R. Kelly Tour Dates Overhauled; Slow Sales To Blame

Sluggish box office receipts have induced some major, last-minute changes to R. Kelly's "Get Up On A Room" tour plans.

Due to slow ticket sales, the megastar-studded tour (featuring Busta Rhymes, Foxy Brown, Nas, Deborah Cox, Kelly Price, and Sparkle) will not be kicking off in Richmond, Virginia as originally planned. Instead the outing will make its debut in Philadelphia on Thursday.

Several Northwestern dates have been pulled from the itinerary as well due to anticipated sales, which the booking agent points out also occurred in that area on the successful "Hard Knock Life" tour featuring Jay-Z, DMX, Method Man, and Redman.

In addition to the Richmond gig, the cancelled dates include Albany, Indianapolis, Boise, Toronto, Seattle, Portland, Sacramento, and Vancouver.

To fill this gap, several dates have been added in more proven markets such as Miami, Tampa, Dallas, and Kelly's hometown of Chicago. In addition, the tour's Houston date has been moved from June 1 to

June 10 to accommodate the outing's new path.

If you want to check out Kelly and company in the flesh, the revised "Get Up On A Room" schedule is as follows:

  • 5/6 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Union Center
  • 5/7 - Boston, MA @ Fleet Center
  • 5/8 - New York, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
  • 5/9 - Washington, DC @ MCI Center
  • 5/11 - East Rutherford, NJ @ Continental Airlines Arena
  • 5/13 - Cleveland, OH @ CSU Convocation Center
  • 5/14 - Chicago, IL @ United Center
  • 5/15 - Chicago, IL @ United Center
  • 5/16 - Detroit, MI @ Joe Louis Arena
  • 5/18 - Kansas City, MO @ Kemper Arena
  • 5/20 - Memphis, TN @ Pyramid
  • 5/21 - Nashville, TN @ Arena
  • 5/22 - Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
  • 5/23 - Buffalo, NY @ Marine Midland Arena
  • 5/24 - Hartford, CT @ Civic Center
  • 5/26 - St. Louis, MO @ Kiel Center
  • 5/28 - Greensboro, NC @ Coliseum
  • 5/29 - Charlotte, NC @ Coliseum
  • 5/30 - Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheater
  • 5/31 - Jackson, MS

    @ Stadium

  • 6/3 - Phoenix, AZ @ America West
  • 6/4 - San Diego, CA @ Sports Arena
  • 6/5 - Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Arena
  • 6/6 - Anaheim, CA @ Arrowhead Pond
  • 6/7 - San Jose, CA @ Arena
  • 6/9 - Dallas, TX @ Reunion Arena
  • 6/10 - Houston, TX @ Compaq Center
  • 6/12 - Miami, FL @ Arena
  • 6/13 - Tampa, FL @ Ice Palace
  • 6/15 - Greenville, SC @ Bi-Lo Center