Maxwell is stopping his major city tour so that he can focus his attention to the follow-up to his Grammy Award winning BLACKSummersnight album.

A Colubmia Records spokesperson said that “scheduling conflicts with the venues” was the reasoning behind the cancellalations and the second leg of the tour will be pushed back to next year to go along with the release of his new project, the second part to the “BlackSummersNight” album trilogy.

The tour features neo-soul singers Jill Scott and Erykah Badu as supporting acts who take turns opening in the different cities, and all dates past the June 26th stop in New York City has been postponed for 2011. Fans who have already purchased tickets from Ticketmaster are eligible for refunds.

The second album in Maxwell’s trilogy of music is set to be released at the top of next year.