Mary J Blige concert dates announced

2007-05-10 16:35

Well, South Africa and its neighbours can breathe a sigh of relief. Big Concerts have just announced the new concert dates. If you were an early bird and have your ticket already, not to worry you can use the same ticket on the new dates.

The new schedule will see her kicking off in Johannesburg at the Coca-Cola Dome on 18 October, before heading to Durban’s Westridge Park Stadium on the 19th followed by the Bellville Velodrome in Cape Town on the 21st of October 2007.

Ticket prices range from R160 to R325. To find out more go to Big Concerts website You can purchase your tickets at Computicket. Mary J Blige Trivia

She was discovered when she sent in a recording of Anita Baker's “Caught Up in the Rapture” at a karaoke studio in a Bronx mall.

Mary J Bilge is a six-time Grammy Award-winning artist and has sold over 34 million albums worldwide since her career began in 1991 with the album What’s the 411?.

She has released eight studio albums al of which reached platinum or multi-platinum status.

Blige had a tumultuous, very public six-year relationship with Jodeci frontman Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey, which ended in 1997.

The 1990s were a shaky period in her life filled with alcohol and drug abuse and abusive relationships.

She cleaned her act up after she met then-boyfriend and present husband Kendu Isaacs, and celebrated overcoming her struggles with the 2001 album No More Drama.

Mary J Blige is now the stepmother of Kendu's three children from a previous marriage, but has not ruled out having her own children.

German soul singer Joy Denalane sang a tribute to Mary in her first English album Born & Raised.

Blige has told an American magazine that she is working on an album to be released next year.

Mary J Blige is an accomplished stage and screen actor, with roles in TV’s The Jamie Foxx Show and Strong Medicine and in the off-Broadway play, The Exonerated.

She is set to portray late jazz singer Nina Simone in an upcoming biopic from MTV Films and Paramount Pictures.

In the 2007 Grammy Awards, Blige was nominated in a record 8 categories, walking away with 3 awards.
Read the Grammy Nominees 2007 CD Review

When she accepted one of the awards, she dropped 55 names - including God, Jesus, her three children, countless record-company executives and the tape-delivery guy. She talked for nearly two minutes.

- Nomfundo H Mbaba+Tshabalala

When Big Concerts announced earlier this week that the Mary J Blige show scheduled for May would be postponed, fans across South Africa wondered if this would be another one of those no-shows like Musiq Soulchild last year and R. Kelly after Aaliyah’s death.

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