Maxwell & Jill Scott: The Tour

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Maxwell & Jill Scott: The Tour
Tour by Maxwell & Jill Scott
Maxjill tourposter.jpg
Promotional poster for tour
Associated albumBLACKsummers'night
Start dateMay 21, 2010 (2010-05-21)
End dateJune 26, 2010 (2010-06-26)
No. of shows20 in North America
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Maxwell & Jill Scott: The Tour

Maxwell & Jill Scott: The Tour is a co-headlining concert tour by American recording artists Maxwell and Jill Scott.[1] Heavily playing in the United States, the tour supported Maxwell's fourth studio album BLACKsummers'night. Singer Erykah Badu joined as a featured performer on select dates.[2] Maxwell and Scott planned a second leg of the tour for the summer of 2010 (with Melanie Fiona as an opening act), however the leg was canceled abruptly.[3] It was later revealed Maxwell postponed the tour dates until 2011, without Scott joining.[4]


Following the success of his album and 2009 tour with Common, Maxwell continued promoting his album in the U.S. and other countries for an arena tour with Jill Scott. The tour was announced by various media outlets on March 2010.[5] Many critics deemed the tour an ideal pairing, contrasting the different styles of the artists. Although his last tour was successful, Maxwell admitted to prefer playing small venues for their intimate feel but felt he need to "[tour] bigger". He continued, "Last year, I did a bunch of arenas with Common. It wasn't what I expected. I love a small club; I love a small theater. But it was time for me to do something new, to stretch a bit. You've got to think big. I like to walk around during sound check. Then I know, 'Oh, this is what it's like to be over here, looking at the stage.'" [6] Scott was set to release her fourth album during the run of the tour, however, it was postponed until 2011. To introduce the tour, she stated:

"[The show] a great night for music lovers. And everyone who wants to shake a little tail feather or feel romantic, whatever the case may be"[7]

Second leg cancellation[edit]

Despite the success of the first leg of the tour, Maxwell decided to cancel the remaining dates of the tour at the last moment. An official statement was released citing "scheduling conflicts with venues" was the reason behind the cancellation.[8] However, media outlets began to speculate a true reason for the tour's cancellation. Many reported the singer was upset at Scott and special guest Badu going over their set times, with Maxwell being the last performer on the tour. The singer stated he would postpone dates until his 2011 for his fifth studio album, blackSUMMERs'night.

Opening Act[edit]

Set list[edit]



Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America[14][15]
May 21, 2010 Cleveland United States Quicken Loans Arena
May 22, 2010 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills
May 24, 2010 Indianapolis Conseco Fieldhouse
May 25, 2010 Chicago United Center
May 27, 2010 Milwaukee Bradley Center
May 29, 2010 St. Louis Scottrade Center
May 30, 2010 Kansas City Starlight Theatre
June 2, 2010 Seattle KeyArena
June 4, 2010 Oakland Oracle Arena
June 5, 2010 Los Angeles Staples Center
June 8, 2010 Dallas American Airlines Center
June 9, 2010 Houston Toyota Center
June 11, 2010 Atlanta Philips Arena
June 12, 2010
June 14, 2010 Miami American Airlines Arena
June 15, 2010 Tampa St. Pete Times Forum
June 18, 2010 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center
June 19, 2010 Philadelphia Wachovia Center
June 25, 2010 New York City Madison Square Garden
June 26, 2010
Cancellations and rescheduled shows
June 28, 2010 Greensoboro Greensboro Coliseum Canceled[4]
June 29, 2010 Charlotte Time Warner Cable Arena Canceled[4]
July 1, 2010 Columbia Colonial Life Arena Canceled[4]
July 3, 2010 Pensacola Pensacola Civic Center Canceled[4]
July 6, 2010 Nashville Bridgestone Arena Canceled[4]
July 7, 2010 Highland Heights The Bank of Kentucky Center Canceled[4]
July 9, 2010 Columbus Nationwide Arena Canceled[4]
July 10, 2010 Pittsburgh Mellon Arena Canceled[4]
July 12, 2010 Buffalo HSBC Arena Canceled[4]
July 13, 2010 Boston Bank of America Pavilion Canceled[4]
July 15, 2010 Baltimore 1st Mariner Arena Canceled[4]


  1. ^ Clendaniel, Erin (26 February 2010). "Maxwell & Jill Scott Join Forces For U.S. Arena Tour". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 24 June 2011.
  2. ^ Erykah Badu to support select tour dates Archived 2012-04-06 at the Wayback
  3. ^ "Maxwell, Jill Scott Tour Canceled". Essence. Essence Communications. 17 June 2010. Retrieved 24 June 2011.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Clendaniel, Erin (16 June 2010). "Maxwell Postpones Some Tour Dates Until 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 24 June 2011.
  5. ^ Smith, Jay (4 March 2010). "Maxwell and Jill Scott Team For Tour". Pollstar. Associated Press. Retrieved 24 June 2011.
  6. ^ Soeder, John (21 May 2010). "Maxwell and Jill Scott kick off tour Friday, May 21, at The Q in Cleveland". The Plain Dealer. Advance Publications. Retrieved 24 June 2011.
  7. ^ "Maxwell, Jill Scott on summer R&B tour". United Press International. 5 June 2010. Retrieved 24 June 2011.
  8. ^ Clendaniel, Erin (17 June 2010). "Soul singer Maxwell scraps some concert dates". Reuters. Retrieved 24 June 2011.
  9. ^ Thompson, Erin (2 June 2010). "Tonight: Maxwell & Jill Scott @ KeyArena, The Buzzcocks at El Corazon". SF Weekly. Retrieved 24 June 2011.
  10. ^ Cox, Calvin (31 May 2010). "Review: Maxwell and Jill Scott at Scottrade Center Saturday, May 29". Riverfront Times. Village Voice Media. Retrieved 24 June 2011.
  11. ^ Carson, Timothy Michael (12 June 2010). "Concert Review: Maxwell & Jill Scott Live in Atlanta". The New York Times Company. Retrieved 24 June 2011.
  12. ^ Wete, Brad (28 June 2010). "Maxwell and Jill Scott double the loving at New York's Madison Square Garden". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. Retrieved 24 June 2011.
  13. ^ Chinen, Nate (27 June 2010). "Sleek Playfulness and a Plea to the Heavens". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 24 June 2011.
  14. ^ Hope, Clover (3 March 2010). "Maxwell, Jill Scott Tour Dates Announced". Vibe. InterMedia Partners. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. Retrieved 24 June 2011.
  15. ^ Reitz, Allison (8 March 2010). "Maxwell tour relaunches in spring with help from Jill Scott". TicketNews. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. Retrieved 24 June 2011.