Mary J. Blige & D’Angleo announce Boston concert

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Mary J. Blige and D’Angleo have announced they will join forces for a brief tour of the Northeast this summer. The hip-hop and neo-soul veterans will make their way to Boston for a performance at the Bank of America Pavilion on Tuesday, August 21 as part of the duo’s “Liberation” tour. Tickets for the show, which will also feature opener Melanie Fiona, will go on sale Monday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation for $40 and $130.

Blige will be touring in support of her latest release, 2011’s My Life II… The Journey Continues (Act 1). The singer’s tenth studio album is titled as the sequel to her 1994 album My Life. It debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200 after its release last November and has been powered by singles “25/8”, “Mr. Wrong” and “Why”. My Life II… The Journey Continues (Act 1) features an array of special guests including Beyonce, Drake, Rick Ross, Busta Rhymes and Nas.

D’Angelo is reportedly working on his comeback album, though no release date has been announced for the singer’s third studio album and follow-up to 2000’s Voodoo. He recently made headlines by delivering his first stateside performance in over a decade as part of an unannounced appearance during the “Superjam” lead by The Roots’ Questlove at the Bonnaroo Music Festival.

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Questlove explained that D’Angelo had recorded as many as 30 tracks over the past few years. “He is about to take a radical 180 turn with this record,” he said. “It’s going to throw people off the same way that Prince’s Dirty Mind threw his R&B fanbase off. In the past few years, he’s discovered Bowie and Zeppelin, the Beatles, Pet Sounds, Captain Beefheart and Zappa.

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