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Journey Reviews

Vocal & Classic PopConcerts

Average customer review: 2.5 star rating (2.4 Stars)

Number of reviews: 54



1.0 star rating Lost Journey Fan from Detroit, Michigan


Let me start by saying even though we are Journey fans since the early 80's, we originally bought these tickets to see Billy Idol; with that said, we still came and what a mistake! Neil Schon, who isn't even close to other guitar heros is obviously a narcissist as this show is all about is mediocre guitar playing. Even the newish singer knows this as he placates to Neil continually so he too isn't fired from the band like everybody else! The singer vocals are close to Steve Perry except he isn't Steve! His playing to the crowd was somewhere between awkward and clumsy. And then there is the song set which was horrible - I didn't recognize 5 songs (must be new) and then from their rich play list, they chose very mediocre songs a best. Going back to Neil Schon; this is obvious his attempt at staying relevant with a bunch of subservient paying hommage to Neil so they can still play in front of an audience. Save yourself time and money and get out you Captured or Escape CD's and you will enjoy it much better. Finally, how dare Neil give a shout out to Steve Perry prior to playing "Lights" after you have done him so wrong!

1.0 star rating Pam from Detroit, Michigan


So I got tickets because I wanted to see Billy Idol found out he wasnt going to be there teied to get avrefund no go decided to make the best of it What a joke The band was so loud it drowned out the singer felt bad for him so many people left early I stayed till almost the end. What a waste of money will never out myself through that again. Not interested in guitar solos

1.0 star rating Louise from Manchester nh


Musicians were too loud and overpowering. Couldnt hear singer at all. We had to leave half way through because it was too loud and not enjoyable.

1.0 star rating Bernie from Albany, New York


Toto sounded fantastic, should have been the headliner. Journey comes out and you couldn’t hear one word from the lead singer. Guitar solos ended with ear numbing feedback, and didn’t sound good to boot! Left early because we couldn’t stand it!

1.0 star rating from Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Journey was on my bucket list to see for years. I should have thrown that bucket out. Listening to Toto I was excited for journey to come on, but after the first song I knew the night was shot. I've gone to a lot of concerts in my life, but I have to say the sound was the worst I've ever heard. Couldn't wait till the end to leave.

1.0 star rating Tia M from Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Toto was a fantastic surprise…thankfully. They sounded great. We saw Journey years and it was a great show so I had high hopes. Utter disappointment this time. Lead singer can’t seem to sing anymore and he awkwardly runs around the stage nonstop. The best part of their set was their drummer, Deen Castronovo, lead singing one song. THAT GUY CAN SING-wish he would have done lead vocals for the whole show!!!!!

1.0 star rating SJ from OKC


3/17/22 show OKC - The sound was terrible, I thought they were having issues with equipment but after reading other reviews it turns out that the sound engineers suck! It sounded like one channel Was blown and they were cramming everything through the other remaining channel??…hate to say it, including backing tracks … disappointing, oh well they’re off to make another show and another $250k

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