Mary J. Blige and Maxwell will be doing a joint tour beginning on Nov. 5 in Baltimore.


The title of their tour is The King and Queen of Hearts World Tour. “We say this with all humility, but we also say it with confidence,” Blige tells EW. “Because it’s what we earned. Blood, sweat, and tears.”

Maxwell released blackSUMMERS’night, his fifth studio album this year, and Blige’s last was 2014’s The London Sessions. She is preparing to release a new collection soon, but how soon is unknown. She has released 12 records since her debut in 1992.

Of their tour, Blige explains, “it’s traumatic, and it’s beautiful. Because my life, I actually have to live out what I’m singing.”


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Maxwell agrees and says “it’s cathartic” to perform such personal songs in front of hundreds of people on stage. “It’s going to be a very beautiful chess game on stage, and the queen has all the moves. I feel like we’re going to be able to magnify each other and take people to where they need to be in an emotional way, especially in a time where we have so much political unrest. It’s kind of wild out there.”

See the full list of tour dates and cities below.

November 5: Baltimore, MD / Royal Farms Arena
November 6: Washington, DC / Verizon Center
November 9: Philadelphia, PA / Wells Fargo Center
November 10: New York, NY / Madison Square Garden
November 12: St. Louis, MO / Scottrade Center**
November 14: Toronto, ON / Air Canada Centre
November 16: Cleveland, OH / Quicken Loans Arena
November 18: Detroit, MI / The Palace of Auburn Hills
November 19: Indianapolis, IN / Bankers Life Fieldhouse**
November 20: Memphis, TN / FedEx Forum
November 22: Charlotte, NC / Time Warner Cable Arena
November 23: Richmond, VA / Richmond Coliseum
November 25: Atlanta, GA / Philips Arena**
November 26: Greensboro, NC / Greensboro Coliseum
November 29: Miami, FL / AmericanAirlines Arena
December 1: New Orleans, LA / Smoothie King Center
December 2: Dallas, TX / American Airlines Center
December 3: Houston, TX / Toyota Center**
December 6: Los Angeles, CA / The Forum
December 7: Oakland, CA / Oracle Arena
December 9: Las Vegas, NV / T-Mobile Arena
December 11: Bossier City, LA/ CenturyLink Center
December 12: Kansas City, MO / Sprint Center
December 14: Chicago, IL / United Center

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