Maxwell and Mary J. Blige Announce ‘King and Queen of Hearts’ Tour
The 24-date tour kicks off in Baltimore on Nov. 5 and will continue throughout New York, Detroit, Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and more before finishing up in Chicago on Dec. 14.
But before that, the duo will head overseas for a 10-date international leg beginning on Oct. 15 in Frankfurt, Germany. Afterwards, they'll head to Paris, Stockholm, Amsterdam and London before wrapping up the show on Oct. 30 in Manchester, U.K.
The pairing between the two may be a bit odd for music lovers, but that's not stopping the them from teaming up.
“This is a bucket list situation for me, something we’ve been trying to bring together because our audiences are each other’s," said Maxwell, according to Billboard. "Mary’s soulful voice and the way she connects with the audience; her warmth and giving nature in an industry that can make you cold, stale and jaded: I’ve learned a lot from her in that regard. And this isn’t just a love fest for people who have followed our music. This is a celebration of New York, R&B/soul music and the ‘90s.”
Blige also had some kind words for her touring partner.
"Maxwell is a man that we need as women,” said Blige. “He sings from his heart and soul with an amazing voice. When you hear him, you feel comforted, good, sexy, sly. You feel like you want to go out with your girls and then you also feel like you want to lay up with your man. He just gives you that freedom as a woman to be all those sexy, empowering and beautiful things. Women need to feel like there’s some man out there that really cares and will speak to them through song."
Check out the U.S. tour dates below.
King and Queen of Hearts Tour Dates:
Nov. 5: Baltimore, MD -- Royal Farms Arena
Nov. 6: Washington, DC -- Verizon Center
Nov. 9: Philadelphia, PA -- Wells Fargo Center
Nov. 10:New York, NY -- Madison Square Garden
Nov. 12: St. Louis, MO -- Scottrade Center
Nov. 14: Toronto, ON -- Air Canada Centre
Nov. 16: Cleveland, OH -- Quicken Loans Arena
Nov. 18: Detroit, MI -- The Palace of Auburn Hills
Nov. 19: Indianapolis, IN -- Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Nov. 20: Memphis, TN -- FedEx Forum
Nov. 22: Charlotte, NC -- Time Warner Cable Arena
Nov. 23: Richmond, VA -- Richmond Coliseum
Nov. 25: Atlanta, GA -- Philips Arena
Nov. 26: Greensboro, NC -- Greensboro Coliseum
Nov. 29: Miami, FL -- American Airlines Arena
Dec. 1: New Orleans, LA -- Smoothie King Center
Dec. 2: Dallas, TX -- American Airlines Center
Dec. 3: Houston, TX -- Toyota Center
Dec. 6: Los Angeles, CA -- The Forum
Dec. 7: Oakland, CA -- Oracle Arena
Dec. 9: Las Vegas, NV -- T-Mobile Arena
Dec. 11: Bossier City, LA -- CenturyLink Center
Dec. 12: Kansas City, MO -- Sprint Center
Dec 14: Chicago, IL -- United Center