Jagged Edge On Universal Appeal Of “Married”

Atlanta’s Jagged Edge has just been added as openers for the Mary J. Blige tour, where the quartet will be supporting its platinum album, “J.E. Heartbreak,” as well as its marital-minded hit single, “Let’s Get Married.”

That song continues to hold on to the top of the “R&R” Urban radio chart, and Jagged Edge’s Brian and Brandon recently explained to the MTV Radio Network that the origin of “Let’s Get Married” was in reaction to fan response to a track from the group’s 1997 debut, “A Jagged Era.”

“We [did] ‘Let’s Get Married,’ because when we did ‘I Gotta Be’ on the first album,” Brandon explained, “people would come up to us and be like, ‘I love that song, and that’s gonna be the song that I get married off of.’

“And when we wrote ['I Gotta Be'], we weren’t really trying for it to
be a wedding song. We
just wrote it thinking it was a good record…. So we wrote ‘Let’s Get Married’ with the intention of people getting married to it, and it came out real hot.”

“To add to what Brandon was saying,” Brian began, “that’s one thing that everybody in the world can relate to. Everybody wants to [get married], or had wanted to when they were a kid, regardless of the fact whether they want to now. [They] have wanted to get married one day. That’s a dream come true, to find someone that loves you and you love them.”

“You hope they love you back,” Brandon said, laughing.

“For real,” [RealAudio] Brian agreed.

Mary J. Blige’s summer tour, which also features Carl Thomas, kicks off this weekend with a two-night stand at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles. Other dates where you
can catch Jagged Edge,
Thomas, and Blige:

  • 6/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Universal Amphitheatre
  • 6/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Universal Amphitheatre
  • 6/15 – Wallingford, CT @ SNET Oakdale Theatre
  • 6/16 – Boston, MA @ FleetBoston Pavilion
  • 6/17 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
  • 6/18 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
  • 6/20 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
  • 6/21 – Buffalo, NY @ HSBC Arena
  • 6/23 – Rosemont, IL @ Rosemont Theatre
  • 6/24 – Rosemont, IL @ Rosemont Theatre
  • 6/25 – Memphis, TN @ Mud Island Amphitheatre
  • 6/28 – Sunrise, FL @ Sunrise Musical Theatre
  • 6/30 – Savannah, GA @ Savannah Civic Center
  • 7/1 – Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre
  • 7/6 – Augusta, GA @ Augusta-Rich. Civic Center
  • 7/7 – Birmingham, AL @ Boutwell Auditorium
  • 7/8 – Raleigh, NC @ Alltel Pavilion – Walnut Creek
  • 7/9 – Richmond, VA @ Landmark Theatre
  • 7/11 – Vienna, VA @ Wolf Trap Filene Center
  • 7/12 – Westbury, NY @ Westbury Music Fair
  • 7/14
    - Newark, NJ @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center
  • 7/15 – Camden, NJ @ Blockbuster – Sony Center
  • 7/16 – Rochester, NY @ Brown Square Park
  • 7/18 – Saginaw, MI @ Wendler Arena
  • 7/20 – Columbus, OH @ Palace Theatre
  • 7/21 – Cleveland, OH @ State Theatre
  • 7/22 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
  • 7/23 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
  • 7/25 – Huntsville, AL @ Von Braun Civic Center
  • 7/27 – Charlotte, NC @ Independence Arena
  • 7/28 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum
  • 7/29 – Hampton, VA @ Hampton Coliseum
  • 7/30 – Columbia, SC @ Township Auditorium
  • 8/1 – Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum Theatre
  • 8/3 – Nashville, TN @ Grand Ole Opry House
  • 8/4 – St. Louis, MO @ Fox Theatre
  • 8/5 – Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheatre
  • 8/6 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Iron City Light Amphitheatre
  • 8/8 – Kansas City, MO @ Kansas City Auditorium Arena
  • 8/9 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
  • 8/11 – Baltimore, MD @ Pier Six Concert Pavilion
  • 8/12 – Washington, DC @
    DAR Constitution Hall
  • 8/13 – Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Centre
  • 8/15 – Jackson, MS @ Mississippi Coliseum
  • 8/16 – Lafayette, LA @ Cajundome
  • 8/18 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
  • 8/19 – Dallas, TX @ Starplex Amphitheatre
  • 8/20 – The Woodlands, TX @ C.W. Mitchell Pavilion
  • 8/23 – Oakland, CA @ Paramount Theatre
  • 8/24 – Oakland, CA @ Paramount Theatre
  • 8/25 – Temecula, CA @ Pechanga Entertainment Center
  • 8/26 – Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
  • 8/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Universal Amphitheatre