Looks like Vibe’s favorite white boy and the amazing Ms Mary J Blige are about to head out on tour this fall. The duo will be hitting up cities all over the country on their LOVE SOUL tour which kicks off next week in Virginia. Performing along side Mary and Robin Thicke is the debut artist off the Queen of Hip-Hop/Soul’s Matriarch label Dave Young whose premier album will be available in early 2009. “I am so excited about going out with Mary again,” said Young “I went out with her on the Breakthrough tour and I learned so much from watching her, how she would sing to her fans, connect with them and include them.”
To see if the Soul Lie tour is visiting your area see dates and venues below.
Friday, September 26 Philly/Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
Saturday, September 27 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Sunday, September 28 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Thursday, October 2 New York City Radio City Music Hall
Friday, October 3 New York City Radio City Music Hall
Wednesday, October 8 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena
Friday, October 10 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Bank Atlantic Center
Saturday, October 11 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheater
Sunday, October 12 Atlanta, GA Hi-Fi Amphitheatre
Tuesday, October 14 Chicago, IL Arie Crown Theater
Wednesday, October 15 Omaha, NE Qwest Convention Center
Friday, October 17 Las Vegas, NV Pearl Theatre
Saturday, October 18 Oakland, CA Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord
Sunday, October 19 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre
OK so Robin Thicke talked last week about his inability to secure a Vibe cover becasue he is a white dude and yet here is Ciara being crowned the magazines sexiest singer. I mean is she? I know she is cute, but is she considered sexy? I guess 50 thinks so right, maybe they got a two for one deal as he was on the cover the other month with Bobby de Niro..readers who would you say deserved that crown? Ciara? Alicia? Keyshia? Mairah?
Possibly one of the best soul, R&B acts we have seen emerge in the new millennium Robin Thicke has ousted Vibe in a recent interview for not putting him on the cover because he is white. The Lost Without You singer who is a personal fave of Jimmy Iovine, Andre Harrell, Pharrell Williams and married to Paula Patton (Deja Vu and Idelwide) put the glossy on blast in a recent interview with Billboard and rightly so.
Their response to Thicke asking if a cover story was a possibility was this ‘Why can’t I get the cover? This is a magazine I love. If there’s one magazine that I’d want to be on the cover of, it’s Vibe,’ “Thicke said. “Their response was they don’t have white artists on the cover; that the only white artist they’ve had on the cover was Eminem.”
Funny that as I can think of Justin Timberlake on the cover of Vibe, I remember No Doubt front lady Gwen Stefani on the front cover and going through my old collections of the YEAR…wasn’t Robert DeNiro on there too. Come on good people at Vibe you need to sort your lies out if you gonna lie, becasue remarks like that are going to be put on blast.
Robin Thickes Something Else project hits shelves on September 9th.