MARY J. BLIGE ANNOUNCES STRENGTH OF A WOMAN
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
COMING TO MUSIC HALL AT FAIR PARK
SATURDAY AUGUST 26
13th Studio Album STRENGTH OF A WOMAN Tops Billboard R&B Album Chart Upon Release
Nine-time GRAMMY® Award-winner, Golden Globe® Award nominee and multiplatinum R&B legend Mary J. Blige has announced plans to embark on her highly anticipated North American STRENGTH OF A WOMAN TOUR. Featuring special guest Lalah Hathaway, the tour kicks off Sunday, July 30th at the Chicago Theater. The multi-city trek will feature stops in major cities throughout the US including New York’s MSG Theater and LA’s Greek Theater (full routing below).
The tour announcement comes on the heels of Blige’s 13th studio album release, STRENGTH OF A WOMAN, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s R&B Album Chart and has received critical praise since its April 28th release on Capitol Records. The New York Times called the album “empowering” in a recent review while the Guardian hailed that “Blige’s vocals alone are a reminder of why she remains so important to the genre”. Featuring production by DJ Camper, Bam, Hit-Boy, and KAYTRANADA, the new release also features collaborations with Quavo (of Migos), DJ Khaled, Missy Elliot and Kanye West who lends vocal support on the album’s latest single “Love Yourself”.
Tickets for the STRENGTH OF A WOMAN TOUR go on-sale to the general public beginning Friday, May 19th at 10am local time. Fan Club, VIP and Pandora Premium pre-sale will go on-sale on May 17th at 10am local time. As the official presale credit card for Mary J. Blige’s STRENGTH OF A WOMAN TOUR, Citi® cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Wednesday, May 17th at 12pm local time through Citi’s Private Pass® program. For complete details please visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
A special Pandora, Facebook and Live Nation pre-sale will be available May 18th at 10am local time. For all ticket purchase information, please visit http://www.maryjblige.com.
STRENGTH OF A WOMAN TOUR DATES:
Sterling Heights, MI
Michigan Lottery Amphitheater at Freedom Hill
Hard Rock Live
Shea’s Performing Arts Center
Nashville Municipal Auditorium
Wolf Creek Amphitheater
Red Hat Amphitheatre
Pier Six Pavilion
Ford Amphitheatre at Coney Island Boardwalk*
New York City, NY
Theater at Madison Square Gardens*
Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theatre
Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
Music Hall at Fair Park
Las Vegas, NV
Los Angeles, CA
Grand Theatre at The Grand Sierra Resort
The Paramount Theatre
*General Tickets on sale May 19th at 11am ET.
About Mary J. Blige
Mary J. Blige is an iconic singer, songwriter, actress and philanthropist. She has sold over 50 million albums and 25 million singles worldwide, garnered nine GRAMMY® Awards (plus a staggering 32 nominations), a Gold Globe nomination and five American Music Awards. She holds the distinction of being the only artist to have won GRAMMYs® in the R&B, hip-hop, pop, and gospel categories. She is amongst a handful of entertainers to release eight or more multiplatinum albums, with Billboard naming her “the most successful female R&B artist of the past 25 years”.