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Maxwell Maps Out Summers’ Tour

Neo soul singer hits road in support of upcoming LP ‘blackSUMMERS’night’


Neo soul singer Maxwell has followed up the surprise arrival of his new single "Lake By the Ocean" by mapping out his Summers' Tour.

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Neo soul singer Maxwell has followed up the surprise arrival of his new single “Lake By the Ocean” by mapping out his Summers’ Tour. The trek will likely feature tracks off Maxwell’s upcoming LP blackSUMMERS’night, the follow-up to 2009’s similarly titled BLACKsummers’night and the second album in what the singer called a trilogy.

After a show the New Orleans Fair Ground on April 23rd, Maxwell’s Summers’ Tour formally kicks off June 10th in Tacoma, Washington and wraps August 7th in Jacksonville, Florida. Check out Maxwell’s official site for full ticket information.

“Sonically, it’s a lot more hi-fi,” Maxwell told Rolling Stone of blackSUMMERS’night in 2014. “I wouldn’t say electronic because it’s still pretty soulful and we have strings and we have all the live instruments going on, but it’s just a little bit more trippier than the first album. Because the first part was BLACK, and I associate that with soul. I really wanted it to be really traditional. Obviously the way it ended up being, it’s just a classic, sonic band sound. This one has the same elements, but there’s something a little bit more… I would say cyborg-ish about it.”

In a statement following the unveiling of “Lake By the Ocean,” Maxwell said he’s been recording his new album in New York over the past few years with some of the collaborators who helped him on his breakout 1996 LP Urban Hang Suite. “I’m working with all of the same people on the new album,” Maxwell said. “It’s always been a family type of thing, and I think that that’s what, maybe, has made it special. It feels, to me, even better than what we did 20 years ago.”

Maxwell Tour Dates
April 23 – New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Fair Ground
June 10 – Tacoma, WA @ Emerald Queen Casino
June 20 – Sacramento, CA @ Sacramento Convention Center
June 21 – Saratoga, CA @ Mountain Winery
June 23 – Paso Robles, CA @ Vina Robles Amphitheatre
June 28 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sandia Resort and Casino
June 29 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Criterion
July 1-3 – New Orleans, LA @ Essence Festival
July 4 – Montreal, Quebec @ Olympia Theatre
July 5 – Toronto, Ontario @ Massey Hall
July 6 – Buffalo, NY @ Shea’s Performing Arts Center
July 8 – New London, CT @ The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Casino
July 9 – Brooklyn, NY @ Coney Island Amphitheatre
July 11 – Columbus, OH @ Palace Theatre
July 12 – Mount Pleasant, MI @ Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort
July 14 – Louisville, KY @ Louisville Palace Theater
July 15 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater
July 16 – Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena
July 18 – Austin, TX @ Moody Theater
July 19 – San Antonio, TX @ Majestic Theatre
July 22 – Coachella, CA @ Spotlight 29 Casino
July 26 – Greenville, SC @ The Peace Center Concert Hall
July 29 – Norfolk, VA @ Chrysler Hall
July 29 – Raleigh, NC @ The Red Hat Amphitheatre
July 30 – Chattanooga, TN @ Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium
July 31 – Birmingham, AL @ Birmingham@Jefferson Convention Complex
August 3 – Orlando, FL @ Walt Disney Theatre
August 4 – Clearwater, FL @ Richard B. Baumgardner Center for the Performing Arts
August 6 – North Augusta, SC @ Richmond County Civic Center
August 7 – Jacksonville, FL @ Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts

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