Mary J. Blige to kick off ‘Strength’ tour in Chicago

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Singer-songwriter Mary J. Blige during the VH1 “Dear Mama” taping on May 6, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. | Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images

Fans of Grammy-winner Mary J. Blige take note: the R&B icon will kick off her Strength of a Woman Tour on July 30 at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State, it was announced today. The tour also features Chicago native and Grammy-winner Lalah Hathaway (“Angel”).

Blige is touring behind her latest album, “Strength of a Woman,” released in April and which debuted in the No. 1 spot on the Billboard R&B chart.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. March 19 at

Here are the tour dates (so far) according to today’s official announcement:

7/30/17  Chicago,  Chicago Theatre

8/1/17     Sterling Heights, MI Michigan Lottery Amphitheater at Freedom Hill

8/2/17    Cleveland,  Hard Rock Live

8/4/17    Buffalo, NY Shea’s Performing Arts Center

8/5/17    Indianapolis,  Murat Theater

8/6/17    Nashville, TN Nashville Municipal Auditorium

8/8/17    Atlanta,  Wolf Creek Amphitheater

8/10/17  Raleigh,  Red Hat Amphitheatre

8/13/17  Baltimore, MD Pier Six Pavilion

8/18/17  Brooklyn,  Ford Amphitheatre at Coney Island Boardwalk

8/19/17  New York City, Theater at Madison Square Gardens

8/22/17 Miami, Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theatre

8/23/17  Jacksonville, FL Daily’s Place

8/25/17  Houston,  Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land

8/26/17  Dallas,  Music Hall at Fair Park

8/30/17  Phoenix,  Comerica Theatre

9/1/17     Las Vegas,  The Pearl

9/2/17     Los Angeles,  Greek Theatre

9/6/17     Denver, Bellco Theater

9/8/17     Reno, NV,  Grand Theatre at The Grand Sierra Resort

9/9/17     Oakland, CA,  The Paramount Theatre

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