Matchbox Twenty and Counting Crows Reviews

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Average customer review: 4.5 star rating (4.3 Stars)

Number of reviews: 8



5.0 star rating from Toronto, Ontario


This show was amazing, the music for the Crows was a little loud which for the most part overruled his great voice. Rob Thomas and Matchbox 20 were totally fantastic, very energetic, spoke to the crowd, kept people out of their seats the whole time. My friend and myself danced the whole time. I will for sure go to see them AGAIN!! Just wish I was able to meet that sweet man of a singer (Rob Thomas) Courtney Wight , Belleville ONT

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5.0 star rating Lisa from Toronto, Ontario


Great concert by 2 amazing bands from the '90s. Counting Crows opened-you need to know their style,..that's how they perform. It's not bad but just different than Matchbox 20. Maybe if people actually listened to the lyrics they would appreciate the greatness of Adam D and how polished the band is after 20+ years. MB20 was great...I forgot how many songs I knew. The crowd was into them for sure. Had a great night!

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5.0 star rating Laura marqus from Hartford, Connecticut


Let me tell you this concert was amazing! Matchbox 20 was amazingly impressive. High energy fun for everybody. We had so much fun, felt like Dancing all night. I used to love counting crows and still love the recording's but live no way. Counting crows should hang it up unless their sound guy is to blame. That part of the concert was a waste. You could not hear his voice at all. They let the music override him and maybe they should have who knows. And the tempo was not for the audience it was for them

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5.0 star rating from New Brunswick, New Jersey

PNC MATCHBOX 20 8/29/2017

Matchbox 20 was excellent, Counting Crows completely sucked!!!

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4.0 star rating Randy Vanee from Toronto, Ontario


We started the show happy and left blown away with a slight dip in the middle. Opener Rivers and Rust were fantastic featuring Matchbox 20's Kyle Cook alongside the amazing Sheila Marshall had us wanting more at the end. Then the stage opened up with the Counting Crows, a band that I have a lot of respect for and know a couple of their tunes. I had some mixed feelings, what I heard I enjoyed and I wished I knew more of their songs so I could have sung along like others were. I struggled to hear the vocals as the music was overtaking them and the frontman lacked interaction with the audience. Not sure why they left out "Mr. Jones" from their set as it was the one that I (and others) wanted to hear the most. Matchbox 20 took the stage and the energy that they supplied lit up the whole place. Rob Thomas and the boys killed it. I've never seen a better show. Ever! They performed as a equal unit and the respect they shared for each other and the audience was obvious to everyone there.

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4.0 star rating Mike gibson from Los Angeles, California


Great singing just a little unpolished in showmanship I gave it 4 stars for the singing but overall concert experience I would give it 2 starsg

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3.0 star rating Steve from Akron, Ohio


For anyone who thinks the counting crows are not good live, then they don't know real talent. MB20 brought energy but they don't hold a candle to the crows musically. It's like comparing the Yankees to a double A team. Adam and company were fantastic as always and I would have paid triple to listen to two sets from them.

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