Sade on the 16th & Maxwell on the 17th?? Not a bad two days of shows! I had fallen for Maxwell & his music back when I was still living in Chicago. He had a very sexy way about him that made the girls swoon…me included. I could not WAIT to see him perform live. My friend from work & I decided to go to the show together. Alicia Keys, his opener, was fairly new on the music scene with her album Songs In A Minor. She performed solo on stage-only Alicia & her keyboard. She was pretty good. I was very anxious for Maxwell, though, and couldn’t wait for her to finish her set. After she was done, my friend & I decided it was time to make our move to get closer to the stage. It was a standing room only show, so we literally shoved our way up closer to the front. I really thought I was going to get beat up because I very aggressively pushed through the crowd. But come on, I HAD to see Maxwell from a closer distance. I was literally screaming like a fool once he came out. And I found myself yelling inappropriate things at him throughout the entire show. I couldn’t help myself. This man is so freakin’ hot! This tour was in support of his new album Now, but he did songs off of his first two albums as well.
- “Urban Suite” (Intro interlude)
- “Now/At the Party”
- “Sumthin’ Sumthin’“
- “Everwanting:To Want you to Want Me”
- “This Woman’s Work“
- “Get to Know Ya“
- “W/As My Girl”
- “For Lovers Only”
- “…Til the Cops Come Knockin’”
- “You’re the Kinda Woman”
- “Whenever Wherever Whatever”
- “Suite Theme” (tease)
- “Ascension (Don’t Ever Wonder)“
He was a very smooth performer. He had the women in the audience wrapped around his little finger. We were eating up every moment of the show. My friend & I loved it! There was so much love in the audience that we even became friendly with the girls I had shoved out of the way earlier. Good times! Maxwell was the epitome of a contemporary soul singer. He was so worth seeing live!