Credited with helping to pioneer the "neo soul" era, Maxwell helped to expose the genre to the
mainstream. The Grammy-nominated Maxwell has hits that include: "Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder)," "Let's Not Play the Game,"
"Luxury: Cococure," "Whenever, Wherever, Whatever," "Bad Habits," "Fistful of Tears" and more!
You can find this coveted
R&B star at top-notch places like the Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, Florida; Bob Carr Performing Arts Center in Orlando,
Florida; Times Union Center Performing Arts Moran Theater in Jacksonville, Florida; Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson, Mississippi;
Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery, Alabama; Baton Rouge River Center Theater in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Long Center for the Performing
Arts in Austin, Texas; Majestic Theatre in San Antonio, Texas; Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium in Shreveport, Louisiana;
Downtown Airpark in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Route 66 Casino Amphitheatre in Albuquerque, New Mexico; and more!
A native of Brooklyn, New York, Maxwell faced some enormous obstacles early on in his life that helped shape
his musical career. His father was killed in a plane crash when he was only three. His family dealt with the pain of the loss
by turning to religion - a big part of Maxwell's upbringing. Maxwell was a loner much of his childhood, where his bedroom
served as a personal haven. It was there where he crafted songs that were mainly influenced by West Indian music and hip-hop.
Maxwell said, "More than anything I went and found the sounds that I liked. I wasn't necessarily influenced by everything
that was around me when I grew up, but having family from four islands in the Caribbean made for a wealth of influences."
When he was 16, Maxwell developed a passion for musical instruments. He wasn't privy to having the luxury of a teacher so
Maxwell relied on himself to learn how to play. It was a common occurrence for Maxwell to hole up in his room honing in on
his talents of composing and playing music. Around that time, Maxwell was also responsible for paying his own way so he took
up two jobs to support himself as a movie theater employee and as a waiter. His jobs helped break him out of his shell in
learning how to connect with people and socialize. When he was 19, Maxwell cut four demos. He was able to expose them at multiple
events in clubs around New York City. Getting on stage also helped boost his self-confidence. Three years later, people started
to pay attention to Maxwell and he was added to Columbia Records' payroll in 2004. He collaborated with guitarist Wah Wah
Watson and musical wordsmith Leon Ware on Maxwell's first album. Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite arrived in 1996, selling more
than 500,000 million copies. It also earned a Grammy Award nod for Best R&B Album. His sophomore effort, Embrya, hit store
shelves two years later. It scored the No. 3 spot on Billboard Hot 200. It also yielded the tune, "Matrimony: Maybe You."
The song put the album on the map, harnessing a nomination for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance at the Grammys. His album,
Now (2001), became his premiere album to net the top slot on the Billboard Hot 200. Maxwell took a break and returned to the
scene with the release of BLACKsummer's Night in 2009. Today, Maxwell continues to tour, taking his songs to stages all over
R&B singer Maxwell's discography is comprised of 16 tracks and four studio
albums. The studio albums include: Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite (1996); Embrya (1998); Now (2001); and BLACKsummer's Night (2009).
Maxwell has road-tested his music several times with successful tours that include: Urban Hang
Suite Tour (1997); Now Tour (2001-02); Maxwell 08 Tour (2008); BLACKsummers' night Tour (2009); Maxwell & Jill Scott:
The Tour (2010); MaxwellTwoNight - M2N (2012); and Black Summer's Night - Part II (2014).
Maxwell Concert Experience
make any excuses and head out to a high-energy concert packed with moments that you'll be talking about with friends long
after the lights dim. We all know there are a variety of ways to get your music in today's day and age, but to see one of
your favorite artists perform live on stage gives you a completely different perception and experience! Why miss out on the
chance to feel the beats coarse through your veins surrounded by hundreds of other fans who share in your passion for the
Maxwell knows a thing or two about raising the energy levels of a restless crowd. So head out for a night of
infectious music by Maxwell. The concert experience is nothing short of fantastic, as any fan can confirm, but it's still
something that you have to embrace if you want to truly appreciate. When a gifted artist like Maxwell takes the stage, the
vibe is ever-present, giving you plenty of reasons to click off the big-screen and head out to see it all happen up close
and personal as Maxwell looks to put on yet another fantastic show for his loyal fan base.
You're in luck this year
to catch a live performance because Maxwell is making his way across the nation with shows set for the Bob Carr Performing
Arts Center in Orlando, Florida; Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery, Alabama; Baton Rouge River Center Theater in Baton Rouge,
Louisiana; Downtown Airpark in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and more! Make sure you get your own tickets for one of these shows
before they're all gone! All you need to do is check right here on StubHub for ticket availability. It's that simple!