MAXWELL’S NEW ALBUM blackSUMMERS’night OUT TODAY

TOURING AUSTRALIA THIS AUGUST

THIS IS THE SECOND INSTALLMENT OF MAXWELL’S ACCLAIMED TRILOGY

Grammy Award winning soul icon Maxwell’s eagerly awaited new album blackSUMMERS’night is out today through Columbia Records and Sony Music Entertainment Australia.

Maxwell’s new album is the second installment of a musical trilogy that kicked off seven years ago with the acclaimed BLACKsummers’night. That album debuted at #1 in the US, snaring two Grammys and platinum-plus status, setting the stage for the ambitious follow-up. Maxwell is currently on a North American tour in support of blackSUMMERS’night, and it has been announced today that Maxwell will return to Australia for two exclusive shows this August.

The sexy ambassador of soul blew away audiences in 2014 with his debut Australian Tour, with media across the country praising his phenomenal live performances. Music Feeds said of his performance, “Maxwell is the guy at the top of the white stairs that appear on the other side of the clouds in a dream sequence. The music is as tight and shiny as his shoes, and the man is so unapologetically pure he could be channeling some kind of higher power.” The prolific artist who bought us absolute timeless classics like ‘Sumthin’ Sumthin’, ‘Ascension’, ‘Pretty Wings’, ‘Lifetime’ and the new single ‘Lake By The Ocean’, will be performing two exclusive shows in Sydney and Melbourne, performing hits off his phenomenal albums, including new tracks from blackSUMMERS’night.

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.

blackSUMMERS’night 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

Watch Maxwell’s brand new single ‘Lake By The Ocean’ here: http://smarturl.it/LakeByTheOceanVideo

Purchase blackSUMMERS’night now: http://smarturl.it/MaxwellBSN

Watch Maxwell’s performance of new single ‘Lake By The Ocean’ and his tribute to Prince at the BET Awards: http://www.bet.com/video/betawards/2016/performances/maxwell-lake-by-the-ocean-nothing-compares-2- u.html

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TOUR DATE AND TICKET DETAILS

Monday 22nd August – SYDNEY, Enmore Theatre. Tickets from www.ticketek.com.au

Wednesday 24th August – MELBOURNE, Palais Theatre. Tickets from www.ticketmaster.com.au

TICKETS ON SALE

Pre-Sale: Wednesday 6th July 10am – Sunday 10th July

General On-Sale: Monday 11th July 11am


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