Soul superstar Lemar has been revealed as the support act for Mary J Blige’s official UK tour next month. The two times BRIT award winner and four times MOBO award winner is extremely excited about the opportunity saying “I’ve always respected her [as an artist]. She’s the queen of the R&B / soul movement and it will be an honour to get on stage with her.”
Mary J. Blige will be performing records from her huge repertoire of Hip-Hop Soul anthems that include the hits; You Remind Me, Real Love, I’m Going Down, Mary Jane (All Night Long), Not Gon’ Cry, Dance For Me, No More Drama, Just Fine and the most recent, Each Tear (feat Jay Sean).
When asked what his favourite Mary J. Blige track was, Lemar struggled to pick just one opting for ‘No more Drama’ and ‘Share my world’ as the two stand out tracks from Mary’s extensive back catalogue. With rehearsals set to begin for the UK wide tour which will see the two soul juggernauts perform across London, Manchester and Birmingham Lemar revealed that he is yet to meet the Queen of rnb but is looking forward to chatting with her and even getting in the studio with her!
When asked about a possibleMary and Lemar collaboration the UK crooner replied “why not? She’s done a single with Jay Sean – I want in on the action too.”
* Tickets are priced from £40.00 (excluding booking fee) and are available from www.aeglive.co.uk / 08444 775 775
Words by Toya Berry.