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R. Kelly spreads "Write Me Back" across U.S.

Grammy-winning R&B performer R. Kelly will spend some quality time on the U.S. tour trail this fall and winter, dropping by theaters across the nation behind his summertime release, "Write Me Back." // Tour dates at SoundSpike

Grammy-winning R&B performer R. Kelly will spend some quality time on the U.S. tour trail this fall and winter, dropping by theaters across the nation behind his summertime release, "Write Me Back."

The singer, songwriter and producer will start things off Oct. 13 in Columbia, SC, working his way through the South before heading for the West Coast for a couple dates. The 22-city tour crisscrosses the continent before coming to a close Dec. 7 in Merrillville, IN.

"Write Me Back," R. Kelly's 11th studio album, hit retailers in June via RCA Records. The 12-track set debuted at No. 5 on The Billboard 200 and at No. 2 on the magazine's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The collection comes two years after "Love Letter," which received a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Album, as well as a nod for Best Traditional R&B Performance for the single "Radio Message."

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In September, R. Kelly received two nominations for the Soul Train Awards, bringing his career total up to 21 nominations and making him the most nominated act ever in the awards show's history. The Soul Train Awards will take place Nov. 8 at Las Vegas' Planet Hollywood.

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October 2012
13 - Columbia, SC - Township Auditorium
14 - Birmingham, AL - BJCC Concert Hall
18 - Atlanta, GA - Fox Theater
21 - Miami, FL - JL Knight Center
23 - Memphis, TN - Orpheum Theater
25 - Chicago, IL - Arie Crown Theatre
31 - Oakland, CA - Paramount Theatre

November 2012
2 - Los Angeles, CA - Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
7 - Houston, TX - Jones Hall
8 - Dallas, TX - Verizon Theatre
10 - Milwaukee, WI - Milwaukee Theatre
11 - Cincinnati, OH - Aronoff Theatre
14 - Louisville, KY - Palace Theater
15 - St. Louis, MO - Fox Theater
17 - Detroit, MI - Fox Theater
21 - New York, NY - MSG Theatre
24 - Washington, D.C. - DAR Constitution Hall
27 - Baltimore, MD - Lyric Theater
29 - Philadelphia, PA - Tower Theater

December 2012
2 - Columbus, OH - Veterans Memorial Auditorium
6 - Cleveland, OH - State Theatre
7 - Merrillville, IN - Star Plaza

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