Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers Reviews

Average customer review: 4.0 star rating (3.8 Stars)

Number of reviews: 41



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.

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4.0 star rating MAB from Chicago, Illinois


I had lawn seating at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheater. It was raining all day and would possibly during the concert. Got there and they were giving out tickets to the pavilion seating 101 section in exchange of my lawn seating tickets. Exchanged my tickets and got great seating. Thanks, Hollywood Casino. 5 Stars) The Doobie Brothers came on first and Rocked the house from beginning to end. Then played an encore. Great concert! 3 Stars) Steely Dan played second. Sad to say. Every song had a jazzy flavor that was not to my liking and changed the essence of my favorite songs of Steely Dan . Had to leave. Heard enough of the Jazzed up renditions of their music. I was disappointed.

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5.0 star rating Scott Wood from Cincinnati, Ohio


It was a great night in Cincinnati for a concert . I think the Doobie Brothers portfolio of hits is under rated in the music world. The Doobie Brothers were amazing they played a lot of great hits and sounded amazing . Steely Dan , what can I say..there music is timeless and I love there music and it was awesome to hear them live. As we get older most of us stop listening to our albums like we did when we were really young , we tend to just hear the hits on classic rock radio and because of that I want to thank Steely Dan for bringing me back to the album days ..hearing some songs that are amazing but not on the play lists of classic rock radio was refreshing . I also thank Steely Dan for having a sound unlike no other, today's music is all ballads and cookie cutter music infused with ripped off music from the past. I was disappointed that Steely Dan left out Deacon Blues as it is one of my all time favorite songs.

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5.0 star rating Julie Roberts from North Augusta, SC


The Doobie Bros were great! Steely Dan was fantastic! I am more of a fam of Steely Dan, too! When Steely Dan came on i felt like i was transported to NYC or LA! So perfect! The sounf, the weather, amazing!

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5.0 star rating Dave from Hartford, Connecticut


these groups i grew up with, and they never lost a beat . a totally flawless performance. i highly recommend seeing them.

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5.0 star rating Joe A from Granger IN


I can only think that the negative reviews here are from people with absolutely no musical knowledge, and probably listen to one or two songs off of every album they've ever owned. Steely Dan has never been about "hits", although they always throw in some radio play songs for those who don't bother listening to entire collections. This is a band of world class musicians, if you take the time to read individual bios, you would find that they all have played and recorded with many huge names in the industry. These are "go to " musicians for a lot of your "hit makers". To have this collection of talent on one stage is nothing short of incredible, and if you can't understand it, maybe you just shouldn't go to a top shelf show such as this. Stick with the 3 chord, 4/4 time standard radio crap. I don't want to discourage anyone from expanding their musical horizons, just disappointed with the lack of credit given here to a band that is head and shoulders above most.

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5.0 star rating Eileen Chase from Saratoga, NY


The Doobie Brothers opened the show and certainly did not disapppoint. They belted out their songs effortlessly. They also played for quite a while. Next up was Steely Dan. What can I say. They were awesome. Transported me back to my college days. They played many of their songs and I have to agree with the reviewer from Cincinnati, Steeley Dan has a sound like no other band. They really are timeless. A great show.

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