Mary J. Blige is hitting the road in support of her 15th studio album Good Morning Gorgeous. The Yonkers native announced plans for the U.S. tour on Wednesday (June 15) and she’s bringing a couple of R&B queens with her in Ella Mai and Queen Naija as openers.
“Good Morning Gorgeous! I’m hitting the road with @EllaMai and @QueenNaija for the Good Morning Gorgeous Tour presented by @Hologic,” she wrote on Twitter.
Pre-sale tickets are currently on sale for AMEX card owners, while others will have to wait until Friday morning (June 17) for the rest of the general public tickets to become available.
The trek kicks off in Greensboro, North Carolina on September 17 with additional stops in D.C., Philly, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Houston, L.A., Memphis, New Orleans, Brooklyn and more.
Ella Mai actually collaborated with Mary J. on multiple tracks on her Heart On My Sleeve album and she gushed to HipHopDX about working with one of her idols.
“Mary is one of my all-time favorites,” the British singer said. “She’s been a part of my life since I was very, very young, so when I was putting the album together I wanted somebody else to tell this story for me as opposed to me telling it through the music. I wanted someone to guide me almost, and there’s nobody else I want to guide me if I’m speaking about love.
“She told me, ‘Listen, it’s life, and it is what it is.’ We all know Mary’s story because she’s been very, very honest with everything. If there’s one person I’ll always take advice from, it’s her. If the torch is being passed down, I don’t want to put words out there, but if so I’m honored.”