Mary J. Blige Plots 'Strength of a Woman' North American Tour

R&B singer announced headlining dates behind recently issued 13th LP

Mary J. Blige announced a 21-date North American tour behind her recently released 13th LP, 'Strength of a Woman.' Credit: Scott Dudelson/Getty

Mary J. Blige announced a North American tour behind her recently released 13th LP, Strength of a Woman. The 21-date trek kicks off July 30th in Chicago and concludes September 9th in Oakland, California. The majority of the shows go on sale Friday, May 19th at 10 a.m. Eastern.

The April-issued Strength of a Woman features several high-profile guests, including Kanye West, Missy Elliott, Quavo, DJ Khaled, Kaytranada and Prince Charlez. The album followed 2014's The London Sessions and entered the Billboard 200 at Number Three. It was Blige's 14th career Top 10 placement. The lead single "Thick of It" earned the fastest climb to Number One on the Adult R&B chart in over two decades, Billboard reported.

Blige performed single "Love Yourself" earlier this month on The Tonight Show, backed by the Roots. 

Mary J. Blige 2017 North American Tour Dates

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