Mariah Carey announced the first North American dates in support of her Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel album on Friday (December 11). The two-month, 19-city tour is scheduled to kick off on January 2 at the Borgata in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and is currently slated to wrap up on February 27 at the Pearl Concert Theater in Las Vegas.
The Angels Advocate Tour, Carey's first major outing since 2006's Adventures of Mimi: The Voice, the Hits, the Tour, will be preceded by a New Year's Eve warm-up gig at Madison Square Garden in New York. Tickets for most of the dates will go on sale on December 19.
The opening act on the tour will be R&B act RydazNrtist, who have just signed to Carey's husband Nick Cannon's NCredible Entertainment. The trio recently toured on the BET "106 & Park" outing with Trey Songz, Mario, Sean Garrett and Day26 and have released a debut single, "Sorry Ass Apology."
Fans can warm up for their obligatory sing-alongs to "I Want to Know What Love Is" with the new MC iPhone app "Mariah Carey-oke," which uses voice recognition software to judge how well you know the notes and lyrics to some of Carey's favorite tunes.
Angels Advocate Tour dates:
»12/31 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
»1/2 - Atlantic City, NJ @ The Borgata
»1/15 - Mashantucket, CT @ MGM Grand at Foxwoods
»1/16 - Mashantucket, CT @ MGM Grand at Foxwoods
»1/19 - Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre
»1/21 - Hollywood, FL @ Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
»1/25 - Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
»1/27 - Washington, DC @ DAR Constitution Hall
»1/30 - Boston, MA @ Wang Theatre
»2/1 - Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theatre
»2/4 - Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
»2/6 - Ottawa, ON @ Scotiabank Place
»2/9 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
»2/10 - Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
»2/13 - Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
»2/16 - Minneapolis, MN @ Northrop Auditorium
»2/18 - Grand Prairie, TX @ Nokia Theatre
»2/20 - Phoenix, AZ @ Dodge Theatre
»2/23 - Los Angeles, CA @ Gibson Amphitheatre
»2/26 - Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
»2/27 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl Concert Theater