R. Kelly Announces Single Ladies Tour, Check It Out
This Chicago R&B man is headed down to Tennessee for a little Bonnaroo action this summer. The singer, who was on tour in late 2012, will be on the bill with acts such as Paul McCartney, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Mumford & Sons, Wu Tang Clan, Wilco and many, many others.
Set to take place June 13 through June 16 in Manchester, Tennessee, the festival consistently is regarded as one of the best music festivals each year, receiving awards from publications like GQ and Rolling Stone Magazine.
Tickets are on sale now and the best deals can be found right here at SeatGeek.
In a surprise bit of news, the most surprising part of which was the lack of speculation building up to it, R. Kelly announced plans to turn “Trapped in the Closet” into, naturally, a Broadway show. The rapper/hip-hopera composer made the reveal at the premier of “Closet’s” latest installment at NYC’s Sunshine Cinema last night (11/19). In a show of goodnatured self-awareness, Kelly called his musical project “silly,” saying, “I don’t have a job, so I sit in the studio all the time and think of stupid stuff to do. And this is just something stupid I’ve done that’s been successful. I’m having a lot of fun with it.” (Per: Rolling Stone)
Which makes us all the more inclined to check out the finished play product whenever it debuts. That is, if Kelly can distill his sprawling opus into a manageable timeframe. He apparently has 85 more installments in the works, with no plans on slowing production anytime soon.
“‘Trapped in the Closet’ is pretty much forever. I’ve got a leash on this thing now. I’m going to walk it,” he said.
R. Kelly has added several dates, and re-routed others, on his ongoing Single Ladies tour. The R&B singer’s latest stops include Buffalo, NY, on December 1; Richmond, VA, on December 5; and Greensboro, NC, on December 7. The previously scheduled December 6 show in Colorado has been moved to November 25, while his Indiana performance, initially slated for December 7, has been canceled altogether. Take a look at R. Kelly’s full itinerary below, as well as our list of ticket links!
When you’re done, we’ve also got a behind-the-scenes look (courtesy of Vulture) at R. Kelly’s transformation into Ralph from his multifarious hip-hopera, “Trapped in the Closet:”
R. Kelly, the Grammy-winning artist and much maligned R&B crooner known for his legal issues as well, returns to the live touring scene with a string of 23 theater dates across the United States this fall. Playing in cities such as Birmingham, Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, New York City, Baltimore and Cleveland, the tour kicks off in mid October and runs through early December.
R. Kelly Single Ladies Tour Info
Kelly is touring in support of his latest album Write Me Back, which was released back in June.
Tickets for the tour go on sale September 7, this Friday. For the best deals on all R. Kelly tickets, keep it locked with us here at SeatGeek.
R. Kelly Single Ladies Tour Tickets
R. Kelly Ticket Prices
|City||State||Venue Name||Date||Avg. Price|
|New Orleans||LA||UNO Lakefront Arena||6/3/2011||$172.75|
|Los Angeles||CA||Nokia Theatre LA Live||6/12/2011||$127.02|
|Saint Louis||MO||Chaifetz Arena||6/17/2011||$175.00|
|Kansas City||MO||Sprint Center||6/18/2011||$108.33|
|Grand Prairie||TX||Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie||6/19/2011||$193.56|
|Columbia||SC||Colonial Life Arena||6/22/2011||$147.00|
|Augusta||GA||James Brown Arena||6/28/2011||$105.80|
|Baltimore||MD||1st Mariner Arena||7/1/2011||$158.76|
|Philadelphia||PA||Mann Center for the Performing Arts||7/3/2011||$154.76|
|Cleveland||OH||CSU Convocation Center||7/6/2011||$96.67|
|Detroit||MI||Fox Theatre Detroit||7/9/2011||$143.93|
|Detroit||MI||Fox Theatre Detroit||7/10/2011||$160.61|
|Louisville||KY||KFC Yum! Center||7/13/2011||$202.33|
R. Kelly 2012 Tour Dates
|10/13/12||Columbia, SC||Township Auditorium|
|10/14/12||Birmingham, AL||BJCC Concert Hall|
|10/18/12||Atlanta, GA||Fox Theatre|
|10/21/12||Miami, FL||James L. Knight Center|
|10/23/12||Memphis, TN||Orpheum Theatre|
|10/25/12||Chicago, IL||Arie Crown Theater At McCormick Place|
|10/31/12||Oakland, CA||Paramount Theatre|
|11/2/12||Los Angeles, CA||Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE|
|11/7/12||Houston, TX||Jones Hall For The Performing Arts|
|11/8/12||Grand Prairie, TX||Verizon Theatre At Grand Prairie|
|11/10/12||Milwaukee, WI||Milwaukee Theatre|
|11/11/12||Cincinnati, OH||Aronoff Center For The Arts|
|11/14/12||Louisville, KY||The Louisville Palace Theatre|
|11/15/12||St. Louis, MO||Fabulous Fox Theatre|
|11/17/12||Detroit, MI||Fox Theatre|
|11/21/12||New York, NY||Theater At Madison Square Garden|
|11/24/12||Washington, DC||DAR Constitution Hall|
|11/27/12||Baltimore, MD||Modell Performing Arts Center At The Lyric|
|11/29/12||Upper Darby, PA||Tower Theatre|
|12/2/12||Columbia, TN||Veterans Memorial Building|
|12/6/12||Cleveland, OH||State Theatre|
|12/7/12||Merrillville, IN||Star Plaza Theatre|
R. Kelly – Feelin’ Single Music Video
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