Neo-soul crooner Maxwell has carved a comfortable niche for himself in the music industry since reemerging in 2009 with the chart-topping “BLACKsummers’night.” After a...

Neo-soul crooner Maxwell has carved a comfortable niche for himself in the music industry since reemerging in 2009 with the chart-topping “BLACKsummers’night.” After a couple high-demand tour legs to support that effort last year, the performer is getting ready to return to the road with a newly expanded U.S. itinerary.

His summer concert schedule, which begins May 21 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH, now extends through mid-summer and a scheduled July 15 gig at 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, MD, with nearly a dozen new concert dates.

The eight-week trek will visit 31 markets, including extended plays on June 11-12 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA, and June 25-26 at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. Some of the more recent additions to Maxwell’s summer calendar include a July 1 concert at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, SC, and a July 10 event at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, PA.

But the tour’s recent expansion lies beyond just the dates and cities it will play. Along with Jill Scott, slated to support on most dates through the tour’s first Madison Square Garden show on June 25, a couple new guests have also been added to the billing.

Erykah Badu is on the books to support Maxwell’s June 11 show in Atlanta, as well as his June 26 performance in New York City, replacing Scott on both dates. Canadian artist Melanie Fiona will also appear on select concert dates.

Tickets are already available for Maxwell’s previously announced summer tour dates. Public onsales will begin May 14 for some of the newer shows on his schedule, with most prices in the $40 to $100 range, according to current Ticketmaster.com listings.

A portion of each ticket sale will benefit several Haiti relief organizations, as well as Scott’s own Blues Babe Foundation. Details about the tour dates, their corresponding onsales and the organizations being supported can be found on Maxwell’s official Web site.

Maxwell & Jill Scott itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

May 21 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
May 22 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
May 24 Indianapolis, IN Conseco Fieldhouse
May 25 Chicago, IL United Center
May 27 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center
May 29 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
May 30 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre
June 2 Seattle, WA KeyArena at Seattle Center
June 4 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
June 5 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
June 8 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
June 9 Houston, TX Toyota Center
June 11 – 12 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
June 14 Miami, FL AmericanAirlines Arena
June 15 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
June 18 Washington, DC Verizon Center
June 19 Philadelphia, PA The Wachovia Center
June 21 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
June 22 Virginia Beach, VA Virginia Beach Amphitheater
June 25 – 26 New York, NY Madison Square Garden Arena
June 28 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
June 29 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
July 1 Columbia, SC Colonial Life Arena
July 3 Pensacola, FL Pensacola Civic Center
July 6 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
July 7 Highland Heights, KY Bank of Kentucky Center
July 9 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
July 10 Pittsburgh, PA Mellon Arena
July 12 Buffalo, NY HSBC Arena
July 13 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion
July 15 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena