R&B crooner Maxwell has announced his triumphant return to the road with a 24-date fall trek — his first in six years. The Maxwell...

R&B crooner Maxwell has announced his triumphant return to the road with a 24-date fall trek — his first in six years. The Maxwell Live ’08 tour kicks off October 8 at the Opera House in Boston, MA, and wraps November 11 at the Susquehanna Arts center in Harrisburg, PA. A single performance is scheduled for Canada on October 12 at Massey Hall in Toronto, ON.

On his official MySpace page, Maxwell described the upcoming tour as a “pre-party” tour commemorating his forthcoming Black Summers’ Night trilogy. In his blog, he frequently thanked fans for their continued support as he worked on new music.

Specific release dates have not been announced for Maxwell’s trifecta, which has been years in the making. But according to published reports, the set’s release will be staggered: “Black” in 2008, “Summers'” in 2009, and “Night” in 2010.

Maxwell debuted in 1996 with “Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite,” a mutli-platinum record that peaked at No. 37 on the U.S. charts. His success continued with 1998’s “Embrya” hitting No. 3 on the charts and 2001’s “Now” peaking at No. 1.

Since then, the years have passed with nary a solo project from the neo soul singer. However, in early 2008, Maxwell returned to the public eye, first as a model for Gap’s spring 2008 collection, and then as a guest performer for the 2008 BET Awards’ tribute to Al Green.

Maxwell itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)

October 8 Boston, MA The Opera House
October 9 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
October 10 Wallingford, CT Chevrolet Theatre
October 12 Toronto, ON Massey Hall
October 14 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theatre
October 15 Saint Louis, MO Fabulous Fox Theatre
October 17 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre
October 18 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
October 19 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
October 21 Minneapolis, MN The Orpheum Theatre
October 22 Omaha, NE Omaha Civic Music Hall
October 23 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater
October 25 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
October 28 Oakland, CA Paramount Theatre
October 31 Las Vegas, NV Pearl Concert Theater
November 1 Los Angeles, CA Shrine Auditorium & Expo Center
November 6 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theater
November 8 Dallas, TX Majestic Theatre
November 10 Birmingham, AL BJCC Concert Hall
November 12 Atlanta, GA Atlanta Civic Ctr. Theatre
November 14 Greensboro, NC War Memorial Auditorium
November 15 Richmond, VA Landmark Theater
November 17 Washington, DC DAR Constitution Hall
November 21 Harrisburg, PA Susquehanna Arts