Listen, Mary, we feel you: Throwing yourself into work is one way we deal with a breakup, too. In a move they said has been years in the making, Mary J. Blige and Maxwell are teaming up for what will be called the King and Queen of Hearts Tour. The two of them have 20-plus years of hits to comb through, which means they could perform for hours a piece and still not hit all your favorites. More than a show, it will be an outing of two influential artists who have been holding down soul and R&B music for years.
As Maxwell told Okayplayer, "This is truly a friendship and a mutual respect for what we’ve both done creatively. I have to always acquiesce to Mary because I was trying to get a deal when Mary was on Billboard and on every radio station. I say this humbly and with great respect, ‘In chess, the Queen always has the moves,’ and Mary, indeed, does [have the moves] and I’m following her lead."
For those who think Maxwell is the suave lothario who is too cool for school, seeing him in concert will change your entire mind. He is totally at home onstage, which REVOLT saw firsthand at this year's ESSENCE Fest. And well, with the recent #MaryJBligeChallenge that hit social media, we know how Mary gets down.
The tour kicks off November 5, and Ro James is the opening act.
The King and Queen of Hearts U.S. Tour Dates:
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**