R Kelly axes four tour dates

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

RKelly has can­celled four of his up­com­ing tour dates. The 50-year-old singer has axed a quar­tet of shows, two in Louisiana, one in Los Angeles and one in Dal­las, which were among 10 forth­com­ing con­certs sched­uled for his 'After Party Tour'. Sources told gos­sip web­site TMZ the 'I Be­lieve I Can Fly' hit­maker's dates were shut down due to poor ticket sales. How­ever, in­sid­ers close to the star have in­sisted his LA show was only dropped be­cause of a sched­ul­ing is­sue. This comes after R. Kelly real name Robert Kelly - is said to have per­formed at Vet­er­ans United Home Loans Am­phithe­ater in Vir­ginia Beach on Fri­day to a barely half-full venue. He tweeted af­ter­wards: "VIR­GINIA BEACH showed love last night.Grate­ful 4 all my fans sup­portin & lovin' on ya boy for 30yrs. BALTIMORE...time 2 turn up! See U soon. (sic)" In an ac­com­pa­ny­ing video, he said: "I just want to thank all of the fans in Vir­ginia Beach for sup­port­ing Kel last night. "I had a great time. We came out, walked down me­mory lane. I re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate you guys for com­ing out and show­ing Kel some love. I needed that. "I love you all. Onto the next one." The singer also thanked fans for their sup­port through­out his ca­reer. He wrote: "VIR­GINIA BEACH, VA you were amaz­ing! Thx for par­ty­ing with ya boy not only last night, but for the last 30 years of my ca­reer! Love y'all! (sic)"

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