Mary J. Blige is heading back on the road and returning to the centerstage this fall for her Good Morning Gorgeous Tour.
Powered by Black Promoters Collective—the visionaries behind Maxwell’s The Night Tour and New Edition’s The Culture Tour—Blige’s 23-city tour begins this September and will include supporting acts, Ella Mai and Queen Naija.
BPC Co-Founder and President Shelby Joyner shared in a statement, “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.”
Naija was one of the opening acts for Blige’s Strength of a Woman Festival and Summit this past May while Mai was one of Mary’s special guests during her Mary & Friends set. Not to mention, the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul also appeared on Mai’s sophomore album, Heart On My Sleeve, on two separate tracks: “Not Another Love Song” and “Sink or Swim.”
The Good Morning Gorgeous Tour is her first headlining tour in five years considering Blige’s last solo tour was her 2017 Strength of a Woman Tour. Two years later, she co-headlined The Royalty Tour alongside Nas.
Aside from celebrating the anniversaries of her debut album, What’s The 411? and her third studio release, Share My World, this year, Blige has been named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People of 2022, was honored with the Icon Award at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards, and is nominated for three BET Awards—Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, BET Her, and Best Actress, respectively.
Presale begins on Wednesday (June 15) for American Express cardholders only until Thursday, June 16 at 10 p.m. local time. General tickets for the Good Morning Gorgeous Tour go on sale this Friday (June 17) at 10 a.m. local time. See the full tour dates below.
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