Mary Mary - The 2014 Tour
Multiple Grammy-winning singer-songwriters Mary Mary are back on tour! Sisters Erica
and Trecina "Tina" Campbell (nee Atkins) are packing venues across America with lovers of gospel, R&B, and other groovy
genres. With their ever-popular mix of soul, jazz, hip hop and funk, these soulful siblings will bring you gospel like you've
never heard it before. Catch them this summer at either the Dell Music Center in Philadelphia, PA or at the B.B. King Blues
Club & Grill in New York, NY. If you can't make these dates, don't worry! StubHub stays up to date with all the latest
concert listings, so keep checking back.
About Mary Mary
Erica Monique Atkins, born in 1972, and Trecina
Evette Atkins, born in 1974, hail from Inglewood, California. They would be two of nine children born to a choir director
and a preacher. Performing gospel music would be a big part the children's lives. The siblings sung in choirs and gospel tours,
even making the occasional television appearance.
Erica and Trecina would always be close and, knowing they wanted to
pursue music as a career, would both study voice at El Camino College. Meeting with producer Warryn Campbell in their early
twenties would be the first step on their ladder to soaring success among mainstream and gospel audiences. They would debut
under the name Mary Mary in honor of two important biblical Marys: the mother of Jesus, and Mary Magdalene.
eventually marry Warryn Campbell in 2001, and Tina would marry The Tonight Show drummer Teddy Campbell in 2000. Between their
2002 album Incredible and their 2005 self-titled album, both sisters would have their first children. Erica and Warryn have
three children, and Tina and Teddy have five, including a daughter from Teddy's earlier relationship.
The sisters have
a strong presence on television. From 2007 to 2012 they would be judges for BET's gospel singing competition Sunday Best.
They are currently the subjects of reality show Mary Mary on We TV, which has aired three seasons since its debut in 2013.
The sisters would have their first taste of fame as children when they sang on the Bobby Jones
Gospel program with their siblings. They gained mainstream momentum in their early twenties after a meeting with producer
Warryn Campbell. The sisters would tour as backup singers and work on their own material. They released "Dance" and "Let Go,
Let God," which were featured in the films Dr. Dolittle and The Prince of Egypt, respectively. They would gain even wider
recognition when they collaborated with Yolanda Adams on the songs "Yeah" and "Time to Change" from her album Mountain High...
Mary Mary would release their first album, Thankful, in 2000 with unprecedented crossover success. The single
"Shackles (Praise You)" would rise to number twenty-eight on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. Their trendy take on gospel music
helped them gain popularity among pop and R&B fans, and the album would have considerable air time on MTV. Thankful was
certified platinum, and would be their first of five albums to rise to Billboard's number one Gospel Album. This smashing
debut would also win the sisters a Grammy for Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album.
Their albums Incredible (2002) and
self-titled Mary Mary (2005) would both be certified gold, and would continue to help grow the duo's mainstream popularity.
Incredible would rise to number twenty on the Billboard 200 chart, and Mary Mary to number eight. Mary Mary contained several
hit singles, such as "Heaven" and "Yesterday."
2008's The Sound would have even wider crossover appeal. It would rise
to number seven on the Billboard 200, and the song "Get Up" won a Grammy for Best Gospel Performance. Their hit single "God
in Me" was a number five Hot R&B/Hip Hop Song and the number one Dance Club Song in 2009. This song would also win a Grammy
for Best Gospel Song.
In 2012, Mary Mary would release Go Get It, which mainly consisted of previous hits revamped for
the soundtrack of their reality show. The single "Go Get It" would win Best Gospel Song, bringing the sisters their fourth
and most recent Grammy nod.
Mary Mary covers more than just gospel classics! After winning their
third Grammy for "God in Me," the duo was invited to make a new celebrity recording of "We Are the World," the 1985 charity
anthem by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie. The remake was an effort to raise money for the victims of the 2010 Haitian earthquake.
The Mary Mary Concert Experience
Get ready to be moved by this one-of-a-kind gospel experience for music lovers
of all stripes. With their slick production and heartfelt lyrics, Mary Mary delivers one of the hippest and most accessible
gospel performances around. Whether they're bringing their tight harmonies to traditional songs like "Wade in the Water" or
belting out deeply funky originals like "Go Get It," this dynamic sister act never disappoints. Don't miss out – get
your tickets today!