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The Liberation Tour: Mary J. Blige and D'Angelo

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Mary J Blige and D'Angelo with special guest Melonie Fiona will perform at AmericanAirlines Arena on August 30th at 7:30PM. R&B veterans Mary J. Blige, D'Angelo and special guest Melanie Fiona are teaming up to bring their Liberation Tour to AmericanAirlines Arena on Thursday, August 30th at 7:30pm. Pure, unadulterated and empowering. That has been Mary J. Blige's calling card ever since her 1992 multi-platinum debut album, What's the 411? And in the ensuing years, the singer/songwriter's musical strong suit has attracted an intensely loyal fan base—responsible for propelling worldwide sales of more than 50 million albums. With a track record of eight multi-platinum albums, nine Grammy Awards (plus a staggering 29 nominations) and four American Music Awards, Blige is only getting started. The singer returns just as fierce and compelling on her 10th studio album, the aptly titled 'My Life II ... The Journey Continues (Act 1)." Released via Blige's Geffen/Interscope-distributed Matriarch label, the new project doubles as the sequel to Blige's 1994 classic My Life. D'Angelo was one of the founding fathers and leading lights of the neo-soul movement of the mid- to late '90s, which aimed to bring the organic flavor of classic R&B back to the hip-hop age.Modeling himself on the likes of Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Curtis Mayfield, and Al Green, D'Angelo's influences didn't just come across in his vocal style — like most of those artists, he wrote his own material (and frequently produced it as well), helping to revive the concept of the R&B auteur. His debut album, Brown Sugar, gradually earned him an audience so devoted that the follow-up, Voodoo, debuted at number one despite a five-year wait in between. "Untitled (How Does It Feel)," was a smash on the R&B charts and won a Grammy for Best Male R&B Vocal; likewise, Voodoo won for Best R&B Album. Reviews of Voodoo were once again highly positive, although a few critics objected to the looser, more atmospheric, more jam-oriented feel of the record, preferring the tighter songcraft of Brown Sugar. Follow us on Twitter.com/AAarena and LIKE on Facebook.com/AmericanAirlinesArena for the most up-to date news