Mary J. Blige has announced her Good Morning Gorgeous Tour, her first headlining tour in five years.
Subsequent concerts in cities such as Washington, D.C., Chicago, Atlanta, Las Vegas, New Orleans, and Cincinnati are also on the itinerary. The tour will end on Oct.29 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Shelby Joyner, a co-founder of Black Promoters Collective, says, “Mary J. Blige has been one of a select handful of artists at the top of our desired list to partner with since the initial construction of The BPC. Having her support in our mission so early in the process is a testament to the hard work we have put in to bring superior cultural experiences powered by black business to the masses. We firmly believe this is a match made in heaven and are honored to partner with the Queen.”
Steve MacMillan, Hologic’s chairman, president and CEO, adds, “We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with Mary J. Blige as the presenting sponsor for her Good Morning Gorgeous Tour. As a global leader in women’s health, we’re committed to emphasizing the lifesaving importance of preventive screenings and the annual Well Woman exam, and Mary’s voice is a powerful way to reach millions of women.”
The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul will be joined on the road by Queen Naija and Ella Mai. Both served as special guests on Blige’s inaugural Strength of a Woman Festival and Summit during Mother’s Day weekend.
Mai will promote her sophomore album, Heart On My Sleeve. Blige gave words of wisdom to the Grammy winner on the tail of two songs from the album, including the gold-certified “Not Another Love Song” and “Sink or Swim.”
Tickets for Blige’s Good Morning Gorgeous Tour go on sale this Friday, June 17, at 10 a.m. local time. Pre-sales are happening as well. Get additional details here.
Blige last headed a tour in 2017 when she released her album Strength of a Woman. She co-headlined The Royalty Tour with Nas in 2019, supporting their one-off collaboration “Thriving.”
The R&B diva’s new round of shows comes behind Good Morning Gorgeous, her 14th album that was released in February ahead of her co-headlining Super Bowl LVI. It includes the chart-topping title track, as well as her latest single “Here With Me” featuring Anderson .Paak.
In May, Blige shared a deluxe edition of Good Morning Gorgeous, featuring six additional songs and new appearances from H.E.R., Remy Ma, Moneybagg Yo, Ne-Yo and Fabolous. She enlisted Usher, Fivio Foreign, DJ Khaled and Dave East for the standard version.
This year, Blige has accepted a few accolades. She received the Icon Award at the Billboard Music Awards. Then, a week later, she was presented with the Legend Award at the 2022 Clio Music Awards. She also made TIME’s 100 Most Influential People of 2022 list.
Up next is the 2022 BET Awards. Blige earned three nominations, including Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, BET Her Award (“Good Morning Gorgeous”) and Best Actress (Power Book II: Ghost)
Mary J. Blige’s Good Morning Gorgeous Tour Dates
Sep 17 — Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Sep 18 — Washington, D.C. @ Capitol One Arena
Sep 21 — Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
Sep 22 — Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Sep 24 — Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena **
Sep 25 — Chicago, IL @ United Center
Sep 28 — Birmingham, AL @ Legacy Center at The BJCC
Sep 29 — Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena
Oct 01 — Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
Oct 02 — Ft. Worth, TX @ Dickies Arena *
Oct 06 — Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena ***
Oct 08 — Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
Oct 09 — Inglewood, CA @ Kia Forum
Oct 12 — St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
Oct 15 — New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
Oct 16 — Memphis, TN @ FedEX Forum
Oct 19 — Cleveland, OH @ Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
Oct 20 — Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
Oct 22 — Hampton, VA @ Hampton Coliseum
Oct 23 — Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
Oct 26 — Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Oct 27 — Cincinnati, OH @ Heritage Bank Center
Oct 29 — Atlantic City, NJ @ Boardwalk Hall
Ella Mai not performing *
Queen Naija not performing **
Neither Ella Mai or Queen Naija performing ***