'Absolutely devastated' - Fans hit out over poor sound at Stevie Wonder gig
It’s billed as the Stevie Wonder Song party - but fans were left craning their necks to hear the music at the Motown legend's Dublin gig.
Others were scratching their heads in bemusement as a DJ belted out hits from Prince and other late superstars at last night's gig at the 3Arena.
A number of fans took to Twitter to complain that the poor sound quality emanating from the stage was certainly not worthy of any song ‘In the Key of Life'.
One person said she had spent over €300 on tickets for her parents but they left early due to poor sound, describing it as a "disgrace".
"Absolutely devastated that I spent €330 on Stevie Wonder tickets for my parents only for the sound to be a disgrace and they are on the Luas home early with hundreds of other upset people," she said.
Another fan tweeted: “Poor sound and I might as well be in pub with a juke box."
“Sound is appalling. Such an injustice to the songs,” wrote another.
Fans were also left wondering why they were listening to the songs of David Bowie, Prince and Michael Jackson instead of the man some paid €130 to hear.
“What the hell is going on,” asked one fan.
Officials from promoters MCD could not be reached for immediate comment this evening.
But similar complaints about the sound quality also dogged Wonder’s performance at London’s Hyde Park on Sunday.
“Probably the worst sound set-up I’ve ever heard at a concert. We were in the Golden Circle and could hardly hear Stevie Wonder above the DJ , band and backing singers. Love to the legend but you need to sort that out,” wrote one disappointed fan.
Eh... What's going on... We are listening to a DJ play Bowie, Prince and Michael Jackson while Stevie Wonder sits there? I didn't pay €130 to go to a disco... Terrible sound when Stevie is playing...what a legend but this gig is letting him down #StevieWonder pic.twitter.com/GWnANm6yBP— Claire Murphy (@ClaireEBMurphy) July 9, 2019
Is it just me... or is the sound at #StevieWonder feckin awful?— Sínann Fetherston (@sinannf) July 9, 2019
This #StevieWonder gig is like the girl with the curl in her hair. When it's good it's very good, when it's bad it's awful.— Tweetledumb (@CharlieLurks) July 9, 2019
@mcd_productions @3ArenaDublin absolutely devastated that I spent €330 on @StevieWonder tix for my parents only for the sound to be a disgrace and they are on the Luas home early wit 100s of other upset people. Even the staff were agreeing with them! Expect full complaints tmro!— Dee (@deeswee3) July 9, 2019
Great to see him live, but the sound was terrible @3ArenaDublin and the DJ and mid concert tunes were a joke. For a show that lasted 2 hours 10 minutes, at least an hour was DJ / backing singer fillers. Poor concept for a show for blindingly expensive tickets. #StevieWonder pic.twitter.com/7YjPST3eYV— JC (@jgcassidy) July 9, 2019