For Immediate Release
March 27, 2017
Hilarie Szarowicz (616) 742-6397
Maxwell announces concert date at SMG-managed Van Andel Arena®
Ledisi, Leela James to join Maxwell in Grand Rapids on June 16
Grand Rapids—This Summer, Maxwell will embark on a headlining arena tour kicking off at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on May 23 before stopping in Grand Rapids at Van Andel Arena on Friday, June 16, 2017 at 8:00 PM. Ledisi will open for Maxwell with Leela James on the bill as well.
Tickets go on sale Friday, March 31 at 11:00 AM. Ticket prices are $36, $56, $66, and $76 and will be available at the DeVos Place® and Van Andel Arena box offices, online at Ticketmaster.com, and charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Prices are subject to change.
Today, TIDAL exclusively debuted the Philip Andelman-directed music video for “Gods,” the “sparkling” (Pitchfork) cut from Maxwell's recent album ‘blackSUMMERS’night’ (Columbia). Shot in various Los Angeles locations, Maxwell says "inspiration stemmed from having an experience of sort of seeing the spiritual parallel universe--that which can't be seen. Art is subjective, visions evolve and I want fans to interpret the video on their own. I hope they enjoy it."
Watch the video here: http://tidal.com/us/maxwell
Maxwell has had a busy past 12 months. In July, he released his much-anticipated ‘blackSUMMERS’night,’ the second installment of his musical trilogy encompassing his 20+ year career. The album garnered praise from Rolling Stone, SPIN, Complex, NPR and more, and the album earned him his third-Grammy (Best R&B Song for “Lake By The Ocean”), an NAACP Image Award (Outstanding Male Artist), and a Soul Train Award (Best R&B/Soul Male Artist).
In November, Maxwell embarked on the co-headlining The King and Queen of Hearts World Tour with Mary J. Blige, which took him to arenas around the world. Maxwell kicked off 2017 by performing at the Women’s March on Washington D.C. in January, and this Summer he will be performing songs off 'blackSUMMERS'night' along with hits from his long-standing career.
SMG turns 40 in 2017! Celebrating its 40th anniversary and founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to 233 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centers, amphitheaters, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 15 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering companies, currently serving more than 140 accounts worldwide. For more information, visit www.smgworld.com.