Mary J. Blige hits the road with Jazmine Sullivan
Following a couple of one-off performances, including an appearance Monday (9/6) at Seattle's Bumbershoot Festival, Blige will kick off the official trek Oct. 2 in Atlanta. Venues for the 12-date trek are still being nailed down, though the itinerary does show a two-night stand Oct. 11-12 in New York City before finishing up Oct. 23 in Oakland, CA.
Blige released her ninth studio album, "Stronger With Each Tear," last December. The set, which followed 2007's "Growing Pains," peaked at No. 2 on The Billboard 200 and in the top spot of the magazine's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The effort also marked the performer's first release on her own Geffen imprint, Matriarch Records.
The U.S. run will also feature El Debarge and Miguel.
Earlier this week, Sullivan released a remix of her new single, "Holding You Down (Goin' In Circles)," featuring Blige. The rising star's sophomore album, "Love Me Back," is slated to hit shelves Oct. 15.
DeBarge is set to release a new album titled "Second Chance" this fall. It will mark his first new studio set since 1994.
Miguel is recording his debut album, "All I Want Is You," which is expected in stores sometime next year.
Following the U.S. run, Blige will head overseas for dates in the U.K., Australia and New Zealand.
5 - Indio, CA - Fantasy Springs Resort Casino & Special Events Center
6 - Seattle, WA - Bumbershoot Festival
1 - Mobile, AL - Downtown Mobile
2 - Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park Amphitheatre
3 - Virginia Beach, VA - Virginia Beach Amphitheater
5 - Raleigh, NC - TBA
7 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
8 - Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa
10 - Mashantucket, CT - MGM Grand at Foxwoods
11, 12 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall
15 - Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre
16 - Chicago, IL - TBA
19, 20 - Universal City, CA - Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk
22 - Las Vegas, NV - TBA
23 - Oakland, CA - TBA
2 - London, United Kingdom - The O2 London
3 - Birmingham, United Kingdom - LG Arena
5 - Manchester, United Kingdom - Manchester Evening News Arena
25 - Perth, Australia - Nib Stadium
28 - Melbourne, Australia - Sidney Myer Music Bowl
29 - Brisbane, Australia - Brisbane Riverstage
30 - Port Macquarie, Australia - Cassagrain Winery
3 - Darling Harbour, Australia - Sydney Entertainment Centre
5 - Rotorua, New Zealand - International Stadium