JT from Toronto, Ontario
O, WHAT A FEELING!
Lionel is very fun, very upbeat and a great entertainer, no question about it ! Loved the show here in Toronto on June 27th, 2019. His ability to interact with everyone in this full house event was also amazing. Lionel is a little off key, but hay he is 70 years old. My only complaint would be the opening act, she just sucked !! Lionel, keep going as long as you can.
from Rochester, New York
Really enjoyed this concert. Only disappointment was Lional was an hour late! There was no explanation and no apology, this is unacceptable!
Honey Smith from Chicago, Illinois
LIONEL WAS A BUST, RAINY EVENING, LAWN SEATS, ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2019
I have loved Lionel Ritchie since I was in High School, during his Commodore days in 1980. That’s 39 years and I am 53. I was unimpressed. First, the opening band came on at 7:30, and Lionel did not come on until almost an hour after they played at about 9pm. Second, He only played for 90 minutes. Third, it sounded like he was singing to Pre-recorded vocals, like on a track. Forth, I wondered if there was lip syncing involved. Lastly, to much talking and “clapping”, not enough singing. It felt condescending. So, I was disappointed. We were sitting in the lawn, in the rain so maybe that had something to do with the sound but I doubt it as I have sat on the Lawn, for concerts many times, and it generally sounds amazing. I feel bad. Saying this, but I think he is past his prime vocally. He has a million other amazing qualities, so that’s why I gave him 3 stars, otherwise it would have been two.
Suzie from Los Angeles, California
CONCERT WAS OK NOT GREAT
Lionel was 45 minutes late coming out, no respect for our time. Saying Diana Ross was coming out to sing with him, getting the audience all excited to say it was a joke, was NOT funny. But his excessive sweating without doing much about it was disgusting. Voice OK not great.
Karen M. from Buffalo, New York
PAST HIS PRIME....NO REAL VOICE LEFT!
Barely sat through Lionel Richie's concert in Canandaigua, N.Y., as I was SO disappointed in his voice. First off, he was ONE HOUR LATE. Seriously, that's ridiculous (as he likes to say!). He hardly sand, he spoke the words, held the mic away from his mouth for many of the notes, and had his band and backup singers-who were great-handle the rest. Having just saw Earth, Wind & Fire last week rock the house with their musicality and vocals, this concert was a waste of time and money. And I LOVE HIM but he needs to admit that his vocals are not tour-worthy any longer. I go to more than 8 concerts a year so I expect 100%. Honestly, I give Lionel a 40%. He talked and used showmanship instead of talent to get him through most of his songs. Needless to say I left early to drive back to Buffalo. SO DISAPPOINTED!
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