Just days after Jazmine Sullivan’s “Holding You Down (Goin’ In Circles)” remix featuring Mary J. Blige was released, Blige announced Tuesday (Aug. 31) that she will be joining forces with the R&B singer/songwriter once again. The two powerhouses, along with comeback king El DeBarge and newcomer Miguel, will hit the road for a fall trek that starts Oct. 2 in Atlanta, Ga. and will stop in New York, Detroit and Los Angeles before wrapping up in Oakland, Calif. on Oct. 23.
Blige shared the news during her appearance on BET’s “106 & Park, where she brought out Sullivan and Miguel and called the former “one of the most amazing female singers out right now in this generation…I love this girl’s voice and spirit. Jazmine Sullivan is for real, and she’s going on the road with me.”
Sullivan is set to release her sophomore album “Love Me Back” in October, while El DeBarge is on the cusp of releasing “Second Chance,” his first album since 1994. Miguel is finishing up his debut, “All I Want Is You,” for release next year. His first single of the same title is currently No. 45 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.
Here are Mary J. Blige’s tentative tour dates (venues not listed are TBD):
Oct. 1: Mobile, Ala. (BayFest Mobile Music Festival)
Oct. 2: Atlanta, Ga.
Oct. 3: Virginia Beach, Va.
Oct. 5: Raleigh, N.C.
Oct. 7: Washington, D.C.
Oct. 8: Atlantic City, N.J.
Oct. 10: Mashantucket, Conn. (Fox Theatre at Foxwoods)
Oct. 11: New York, N.Y. (Radio City Music Hall)
Oct. 12: New York, N.Y. (Radio City Music Hall)
Oct. 15: Detroit, Mich.
Oct. 16: Chicago, Ill.
Oct. 19: Los Angeles, Calif. (Gibson Amphitheatre)
Oct. 20: Los Angeles, Calif. (Gibson Amphitheatre)
Oct. 22: Las Vegas, Nev.
Oct. 23: Oakland, Calif.