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Mary J. Blige announces North American tour

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Nine-time Grammy Award-winning R&B legend, Mary J. Blige, has announced her highly anticipated North American Strength of a Woman tour, featuring special guest Lalah Hathaway. The tour kicks off on Sunday, July 30 at the Chicago Theater, with stops in major cities throughout the U.S. Mary J. Blige is also a Golden Globe Award-nominee and a multi-platinum artist.

The tour is in support of her thirteenth album release, Strength Of A Woman, debuting at No. 1 on Billboard’s R&B Album Chart, and has received critical praise since its April 28 release on Capitol Records. The album features production by DJ Camper, Bam, Hit-Boy, and KAYTRANADA, and collaborations with Quavo (of Migos), DJ Khaled, Missy Elliot and Kanye West, lending his vocals on the album’s latest single release, "Love Yourself."

Tickets for the tour will be on sale to the general public on Friday, May 19 at 10 a.m. local time. Fan club, VIP and Pandora Premium pre-sale go on sale May 17 at 10 a.m. local time. The official pre-sale credit for the tour, Citi® cardmembers will have access to purchase pre-sale tickets beginning Wednesday, May 17 at 12 p.m. local time through Citi’s Private Pass® program. Additionally, a special Pandora and Facebook pre-sale will be available May 18 at 10 a.m. local time.

Tour Dates:

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

*General Tickets on sale May 19th at 11 a.m. ET.