Mary J. Blige, Robin Thicke Team For Tour

Mary J. Blige and Robin Thicke will hit the road together in North America this fall, beginning Sept. 13 in Charleston, S.C. The R&B stars have dates on tap through Oct. 19 in Los Angeles.

Mary J. Blige and Robin Thicke will hit the road together in North America this fall, beginning Sept. 13 in Charleston, S.C. The R&B stars have dates on tap through Oct. 19 in Los Angeles.

Blige will out behind last fall's "Growing Pains," which has sold 1.54 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Fans can grab pre-sale tickets via the artist's Web site.

Thicke will be promoting his upcoming album, "Something Else," due Sept. 30 via Interscope. The artist tells Billboard that he recently completed a remix of the track "Magic" that features Blige, and that it may appear on "Something Else" as a bonus track.

Thicke has written the theme song for "Push," a new movie by Lee Daniels ("Monster's Ball"). Co-starring his wife Paula Patton as a teacher, the film is about '80s Harlem and the crack epidemic. Thicke is also penning his own screenplay ("a spy thriller love thing like 'The Bourne Supremacy'," he says) and writing a book of poetry.


Additional reporting by Gail Mitchell.