Palais Theatre

Wed Aug 24th 2016 at 19:30 until 23:00
Melbourne, Lower Esplanade, St Kilda

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iLive Entertainment are thrilled to announce MAXWELL on his BlackSUMMERS’night Tour.

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 an exclusive show in Melbourne, performing hits off his phenomenal albums, including his latest work due for release July 1st entitled “BLACKSUMMERS’NIGHT”.

Called “one of R&B’s most elegant accessories to seduction” in the New York Times earlier this year, Maxwell redefined classic soul music in April of 1996 when he released his critically acclaimed debut on Columbia, MAXWELL’S URBAN HANG SUITE. It earned 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. After eight years, 2009’s BLACKSUMMERS’NIGHT debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and won two Grammys, including Best R&B Album.

To date, Maxwell has achieved 13 gold and platinum certifications from the RIAA. BLACKSUMMERS’NIGHT is Maxwell’s first album in seven years. It is the second installment in a musical trilogy that began with 2009’s platinum-selling, BLACKSUMMERS’NIGHT, which debuted at #1 and was one of the year’s most critically lauded releases. The new album comes 20 years after his genre-defining debut MAXWELL’S URBAN HANG SUITE.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see one of the greatest soul voices of all time.

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