Mary J. Blige Bringing 'Strength of a Woman' Album on Tour

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Mary J. Blige photographed at the Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 21, 2017 in Park City, Utah. 

Twenty-five years in the game and 13 albums later, Mary J. Blige shows no signs of hitting pause. The “Queen of Hip of Hip Hop Soul” announced Monday (May 15) that she’s embarking on a 21-city tour in support of her newly released effort Strength of a Woman.

The multi-city trek is set to kick off in July in Chicago at the Chicago Theater and will make stops across the States before closing out the tour in early September. Although Blige's Strength of a Woman packed on features from hip-hop heavyweights like Kanye West, DJ Khaled and Missy Elliot, the "Thick of It" crooner kept the bill short and simple, tapping Grammy-winning singer Lalah Hathaway as an opener.

Mary J. Blige's latest single "Thick of It" earned the singer her longest-running No. 1 single to date and later scored a Billboard 200 chart-topper as Strength of a Woman rests at No. 3 on the May 20th chart.

Tickets for the Strength of a Woman tour go on sale beginning Friday (May 19). Check out the dates below. 

7/30 - Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre  
8/1 - Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheater at Freedom Hill
8/2 - Cleveland, OH – Hard Rock Live 
8/4 - Buffalo, NY – Shea’s Performing Arts Center
8/5 - Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theater 
8/6 - Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium 
8/8 - Atlanta, GA – Wolf Creek Amphitheater 
8/10 - Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheatre 
8/13 - Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Pavilion 
8/18 - Brooklyn, NY – Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk 
8/19 - New York City, NY – Theater at Madison Square Garden 
8/22 - Miami, FL – Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theatre 
8/23 - Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place 
8/25 - Houston, TX – Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land 
8/26 - Dallas, TX – Music Hall at Fair Park 
8/30 - Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre 
9/1 - Las Vegas, NV – The Pearl 
9/2 - Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre 
9/6 - Denver, CO – Bellco Theater 
9/8 - Reno, NV – Grand Theatre at The Grand Sierra Resort 
9/9 - Oakland, CA – The Paramount Theatre


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