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Journey Reviews

Vocal & Classic PopConcerts

Average customer review: 2.5 star rating (2.5 Stars)

Number of reviews: 70



2.0 star rating Alicia Lugo from Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Was really looking forward to this concert even if Billy Idol was replaced by Toto. Very disappointed by Journey the sound quality was really bad!

2.0 star rating Darren Day from Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Journey sound was loud and muddled, and when the vocals were heard they were out of tune. Just the opposite of opener Toto, whose 10 song was tight set sounded great, and showed what a real innovative rock band should look and sound like.

2.0 star rating Cheri & Spring from Milwaukee, Wisconsin


My friend and I were looking forward to this concert for quite some time. Toto was a great opening act. When Journey took the stage, we were looking forward to an amazing concert. Instead, it had an overwhelming awkward feeling to it, like we stepped into a room while people were arguing but were now playing nice for their guests. The lead singer was constantly drowned out by the band. And the guitar solo's....enough already! We get it, you were an original band member, you worked with Steve Perry, you are in control now! Very disappointing.

2.0 star rating Dave from Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Would have to agree with most of the other review. Toto was a better show due to being able to actually hear the singers. Half the time we were unable to even hear what was being sung by Journey due to the overwhelming guitar volume.

2.0 star rating Owen from Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Toto started the night off and sounded very tight. Lead singer sounded just like the albums and the guitar sounded beautiful. Everything was super tight. You could hear the distinct separation between the instruments and the mix was on point. I like Toto, but I came here mainly for Journey. Journey did not sound so good. They had great-looking graphics and visual effects but their sound mix was god-awful. I couldn't hear the separation between any of the instruments. The singing was overpowering and often imprecise. It sounded like Arnel was simply yelling a lot of the notes into a mix loaded with reverb, leading to a complete loss of detail. Neal Schon's solos and rhythm guitar playing were too quiet as well, and I often couldn't hear them over the rest of the band. He didn't play that well either, with his solos sounding uninspired and often muddy. I was impressed by Toto but disappointed by Journey. Hopefully they can fix the horrible sound-mix in the future.

2.0 star rating Jim from Milwaukee, Wisconsin


I was disappointed in the concert. The sound engineer should be fired. It was the worst sound mixing I’ve ever heard indoors. Singer mic and guitar were either cutting out or too low. It was also too loud. Over 110db peak at my seats. Also don’t understand why the two new guys sang songs. And why was don’t stop believing 3rd in the set? Should have been the encore which they didn’t do.

2.0 star rating A disappointed fan from Central Illinois


Truthfully... Toto had an outstanding performance. Great harmonies, solid instrumentation, excellent overall sound quality... they did not disappoint, and were actually better than expected. Not the case for Journey... the mix was horrible... guitar was muted the entire show... Neil's solos could not be heard - period. Vocals - well, adequate, but nothing worth mentioning. Jonathon Cain was the highpoint... the man can still play. But they really need to fire their soundtrack, assuming the lousy mix wasn't intentional... hiding something perhaps? Moving forward, I'll get my Journey fix when Resurrection is in the area.

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