BLACKsummers'night Tour

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BLACKsummers'night Tour
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Tour by Maxwell
Associated album BLACKsummers'night
Start date June 17, 2009
End date December 2, 2009
Legs 3
Shows 50 in North America
11 in Europe
Maxwell concert chronology
Maxwell 08 Tour
(2008)
BLACKsummers'night Tour
(2009)
Maxwell & Jill Scott: The Tour
(2010)

BLACKsummers'night Tour is a tour by American R&B singer Maxwell. The tour was in support of his platinum hit album BLACKsummers'night.[1] The trek kicked off on June 17, in Grand Rapids, Michigan throughout North America.[2] The tour continued during the fall with a second U.S. run in September,[3] and additional dates added throughout Europe, his first tour there in 11 years.[4]

Background[edit]

Before the release of Maxwell's anticapted album BLACKsummers'night released on July 7, 2009 the singer embarked on a summer tour that kicked off in North America on June 17, that ended on August 2, in New York.[5] Following the summer U.S. leg, he added dates for the fall outing starting Sept 2, at the House of Blues in Boston, Massachusetts that included supporting acts R&B singer Chrisette Michele and hiphop artist Common joining him on Sept. 25 in Toronto.[6] Maxwell kicked off a European tour on oct 28, in Birmingham, UK with a final run ending on November 13, at London' s o2 Academy Brixton.[7]

Opening Acts[edit]

Set list[edit]

  1. "Phoenix Rise"
  2. "Dance wit Me"
  3. "Sumthin' Sumthin'"
  4. "Get to Know Ya"1
  5. "Lifetime"
  6. "Bad Habits"
  7. "Lovin' You"
  8. "Simply Beautiful" (Al Green song)
  9. "Fortunate"
  10. "Everwanting: To Want You to Want"1
  11. "Gravity: Pushing to Pull"2
  12. "Help Somebody"
  13. "Fistful of Tears"
  14. "Cold"
  15. "No One"
  16. "Playing Possum"2
  17. "This Woman's Work"
  18. "Stop the World"
  19. ". . . Til the Cops Come Knockin'"
  20. "Pretty Wings"
  21. "Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder)"
  22. "Whenever, Whereever, Whatever"

1 performed only on select dates in the USA and Europe
2 performed on dates in the USA

Band[edit]

  • Keyboards/Piano: Robert Glasper
  • Guitar: Hod David, Derrick Hodge
  • Bass: Sean Michael Ray
  • Percussions: Timbali Cornwell
  • Drums: Chris Dave, Spanky Mc Curdy
  • Trombone: Saunders Sermon
  • Saxophone: Kenneth Wahlum lll
  • Organ: Shedrick Mitchell
  • Background vocals: Latina Webb, Keyon Harrold, Saunders Sermon

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America
June 17, 2009 Grand Rapids United States DeVos Performance Hall
June 19, 2009 Hammond The Venue
June 20, 2009 Milwaukee Riverside Theater
June 23, 2009 Seattle Paramount Theater
June 24, 2009 Vancouver Canada Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
June 26, 2009 Las Vegas United States Pearl Concert Theater
June 29, 2009 Phoenix Dodge Theatre
July 1, 2009 Austin Bass Concert Hall
July 2, 2009 San Antonio Majestic Theater
July 4, 2009 New Orleans Louisiana Superdome
July 8, 2009 New York City P.C. Richard & Son Theater
July 12, 2009 Nashville Ryman Auditorium
July 13, 2009 Louisville The Louisville Palace
July 15, 2009 Columbus Palace Theatre
July 16, 2009 Cleveland Allen Theatre
July 18, 2009 Pittsburgh Heinz Hall
July 19, 2009 Buffalo Shea's Performing Arts Center
July 21, 2009 Albany Palace Theater
July 22, 2009 Newark New Jersey Performing Arts Center
July 24, 2009 Atlantic City The Borgata
July 25, 2009 Mashantucket MGM Grand at Foxwoods
July 27, 2009 Norfolk Chrysler Hall
July 28, 2009 Savannah Orpheum Theater
July 30, 2009 Tampa Ruth Eckerd Hall
July 31, 2009 Miami American Airlines Arena
August 2, 2009 Jacksonville Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts
August 3, 2009 North Charleston North Charleston Coliseum
August 5, 2009 Durham Durham Performing Arts Center
September 2, 2009 Boston House of Blues
September 4, 2009 Kissimmee Gaylord Palms Resort Center
September 25, 2009 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre
September 26, 2009 Detroit United States Joe Louis Arena
September 28, 2009 New York City Madison Square Garden
September 30, 2009 Richmond Richmond Coliseum
October 2, 2009 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center
October 3, 2009 Philadelphia Wachovia Spectrum
October 5, 2009 Atlanta Philips Arena[8]
October 6, 2009 Charlotte Time Warner Cable Arena
October 8, 2009 Chicago United Center
October 9, 2009 St. Louis Scottrade Center
October 10, 2009 North Little Rock Verizon Arena
October 12, 2009 Dallas American Airlines Center
October 13, 2009 Houston Toyota Center
October 16, 2009 Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl
October 17, 2009 Concord Sleep Train Pavilion
October 20, 2009 Memphis FedExForum
October 21, 2009 New Orleans Lakefront Arena
October 23, 2009 Baltimore 1st Mariner Arena
Europe
October 28, 2009 Birmingham United Kingdom O2 Academy Birmingham
October 30, 2009 Manchester Manchester Academy
October 31, 2009 London Hammersmith Apollo[9]
November 3, 2009 Paris France Casino de Paris
November 4, 2009 Amsterdam Netherlands Heineken Music Hall
November 6, 2009 Cologne Germany E-Werk
November 7, 2009 Zurich Switzerland Kaufleuten
November 9, 2009 Copenhagen Denmark Amager Bio
November 10, 2009 Stockholm Sweden Berns Salonger
November 12, 2009 Brussels Belgium Ancienne Belgique
November 13, 2009 London United Kingdom Brixton Academy
North America
December 2, 2009 Los Angeles United States Nokia Theatre

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