LOS ANGELES, Calif.  – Nine-time GRAMMY® Award-winner, Golden Globe® Award nominee and multiplatinum R&B legend Mary J. Blige has announced plans to embark on her highly-anticipated North American STRENGTH OF A WOMAN TOUR, which kicks off Sunday, July 30th at the Chicago Theater.  The multi-city trek will stop at Smart Financial Centre on Friday August 25th at 8:00PM.

The tour announcement comes on the heels of Blige’s 13th studio album release, STRENGTH OF A WOMAN, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s R&B Album Chart and has received critical praise since its April 28th release on Capitol Records.  The New York Times called the album “empowering” in a recent review while the Guardian hailed that “Blige’s vocals alone are a reminder of why she remains so important to the genre”. Featuring production by DJ Camper, Bam, Hit-Boy, and KAYTRANADA, the new release also features collaborations with Quavo (of Migos), DJ Khaled, Missy Elliot and Kanye West who lends vocal support on the album’s latest single “Love Yourself”.

Tickets for the STRENGTH OF A WOMAN TOUR go on-sale to the general public beginning Friday, May 19th at 10am at Fan Club, VIP and Pandora Premium pre-sale will go on-sale on May 17th at 10am local time.  A Citicard pre-sale will begin Wednesday, May 17th at 12pm and a special Pandora, Facebook, Live Nation and Smart Financial Centre pre-sale will be available May 18th at 10am. For all ticket purchase information, please visit



7/30/17 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
8/1/17 Sterling Heights, MI Michigan Lottery Amphitheater at Freedom Hill
8/2/17 Cleveland, OH Hard Rock Live
8/4/17 Buffalo, NY Shea’s Performing Arts Center
8/5/17 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theater
8/6/17 Nashville, TN Nashville Municipal Auditorium
8/8/17 Atlanta, GA Wolf Creek Amphitheater
8/10/17 Raleigh, NC Red Hat Amphitheatre
8/13/17 Baltimore, MD Pier Six Pavilion
8/18/17 Brooklyn, NY Ford Amphitheatre at Coney Island Boardwalk*
8/19/17 New York City, NY Theater at Madison Square Gardens*
8/22/17 Miami, FL Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theatre
8/23/17 Jacksonville, FL Daily’s Place
8/25/17 Sugar Land, TX Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
8/26/17 Dallas, TX Music Hall at Fair Park
8/30/17 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
9/1/17 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl
9/2/17 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre
9/6/17 Denver, CO Bellco Theater
9/8/17 Reno, NV Grand Theatre at The Grand Sierra Resort
9/9/17 Oakland, CA The Paramount Theatre


Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige is an iconic singer, songwriter, actress and philanthropist.  She has sold over 50 million albums and 25 million singles worldwide, garnered nine GRAMMY® Awards (plus a staggering 32 nominations), a Gold Globe nomination and five American Music Awards.  She holds the distinction of being the only artist to have won GRAMMYs® in the R&B, hip-hop, pop, and gospel categories. She is amongst a handful of entertainers to release eight or more multiplatinum albums, with Billboard naming her “the most successful female R&B artist of the past 25 years”.

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