(AllHipHop News) Following his recent re-emergence and highly praised performances at the Essence Music Festival and last weekend’s BET Awards, D’Angelo has announced that he will co-headline the upcoming “Liberation Tour” with nine-time Grammy Award-winning singer, Mary J. Blige.
The pair have only revealed details for four East Coast dates; however, more are expected to be announced shortly. “The Liberation Tour,” which will kick off on August 18 in Virginia Beach, is currently scheduled to hit cities in New York, Massachusetts, and New Jersey.
As Billboard reported about D’Angelo, “the co-headlining tour marks another step in the comeback of the legendary, long-reclusive singer who played his first U.S. show in over a decade when he made a surprise stop at Bonnaroo last month.”
D’Angelo’s third studio album, James River, is tentatively scheduled to be released before the end of the year, and was worked on heavily by Roots drummer ?uestlove, who told Pitchfork late last year that the album was “97% done.”
Blige released her tenth studio album, My Life II…The Journey Continues, last November, and was recently featured in Warner Bros. film adaptation of the hit Broadway play, Rock of Ages.
In addition to the tour with Blige, D’Angelo is also scheduled to perform at Budweiser’s Made In America festival on Labor Day weekend in Philadelphia, headlined by Jay-Z and alt-rockers Pearl Jam.
Check out the current list of dates and cities for “The Liberation Tour” below:
8/18 – Virgina Beach, VA (Farm Bureau Live)
8/19 – Wantagh, NY (Nikon Theatre at Jones Beach)
8/21 – Boston, MA (Bank of America Pavilion)
8/23 – Holmdel, NJ (PNC Bank Arts Center)
For tickets and more information, visit LiveNation.com.