Photo Gallery & Review By:Haley Pagenkopf
On October 28th, MAX brought his House of Divine tour to Kansas City, Missouri with Nina Nesbitt and EZI opening the show up. You may know of MAX from his song “Gibberish” which featured Hoodie Allen, his time on Nickelodeon in ‘How To Rock’ or perhaps you’ve heard him on the radio at some point this year with his hit song “Lights Down Low” featuring gnash.
However, if you’re someone that hasn’t heard of him yet or hasn’t seen him live, I highly recommend you give him a listen. The energy and the presence he brings to the stage is like that of no other, it’s truly an experience you have to be apart of at least once in your life. From the amazing blue tinsel jacket to the toe-touches and cartwheels I got to witness, I was in awe for the duration of the show. MAX is quite a unique and incredible artist and his stage presence tops that. His personality and spirit shines brighter than the beautiful clothes on his body and I am so unbelievably fortunate to have been apart of this show and experience it all for myself.
EZI and Nina Nesbitt started the night off on a roll. EZI warmed the crowd up by singing songs off of her EP titled “Afraid of The Dark” along with her newest single titled “Need You Like That.” A memorable moment from EZI’s set was her cover of “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers, a song nearly the entire audience knew by heart.
As for Nina, her songs such as “Loyal to Me”, “The Best You Had” and “The Moments I’m Missing” were a few of the songs she decided to play. Nina also created a very personal atmosphere when she let the audience decide on which cover she was going to sing with the options being “Cry Me A River” by Justin Timberlake or “Toxic” by Britney Spears. Nina being the great artist she is sang both for the audience after the choices of which song to sing were split. Both of these women performed great opening for MAX and even made a reappearance on stage during MAX’s last song of the night.
MAX brought a lot of songs from his album “Hell’s Kitchen Angel” to the stage such as “Holla”, “One More Weekend”, “Basement Party” and closed the show with “Mug Shot”. Although, I loved the classics, MAX brought a few new songs to light on stage including “Still New York” and “Worship.” As if the show couldn’t get any better, the infamous duo Party Pupils which includes members MAX and Ryan Siegel also had their time in the spotlight for a portion of the show. Party Pupils has released covers of some of our favorite jams including those such as as “Ms.Jackson” originally performed by OutKast and “Pony” originally performed by Ginuwine, both of which were performed at the show.
If you haven’t given MAX or Party Pupils a chance yet I suggest it would be very wise of you to go ahead and give them a listen on a streaming device of your choice. I promise it won’t be a waste of your time. The House Of Divine Tour is on the road until mid-November so try to catch a show and enjoy the presence of MAX and his incredibly talented tour mates in a city near you!