Chart-topping, arena-filling singer, songwriter, musician and producer Maxwell will kick off his three city concert tour in Cape Town on Thursday December 5 at Grandwest, followed by the Coca-Cola Dome, Johannesburg on Saturday December 7, and ending on Monday December 9 at the Wavehouse, Durban. The Cape Town concert will start at 7pm. Tickets are on sale at Computicket.
Maxwell fans are in for a musical treat when this sensational ambassador of soul sings a mix of his earlier classic songs and recent numbers from the first of the ‘BLACKsummers’night’ trilogy albums.
Maxwell received twelve Grammy Award nominations and two awards at the 2010 ceremony for Best R&B Album for ‘BLACKsummer’sNight’ and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for ‘Pretty Wings’, also from ‘BLACKsummers’Night’. During the same year, Maxwell received an Image Award for the most Outstanding Male Artist. Throughout his highly successful singing career of more than 20 years, Maxwell has been nominated twenty-five times for various awards including the BET Awards, the American Music Awards and the Blockbuster Entertainment Awards.
He has received four Train awards in various R&B/Soul categories in 1996, 2000, 2009 and the 1999 Billboard Music Award for R&B Single of the Year: ‘Fortunate’. The entertainer has also performed at the Grammy’s and the BET Awards and he has appeared on major television network shows including The Jay Leno Show, the Late Show with David Letterman Show, Good Morning America and CNN Heroes.
Maxwell’s music spans the genres of R&B, funk, neo soul and jazz. He released his debut album Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite in 1996, which went on to sell over 2 million copies, earning him double platinum status and a Grammy nomination. His second album ‘Embrya’ followed and a live album MTV Unplugged was next. A year later Maxwell released ‘Fortunate’, a single written by R. Kelly and featured on the soundtrack for the 1999 film, ‘Life’. The artist’s third album ‘Now’ reached No.1 on both the Billboard 200 album chart and Billboard’s R&B album chart.
After taking an extended hiatus from the music industry, Maxwell returned with ‘BLACKsummers’Night’ which became his second album to reach number 1 on the Billboard Albums Top 200 chart. The second album in the trilogy will be out in 2014.