Mary J Blige Schedules East Coast Dates in August
Between promoting the recent release of the film version of “Rock of Ages” and talking about the Burger King ad snafu that occurred earlier this year, Mary J. Blige has been a busy lady this year. But she has made time to schedule a brief tour in an effort to support her most recent album, My Life II… the Journey Continues.
Blige will help D’Angelo make his highly publicized comeback as part of the “Liberation” tour. So far, four dates for the tour of the R&B singers have been scheduled, and the first will be held at the Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach on August 18 in Virginia Beach, Va. The next show will be performed the following night at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, N.Y. The last two currently scheduled shows will be held at the Bank of America Pavilion in Boston on August 21 and the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, N.J. on August 23.
In addition to the two superstars, Melanie Fiona also will be joining the tour to provide support at all dates.
If you don’t wait to wait until August and happen to be in the Atlantic City, N.J. area this weekend, you can catch Blige perform at Caesars Atlantic City today, tomorrow and Tuesday.
“Rock of Ages” was released on June 15, and is the film adaptation of the 2006 Broadway musical of the same name. The musical tells a love story through popular 1980s songs and, along with Blige, stars Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Malin Akerman, Alec Baldwin and Russell Brand, among others.
In other Blige news, she also spoke publicly for the first time about a Burger King commercial featuring her that was leaked two months ago and caused the singer to be publicly mocked and accused of racism.
“I wanted to crawl under the bed,” Blige told Hot 97’s Angie Martinez about the lead of the ad. “It was a mistake, but I did it because I thought it was something that wouldn’t come out like that. It was told to us that I would be shot in an iconic way… it hurt my feelings. It crushed me for like two days.”