Maxwell & Jill Scott: The Tour
|Tour by Maxwell & Jill Scott|
Promotional poster for tour
|Start date||May 21, 2010|
|End date||June 26, 2010|
|No. of shows||20 in North America|
Maxwell & Jill Scott: The Tour is a co-headlining concert tour by American recording artists Maxwell and Jill Scott. 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. 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. It was later revealed Maxwell postponed the tour dates until 2011, without Scott joining.
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. 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.'"  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"
Second leg cancellation
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. 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.
|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|
|June 29, 2010||Charlotte||Time Warner Cable Arena||Canceled|
|July 1, 2010||Columbia||Colonial Life Arena||Canceled|
|July 3, 2010||Pensacola||Pensacola Civic Center||Canceled|
|July 6, 2010||Nashville||Bridgestone Arena||Canceled|
|July 7, 2010||Highland Heights||The Bank of Kentucky Center||Canceled|
|July 9, 2010||Columbus||Nationwide Arena||Canceled|
|July 10, 2010||Pittsburgh||Mellon Arena||Canceled|
|July 12, 2010||Buffalo||HSBC Arena||Canceled|
|July 13, 2010||Boston||Bank of America Pavilion||Canceled|
|July 15, 2010||Baltimore||1st Mariner Arena||Canceled|
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