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Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers Reviews

ConcertsIndie & RockJazz & Blues

Average customer review: 3.5 star rating (3.6 Stars)

Number of reviews: 26

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3.0 star rating Greg Petree from Mount Juliet, Tennessee

DOOBIE BROTHERS WERE GREAT. STEELY DAN AVOIDED MANY HITS

Perhaps it was due to the storm delay. I mainly came to see the Doobies anyway and they were fantastic. However, Steely Dan did not perform: Deacon Blues, Ricky Don't Lose That Number, FM (No Static at All), Do It Again. Then, we had to sit through jazz numbers that sounded like intermission at a Broadway play before finally hearing Reelin' in the Year as an encore. I know there are some die-hard fans that loved Steely Dan's set. But ticket sales are based on hearing the hits you grew up loving. That didn't happen. Thanks Doobie Brothers for a great (but too brief) show.

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3.0 star rating Dave from Evergreen Park, IL from Nashville, Tennessee

STEELY DAN AND THE DOOBIE BROTHERS

My wife and I were in Nashville and caught the Sunday Show. With the rain, the venue could be a little more generous with starting the music when more fans are actually in the venue. The entry gauntlet was frustrating. As to the music, I was pleasantly surprised at how tight the Doobies sounded. They performed a nice crisp hour set of the nothing but the hits. Much to my surprise, they stole the show. Donald Fagan and the Band were good when the played, the loss of Walter Becker's mic work with the fans was what was missing. Donald seemed a little cheesy especially when he referenced the back-up singers as the Danettes. It was said by someone else but Donald did have this look and feel of trying to be Ray Charles. When the band was cooking, it was good, Try to keep the witty bantor to a minimum, it was not working.

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3.0 star rating from Raleigh, North Carolina

DOOBIE BROTHERS AWESOME STEELY DAN NOT SO MUCH !

First time seeing the Doobie Brothers and they were awesome and sounded great! Very disappointed in Steely Dan. This was the third time seeing them in the past 3 years and they fell totally flat this time and sounded horrible. We left 50 minutes into their show.

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3.0 star rating Neil from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England

DISAPPOINTED

Travelled up from Kissimmee to Jacksonville see two of my favourite groups with my family. We were on holiday from England. Disappointed on two fronts. No Michael McDonald - I was looking forward to hear him singing. Secondly the sound production for Steely Dan was poor. The band are very good with some brilliant musicians, but they were drown out by the bass and drums. The sound guy was on the stage to the side and should have been out front with the audience. Consequently several of the audience got up and left half way through.

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3.0 star rating Elsa from Austin, Texas

WHAT’S UP WITH DONALD FAGEN?

Let me start with the ***** rating I give the Doobies. Could not have been better, those guys are ageless and they brought on the hits and the audience to its feet. On the other hand, Steely Dan indulged in playing obscure songs sprinkled with a few hits in between. Mr. Fagen is quite the genius and I am sure he misses Mr. Becker. Maybe there is a legal reason for the paucity of hits played or maybe he just didn’t want to. It was a real disappointment to not hear Deacon Blues, Reeling in the Years, Rikki and many others that I so wanted them to play. I would love to know from the band if there was an actual reason for this, it would be more understandable and forgivable.

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3.0 star rating Lisa W. from Seattle, Washington

STEELEY DAN WAS CONFUSED

So excited to see Doobie Brothets and Steely Dan at Key Arena Doobie Brothers were pretty amazing. Steely Dan on the othet hand seemed confused on what to sing. People come to see older bands to sing along with the hits. Yeah that didn't happen. Many people started leaving by about the fifth song including us. What songs were they singing? Who knows...fail

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3.0 star rating from Charlotte, North Carolina

DOOBIE BROTHERS GREAT!

Doobie Brothers were great! Steeley Dan was very boring. Played many songs but none of what the band os famous for. PNC venue was clean and a nice venue. Our group left before the concert was over due to SD selection of music. Disappointed.

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