Jay-Z & Mary J. Blige Embark On Co-Headlining Tour

ImageTwo of the biggest names in Hip-Hop and R&B will be sharing a bill this year. Jay-Z and Mary J. Blige will take off on a 25-date North American co-headlining tour together beginning next month in Miami.

The "Mary J. Blige & Jay-Z: Heart of the City" tour will kick off at Miami's American Airlines Arena and go on to cover the East coast while also stopping off in New Orleans, Houston, Las Vegas and Oakland, according to a press release. The tour will also hit L.A.'s Hollywood Bowl on April 16th.

The first time the two headliners worked together was back in 1996 on the classic "Can't Knock the Hustle" off Jay's first album, Reasonable Doubt, and since then their separate careers have each taken off.

Mary has eight platinum and multi-platinum albums under her belt with six Grammys on her shelf while Jay has also earned multiple Grammys, American Music Awards and VMA wins. Together, the two headliners have sold 70 million albums world wide and boast 12 Grammy wins.

The "Mary J. Blige & Jay-Z:Heart of the City" tour will feature music from Jay's 2006 Kingdom Come album and his heavily praised 2007 concept album American Gangster.

Mary will also perform songs from her current album, Growing Pains. The Queen of Hip-Hop/Soul's eighth release went platinum in three weeks and is still holding steady in the top 10 on Billboard in its seven weeks on the charts.

Check Ticketmaster.com to cop tickets. Seats are going for $76 to $347.

Dates and venues below, more to be announced soon.


March 22 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena

March 26 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena

March 27 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

March 28 East Rutherford, NJ IzodCenter

March 30 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center

April 2 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre

April 3 Boston, MA TD BanknorthGarden

April 5 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum

April 6 Washington, DC VerizonCenter

April 16 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl