Maxwell and Mary J. Blige will tour together for the first time ever on the co-headlining The King and Queen of Hearts World Tour playing arenas nationwide, including a stop at Philips Arena on Friday, Nov. 25. Produced by Live Nation, the 24-show run of dates will follow on the heels of a dozen European dates in October. Ro James will join the tour as a special guest on 22 dates. The pair has also confirmed an appearance on ‘The View’ this Friday, Sept. 9.
Maxwell’s ‘blackSUMMERS’night’ was released on July 1 (Columbia Records), and is being talked of as one of the most acclaimed albums of 2016. It’s the second installment of his Grammy-winning and critically acclaimed musical trilogy, and Pitchfork calls it “exquisite and transcendental…[his] most cohesive effort.” The soul star has been on the road since June, playing shows across the U.S. and appearing on ‘Good Morning America,’ ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!,’ ‘The BET Awards,’ ‘Tavis Smiley’ & more. Maxwell’s “evocative” (Billboard) headlining set at this year’s Essence Festival showcased a voice with “impressive tenderness” (USA Today) and a “velvet falsetto” (New Orleans Times-Picayune).
Maxwell says, “Mary is the epitome of soul. She embodies all that is woman and speaks for the everyday struggle and triumphs of all women. I can’t wait to get on the road with her.”
Mary J. Blige has sold over 50 million albums worldwide, winning nine Grammy Awards and five American Music Awards. The legendary R&B singer is close to completing her 14th studio album. Mary’s soulful and powerful live performances have won over audiences across the world.
Ms. Blige says, “Maxwell’s music is amazingly soulful and calm with a colorful tone that speaks to the hearts of women. His music makes them feel loved and I’m excited to get on the road with him.”
Artist VIP Packages are available starting today, September 7. General public on sales start Friday, Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. local time. Every online ticket order will include one CD of Maxwell’s ‘blackSUMMERS’night’ and one CD of Mary J. Blige’s forthcoming album. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds from every ticket will be donated to Artists of Peace and Justice.
The King and Queen of Hearts Tour – U.S. Dates
*all dates, venues and cities below subject to change.
|Saturday, November 5, 2016||Baltimore, MD||Royal Farms Arena|
|Sunday, November 6, 2016||Washington, DC||Verizon Center|
|Wednesday, November 09, 2016||Philadelphia, PA||Wells Fargo Center|
|Thursday, November 10, 2016||New York, NY||Madison Square Garden|
|Saturday, November 12, 2016||St. Louis, MO||Scottrade Center***|
|Monday, November 14, 2016||Toronto, ON||Air Canada Centre|
|Wednesday, November 16, 2016||Cleveland, OH||Quicken Loans Arena|
|Friday, November 18, 2016||Detroit, MI||The Palace of Auburn Hills|
|Saturday, November 19, 2016||Indianapolis, IN||Bankers Life Fieldhouse***|
|Sunday, November 20, 2016||Memphis, TN||FedEx Forum|
|Tuesday, November 22, 2016||Charlotte, NC||Time Warner Cable Arena|
|Wednesday, November 23, 2016||Richmond, VA||Richmond Coliseum|
|Friday, November 25, 2016||Atlanta, GA||Philips Arena***|
|Saturday, November 26, 2016||Greensboro, NC||Greensboro Coliseum|
|Tuesday, November 29, 2016||Miami, FL||AmericanAirlines Arena|
|Thursday, December 1, 2016||New Orleans, LA||Smoothie King Center|
|Friday, December 2, 2016||Dallas, TX||American Airlines Center|
|Saturday, December 3, 2016||Houston, TX||Toyota Center***|
|Tuesday, December 6, 2016||Los Angeles, CA||The Forum|
|Wednesday, December 7, 2016||Oakland, CA||Oracle Arena|
|Friday, December 9, 2016||Las Vegas, NV||T-Mobile Arena|
|Sunday, December 11, 2016||Bossier City, LA||CenturyLink Center|
|Monday, December 12, 2016||Kansas City, MO||Sprint Center**|
|Wednesday, December 14, 2016||Chicago, IL||United Center**|
** Ro James will not be appearing at these shows.
*** On Sale Friday, September 16