However, this time around the closest I'll be getting to seeing Maxwell on stage will be watching the bootleg recordings on YouTube that will inevitably pop up online in the next few weeks.
Remember my recent breakdown courtesy of Maxwell? Of course you do? Well, all I have to say is that I love it when I'm right. OK, OK, maybe that's not all I have to say. I'm never short winded when it comes to Max. But I am going to keep it short and sweet in this instance so that we can all get to the videos from his concert tour that have started springing up on the net like I knew they would. The official US tour doesn't kick off until tomorrow night in Boston, but Amsterdam got treated to the world premiere of his tour on Sunday night at the Heineken Music Hall and our friends overseas have uploaded their concert footage quicker than you can say "Whenever, Wherever, Whatever." And you know what, Maxwell is sounding great, looking even better and appears to be putting on quite a show. Word has it that he sings three new songs (two of which are after the bounce!!), and he incorporates all of his old hits and a few album cuts. Niceness. There's no telling
if when his record company, Columbia, or the tour sponsors, BET, will be punk a** b****** pull rank and yank these videos offline, which given the high quality of some of them is a realistic possibility, so enjoy them while you can. This is a great preview for everyone who spent their rent money bought tickets and an awesome (and free!) treat for my fellow Broke Phi Broke members so that we don't feel left out. Keep 'em coming!
Maxwell: "Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder)" Live in Amsterdam
Maxwell: "Everwanting: To Want You To Want," "Sumthin' Sumthin'" & NEW SONG (@ 5:22!!) Live in Amsterdam
Maxwell: "W/As My Girl" & "Pretty Wings" (@ 5:06) Live in Amsterdam
Maxwell: "Whenever, Wherever, Whatever" Live in Amsterdam
Maxwell: "This Woman's Work" Live in Amsterdam