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Ray LaMontagne Reviews

ConcertsIndie & RockSoul Rnb

Average customer review: 2.5 star rating (2.4 Stars)

Number of reviews: 48

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2.0 star rating Margaret from San Francisco, California

SELF ABSORBED

One of my all time favorite musicians and least favorite performers. Mr. LaMontagne should refrain from touring. He hates people, hates his fans and thinks he is better than everyone. While performing in Berkeley, he never once addressed the audience or thanked his opening band. As a matter of fact, he never looked up from under his hat. I am not only disappointed but I’m boycotting listening to his music ever again. It’s no longer art for me. It’s self-indulgence. It would be classier of him to be grateful to his fans

2.0 star rating Brett Crowley from Nashville, Tennessee

DISAPPOINTING SHOW

I’ve been a huge fan of Ray’s for years and had been looking forward to this concert for weeks. This concert had zero resemblance of the Ray Lamontagne that I know. It felt more like a bad Pink Floyd show. Not impressed with his new direction. Everyone around us felt the same way and several people left the concert early! He definitely didn’t play to his audience. He avoided all of the hits that built his fan base!

2.0 star rating Mark Schaefer from Phoenix, Arizona

SEEMED A BIT SELF-INDULGENT

While I appreciate Ray Lamontagne's music, my wife is a much bigger fan and I purchased the tickets as a treat for her. We both left a little disappointed as the concert did seem a bit self indulgent. Perhaps Ray misses the point he's an entertainer and performer as much as a musician. I understand he wants to play and promote new music but how does it hurt to sprinkle in some of his older songs as well as some interaction with the audience. May make the audience more receptive to the new stuff. It wasn't bad but certainly likely not worth the $$ and lost sleep on a weeknight.

2.0 star rating LRosy from Phoenix, Arizona

NO THANKS

If we wanted to hear Black Sabbath, we would’ve bought a ticket to Black Sabbath. Ray...we want to hear your soulful side. We won’t be back.

2.0 star rating Rich from San Francisco, California

GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT

Went last night 6/1/18. Beautiful venue and weather. Of course Ray is talented and his voice is unique but he failed on many fronts. First, he failed to thank his opening act. Second, he failed to address the audience, bring us in, build raport. FInally, he failed to play Trouble, You are the Best Thing, Let it be Me, Jolene and others big hits. The crowd begged for it but he delivered none of them. In fact, at one point, in response a Jolene request, he responded, "haven't you heard that enough?" Um, Ray, the answer is no. All of the people i spoke with after the show were sorely disappointed as well. Van Morrison acts this way often in concert but he can get away with it as his songs and music are superior to Ray and he will usually play his hits. Ray did not give the people what they wanted - a personal touch, gratitude, and the songs we all wanted to hear. I suspect half th audience would not return if he cam back in a year. Adios Ray.

1.0 star rating Jay Rogers from Red Rocks - Denver, Colorado

REALLY DISAPPOINTING

A beautiful night at Red Rocks but did not enjoy the show at all. It was not at all what we expected or why I paid the money for the tickets. I wont go to another of his shows. It was like two different artist on stage...when he pulled out the acoustic guitar it was wonderful but then the electric screaming guitar and the psychedelic light show was like a completely different show. I have never left a show early because i generally like all live music but this was too much. Truly a disappointing experience. I wont ever go to another of his concerts.

1.0 star rating Stephanie from Boston, Massachusetts

RAY IS TOO COOL FOR HIS FANS NOW

Saw Ray at the Boston Pavilion on Saturday. He had a chip on his shoulder the entire night. He refused to play any of his known or popular songs almost as if trying to prove a point. I totally understand that he wants to promote his new music- as he should. But to purposefully not play songs that are his hit songs (hits for a reason), is like spitting in our faces (and his own, to be honest). Such a disappointing night. I hate that I now feel differently about him. Also would have been nice if he communicated at all with the audience. The only words he uttered the entire night were in response to a fan yelling for Jolene “If you’re here to hear Jolene, then you’re going to be waiting all *ucking night.” Way to go, Ray. Keeping it classy and respectful to your fans who paid a lot of money to come out to see you, and who have supported you all these years. Such a disappointing night.

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