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Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers Reviews

ConcertsIndie & RockJazz & Blues

Average customer review: 4.0 star rating (3.8 Stars)

Number of reviews: 41



3.0 star rating Jim Holpuch from Akron, Ohio


Thank God for the doobie bros. I wish they would have played the whole concert. Steely dan was horrible!! They sounded like they were playing one long song. Fagen should have stayed retired. Over half the crowd walked out on Steely dan within the 1st half hour of their set. I gave 5 star for doobie bros but a zero for steely dan.

3.0 star rating Mickie from Pittsburgh, PA


Saw at Denver Pepsi Center. Doobie Brothers rocked the house......people out of their seats singing& dancing in aisles. They sounded GREAT !!!L. Steely Dan however was a yawnfest. We left about 30 mins after they started playing & once outside saw that A TON of others were leaving in the middle of their set too. Just boring..,every damn song sounded the same. Cannot figure out how EVER Steely Dan was the headliner group. They were just OK at best. Had they warmed up for the Doobie Bros, as they should have, people would have stayed for the entire show & left happy & still singing. Would not ever pay to see Steely Dan again.Give the Doobies 5 stars, Steely Dan 5 yawns

3.0 star rating Lisa W. from Seattle, Washington


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

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


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.

3.0 star rating Elsa from Austin, Texas


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.

3.0 star rating Greg Petree from Mount Juliet, Tennessee


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.

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


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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