Andrew both writes and performs with a depth of both thought and feeling that is a genuine joy to experience. Seeing him play in Orange County is always a special treat, since he tends to have some special memory of just about every venue, whether it's where his high school prom was held, or in this case grad night, back when The Observatory was still The Galaxy.
Andrew seems to be making up for all the Jack's Mannequin years when he wouldn't play Konstantine, despite huge fan demand, by making it an encore number for a number of these shows. The tour rolls back to LA in May at The Troubadour, but this show is already sold out. If you have the opportunity to catch Andrew in any of the other cities on this tour you will delight in the greatest hits nature of this show. Andrew will also be hitting the road with O.A.R. later this year, but the makeup of the set list may change a bit as this will be after the new album is out, so a greater amount of new material may be included. In either case, Andrew McMahon live is always an amazing experience you would be well advised to take advantage of.
photos by Ashlei Brittany