ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Atlanta-based Rowe Entertainment, Inc. helmed by longtime industry veteran Leonard Rowe today confirmed the schedule for R. Kelly's nine-week Double Up tour, the first in more than a year by the multi-platinum R&B superstar whose most recent CD, Double Up, debuted in the #1 spot on Billboard’s “Top 200” chart.
"I'm more excited than ever about the Double Up tour. I haven't done an arena tour in a while, and it will be a great opportunity to give my fans a memorable show where I’m pulling out all the stops. Since my last arena tour I’ve done a lot of great collaborations with some phenomenal artists which has given me a lot more hits to add to my repertoire," said Kelly.
Joining Kelly on the tour will be Imani/Geffen Records platinum-selling songstress Keyshia Cole performing songs from her current CD, Just Like You; Grammy Award nominee, multi-platinum Def Jam recording artist, Ne-Yo whose most recent release is entitled Because of You; and J. Holiday, whose Music Line/Capitol Records debut, Back of My ‘Lac continues to top the R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart with his first hit song “Bed.”
With sales for the tour looking strong out of the gate, Rowe says, “The country is excited. It’s a great package, and the public will not be disappointed.”
The four-hour extravaganza is possibly one of the biggest, history-making R&B tours in recent years. The massive effort of promoting this arena tour, with an average seating of 15 thousand, will include more than 150 production personnel, 12 production vehicles, four set changes, and more than 10 tour buses. Additionally, the show will include state-of-the-art lighting and a sound design guaranteed to enhance the overall experience for concertgoers.
“We are excited about bringing a tour of this quality and magnitude to the marketplace,” stated Rowe. “These are some of the hottest R&B artists around today, and having them all together on one stage is going to prove to be a dynamic and electrifying show every night in each city we visit.”
Official tour dates are listed below. Advance tickets can be purchased through TicketMaster by visiting www.ticketmaster.com.
Additional information is available online at Rowe Entertainment, Inc.’s official website, www.roweentertainment.com.
DOUBLE UP TOUR
|(SUBJECT TO CHANGE)|
|Wed||Nov 14||Columbus, GA||Columbus Civic Center|
|Thurs||Nov 15||Atlanta||Phillips Arena|
|Fri||Nov 16||Greensboro||Greensboro Coliseum|
|Sun||Nov 18||Charlotte||Bobcat Arena|
|Wed||Nov 21||Philadelphia||Wachovia Center|
|Thurs||Nov 22||Newark||Prudential Center|
|Fri||Nov 23||New York||Nassau Coliseum|
|Sat||Nov 24||Baltimore||1st Mariner|
|Sun||Nov 25||Washington DC||Verizon Center|
|Thurs||Nov 29||Little Rock||Alltel Arena|
|Fri||Nov 30||New Orleans||New Orleans Arena|
|Sat||Dec 1||Dallas||American Airlines Arena|
|Sun||Dec 2||Houston||Toyota Center|
|Thurs||Dec 6||Oklahoma||Ford Center|
|Fri||Dec 7||Kansas City||Sprint Center|
|Sat||Dec 8||Indianapolis||Conseco Fieldhouse|
|Sun||Dec 9||Memphis||Fed Ex Forum|
|Thurs||Dec 13||Las Vegas||The Orleans|
|Fri||Dec 14||Los Angeles||L.A. Forum|
|Sat||Dec 15||Oakland||Oakland Arena (Oracle)|
|Sun||Dec 16||Sacramento||ARCO Arena|
|Thurs||Dec 20||Minneapolis||Target Center|
|Fri||Dec 21||Chicago||United Center|
|Sat||Dec 22||Detroit||Joe Louis Arena|
|Sun||Dec 23||Cleveland||Wolstein Center|
|Thurs||Dec 27||Charleston||North Charleston Coliseum|
|Sat||Dec 29||Columbia||Colonial Center|
|Sun||Dec 30||Jacksonville||Veteran Memorial|
|Mon||Dec 31||Miami||American Airlines Arena|
|Fri||Jan 4||Nashville||Sommet Center|
|Sat||Jan 5||Louisville||Kentucky Expo Center|
|Sun||Jan 6||St Louis||Scottrade|
|Wed||Jan 9||Savannah||Savannah Civic Center|
|Thurs||Jan 10||Greenville||Bi-Lo Center|
|Fri||Jan 11||Richmond||Richmond Coliseum|
|Sun||Jan 13||Hampton||Hampton Coliseum|
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