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Mr. Lamontange is an incredible, original, brilliant musician and artist.
Yes, it is odd that he doesn't interact frequently with the audience.
Provided, however, the man puts his soul in to his music, lyrics and
performances. Outside of that, he preserves himself from the gross
consumption that affect artists. I love the evolution of his music. The
performance was breath taking and unforgettable. The level of talent
he and his band shared is inimitable.
Kim from Dallas, Texas
LOVED RAY - HATED THE AUDIENCE
WAY, WAY too much chatter and noise for a performer like Ray Lamontagne. Too often I
found myself looking around and wondering why two-thirds of the people were even
there. Most seemed more interested in their phones. No respect.
Nancy K from Los Angeles, CA
Don’t pay attention to any of these haters!
You’re always an amazing performer and
singer no matter which songs you choose to
sing! Keep doing what you do!
Bridget Red Rocks 2018 from Denver, Colorado
EXCELLENT SHOW AT RED ROCKS 2018
I couldn't have enjoyed the show more! I am a long time fan and it was
my first time seeing Ray live. I was thrilled by this brilliant
performance from him and his excellent band members! It was a true
work of musical art from beginning to end. I found it refreshing and
inspiring to hear the "artist be an artist "and play with such perfection
and mastery along with fulfilling his vision of unique tones and
JOANNA from Boston, Massachusetts
AMAZING ARTIST - RUDE AUDIENCE
RAY WILL NEVER DISAPPOINT HE IS A TRUE GIFTED TALENT , THE CROWD WAS LOUD
AND RUDE, ALSO PREOCCUPIED WITH THEIR PHONES AND NONSENSE
CONVERSATIONS.....WHAT EVER HAS HAPPENED TO RESPECT ????? HE AND HIS BAND
DESERVED SO VERY MUCH MORE!!!!
Leila O from Los Angeles, California
RAY LAMONTAGNE AT THE GREEK
What a beautiful concert! Yes, maybe the old classic hits weren't played, but his new
stuff was amazing and the whole set felt like a one complete story. Plus, his band was
superb. We didn't want it to end!
Rob from Scranton, PA
RAY - POWER LEVEL OVER NINE THOUUUUUUUUSAND!!!!
Ray flat out told the crowd he wasn't playing Jolene then goes into a 10 minute encore
of the changing man, ha!!! Let them eat cake. POWER MOVE. His new shit is doooooope.
Gained a big fan here. Killed it Ray! BADASS.
Maya J from Los Angeles, California
RAY , TRULY A CHANGED MAN... ALWAYS THE BEST !
I have seen Ray perform live twice now, once in
Seattle 2016 and in La (The Greek theater) June
Both times , he was absolutely amazing and
People need to get out of their comfort zone
and just wait for the “old hits”. He sang exactly
8 older songs and 8 new songs in LA. Sure, he
didn’t play some of the biggest hits, but he
didn’t disappoint at ALL. He knows his music
and took the audience on a refreshing journey.
My sister and her husband who are not as
familiar with his music (and thus weren’t
waiting for “Jolene” or “Trouble” etc) thought he
was excellent and so unique!
I love Ray and will definitely go see him again
and again... because he surprises and won’t
just play same music over and over. I have my
Spotify playing his hits whenever I feel like it
(usually all the time , I’m a huge fan 😂)
Ray, keep being you, genuine and talented, and
thank you! Thank you for all the wonderful
music you have created so far! Love 💕
Bryan T from St. Louis, Missouri
TO ENJOY RAY NEED TO COME RIGHT EXPECTATIONS-PEABODYSTL
Artists come with different personalities. We buy albums, songs,
tickets based on the final work of art not who the person is. If u come
wanting an entertainer, you’re not going to get it with Ray. U will enjoy
the performance from the band, his voice, but not how he interacts
with the crowd. I personally have not followed his latest work, & was
disappointed not to hear his older classics like everyone else, however
still enjoyed the performance. I can understand the crowds
disappointment, people pay a decent amt of $ & want to hear songs
they know. However, if u go just to see & enjoy the performance the
band brings versus focusing on your “requirements” you’ll likely enjoy
your evening more
Roo from Denver, Colorado
RAY, OUR ATTENTION SPANS HAVE CHANGED
Dear Ray: I doubt that you read reviews, and I think that's awesome for you as an
artist. I have a suggestion, though, for you as a performer. Try to think of the bulk of
today's concert goers as overgrown toddlers who need constant stimulus (audience
interaction, movement on the stage, a hit or two, dance-able beats, ear-splitting
volume, looking up from under the hat), or they will get bored and act out by yelling
over you and playing with toys at inappropriate times. To wit: lots of your fans paying
way more attention to each other and their phones than to you. In turn, the ones
actually trying to listen to your new stuff, digging it or not- the non-hits, the
slllllowwww quiet stuff, the lengthy Floyd-tribute jams complete with groovy zoomy
camera shot of your guitarist's swingin' hairdo- will get frustrated. Either with the
puzzling performance choices or with their seatmates. That's kind of how the crowd
at your Red Rocks show felt. Bored and frustrated, and needing a nap.
James S. from League City, Tx.
I have been a fan of Ray's music for years and was looking forward to his concert at the Smart Financial Centre in Sugarland (a great venue, by the way), however, I must say I left his concert feeling disappointed. Ray did not play the songs that made me fall in love with his music. Songs like "For the Summer", "Winter Birds", "Be Here Now", Beg Steal or Borrow", Gossip in the Grain" were no where to be heard. Ray seemed intent on playing rock 'n roll and chose to ignore his great ballads. I like rock as much as the next person (my wife and I were fortunate enough to get to see Tom Petty on his last tour before he passed away) but come on Ray, throw in a few of your fans favorites.
TBONE from Hamilton, Ontario
Loved every minute of it. My wife bought tickets for my bucket list. The first song my
eyes started to well up. He played older songs and new songs a perfect mix. The sound
was perfect very professional. I sat on the edge of my seat for the whole show
anticipating the next song. John Stewart from Wilco played bass and background vocals
these guys just nailed it. One of my favorite shows ever, hope he comes back real soon.
Jim from Charlotte, North Carolina
RAY WAS GREAT ...AUDIENCE HORRIBLE
Love the new music Ray. Love the older stuff as
well. We had great seats and were surrounded
by people having loud social media parties
had to stand and let people by every few
minutes. Couldn’t even begin to actually enjoy
the concert. Felt so bad for the performers.
May be my last live concert.
Nancy from Minneapolis, Minnesota
LOVE RAY’S MUSIC
I really liked the venue at State Theater for the
performance. It was perfect with just Ray and
his awesome back up singer. Unfortunately
some of the audience didn’t get the difference
and acted like it was in a huge auditorium -
rude talking, in and out of seats, yelling for him
to play Jolene after he said several times that
he would, ugh!
enjoyed the mix of old and new music, as well
as mixing in some harmonica. Ray interacted
very little with the audience and when he did it
was a dry witty humor that we couldn’t hear
well. Disappointing, sound crew should’ve
I wasn’t a fan of the opening act but my young
adult granddaughter liked her. I didn’t think he
needed an opening act in that venue.
We didn’t buy seats right away so ended up
about 20 rows back and way to the side but
sound was still okay although he pointed
himself slightly to the other side of stage and
never really moved much.
Overall, I enjoyed Ray’s soulful music and lay
Tom from New Haven, Connecticut
Ray is amazing. Dude is a wonderful talent.
Would have been 5 stars if the opening act
was decent, but she set a poor tone to start
Dana from Nashville, Tennessee
HE'S SUCH A GREAT MUSICIAN, SUCH A TERRIBLE CONCERT TO GO TO
I love his music but had heard bad things about his stage presence...I was SO SAD to
learn that those reviews were completely correct. Long story short, I still LOVE his
music, his deepness, and the resonance, but I will NEVER go to a concert of his EVER
again and the worst part is that I now have trouble enjoying his music on Pandora or
Spotify as much as I did before...it is forever marred by his stage presence. I have
honestly never experienced this before. Usually music I haven't loved on the radio
has made me change my mind when seeing live...opposite in Ray's case and it's the
only case I've run across. He is one of the most arrogant musicians I have ever
watched and seems completely annoyed to be there, has no engagement, doesn't
even give the slightest care what the audience is there to hear, and thinks that he is
so great that no one should speak a word while he is playing. I come from a music
family and music is social as well, so...no, I won't do it again.
Paul from Boston, Massachusetts
This was our first Ray gig. 1-2 times we were teased
into thinking we’d get a steady flow of his beautiful
soul. Every time our expectations were lost on music
that didn’t really fit what we had come to expect. A
brilliant singer and musician with no interest in giving
fans what they wanted. We had great seats, near the
front of the arena. I’ve never seen so many people
leave before the end! I left feeling that he really didn’t
try, or care about who was in front of him.
SK from Boston, Massachusetts
This is my first time seeing Ray Lamontagne and I had been looking forward to this
concert very much. I downloaded the new album and hoped that some of the songs
that seemed very loud were at a minimum. This was not the case and as previous
reviewers remarked, it was really loud with lots of screeching. I understand that new
material should be played and this would have been okay but it didn't come off well in
this setting and just hurt my ears. Such a Simple Things and It's Always Been You were
just beautiful and truly moving and I take these moments with me as small nuggets of
the concert. These moments were few and far between. Unfortunately as well, was the
audience. We sat two rows ahead of an group that incessantly talked, laughed and paid
no attention to the looks being thrown their way or the concert. His voice on the songs
that were not drowned out in electric guitar and loud singing was beautiful but I can't
count this concert among my favorites.
Dihlon McManne from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
RAY LAMONTAGNE - HEINZ HALL, PITTSBURGH
I've been a fan since his first album and have appreciated his artistry, lyricism,
voice and musicianship. I couldn't have been more dissapointed in this
particular performance. I'm not sure if it was the awful sound mix of his
engineers (Heinz Hall has great acoustics) but I couldn't make out most of his
lyrics and rarely could hear his unique voice. His band is top notch and loved
their jams but Ray's vocals were completely lost. It also wouldn't hurt to toss in
a few songs from his previous work, most other musicians do out of respect to
their fans. And please Ray, learn to be a bit more welcoming toward you
audience. We're the ones who buy and play your music and help to make you
successful. Have some gratitude!
DeeDee from Denver, Colorado
RED ROCKS 7-10-18
Concert was a big disappointment. He failed
to thank the opening act ( which was much
better & I'm seeing them tomorrow nite ), no
audience engagement other than to
announce this was the last concert of his
tour, and only played 1 radio popular song -
rest were left out. Instead was an electictric
guitar rock tribute to Pink Floyd-type songs
no one was familiar with...not the top
acoustic songs we paid to hear. No wonder
the audience chattered throughout the
music and eagerly left before the last
song...not worth waiting for the encore.
Only plus was time spent with friends in
beautiful Red Rocks Amphitheatre... but his
performance left me apologizing to my
friends for spending $80 on such a poor
show. RLM just got booted from my playlist.
from Boston, Massachusetts
WHAT A BUMMER.
My 1st time seeing Ray live - and I was so excited! Although I did enjoy his talent and
performance - I absolutely felt jipped at being denied the experience of all the songs
HE INTRODUCED HIMSELF TO US BY. I realize artists grow and evolve and get sick
and tired of the same ole same ole ... and I'm not saying I'm not interested in what
they are currently working on ... but any artist should understand, and respect that
their work is intimate. They built relationships when they put themselves out to the
masses, whether they wish to or not. So what? You pull us in, we become fans and
support your work and in return our wants and desires don't matter? Kind of like
pulling out that little black dress that caught your partner's attention way back when
- it still means something. I will definitely rethink spending my money when it's clear
my experience is not as equally important. Sad.
Margaret from San Francisco, California
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
Brett Crowley from Nashville, Tennessee
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!
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.
LRosy from Phoenix, Arizona
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
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.
Jay Rogers from Red Rocks - Denver, Colorado
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.
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.
from Madison, Wisconsin
Saw in Madison, WI and he didn’t play a single song
we knew. A lot of money spent on tickets and will
never go to another Ray LaMontagne show again.
Dave Trewhitt from Kansas City, Missouri
NEEDS A MIX OF OLD AND NEW......
Like the rest of the reviews say, Ray obviously doesn't care about his fan base which will be dwindling quickly if he can't give them the hits along with his new stuff. (which is really good but rocks out) Hope he figures it out before his fans totally abandon him....
D Stewart from Boston, Massachusetts
I battled a cold dank night to attend this outdoor concert in the rain
and was excited and looking forward to it. I have never felt as
disrespected as a music fan and avid concert goer as I did tonight. This
man made a point of not playing one fan favorite song the entire night.
Great songs like For the summer, Beg steal and borrow, Drive in
movie, You are the best thing, Jolene, and Trouble totally missing. At
one point someone hollered Jolene and he replied no t happening. All I
can say is what an asshole.
Janice W. from St. Louis, Missouri
First time I've ever spent $90 on a concert ticket and enjoyed the
opening act better than the Main Event Artist! I have love Ray's music for
a few years now and had never had an opportunity to see him. I was so
excited and looking forward to what I thought would be a mostly
acoustic evening of his brand of music. I couldn't believe it was the same
musician I have been listening to for years! I wish I had read reviews
from other cities he hd already played in for this tour. I could have saved
myself a lot of money. So disappointed, I left early.
I will say, Neko Case was outstanding!! I was not familiar with her or her
music, would definitely go see her again. Not so sure about Ray...
Joan from Madison, Wisconsin
RAY LAMONTAGNE - HIS HARDER ROCK DOESN'T CUT IT.
I love Ray's soulful songs, at which he is masterful. His new music with the harder rock sound do not suit his voice. His growling fades out, there are no sharp edges in the delivery. He would not be famous with this set. I was disappointed - no duets, no banter, no joy.
The venue is wonderful, but people feed free to talk during the performance. I wondered if that is all the time or just because of this show.
Stashu from Boston, Massachusetts
Totally disappointed. Not a single one of his older hits. The acoustics sucked for the
loud screaming guitars, sound was a lot better when he played the acoustic guitar. But
he absolutely did not play what his fans paid to see. Heard MANY individuals discussing
how disappointed they were on their way out.
from Chicago, Illinois
POOR PERFORMANCE, RAY
I've seen many concerts and have to say this
one disappointed the most. Ray lacked the
necessary skills to connect with the audience
and definitely is self-indulgent. Agree with so
many others here about his piss poor
Paula from Phoenix, Arizona
I've been listening to Ray Lamontagne for
over 10 years and was super excited to go see
him tonight at the Comerica Theatre in
Phoenix Arizona. Sadly it was very
disappointing. All the songs that I loved that
showcase his bluesy amazing raspy voice
were nowhere to be found. The audience
begged him to play Jolene, ttrouble , you are
the best thing.. he completely ignored what
the audience wanted. I understand he's
promoting his new album but I have to say
that I probably will never listen to him again.
Apparently his Fame has gone to his head
and he doesn't care what his audience wants
anymore. By Ray...
JG from Austin, Texas
WILL NEVER SEE HIM AGAIN
It sounds like Ray doesn't care about giving fans what they want. Fans are what
made you successful Ray - it doesn't take much for your to work in 4 or 5 known
songs to make your fans, the ones who pay for your music and tickets, feel like the
concert was worth the money. I felt ripped off. This was the show in Austin on
6/9/18. Many people were leaving early and didn't even stay for the encore. We left
at the third song of the encore when we figured he was not going to play any hits.
Ray - just look out at the crowd. Everyone was sitting down, nobody was singing. And
I am sure many thought it was a waste of money. I'll never pay to see you again.
That bridge is burned.
Your #1 Fan from Vancouver, Canada
RAY RAY GO AWAY COME BACK ...
....when your older songs are also part of the
act. I totally understand that you want to
promote your new music but you left many of
your fans feeling like they were still waiting for
you to give us what we wanted to hear...it just
never happened. Great venue, Chicago!
from Chicago, Illinois
I WAS A HUGE FAN. I WILL NEVER PAY TO LISTEN TO HIM AGAIN.
I went to my 4th and last Ray concert.
He has a great talent. But now he is a
sell out. With out a soul. I left so
angry and ripped off. He clearly didn't
care about the fans that pay for his
great life. Never played a single song
that anyone wanted to hear. All I
needed was one of the old and great
songs. Selfish little boy
Jaime from St. Louis, Missouri
DON'T SPEND PREMIUM $ FOR YOUR TICKETS!
I wish that I'd read the comments prior to ponying up quite a bit for great seats at
the Peabody in STL. We've loved Ray for what seems like forever....however...this
show was extremely disappointing. I pride myself on being able to listen to any kind
of music...and even enjoy his new album. Iunderstand he is going thru a
"rebranding" in his music. HOWEVER, the band completely drowned out his beautiful
voice, and the concert dragged in places. I'm aware that Ray isn't much for speaking
with the audience, but the connection between him and the audience just wasn't
there. There was no one in the audience singing along...everyone was just staring at
the stage. The final song was almost difficult to listen to, and involved Ray just
singing "Oh" over and over for about 3 minutes...definitely wouldn't have chosen it
for a closer. I won't completely hang my review up on "he didn't play any of his old
stuff", but that was disappointing as well.
Budabum from Boston, Massachusetts
SO DISAPPOINTED . He played one song that
everyone knew. NOTHING ELSE. All of his
hits like Trouble, Jolene etc. Nothing. The
acoustics were awful, he played unknown
music , mostly everyone around us left
before the encore . Many people couldn't
believe how lousy he was. I paid nearly 200$
to hear yelling , raunchy electric guitars.
from Los Angeles, California
BUMMER AT THE GREEK
He completely disappointed!!
This was such a waste of a beautiful night, no interaction and the music was just not
good. The guitar solos from his lead were flat out not good, I have seen some of the
best and this was far from it.
Left after 10 songs
Rick & Rebecca from Houston, Texas
RAY! WHAT THE HECK?!?
We were very pumped to see Ray again - this was our second time, the first being
when he played at Verizon Wireless Center a few years ago and captivated us with
his performance, most notably with the song, Empty.
After that show we immersed ourselves in his music and came to love many, many
of his songs - none of which were played last night at SFC.
We thought that a lot of the new songs were great, but to not hear a single one of
his old hits was a huge disappointment.
Honestly, I question Ray's business savvy, because like many other fans, we vowed
to never spend our hard-earned money on one of his shows again.
Gigi and John from Minneapolis, Minnesota
LOVE RAY, HATED THE SHOW!!
The venue is so special at the State Theatre. We were 8 rows from
stage and could not hear first 3 songs. It was just Ray and his Wilco
sidekick with guitars and an occasional harmonica. No band. He did
one hit song and the rest felt like a living room performance. Most
people left about 6 songs in. The audience started talking and looking
at their phones. We were so disappointed because we love Ray's
music. We will never buy to see him live again. Don’t recommend it and
only gave one star because I could not give zero.
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