*Mary J. Blige has announced U.S. dates for her Good Morning Gorgeous tour that kicks off this fall.
Powered by Black Promoters Collective—Blige’s 23-city tour begins in September and will include supporting acts, Ella Mai and Queen Naija, Vibe reports.
“Mary J. Blige has been one of a select handful of artists at the top of our desired list to partner with since the initial construction of The BPC. Having her support in our mission so early in the process is a testament to the hard work we have put in to bring superior cultural experiences powered by black business to the masses. We firmly believe this is a match made in heaven and are honored to partner with the Queen,” said BPC Co-Founder and President Shelby Joyner shared in a statement.
Presale tickets for the Good Morning Gorgeous Tour began Wednesday (June 15) for American Express cardholders only and ends Thursday, June 16 at 10 p.m. local time. General tickets go on sale Friday (June 17) at 10 a.m. local time. See the full tour dates below.
Good Morning Gorgeous! I’m hitting the road with @EllaMai and @QueenNaija for the Good Morning Gorgeous Tour presented by @Hologic. AMEX presale begins today for AMEX cardholders at 10AM. General on sale begins this Friday at 10AM. 🔗 in bio pic.twitter.com/yg9OOMJvVu
— Mary J. Blige (@maryjblige) June 15, 2022
In the meantime, we reported previously Blige will executive produce an upcoming Lifetime Movie inspired by her iconic “Real Love” single.
“I wrote Real Love based on my real-life experiences, and my fans connected to it in a deeply personal way,” Blige shared in a statement. “It’s exciting to now use this song and my music to create a new story by way of film, continuing to build on a pillar of the foundation of my production company, Blue Butterfly. My passions for acting and music now include developing diverse stories with music as the backdrop. I am grateful to Lifetime for their partnership in the story of ‘Real Love.’”
The upcoming Lifetime movie – Madamenoir notes – is a romantic drama – a coming-of-age – featuring Kendra, a determined young woman who enrolls in upstate New York for her college studies. Her initial plans are to focus on her studies. Still, when she meets Ben, her film class partner, they fall hard in love, which teaches her the meaning of real love despite all the challenges she faces: financial hardship, competition for the top-class position, and disapproving parents.
Good Morning Gorgeous Tour Dates:
Sep 17: Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Sep 18: Washington, D.C. – Capitol One Arena
Sep 21: Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
Sep 22: Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Sep 24: Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena (sans Queen Naija)
Sep 25: Chicago, IL – United Center
Sep 28: Birmingham, AL – Legacy Center at The BJCC
Sep 29: Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
Oct 01: Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Oct 02: Ft. Worth, TX – Dickies Arena (sans Ella Mai)
Oct 06: Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena (Mary J. Blige solo)
Oct 08: Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
Oct 09: Inglewood, CA – Kia Forum (sans Queen Naija)
Oct 12: St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
Oct 15: New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
Oct 16: Memphis, TN – FedEX Forum
Oct 19: Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
Oct 20: Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
Oct 22: Hampton, VA – Hampton Coliseum
Oct 23: Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
Oct 26: Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Oct 27: Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Center
Oct 29: Atlantic City, NJ – Boardwalk Hall