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Maxwell to perform entire discography on mini-tour; L.A. included

April 17, 2012 | 12:34 pm

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This post has been corrected. Please see note at bottom for details.

After Maxwell released the critically acclaimed "BLACKsummers'night” in 2009 -- his first album in eight years -- he scooped up two Grammys and went on a mega-successful co-headlining tour with R&B songstress Jill Scott.

Then he disappeared again.

"BLACKsummers'night” was supposed to be the first of a trilogy of albums, so fans have been left waiting for new music since then. Now, the suave crooner is throwing himself back into the limelight with a limited engagement of two-night stands in Los Angeles, Atlanta and Newark, N.J., in which he'll be performing his entire discography.

The tour kicks off in L.A. at Staples Center on July 20.

On the first night in each city, Maxwell will perform “Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite” and its follow-up,  “Embrya.” On the second night, he will perform “Now” and “BLACKsummers'night.” The singer will be backed by an 11-piece band.

Maxwell’s limited engagement will also have a political angle, as custom Obama-Biden 2012 merchandise will be available at select stops of the tour. All proceeds will go toward President Obama’s re-election campaign.

Tickets for the L.A. dates go on sale April 28 at 10 a.m., with a presale set for Friday.

[For the Record,1:45 p.m. April 17: Live Nation have annouced the tour itenary released earlier was incorrect. The tour kicks off in L.A. on July 20, and not June 20 as announced this morning. The new dates are listed below. Ticket sale information is the same.]

Check out tour dates below the jump:

7/20 - Los Angeles, Staples Center *
7/21 - Los Angeles, Staples Center ^
7/27 - Atlanta, Phillips Arena *
7/28 - Atlanta, Phillips Arena ^
8/03 - Newark, Prudential Center *
8/04 - Newark, Prudential Center ^

* Performing "Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite" and "Embrya"
^ Performing "Now" and "BLACKsummers'night"

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-- Gerrick D. Kennedy @gerrickkennedy

Photo: The ever-dapper Maxwell. Credit: Eric Johnson

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