Although the Jay-Z/ R. Kelly Best of Both Worlds tour was officially announced last week, the itinerary has been slow in coming. However, Roc-A-Fella has posted some of the stops on its Web site and tickets for those dates are available.
When the duo announced the tour last week (see “Jay-Z And R. Kelly To Tour Together This Fall” ), only the opening and closing dates were revealed. The dates on Roc-A-Fella’s Web site bear little correlation with the dates cited in Kelly’s court documents last month (see “R. Kelly Tour Dates Set” ).
On Tuesday, Kelly released his latest solo album, the double set Happy People/ U Saved Me. The singer is scheduled to perform Friday night (August 27) in Miami as part of the invitation-only BMI Urban Awards. The Pied Piper of R&B is having a party in his honor Saturday night in MIA as well.
Best of Both Worlds tour dates, according to Roc-A-Fella Records:
- 9/30 – Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena
- 10/1 – Cincinnati, OH @ U.S. Bank Arena
- 10/2 – Columbus, OH @ Value City Arena
- 10/3 – Cleveland, OH @ CSU Convocation Center
- 10/5 – Buffalo, NY @ HSBC Arena
- 10/8 – Baltimore, MD @ 1st Mariner Arena
- 10/9 – Greensboro, NC @ Coliseum
- 10/10 – Nashville, TN @ Gaylord Center
- 10/17 – Memphis, TN @ FedEx Forum
- 10/28 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
- 10/31 – East Rutherford, NJ @ Continental Airlines Arena
- 11/28 – Phoenix, AZ @ TBA