Yeah, its official. Hopefully tickets won’t be out of control with the prices.
Soul artists Mary J. Blige and D’Angelo recently announced dates for a joint American tour. The Liberation Tour kicks off on August 18 in Virginia Beach, VA and will travel to 13 cities including Boston, Miami, Las Vegas and the last stop Chicago where they’ll be performing at the Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island on September 9.
The co-headlining tour will give R&B enthusiasts a chance to see Blige perform material from her latest album My Life II… The Journey Continues (Act 1). The album was released in November 2011 and spawned the hit single “Mr. Wrong.” The aforementioned is a continuation of Blige’s signature 1994 album My Life.
Fans will also witness the comeback of singer D’Angelo, whose last album Voodoo was released in 2000. D’Angelo burst onto the soul scene in 1995 with his platinum-selling debut Brown Sugar. Though the singer-songwriter took an almost decade long hiatus from music following the success ofVoodoo, he has recently performed at high-profile events including the 2012 BET Awards and this year’s Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.
Up-and-comer Melanie Fiona, known for songs including the Grammy nominated “It Kills Me,” will open for Blige and D’Angelo as The Liberation Tour makes its way across the U.S.
08-18 Virginia Beach, VA— Farm Bureau Live
08-19 Wantagh, NY — Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
08-21 Boston, MA— Bank of America Pavilion
08-23 Holmdel, NJ— PNC Bank Arts Center
08-24 Philadelphia, PA— Mann Center for the Performing Arts
08-26 Washington, DC— Verizon Center
08-30 Miami, FL— American Airlines Arena
09-02 Houston, TX— Toyota Center
09-07 Las Vegas, NV— The Pearl Concert Theatre at The Palms Casino Resort
09-08 Concord, CA— Sleep Train Pavillion
09-09 Universal City, CA— Gibson Amphitheatre
09-14 Detroit, MI— Fox Theatre
09-15 Chicago, IL— Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island