Jamaican reggae star Gyptian has now been added to the line up to support Mary J Blige’s forthcoming UK tour in November. The 2010 MOBO Award nominee, responsible for this year’s Carnival anthem ‘Hold You’, is fast becoming a global star, with his remix of the summer hit featuring hot new US act Nicki Minaj, making him a crossover success both in the UK and the US. Gyptian will be appearing at the London and Birmingham shows.
Mary J. Blige returns to the UK for a series of concerts not to be missed, starting on 2nd November in London and stopping in Birmingham and Manchester. Mary J. Blige will be performing records from her huge repertoire of Hip-Hop Soul anthems that include the hits; You Remind Me, Real Love, I’m Going Down, Mary Jane (All Night Long), Not Gon’ Cry, As, Dance For Me, No More Drama, Just Fine and the most recent, Each Tear (feat Jay Sean).
Tickets are priced from £40.00 (excluding booking fee) and are available from link / 08444 775 775
FULL TOUR DATES:
02 NOVEMBER LONDON THE O2 ARENA * with Gyptian
03 NOVEMBER BIRMINGHAM LG ARENA * with Gyptian
05 NOVEMBER MANCHESTER MEN ARENA
Mary J Blige has always been at the top of the R&B world, making beautiful and moving music that touches people from all walks of life at any age. A huge part of Mary J. Blige’s unique talent comes from her unmistakeable gorgeous voice mixed with the talent to bring hard hitting lyrics to life, convey drama and speak for others. In concert Mary J. Blige is even more outstanding, captivating audiences and delivering sensational performances that owe her that deserved title – the Queen of R&B.
This will be the megastar Diva’s first UK tour in over two years and follows the critically acclaimed, Stronger With Each Tear which reached Top 5 on the UK R&B chart and No1 in the same US Chart. This latest album has as its central theme the idea that we know that if we want to achieve anything we have to accept that our work is never over, and by keeping going, all the trials, tribulations and tears only make us stronger.
The queen of Hip-Hip Soul will also be supported by the multi-platinum selling homegrown superstar Lemar. The BRIT and MOBO Award winner who has helped put soul back on the pop map, has sold over 2 million albums and had six top 10 singles including ‘If There’s Any Justice’, ‘ 50/50’ and ‘Time To Grow’.
After 15 years of success in the music industry, including nine Grammy albums, eight multi-platinum albums and over 40 million albums sales, Mary J. Blige is certainly one who practices what she preaches. Not content to rest on her laurels, she is still looking for new challenges. As well as being in charge of Matriarch Entertainment, her music, film and TV company, Mary co-executive produced the soundtrack to the critically acclaimed film “Precious”, appeared alongside Elvis Costello on the season finale of “30 Rock”, as well as taking on an acting role in Tyler Perry’s comedy drama “I Can Do Bad By Myself” (where she played part of a ‘Greek chorus’ alongside Gladys Knight).
We have five pairs of tickets to give away to see the amazing Mary J Blige in Manchester. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets is email mail with your name, address and the answer to this simple question…
Who is the homegrown talent supporting MAry J. Blige on tour?
B) Tinie Tempah