Maxwell will tour this spring with singers Ledisi and Leena James. Pictured: Maxwell on July 1, 2016 in New Orleans. Getty Images

Following the release of his 2016 album, “blackSUMMERS’night,” R&B singer Maxwell will be hitting the road for a 18-date tour in May. Maxwell’s 2017 tour will feature stops in Tennessee, New Jersey, New York, Virginia and California.

The “Lake by the Ocean” artist will be joined by singers Ledisi and Leela James on select dates. Rapper Common will also make an appearance on the tour’s first two dates on May 23 and May 24.

Tickets for the general public will go on sale Friday, March 31 at 10 a.m. EDT, but a Tidal pre-sale will begin on March 28 at 10 a.m. EDT. Following the Tidal pre-sale, there will also be a Live Nation pre-sale on March 29 beginning at the same time. Check out the 2017 tour dates below:

May 23 – Nashville, Tennessee – Bridgestone Arena ^
May 24 – Greenville, South Carolina – Bon Secours Wellness Arena ^
May 26 – Raleigh, North Carolina – Red Hat Amphitheater ^*
May 27 – Virginia Beach, Virginia – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater ^*
May 28 – Atlantic City, New Jersey – Borgata Resort Spa & Casino-Event Center ^*
May 30 – Dayton, Ohio – Fraze Pavilion ^*
June 1 – North Little Rock, Arkansas – Verizon Arena ^*
June 2 – Biloxi, Mississippi – Beau Rivage Resort & Casino ^*
June 3 – Baton Rouge, Louisiana – River Center ^
June 4 – Chattanooga, Tennessee – Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium ^*
June 6 – Columbia, South Carolina – Colonial Life Arena ^
June 8 – Newark, New Jersey – The Prudential Center ^
June 9 – Mashantucket, Connecticut – The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Casino ^
June 10 – Nassau, New York – Nassau Coliseum ^
June 13 – Southaven, Mississippi – Landers Center ^
June 15 – Toledo, Ohio – Huntington Center ^*
June 16 – Grand Rapids, Michigan – Van Andel Arena ^*
June 23 – San Diego, California – Valley View Casino Arena ^

^ with Ledisi
* with Leela James

Following the release of his 2001 album, “Now,” the singer wouldn’t put out another album until 2009’s “BLACKsummers’night.” Maxwell then took another long hiatus and waited seven years to put out “blackSUMMERS’night,” a sequel to 2009’s project.

According to Maxwell, the reason for taking so long between albums is because he likes to live his life first before recording new music. Speaking with Fader, he said, “Everything takes a little more time for me because I want to have experiences that’ll infuse the spark in the performance in a way that people are like, ‘Wow, okay. We believe him.’”