerts. I'm looking forward to seeing the Godmother of Soul at the State Theater in April

5.0 star rating Michael from Boston from West Palm Beach, Florida


Wow! I’ve seen Patti several times and was so happy to see her in such good voice and spirit on Wed night. She performed all the favorites and reached back and played some great classics from Labelle. Can’t beleive she’s 74 and few today can touch this and no one over 50 can! Patti certainly didn’t disappoint such a gift we’ve been given! Go see her if you get a chance as she is still turning it out!

5.0 star rating Margaret Slattery from Charlotte, North Carolina


I was blown away with Patti's singing and the notes she can still reach. It is truly amazing the energy and pizzazz she brought to the stage. I am a 65 year old woman and I challenge any other of the critical reviewers to perform on stage with the lights and her high heels for 2 hours with no sustained break. I also thoroughly enjoyed her bringing audience members to the stage. It was hilarious and all the participants were such good sports. All in all, a stupendous performance!!!

5.0 star rating Eugene Bonny Mathis from Naples, Florida


I am amazed both the musical ans physical resilience that she yet possesses' Words do not capture the Godgiven talent Patti shares with her audience. This is my tenth time seeing her, and I am always thorooughly pleased. Experience one of her concerts and see what happens.

4.0 star rating Claudette Johnson from Orlando, Florida


I thoroughly enjoyed Ms. Patti and her bands performance last night. She is and always has been so classy, down to earth with such a beautiful voice. I would recommend that the theatre consider the acoustic within the room. I had some challenges actually hearing some of the lyrics. I am not sure if placement and proximity to the stage played a part in this. We were center isle six seats from the stage. Thank you Ms. Patti for your presence and blessing us with the gift God bestowed to you, your beautiful voice and stage presence.

4.0 star rating Jay Mattson from Houston, Texas


I absolutely embrace each of these ladies, their accomplishments and their longevity. Conversely, I was very disappointed in a couple of levels. The 8 o'clock show didn't get started until almost 9 pm, and a lot of time was spent in between set-up. Stephanie Mills and Gladys Knight were fully vested; giving a good hour of entertainment. Kudos!!! Patti Labelle was close to midnight coming onstage and was done shortly thereafter. As a first-time attendee of one of her shows, I was both surprised and disappointed. All in all, the ladies are phenomenal. That's the reason for 4 stars. There was plenty concessions in the theater; a little pricey, but an abundance nevertheless. Our seats were mid-theater, so we were comfortable.

3.0 star rating T from Naples, Florida


We was so looking forward to seeing Patti Labelle at the Artis in Naples. We had excellent seats. But, we were so disappointed. She sounded like she was screeching the lyrics. Plus, her band drown her out a lot. We wanted to hear her signature songs like "On My Own" or "Lady Marmalade," etc. earlier in the show. After an hour we left. So did several other people in the audience. Really disappointed in her selection of songs. Sing some of your stand-out hits earlier in the show and turn down the amps so we can hear your voice, not just the band.

3.0 star rating Mr JayDZ from Houston, Texas


First, I will say - I love and respect ANY artist able to stay relevant and be able to perform as these legends did. The best of the night was Stephanie Mills (we thought it was her show or she was singing for her life - because she slayed) Auntie Gladys did not disappoint - she is also a true legend. Love her stage presence & fan eye contact - i felt like she was singing to ME! Lastly but not least - Ms Patti. I understand she had a show the night before in Gulfport, MS. and a show after ours in Little Rock. Sad to say it appeared that she was not feeling well and she gave us what she could. I respect her for the "show must go on" attitude. However, I blinked and the show was over. She came onstage AFTER midnight and the songs felt rushed. I am giving the benefit of the doubt because she looked visibly unwell and I'm praying that she is taking care of herself and will respectfully assume she gave us the best she could considering the circumstances. Still a Stephanie, Gladys & Pattie Fan! XOXO

2.0 star rating Ralphie from Fort Myers, Florida


First of, the acoustics at the BBMann is terrible. We should have learned our lesson with other performances we've seen there (like Book of Mormon) where we could barely hear what was being said on stage. We thought maybe buying better/closer seats would help - but no. And Patti's performance was confusing and disappointing. She had her back to the audience about 50% of the time! She kept turning to the fan blowing on either side of the stage to cool off and then would continue to stand there not facing the audience and sing. And sometimes she'd just let the back up singers sing while she stood with her back to us. I love Pattis voice and she can still hit the high notes, but without more of her melodic voice in the rest of the song it just came across as schreeching. Sorry Patti, we love you, but you gotta shape up the act and give us more of you.

2.0 star rating Christopher Lane from Seattle, Washington


Patti no longer sings much at all, she screams those powerful and often high notes only somewhat connected to the song being sung by her backup singers (who were pretty good). She fussed with her hair/wig constantly and had her back to the audience fully 1/2 the time. Sad to say she “doddered” at times. Overall the concert was a mess except for the Pointer Sisters who get 4+ stars. Seating rows too close to get in and out and you need to get in and out as the dead time, fully 90 minutes or more, were dreadful. Making them worse was the constant ads running in the screens to join the casino “One” club, so bright that you needed sunglasses just to endure it. The wait between Pointer Sisters and Patti was I think about 45 minutes. If it was free, no if they paid me I would not do it again. I’d go see the Pointer Sisters, but Patti you need to hang it up and Tulalip, you need to do MUCH better! BTW not near enough toilets, next concert call me I’ll rent you some more porta-potty’s you cheapskates!

2.0 star rating GiGi from Houston, Texas


Stephanie Mills show up and turned it out last night. She was absolutely amazing with her powerful voice. (Diva ) Miss Gladys Knight still has a wonderful voice and gave a great show singing a collection of her songs as well as other amazing artists. She is always positive and singing praise to God. Patti LaBelle (Diva) is always late and never performs a full hour . You’re lucky if she sings (30 min) of her songs or other artists songs . Her Band is nice her DJ and Backup singers does most of the singing. She thinks screaming is singing. I know she has a wonderful voice, please sing the lyrics and not scream all the time . I would have left before she came out as others had . But my seat was on the far end of the row and I don’t like crossing people’s. When you’re being paid for your singing, that means you’re working. So give the people’s your best . I’m just saying what I heard from the crowd last night.

2.0 star rating Tripinfl from Miami, Florida


I have seen Patti Labelle many times in the 1980 s. I know she is old and tired. And trying to get her last bit of money! But I did not pay to see a jam session with her band! And all she does is screech into microphone while her back is to the audience! I get it. If you are tired and need to retire, Don’t steal money from your audience! We left after 45 minutes. Best of luck. She has more money than most in her audience. Time to stop.

2.0 star rating Tanya from Dallas , Texas


The concert here in Dallas on 6/18/2023 Chantel and Gladys did not disappoint but Patti let everyone know that they had lost homes and like they where in need she also disappointed me because it was my first time seeing them and she screech her voice but no real singing then she said she forgot the lyrics to her song I felt as though money was given for a performance and she couldn't give God bless her at 79 years of blessing but felt time for her to give it in if you gonna accept money then give what is promised.

2.0 star rating Rick Sereda from Niagara Falls, Ontario


Very disappointing. The show itself and the other performers were quite good, but the show was billed and sold as Patti Labelle. She is far past her ability to even get a complete song out. Little actual singing…mostly screeching and silly antics..

2.0 star rating Cheryl Levet from Norfolk, Virginia


I had heard Patti Labelle was a legend. Well she is, but it’s time to retire. She screamed in the Mike. The backup singers and band were the show. You couldn’t understand her. If she changed her shoes again or picked up another prop, I was going to loose it. Her stage crew kept having to help her. At one point, she dropped her Mike on purpose, I think. A few minutes later she started singing again like she was holding her Mike. The crew then handed her a Mike. At the end a crew member showed her off the stage. I’m annoyed that I spent the money I did. With all due respect, go enjoy your life.

1.0 star rating Julie and Patty from Boston, Massachusetts


What a huge disappointment. We get that you can hit the nigh notes, but enough already. It was pure screeching. She didn’t sing most of what she’s famous for. Why was she standing most of the time with her back to the audience? Her backup singers did most of the singing along with several audience members who were brought on stage. 74 years young, but time to call it quits. High expectations; huge disappointment.

1.0 star rating Igoplaces from Lake Worth, Florida


I couldn't have said it any better than Patty and Julie. Had there been an intermission, my husband and I would have surely left. (Was that because she didn't sing enough actual - complete - songs to warrant it?) And I thought that the reason why she had her back to the stage so much was because there was a floor fan under the piano, and she was cooling herself off! No excuse for a bad performance. Perhaps the saddest part of the show was when she had people from the audience come up on the stage. They showed the audience that they could sing and dance better than she could. I guess my favorite part was looking at some of the fabulous outfits women in the audience were wearing!

1.0 star rating Dona and Melodie from Columbia, South Carolina


Julie and Patty summed up her performance in Columbia SC. Ms. LaBelle did not sing a complete song the entire concert her backup singers did all the singing while Ms. LaBelle screached. She spent a good amount of time with her back to us looking at herself in a handheld mirror and took over 30 minutes for a costume change. We had been so excited prior to the show to see such a legend but I think its time to reire from touring. She was very gracious to the crowd but we left the show wondering is no pne brave enough to be honest with her. Concerts are expensive and we know she wouldn't want her fans to feel cheated out of thier money. Sorry Ms. LaBelle

1.0 star rating A.B. Jones from San Antonio, Texas


She hardly sang and it was a bad ground singer singing most of all the songs, then she kept going and changing outfits but couldn't stand in her shoes for over a minute and had to keep taking them off. Left the show without announcing it was the end of the show or saying goodbye. Demand my money back.

1.0 star rating Tera May from San Antonio, Texas


She hardly sang any songs everyone else sang them for her then she left after an hour and 12 minutes without even announcing it or giving thanks. The worst concert ever.

1.0 star rating Vanessa coleman from Charlotte, North Carolina


No singing pretending the back up sang her songs. She is done. Same as Frankie Beverly very disappointed. No singing had the audience song for him. Stephanie mills should be paid not them

1.0 star rating Darby from Nashville, Tennessee


Great seeing an iconic star. High notes were great. But that's all Patti had to offer. Couldn't understand a word she said. Back up singers carried her through the bulk of lyrics. Had a headache from her screeching and decided to leave. Would of rather remembered her as in her hay day. She was exhausted and having trouble staying cool. Felt bad for her. It's time for her to call it quits. The venue was beautiful and the symphony was multi talented with a robust conductor full of personality.


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