Mary J. Blige and Jay-Z will embark on a 25-date North American co-headlining tour starting March 22 in Miami, FL. The “Mary J. Blige & Jay-Z: Heart of the City” tour marks the first time in more than 15 years that an African American male/female bill of this stature have co-headlined a national concert tour, according to Live Nation and Haymon Events, the tour’s promoters.

Tickets go on sale for the first shows beginning Feb. 15 and are available through Live Nation’s website, and exclusively to Citi Cardmembers through Citi Card’s Private Pass Program two days before.

Blige and Jay-Z have been long-time collaborators, having begun working together in 1996 with the classic “Can’t Knock The Hustle.” This will be Jay-Z’s first arena tour since his successful Jay-Z and Friends Tour in 2004 and the first to feature material from his 2006 “Kingdom Come” album and 2007’s critically acclaimed “American Gangster” album.

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Mary J. Blige and Jay-Z tour dates (more to be announced):

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March 22 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
March 26 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena
March 27 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
March 28 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center
March 30 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center
April 2 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
April 3 Boston, MA TD Banknorth Garden
April 5 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
April 6 Washington, DC Verizon Center
April 16 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl