The R&B/soul star released blackSUMMERS’night last July as the follow-up to 2009’s BLACKsummers’night. You can expect more music from the project as the new LP is the second in a musical trilogy.
A review from Rolling Stone praises the album for evoking “a tradition disappearing before our eyes – the spiritualized eroticism of Prince, the jazzy soul extensions of Earth, Wind and Fire – without ever being of it.”
The track “Lake By The Ocean” received the Grammy for Best R&B song. Maxwell recently picked up a few other trophies – an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Male Artist and a Soul Train Award for Best R&B/Soul Male Artist.
Along with the news about the tour, today Maxwell debuted the music video for the song “Gods” exclusively available via TIDAL.
After closing out 2016 with a co-bill tour with Mary J. Blige, Maxwell began his 2017 performance schedule with an appearance at the Women’s March on Washington, D.C.
The headline tour launches May 23 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. More dates will be added in the coming weeks. Here’s the plan so far:
May 23 – Nashville, Tenn., Bridgestone Arena
May 24 – Greenville, S.C., Bon Secours Wellness Arena
May 26 – Raleigh, N.C., Red Hat Amphitheater
May 27 – Virginia Beach, Va., Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater At Virginia Beach
May 28 – Atlantic City, N.J., Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa / Event Ctr.
May 30 – Kettering, Ohio, Fraze Pavilion For The Perf. Arts
June 1 – North Little Rock, Ark., Verizon Arena
June 2 – Biloxi, Miss., Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
June 3 – Baton Rouge, La., River Center Arena
June 4 – Chattanooga, Tenn., Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Aud.
June 6 – Columbia, S.C., Colonial Life Arena
June 8 – Newark, N.J., Prudential Center
June 9 – Mashantucket, Conn., Grand Theater
June 10 – Uniondale, N.Y., Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
June 13 – Southaven, Miss., Landers Center
June 15 – Toledo, Ohio, Huntington Center
June 16 – Grand Rapids, Mich., Van Andel Arena
June 23 – San Diego, Calif., Valley View Casino Center
Common plays May 23-24. Leela James supports May 26 through June 2, June 4 and June 15-16.
A TIDAL member presale begins March 28 at 10 a.m. VIP packages also go on sale Tuesday via Future Beat. Public onsales start March 31 at 10 a.m. All times local. $1 from every ticket sold will be donated to Artists for Peace and Justice.
Visit Maxwell’s home on the web at Musze.com.