Maxwell cancels summer outing due to vocal injury
Neo-soul singer Maxwell has canceled his summer tour plans in order to give his injured vocal cords time to heal.
The Grammy-winning musician has been diagnosed with "definitive vocal cord edema and a vocal cord hemorrhage," according to a statement. He had two-night sets planned in Los Angeles (7/20-21); Atlanta (7/27-28); and Newark, NJ (8/3-4). All events have been canceled and refunds are available at the point of purchase.
Maxwell announced the cancellations Friday (6/22) via his Facebook page, saying "I know this sucks but after many months of recording I've temporarily damaged my voice. I've had issues before during other tours, but was able to power through. I've been strongly advised to rest and undergo treatment. I look forward to hopefully seeing you next on our full fledged tour, when the sequel to the BLACKSUMMERS'NIGHT trilogy is released. My deepest apologies to those who made the effort to try and see the show."
The Brooklyn native unveiled his fourth studio set, "BLACKsummers'night," July 2009 via Columbia Records. The album, which topped The Billboard 200, as well as the magazine's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, earned Maxwell two Grammy Awards: Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for "Pretty Wings" and Best R&B Album.
The second album in the trilogy, "blackSUMMERS'night," is expected to hit retailers sometime this year.