Heart of the City Tour

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Heart of the City Tour
Tour by Mary J. Blige and Jay-Z
Heart of the City promotional tour poster.jpg
Associated albumGrowing Pains
American Gangster
Start dateMarch 22, 2008
End dateMay 10, 2008
No. of shows25 in North America
Mary J. Blige tour chronology
The Breakthrough Experience Tour
Heart of the City Tour
Growing Pains European Tour
Jay-Z tour chronology
American Gangster Live
Heart of the City Tour
Jay-Z Fall Tour

The Heart of the City Tour was a co-headlining concert tour by American recording artists rapper Jay-Z and R&B singer Mary J. Blige.[1][2] Visiting 25 cities across North America the tour supports Blige's 2007 album, Growing Pains and Jay-Z's American Gangster (2007) album.[3][4] According to Pollstar.com the Heart of the City Tour grossed over $34.2 million, which would make it the most successful male/female hip-hop/R&B tour in history. The-Dream was the opening act for the tour.

Opening act[edit]

Set list[edit]

Mary J. Blige
  1. "Can't Knock the Hustle" (with Jay-Z)
  2. "You're All I Need to Get By"
  3. "Mary Jane (All Night Long)"
  4. "Don't Go" (contains elements of "My Life")
  5. Medley: "Reminisce" / "Real Love (Mary J. Blige song)" (contains elements of "Outstanding") / "You Bring Me Joy"
  6. "Everything"
  7. "Sweet Thing"
  8. "Love No Limit"
  9. "Feel Like a Woman"
  10. "Stay Down"
  11. "Be Happy"
  12. "Hurt Again"
  13. "My Life"
  14. "Fade Away"
  15. "No More Drama"
  16. "Not Gon' Cry"
  17. "Your Child"
  18. "I'm Going Down"
  19. "Just Fine"
  20. "Work That"
  21. "Be Without You"
  22. "Family Affair"
  1. "Say Hello"
  2. "Roc Boys (And the Winner Is)..."
  3. "U Don't Know"
  4. "99 Problems"
  5. "Is That Your Chick (The Lost Verses)"
  6. "Blue Magic"
  7. "Minority Report"
  8. "Dirt off Your Shoulder"
  9. "Excuse Me Miss"
  10. "Izzo (H.O.V.A.)"
  11. "Jigga What, Jigga Who"
  12. "Can I Get A..."
  13. "Show Me What You Got"
  14. "Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)"
  15. "Girls, Girls, Girls"
  16. "Big Pimpin'"
  17. "Can I Live..."
  18. "Song Cry" (with Mary J. Blige)
  19. "Public Service Announcement"
  20. "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)"
  21. "Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City" (with Mary J. Blige)

Tour dates[edit]

Date City State Venue
North America[5][6]
March 22, 2008 Miami United States American Airlines Arena
March 26, 2008 Baltimore 1st Mariner Arena
March 27, 2008 Uniondale Nassau Coliseum
March 28, 2008 East Rutherford Izod Center
March 30, 2008 Philadelphia Wachovia Center
April 2, 2008 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre
April 3, 2008 Boston United States TD Banknorth Garden
April 5, 2008 Greensboro Greensboro Coliseum
April 6, 2008 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center
April 8, 2008 Atlanta Philips Arena
April 9, 2008 New Orleans New Orleans Arena
April 10, 2008 Houston Toyota Center
April 12, 2008 Dallas SuperPages.com Center
April 15, 2008 Phoenix US Airways Center
April 16, 2008 Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl
April 18, 2008 Irvine Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
April 19, 2008 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena
April 20, 2008 Oakland Oracle Arena
April 25, 2008 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills
April 26, 2008 Chicago United Center
April 27, 2008
May 1, 2008 Buffalo HSBC Arena
May 2, 2008 New York City Madison Square Garden
May 5, 2008 Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
May 6, 2008 New York City Madison Square Garden
May 7, 2008
May 10, 2008 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena