The new dates are extra special for a few reasons. In addition to marking the first time the Grammy-award winning R&B singer has played his albums in full, the excursion will be Maxwell’s first shows since 2010.
The first stop is Los Angeles at the Staples Center July 20-21. Atlanta is set for July 27-28 at the Philips Arena, followed by Newark, N.J., at the Prudential Center Aug. 3-4.
Maxwell his 11-piece band will play 1996’s Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite and 1998’s Embrya on the first night in each city. The second night will feature 2001’s Now and 2009’s BLACKsummers’night.
Obama supporters will want to stop by the merch stand. Custom Obama-Biden 2012 merchandise will be available to purchase at select tour stops with 100 percent of the proceeds going to Obama for America. The organization will also be at the shows to sign up volunteers to help register voters.
An AMEX presale starts Friday, April 20. Tickets go on sale to the general public April 28.
For more information visit Maxwell’s website at Musze.com.