But Where’s Your Music? Maxwell Announces “Summer Soulstice” Tour
Yesterday, soul singer Maxwell announced that he’ll be hitting the pavement–or the friendly skies– this summer as he travels the country for his Summer Soulstice Tour. According to radio.com, the 40 year old will embark on a North American tour starting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on June 14 and ending in Albuquerque, New Mexico on August 17.
As someone who’s seen Maxwell on tour twice now, this is great news. Maxwell is one of the few tried and true male R&B/soul artists in the game right now. He’s incredibly talented and puts on a show that will literally have you feeling like you’re melting in your seat…if you can manage to stay seated. His show is definitely worth the purchase of a ticket and then some.
I just have one question though: Where is Maxwell’s music? His last album BLACKsummers’night shot to the number one spot on the US Billboard charts when it was released in the July of 2009. The album went platinum and earned the artist two Grammy awards. Back in 2009, Maxwell said it was supposed to be the first in a trilogy of albums. We even knew the names of the other two, blackSUMMERSnight and blacksummersNIGHT.
But sadly, years ago, we learned that the second album, which was supposed to be released in the following summer in 2010, had been pushed back, allegedly because the buzz on the first record was still going strong. But that was nearly four years ago. And since Maxwell has said that he’s had the whole trilogy completed for four or five years; (back in 2010, so perhaps eight or nine now), we’re wondering: what’s the hold up?
What gives Maxwell?! Can we get that music please?
In an ideal world he’s announced this tour because he’s planning to drop the second installment right before he hits the road. A girl can only hope.
At this point, I’m desperate. Can anybody speak on the hold up behind Maxwell’s next album? Will you try to see him on tour this summer?