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Maxwell Announces 'Summer Soulstice' Tour Dates

April 22, 2014
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 Maxwell, the platinum soul star known for his show-stopping performances, has announced the 35+ date "Summer Soulstice" tour this June, July and August, his first major dates since 2010.

In concert, the singer and songwriter is lauded for his impeccable vocals, his connection to his audience and the sheer physicality of his performance. Last summer, at the Essence Festival in New Orleans, AOL's Black Voices wrote "[T]his night belonged to Maxwell...a perfect show. From the set's beginning until its end, the audience sang along to every note, every lyric, and every riff as the balladeer performed some of his biggest hits and crowd favorites."

On his last tour, the Chicago Tribune wrote that Maxwell "worked his band like Cab Calloway or James Brown, the horns slicing and dicing with Ginsu-knife precision, a Hammond organ taking us to church, the drums peppering everything with syncopated beats" while the NY Post observed that he "became the quintessential soul brother... half singing, half preaching as if he were possessed by the spirit of Sam Cooke." The Atlanta Journal Constitution said "within mere seconds, Maxwell was turning up the heat -- running up and down stairs on the set, sliding across the floor."

North American Tour Dates:
Sat., Jun 14 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater*
Sun., Jun 15 - Minneapolis, MN - State Theater*
Wed., Jun 18 - Broomfield, CO (Denver) - 1st Bank Center*
Thu., Jun 19 - Aspen, CO - Belly Up Aspen**
Sat., Jun 21 - Tacoma, WA - Emerald Queen Casino**
Mon., Jun 23 - Saratoga, CA - The Mountain Winery+
Tue., Jun 24 - Modesto, CA - Gallo Center for the Arts**
Thu., Jun 26 - Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl*
Fri., Jun 27 - Los Angeles, CA - BET Experience, Staples Center
Wed., Jul 02 - Highland Park, IL - Ravinia Festival
Sat., Jul 05 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
Sun., Jul 06 - Montreal, QC - Festival International De Jazz
Tue., Jul 08 - Pittsburgh, PA - Heinz Hall+
Wed., Jul 09 - Albany, NY - Palace Theater*
Fri., Jul 11 - Mashentucket, CT - Foxwoods Resort Casino
Sat., Jul 12 - Boston, MA - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion*
Wed., Jul 16 - Bethlehem, PA - Sands Bethlehem Event Center*
Thu., Jul 17 - Syracuse, NY - Crouse Hinds Theatre*
Sat., Jul 19 - Cincinnati, OH - Horsehoe Cincinnati - The Shoe*
Sun., Jul 20 - Columbus, OH - Palace Theatre*
Tue., Jul 22 - Louisville, KY - Palace Theater
Wed., Jul 23 - Nashville, TN - Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Fri., Jul 25 - Norfolk, VA - Chrysler Hall*
Sat., Jul 26 - Durham, NC - Durham Performing Arts Center *
Tue., Jul 29 - Charleston, SC - N. Charleston Performing Arts Center*
Wed., Jul 30 - Columbia, SC - Township Auditorium-
Fri., Aug 01 - St. Petersburg, FL - Ruth Eckard
Sat., Aug 02 - Orlando, FL - Bob Carr Performing Arts Center
Sun., Aug 03 - Jacksonville, FL - Moran Theater
Wed., Aug 06 - Jackson, MS - Thalia Mara Hall
Sat., Aug 09 - Montgomery, AL - Garrett Coliseum
Sun., Aug 10 - Baton Rouge, LA - River Center Theater*
Tue., Aug 12 - San Antonio, TX - Majestic Theater-
Wed., Aug 13 - Austin, TX - Long Center
Fri., Aug 15 - Shreveport, LA - Municipal Auditorium^
Sat., Aug 16 - Oklahoma City, OK - OKC Downtown Air Park
Sun., Aug 17 - Albuquerque, NM - Route 66 Casino*


** On Sale Now
* On Sale 4/25
+ On Sale 4/28
- On Sale 5/2
^ On Sale 5/16

Fan presales for select tour dates begin Tuesday, April 22nd at 7am local time for Upfront members at www.crowdsurge.com/maxwell/upfront

Regular fan presales begin Tuesday, April 22nd at 12pm local time at www.crowdsurge.com/maxwell/summersoulstice

Maxwell began redefining classic soul music for a new generation with the release of his critically-acclaimed debut album, 'Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite,' in April 1996. Fueled in part by the RIAA gold single, "Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder)," the Grammy-nominated 'Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite' achieved double platinum status. Maxwell followed up with his 'MTV Unplugged' EP, released in July 1997. His second full-length album, 'Embrya,' was released in June 1998. Maxwell's 2009 album, the "unapologetically deep" (LA Times) 'BLACKsummers'night' ignited the charts and debuted at No. 1, winning him two Grammys and another platinum award. To date, Maxwell has achieved 12 gold and platinum certifications from the RIAA for his albums and singles.
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