Blige Continuing 'Breakthrough' On Summer Tour

With her 2005 Geffen album "The Breakthrough" continuing to fly off shelves, R&B superstar Mary J. Blige will hit the road in North America this summer in support of the project.

With her 2005 Geffen album "The Breakthrough" continuing to fly off shelves, R&B superstar Mary J. Blige will hit the road in North America this summer in support of the project. Dates get underway July 14 in Maryland Heights, Mo.; Jaheim and LeToya Tuckett will open.

Nearly 30 dates are set through Sept. 8 in Concord, Calif., for the Breakthrough Experience outing, which will primarily visit arenas and outdoor amphitheatres. Beforehand, Blige will embark on a five-date European tour starting Sunday (July 11) in Paris.

She will also perform June 24 at Chicago's B-96 Summer Bash alongside Chris Brown, Ne-Yo, Pink and Sean Paul and July 1 at Houston's Essence Music Festival.

"The Breakthrough" has sold 2.3 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and jumps 38-30 in its 24th week on The Billboard 200.

Here are Blige's Breakthrough Experience tour dates:

July 14: Maryland Heights, Mo. (UMB Bank Pavilion)
July 15: Indianapolis (Conseco Fieldhouse)
July 16: Charlotte, N.C. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
July 19: Uncasville, Conn. (Mohegan Sun)
July 21: New York (Madison Square Garden)
July 23: Camden, N.J. (Tweeter Center)
July 26: Burgettstown, Pa. (Post-Gazette Pavilion)
July 27: Holmdel, N.J. (PNC Bank Arts Center)
July 29: Cleveland (Tower City Amphitheatre)
July 30: Bristow, Va. (Nissan Pavilion)
Aug. 4: Atlantic City, N.J. (Borgata)
Aug. 5: Raleigh, N.C. (Alltel Pavilion at Walnut Creek)
Aug. 6: Virginia Beach, Va. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
Aug. 9: Selma, Texas (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
Aug. 11: Dallas (Smirnoff Music Centre
Aug. 12: Memphis (FedEx Forum)
Aug. 13: Kansas City, Mo. (Starlight Theatre)
Aug. 18: Columbus, Ohio (Germain Amphitheatre)
Aug. 19: Chicago (Charter One Pavilion)
Aug. 20: Clarkston, Mich. (DTE Energy Music Theatre)
Aug. 25: Sunrise, Fla. (BankAtlantic Center)
Aug. 26: Tampa, Fla. (Ford Amphitheatre)
Aug. 27: Atlanta (Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheatre)
Sept. 1: Irvine, Calif. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
Sept. 2: Las Vegas (Mandalay Bay)
Sept. 3: Universal City, Calif. (Gibson Amphitheatre)
Sept. 6: Phoenix (Cricket Pavilion)
Sept. 7: Marysville, Calif. (Sleep Train Amphitheatre)
Sept. 8: Concord, Calif. (Sleep Train Pavilion)