Mary J. Blige’s show-stealing performance at the 2019 BET Awards was just the beginning of her busy summer. After receiving BET’s Lifetime Achievement Award on Sunday night (June 23), the Queen of Hip Hop Soul has announced a batch of new dates for her upcoming tour with Nas.
The longtime collaborators have added five shows to The Royalty Tour, which begins in July.
Nas and Blige are now scheduled to perform in Brooklyn, Baltimore, Newark and Indianapolis — in addition to the previously announced cities. They’ll also be closing out their run of concerts with an event at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on September 17.
Tickets for the additional dates go on sale June 28 at 10 a.m. local time via LiveNation.com. Citi cardmembers can purchase tickets early as part of a presale window that begins June 25 at 10 a.m. local time and ends June 27 at 10 p.m.
Check out Nas and Blige’s newly announced tour dates below.
August 28 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
August 29 – Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena
September 8 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
September 12 – Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
September 17 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
[This post has been updated. The following was originally published on April 16, 2019.]
Nas is teaming up with Mary J. Blige to tour together for the first time in their storied careers. The Hip Hop and R&B luminaries have announced a 22-city run of summer shows that will take place throughout North America.
The acclaimed artists, who’ve collaborated on songs such as “Love Is All We Need,” are scheduled to begin their tour in West Palm Beach on July 11. Nas won’t be performing at a few select dates, including stops in Atlantic City and Las Vegas.
The Illmatic creator and Blige will wrap up their co-headlining concerts in Toronto on September 10.
The general public can begin purchasing tickets this Friday (April 19) at 10 a.m. local time via Live Nation. Citi cardmembers will have early access to tickets starting on Wednesday (April 17) at 12 p.m. local time until Thursday (April 18) at 10 p.m.
Check out Nas and Blige’s tour dates below.
July 11 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre at the S. Florida Fairgrounds
July 13 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds
July 14 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place *
July 16 – Atlanta, GA – Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
July 20 – Atlantic City, NJ – Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena *
July 21 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
July 24 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
July 25 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
July 28 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 31 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
August 2 – Houston, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 3 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater
August 6 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre
August 9 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
August 14 – San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
August 16 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint *
August 17 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint *
August 20 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
August 22 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
August 25 – Tuscaloosa, AL – Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
August 31 – Syracuse, NY – St Joseph’s Health Amphitheater
September 1 – Boston, MA – Xfinity Center
September 10 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
*Nas not playing
^on sale beginning April 18 at 10 a.m. local time