Max Raabe's songs always include a “but” or an “oh” at some point. The Berliner himself describes them as "cheerful and melancholy." His fans all over the world love him for it. When the drums softly begin to “stir” and the bassline emerges in the sousaphone, times and feelings join together in the here and now of the spotlight. Raabe has donned his tailcoat and says “Pardon?” rather than “Huh?” We’re eagerly looking forward to hits old and new, a superb Palastorchester, and the confirmation that style and attitude always go down well.