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R&B royalty Mary J. Blige and Nas bring the love to Austin this summer

R&B royalty Mary J. Blige and Nas bring the love to Austin this summer

Mary J. Blige, Houston Rodeo 2013
The singer, songwriter, and actress has racked up eight multiplatinum albums and dozens of award nominations. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com

R&B legend Mary J. Blige and hip-hop heavyweight Nas are showing some real love for their Texas fans, with August stops in Austin, Dallas, and Houston scheduled for their co-headlining tour across the U.S. this summer.

Their swing through Texas starts August 2 at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, followed August 3 by a concert at the Austin360 Amphitheater inside Circuit of The Americas, and August 22 by a show at Fair Park’s Dos Equis Pavilion in Dallas.

It’s the first time Blige and Nas will be touring together. In all, they’re playing gigs in 22 North American cities.

Tickets go on sale at 10 am on April 19, at 313Presents, LiveNation, and Ticketmaster. For holders of Citi credit cards, tickets will be available from noon on April 17 to 10 pm on April 18, at citientertainment.com.

Blige, a singer, songwriter, and actress, has racked up eight multiplatinum albums, 31 Grammy nominations, nine Grammy wins, two Oscar nominations, and four Golden Globe nominations. Her most recent album was 2017’s Strength of a Woman. Her hits include "Be Without You," "Real Love," "Just Fine," and, of course, "No More Drama."

Meanwhile, Nas has notched eight platinum and multiplatinum albums, 11 albums in the Billboard Top 10, and 13 Grammy nominations. In 2018, Nas released his first album (NASIR) after a six-year break. His hits include "If I Ruled the World," "Hate Me Now," and "N.Y. State of Mind."