Joe Shmoe from New York, New York
WORST SOUND EVER
Blondie was Fantastic and put on a great show with a very good sound mix. Unfortunately the sound mix for Elvis Costello was so bad I had to put my earplugs in immediately. The bass was SOO loud and distorted it rattled through my whole body and wrecked the sound mix for Elvis. I'm giving 4 Stars to Blondie for a great set that was cut short due to a weather delay that cut out some of their hits.
L A from San Francisco, California
BLONDIE AND ELVIS COSTELLO
Went mostly to see Blondie, they were great! I love Deborah Harry and the band was really excellent. Happily they played a limb set because Elvis sound was terrible! We were close to the stage and I put Kleenex in my ears after his first song 5. It was my teenager’s first concert. We left before Elvis finished his set. I saw him years ago and won’t go see him anymore.
Bob chiaro from Hartford, Connecticut
BLONDIE AND ELVIS COSTELLO
blondie was very good! Vocals and band were well done. Very good sound mix!! Great selection of songs!! Elvis played great songs but unfortunately the sound mix was way off! Vocals were drowned out because it was too loud!! Couldn't understand any words...What a shame!!!...noticeably , people were holding their fingers in their ears...What does that mean?? His backup singers couldn't be heard with clarity of any of their words....
Chaz V from Boston, Massachusetts
Been an EC fan for years. With his different signature voice, I think he's a great singer. What the heck happened last night? Throughout, he was a semi tone flat....consistently. Could have there been a strange abnormal pitch shift in his earbud monitors? An electronic digital Doppler feed to his ears? No way could it be tired singing. After all, he is a professional. As a singer myself, it hurt to hear Elvis off key . We even walked around the venue to se if it was the acoustics in the tent. The band was on fire and the two backup singers were spot on. This remains a mystery.
Daniel from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
I WISH I WAS IN THE TOWER THEATRE
Blondie plays too long, closes w a blast of From Russia w Love , needs a more compact set. Elvis, is it the venue or the mix? Terrible, painful at times. Mud and volume, ugh. Come back to the Tower, little Sheba.
Tony from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
BLONDIE WAS GREAT, ELVIS SOUNDED DISTORTED AND KEYBOARDS OVERWHLEMED EVERYTHING ELSE
My wife is a great fan of Elvis and she was looking forward to hearing him. Our seats in the 102 section well-positioned. The volume was too high and distorted you could not hear the vocals. We left early after we had enough, and apparently we were not alone because many others were walking out, we spoke with one of the security team who confirmed a lot of the others who left early said the same about the sound. Very disappointed.
Matt from Seattle, Washington
BLONDE GETS THE STARS, ELVIS IS EMBARRASSING
I never was into the guy who names himself Elvis in 80s. I thought he was a Buddy Holly want a be. Blonde was fun and showed up with a great band, especially guitarist who channelled Eddie Van Halen. Elvis straight up sucks, can’t sing, can’t play, legend in his own mind, name drops, looks like he just hired his band in the parking lot for minimum wage, giant AHole, horrific sound system, how he has the balls to get on stage is beyond me, sooooooo overrated, we walked out.
Seen Elvis Costello and Blondie? Loved it? Hated it?
Help your fellow New York City Theater visitors by leaving the first review. Everyone will love you for it, we promise!Write a review now
Sound good to you? Share this page on social media and let your friends know about Elvis Costello and Blondie at Bethel Woods Center For The Arts.
I want email news and updates for events in my area! Read how we protect your data.
Please note: The term Bethel Woods Center For The Arts and/or Elvis Costello and Blondie as well as all associated graphics, logos, and/or other trademarks, tradenames or copyrights are the property of the Bethel Woods Center For The Arts and/or Elvis Costello and Blondie and are used herein for factual descriptive purposes only. We are in no way associated with or authorized by the Bethel Woods Center For The Arts and/or Elvis Costello and Blondie and neither that entity nor any of its affiliates have licensed or endorsed us to sell tickets, goods and or services in conjunction with their events.