Well, this should be a great show!
Mary J. Blige and Maxwell are hitting the road together this fall/winter. Pegged the King and Queen of Hearts Tour, Blige and Maxwell will spread R&B around the nation in a 24-date tour.
“Maxwell is a man that we need as women,” states Blige, who came up with the tour’s name. “He sings from his heart and soul with an amazing voice. When you hear him, you feel comforted, good, sexy, sly. You feel like you want to go out with your girls and then you also feel like you want to lay up with your man. He just gives you that freedom as a woman to be all those sexy, empowering and beautiful things. Women need to feel like there’s some man out there that really cares and will speak to them through song.”
The tour will kick off on Nov. 5 in Baltimore and hit up New York, Detroit, Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. The tour will wrap on Dec. 14 in Chicago.
“This is a bucket list situation for me, something we’ve been trying to bring together because our audiences are each other’s,” Maxwell added. “Mary’s soulful voice and the way she connects with the audience; her warmth and giving nature in an industry that can make you cold, stale and jaded: I’ve learned a lot from her in that regard. And this isn’t just a love fest for people who have followed our music. This is a celebration of New York, R&B/soul music and the ‘90s.”
But before traveling the States, Blige and Maxwell will perform overseas in a 10-city tour beginning Oct. 15 in Frankfurt, Germany. They’ll also stop in Paris, Stockholm, Amsterdam and London before wrapping Oct. 30 in Manchester, U.K.
Reports also reveal the pair are prepping a duet for her forthcoming album. Some good stuff is coming!
Peep the U.S. dates below:
11/5 — Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
11/6 — Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
11/9 — Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
11/10 — New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
11/12 — St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
11/14 — Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
11/16 — Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
11/18 — Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
11/19 — Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
11/20 — Memphis, TN @ FedEx Forum
11/22 — Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena
11/23 — Richmond, VA @ Richmond Coliseum
11/25 — Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
11/26 — Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum
11/29 — Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
12/1 — New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
12/2 — Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
12/3 — Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
12/6 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
12/7 — Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
12/9 — Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
12/11 — Bossier City, LA @ CenturyLink Center
12/12 — Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
12/14 — Chicago, IL @ United Center