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Anonymous from Austin, Texas
Leon Bridges is an incredible talent. His songwriting is superb and his music has a sound all his own. The band was excellent and really added a richness to his musicto his music. Loved the stage, lights, and dance moves. I loved the growth in his music. The opening act was a really innovative band Masego that I’d go to see again. Had a wonderful time and his fans loved him!
Anonymous from Baltimore, Maryland
TIME WELL SPENT
Very good show. The opening act, to me, lacked consistency in the sound they produced. It did, however, only make the headliner that much more enjoyable. The crowd was extremely diverse, covering just about every demographic. Lots and lots of women!!!! Leon Bridges was energetic, rhythmic, and very adept in the delivery of his songs. He definitely connected with his audience and entertained them well. The young performer is a throwback to a time where things were less hurried,. Great show!!!!
Anne from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
LOUD BAND MUFFLED SINGER
Third time seeing Leon Bridges in Philly...can see how much he has matured and become less shy on stage...think i like the first album's tour better where the music was an accompaniment to his singing...this time it was more like he was assisting the band...the acoustics were not great although the house was packed for a second night and folks seemed to enjoy themselves....Leon is gifted so i was happy to see him....the venue charged an additional $40 to stand where we stood for free the last time we saw him...that was corny...
Marty B. from Milwaukee, Wisconsin
GREAT ARTISTS, DESTRUCTIVE SOUND DESIGN
I love Leon Bridge's work, and it was great seeing him live, along with the incredible musicians on stage. I have nothing but praise and appreciation. They put on a great show. However...why the sound aesthetic was of an arena rock band, with booming, reverb- heavy bass drum and bass, is absolutely beyond me. It destroyed any clarity of sound whatsoever, resulting in a mash of sound that overwhelmed Leon's vocals and his backup singers (who are incredible). Vocals were unintelligible. Why such bass-heavy design for a subtle, tasteful performer? We left disappointed.
Tim Lebo from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
LEON BRIDGES AT THE FILLMORE.
I was really surprised not to buy fulliy into what was my first time seeing Mr. Bridges live. I really expected to walk way with my love for his music completely stoked. But that was not exactly my take away. First the sound was off right from the beginning. It left his vocals at times, muffled. He is young and I’m sure he will grow as artist. But, to me, the band sounded like it was a first night effort, not one that is nearing the end of a tour. The music is too good not to sound perfect.
Sad girl from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
I gave 3 stars to be kind, and because it was not all that bad. But the music for sure fell flat. It seemed like it was all glitz, and about the glam and not about the music. I was very fisappointmed. Tickets should have cost $40 max for what they put out. It almost felt like it was their first time playing together.
Sasha from Toronto, Ontario
I love Leon Bridges, his two albums have been on repeat for me for some time now! However, at the show here in Toronto I just felt like he sounded tired, hoarse and wasn't really trying. When he got to a high note or part where he belts out the chorus, he kind of pulled back or didn't sing at all. He was leaning heavily on the backup singers to fill in and in fact the sounds was mixed in such a way that the backup singers were at the same level as his voice. The performance was not worth the money I paid. It was really disappointing. On a positive note, I did really enjoy the opening act! And the venue is beautiful, the sunset was amazing over the water and CN tower!
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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