*Now that the Essence Fest is out of the way, D’Angelo and Mary J. Blige are about to hit the road together on a late summer “Liberation Tour” with 20 dates across the U.S.

D’Angelo is making his great comeback, bringing funk back to R&B with his upcoming album, his first since 2000’s “Voodoo.”

Scheduled “Liberation Tour” dates as of now are:

Aug. 18 — Virgina Beach, Va., Farm Bureau Live
Aug. 19 — Wantagh, N.Y., Nikon Theatre at Jones Beach
Aug. 21 — Boston, Bank of America Pavilion
Aug. 23 — Holmdel, N.J., PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 26 — Washington D.C., Verizon Center
Aug. 29 — Miami, American Airlines Arena

Get tickets via Live Nation.