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Maxwell

Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre •  Sat, Aug 2, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
 
Maxwell

Maxwell, the multi-platinum-selling, soul star known for his show-stopping performances, announced his 35+ date "Summer Soulstice" tour that launches in June. Maxwell plays Orlando’s Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre on Saturday, August 2. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 9 at 10 a.m. Buy tickets here: http://tidd.ly/22eb795.
 
In concert, the singer/songwriter is lauded for his impeccable vocals, his connection to his audience and the sheer physicality of his performance. During New Orleans’ 2013 Essence Festival, AOL’s Black Voices wrote, “[this] night belonged to Maxwell…a perfect show. From the beginning until its end, the audience sang along to every note, every lyric, and every riff as the balladeer performed some of his biggest hits and crowd favorites."
 
On his last tour, the Chicago Tribune wrote, “Maxwell worked his band like Cab Calloway or James Brown, the horns slicing and dicing with Ginsu-knife precision, a Hammond organ taking us to church, the drums peppering everything with syncopated beats.” The New York Post stated, “Maxwell became the quintessential soul brother…half singing, half preaching as if he were possessed by the spirit of Sam Cooke." The Atlanta Journal Constitution said, "Within mere seconds, Maxwell was turning up the heat -- running up and down stairs on the set; sliding across the floor."
 
Maxwell began redefining classic soul music for a new generation with the release of his critically-acclaimed debut album, “Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite,” in April 1996. Fueled in part by the RIAA gold single, "Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder)," the Grammy-nominated “Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite” achieved double-platinum status. Maxwell followed up with his “MTV Unplugged” EP, released in July 1997. His second full-length album, “Embrya,” was released in June 1998. Maxwell’s 2009 album, the “unapologetically deep” (LA Times) “BLACKsummers’night” ignited the charts and debuted at number one, winning him two Grammys and his fourth consecutive platinum album. To date, Maxwell has achieved 12 gold and platinum certifications from the RIAA for his albums and singles.

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