Maxwell Announces The “blackSUMMERS’night” Tour Dates; Begins In June

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Now THIS is how you properly come back onto the music scene folks, start the promo trail right out the gate. Being that Maxwell was an artist that came to prominence in the 1990’s, the way in which he’s handling hits next project is kind of a throwback to how things worked back then.

Just last week, he dropped a surprise single on everyone entitled “Lake by the Ocean.” It’s the type of song that you would expect from the NY native, an organic sound with his soothing voice laid over-top. It’s Kind of hard to believe it’s been seven years since Maxwell released BLACKsummers’night and it’s explosive single, “Pretty Wings.”

Maxwell is gearing up for a Summer tour, that will support his next album, blackSUMMERS’night, that will be due in stores in July. The trek officially starts June 10th in Tacoma, Washington before making its way around the States. We have to say that some of these tour stops ARE rather random, in the fact that he’s skipping out on some major markets, most notably Atlanta and the DMV. Although this is disappointing to me, it’s not exactly shocking, because on his last tour he skipped some of these same areas as well. Maybe these are just a preliminary round of tour dates and he’ll continue to add more as he goes along.

With a new album looming, we are excited that the show will likely feature a lot of new material, along with some of our favorite classic Maxwell hits. There’s nothing better than new music, except for LIVE new music. Tickets for some of these shows go on sale as early as April 14th, and can be purchased via Ticketmaster and other outlets. Cop a gander at the full scheduled tour dates below.

 

Maxwell’s 2016 “blackSUMMERS’night” Tour Dates:

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

[Feature photo courtesy VH1/article photo from the GAP]

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