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Liberation Tour (Mary J. Blige and D'Angelo)

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The Liberation Tour
Tour by Mary J. Blige and D'Angelo
Associated albumMy Life II... The Journey Continues (Act 1)
Black Messiah
Start dateAugust 18, 2012
End dateSeptember 15, 2012
No. of shows15 in North America
D'Angelo tour chronology
Occupy Music Tour
The Liberation Tour
The Second Coming Tour
Mary J. Blige tour chronology
Music Saved My Life Tour
The Liberation Tour
The London Sessions Tour

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The Liberation Tour is a co-headlining concert tour by American recording artists, Mary J. Blige and D'Angelo.[1] The North America tour supports Blige's tenth studio album, My Life II...(Act 1).[2][3] 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.[4]

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.[5]

During the tour, VIP Nation also offered fans VIP Packages for the tour.[6]

Opening acts[edit]

  • Melanie Fiona
  • Starshell

Set list[edit]

  1. "Playa Playa"
  2. "Devil's Pie"
  3. "Chicken Grease"
  4. "The Charade"
  5. "Crusin'"
  6. "Untitled (How Does It Feel)"
  7. "Shi*t, Damn, Motherf*cker"
  8. "Lady"
  9. "Sugah Daddy"
  10. "Another Life"
  11. "Feel Like Makin' Love"
  12. "One Mo' Gin"
  13. "Brown Sugar"
Mary J. Blige
  1. "Ain't Nobody"
  2. "Family Affair"
  3. "Feel Inside"
  4. "Enough Cryin"
  5. Medley: "Real Love" / "Outstanding"
  6. "Love No Limit" (Contains elements of "Risin' to the Top")
  7. "Good Woman Down"
  8. "Don't Mind"
  9. "Why"
  10. "Everything"
  11. "Not Gon' Cry"
  12. "Love A Woman"
  13. "Mr. Wrong"
  14. "I'm Going Down"
  15. "Empty Prayers"
  16. "My Life"
  17. "No More Drama"
  18. "Sweet Thing"
  19. Medley: "Be Happy" / "You Bring Me Joy"
  20. "Midnight Drive"
  21. "Just Fine"
  22. "Be Without You"

Additional notes[edit]

  • 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.

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America
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


  1. Mary J. Blige & D'Angelo Tour Archived 2012-08-11 at the Wayback Machine.houstontoyotacenter.com
  2. Lipshutz, Jason (2012-07-09). "D'Angelo, Mary J. Blige Team Up For 'Liberation Tour' Dates". Billboard.biz. Retrieved 2012-07-24.
  3. D'Angelo, Mary J. Blige team up for Liberation tour.www.hollywoodreporter.com
  4. "D'Angelo, Mary J. Blige Team for 'Liberation Tour'". Billboard.com. 2009-09-14. Retrieved 2012-07-24.
  5. 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.
  6. "Mary J Blige The Liberation Tour VIP Nation Program". Vipnation.com. Retrieved 2012-07-24.

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