SOURCE: Warner Bros. Records

June 09, 2006 17:54 ET

Jaheim Announces Summer Tour With Mary J. Blige

BURBANK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 9, 2006 --Streetwise soul singer Jaheim will hit the road this summer as a special guest of R&B superstar Mary J. Blige. The 27-date tour, which launches on July 2nd at Houston's Reliant Park, will criss-cross the U.S. for two months, visiting sheds that average a capacity of 10,000 to 15,000 spectators, before concluding on September 10th at Oakland's Chronicle Pavilion.

Jaheim is touring in support of his latest album, the gold-certified "Ghetto Classics," which debuted at Number One on Billboard's Top 200 chart, selling 152,900 copies its first week of release, buoyed by the lead-off single "Every Time I Think About Her," which features rapper Jadakiss. "Ghetto Classics" is the New Jersey native's third Top Ten CD. Both of Jaheim's previous albums, 2001's "Ghetto Love" and 2002's "Still Ghetto" have been certified platinum. His current single, the vintage soul-sounding "The Chosen One," is also steadily climbing Billboard's Urban AC charts.

A tour pairing Jaheim with Blige, the multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning queen of hip-hop soul, is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Blige's current album, "The Breakthrough," debuted at Number One on the Billboard's Top 200 chart and has sold more than two million copies in the U.S. Blige recently performed on the season finale of FOX's "American Idol" before a televised audience of 36 million.

Jaheim's upcoming U.S. tour dates with Mary J. Blige are as follows:

7/2/2006        Houston         Reliant Park
7/14/2006       St. Louis       UMB Bank Pavilion
7/15/2006       Indianapolis    Conseco Fieldhouse
7/16/2006       Bristow, VA     Nissan Pavilion
7/21/2006       New York City   Madison Square Garden
7/22/2006       Nassau, NY      Nassau Coliseum
7/26/2006       Baltimore       First Mariner Arena
7/28/2006       Richmond, VA    Kanawah Plaza
7/29/2006       Cincinnati      Paul Brown Stadium
7/30/2006       Holmdel, NJ     PNC Pank Arts Center
8/2/2006        Toronto Air     Canada Pavilion
8/4/2006        Virginia Beach  Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
8/5/2006        Raleigh, NC     Alltell Pavilion
8/6/2006        Charlotte, NC   Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
8/11/2006       Dallas          Smirnoff Arena
8/12/2006       Memphis         Fed Ex Forum
8/13/2006       Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre
8/19/2006       Chicago, IL     Charter One Lake Pavilion
8/20/2006       Detroit         DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/25/2006       Miami           American Airlines Arena
8/26/2006       Tampa           Ford Amphitheatre
8/30/2006       Phoenix         Cricket Pavilion
9/1/2006        Irvine, CA      Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
9/2/2006        Las Vegas       Mandalay Bay
9/3/2006        Los Angeles     Gibson Theatre
9/8/2006        Seattle         Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
9/10/2006       Oakland         Chronicle Pavilion
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