Mary J. Blige, Nas // Artist Instagram
As announced by Live Nation on Tuesday (April 16), the New York natives will be co-headlining a run of shows across North America.
The legendary singer and rapper will be hitting 22 cities this summer, with scheduled pitstops in Boston, Atlanta, Houston, Las Vegas and more. The tour is set to kick off in West Palm Beach, Fla. on July 11 and wrap in Toronto on Sept. 10.
The acclaimed artists previously teamed up for their 1997 track, "Love Is All We Need," which appears on Mary J. Blige's third studio album, Share My World. They later reunited in 2012, joining forces on the track "Reach Out," which was included on Nas' eleventh studio album, Life Is Good.
Presumably due to prior obligations or scheduling conflicts, Blige will perform without Nas for a few select dates. The Grammy Award-winning singer previously has toured with the likes of Jay-Z and Maxwell, as well as most recently wrapped up her 2017 "Strength of a Woman" tour.
Blige has spoken of Nas in high regard in the past, referring to him as a "prophet" back in 2013.
"He's always been the person with the message," she reflected at the time. "He's just always been a great person. He's very into what he is doing. He has a lot of integrity and his life shows that."
Per Live Nation, tickets for Nas and Blige's co-headlining tour will be made available for sale for Citi card members on April 17. Sales will open to the general public on April 19 via Ticketmaster.
See the full tour dates below.
July 11 – West Palm Beach FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheater at the S. Florida Fairgrounds
July 13 – Tampa, FL @ Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheater
July 16 – Atlanta, GA @ Candace Bank Amphitheater 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 Pavillion
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 Amphitheater
August 20 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Ampitheater
August 22 – Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion
August 25 – Tuscaloosa, AL @ Toscaloosa Amphitheater
August 31 – Syracuse, NY @ St. Joeseph's Health Amphitheater
September 1 – Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
September 10 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage