from Boston, Massachusetts
GO BACK TO THE OLD LEON
Saw Leon during his tour for his first album. Songs were smooth, music was soulful and Leon put on a good show. Got the crowd involved and had some swag on stage. My view of the concert admittedly is probably tainted because I think the new "Good Thing" album is an absolute mess. He'd still be trying to get signed to a label if that was all he had. He played mostly the songs from that album, moved and danced far too awkwardly and too much. The backup singers were drowned out by atrocious bass lines and over complicated sound. The songs he did play from the old album were re-arranged and ruined. I've seen him twice before and loved it. In Boston, 10/4/2018, not so much.
John from Detroit, Michigan
Leon was difficult to hear. I'm not sure if this was due to the acoustics or how many bass guitars he had playing with him, but his voice was drowned out a little. Plus, I didn't think he had that much energy on stage. Great crowd, though!
Cameron from Chicago, Illinois
BORING SHOW- GREAT SINGER
Honestly, Leon Bridges has a great voice. Thats really the only nice thing I have to say about the show. Other than that, it was really really boring. I was not entertained, people were leaving the show early, and it felt very dull. The band and light show did not impress what so ever. I've seen hundreds of concerts over the years, this was mediocre at best. Don't get me wrong, it didnt sound bad, it was just really, really boring...
Brit from Seattle, Washington
WONDERFUL SINGER, POOR PERFORMANCE
I was super excited for this show. However, the whole thing fell flat.
Michael from Los Angeles, California
LB had a phenomenal debut album! I became an instant fan of his throwback talents and soulful sounds. However, after seeing him perform at the Greek last night, I was sad to see this rare talent morph into a so-so "crowd-pleasing performer." His band walked on stage to pre-recorded music, which set a tone of in-authenticity. Leon regaled the audience with an awkward attempt to mimic Usher through his jerky dance moves, bedazzled microphone, and lack of Leon playing the guitar. His appeal to my friends and me was his laid back smooth vocal style and musicianship. He now seems to be more focused on the flash than the skill. His range was strained and the best part of his performance was when he let the audience sing along with the band's vocalists. I hope he forgets about the glitz of his newly found fame, and focuses on the music, connection with story, and soul that got him there. I would pay $20-$40 to see him again, but not worth the $100 ticket price.
Allison H from Birmingham, Alabama
BJCC ALL WRONG
I love concerts and live music. In almost any form they are entertaining, worthwhile, and enjoyable. The April performance with Leon Bridges in Birmingham, AL, at the BJCC was none of those things. When the sound allowed, his voice and talent were truly amazing, but 99% of the night's performance was drowned out by high volume, disorganized and muffled sounds. His words were indistinct and indiscernible. The audio experience was terrible. This was in no way due to the artist, performers, back-up singers, but more the acoustics in the venue itself. Our tickets were great! Orchestra Row J seat 101 and the one beside it. Distance to the stage wasn't a problem. 45 minutes into the performance, we left. SO SAD-- Leon Bridges is great/talented/amazing/inspiring and the whole deal was ruined by loud, disorganized sounds coming from difference directions. We requested a refund from Ticketmaster that was declined, only furthering the disappointment of the experience and the night. Avoid BJCC
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