Nas & Mary J. Blige On Tour Is All We Need. Here’s The 411.
Nas and Mary J. Blige are embarking on their first ever collaborative tour this summer. Beginning in July, the artists with extensive creative history together will co-headline a North American run with stops in 22 cities between the United States and Canada. Previously, the two New York music veterans who burst onto the scene at the same time, collaborated on Mary’s 1997 “Love Is All We Need” single (embedded below), her 2000 track “Sincerity,” and 2011’s “Feel Inside.” Additionally, M.J.B. appeared on Nas’ 2011 “Reach Out” along with a Bravehearts collaboration.
Last year, Nas released the Kanye West-produced Nasir. He has since said he is working on an album with production from Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA and Swizz Beatz. In 2013, M.J.B. released her 13th album, Strength Of A Woman. Since then, the Yonkers representative was twice nominated for an Oscar after her work in Mudbound. Later this week (April 19), Nas’ debut, Illmatic, turns 25 years old.
The dates for Nas and Mary J. Blige’s tour are as follows:
7/11 – West Palm Beach, Fla. @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre at the S. Florida Fairgrounds
7/13 – Tampa, Fla. @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds
7/14 – Jacksonville, Fla. @ Daily’s Place
7/16 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
7/20 – Atlantic City, N.J. @ Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
7/21 – Virginia Beach, Va. @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
7/24 – Charlotte, N.C. @ PNC Music Pavilion
7/25 – Raleigh, N.C. @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
7/28 – Detroit, Mich. @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/31 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
8/2 – Houston, Tx. @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/3 – Austin, Tx. @ Austin360 Amphitheater
8/6 – Kansas City, Mo. @ Starlight Theatre
8/9 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
8/14 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
8/16 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ The Joint
8/17 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ The Joint
8/20 – Albuquerque, N.M. @ Isleta Amphitheater
8/22 – Dallas, Tx. @Dos Equis Pavilion
8/25 – Tuscaloosa, Ala. @ Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
8/31 – Syracuse, N.Y. @ St Joseph’s Health Amphitheater
9/1 – Boston, Mass. @ Xfinity Center
9/10 – Toronto, Ontario @ Budweiser Stage
Music by Nas is currently on the official Ambrosia For Heads playlist.
#BonusBeat: The music video for Mary J. Blige’s “Love Is All We Need,” featuring Nas: