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Van Morrison Reviews

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Average customer review: 3.5 star rating (3.4 Stars)

Number of reviews: 41



1.0 star rating Susan W from Hollywood ca


What a disappointment- have grown up listening to his music and know most of the lyrics. The atmosphere was perfect to have a much anticipated wonderful night. Van comes on and his first song sang about how he wasn’t going to sing his old songs. Now I had read the reviews and reviewed his song list but I hoped he would come through with his songs that everyone came to hear. He sang excerpts of 3 songs!! Only 3!!! And he sang them so fast like he couldn’t wait to stop singing them. I have never been so disappointed at any concert and I have seen many. Don’t waste your money! Believe all the reviews- you will be disappointed!!

1.0 star rating Malinda Lim from Hollywood, Ca


What a waste of time the audience only politely responded. Why bother to play if your not listening to the fans who have supported you over the years. It will take me a long time if ever to listen to a Van Morrison song without thinking of the better songs I could of heard live.

1.0 star rating Matt from Los Angeles, California


Have always loved VM but Saturday at the Bowl was a huge disappointment. He has changed his style completely- sounded more like big band Jazz. Most of the set list was comprised of new stuff and it was hard to sit through as we hoped he would do something from the era that made him famous. Even when he did old hits like Into The Mystik, it was done in this new style so barely recognized the song. His voice is still good but as the evening progressed, he sang louder and louder until it felt like he was just yelling into his mic! This is rumored to be his last tour and based upon Saturday’s performance, one can only hope that is true!

1.0 star rating Dlk from Los Angeles, California


I have been going to concerts all over the place for 40 years. This is by far the worst I have ever seen. Who would have thought the sound at the Hollywood bowl could sound like an AM radio. It was horrendous. He had exactly zero energy and I thought literally he was going to fall asleep at any moment. Thankfully I paid only $30 for for the seat which in hindsight was too much. This guy obviously hates his audience hates his fans because he could care less what he sounded like what he looked like or what he's sang. It was truly pathetic

1.0 star rating Sue from Los Angeles, California


It never occurred to me to look for reviews for a concert before, but lesson learned. DO NOT spend your money on Van Morrison. When I heard his first song and listened to the lyrics, I knew it was going to end badly. He was stating that he didn’t want to sing the hits. Maybe he doesn’t own the masters, and doesn’t make money off them. He sang 2 hits with revised arrangements that took a minute to recognize them. He did NOT say hello or acknowledge the audience. And people are spending their hard earned money for a ticket. He behaved as if he was indifferent and could not wait to be gone. Left the stage at the end. No goodnight. Will not be buying the new album. No Thanks.

1.0 star rating Roberta from Colorado Springs, Colorado


Well, most people who love him would not have known it was him if they were not seeing him with their own eyes. Like so many other poor reviews stated...I was warned that he doesn't engage with the audience, he didn't play an encore even tho the band waited for almost 20 minutes. Didn't play but 2 of the songs that put him on the charts. I even know his NEW stuff, but ..This was the absolute most disappointed I have ever been at a concert. Hard to even listen to VM now :((


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