Three vocalists solidified their reputations as modern R&B icons on Saturday, April 2nd, when Maxwell’s The Night Tour made a stop in Chocolate City. JOE, Anthony Hamilton, and headliner Maxwell joined forces to provide Capital One Arena with a night of autotune free singing and R&B classics.
New Edition made a stop in-group member Johnny Gill’s hometown of Washington D.C. on Thursday, March 31st, as The Culture Tour continues to entertain audiences across the U.S. I previously reviewed the show during the Baltimore show. As a die-hard fan of New Edition, I had plans to attend another show regardless, but I felt it was only suitable to review the differences between the two shows.
Musician and pop sensation Bruno Mars returned to the Theater at MGM in Oxon Hill, MD for the first of two sold out shows on Saturday December 4th. Mars, who recently released a joint project with fellow musician Anderson.Paak under the moniker Silk Sonic, was welcomed back to the DMV with open arms.
The iconic band Queen were provided their flowers when tribute band 33 1/3 Killer QUEEN Experience took the stage at The Birchmere Music Hall in Alexandria, VA, on Saturday, September 18th. I had seen another Queen Tribute band in the past, and furthermore, my son is a massive fan of Queen, so our attendance at the show was necessary.
Jeffrey Osborne made a welcome return to The Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday, September 1st, for the first of two shows. After returning home to the DMV in 2007 following my Air Force enlistment, Mr. Osborne has made annual appearances at The Birchmere; however, I never got a chance to go due to either having tickets to another event or the show selling out.
Maroon 5 was one of many acts who had to postpone their 2020 tour, however on September 7th, 2021, the band’s fans in the DMV finally got to experience it. Carrying the simple title the 2021 Tour, Maroon 5’s eleventh headlining tour was a night of tight musicianship and the pristine falsetto of frontman Adam Levine.
D.C. Native and comedian Earthquake graced the stage of the Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse on Thursday, March 20th, 2021, for a night of laughs. It had been a few years since I had the chance to see Earthquake live, so when I found out he was in the DMV, I decided it would make for the perfect date night with my wife..