Save those coins because Maxwell and Mary J. Blige are heading on tour across the U.S. this fall through winter. The reigning champs of R&B recently announced the dates for the King & Queen of Hearts Tour Wednesday (Sept. 7).
The 24-date trek will kick off Nov. 5 in Baltimore and conclude in Chicago on Dec. 14, with stops in major cities including New York, Detroit, Atlanta, Miami, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. The North American leg of the tour is following the duo’s 10-date, European sweep, hitting cities like London, Germany, and Paris.
Mary J. and Maxwell’s tour is expected to be the perfect marriage of R&B’s soul and passion. “Maxwell is a man that we need as women,” Blige told Billboard. “He sings from his heart and soul with an amazing voice. When you hear him, you feel comforted, good, sexy, sly. You feel like you want to go out with your girls and then you also feel like you want to lay up with your man. He just gives you that freedom as a woman to be all those sexy, empowering and beautiful things. Women need to feel like there’s some man out there that really cares and will speak to them through song.”
Maxwell also noted that he’s excited to embark on this journey with the “No More Drama” singer as well. “This is a bucket list situation for me, something we’ve been trying to bring together because our audiences are each other’s,” Maxwell stated. “Mary’s soulful voice and the way she connects with the audience; her warmth and giving nature in an industry that can make you cold, stale and jaded: I’ve learned a lot from her in that regard. And this isn’t just a love fest for people who have followed our music. This is a celebration of New York, R&B/soul music and the ‘90s.”
As for what fans can expect, Maxwell hints the show will be full of surprises and will opt for freestyling rather than curated performances. “Anything can happen. Once we start rehearsing, we’ll sit down and pull some stuff together organically,” the “Pretty Wings” singer said.
Check out the dates for Mary J. Blige and Maxwell’s King & Queen of Hearts Tour below.
King and Queen of Hearts Tour:
11/5 — Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
11/6 — Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
11/9 — Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
11/10 — New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
11/12 — St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
11/14 — Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
11/16 — Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
11/18 — Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
11/19 — Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
11/20 — Memphis, TN @ FedEx Forum
11/22 — Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena
11/23 — Richmond, VA @ Richmond Coliseum
11/25 — Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
11/26 — Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum
11/29 — Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
12/1 — New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
12/2 — Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
12/3 — Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
12/6 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
12/7 — Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
12/9 — Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
12/11 — Bossier City, LA @ CenturyLink Center
12/12 — Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
12/14 — Chicago, IL @ United Center