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Maxwell’s Upcoming black SUMMERS’night Available to Pre-Order

Grammy winning soul icon Maxwell‘s forthcoming album blackSUMMERS’night is available for pre-order now. The eagerly awaited album will be available digitally and physically on Columbia Records on July 1. Fans who pre-order blackSUMMERS’night will receive 2 instant grat tracks from the upcoming release, including the sultry first single “Lake By The Ocean” and “1990x.” As an added bonus, pre-ordering fans will also receive a personalized video from the groundbreaking artist.

Maxwell’s new album is the second installment of a musical trilogy kicked off 7 years ago with the acclaimed BLACKsummers’night. That album debuted at #1, snaring two Grammys and platinum-plus status, setting the stage for the ambitious follow-up. Maxwell is also gearing up for a North American summer tour in support of blackSUMMERS’night, which begins on June 18 in Tacoma, WA (see tour itinerary below), and includes dates in Montreal, CA on July 4, Maxwell’s native Brooklyn at NY’s Coney Island on July 9, Nashville, TN on July 15, before winding down in Jacksonville, FL, on August 7. Maxwell will also be one of the headlining performers at the 2016 ESSENCE Festival, on July 1, in New Orleans, and has a slew of TV appearances on deck, including performances scheduled for the 2016 BET Awards on June 26, Jimmy Kimmel Live! On June 30, and Good Morning America on July 7.

The first single from the new album, “Lake By The Ocean,” is making major waves at radio and drawing widespread critical acclaim, praised by Rolling Stone, Spin, and others (‘ a slow and finely crafted love ballad that makes the most of Maxwell’s absolutely stunning vice…’ hailed Yahoo.) The song is currently #1 on the Urban AC chart with the lyric video nearing a million views (watch here).

The singer/songwriter recorded the new album in New York over the last several years with longtime collaborator/co-producer Hod David, and many of the same renowned musicians he’s worked with throughout his career. His seminal 1996 debut album, ‘Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite,’ has been enthusiastically commemorated by the music press, recently, marking the 20th anniversary of the genre spawning debut. Credited for redefining classic soul, his debut album earned Maxwell his first Grammy nominations, double platinum status and RIAA gold for the single, “Ascension (Don’t Ever Wonder).” The platinum albums ‘Embrya’ (1998) and ‘Now’ (2001) followed. 2009’s #1 debuting ‘BLACKsummers’night’ was universally welcomed as the inaugural offering of Maxwell’s trilogy, winning two Grammys including Best R&B Album. To date, Maxwell has achieved 13 gold and platinum certifications from the RIAA.

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Tracklisting:
1 All the Ways Love Can Feel
2 The Fall
3 III
4 Lake By the Ocean
5 Fingers Crossed
6 Hostage
7 1990x
8 Gods
9 Lost
10 Of All Kind
11 Listen Hear
12 Night

Maxwell’s 2016 North American summer tour:
June 18: Tacoma, Wash. | Emerald Queen Casino
June 20: Sacramento, Calif. | Sacramento Community Center
June 21: Saratoga, Calif. | Mountain Winery
June 23: Paso Robles, Calif. | Vina Robles Amphitheatre
June 28: Albuquerque, NM | Sandia Resort and Casino
June 29: Oklahoma City, Okla. | The Criterion
July 1: New Orleans, La. | Essence Festival
July 4: Montreal, Quebec | Olympia Theatre
July 5: Toronto, Ontario | Massey Hall
July 6: Buffalo, N.Y. | Shea’s Performing Arts Center
July 8: New London, Conn. | The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Casino
July 9: Brooklyn, N.Y. | Coney Island Amphitheatre
July 11: Columbus, Ohio | Palace Theatre
July 12: Mount Pleasant, Mich. | Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort
July 14: Louisville, Ky. | Louisville Palace Theater
July 15: Nashville, Tenn. | Ascend Amphitheater
July 16: Little Rock, Ariz. | Verizon Arena
July 18: Austin, Texas | Moody Theater
July 19: San Antonio, Texas | Majestic Theatre
July 22: Coachella, Calif. | Spotlight 29 Casino
July 26: Greenville, S.C. | The Peace Center Concert Hall
July 29: Norfolk, Va. | Chrysler Hall
July 29: Raleigh, N.C. | The Red Hat Amphitheatre
July 30: Chattanooga, Tenn. | Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium
July 31: Birmingham, Ala. | Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex
Aug. 3: Orlando, Fla. | Walt Disney Theatre at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing arts
Aug. 4: Clearwater, Fla. | Ruth Eckerd Hall
Aug. 6: Augusta, S.C. | William B. Bell Auditorium
Aug. 7: Jacksonville, Fla. | Moran Theatre

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