Fans have complained about sound issues at Stevie Wonder's 3Arena gig in Dublin, with one commentator saying "what a legend but this gig is letting him down".
The 69-year-old music icon took to the stage at the 3Arena on Tuesday night (July 9), which was his first Irish show in over nine years.
Audience members complained about the sound quality in the arena on social media, saying it was "terrible" and "appalling".
"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," one person tweeted.
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
@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
Sound is appalling. Such an injustice to the songs #StevieWonder— Elizabeth Leonard (@lizzieviolin) July 9, 2019
Awful awful gig!! Sound terrible, people not listening, noisy bar,water dripping from ceiling creating pools on floor, Karaoke show, very few hits, shambles! #steviewonder— nora burke (@BurkeNoraburke4) July 9, 2019
However, other commentators praised Wonder's concert, saying it was an "absolutely brilliant gig...jam packed with all the hits".
Stevie Wonder changed my life tonight. He was always one of my bucket list gigs and I am overwhelmed that I got to see him tonight. Spent the night crying that I was literally 10 feet away from him. #StevieWonder pic.twitter.com/6G4MtjvAg9— Justine Halpin (@JustineMulliga) July 9, 2019
There were also fans who acknowledged the sound issues while saying they still enjoyed the gig.
#StevieWonder..yes some odd filling and sound issues...but I saw the legend that is Stevie Wonder...and am so, so happy to have been there tonight...he is amazing...Signed, Sealed, delivered..I'm yours...💕💕 pic.twitter.com/NqHMl92VzE— Aedín Gormley (@lyricmoviemusic) July 9, 2019
Ahead of his 3Arena gig, Wonder announced he will undergo a kidney transplant later this year.
"I'm all good, I’m all good, all good, I have a donor and it’s all good. I want you to know, I came here to give you my love and thank you for your love," Wonder said.
"I love you and God bless you."