Liberation Tour (Mary J. Blige and D'Angelo)
|Tour by Mary J. Blige and D'Angelo|
|Associated album||My Life II... The Journey Continues (Act 1)|
|Start date||August 18, 2012|
|End date||September 15, 2012|
|No. of shows||15 in North America|
The Liberation Tour is a co-headlining concert tour by American recording artists, Mary J. Blige and D'Angelo. The North America tour supports Blige's tenth studio album, My Life II...(Act 1). and D'Angelo's third studio album, released in 2014, Black Messiah. The tour also features special guest R&B singer Melanie Fiona.
On July 7, 2012, after Blige's concert at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, she told Rolling Stone a 20 date tour in the states was in the works. Tickets for four shows went on sale a few days after.
During a four night stint at Caesars in Atlantic City (June 29, 30 & July 3, 4), Blige gave fans a peek of what was to come on the tour.
During the tour, VIP Nation also offered fans VIP Packages for the tour.
- Melanie Fiona
- Blige performed "Mary Jane (All Night Long)" only in Washington, D.C. replacing "Midnight Drive".
- "Why" was cut from Blige's setlist at some shows.
- D'Angelo's setlist was changed often for selected dates during the tour.
- "Brown Sugar" was his opening song at the Los Angeles show, and at select cities.
|August 18, 2012||Virginia Beach||United States||Farm Bureau Live|
|August 19, 2012||Wantagh||Nikon at Jones Beach Theater|
|August 21, 2012||Boston||Bank of America Pavilion|
|August 23, 2012||Holmdel Township||PNC Bank Arts Center|
|August 24, 2012||Philadelphia||Mann Center|
|August 26, 2012||Washington, D.C.||Verizon Center|
|August 28, 2012||Atlanta||Chastain Park Amphitheater|
|August 30, 2012||Miami||American Airlines Arena|
|September 2, 2012||Houston||Toyota Center|
|September 7, 2012||Las Vegas||Pearl Concert Theater|
|September 8, 2012||Concord||Sleep Train Pavilion|
|September 9, 2012||Los Angeles||Gibson Amphitheatre|
|September 13, 2012||Chicago||United Center|
|September 14, 2012||Clarkston||DTE Energy Music Center|
|September 15, 2012||Charlotte||Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre|
- Mary J. Blige & D'Angelo Tour Archived 2012-08-11 at the Wayback Machine.houstontoyotacenter.com
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- "D'Angelo, Mary J. Blige Team for 'Liberation Tour'". Billboard.com. 2009-09-14. Retrieved 2012-07-24.
- Jul 2nd 2012 3:20PM by Georgette Cline Comments (2012-07-02). "Mary J. Blige Dazzles at Caesars Atlantic City, Thanks Fans for Support Through 'Hell'". The Boombox. Retrieved 2012-07-24.
- "Mary J Blige The Liberation Tour VIP Nation Program". Vipnation.com. Retrieved 2012-07-24.
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