R. Kelly Hits the Road with J. Holiday, Ne-Yo, and Keyshia Cole

R&B acts R. Kelly, Keyshia Cole, J. Holiday and Ne-Yo will join forces for a star-studded U.S. fall tour, beginning Nov. 14 at the Columbus Civic Center in Columbus, Ga., and wrapping Jan. 13 at a venue to be announced. The 40-date arena trek follows Kelly’s most recent studio album, “Double Up,” which debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 in June. The Jive set, Kelly’s sixth No. 1 album, has moved 867,000 units in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Kelly last toured in spring 2006 under the name Mr. Show Biz as part of the Light It Up Tour, which found the artist backed by a live band. Prior to that, Kelly hadn’t mounted a major U.S. tour since the premature collapse of his fall 2004 Best of Both Worlds outing with Jay-Z, resulting in multiple lawsuits. Kelly had to receive special permission to tour in light of his upcoming trial in Chicago on child pornography charges. Washington, D.C.-based vocalist J. Holiday will use the upcoming tour to promote “Back of My Lac'” which was released Tuesday (Oct. 2) via Music Line/Capitol. Ne-Yo, who will support his Def Jam set “Because of You,” currently has concert dates scheduled through early November (Ne-Yo Treks The US on Short Run). R. Kelly tour dates: Nov 14 Columbus, GA – Columbus Civic Center Nov 15 Atlanta – Phillips Arena Nov 16 Greensboro – Greensboro Coliseum Nov 17 Birmingham – BJCC Nov 18 Charlotte – Bobcat Arena Nov 21 Philadelphia – Wachovia Center Nov 22 Newark – Prudential Center Nov 23 New York – Nassau Center Nov 24 Baltimore – 1st Mariner Nov 25 Washington DC – Verizon Center Nov 29 Little Rock – Alltel Arena Nov 30 New Orleans – New Orleans Arena Dec 1 Dallas – American Airlines Arena Dec 2 Houston – Toyota Center Dec 6 Minneapolis – Target Center Dec 7 Kansas City – Sprint Center Dec 8 Indianapolis – Conseco Fieldhouse Dec 9 Memphis – Fed Ex Forum Dec 13 Las Vegas – Mandalay Bay Dec 14 Los Angeles – Staples Center Dec 15 Oakland – Oakland Arena Dec 16 Sacramento – ARCO Arena Dec 19 Denver – Pepsi Center Dec 21 St Louis – Scottrade Dec 22 Chicago – United Center Dec 23 Detroit – Joe Louis Arena Dec 27 Charleston – North Charleston Coliseum Dec 28 Orlando – TD Waterhouse Arena Dec 29 Columbia – Colonial Center Dec 30 Jacksonville – Veteran Memorial Dec 31 Miami – American Airlines Arena Jan 3 Louisville – Kentucky Expo Center Jan 4 Cleveland – Wolstein Center Jan 5 Buffalo – HSBC Arena Jan 6 Dayton – Nutter Center Jan 9 Savannah – Civic Center Jan 10 Greenville – Bi-Lo Center Jan 11 Richmond – Richmond Coliseum Jan 12 Hampton – Hampton Coliseum


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