Double Up Tour Starring R. Kelly, with Keyshia Cole, Ne-Yo & J. Holiday Confirm New Dates

Nine-Week Tour Kicks Off In Columbus, GA November 14, 2007

(Photo: Business Wire)

ATLANTA--()--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 Billboards 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 Im pulling out all the stops. Since my last arena tour Ive 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. Its 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

ITINERARY

(SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
 
Wed   Nov 14   Columbus, GA   Columbus Civic Center
Thurs Nov 15 Atlanta Phillips Arena
Fri Nov 16 Greensboro Greensboro Coliseum
Sat Nov 17 Birmingham BJCC
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
Fri Dec 28 Orlando Amway
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

For images of R. Kelly contact Shannon.jones@sonybmg.com.

For images of J. Holland contact Nicola.Wild@capitolmusic.com.

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Juanita Stephens, 404-494-9156
jsmediarel@aol.com
or
Denise L. McIver, 323-229-9409
DMcIver@aol.com