Hands All Over World Tour
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Written by Jacqui James
LAST NIGHT MAROON 5 grooved, rocked, shook and surprised us with their Melbourne show as part of their Hands All Over world tour.
Even though Rod Laver was unexpectedly no way full, the band seemed to enjoy themselves. Adam dressed in a simple plain white t-shirt and jeans often joked with the audience.
The set list kicked off with their first single Misery from Hands All Over, then Adam excitingly said, “Good evening Melbourne!” As they leapt into Harder To Breathe, Adam stretched and touched his toes to say they/he were warming up.
Throughout the show he loved to let us know they’re “So happy to be back in Australia!” and it showed by their relaxed nature onstage. At one point Adam joked mocked the people with seats at the back by saying “Even though you’re small we still appreciate you.”
Adam’s sex appeal always glows and he knows it, which makes him even more sexier! He dedicated She Will Be Loved to all the ladies in the audience. But the real highlight for us ladies was when they did Secret from their debut album Songs About Jane. They added on Tina Turner’s 80’s hit What’s Love Has To Do With It? During this I’m sure I wasn’t the only woman who melted with Adam’s smooth voice and moves.
Not having an amazing falsetto, Adam is a confident guitarist who can tear out riffs and solos. Who would have thought Maroon 5 could produce a totally rocking School’s Out For Summer (Alice Cooper classic)?
The last two songs of the encore were the biggest songs of the night – Makes Me Wonder and Sunday Morning when the audience sang and screamed the loudest.
To finish the night Adam once again said, “Thank you so much Melbourne!”
The setlist from last night was:
If I Never See Your Face Again
Harder To Breathe
Give A Little More
The Sun /Billy Jean
Won’t Go Home Without You
Never Leave This Bed
Secret / What’s Love Got To Do With It
Let’s Stay Together (Al Green)
She’ll Be Loved
Wake Up Call
Shiver (with a very cool School’s Out For Summer riff)
Put Your Hands All Over Me
Makes Me Wonder