All three of these concerts took place on Friday, October 16 in LA and NYC. Check out each shows' full coverage.
Maxwell at the Hollywood Bowl in California:
via L.A. Times
The soul singer known simply as Maxwell made a lot of demands on his audience Friday night at the Hollywood Bowl.
At one point, during a long improvised bit at the end of his version of “This Woman’s Work” by Kate Bush, he declared, “God made us to love,” and therefore, “I don’t care what you believe as long as you believe in something bigger than yourself.”
Later, he had the crowd sing an entire verse of his song “Ascension (Don’t Ever Wonder)” as he conducted happily from center stage.
Read more of the L.A. Times Maxwell concert review here:
L.A. Times - Maxwell at the Hollywood Bowl
Maxwell after show party photos:
Jamie Foxx at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, CA:
Jamie Foxx concert photos:
R.Kelly at the WaMu Theatre Madison Square Garden NYC:
Friday night's R. Kelly concert once again showed that the singer has mastered every area of live performance. Some women were literally climbing over barricades to dance in the aisle as Kelly closed with two of his signature records, "Step in the Name of Love" and "Happy People."
But Kelly could have closed with any of the many timeless hits that he's put out during the past 15 years. Much like Jay-Z or Mary J. Blige, Kells performs to audiences that obviously have their own personal relationships with the records and the music forever stamped in their hearts.
Read more of the MTV R.Kelly show review here:
MTV - R. Kelly Dazzles Crowd At New York Concert
R.Kelly concert photos:
(Maxwell video courtesy of wanichols)
(Jamie Foxx video courtesy of khoa112)
(R.Kelly video courtesy of the life files)