Mariah Carey, Lionel Richie announce joint tour

Mariah Carey will take her road work well into the New Year, but she’ll have a tour partner with top billing to ease the pressure.

The singer is joining Lionel Richie for a tour dubbed All the Hits, which marks the first North American tour by Carey in more than six years. It’s listed as: “Lionel Richie and very special guest Mariah Carey.”

The 35-show outing will kick off on March 15 in Baltimore at the Royal Farms Arena and is slated to wrap on May 27 at Fort Lauderdale’s BB&T Center.

In between are stops in such cities as Chicago, Toronto, New York, Boston, Detroit, St. Louis, Denver, Seattle, Los Angeles and Dallas.

Tickets will go on sale on Saturday, Dec. 17 at www.livenation.com.

Carey took to her Instagram to share the news with a picture of herself and Richie, hinting that she will have special VIP packages available for fans. (View dates below.)

Carey is also scheduled to perform along with DNCE, Thomas Rhett and Gloria Estefan on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.

All the Hits Tour dates:

March 15 — Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena

March 17 — Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center

March 18 — Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center

March 21 — Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena

March 24 — St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center

March 25 — Chicago, IL @ United Center

March 28 — Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena

March 30 — Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre

April 1 — New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden (on sale Dec 22)

April 5 — Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena

April 7 — Boston, MA @ TD Garden

April 8 — Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum

April 11 — Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills

April 14 — Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center

April 16 — Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center

April 18 — St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center

April 21 — Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center

April 23 — Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center

April 25 — Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena

April 27 — Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena

April 28 — Seattle, WA @ Key Arena

April 30 — Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena

May 2 — Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center

May 5 — Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl

May 6 — Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl

May 8 — San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena

May 10 — Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center

May 13 — Houston, TX @ Toyota Center

May 15 — Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center

May 18 — New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center

May 20 — Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena

May 21 — Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center

May 24 — Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena

May 26 — Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena

May 27 — Fort Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center