(CBS News) Fresh off their performances at the Essence Music Festival last weekend, R&B stars D'Angelo and Mary J. Blige have booked a series of co-headlining tour dates called the Liberation Tour.
The first announced date -- Aug. 18 in Virginia Beach, Va . -- is already on sale.
D'Angelo is coming off a 12-year hiatus from music. The reclusive singer performed his first shows in the United States in years atin June. A performance at the and an appearance at the Essence Music Festival followed.
He's also slated to play Jay-Z's inauguralfestival in Philadelphia this September.