Maxwell and Mary J. Blige are about to hit the road in a regal way on “The King and Queen of Hearts World Tour.”
Produced by Live Nation, the 24-show North American trek is set to kick off Nov. 5 in Baltimore, hitting cities including New York, Toronto, Atlanta, Miami, and Los Angeles, before wrapping Dec. 14 in Chicago. Prior to the U.S. run, the royal pair will play a dozen European dates in October.
Ro James will accompany the duo on most of the domestic tour dates except for the last two stops in Kansas City and Chicago.
“Mary is the epitome of soul,” said Maxwell. “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 reciprocated the love. “Maxwell’s music is amazingly soulful and calm with a colorful tone that speaks to the hearts of women,” she said. “His music makes them feel loved and I’m excited to get on the road with him.”
Maxwell released blackSUMMERS’night back in July while Mary is working on her 14th solo album. She recently recorded “The View’s” new theme song, “Crazy,” and this Friday, she will join Maxwell on the program.
Tickets for “The King and Queen of Hearts World Tour” go on sale Friday, Sept. 9, at 10 a.m. local time.
The King and Queen of Hearts World Tour Dates
Nov. 5 – Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena
Nov. 6 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center
Nov. 9 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Nov. 10 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Nov. 12 – St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center***
Nov. 14 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
Nov. 16 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
Nov. 18 – Detroit, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills
Nov. 19 – Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life Fieldhouse***
Nov. 20 – Memphis, TN – FedEx Forum
Nov. 22 – Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Arena
Nov. 23 – Richmond, VA – Richmond Coliseum
Nov. 25 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena***
Nov. 26 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
Nov. 29 – Miami, FL – AmericanAirlines Arena
Dec. 1 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
Dec. 2 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Dec. 3 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center***
Dec. 6 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
Dec. 7 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
Dec. 9 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
Dec. 11 – Bossier City, LA – CenturyLink Center
Dec. 12 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center**
Dec. 14 – Chicago, IL – United Center**
** Ro James will not be appearing at these shows.
*** On sale Friday, September 16