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The star heads across the country in the summer...

R KELLY has a major US tour lined up, prior to his arrival in the UK for his first dates in five years.

As previously reported on NME.COM, the R&B star is to appear at London Arena on September 29, Manchester Evening News Arena on October 2 and Birmingham NEC the following day, before winding up the European leg of his tour at Paris Palais Omnisports on October 5.

The US dates are:

Fort Lauderdale, Broward Center (July 1)

Atlanta, Fox Theatre (3,4)

Hampton, Hampton Coliseum (6)

Camden, Tweeter Center At The Waterfront (7)

Richmond, Landmark Theatre (8)

Minneapolis, Orpheum Theatre (11)

Milwaukee, Riverside Theatre (12)

St. Louis, Fox Theatre (13)

Detroit, MI Fox Theatre (14, 15)

Boston, FleetBoston Pavilion (18)

Baltimore, Baltimore Arena (19)

Newark, New Jersey Performing Arts Center (20)

New York, Madison Sq. Garden Th. (21)

Las Vegas, Aladdin Hotel & Casino (25)

San Diego, SDSU Open Air Theatre (26)

Universal City, Universal Amphitheatre (27)

Anaheim, Arrowhead Pond (28)

Concord, Chronicle Pavilion @ Concord (29)

Dallas, Smirnoff Music Centre (August 1)

Houston, Jones Hall For Perf. Arts (2)

New Orleans, Municipal Auditorium (4)

Birmingham, Boutwell Auditorium (5)

Columbus, Veterans Memorial Auditorium (10)

Tinley Park, Tweeter Center (11)

Kansas City, Starlight Theatre (13)

Cleveland, State Theatre (15)

Columbus, Veterans Memorial Auditorium (16)

Atlantic City, Mark G. Etess Arena (17)

Washington, DAR Constitution Hall (18)

The tour then continues in Europe, at:

Rotterdam, Ahoy (September 14, 15)

Hannover, Preussag Arena (17)

Hamburg, Sporthalle (18)

Cologne, Cologne Arena (19)

Mannheim, Maimarkthalle (20)

Oberhausen, Oberhausen Arena (22)

Berlin, Velodrom (24)

Munich, Olympiahalle (25)

Stuttgart, Schleyerhalle (26)

Ghent, Flanders Expo (September 28)

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