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Joan Armatrading in Concert Reviews

Long Beach Performing Arts Center, Terrace Theater (Long Beach, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

9 ratings
4.3 average rating
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4 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 07 2010

The venue is excellent. I don't think there are really any bad seats in the place, unless you're up in the balcony, which no one was. It was not a sold-out event, although I don't know why not. The opening singer, Jim McLean, was really good...continued

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204 events
68 reviews
24 stars
attended Aug 07 2010

Yes Joan was in fine form , if not quite reaching the peaks of her earlier years playing to a crowd of 60% gay women, 15% gay men, and 25% straight couples. She mixed it up, with numbers from her last two albums sharing time with a healthy dollop...continued

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37 events
12 reviews
33 stars
attended Aug 07 2010

I like Joan's music, and this was the first time I've seen her live. The venue was great. Her set was hit-and-miss. Some fans were emphatic about every song, but it was the quiet ballads that made the show worthwhile. She tried a bit too hard at...continued

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21 events
8 reviews
6 stars
attended Aug 07 2010

excellent venue. acoustics were very good, as was the lead off singer, Jamie Mc Lean. Great voice. Joan was superb and displayed some great licks on the guitar. The show was a little more rock oriented than I expected.... I guess I prefer her...continued

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11 events
7 reviews
20 stars
attended Aug 07 2010

Armatrading was AWESOME -- she performed a very long set, mostly from the new album but also lots from favorites past. She was in a very upbeat, even jolly, mood which was a real pleasure to witness. Truly worth going to see in person!!!

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18 events
5 reviews
5 stars
attended Aug 07 2010

I loved it! She is soooooo good, her voice is still stong and energetic and the group was fantastic. She has added a new style to some of her pieces, but it makes the set contemporary. I loved her old work, but this is great as well. Looking...continued

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1 events
1 review
1 stars
attended Aug 07 2010

The venue was very good. Joan Armatrading was terrific. They don't get much better. A great night out.

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